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The Look for Less: Miu Miu Studded Clog Sandals

Originally $495 at Net-a-porter, last season's Miu Miu studded platform clogs are now $386 at

Miu Miu at ShopStyle

Who's wearing Miu Miu clogs? Jessica Simpson, Annabel from Blushing Ambition, and Kristin Cavallari, to name a few.


Get the look for less with the BCBGeneration 'Blend' sandal, available in three colors for $110 at Perfect for spring's '70s trend.

Gap at ShopStyle

Or, get the look for even less with Gap's suede wide-strap wedge sandal, $89.50 in either taupe or saddle. I think I almost prefer the wedge, and it's probably more comfortable, too. Click any image for deets!

Win Cool Stuff: $250 Rent the Runway Gift Card

Update: And the winner is—#8/#9 franci ! Congrats to our winner and thanks to everyone who entered!

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

The Oscars are Sunday, so I figured, what better way to celebrate than with a fabulous giveaway that will help you create your own Red Carpet moment? Thanks to Rent the Runway, one lucky Budget Babe winner will get to do just that!

Enter for your chance to win a $250 Rent the Runway giftcard to use towards the dream outfit of your choice. For prom, weddings, cocktail parties, your next birthday bash - whatever the occasion, RTR has you covered by providing access to premier dress and accessory rentals online for just 10% of retail price. Choose from top designers like Vera Wang, Proenza Schouler, Theory and so many more. It's an amazing way to get your favorite celebrity or designer look for less.

Rent it, flaunt it, then return it!

To enter:

  • Visit, then tell us two items you would rent with your giftcard if you were to win in the comments section below.

  • Follow Rent The Runway on Twitter and/or Fan them on Facebook for one additional entry each. (Leave one additional comment for each to be counted.)

  • Entries must be posted by 5 pm ET on February 27, 2011 to be eligible to win.

  • Winner will be announced this Sunday Feb. 27, 2011, via Twitter sometime during The Academy Awards broadcast. Follow me @budgetbabe to catch the announcement.

Good luck!

Disclosure: Membership to Rent the Runway is free. For each friend you invite, will credit your account with $20 after your friend's first rental has shipped. This is not a sponsored post. Giveaway is open to US residents only as RTR only ships to the US at this time.

Win a $250 American Eagle Gift Card

Get your own Mini Editor from Polyvore

Polyvore is co-hosting another great giveaway with fashion bloggers, this time for a $250 American Eagle gift card! It's easy and you can enter as many times as you wish.

To enter:

  • Create a Spring Break look in the Mini Editor above with at least 2 of the featured American Eagle items.

  • One winning set will be selected from all of the Mini Editor submissions and that reader will win a $250 American Eagle gift card.

  • Submit as many looks as you wish!

The contest runs from now until March 5, 2011. Read the official rules. Good luck and Happy Styling!

Cynthia Rowley Fall 2011

One of the shows I was most excited to see this past New York Fashion Week was Cynthia Rowley, whose Fall 2011 collection did not disappoint with it's Royal Tenenbaums-inspired mash-up of ladylike eccentricity. With op-art prints, lots of velvet and funky accessories (sheer gloves, prismatic pumps and rabbit fur scarves, to name a few), Rowley created whimsical characters on the runway that made you want to take more risks with your own real-life wardrobe. My favorite moments included a navy and emerald velvet dress with chevron sheer reveal panels, a pumpkin-red silk crepe dancing dress and a pieced Cubist skirt paired with a white chiffon blouse. Click through for more photos that I snapped during the show.