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The Look for Less: YSL Arty Ring

YSL's popular Arty ring comes in a variety of colors for about $290, like this turquoise style at

Get the look for less from with their oversized gemstone rings, available in black, turquoise, red or ivory for $21. Use code CYBER-WEEK thru Nov. 30th to get 30% off, bringing the cost down to just $14.70. I just tested it and it works!

See another YSL Arty ring look for less in this earlier post.

Sam & Libby for Target

Sam and Libby for Target

Target is partnering with footwear designers Sam and Libby Edelman to re-launch the Sam & Libby brand through an exclusive partnership. Sam & Libby for Target will debut with 20 styles starting at $24.99, from sandals and flats to patterned wedges and pumps. The ongoing partnership with be available at Target stores and beginning May 5, 2012, with fresh styles to be introduced each season.

A bit of back story on the brand: Sam & Libby launched in 1987, then got acquired by Brown Shoe Company from The Jones Group in August 2012 and reunited with its founders - so teaming up with Target is a smart financial move for the husband-and-wife duo.

I'd rather just see Target team up with the Sam Edelman brand, since it's one of the "coolest" names in the whole Brown Shoe Company family, but I'll reserve judgement until I see some photos of the collection. Are you excited for this collab?

H&M Spring Summer 2013 Video Lookbook

Take a break from work (or holiday shopping when you should be working) and check out the H&M Spring Summer 2013 video lookbook for women. Starring model Nadja Bender, the lookbook showcases many of the trends we can expect to see next season, including both fitted and oversized silhouettes in a palette of subdued, desaturated hues as well as contrasting darks like black. Leather is back in a big way, as are sheers, daytime metallics and lots of embellishments, from global (think fringe and patchwork) to edgy (studs and quilted leather). Shoes are surprisingly practical like flat gladiator sandals and western-inspired ankle boots. Yay for that. Jackets will be a layering essentials, from cropped to varsity-style to strong shouldered, balanced by skinny jeans with unique finishes and ankle pants. The overall effect of the styling in this particular video is a bit harsh for me but I see lots of individual pieces that I can make my own. What do you think?

The Look for Less: BedHead Cotton Pajama Set

BedHead's "Prospect Park" pj's are made in the USA out of soft tana lawn cotton, and were recently featured in Lucky magazine's 2012 gift guide. ($258,

Get the look for less with this Xhilaration pajama set for $24.99 at Choose from a variety of designs like blue stars, pink leopard or white with gold polka-dots (my personal favorite). I spotted these at Target the other day and thought they'd make a great gift!

11 Can't Miss Cyber Monday Sales

According to our poll, many of you have been eagerly awaiting Cyber Monday to start making a dent in your holiday shopping. So, in addition to my extensive Cyber Monday Deals & Sales list, here are 11 more sales you won't want to miss. Don't forget to search for additional coupon codes on a site like before you make a purchase. Now, go forth and save!

At 11:45 a.m. ET, Gilt is launching a new type of sale called "Free Fall." This is a brand new sale format where there will be specific sales in Gilt's Women's, Men's, Home and Taste stores that will only be available for about 5-10 minutes and throughout that time the prices will continue to drop until the sale ends. New Free Fall sales will continue at 3:00, 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. At 12:00 p.m. look out for some "over the top" gifts.

Gilt also kicked off a Holiday referral promotion called "Give $25/Get $25." If existing Gilt members refer non-members who register and purchase during he holiday season, both will get a $25 Gilt credit.

Only on Cyber Monday will you have the opportunity to get a FREE Julep polish-inspired iPhone 4/4s case with a purchase over $20. Cute!

The most visited site on the web on Black Friday continues to offer too many deals to list. Start with designer denim at up to 50% off.

Now's the time to get that designer piece you've been lusting after. Save 20-35% off when you spend 250+ plus free shipping and returns.

The jeweler's massively-popular Cyber Monday gifting suite is back! Get a gift for every $40 you spend. The gift suite will not go live until the promotion begins, but it will be on this page.

So grateful that we can shop Uniqlo online this year! Score stylish deals for men, women and children.

7. Save up to 50% off select styles of fresh-from-the-runway looks.
UPDATE: Get 20% off everything plus free shipping at Zara Home.

8. J.Crew Factory
UPDATE: Get 50 percent off sitewide plus free shipping with code YOURGIFT.

Pick up a new bag or pair of boots with 20 percent off sitewide.

10. Wren
Save 40% off all full priced merchandise with code CYBER40.

11. Miracle Skin Transformer
Get 30% off on your order of $60 or more with the code CYBER.

Check out more great Cyber Monday deals here.