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Best Moments of 2013: The Birth of My Son

I don't usually get personal on my blog but as the year draws to a close and I reflect on the moments that made 2013 such a special year (a few of which are featured in the Statigram above), I feel compelled to share a few things with you guys that I haven't had time or presence of mind to share sooner.

As you may know, my baby boy was born back in June. I never formally announced my son's birth here on the blog nor did I share details of his birth but I really wish I had because we're like family here at The Budget Babe and because I'm a very proud mama! So here goes... (Better late than never, right?)

BB's Weekly Fashion Link Round Up: Glittery Champagne Bottles, New Year's Eve Dresses and More

Weekly Link Round Up: Champagne Glitter Bottles and Party Dresses

Evite suggests ringing in the New Year with glitter-covered champagne bottles.

On Pinterest, we're getting inspired by this little black and gold number for New Year's Eve.

StyleBistro rounds up the most breathtaking gowns from 2013.

Lauren Conrad shares how to make your New Year's resolutions last. has winter clearance with FREE shipping until 12/31.

Forever 21 has 50% off all boots and booties until 1/1!

Glamour looks ahead to spring 2014's most wearable trends.

Also from Glamour, a round-up of celebrity-inspired vacation outfit ideas.

The Savor Blog shares 3 ways to get the most out of your holiday gift cards.

On YouTube, I'm showing you how to grow out bangs in style.

The Recessionista is hosting a Shabby Apple dress giveaway.

Sydne Style rounds up her top 13 fashion moments of 2013.

Style It is loving mark Make It Rich in Royale lipstick.

Esquire has a funny list of 27 expressions to leave behind in 2014.

Harper's Bazaar reveals 3 must-know makeup secrets.

Apartment Therapy rounds up accessories in Pantone's color of 2014, Radiant Orchid.

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The Look for Less: Anita Ko for Tibi Floating Earring

This look for less was requested by reader Emily M. who writes, "I recently found this Anita Ko for Tibi floating earring and I am obsessed!! The price tag ($2,640) however, is not great. Do you happen to know any similar styles to this?"

Though not exact, this Crystal Orion Ear Cuff is the closest thing I've found so far. ($28,

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

Holiday Dressing at H&M

Holiday Dressing at H&M

Although Christmas is over, New Year's is right around the corner! H&M provides affordable, trendy fashion for both casual and formal holiday looks. H&M stores are overflowing with sparkles, chunky jewelry, holiday knits and gorgeous heels. I highly recommend shopping in stores - the selection is endless!