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Seventies Style: Kate Hudson's Flare Trouser and Platform Look for Less

Kate Hudson Suede Coat Flare
The moment I saw this look I instantly had flashbacks of Kate Hudson's character Penny Lane in Almost Famous. This outfit is definitely something the free-spirited rock groupie would have worn and I love Kate's homage to the seventies. Kate demonstrates her era-centric style by pairing a suede trench with a bold red turtleneck, vivid flared trousers, platform shoes and playful round sunglasses. I love that wide-leg silhouettes and towering shoes are coming back into style, so flattering to the figure — think: elongated legs and va-va-voom hourglass shape. Read on to steal Kate's style and find a pair of truly amazing hip huggers...

Off the Rack: Spring Has Sprung in the Target Dollar Bins (See 30+ In-Store Photos!)

Target Dollar Aisle Finds for Spring 2016
Target has rolled out tons of new spring items in Bullseye's Playground aka the dollar bins, and I dare you resist walking past this cuteness without loading your cart with pastel-top mason jars, floral string lights, polka dot straws, burlap table runners, chalkboard signs, faux topiary bunnies and signs that say "egg hunt" and "think spring." Because I, for one, am thinking spring. I can not wait until we can get back outside after a long winter spent indoors. The gardening items for kids (mini watering can, spade, hat and more) are especially adorable not to mention useful learning tools for tots. I barely slept last night because my littles have colds so I'll just let these photos do the talking. Yay. SPRING!

See anything you love here? What did you buy?

Mixed Media: Miranda Kerr's Leather and Suede Look for Less

Miranda Kerr Suede Jacket Lace Up Booties
Never has leather and suede looked so good! Miranda Kerr mixed the two textures by pairing a '70s-inspired fringe suede coat with liquid leggings, a cozy cropped turtleneck, lace-up booties, edgy sunglasses and her go-to structured leather satchel. In this recreation, I used this Mango Flap-Pocket Suede Jacket ($99.99) which is a fantastic closet staple. The suede fabric is softer and less edgy compared to leather and the rich brown color is a great neutral. Read on to get this fabulous piece and the rest of Miranda's look for less...

Off the Rack: Oh Joy! Nursery Collection at Target

Oh Joy Nursery collection at Target is so cute!
Target is rolling out a lot of adorable new additions for babies and big kids alike - just yesterday marked the official launch of Pillowfort, a new kids decor line that's modern and chic (see my earlier post here for pics). And during my last trip to the store I spotted an end-cap displaying a few pieces from Oh Joy! for Target's nursery collection. Created with blogger and designer, Joy Cho, the line includes crib sheets, changing pad covers, swaddle blankets, security blankets, diaper bags, picture frames and more. The vibe is modern, trendy and colorful and perfect for your Instagram feed. I've got all my baby gear essentials but wouldn't mind buying some accent pieces like the 'OK' vase set or Heart LED Night Light...I bet it's perfect for providing just enough light for late-night diaper changes and nursing sessions in the early days with a newborn when you're still not quite accustomed to "seeing" in the dark.

Keep reading for a few more in-store pics, and check out the complete collection online at See also my post on Oh Joy! for Target limited-edition artwork.

Look for Less: Charlotte Olympia Kissing Lips Clutch

Charlotte Olympia Lips Clutch Look for Less
Valentine's Day might be over, but that doesn't mean it's escaped creeping into your wardrobe. I've always liked the Charlotte Olympia kiss clutch ($525). I mean, it's adorable! I'm all about sugar and spice, and this clutch is like the most awesome representation of that. I feel like I always say this, but I could definitely see this fabulous purse paired with a cool leather moto jacket. Can't you see it? Black skinny jeans, white tee, black leather jacket, edgy ankle boots, red lip, and this awesome clutch. It's simple. It's minimalistic. But it's also fun and whimsical. If you're feeling this look but aren't feeling the price tag, the Boohoo Alice lips clutch ($24) is an awesome look for less. I even love that it has the wrist strap because I won't lose it. I definitely need to pick this one up.

Charlotte Olympia Big Kiss Clutch $525

Boohoo Alice Lips Clutch Bag $24