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The Look for Less: Kenneth Jay Lane Garden Party Ring


A dainty ladybug sits atop a cluster of glittering flowers in this whimsical Kenneth Jay Lane ring. Borrow this delightful designer piece for $12/week at Avelle (the new Bag, Borrow or Steal).



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Or, evoke the same childlike-wonder with this similar ring from Forever 21. It's $3.80.



Forever 21 at ShopStyle


And here's one more option: A more brightly colored ring, also from Forever 21 which features a pretty little bouquet of flowers. It's $4.80. Too cute.

Under $50: Black & White Tribal Prints




The tribal trend has been a huge hit this summer thanks in large part to Louis Vuitton, and while I've been loving it on other people (like this dress on Budget Chic), I haven't really figured out how to incorporate these bold, colorful prints into my own wardrobe. But lately I've noticed an emerging trend in graphic black and white tribal prints that are calling my name. The neutral color-combo is something I can wrap my head around and easily make my own by pairing an ikat-print pencil skirt with a bright yellow tank or tee, to name just one option. If you're feeling the tribal trend, here's a round-up of some pieces that won't break the bank.

Browse these and other tribal prints below...

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Forever 21 Boyfriend Blazer



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Forever 21 has finally stocked a new boyfriend blazer ($27.80), a layering piece which has become an absolute wardrobe essential. This trend is sure to carry through the fall because bf blazers are utterly practical and super stylish, adding structure to girly dresses or dressing up a basic top and jeans. This blazer won't last long (size small is already sold out) so if you're looking for a boyfriend blazer on the cheap, scoop it up before it's gone by clicking on the image above.

Gilt Groupe to Launch More Affordable Sibling Site Gilt Fuse




If you've ever drooled over the luxe offerings at Gilt Groupe but felt the prices were still largely out of reach (raises hand), mark your calendars for the launch of sibling-site GILT FUSE on August 12 at 12:00 noon EST.

Gilt Fuse (www.giltfuse.com) which will feature contemporary brands at lower price points than older sister Gilt Groupe. The first brands to debut on the site, at prices up to 70% off retail, include Plenty by Tracy Reese, Kova & T, Modern Amusement, CC Skye, TKO Orologi, RJ Graziano and BCBG.

Access to Gilt Fuse will be invitation-only. The good news? If you join Gilt Groupe now you'll be automatically invited to shop at Fuse, too.

Are you excited about the launch of GILT FUSE?