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The Look for Less: Barbour Waxed Jacket

A classic Barbour waxed jacket is $449 at BLOOMINGDALES.COM. A Barbour jacket has been on my wishlist for a while now - I've been eying their Beadnell at J.Crew but can't justify spending $349 at the moment, even though it's a definite investment piece that won't go out of style and I'll have it and love it for years to come. In case you're not familiar, Barbour is an English company that's been making weatherproof styles since 1894. I love a brand with history, and a piece of clothing that marries form with function.

But if you're like me and can't spring for the real deal at the moment, I found a great inspired-by design. Get the look for less with this MICHAEL Michael Kors jacket, $138 at NORDSTROM.COM.

And if that's still too much, this H&M jacket has a similar vibe and costs just $50:

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Beauty Splurge vs. Steal of the Week: NARS Orgasm Blush

NARS Orgasm blush dupe - look for less

In this weekly column, I’m bringing you my favorite budget-friendly beauty products (and their high-end equivalents!) that are available online and in-store. This week, we’re chatting blush (!).

When it comes to blush, there is one that’s the classic go-to/industry standard. Ask any beauty editor, blogger or makeup artist and they will tell you: NARS Orgasm Blush is where it’s at. The shade looks great on almost any skin tone and its got a natural, healthy-looking color to it that really brightens up any face…but at $30 a pop?

Decorate by Number: Serene Grey Bedroom

Get the look of this chic grey bedroom with our affordable decor finds!

With my "Decorate by Number" series, getting the looks of the pristine interiors that grace your favorite decor magazines is as easy as 1, 2, 3! This week, we're recreating a serene grey and white bedroom with furniture and accessories from, Land of Nod and more.

Grey is often thought of as a bland neutral, but I disagree! For the bedroom, it's the perfect hue to create a calming and welcoming space, without looking drab or boring. Decorating with grey and white lends itself to a high-style space without much effort or a big budget.