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5 Sites Like Anthropologie (For Clothes!)

5 sites like Anthropologie (for clothes!)

Who among us hasn't poured over the pages of an Anthropologie catalog, swooning over each expertly styled outfit, photographed on the most alluring models, shot in the most stunning of landscapes (Iceland! New Zealand!)? The Anthro girl is the cool girl-turned-woman we all want to be: She reads (actual books, not Pinterest), she travels, she shops local. But then we catch a glimpse of the prices for all those fabulous clothes and accessories and our jaws drop as our hearts sink. Chin up, dreamers, for you can achieve that Anthropologie look for less by shopping for similar styles at these 5 budget-friendly retailers! (As for finishing that half-read copy of Emma on your Kindle, you're on your own dear friend.)

Pantone Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid Fashion Finds Under $100

Radiant Orchid Fashion Finds Under $100

Ta-da! You may have heard already that the Pantone Color of the Year is "Radiant Orchid" and it's time to add a little of this pretty shade into your life! Pantone's press release read: "Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm." Sounds like the key to happiness! With spring approaching in the next couple months, there's no shame in starting the transition from darker, wintery hues to bright ones a little early. We've given you some options to inspire you when bringing these pretty undertones into your wardrobe and your home!

The Look for Less: Anthropologie Beaded Headband

Anthropologie's 'Pinctada' beaded headband is $32. It's just one of many stunning styles that Anthropologie carries. If you're lucky you could probably get a similar style on sale for about $20 (like this one).

If you don't live near an Anthropologie store and want to shop in person (and save a couple bucks), check out these lovely beaded headbands at Pier 1, available in black or cream for $18.

Here's how they look in real life:

BB's Weekly Fashion Link Round Up: SAG Awards Best-Dressed, Banana Republic x Marimekko and More

BB's Weekly Fashion Link Round Up

People StyleWatch looks back at the best-dressed SAG Awards stars.

Racked has a sneak peek at the just-announced Banana Republic x Marimekko collab.

ELLE interviews Aerie model Amber Tolliver about her unretouched photos.

Made to Travel rounds up 11 ethical stud earrings.

A Beautiful Mess shares 10 tips for a productive life.

This Business of Fashion op-ed defends the role of bloggers at New York Fashion Week.

Baby Gap launches the most adorable limited-edition Paddington Bear Collection.

Forever 21 launched their Valentine's Day Boutique this week.

Amber of Barefoot Blonde shares natural (and affordable) acne remedies.

Life with Lyss shares how to DIY the elbow patch trend (for under $10).

Swap those unwanted beauty product samples (maybe from monthly subscriptions boxes) at

On Westfield Style, I show you how to refresh your wardrobe with these 6 classics.

Style It is loving these recycled lipstick container flash drives. Genius!

Sydne Style is ready to take on the fuzzy sweater trend.

StyleBistro introduces us to a new style crush.

Watching the Grammys this Sunday? Join me on Twitter for red carpet chat!

Dollar Bin Diaries: End of January Highlights At Target

Dollar bin goodies at Target

I can't resist checking out the seasonal dollar bins near the entrance of Target on each visit, so it's a wonder that I've never dedicated a feature to those $1.00 treasures here on the blog - hence this new feature I'm calling "Dollar Bin Diaries"! Today I spotted a ton of fun Valentine's Day goodies, which have been on the shelves for a few weeks now, but of course the holiday is just around the corner so it's worth a look. I am also loving all the cute thank you cards and other papergoods in colors like paper-bag brown, mint, pink and off-white, so cute! I purchased some silver alphabet letters for a DIY art project I have in mind (we'll see if I actually get around to making it!), some Valentine's Day cards, and some pretty scrapbooking paper. If you're new to the dollar bins, just be aware that not everything is $1 - some items are $3 (like the adorable stamp sets shown above).

More photos after the jump - are you a dollar bin addict like me?!