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The Look for Less: Bearpaw 'Mukluk' Style Boots

These genuine suede Mukluk style boots by Bearpaw are $112 at According to, the fur is real rabbit fur. These boots are made in China.

BearPaw at ShopStyle

Get the look for less with these American Eagle 'Softie Pom Pom Boots,' available for $49.99 at Most sizes are currently sold out online but you can check availability in stores near you on the Payless website. These are faux suede and presumably faux fur, origin unknown (to me, at least, it's not listed in the product details).

Happy Holidays!

This is my first year celebrating Christmas as a "Mrs." so it's extra special! Hope your holiday is filled with joy, happiness and the company of good friends, family and loved ones. With love and gratitude, BB xoxo

Jane by Design Blogger Challenge 3: What My Purse Says About Me

So as you may know, I'm taking part in a blogger challenge hosted by Jane by Design, a new fashion-themed TV show that premieres January 3rd on ABC Family. For our third challenge (see #1 and #2), we were asked to post a picture of one of the purses we own that best represents who we are.

The handbag I selected is my Foley + Corinna Mid City Tote. It's not exactly budget but I waited about two years to buy one from Gilt, so I had saved up, knew I really, really loved it, and got it at a discount.

To me, this is the perfect purse because it blends form and function. It's classic with a modern twist, stylish yet understated. And it's practical because you can carry it as a tote or folded as a cross-body bag. It's made from soft, supple leather with minimal hardware, and the color makes it match just about everything.

Which bag in your closet best represents YOU?
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BB's Weekly Fashion Link Round-Up

Harper's Bazaar looks back at the most memorable style moments of 2011.

The Cut says Bebe has tapped Project Runway's Rami Kashou for a bridal line.

Modelinia is excited to announce the winners of their first ever 2011 Style Awards.

Babble shares a last-minute gift guide for every personality.

Yahoo has a fun app that lets you create your own "year in review" timeline.

All Women Stalk brings you 5 holiday cocktails that will keep you cozy.

Penny Pincher Fashionista is loving a new shopping community called

Fab Fatale reveals a glitzy New Year's Eve manicure you'll want to copy.

College Candy rounds up 5 celebrity jewelry lines worth checking out.

The Grindstone gives you 8 fashion tips to take you from the office to a party.

Play daily on Banana Republic's Facebook page for your chance to win a Mini Cooper Coupe lease for a year!

Find out who won last week's Mimi Boutique giveaway and enter this week's Versace for H&M bracelet giveaway.