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Cute Boots Under $40: Forever 21

Forever 21 at ShopStyle

Few stores can deliver cute, cheap boots under $40. Enter Forever 21, a happy place we can always turn to when times are tough on the wallet yet ripe for fashion. Buckles, studs, cuffs and zippers can all be yours at these manageable prices. For runway-inspired looks at rock-bottom prices, browse Forever 21's current offerings below.

BB's Weekly Fashion Link Round Up

MyStyle has a round-up of some of the wildest celebrity Halloween costumes.

DailyCandy shares super easy last-minute Halloween costumes.

The Racked reports that DailyCandy is launching Swirl, an online sample site.

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Budgetnista puts the spotlight on the impressive New York & Co. Holiday 2009 collection.

StyleHive wants you to brighten up your fall beauty routine with yellow eyeshadow.

Cheapalicious (the blogger formerly known as The Cheap Chica) spots Frye and Loeffler Randall knock-offs at Walmart.

Dina's Days wants to know, are you sick and tired of celebrity fashion lines?

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My New Boots from Payless

Earlier today I printed my 50% off Payless coupon from and picked up these American Eagle boots that I had been wanting since this post. The boots were on sale for $39.99 down from $44.99, so I paid $20. Not bad for comfy boots that fit my needs perfectly! Take advantage of this deal soon because the coupon expires tomorrow!

Shown above: Forever 21 jacket, United Colors of Benetton camisole, Anna Sui for Target silk tunic, Twelve by Twelve leggings, Payless boots, Merona watch