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Badgley Mischka Spring 2013

For their Spring 2013 collection, Badgley Mischka drew inspiration from the 1930s film "A Midsummer Night's Dream," envisioning an ethereal maiden who gets frisky in the forest, as it were. Everything oozed romance, from the colors (lilac, ivory, blush) to the fabrics (chiffon, tulle, lace). I was, admittedly, a bit distracted by the celebrities sitting front-row - more specifically, I was curious to see which looks Lauren Conrad would deem worthy of photographing with her iPhone (she seemed visibly moved by the moss matelasse dress below, not surprising considering the feminine silhouette). A number of metallic tweed blazers stood out to me for their day-to-night appeal but the real showstoppers at Badgley Mischka were the red carpet gowns, so it was exciting to see Kate Mara select the smoke lace gown (shown above) for the 2012 Emmys - and yes, she made my best-dressed list.

Chloe 'Susanna' Buckle Booties: The Look for Less

The Chloe "Susanna" triple-buckle ankle boot with stud embellishment is $1,179 at

Chloé at ShopStyle

Celebrity fans include Mandy Moore, seen here shopping in New York City with gal pal Minka Kelly.

Jeffrey Campbell has the look for less with their "Northern Lights" bootie, available in black, brown or navy for $198.

Meanwhile, Steve Madden's "Madhouse" boots will get you the look for $149.

Steve Madden at ShopStyle

Finally, Urban Outfitters has the look for even less at $89 with the Ecote "Kylie" boot, available in black, white or maroon (in case you liked the red version of the Chloe boots best).

Kohl's Grand Opening Sale Starts Today

Kohl's is excited to open twelve new stores this week, and to celebrate, they're offering huge savings at all Kohl's stores beginning Wednesday, September 26 during their Grand Opening Sale event. Plus, take an extra 15% when you enter promo code FALLGO15 at checkout at

Here are just a few pieces of the pieces I'll be looking for when I hit up the sale later this week:

1. Chaps "Chaya" Boots, $79.99 (down from $109.99)
2. LC Lauren Conrad Crochet Sweater, $25 (down from $50)
3. Tinseltown Polka-Dot Jeans, $24.99 (down from $44)

Keep reading for more details on this can't-miss sale!

Win Cool Stuff: Tilly Doro Handmade Necklace

UPDATE 10/4/12: And the winner is… #45 styleezta! Congrats to our winner and thanks to everyone who participated.

Please note: This giveaway has ended and is now closed to further entries.

To celebrate their chic new website, Tilly Doro jewelry is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a gorgeous handmade wrapped necklace in either coral or blue (valued at $52)! Tilly Doro designer Nogah Rotstein turned a lifelong passion for collecting tiny treasures into the NYC-based jewelry business she runs today. Each piece is like a work of art, so it's no surprise her items have been sold at stores like Free People. And did I mention they're eco-friendly and affordable, too? Let's get this giveaway going!

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See something you love and can't wait to have it? Use coupon code BB20 at checkout to receive 20% off your purchase.

Open to residents in the USA and Canada. Comments must be posted by 12 noon October 3, 2012, to be eligible to win. This is not a sponsored post.