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Capsule Wardrobe: Color Block Dress, Brim Hat, Wedge Sandals

Capsule Wardrobe on a Budget: A week's worth of outfit inspiration from 3 items under $50
Welcome to Fashion Capsule! In this weekly segment, I'll show you how to style three items for an entire week’s worth of outfits. I'm a firm believer that the key factor in any stylish, but budgeted, wardrobe is recycling. It all begins with picking versatile items that can be worked into your existing wardrobe. This week, we'll be working with Lucluc's color block blue dress, Jessica Simpson’s espadrille wedges, and an H&M straw hat.

BB's Weekly Link Round Up: Nordstrom Summer Clearance, Mango Chia Parfaits and More

Chevron trend, mango coconut parfait and more style news worth reading
Sydne Style shows us how to wear the chevron, er, I mean, zig-zag trend!

On Pinterest we can't wait to make this mango coconut chia parfait.

The Nordstrom summer sale is going on now through June 28th! Save up to 40% off your favorite brands.

SheFinds shares the best day of the week to shop at Whole Foods.

Model/actress Suki Waterhouse is wearing a Forever 21 top in these pictures. Get a similar top here.

Hailey Baldwin's Varsity Jacket and Denim Mini Skirt Look for Less

Hailey Baldwin's varsity jacket and denim mini skirt look for less
We're having serious leg envy just looking at Hailey Baldwin rocking her button-front denim mini skirt while strolling around the streets of NYC with a friend. But it's her varsity jacket that makes the look (or was it an afterthought when the day took a chilly turn? The weather on the East Coast has been doing that a LOT lately). Hers looks a lot like Saint Laurent's varsity jacket ($2,550) but we found a stylish budget alternative that will give you a similar throwback vibe for less. Pair with Topshop's mini skirt (you'll get a lot of wear out of this one, promise) and some ankle boots and you're good to go.

Hailey Baldwin Photo Credit: Pacific Coast News

Can You Guess Which Beaded Summery Bracelets Cost More?

Can you guess which beaded bracelet costs more?
Have you given your summer arm party a makeover? You'll need light and bright bangles, things like friendship bracelets, boho beads, and tassels. A burst of color, something fun and a little less serious is in order, like J.Crew's beaded bracelet(s). It's $29.50 while the budget version we found is $5.90. See if you can guess which bracelet(s) below is the real by clicking "left" or "right"!

Jump for Joy for June Fabletics

Fabletics June Review /
And we're back with another fitness fashion review! Just because beach body season is underway doesn't mean that's an excuse to derail from your active lifestyle. Whether you hike, bike, run, lift, or yoga-it-up in the sun, pick up some new Fabletics gear to motivate you to maintain your figure! Here are some great picks to consider which I received courtesy of Fabletics and had the chance to put to the test: