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BB's Weekly Fashion Link Round Up: Blake Lively's 'Savages' Looks, Pin-spiration for the Fourth of July and more




Fab Sugar takes a look at Blake Lively's sultry premiere looks for 'Savages'.

The Today Show shares the hottest trends found on Pinterest for celebrating the Stars and Stripes.

A Bullseye View puts together three affordable outfit ideas for the Fourth of July.

Style Amor has a look at Victoria's Secret latest designer collection lingerie.

The Powder Room Blog shows you three ways to wear a sheer blouse.

College Candy finds red, white and blue fashions under $20.

The Grindstone rounds up 6 ways to wear your hair to work.

Target Addict is loving Mossimo's shirred tie dress for summer.

Style It Online is flaunting this trio of minty green nail polishes.

Nitrolicious has pics of the Havaianas for Disney flip flop collab.

Fashion Pulse Daily finds 6 beachy cover-ups under $100.

Marlo Thomas asks fashion PR maven Kelly Cutrone to share her summer fashion advice.

Racked reports Banana Republic will launch an Anna Karenina inspired fall collection.

In case you missed it, don't forget to enter this week's giveaway!

Princess Vera Wang for Kohl's Fall 2012 Lookbook


Princess Vera Wang for Kohl's Lookbook

I'm happy to be able to share the complete Princess Vera Wang for Kohl's fall 2012 collection lookbook, at long last! This is designer Vera Wang's new juniors line for girls who were "born to rule," as the catchy tagline says. We first learned about this line back in December and I got to preview the debut collection of apparel, accessories and shoes in NYC a few months back but had to keep everything secret until now. For the fearless fashionista, Princess Vera Wang features "unexpected details and artful bits of whimsy." Don't let the name, "Princess," fool you - it's not all pink tulle and pearls, rather, this line ranges from pretty to prep to punk. I'm not the target demographic but I think the line is really fun and fresh for young girls and yes, even us adults (loving the edgy jewelry and print pants that I can tone down with a button front shirt and blazer). I see a lot of potential here. Priced under $85, you can shop the Princess Vera Wang line come July 9, 2012 in stores and at Kohls.com.

The Look for Less: DV by Dolce Vita 'Jamison' Boots

These genuine leather DV by Dolce Vita 'Jamison' boots are $58.90 (down from $118.95) at Nordstrom.com and come in taupe, beige, orange-red or teal.



I just bought these faux-leather 'Kaelyn' boots from Target ($29.99) and someone complimented me on them and asked if they were by Dolce Vita - oops! Didn't even realize these were a knockoff. (Or are they? It seems like Dolce Vita has given Target their blessing to make lower priced versions of lots of their shoe styles, doesn't it?)



Anyways, I love love love my Kaelyn's, wore them all day while running around and my feet couldn't have been happier. They look great worn with jeans or skirts and dresses. Highly recommend. I'm thinking about getting the Jamisons, too, just because I love this style so much.

5 Under $50: Inspired by Blake Lively's Turquoise Earrings


Blake Lively looked stunning at the NYC premiere of her new movie 'Savages' in a custom yellow Gucci gown and turquoise Lorraine Schwartz drop earrings. And can we talk about her fishtail braid for a moment? Totally pin-worthy. If you're feeling Blake's look, too, here are 5 turquoise statement earrings that would look amazing with upswept hair and a shoulder-baring dress this summer.