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Altuzarra for Target Ad Campaign

Altuzarra for Target ad campaign

While flipping through the 856 page September issue of Vogue today, I came across the Joseph Altuzarra for Target ad campaign starring Eva Herzigova and photographed by Peter Lindbergh. What struck me most was the length (10 pages) and the high-end feel. If it wasn't for the red bullseye, you'd never guess this was an advertorial for a fast fashion collab. Granted, Altuzarra for Target will also be sold online at NET-A-PORTER.COM, so there's that. Check out the look book if you haven't already and get your shopping lists ready for the September 14th launch date.

The Look for Less: Two's Company Sea Urchin Wall Art

Two's Company 3-piece iron wall art set is $80 (down from $100) at AMAZON.COM. They're labeled "flowers" but I think they look like sea urchins. Thanks to my girl @katarang_ for sharing this find with me after I posted this on Instagram!

Sea Urchin Wall Art Set

Get the look for less with this sea urchin wall art set, just $19.99 at TARGET.COM and Target stores:

Target sea urchin wall art sculpture set

Here's how the set looks in real life (so good!):

Decorate by Number: Minimalist Meets Casual Dining Room

Scandinavian dining room inspiration

This weekly column is all about high-style decor on a low budget. This week, we're finding harmony where minimalism and casual-eclectic styles meet. Visit my blog, A Vintage Splendor, for more tips and ideas.

When you think of Scandinavian design, descriptors such as minimalist, streamlined, and functional come to mind. It may seem far from the casual, cool, and eclectic style that belongs to a California aesthetic, but when the two meet, it is a conscious coupling of bold styles that complement one another like never before.

LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's Fall 2014 Lookbook

LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's Fall 2014 Look Book

If you want a gradual transition to fall, look no further than Lauren Conrad's fall 2014 lookbook showcasing her latest designs for Kohl's. Inspired by her home state of California, the fall collection entitled "Nouveau Romance" mixes feminine pieces with a modern edge that can be worn just about any season. Highlights include a faux leather skater skirt in black or merlot ($35, down from $50), nude strappy "Alina" heels ($60), pleated chiffon midi skirt ($54) and double buckle "Cedar" ankle boots ($80). Once again, I think Lauren has spotted the top trends girls want to wear, from crop tops to the soft pastel color palette, and made it fresh and affordable at Kohl's. Everything here will be available August-September at Kohl's stores and KOHLS.COM. See any pieces you'll be stalking this fall?

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11 Fall Boots Under $100

Fall Boots 2014 Under $100

There’s something about fall that is comforting as the days of summer dwindle to a close. It is a season with many wonderful perks that we all look forward to when September rolls around: pumpkin-flavored everything, steaming mugs of apple cider, chunky sweaters, Halloween, crisp cool air. Thankfully we have plenty to look forward to. My favorite part has to be that leggings are acceptable and needed once again, but most of all, I get to shake the dust off my stylish BOOTS. And the dawn of any season is always an excuse to restock…at least for me it is.

So here it is, my wish list is a plethora of all of fashions top boot trends—moto, ankle, riding, rain, and over-the-knee. Which ones will you wear this fall?