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Get 50 Percent Off 'Dianna' The Nail Polish from Julep.com


Get 50% off "Dianna" the nail polish from Julep.com!

Earlier I shared the news that Julep had named a nail polish after me (my first name is Dianna, in case you were wondering!) and now the ladies at Julep have informed me that my namesake polish is available for purchase (no Maven subscription required) at Julep.com!

To sweeten the moment, Julep has created an exclusive coupon code: Use 50DIANNA at checkout to receive 50% off "Dianna" thru June 30, 2013. I hope you enjoy this mint green creme as much as I do. Trust me, you won't be disappointed with this polish!

Click here to shop "Dianna" now.

Please note: This is not a sponsored post, I'll always let you know when and if a specific post is sponsored.

FEED USA x Target Look Book


FEED USA x Target Look Book

This summer, Target is partnering with FEED Projects LLC, the humanitarian organization founded by Lauren Bush Lauren, to co-design the FEED USA + Target Collection.

Here, I've posted the women's and men's look book images, but the collection includes so much more! Over 50 pieces with a "distinct Americana aesthetic" and features a range of products, including home, sporting goods, stationary, apparel and accessories.

The best part: For each product purchased, means will be donated to children and families through Feeding America. Each product will be marked to let you know just how many meals will be donated as a result of your purchase.

For example, that cute fleece top shown above ($25) equals 20 meals donated. The cool reusable burlap bag ($10)? 8 meals! Gotta love it. As soon as I figure out my post-baby size, I'll be scooping up a couple cotton tees and at least one bag (which can double as a diaper tote). I've also got my eye on the baby onesies (not shown here but you can see a pic on my Facebook page).

Target's goal is to provide more than 10 million meals through Feeding America with the FEED USA + Target collection.

Look for this collection beginning June 30 at Target stores and Target.com.

Ask BB: Christian Louboutin PVC Illusion Pumps Look for Less


Christian Louboutin "Unbout" and "Pivichic" pumps

I have been seeing the Christian Louboutin PVC "Un Bout" pump (above left) and the "Pivichic" pumps and I just can't resist! But I live in flats and although pumps and stilettos are wonderful to look at, my feet belong to flats. Any idea where I could find some flats with a similar illusion-like, clear look to them? —JG

Celebrities like Kristen Stewart, Brooklyn Decker and Emma Stone all share your love of Christian Louboutin's modern take on the see-through Cinderella slipper, whether in neon and clear plastic, bright red or demure black.


Celebs love Christian Louboutin's Un Bout heels


But even Christian Louboutin recognizes some ladies will prefer to take on this trend with both feet firmly planted on the ground, so there's a flat option to fit the bill:



The "Corbeau Ayers" $625 pricetag is a bit prohibitive, so let's look at some look-for-less options.

First, for those who want the heel, here's an option at ShopChameleon.com for $34.99 (I prefer the tan):

Louboutin un boot neon plastic knockoff


Qupid makes a version of this shoe, too, in white, black or pink for $39.95 at DSW.com (they also make a cute flat!):



These BCBGeneration PVC "Cynthia" pumps are another good option - the quality is probably better for $89:



For flats, Forever 21 carries these clear plastic cap-toes in black or peach for $19.90:



...or these bold jelly flats in neon yellow or pink for $24.80:



JustFab.com has a plastic cap-toe flat, too, in yellow, peach or light blue for $29.95 called the "Trieste":

JustFab.com Trieste flats


Meanwhile UrbanOutfitters.com carries these Deena & Ozzy clear flats with a cool ankle-strap ($34):



Have a suggestion for JG? Let her know in the comments!

The (Exact) Look for Less: Baublebar Neon Alaqua Necklace

Baublebar's Neon Alaqua Necklace sells for $36 and is part of the just-launched Courtney Kerr Collection, an assortment of awesome baubles curated by the Dallas blogger.

Baublebar x Courtney Kerr collection necklace


It pains me to share this because I'm such a huge Baublebar fan but, well, it's what I do! GoJane.com carries this layered tribal necklace which looks identical to the necklace at Baublebar for just $24.70. This necklace also comes in a black/gold style and you can click either image for details.

GoJane.com tribal necklace