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People StyleWatch Shares Holiday Style Tips with The Budget Babe

Recently I had the opportunity to interview People StyleWatch Deputy Editor Leigh Belz via email about holiday gift-giving and stylish winter garb - and she responded with this exclusive video, just for us (aren't we fancy?!) Listen in as Leigh talks about fun, inexpensive gifts for co-workers or your BFF, plus chic ways to stay fashionable in freezing temps. Thanks to People StyleWatch for giving bloggers this opportunity - it's still kinda surreal to hear from them since it's a magazine I read every month. Enjoy!

Win Cool Stuff: Mimi Boutique 'Lily' Sequin Bag

UPDATE: We have our winners! Congrats to #12 Alexa and #109 Lyudmila. Thanks to everyone else who participated.

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

I've teamed up with Mimi Boutique once again to offer two lucky Budget Babe readers the chance to win the "Lily" sequin bag (valued at approx. $47.25), perfect for the holidays! Winners get to pick their color choice (subject to availability).

To enter:
Visit, then tell me which color 'Lily' you'd choose and how you'd style it for a festive holiday occasion in the comments section below.

Do any/all of the following for one additional entry each (leave a comment for each please):

Good luck!

Entries must be posted by 12 noon ET on December 20th, 2011 to be eligible to win. Giveaway is open to readers worldwide, yay!

H&M Dragon Tattoo Collection by Trish Summerville: Off the Rack

H&M Dragon Tattoo Collection by Trish Summerville

Earlier this month, I had the chance to preview the Dragon Tattoo Collection by Trish Summerville at the H&M showroom in New York City, a collection you'll be able to shop starting December 14th at stores near you. Marked by leather jackets, leather pants, ripped tees, distressed denim and deconstructed hoodies, this special limited-edition collection created by Trish Summerville, costume designer of the movie "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", celebrates the unique style of the film's anti-heroine, Lisbeth Salander. Before you write it off as too edgy, check out how these LA bloggers over at ThinkThruFashion incorporated pieces from the collection into their own wardrobe for cool, totally wearable looks. Love! Browse my photos to see how these garments look on the rack, then head to to see the lookbook and pricing.