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Win 1 of 3 $100 Kohl's Gift Cards

UPDATE: And the winners are… #333 Joy W, #331 Kay and #75 Anna! Congrats to our winners and thanks to everyone who entered!


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

My summer press kit from Kohl's arrived yesterday, and that means it's time for another great giveaway! This time, I'm giving away 3 giftcards valued at $100 each, which means 3 lucky Budget Babe readers will have a chance to win a $100 giftcard and shop the latest summer offerings at Kohl's. From swimsuits that flatter every body type, to grilling supplies and even outdoor furniture, Kohl's has everything you need to stretch your budget while preparing for the summer season.

6 Striped Maxi Dresses Under $30


Adore stripes? Let your infatuation continue into the summer months with a striped maxi dress. Celebs who love this trend provide styling inspiration: Add a cardigan and bright bag like Hilary Duff, define your waist with a thin belt like LeAnn Rimes, or keep things simple like Halley Berry with embellished flip-flops and cool jewelry.

Here are 6 affordable options to help you get the look...

Ask BB: What to Wear to Prague and Budapest in May


I will be going to Prague / Budapest for 10 days in May. There will be lots of walking trips but a few nights of dressing up as well. Weather is typically Sunny mid 50's to high 70's. I just want to take 1 bag for clothes but I am a terrible packer. Is there a website that can help me out or can you put together a list of must haves? I do not want to look like a tourist! I visit this site and the Sartorialist often…unfortunately I haven't spent money on my own clothes in years and my closet is outdated. I don’t mind buying, just want to maximize my purchases to be able to mix and match a lot. I am also looking for a super comfy, super cute pair of shoes good for lots of walking and cobblestone streets. —Posted by isaidjackie in the forums

Let's start with a list of travel must-haves, pieces that will take you from the plane to the ground in style and comfort. First, you'll want a cozy cardigan in a neutral hue that you can wear on the plane, while you're traveling by train or anytime it gets a bit chilly and you need a lightweight cover-up, whether it's an air-conditioned museum or breezy night out.

Behind the Blog with the New Jeep Compass: What Drives The Budget Babe


Recently I had the opportunity to shoot a "Behind the Blog" video for Glam Media on behalf of the new Jeep Compass. For those who know me, I love cars and I love to drive so I jumped on the opportunity to learn more about this new ride while sharing my story as a fashion blogger. It all started back in 2007 when I was working as a web producer for Oprah.com. I had a reputation at the office for being the "stylish" one, or at least the girl obsessed with bargain hunting at my favorite stores like Target and Forever 21.

Win Cool Stuff: A Pair of Shoes from The Shoe Thief

UPDATE: And the winner is… #17 jesscook515! 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 new online shoe boutique The Shoe Thief to offer one lucky Budget Babe reader the chance to win a free pair of shoes! (valued at $100)

ShoeThief.com is a website for shoppers who want in-season designer shoes at prices that might seem criminal.