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Sneak Peek: Aeropostale Holiday 2013

Aeropostale Holiday 2013

The Budget Babe contributor Vanessa Williams Stevenson of Leather and Lollipops checks out Aeropostale's holiday 2013 press preview in NYC to give us the scoop on what to expect come winter. —BB

by Vanessa Williams Stevenson
Aeropostale targets teens but it's a store where women of all ages can find great casual basics and try the latest trends for less. The brand continues to step up their game with a range of amazing sweaters, scarves, jackets and some really great bags and shoes for the holiday season. Stand out items included chunky knits, unexpected pops of neon and the return of on-trend elements like polka-dots and minty hues. The collection will be available beginning in October. Which items are your favorites? —VWS

Celebrity Style Bargain: Ali Fedotowsky's Rock and Republic for Kohl's Top

Ali Fedotowsky in Rock & Republic for Kohl's

Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky looked fabulous in a Rock & Republic for Kohl's Faux-Leather Trim Crepe Shirt paired with a cobalt blue skirt to attend the premiere of the new film Blue Jasmine in Los Angeles. Get Ali's exact top for only $30.80 (down from $44) at Kohl's stores or - click the image below to shop.

5 Under $50: Polka Dot Dresses Inspired by Kate Middleton's Baby Blue Jenny Packham

Kate Middleton presents her son wearing a blue polka dot dress by Jenny Packham

Kate Middleton looked absolutely flawless as she debuted her newborn baby boy to the world wearing a light blue polka dot dress by British designer Jenny Packham. Fans won't be able to purchase the custom creation (at least, not yet) but if you're swooning over her style and the happy baby news as is most of the world, here are 5 budget friendly polka dot frocks to inspire you.

Win Cool Stuff: $100 Kohl's Gift Card

Lauren Conrad for Kohl's

Summer's not over yet! Here's your chance to refresh your warm-weather wardrobe with a $100 Kohl's gift card, courtesy of Kohl's. My friends at Kohl's sent over a seasonal press mailer which included a sampling of some of the best trends right now, and I've actually been living in a tie-dye maxi dress from the ELLE collection during this heat wave. Who knows what gems you'll find should you win the $100 gift card!

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Shown above: A look from the LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's collection, available at