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Off the Rack: Forever 21 Spring Highlights

Great fashion finds at Forever 21 this spring
Forever 21 is looking back to two decades for fashion inspo for spring 2016: The 70s and the 90s. From the former, I spotted all the usual bohemian suspects, like peasant tops, faux suede jackets, mini skirts and wide leg jumpsuits. From the latter, it was all sweatshirts, distressed denim and oversized silhouttes on things like plaid shirts and boxy crop tops. But both trends had a modern twist - the 90s throwbacks were updated to please Kendall Jenner fans and those with #squadgoal aspirations. And the retro fashions had a modern romance - or edge - that made them feel wearable today. If you're over 21 (hypothetically speaking), I'd focus on the denim (no really it's great), outerwear (be discerning, but this denim jacket and this faux suede jacket look more expensive than they really are), and accessories (like these strappy gray sandals), plus basics (I love their tees and longline camis). Keep reading to check out the 45+ photos I snapped (with two babes in tow, no less, aren't you impressed?! LOL) to see how things look in-store...like what you see?

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I was happily surprised to find The Budget Babe (@budgetbabe) made Bustle's list of 20 Fashion Instagram Accounts To Follow For Affordable Style! I'm honored to be in such great company and have discovered so many new accounts to follow for budget fashion inspiration thanks to this round-up. Who do you follow on Instagram for budget-friendly fashion ideas? Let me know in the comments, I'm working on putting together a list of my own!

BB's Link Round-Up: Easter Outfits, 40% Off at Express & More


On Sole Style, the Payless Shoesource blog, I'm sharing easy and healthy Easter treats to make with your kids, plus the best Easter shoe styles for spring! (sponsored)

Sydne Style has tips on what to wear to Easter brunch.

College Fashion styles 4 cute and girly Easter outfits.

Everything's 40% off at Express.com, like this timeless polka dot shirt which would look amazing styled like this paired with this Joe Fresh skirt and jacket.

Her Daily rounds up 7 trending hairstyles for women this spring.

Burst of Blue: Reese Witherspoon's Golden Moto Jacket and Bold Pumps Look for Less

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Nothing brightens up an outfit like a bold pop of color. Reese Witherspoon nailed the trend earlier this week when she added matching cerulean shoes and bag to a neutral toned look. Reese styled her blue hues with a mustard moto jacket, flare trousers, a light striped top, elongated gold chain necklace and a pair of mirror-lens sunnies. I love the combination of colors in this outfit, and while I'm usually not a huge fan of yellow pieces I'm obsessed with her moto jacket. We found an amazing replica from Missguided for $68! Read on to get your hands on this coat and the rest of Reese's look for less...

Product Review: NYC New York Color BB Trio


With spring months and weather (hopefully!) fast approaching, it's a good time to have a product shakeup. As you're shedding your bulky winter coat, shed your thick foundation. New from NYC New York Color, the Smooth Skin BB Crème Instant Matte ($3.99) - available in light matte and medium matte - and Smooth Skin BB Perfecting Powder ($3.99) - available in naturally beige and warm beige - is light and airy, but still provides just enough coverage. It's the perfect addition to your makeup bag for the warmer weather. Recently I had the chance to review some samples courtesy of the brand, and here's what I thought...