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Spot the Real: Jennifer Meyer Bar Ring

Can you spot the real Jennifer Meyer ring?
The fashion pendulum has swung away from statement necklaces and over-the-top arm parties, and now delicate jewelry is officially "in." You see it all over Instagram: Whisper-thin rings worn on multiple fingers and barely there necklaces with slight charms are reigning on the style scene. One jewelry designer who has managed to ride the tide of jewelry trends for many years now and still remains a huge celebrity fave is Jennifer Meyer (she counts Jennifer Aniston, Selena Gomez and Britney Spears among her fans). I absolutely adore her whisper-thin gold band ring with a slender bar accent, but it's $175 at The look for less that I found is just $10 elsewhere. See if you can spot the real from the steal by clicking either link below!

Sporty Chic: Irina Shayk's Blazer and Wedge Sneaker Look for Less

Irina Shayk - Monochromatic Look
Irina Shayk recently returned from her luxurious Italian vacation in this sporty chic ensemble and we're in love. The monochromatic nature will forever be stylish and I adore how she relaxed the look with her hidden-wedge sneaks — a must-have for petite babes like myself. She also is wearing girlfriend style jeans, which are going to be a huge hit for the fall season, a timeless chic blazer and mixed metal accessories! Perfect for creating a multitude of outfits with your closet pieces. In our version of the look we swapped out the R13 Distressed Boy T ($215) for a basic shirt with a layered necklace that will give a similar, yet pulled-together, style and found these adorable Steve Madden shoes for under $100! Get Irina's look for less with these posh picks, most of which are under $45!

Lauren Conrad to Host Live, Shoppable Runway Show at New York Fashion Week for Her Kohl's Collection

LC Lauren Conrad Collection to debut at New York Fashion Week
Mark your calendars, Lauren Conrad fans, because on Wednesday, September 9, Kohl's will unveil the LC Lauren Conrad Runway Collection, an exclusive, limited-edition capsule by Lauren Conrad, during a runway show that coincides with New York's fashion week. As the chic, vintage-inspired designs make their runway debut, customers across the country will have a front row seat via a shoppable livestream on The livestream will feature a special peek at the red carpet, catwalk and behind-the-scenes access, as well as offer viewers the opportunity to purchase pieces from the collection online immediately after the runway show.

Summer Whites: Miranda Kerr's Tank Dress and Espadrille Flats Look for Less

Miranda Kerr's white midi dress and nude crossbody bag
Back in June, model Miranda Kerr was seen at the Stella McCartney Spring 2016 Resort Presentation in NYC wearing this white midi dress and espadrille flats ensemble - one of those super summery looks that you'll want to copy before Labor Day rolls around. It's minimal, crisp and modern with a fun, feminine twist that her nude-and-neon crossbody bag provides (I'm guessing Celine?). Steal this look on a budget after the jump...

Spot the Real: Chloe 'Lauren' Scalloped Ballet Flats

Can you spot the $500 Chloe flats?
Ok. So I might not be able to stump you with this one because the designer pair is made from a superior material, but the budget version is just too cute not to share (and so perfect for pairing with skinny jeans, leggings and dresses now through fall!) Hint: The dupes are by a celebrity-turned-designer by the same name as the Chloe shoe. And while the Chloe 'Lauren' scalloped ballet flats cost $495 at, the budget lookalike is just $25-$35 in six colors! The tough part will be deciding which color(s) to buy. Click a link below to see if you can guess which pair above costs more!