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5 Under $30: Valentine's Day Finds at

While browsing the Avon website this morning on a whim, I came across a dozen supercute finds that would be perfect for Valentine's Day - and the prices were too good not to share. From the ruffly dress above to a flirty babydoll set, these sweet little somethings are the perfect way to treat yourself to something special - without spending a lot. Keep reading for 4 more irresistible finds.

1. Avon Frilled with Excitement Dress, $19.99 (down from $29.99)

Erin Heatherton for XOXO Spring/Summer 2013 Campaign

Check out this behind-the-scenes video of Victoria's Secret Angel Erin Heatherton on-set at the XOXO SS13 ad campaign shoot. The gorgeous "It girl" shares tips on how to make it in the fashion industry and her favorite fashion items for spring.

XOXO is a brand that takes me back - my favorite black jacket in college was XOXO. It was that jacket you take to parties when it's freezing out but you don't want to "ruin" the look of your outfit, and at the same time, it was so inexpensive that I didn't care if I got beer spilled on it or if I lost it in one of those massive coat heaps that forms at large parties. Yet miraculously I never lost it. Ah, the memories.

Also - be sure to check out right now where you can save 75% off everything sitewide. Lots of cute options for Valentine's Day, like this embellished shoulder chiffon dress ($29.99, down from $120) or this red peplum dress ($32.99, down from $132).

Are you an XOXO girl?

LULU by Lulu Guinness for JCPenney Launch Party and Photos

Last night I was invited to celebrate the launch of the LULU by Lulu Guinness for JCPenney collection at a dinner in NYC hosted by the designer, Lulu Guinness, who flew in from across the pond for the occasion. Guests got to mingle amidst the British-invasion themed decor, dine on hearty English fare (I had a beef and oyster pot pie, first and possibly last time!) and preview the collection.

LULU by Lulu Guinness includes a fabulous array of clutches, satchels, tote bags and more featuring the famed accessory designer's signature colors, prints and designs: Think black and white polka dots, big bows, bulldogs and hot pink quilting. Lulu has also designed a line of bright bags in pop colors like yellow, aqua and green that are absolutely perfect for spring.

My favorite bags included a black bag with an oversized bow (looks like real leather), all the polka-dot clutches (so cheeky), and a turquoise crossbody with perforated polka-dot detailing. Look for the LULU by Lulu Guinness line to launch at JCPenney stores and beginning February 25th, ranging in price from just $25-$65 (for the large weekender bags).

Keep reading for more photos I snapped at the event. See any bags you can't live without?

Sneak Peek: Pamella Roland Fall 2013 Sketch & Inspiration

Another designer I love seeing at New York Fashion Week is Pamella Roland, who many of you are familiar with for her stunning eveningwear designs. These aren't fashions I'll be wearing anytime soon but it's thrilling to see them in person and later when they make their inevitable appearances on celebrities walking the red carpet. Here's a sneak peek at some Fall 2013 sketches, plus inspiration from the designer:

"For Fall 2013, I was inspired by the ornate interior of the winter palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia." —Pamella Roland

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Pamella Roland Spring 2013 Presentation