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Take 30 Percent Off One Item at Francesca's Collections

Our friends over at Francesca's Collections have shared another exclusive coupon code for BB readers! Use code BB2012 to receive 30% off a single regular priced item & free standard shipping at Expires 1/30/11. Online only. Cannot be combined with other discounts or promo codes. One time use. Gift cards & sale items are excluded.

{Shown above: Coney Island bag in orange, $38; Dissolving Stripes Top, $34; Banana Flat by Restricted in turquoise, $38}

Off the Rack: January Shoe Highlights at Target

Yesterday I went to Target to check out the latest shoe offerings. I feel like I haven't checked out their shoes in eons. It's not that I haven't been to Target recently but each trip has been for other things like holiday gifts and stuff for the home. Anyways, my shoe department was a mess, it seriously looked like a tornado had struck, but I was still able to scope out the finer footwear options like wedge ankle boots and Lanvin-inspired colorblock platform pumps. Many of these styles are already on sale, which just goes to show how far behind I am. My favorite pair had to be the Isabel Marant-inspired ankle boots shown above, they run a full size small (for me at least). However they didn't quite go with my straight-leg jeans, so I'll have to go back with some skinnies to see how they work out (or don't). Which pairs do you own/love/want? Does your store already have spring styles in stock?

MNG by MANGO Spring 2012 Lookbook

Here's the spring 2012 lookbook for MNG by Mango, a fashion brand near and dear to my heart for many reasons. The Spain-based brand won me over with their runway-inspired, wallet-friendly styles when I studied abroad back in college, and most recently when they invited me along with 9 other fashion bloggers to tour their HQ in Barcelona. For spring, MNG by Mango seems to be picking up on a perennial theme in fashion, that is, the American girl in Paris, with a palette of navy, red and white and lots of lovely stripes. My only complaint with this lookbook is that it's too small - more please! Accessories featured are from MNG by Mango as well as other JCP brands including Worthington, a.n.a, Nine & Co., and Liz Claiborne. Look out for these pieces to be arriving in stores and online at now through April.

Spot the Real: Manitobah Mukluks

You can get a pair of genuine, Canadian-made Manitobah Mukluks for just $145 (down from $250) at Or, scoop up the look for less for $50 (down from $199). Both are real fur and suede. Click either image below to find out which is which.

Zigi at ShopStyle

Muks at ShopStyle

Which would you choose?