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Mix It Up: The Most Stylish (and Affordable!) Smartphone Cases for Fall

Smartphone style

Last weekend I was treated to an incredible week in southern California courtesy of Microsoft and Visit CA. (You may have caught snippets on Instagram!) While the whole trip was absolutely brilliant, one of my favorite experiences was visiting the museum at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising with our own personal tour guide, the one and only Nick Verreos!

Decorate by Number: Lauren Conrad's Beverly Hills Living Room

Lauren Conrad's Beverly Hills living room

In this weekly column, I'm showing you how to create a chic, expensive-looking space on a budget! Check out my blog A Vintage Splendor for more style inspiration.

Chances are you’ve laid your eyes on the latest issue of InStyle and have been drooling over Lauren Conrad’s Beverly Hills penthouse ever since. It’s everything you would imagine the designer/author/reality star/philanthropist’s home would be and more.

Accessory Steal of the Week: Snakeskin Purse

Accessory Steal: Pink Clutch

In this weekly column, I’m bringing you my favorite budget-friendly accessory that’s available online or in-stores. This week, we’re talking bags. Make sure to check out my blog for more affordable fashion inspiration!

Exotics are a major trend in handbags right now. But it gets tricky when it comes to snakeskin, crocodile and python. The real thing is extremely expensive. But faux versions can look incredibly cheap.

What's On My Fall Fashion Wish List: 12 Picks Under $85

Fall Fashion Wishlist: Picks Under $85

Autumn is my favorite season to dress for, mostly because I love being able to bundle up and still look cute. Don’t get me wrong, I fully embrace the yoga pants and hoodies, but fall fashion is all about boots, scarves, coats, and sweaters that are chic—not drab like that dreary cool weather outside your window. Temperature and precipitation should dictate our look! So, peruse the assortment of items that made the top of my list for this season and be inspired. What is your fall closet calling for?

Budget Beauty Buy of the Week: mark Crushing On Coconut Hand Cream

Crushing on Coconut Hand Cream

In this weekly column, I’m bringing you my favorite budget-friendly beauty products that are available online and in-store. Also make sure to check out my blog, for even more beauty product reviews, tricks and tips.

With fall being pretty much here, there are only so many ways you can hold on to summer and, guys, I’m all about the smell of coconuts 24/7. I recently tried mark Crushing On Coconut Hand Cream at a friend’s house and couldn’t stop smelling my own hands. It’s true, I was that weird woman on the couch with her hands in front of her nose for an hour…but I don’t care. This hand cream is only $6 and it’s extra rich, which I love. Get it now so you can hold on to summer, too. #EndlessSummer

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