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BB's Weekly Link Round Up: Barbie's New Look, Who What Wear for Target Launch and More

Fashion links worth reading this week
Glamour.com reveals Barbie's three new body types: petite, curvy and tall.

Celebs fete the launch of Who What Wear for Target. Browse the full Who What Wear look book here and shop the collection launch in stores and on Target.com starting tomorrow, January 31!

TJMaxx.com has a new destination for brides on a budget with The Wedding Shop.

SheFinds wonders, are expensive hangers worth it?

College Fashion creates 3 boho-chic winter outfits you'll want to try.

Monochrome Maven: Irina Shayk's Leather Pencil Skirt and Wool Cape Look for Less

Irina Shayk Look for Less
During Paris Fashion Week, Irina Shayk stepped out in this all-black ensemble mixing casual knits with chic leather details. The model paired a form-fitting leather pencil skirt with matching knee high boots, long sleeve top, quilted handbag, cat eye sunglasses and a bold cape. I love the look of the skirt with the topper - it's avant-garde, edgy and sophisticated, taking this minimalistic outfit to a whole new level. Personally I think leather statement pieces can be intimidating to wear, but when styled with soft knits it's totally wearable and perfect for a night on the town! Read on to steal our fab finds - like the 'Marisa' Pencil Skirt for just $20 - and get the rest of Irina's look for less....

The Look for Less: Stuart Weitzman 'Gilligan' Strappy Flats

Black Strappy Flats for Less
Despite not being entirely weather appropriate (especially following a blizzard), these black strappy lace-up flats are all I've been thinking about right now. Every time I wear them, I can't help but feel like North West at a ballet lesson. They certainly aren't practical for every occasion (I'm looking at you, airport security lines), but these feminine shoes certainly go with so many outfits, from cuffed jeans (like this) to flirty dresses (like this). While these Stuart Weitzman 'Gilligan' flats are enviable, there are plenty of other options that won't cost you $400!


First Class: Behati Prinsloo's Travel-Ready Boyfriend Jean and Faux-Fur Jacket Look for Less

Behati Prinsloo Look for Less
When traveling I always make it a top priority to look as stylish as possible without sacrificing my comfort - five hour flights to see the in-laws definitely require loose-fit jeans and a cozy coat to stay warm - that's why I instantly fell in love with this travel inspo from Behati Prinsloo! The model coupled a chic faux-fur bomber jacket, cat-eye sunglasses and leather handbag with relaxed boyfriend jeans, a casual tee, retro adidas sneakers and a slouchy knit beanie. What I love the most about this look is the simplicity and versatility of these pieces, half of them I already have stashed in my closet. Plus her exact pair of adidas Black Superstar Sneakers are affordable at $80. Read on to grab her classic kicks and the rest of Behati's look for less...

Off the Rack: Nate Berkus for Target Winter 2016 Collection

Nate Berkus Winter 2016 Collection at Target
Target runs are quite eventful these days with a 2 1/2 year old and a 2 month old, often spent nursing in the dressing room (thank you Target employees for giving me the family stall even though I'm not trying on clothes), pressing all the buttons on the noisy diggers and dumpers in the toy section, buying bribes snacks that are consumed before checkout (we pay for them of course), and chatting with seasoned moms and grandmas who always share a knowing smile, a word of encouragement, or even their spot in line. #thankyou So it should come as no surprise that the Nate Berkus Winter 2016 Home Decor Collection looked brand new to me but it's probably been on shelves for weeks. Still it's worth a look, featuring Nate's signature global aesthetic of mixed textures, metals and geometric prints. I especially love the fringe woven stool (shown above, $64.99) asymmetrical mirror set ($49.99) and the Freudian palm leaf fringe wall art ($29.99). I might be late checking out this capsule, but the good thing is that Nate's on-trend designs won't go out of style any time soon. See the entire collection in stores and at target.com priced from $12.99 to $49.99.