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Lunch Hour Shopping: Donna Morgan Maternity at Gilt


Donna Morgan maternity at Gilt

If you're expecting, then you probably know how difficult it can be to find a flattering maternity dress that doesn't scream "I'm pregnant" or cost an exorbitant amount of money - money that you'd probably rather reserve for your impending bundle of joy. With this in mind, let me suggest you head over to Gilt.com now to check out the new Donna Morgan dress sale, which features fun, flattering summer options, mostly around $50. These are dresses you can wear to work or your baby shower, even a casual summer wedding, while staying comfortable and stylish. And if you miss this sale, keep checking back - Gilt.com is a surprising source of maternity wear that's actually really affordably priced - not always, but more often than not - so you're bound to find a gem or two if you check back.

{My top picks (from left): Tatiana Printed Dress, $54 (down from $128); Jasmine Crochet Tank Dress, $97 (down from $158); Striped Cowl Neck Dress, $50 (down from $118)}

The Look for Less: Michael Kors Black and Orange Ankle Strap Sandals

Gwyneth Paltrow recently caught my attention in a purple Victoria Beckham dress which she paired with black and orange Michael Kors ankle strap heels from the designer's Fall 2013 collection. I don't know the exact price of these shoes but one can assume they're pricey.


Gwyneth Paltrow in Victoria Beckham dress and Michael Kors heels


Get the look for less with these "Lookglobal" heels by Nine West, available in black/blue or tan/orange for $52.99 at 6pm.com or $89 at amazon.com. Click either image to shop.




BB's Weekly Fashion Link Round Up: amfAR Gala Fashion, Memorial Day Must-Haves and More


BB's Weekly Fashion Link Round Up

Fashionologie rounds up the best dressed celebs at the Cannes's amfAR Gala.

She Knows makes vodka lemonade "juice pouches" for grown-ups - yum!

The Style & Beauty Doctor has your Memorial Day weekend outfit all picked out.

Visual Therapy NY invited me to guest blog - here's how to get the black and white trend under $100.

Sydne Style has a fab round up of some of the best Memorial Day sales.

Style It puts two teal cream eyeliners to the test.

TfDiaries is loving chambray shirts and high-waist pants for spring.

The PolishAholic swatches the new Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat nail polish collection.

Sally Hansen is hosting a fun "I Heart Nail Art" contest with fab prizes - details here.

A Thought for Food prepares a beautiful potato salad with dill and horseradish aioli.

Whole Foods has a recipe for yummy homemade black bean burgers.

Real Girl Glam challenges fashion bloggers to style a basic white tee - lots of inspiration here!

Emily Henderson shows you three chic ways to create a focal wall in your home.

Refinery29 rounds up 15 mini skirts to flaunt your gams.

60 Second Beauty: Rimmel London BB Cream


Rimmel London BB Cream: A Review

Some of you may know that I'm on the hunt for the perfect BB Cream - those all-in-one wonders that claim to moisturize and perfect skin for a flawless look. BB stands for "beauty balm" or "blemish balm" and the trend originated in Korea a couple years ago. Now every beauty brand under the sun has jumped on the BB cream bandwagon - and some brands have already moved on to CC and DD creams. Phew! I'd better find one that works before ZZ cream comes out. But I digress...previously, I tested Aveeno's BB Cream and wasn't too impressed. Many of you shared your recommendations with me in the comments - and I am so grateful - but have yet to put most of those to the test (it's on my to-do list!) In the meantime, Rimmel London's BB Cream crossed my desk and I have to say, the results were surprising. Keep reading for my review...