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BB's Weekly Fashion Link Round-Up

Stylelist has a sneak peek at Payless ShoeSource's new fall beauty lines.

MyStyle takes a trip down memory lane with their Emmy fashion flashback slideshow.

Bloomingdales gives us a preview of the upcoming designer collab Vena Cava for Aqua.

Fashion.Style.Beauty. has the 411 on Levi's Curve ID, a new fit process and denim line for women.

College Candy is getting geared up for fall with affordable dorm wear.

Kitten Lounge shares her Fashion Week beauty essentials that are great for any girl on the go.

Minkette reports Rebecca Minkoff is launching shoes for Spring 2011.

Newport News enlists Marie Claire fashion editor Nina Garcia to pick key leather looks for fall.

Nicole Richie shows off her new blonde bob.

StyleIT is loving KnockOut's Flatte Polish in Plaster on her nails.

The Gracious Gaze finds the perfect handbag under $40 (and it's got built-in cup-holders!)

What's hot to shop:
  • Temple St. Clair jewelry at Target

Off the Rack: Fall Trends at Bloomingdale's

Whenever I shop with my mom and sister we inevitably end up at Bloomingdale's, an upscale department store that's not cheap by any means and yet, as my dear family has proven time and time again, deals can be found anywhere if you've got skills. During this trip my sister led me to the clearance racks where I found a Michael Stars striped tee marked down from $70ish to $20; my mom then presented me with a coupon for an additional 20% off. Go Mom. With my prize in hand, I then proceeded to scope out all the fall trends for inspiration: Key pieces include cargo pants, utility jackets, leopard print, chunky knits, faux fur, combat boots, leggings, booties, and stripes. Suddenly, the arrival of fall doesn't seem like such a bad thing…

Lots more pics after the jump.

Spot the Real: Proenza Schouler PS1 Satchel

Handbag aficionados should have no trouble spotting the Proenza Schouler PS1 satchel from the two options below (it's $1,595 at, in case you're interested). The other bag is made of humble PVC but I think it's a great option for work or school at just $36.90. Fake it til you make it, baby.

Proenza Schouler at ShopStyle

Alloy at ShopStyle

Click on either image to check your guess!