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We Can Give You Jenna Dewan-Tatum's Workout Look for Less (But You'll Have to Get Her Abs On Your Own)

Jenna Dewan-Tatum's workout look for less
We've often said on this blog that cute workout gear can go a long way when it comes to motivating us to get moving! That's why we love Jenna Dewan-Tatum's fun floral capris, simple white tank and high-performance sneaker look. It's the perfect spring ensemble for the gym. And while we might not all want to toss our sweaty post-workout clothes into a thousand dollar Celine bag (I'm hoping this isn't her gym bag?!), we've found a fun look-for-less that you can tote around after you cool down.

1. Fabletics Salar Capri, $44.95 for VIPs

2. New Balance Sneakers, $45

3. Forever 21 Seamless Workout Tank, $10.90

4. H&M Sunglasses, $9.95

5. Mango Tote Bag (Celine look for less), $39.99 (down from $59.99)

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Spot the Real: Rebecca Minkoff Palm Print Shorts

Can you guess which palm print shorts cost more?
Nothing says summer like palm leaf prints on a cute pair of shorts, skirt or romper. Just take a peek at fashion blogger Song of Style's palm-print shorts and button-down shirt look, or Bows & Sequins' palm-print shorts and blazer outfit for inspiration. Rebecca Minkoff's adorable Valencia shorts are $198 at, but you can get a taste of the tropics for just $29.94 elsewhere (plus 35% off regular priced styles with code PERFECT). Can you guess which shorts cost more? Click a link below to find out!


8 Ponchos Under $50 Inspired by Alessandra Ambrosio's Bohemian Chic Look

Alessandra Ambrosio's poncho style / STPR /
Recently a reader asked me for stylish alternatives to the hoodie, that closet comfort we all reach for when we want to feel cozy. The short answer is this: Denim jackets, boyfriend blazers and leather jackets are all easy, chic options when you need a cover-up but don't want to look frumpy or like you're headed to the gym. Then, I spotted supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio wearing a fringed poncho and it struck me that this lightweight knit is the perfect choice for summer, especially if you're feeling the season's irresistible bohemian vibe. Layer a poncho with denim cut offs and boots for outdoor summer festivals, or pair one with skinny white jeans and heels for a night out. Ready to try the look? Here are 8 options under $50 to help you do just that:

Spot the Real: Sincerely Jules Celfie Tee

Can you guess which Celfie tee costs more?
The blogger behind Sincerely Jules created a line of cool message tees, including the 'Célfie' tee you see here ($49, Basically, everyone has/wants/needs one. Recently I spotted a look for less at my favorite big-box store (and yes, I confess, I bought it) that retails for $12.99 and comes in plus-size, too. (Use code MEM30 to save 30% off the lookalike.) Can you spot the real from the steal above? Click a link below to find out!


P.S. Browse my Memorial Day sales round-ups here and here!

Steal Gwyneth Paltrow's Style Trick to Making Anything Look Cool

Gwyneth Paltrow's striped top, leather pants and Converse sneakers look for less
One trick I often see celebs and stylistas employ to turn even the most casual of looks into something fashion-forward is to add leather pants. It doesn't matter whether you're wearing a sweatshirt or button-down on top, heels or sneakers, just add leather pants (or faux) and the outfit instantly goes from blah to bangin'. Here, Gwyneth Paltrow uses this technique (or maybe she invented it) and you can, too, using the affordable finds we've rounded up below! Too warm outside for pants? Try a pair of faux leather shorts or a skirt instead.