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The Look for Less: Report 'Roger' Espadrille Wedge

Report's "Roger" Espadrille wedge sandals feature a frayed flower embellishment and easy slingback styling. This summer-ready sandal comes in 4 colors for $79.95 at

Report at ShopStyle

Get the look for less with the American Eagle "Sweetpea" canvas wedge sandal, available in 5 colors for $24.99 at

UPDATE: You'll find another look for less at These espadrille wedges are $49.95 and come in brown, green or black.


ELLE for Kohl's Spring 2011 Lookbook

ELLE for Kohl's Spring 2011 Lookbook

So much attention has been paid to the LC Lauren Conrad collection that I've neglected to share the ELLE Spring 2011 lookbook, so without further ado, here it is! Full of feminine floral prints, pretty blouses, pops of color and must-have heels, the ELLE collection is a breath of fresh air. The ruffle coral heels are amazing for the price and such a perfect color in person. I wouldn't wear ELLE head to toe, but mixed with other pieces in your wardrobe, I think this affordable line can look so chic. Some of the tops and cardigans remind me of things you'd find at Anthropologie, but at a fraction of the price. Look for this collection in stores and online at now - most styles are already on sale! And don't forget to check out the ELLE Decor collection, too, my new "secret" source of stylish homegoods.

More fashion after the jump, let me know what you think.

Lunch Hour Shopping: eBay Fashion Vault's Heels and Handbags Sale

Head on over to eBay Fashion Vault to save up to 70% off designer heels (Betsey Johnson, Lamb Shoes) and handbags (Perlina, Carla Mancini, Co Lab, Chez).

My top picks (shown above from left): Co Lab Hobo Bag, $49.99 (down from $118); L.A.M.B. Luxurious Peep-Toe Pumps, $149.99 (down from $325); Carla Mancini Tote in the most brilliant shade of green, $179.99 (down from $570)

These are not auctions, so there's no waiting. All items are brand-new and ship free.

Sale ends Apr 1, 2011 @ 09:00 PM PDT so act quick if you see something you love.

Sonia Kashuk Spring 2011 Limited Edition Collection

If you're looking to update your spring makeup, be sure to check out Sonia Kashuk's new Spring 2011 Limited Edition Collection, available exclusively at Target. The collection features luxurious brush sets made from natural materials and color palettes in all the must-have shades of the season. I haven't had a chance to try out these items myself but season after season, Sonia Kashuk delivers department store quality so I expect this spring would be no different! Don't you just want one of each? So pretty. Keep reading for more eye candy.

Win a Trip To New York City

Get your own Mini Editor from Polyvore

Polyvore is co-hosting another great giveaway with fashion bloggers, this time for a chance to attend the debut of Karl Lagerfeld's film series starring Rachel Bilson at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC! It's easy and you can enter as many times as you wish.

To enter:

  • Create a red carpet look for Rachel in the Mini Editor above using at least one Magnum ice cream bar, the indulgent inspiration for the film series.

  • One winning set will be selected from all of the Mini Editor submissions and that reader will receive a trip to attend the debut of an original film series inspired by Magnum ice cream and directed by Karl Lagerfeld at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.

  • Submit as many looks as you wish!

The contest runs from now until April 4, 2011. Read the official rules. Good luck and Happy Styling!