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L'Amour Nanette Lepore Launches at JCP

Time to pillage the juniors department: L'Amour Nanette Lepore has launched exclusively at JCPenney and there's a lot to be excited about. A psychedelic print babydoll dress, neon blouse, vegan leather moto jacket, printed leggings and more await the adventurous adult or teen (lace bralette, anyone?). Everything's under $50 so you can start picking up some pieces for spring without waiting for a sale (a popular phenomenon that JCPenney is bringing back).

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UPDATE 2/14/13: And the winner is…#99 Andrea Darst! Congrats to our winner and Happy Valentine's Day to all!

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

Still looking for the perfect Valentine's Day dress? Allow me to introduce you to Maggy London. Whether you need a chic sheath that goes from your desk to date night or a knock 'em dead cocktail dress, Maggy London has you covered. And they're giving one lucky BB reader the chance to shop on their dime with a $150 gift card!

To enter, visit then tell me which dress you'd wear and how you'd style it in the comments section below.

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UPDATE: Why wait? Shop now at and save 20% off your order with code BB20OFF. Coupon expires 2/19/13.

{Shown above: Thinking beyond the usual red and pink (which I also love), my perfect Valentine's Day look would include the Maggy London two-tone lace dress ($148), plus pretty pastel accessories (not Maggy London brand, accessories show are for styling suggestions only).}

Open to US and Canadian readers. Woohoo! Giveaway ends February 11, 2013. This is not a sponsored post.

The Look for Less: J.Crew Crystal and Cabochon Necklace

J.Crew's crystal and cabochon necklace is dainty and statement-making at the same time ($45). I was drooling over these during a recent trip to my local store. I feel like I should explain that I live in a small college town, so that's why I'm always popping into J.Crew. It's one of like 3 stores downtown, and they're always marking stuff down - possibly to accomodate the co-eds. Works for me, because there's no way I could afford J.Crew's retail prices.

This necklace as JewelIQ is $25 and I think it makes a great look for less option. Click either image to view or purchase.

Deal du Jour: Bubble Necklaces for $9.99 from Mimi's The Look for Less

Mimi's The Look for Less (which I first mentioned here) is running a Facebook offer right now that lets fans score one of their popular bubble necklaces for just $9.99. Choose from 8 colors, including the new-for-spring hot pink or coral.

To claim your offer, just visit Mimi's The Look for Less on Facebook at This offer expires February 15, 2013.

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The Look for Less: J.Crew Bubble Necklace

Watch This: My Mini Hearts Manicure Nail Art Tutorial

If you're looking for a Valentine's Day manicure idea, let this be the one! My mini hearts manicure is a MUST for February, but it's so cute and easy that you'll want to recreate it year round with different color combos. Have fun with it! The nail polishes I used come from the February Julep Maven "Classic With A Twist" box, including "Helen," a smoky pastel lavender crème, and "Claudette," a smoky brick red crème. Both polishes are gorgeous on their own, and together, lend a romantic, vintage feel to this charming heart design.

Enjoy my little video and don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel!

Related Deal: Use code JULEPVIP to purchase your first box for a penny when you sign up for the Julep Maven subscription.