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$250 JCPenney Gift Card Winner Announced!

Our JCPenney $250 gift card giveaway has ended, and I'm thrilled to announce our lucky winner! Congratulations to commenter #100 saretta, whose winning entry reads, "I would choose the Mosaic Print Double V-Neck Dress and wear it to a summer concert in the park!"

The winner of the grand $1,500 prize is comment #50 from College Fashion!

This awesome giveaway was part of JCPenney's "Made for" campaign. In case you missed it, here's a round up of all 10 bloggers who participated -- each of us created an outfit using items from the American Living for JCPenney collection, then talked about why our look was "made for" a particular moment in our lives. Love them all!

What I Wore: Made for a morning cup of coffee
Style Bakery: Made for doing it all
The Budget Babe: Made for shopping at the farmer’s market
Gala Darling: Made for enjoying the fresh air and sunshine
The Coveted: Made for riding my bike
Corporette: Made for a power play
StyleMom: Made for a play date
SecondCityStyle: Made for shopping in the city
College Fashion: Made for date night
Clutch22: Made for brunch with the girls

The video series are sponsored by JCPenney and produced by Style Coalition.

Spot the Real: Steve Madden 'Roady' Tall Boot

Mossimo at ShopStyle

Time for another fashion taste test: One of these tall boots with rugged good looks gets their sartorial genes from Steve Madden; it's the 'Roady' boot, available in black or brown leather for $200 at The competition: Mossimo's 'Kaden' tall buckle boot, just $34.99 in faux leather at Can you guess which is which? Click an image to find out!

Thanks to reader Andrea for sharing this great look-for-less find!

Steve Madden at ShopStyle

Poketo Brings "Art for Your Everyday" to Target

Poketo for Target

Target is launching another designer collaboration with Poketo, a 7-year-old design, art and home-wares company based in Los Angeles. Founded by Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung, Poketo promotes the work of top international artists by showcasing original artwork through their fun and accessible wares.

Poketo for Target will feature totes, messenger bags laptop cases, water bottles, umbrellas, shopping bags and wallets printed with a variety of colorful graphics, including artsy birch trees and a kaleidoscopic geometric print. Priced from $4.99 to $29.99, Poketo for Target officially hits stores August 10th. I hope my Target carries it, I could use a new laptop case and I love anything art-inspired!

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