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BB's Weekly Fashion Link Round Up




Fashionista has all the minute details on Kate Middleton's wedding gown.

Harper's Bazaar takes a look back at Kate Middleton's style evolution.

Vogue reports on the best dressed guests at the royal wedding.

Elle UK shares Alexander McQueen designer Sarah Burton's statement on designing Kate Middleton's wedding gown.

Marie Claire's Nina Garcia expresses her opinion on Kate Middleton's wedding gown.

Bella Sugar shows you how to get Kate Middleton's complete royal wedding beauty look.

The Frisky asks the fashion blogger behind Stylish Curves to share some of her favorite things.

For Better or For Worse models the perfect budget jeans for petites.

College Candy rounds up 8 orange fashions under $20.

H&M helps aspiring artists and designers kick-start their careers with a contest called "Your Art Here."

Get Kate Middleton's Royal Wedding Manicure Look




From her dress to her jewelry to her makeup, every detail of Kate Middleton's royal wedding look has been examined and applauded by just about the entire world. I was a little too thrilled to discover (as I'm sure many of you were as well) that, while Kate's Alexander McQueen gown and diamond encrusted tiara might be out of our reach, there is one thing we can imitate on a budget and that is her monarchical manicure!

According to Allure magazine's blog, manicurist Marina Sandoval used a mix of Bourjois So Laque! Nail Polish in Rose Lounge (currently unavailable) and Essie Nail Polish in Allure, a beige polish Essie Weingarten created for the magazine almost 15 years ago. Such a chic, classic choice. Think it'll be called Kate Middleton Pink from now on?

Shop it online:
Essie Nail Polish in Allure #423

Lunch Hour Shopping: Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses Only $68 on eBay




Take advantage of a special eBay deal on Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses today, Friday, April 29th, for one day only. These popular shades normally sell for $299.00 but today they're just $68.00. If this is a style you've been stalking, now's your chance to scoop them up at a steep discount. They're brand new, with tags, and from a reputable seller.

Shop it online:
Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses

Get A Free Digital Subscription to ELLE Magazine from Rue La La




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