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Best Bet:'s Labor Day Blow-Out Sale

Swirl by DailyCandy's biggest sale of the year is here! During their Labor Day Steals Sale, find top brands like Ali Ro, Cynthia Vincent, and Dolce Vita at huge discounts. Cute and casual dresses, tops, bottoms, bags, shoes and more are priced from just $49 to $19 and under! I just picked up some Dylan George cargo pants for $19 down from $198, you can't beat that! Head on over now and close out the summer with a bang, stuff is selling out fast.

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Swirl's Labor Day Steals Sale

Fall 2011 Trends: Capes

If you're looking for the perfect transitional piece of outerwear to take you from summer into fall, look no further than the cape. This style showed up on many of the fall 2011 runways, and the latest versions are really wearable for everyday - toss one over a button-down shirt and relaxed jeans for the weekend (see J. Crew), pair with a school-girl chic striped sweater and frock for work (DKNY) or rock a dramatic cape with black leather leggings and edgy boots for a night out (Rag & Bone).

Feeling inspired? Keep reading for 10 of my (affordable) favorites.

Beauty Review: Colgate Optic White Toothpaste and Toothbrush

I've been really busy with wedding planning so I asked my sister Chantal to review some of the latest whitening products from Colgate. After reading her review, I'm wishing I kept these samples for myself. —BB

by Chantal
Colgate was kind enough to send us some of their latest toothpaste and their newest toothbrush from their new Optic White line for testing and review. I love tooth whitening products, I'm kind of a white teeth junkie. But, lucky for them I had become lazy in the past couple of months and had started to notice my pearly whites looking a little more dingy then pearly. I had been eyeballing some of the whiting strips at Target just days before my Colgate package arrived, and I'm glad I saved my presidents (don't worry Target, I'll be back when the Missoni collection arrives…and probably twelve times before that).