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The Look for Less: Zara Ankle Strap Platform Heels

Zara usually is the look for less, but not in this case! Zara's ankle-strap platform sandals are $69.90 at and come in black or mustard yellow. Style Scrapbook wore her pair with a pencil skirt and sporty pullover. Perfect.

The look for less? Payless! Their 'Jupiter' platform sandal is now on clearance for $12 and comes in black, fuchsia or tan. I picked up a pair of the pink ones yesterday and I love them. They're really fun and comfortable (as far as 5.5" heels go). Heels this high can start to look vampy real fast so I'd pair them with cuffed boyfriend jeans and a sequin top, rather than something like a mini skirt. Click the image below to shop!

Lands' End Canvas 'Pin it to Win it' Chino Challenge

When Lands' End Canvas invited me to style a pair of their new chinos, I jumped on the opportunity. I get the Lands' End Canvas catalog and after seeing the Fall issue, I was totally ready to try their newly reinvented chinos, which boast fresh new colors and a fab new fit. For my chinos challenge, I picked the Pleated Slim Slouch in Oro which I paired with the Wright Navy Blazer and a striped t-shirt for a dose of preppy goodness.

My raspberry Steven Madden studded tote seemed like the perfect pop of color to round out my fall-ready ensemble, plus burgundy lips and a skinny belt in the same shade. These goldenrod chinos look amazing with bright shoes, too, but I decided to go with a neutral shoe in this case to keep things clean and simple. You know me! I've been wearing my chinos a lot lately, they're so comfortable and super versatile.

Ok, ready to get your chino challenge on? Lands' End is giving away a $100 giftcard each day this week to one lucky reader, plus a $500 grand prize!

To enter: Pin my look (any photo you prefer), as well as 5 products from Lands' End Canvas to a dedicated #CanvasChinos Board on Pinterest, and submit a link to your board on Facebook. Pin images of all five bloggers participating in this week's campaign (see Tucked Style and Eye4Style) along with 5 other pieces from Canvas and the contest graphic below for a chance to win $500.

Check out tomorrow's blogger taking the chino challenge, Men In Style Society.

Good luck!