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Off the Rack: Spring Dresses and More at Target

No fuss fabric, chic stripes and a gorgeous blue hue make this a great buy for spring.

Before I get to my Liberty of London review, I just wanted to share a few photos of some standout spring pieces from Target's non-designer lines like Merona and Liz Lange. I've seen a lot of adorable dresses that meet all my criteria: No-fuss fabric, compatible with a regular bra, and hemlines at or above the knee so you can wear them in professional settings or to family gatherings. I must sound dreadfully practical but fashion you can wear in your real life is much more exciting to me than a dress that just collects dust in your closet. Keep reading for more highlights and check your local store for so much more that I wasn't able to photograph!

Win Cool Stuff: Yak Pak Maya Wallet

And the winner is… #4 Debbie! Congrats to our winner and thanks to everyone who entered!

Please note: This giveaway is now closed.

On Wednesday, March 17th, my blog The Budget turns 3! To celebrate this happy occasion, I'll be hosting fun giveaways each day this week to thank you ladies for keeping me inspired and excited about fashion and life each and every day. To kick it off, I've teamed up with Yak Pak, a New-York based bag company, to offer one reader the chance to win their Maya Wallet in Green Secret Garden, a cheerful spring print. Yak Pak makes durable and affordable bags, wallets, messenger bags, backpacks, etc. mostly under $35 in fun colorful prints. Visit for more info!

To enter, tell us what kind of wallet you currently carry in the comments section below.

This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents. Comments must be posted by 12 noon on Monday March 22nd 2010 to be eligible to win. Good luck!!

Tibi Fall 2010 Runway Show

I attended my first Tibi show at New York Fashion Week and it was dazzling. For Fall 2010, Tibi designer Amy Smilovic styled models with a glorious poof of super curly hair for an ethereal feel. The color palette was a rich mix of navy, mauve, black, burgundy and lively abstract prints. My favorites looks paired opposites like a bow-tied blouse with tweed shorts or a sweater layered and belted over pleated trousers. The platform clogs, colorful tights and leather hip pouches proved to be the perfect accessories. Tibi just keeps getting better and I can't wait to see where the brand will go next.