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The Look for Less: Eric Michael Elena Espadrille Sandal



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Eric Michael's "Elena" espadrille sandals are available in black, steel or gold for $99.50 at zappos.com. Youlookfab featured these chic shoes as a stylish yet comfortable shoe option for summer that will give you a little height, without the pain!



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These Chaps "Dawna" espadrilles are a great look for less, on sale for just $23.99 at kohls.com. I bought these in red and they are really comfortable! Wore them for over 8 hours during a recent trip to NYC. The elastic straps keep your feet securely in place while the low wedge is just high enough to give you some height without making them tough to walk in. Certainly not the sexiest wedge in my closet but I think they look cute in a preppy sort of way paired with shorts or cargos and a simple tank or tee.

5 Under $50: Liz Lange for Target Maternity Dresses

For moms-to-be looking to stay cool and stylish this summer—without spending a fortune on clothes you won't wear often—turn to Liz Lange for Target's chic selection of on-trend maternity dresses. P.S. Even if you're not expecting, you'll want to check out these flattering-for-almost-everyone styles. Here, 5 of our favorites for well under $50 each!

1. Liz Lange for Target Ruffle Scoop Neck Dress, $24.99 at target.com. A flattering color and embellished neckline mean you don't have to worry about accessorizing this dress. Add metallic flip flops and go!


5 Under $50: Tiered Denim Skirts





From left: Two looks from the D&G Spring 2010 runway; 'Basketball Wives' star Jennifer Williams


In a playful homage to the Wild West, designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana showcased some seriously sexy tiered denim skirts on the spring 2010 D&G runway. For real life, pair a casual ruffled denim skirt with a white tank and sandals for a fun look that references the trend without screaming cowgirl. If you're feeling it, keep reading for 5 options under $50!

BB's Weekly Fashion Link Round Up




InStyle takes a look at how Michael Jackson's style influence lives on a year after his death.

WWD reports that stylist Rachel Zoe is launching her own fashion brand.

LesleyKat shows you how to create a Jersey Shore-inspired makeup look.

People StyleWatch.com has the scoop on Katie Holmes' fashion line Holmes & Yang.

College Candy shares two ways to style high-waisted shorts.

MyStyle wants to know, who was best dressed at the L.A. premiere of Eclipse?

The Look 4 Less tracks down Sienna Miller's $44 striped dress from Topshop.

eat, sleep, denim takes us on a tour of the Current/Elliott showroom in NYC.

Mama's A Rolling Stone has us craving the OPI Swiss Collection which drops August 1st.