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Three's A Trend: Coral Blouses

From left: Lauren Conrad in Topshop, Heidi Klum in Tibi, Olivia Palermo in Mango

Honeysuckle may be Pantone's color of the year for 2011, but the color I'm seeing more often on celebs and in stores this spring is coral, from faded rusty shades to vibrant strawberry oranges. Combine the bold hue with a soft blouse and you've got two of spring's hottest trends in one stylish piece.

Here, five coral blouses under $50.

Win Cool Stuff: Carolee 3-Piece Jewelry Set

UPDATE: And the winners are… #2 Yvonne #6 erin, #25 Angelica and #29 rebecca ! Congrats to our winners and thanks to everyone who participated.

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

With prom and wedding seasons coming up, Carolee wants you to consider them for beautiful, affordable costume jewelry that will complete any special occasion look.

Carolee is generously offering 3 lucky Budget Babe readers the chance to win one set each of a Carolee necklace, earrings and bracelet (shown above), valued at $172. Stunning and so chic!

Your prize will include:

  • Make My Day or Night Double Teardrop Pierced Earrings (retail price $32)

  • Make My Day or Night Crystal Bracelet (retail price $65)

  • Make My Day or Night Multi Crystal Choker Necklace (retail price $75)

For your chance to win, visit then tell us what's your favorite piece in the comments section below.

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This is not a sponsored post, Carolee is providing the prize. Open to US residents only. Comments must be posted by 12 noon EST March 29, 2011 to be eligible to win.

Good luck!

Hautelook Presents Sole Society, A New Shopping Experience for Shoe Lovers

If you love shoes, you'll want to check out Sole Society, a new shoe-shopping experience brought to you by Hautelook, one of the top members-only sale sites on the web.

For a $49.95 monthly membership, subscribers to Sole Society get to pick one pair of shoes per month. Shoe styles are selected based on a quick and easy personal style profile you fill out when you sign up. If you don't see anything you absolutely love, you can just skip a month and will not be charged.

What seems to make Sole Society different from other "shoe clubs" is the quality of the merchandise, as Sole Society says they offer designer-quality, on-trend shoes.