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Need a Dressy Look? Follow Rebel Wilson's Lead in a Chic Black Top and Gemstone-Hued Midi Skirt

Rebel Wilson's black top and green midi skirt look for less / fashion blog

At the "Pitch Perfect 2" Berlin Photocall, Rebel Wilson walked the red carpet in a fitted black top paired with a feminine emerald green midi skirt and what appear to be these Christian Louboutin Degraspike embellished flats ($796 at Paired with a high pony-tail and glowing makeup, Rebel's look is giving us a sweet '50s vibe - and it's easy to recreate on a budget with these finds!

Get the celebrity look for less:

Georgette Scuba Midi Skirt at, $110.90 (Buy one, get one free dresses + skirts with code OMG. Or, shop other colors starting at $32.97!)

Girl Talk Bobbi Set at, $15

Torrid Stud Toe Flats, $34.50

ASOS Curve Bardot Top, $29

Wet n Wild "Coral Of The Story" Balm Stain, $2.99

Photo credit: Away! / PR Photos

Get Set for Summer with Hilary Duff's Boho Maxi Skirt and Ankle Boots Look for Less

Hilary Duff's boho maxi skirt look for less

Fashion is about having fun (at least in part) and Hilary Duff is clearly having fun rocking her boho maxi skirt with a simple white tank and bohemian extras, like a wide brim hat, lots of layered jewelry and Western style ankle boots. Her smile is contagious and so is this summer look - and getting it on a budget is so easy with these fashionable finds.

Get the celebrity look for less:

INC International Concepts Maxi Skirt, $99.50 (Extra 25% off with code FRIEND)

H&M Ribbed Tank Top, $7.95

Charlotte Russe Ankle Boot, $42.99

Forever 21 Hat, $16.90

Beaded Necklace, $12.99 at

Photos credit: Arielle Madnick /

Spot the Real: Vince 'Emilia' Platform Espadrilles

Can you spot the real Vince espadrilles?

I've been spotting these Vince espadrilles on more than a few chic fashion bloggers, so imagine my delight when I found a nearly identical pair at a fraction of the cost! Perfect for pairing with summer shorts and skirts and dresses...the list goes on and on. Effortless, easy and cool, what more could you want in a summer shoe? The "real" is $275 while the "steal" is $19.90 (and also comes in white or cognac brown). See if you can spot the real by clicking a link below!


P.S. Need to buy the real? Save $25 off $100 at with code SHOP25.

Reese Witherspoon's Plaid Shirt and Cargo Jacket Look Is Perfect for Spring's Unpredictable Weather - Shop Her Outfit for Less

Reese Witherspoon's plaid shirt and cargo jacket look for less

Spring can't seem to make up its mind (cold and rainy one day, sweet and sunny the next), which is why Reese Witherspoon's plaid shirt and cargo jacket look is so appealing. I'm loving the light layers and lightened up color palette, from the medium wash denim to gray ankle boots and those gorgeous cognac extras. Even her blush pink sunglasses seem to say, spring is here!

Get the celebrity look for less:

Mossimo Plaid Button Down Shirt, $22.99

Old Navy Field Jacket, $44.99 (take 40% off your order with code WOW)

H&M Genuine Leather Boots, $99

H&M Skinny Jeans, $24.95

UO Mini Tote, $49

Steve Madden Sunglasses, $38

Photo credit: STPR /

Off the Rack: JCP's New Stylus Brand Isn't As Good As Joe Fresh

Stylus brand clothing at JCPenney

More changes are quietly happening over at JCPenney, where the Joe Fresh women's brand is making its exit (after a March 2013 launch) and the store's in-house JCP brand has been relaunched under the name Stylus. I'm sad to see Joe Fresh leave (you'll still be able to find men's and boy's apparel), and my first impressions of Stylus tell me it won't be a suitable replacement. The styles seem to be aimed at a more mature demographic, which can be either good or bad depending on what you're looking for. Think J.Crew meets St. John's Bay. Overall the styles are pretty preppy, like button-down shirts, twill shorts and crewneck cardigans. Those with a discerning eye will be able to find select gems in this collection and make them chic (like Kimberly from Penny Pincher Fashion - she has an amazing eye for styling!). Highlights for me include the printed cotton shirts and this eyelet bomber. Take a peek at my in-store photos after the jump and let me know if you're intrigued...or left wanting more.