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BB's Weekly Fashion Link Round Up

Think Thru Fashion thinks Nicole Richie should go to Paris more often.

Reporting for Oprah.com, The Budget Babe shows you how to get Fashion Week looks for less.

All Lacquered Up shares swatches of the Deborah Lippmann Spring 2010 nail polish collection.

The Budget Babe makes Style Clone's top 100 fashion blogs list (shameless self promotion).

Apartment Therapy reported last month that Diane Von Furstenberg is launching a home decor line next year.

Fashion Court is crushing on actress Rose Byrne's fab style.

Chic Intuition has the scoop on H&M's new skin care line.

College Candy asks, would you go sheer for spring?

Oprah is giving old fashion favorites a new life with a charity auction on eBay.

Poll: Would You Wear Geek Chic Glasses?




You don't need a prescription (or a big budget, for that matter) to get in on one of the hottest trends for spring: Geek chic glasses are now wholeheartedly embraced by fashionistas everywhere as a slightly ironic, totally cool, statement-making accessory. This look certainly isn't new—retro nerdy specs are always "in" somewhere—but the question is: Will YOU be wearing them?



Photo credits: Cupcakes and Cashmere, Just Jared, Style.com

**UPDATE 7/6/10** Hilary Duff is wearing Cutler and Gross D-shaped acetate glasses, $470 at net-a-porter.com.

Inspiration Board: Acapulco




For his 2010 Resort Collection, Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz drew inspiration from sunny Acapulco. Here, a round-up of bright fashions that evoke the clear blue waters and sandy beaches of this Mexican retreat.

[1] BB Dakota by Jack Cody Dress, $48 at lulus.com
[2] Ryegrass Silk Blouse, $56 at spoolno72.com
[3] Nicole Lee Rosette Satchel, $90 at nicolelessonline.com
[4] Topaz Dangle Earring, $29.50 at LOFTonline.com
[5] Spectrum Tie Skirt, $40 at fredflare.com
[6] Christian Louboutin Greissimo, $845 at barneys.com
[7] Beaded Zanzibar Bib Necklace, $42 at fredflare.com
[8] Merona Collection Karissa Dress, $39.99 at target.com