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Off the Rack: Stylish Pillows Under $20 at Walmart


Chic pillows at Walmart Under $20

I popped into Walmart over the holiday weekend for some random necessities and noticed they've got a few really cute decorative pillows, including some off-white flokati style pillows for $15.97 each, chic chevron for $9.97, faux cowhide for $13.97 and gold fretwork (Moroccan trellis) for $9.97. Honestly, you could toss any of these pillows onto a chair or sofa in a stylishly decorated home and you'd never guess they came from Walmart. I was in a hurry on this trip so I didn't buy any but I'm planning on going back for a couple, the tough part will be deciding which ones to get. With a baby and a big dog, I can't risk spending more than $20 (at most!) for a pillow, so these will be perfect for my home.

My Jockey Skimmies® Slipshorts Review + Contest Details!


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Recently I had the chance to test out Jockey Skimmies® slipshorts, courtesy of the brand, and I must say, I'm hooked! I had seen celeb stylist and Jockey brand ambassador Rachel Zoe endorse these and had wanted to try them ever since. This sleek undergarment is a must-have for summer when you want smooth coverage under skirts, dresses and lightweight pants and shorts - but don't want to add bulk or get hot and sweaty. Jockey Skimmies® are affordable and come in a wide range of styles and colors, too, so there's a perfect slipshort for everyone. Check out the video above for my review, plus watch this short Jockey clip for more inspiration.

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5 Under $50: Pineapple Fashions


Pineapple fashions under $50

Everyone's favorite tropical fruit is cropping up everywhere from graphic t-shirts to printed shorts as well as fun accessories. The pineapple's unique shape lends itself well to art and fashion since it's already rocking a natural geometric print of it's own. And you can't help but think of warm, tropical beaches and drinks by the pool when your eyes spy this juicy fruit.

Check out these 5 pineapple fashions under $50, then wash it down with a sweet and tart pineapple mojito:

8 Under $30: Gladiator Sandals

Affordable gladiators for summer

One of the hardest-to-tackle trends for me this season is the gladiator sandal. Not only are many expensive, but finding the right style can be intimidating. After doing a little digging, I rounded up 8 gladiators of all styles under $30, which has me thinking this trend isn't so tricky after all. Tall or short, heeled or flat, neutral or metallic...worn with skirts or shorts, rompers and jumpsuits...the options are endless!

Keep reading for my picks: