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My Chicago Shopping Adventures in the Kia Rio

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you may have noticed that I was in Chicago last week visiting family. I had an amazing trip, and part of what made my long weekend memorable was that I got hooked up with a 2012 Kia Rio 5-Door to use for the duration of my stay in Chicago. Cuz that's how The Budget Babe rolls LOL. My Kia was waiting for me at O'Hare airport and when the valet pulled it around, it was love at first sight. This car is absolutely adorable but not so cutesy that a dude couldn't drive it, too. You know what I mean! I loved the fun electronic blue color and sleek styling. Not bad, Kia, not bad!

The Look for Less: Giusseppe Zanotti Sculptural Wedge Pumps

Giusseppe Zanotti's heel-less ankle-strap platform pumps are $775 at These gravity-defying heels are also available in a sandal version (see the look for less here).

Victoria Justice wore Giusseppe Zanotti wedges with a pink Tadashi Shoji dress to the 2011 TeenNick Halo Awards.

Try this look for less with the aptly named 'Gravityy' wedge by Steve Madden, available in four colors for $99.95 at