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Win Cool Stuff: Tide Pods Giveaway with Tracy Reese Washable Fashion

Tide Pods giveaway!

For the fall 2014 season, Tracy Reese partnered with Tide Pods to design two completely washable looks (looks 8 & 25 in the show), inspired by the CFDA’s Washable Fashion initiative, which seeks to inspire more designers to create garments using washable fabrics.

When you're on a budget, you definitely need to think in terms of washable fabrics, so kudos to Tracy Reese for designing looks that can go from the runway to your washing machine - and still look fab!

Now, on to our giveaway...

I've teamed up with Tracy Reese and Tide to give away one (1) tub of Tide Pods to 5 lucky Budget Babe readers so you can have your own washable fashion moment at home! Laundry never looked so glamorous.

Please use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. Good luck!

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Open to U.S. residents only. Giveaway ends March 4.

Off the Rack: Old Navy Goes Nautical for Spring


Old Navy spring 2014 fashions are nautical chic!

Old Navy is ready for spring and they're going full-out nautical, from the prints to the color palette. It's all about red, white and navy, with a healthy dose of stripes, anchors, sail boats and rope prints. Word play on tops is still going strong, with phrases like "Ahoy" rendered in sequins on a tan sweater or "Take me to the sea" decorating a gray pullover. Light layers abound, so you can pull out (or replenish) such basics as chambray shirts and denim jackets and pair them with the new Pixie ankle pants or ponte knit skirts.

The Look for Less: Kate Spade 'Charles Street' Satchel

The Kate Spade New York 'Charles Street' Audrey stripe satchel is $348 at NORDSTROM.COM. The stripes are classic Kate Spade! It's bold and graphic, yet the black and white print will go with just about everything (and isn't that justification enough?!)

Kate Spade Charles Street


For a similar look that won't break the bank, try this Merona striped satchel instead, just $32.99 at TARGET.COM. I saw this bag in store and it really popped on the shelf and looked awesome for the price!

Merona Striped Satchel

BB's Weekly Fashion Link Round Up: Louise Roe for Cache, Rihanna Covers Vogue and More


Louise Roe / Rihanna

Sydne Style talks with Cache's new style ambassador Louise Roe.

Rihanna graces the cover of Vogue's March 2014 issue.

Desserts for Breakfast is making grapefruit raspberry flourless chocolate cake.

Groopdealz has pretty spring pillow covers for $8.99.

Miss Kris wows in her Charlotte Ronson for JCPenney crop top and skirt.

Marie Claire tracks the history of the stiletto.

FabSugar thinks these 101 items are Carrie Bradshaw-worthy.

Design Darling is loving white jeans for winter.

Cupcakes and Cashmere has a cute gold salt & pepper shaker DIY.

Target is offering 20% off women's fashion + free shipping at $50.

So Nailicious rounds up the 8 best Pinterest accounts for nails.

H&M is offering 30% off jeans until 2/23!

Loving this Wrenn Jewelry druzy ring.

Rue La La's "Model Off Duty" sale includes jewelry by celeb-fave Marti.

Beauty Splurge vs. Steal of the Week: Matte Red Lipstick


MAC Russian Red Lipstick Look for Less

Happy Friday, budget babes! I'm Jamie Stone from Queen of the Quarter Life Crisis, and in my new weekly column for The Budget Babe, I will be bringing you the best expensive beauty products and their budget-friendly equivalents. We all love a luxe product but there's always something similar - and for a lot less money! This week, we're talking matte red lipstick.