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Trend Worth Trying: Colorful Denim

Bored with your basic denim? Try going for a bright pair of jeans in a rainbow hue. Take a styling cue from Nicky Hilton, Kim Kardashian or Hayden Panettiere and pair your colored denim with a solid white or black top and edgy black accessories for a cool, modern effect. Here are 6 affordable options to get you started.

BB's Weekly Fashion Link Round Up

Fashionista has the scoop on what Kate Middleton and Michelle Obama wore during their recent meet-up.

Broke & Beautiful is crushing on floral wedges.

College Candy helps you piece together a stylish summer intern wardrobe.

The Grindstone shows you three ways to wear leggings at the office.

Being High Maintenance, Not Bitchy shares tips for accepting yourself as you are.

College Fashion talks about how to start your own style blog.

All Women Stalk is lusting for leather skirts.

What haute to shop:
Swirl is having a Memorial Day sale.


Best Bet:'s Memorial Day Blow-Out Sale

Barbeques, beaches, shorts and SALES! Yes, it's Memorial Day weekend, that glorious unofficial start to summertime, and here's one sale you won't want to miss. Swirl's Memorial Day Steals sale starts this Saturday - and it's their biggest sale of the season!

Score sunglasses & bags starting at $59, tops & bottoms starting at $7, dresses starting at $11, and more! I've become an instant fan of this website launched by the same stylish and savvy folks who bring you DailyCandy. You always know you're going to find something hot at a bomb price. Kick back and enjoy the savings, starting tomorrow!

Shop it online:
Swirl's Memorial Day Steals Sale

Sponsored Post: $250 Giveaway

UPDATE: And the winner is… #27 Jaime! Congrats to our winner and thanks to everyone who entered.

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

This week I'm partnering with Beso to bring you a $250 giveaway! Beso is a fashion search engine that lets you browse items you love from shops all across the web. Now, you can create your own personal Beso profile and save your favorite items with a single click. Below, you'll see a peek at some of my favorite items, and you can see all my favorites here.

What's more, Beso lets you browse the profiles of other style mavens, such as Cupcakes & Cashmere and The Lil Bee. It's a great way to get inspired and it doesn't cost a dime. Virtual window-shopping at its best!

To enter for your chance to win $250 courtesy of The Budget Babe and Beso:

  1. Create a Beso account, if you haven't already (takes 3 seconds).

  2. Browse the site and favorite at least 10 items; you can even favorite your most coveted shops, if you’d like, just by clicking here.

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Good luck!

Rules & FTC Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. This giveaway is open to International readers. One entry per person. Entries must be posted by 12 noon ET on 6/10/2011 to be eligible to win. Winner will be selected at random and announced later that day on this post and via Twitter. Winner has three business days to respond to notification email, otherwise an alternate winner will be selected.