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Spot the Real: 3.1 Phillip Lim Leather Shorts

Phillip Lim's Leather Shorts are undoubtedly made with love, but they cost $625, also known as next month's rent. Their budget counterpart costs about 5 times less (still not cheap, but at least they're affordable if you love this look). Can you tell which is the real and which one's a deal? Click either image to find out.

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Win Cool Stuff: Broadway Nail Gift Sets

And the winners are… #11 Noreen and #33 Nikki! Congrats to our winners and thanks to everyone who participated.

Please note: This giveaway has ended and is now closed to further entries.

We've teamed up with Broadway Nails, a leading brand of design nails, to offer TWO lucky readers the chance to win a Broadway Nail Gift Set valued at $100 each. Perfect to glam up nails for the party season. Each set includes a huge variety of glue-on nails, nail art and remover kit.

Prize includes:
2 Fast French Nail Kits
4 Real Life Nail Kits
2 Fashion Diva Mismatched Nail Kits
4 Fashion Diva Nail Kits
2 Color Changing Nails Kits
2 Fast French Divine Nail Kits
One Nail Polish Remover Kit
3 Nail Stickers Sets

Retail value: $100

To enter, visit, then tell us what's your favorite product in the comments section below.

Good luck!!

This giveaway is open to US residents only, sorry. Comments must be posted by 12 noon ET on Tuesday November 30, 2010 to be eligible to win.

Off the Rack: November Offerings at Urban Outfitters

I popped into my nearest Urban Outfitters store this weekend on a whim, drawn in by the cheerful window displays. UO can sometimes be a dreary place but it was bustling and upbeat, holiday gifts were out and lots of sparkly holiday party outfits on display - great for styling inspiration. The uniform seems to be a girly blouse, dress shorts or a skirt topped with an oversized open-front cardigan sweater, tights and boots (heels for evening). Mix and match to suit your taste. I picked up some fingerless gloves and a supersoft layering tee. I might go back for some ironic stocking stuffers (love that stuff!), greige nail polish, lace tights, cloche hat, fur shrug, sequin jacket and shiny statement necklace...wouldn't that be dreamy?

More photo inspiration after the jump!