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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 bluefly.com.



Miu Miu at ShopStyle






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



BCBG MAX AZRIA at ShopStyle


Get the look for less with the BCBGeneration 'Blend' sandal, available in three colors for $110 at endless.com. 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!

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Don't forget! Enter our latest giveaways:


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 RentTheRunway.com, 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, Renttherunway.com 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!