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Off the Rack: March Fashions at Gap

Yesterday I stopped by my local Gap store to pick up some City Flats, which were unfortunately sold out in my size. It's entirely understandable considering these stylish shoes are just $39.50 full price and my store had certain colors marked down as low as $9.97. Can't be beat.

Since I was there, I took a gander at the latest spring offerings. My store was loaded with new spring basics like soft tees, draped cotton tops, fresh denim and updated pant silhouettes in mostly neutral hues like blush, white, tan and stone. What kept things interesting was - you guessed it - pops of color, specifically coral. That color is everywhere.

Many styles were already on sale; I picked up a white button down blouse for $30. I was really impressed by a couple of amazing pieces that looked totally designer - an abstract blue floral dress, tribal print shorts and asymmetric gray brushstroke dress were all standout pieces, especially for the price. The handbags, which I've been ogling online, looked great in person too.

Click HERE to get a coupon good for 40% off one full-price item, valid Wednesdays exclusively in stores. Visit to shop their spring sale with markdowns of up to 50% off.

More photos after the jump...

Win Cool Stuff: Mulberry-Inspired Handbag from Mimi Boutique

UPDATE: And the winner is… #65 Neha! Congrats to our winner and thanks to everyone who entered.

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

We've teamed up with Mimi Boutique once again to offer you the chance to win an amazing designer-inspired handbag, the "Sienna" bag, valued at $62. This is one giveaway I really wish I could enter!

The "Sienna" bag is inspired by the Mulberry "Alexa," whose celebrity fans include (from left) Alexa Chung (for whom the bag is named), Sarah Jessica Parker and Olivia Palermo.

One lucky winner will get to choose her "Sienna" from 6 gorgeous colors: Taupe, red, brown, tan, black, camel or mustard.

To enter:

Good luck!!!

Exclusive deal: Shop now and get 10% off your order with code budgetbabe. Not valid on sale items, expires 4/1/11.

This is not a sponsored post. Open to U.S. residents only. Comments must be posted by 12 noon ET on March 30th, 2011, to be eligible to win.

Save $3 on New L'Oreal Paris Sublime Mousse Hair Color

Right now you can save $3 on L'Oreal Paris' newest Sublime Mousse hair color. Bloggers Blawsom and Pretty in the Queen City both tested this product and loved it.

I'm curious to hear how it works on blonds, sounds like a fool proof way to touch up your look without a costly trip to the salon. Choose from 12 natural shades for permanent color without the drips of your regular at-home hair coloring kits.

Take advantage of this great coupon HERE and come back and let us know how it works if you give it a try.