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Spot the Real: Steve Madden 'Lauuren' Lace Up Bootie

Can you spot the real Steve Madden 'Lauuren' lace up boots?
There's something infinitely cool and romantic about a heeled lace-up boot such as Steve Madden's 'Lauuren,' with their Anthropologie vibe of a modern-day mix of Little House on the Prairie meets Victorian era heroine. Maybe I'm reading too much into these, but they're definitely stylish - and wearable. The Steve Madden pair costs $130 (down from $160) at while the look for less is just $40 (in blue, tan or black)...and might I add it looks great in real life, too. Can you spot the real from the steal? Click a link below to find out!

See how we styled the look for less in this fall outfit idea post.

Blackout: Vanessa Hudgens' Black Shift Dress and Valentino Rockstud Flats Look for Less

Vanessa Hudgens grabs coffee in a black shift dress, black leather oversized tote bag and Valentino Rockstud flats
If you love wearing all black you're in good company, as Vanessa Hudgens proves in her black shift dress, black oversized tote and Valentino Rockstud flats in the same color. This chic look is perfect for the office on these final hot days of summer and will work equally well this fall. And can you believe the Rockstud knockoffs we found are just $5.99? Get shopping details for this fab find and the entire look for less after the jump...

Extra Petite Found The Most Amazing Hermes Belt Dupe at Talbots

Vintage Hermes reversible belt look for less dupe at Talbots
While checking out Jean from's Instagram feed this week, I noticed she discovered an amazing vintage Hermes belt dupe that was just too good not to share. Jean is always sharing amazing finds, whether you're petite or not, her blog is a daily must-read for detailed fashion tips and styling advice. If Jean says something is good, I believe her. And this belt is no exception. You can see the many splendored ways Jean has worn her vintage Hermes (which I'm assuming cost a pretty penny, although she probably got a good deal on it - she's thrifty, too!) and her new Talbots belt, too, which is just $49.50 and comes in a multitude of colors and sizes. As you'll see, this belt can be worn so many ways and adds a touch of polish and "equestrian" chic to any outfit. Click on over to for all the details!

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Easily Suede: Hailey Baldwin's Tan Mini Skirt and White Sneakers Look for Less

Hailey Baldwin's white tank top, tan suede skirt and white sneakers look for less
Suede is the fall season's hottest trend, and when you wear it as an A-line mini skirt you'll be checking off two must-haves with one stylish piece. When you've got Hailey Baldwin's genes, you don't have to do much to style a suede mini - a snug white tank top and sporty Joshua Sanders sneakers ($325, are all you need. Transition the look to fall with a chunky sweater and ankle boots when you want to feel a bit more covered-up. Keep reading to get the look for less...

Don't Miss This: Nicole by Nicole Miller 10th Anniversary Collection at JCPenney (See Our Photos from the Press Preview)

Nicole by Nicole Miller 10th Anniversary Collection at JCPenney
Tell all your friends (or keep this fashion secret to yourself): Renowned NYC designer Nicole Miller is celebrating 10 years of partnership at JCPenney with a limited-edition collection that's run-to-your-nearest store good. Talk about longevity, especially in the world of designer collabs and budget fashion! Back in April I got to see the collection first hand at a press preview and I was so impressed by the quality and style of many of the pieces, priced from $38-$120, which feature elevated fabrics and luxury embellishments such as intricate beading and faux fur you won't find in a typical collection.