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The Look for Less: Jeffrey Campbell Lubbock Over the Knee Boots

Jeffrey Campbell at ShopStyle

The Jeffrey Campbell 'Lubbock' Over the Knee Boot in black suede features back laces and two buckle straps, and sells for $224.95 at

If you're not ready to commit quite that much cash to the over-the-knee boot trend, try the Rainkiss Suedette Boot instead. These statement-making boots come in either black or brown for just $34.80 at Forever 21. Thanks to reader Jasmine for the tip on these!!

BB's Best of 2009: Olivia Palermo's Street Style

The Budget Babe names Olivia Palermo Best Street Style of 2009.

For New York socialite turned reality TV star Olivia Palermo, the city sidewalks truly serve as runways. Creative, assertive and just a hair shy of being painfully perfect, Olivia gets my vote for Best Street Style of 2009. Whether she's hailing a cab or shopping with friends, Olivia's fashion sense is, in a word, flawless. Sophisticated without being severe, her outfits belie a proper, Uptown girl with a keen eye for making trends her own and an impeccable taste level that's difficult to imitate. I'm content to admire from afar.

Revisit some of Olivia's best looks from the past year using the links below…

Inspired By: Christian Louboutin Platform Heels

Christian Louboutin at ShopStyle

Forever 21 has a pair of red soled shoes which of course instantly reminded me of Christian Louboutin. I couldn't find an exact match, but to give you some idea, these Christian Louboutin Fortuna Satin Platform Slingbacks (above) sell for $963.63 at Note the trademark red sole.

Forever 21 at ShopStyle

Here we have Forever 21's Strappy Platform Sandals which sell for $24.80. You won't fool anyone but if you're looking for a red-soled shoe at a fraction of the price to compliment your wardrobe, these are an amazing alternative!