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BB's Weekly Link Round Up: Sincerely Jules for H&M, Giambattista Valli for MAC and More

BB's weekly fashion link round up
H&M enlists Sincerely Jules blogger Julie Sarinana to model their latest summer looks.

Popsugar Beauty has the scoop on designer Giambattista Valli's new lipstick line for MAC.

Rebecca Minkoff kicks off their killer Fourth of July sale early - save up to 60% now!

On Pinterest we're loving this genius Fourth of July "flag" dessert idea.

Who What Wear shares fresh outfit ideas for your basic tank tops.

SheFinds shares 7 ways to save more when you shop at Kohl's.

Matchy Matchy: Reese Witherspoon's Printed Pencil Skirt and Fuchsia Accessories Look for Less

Reese Witherspoon's floral pencil skirt and fuchsia accessories look for less
Sometimes it's okay to match your bag to your shoes, as evidenced by Reese Witherspoon, who made a pretty pencil skirt and sleeveless blouse combination pop with bright fuchsia accessories. I love her gold bangle, clear-brimmed sunglasses and pink lips, too. Everything comes together seemlessly for a feminine, summery look that could take you from the office to a nice dinner. Let's get recreating with these fashion finds under $37!

Worthington Skirt, $17.99 (also love this one at Miss Selfridge) // Forever 21 Pumps, $24.90 // J.Crew Factory Top, $36.50 // Target Satchel, $28 // Tildon Retro Sunglasses at Nordstrom, $20.40 // Green Juice Recipe at Refinery29

Reese Witherspoon Photo Credit: Kai, PacificCoastNews

Summer Chic: Chrissy Teigen’s Printed Skirt and Crop Top Look for Less

Chrissy Teigen's white crop top and pencil skirt - love this, so chic for summer!
Chrissy Teigen is quickly becoming one of our favorites for street style inspiration. In this look, the model uses clean lines and timeless pieces to emphasize her classically chic style. This look can easily be recreated with items that you may even have in your wardrobe. I love how on trend this ensemble is for summer with the use of white on white and simple accents. The cateye sunglasses and gold jewelry are basic enough that they can be worn daily to add a touch of glam, and the crop top, pumps, skirt and handbag are so versatile and can be used in your looks throughout the year. Get Chrissy’s look for less with these fashion staples that range from just $10 to $44!

Chrissy Teigen Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews

Today Only! Every Single Style is 50% Off at New York & Company

Sale Scoop! Everything's half-off at New York & Company, today only
If you need to add to your summer wardrobe - maybe a fun necklace, statement-making shoe or party dress - head to New York & Company now. Everything's half-off, no exclusions! I'm always finding things I love from the Eva Mendes collection, the styles are flattering, feminine and have a retro-flare that doesn't feel forced. Check out the sale now because these deals are only available today!

Exclusive! Use Our Coupon Code to Save Big on Special Occasion Dresses at Fame & Partners

Fame & Partners sells gorgeous special occasion dresses like this one...maybe for my next wedding?!
In this exclusive guest post, my friend and fellow fashion blogger Shauna Miller ( tells us about her new favorite source for fabulous special occasion dresses that don't cost a fortune. —BB

Summer solstice marks the start of another celebration…wedding season! Whether you’re on the hunt for a bridesmaids dress that you finally LIKE or a versatile gown you can wear again and again, finding formalwear that’s both affordable and impeccably tailored is easier said than done. With 3 weddings coming up this summer alone, I started searching for budget-friendly solutions online and came across an amazing brand called Fame and Partners ( that offers stunning, made-per-order formal dresses that can be customized to your exact measurements and style preferences. I was even more excited to learn that everything ships within 5-8 business days. The dresses are normally priced between $250-$300, but for the next 6 days, they’re offering 15% off of all merchandise (plus an extra 5% off for Budget Babe readers using the code: famexsale5).