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Touch of Summer: Miranda Kerr's Leather Pants and Espadrille Sandals Look for Less

Miranda Kerr casual style for less
A leather pants, moto jacket and espadrille wedge combination is how model Miranda Kerr does spring fashion when she's in jet-setter mode. Inspired by her look, we rounded up some affordable wardrobe essentials that you can wear now and later. Miranda shows how important those basics really are, like a crisp white tee and timeless structured black satchel. Update the entire look with a strappy wedge espadrille sandal that adds texture and a touch of summer, plus a bright pop of color with your lipstick. Steal Miranda's style with finds starting at just $10 below...

Miranda Kerr leather pants look for less

Shop the Look for Less

T.J. Maxx Structured Satchel, $29.99 (also love this leather bag for $129.99) // H&M Faux Leather Pant, $29.99 // Miss Selfridge Faux Leather Biker Jacket, $95 // H&M Jersey Top, $9.99 // T.J. Maxx Espadrille Wedge, $29.99 // Nordstrom Sunglasses, $24

Miranda Kerr Photo Credit: STPR /

Denim on Denim: Heidi Klum's Jean Jacket and Kick-Flare Look for Less

Heidi Klum Look for Less
Step into summer and say 'Hello' to longer days, warmer weather and new adventures with this double-denim look from Heidi Klum. Heidi styled her matching kick-flare jeans and jacket with a ribbed tank, platform wedges, tote bag, hat and hoop earrings. My favorite part of this look is her accessories. Her bright pink fedora really pops against the neutral palette and her fringe-accented tote bag is perfect for carrying all of the essentials. Another plus? This look is ideal for summer travels. Heidi's outfit is cute and comfortable making it perfect for long car rides, aerial excursions (as she demonstrates), or simple walks around the city. Check out my curated finds below to find amazing deals starting at just $3.90.

Heidi Klum Look for Less

Heidi Klum Photo Credit: Pacific Coast News

BB's Link Round Up: Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale, Memorial Day Sales Picks and More

Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale and more must-read Memorial Day links and sales
Dress // Heels // Bag // Watch}

Memorial Day weekend is here, and that means it's time for SALES! My top pick, now that I've graduated to becoming a cardholding Nordstrom shopper, is the Nordstorm Half-Yearly Sale. I can honestly say I get it now - I get why every blogger and their cousin shops at Nordstrom. The mobile app is a dream, you get free shipping and returns, amazing product selection (from high to low designer and everything in between), trustworthy reviews, and real rewards for shopping. My local store even calls me and leaves me voicemails about special promotions! #yaycustomerservice

In case you're new to the sale, it’s up to 40% off your favorite designers and brands, now until June 5! Shop my top picks, plus more sales and must-read fashion links, below...and have an amazing holiday weekend, you guys! xoBB

Links of the Week:

College Fashion takes lace trim shorts from day to night.

Sydne Style makes us want to hit the beach in palm prints.

On the Payless Sole Style blog, I'm sharing 10 problems only women with wide-feet will understand. [spon]

Also on the Payless blog, check out my Flag Day craft ideas for kids - perfect for the Memorial Day weekend, too! [spon]

On Pinterest we're loving this easy flag fruit dessert.

Her Daily talks with Mindy Kaling about size, beauty and her cultural heritage.

{Shown above: I'm plotting my wedding guest outfit for summer, obsessed with a bright dress and nude accessories!

Dress // Heels // Tory Burch Bag // Kate Spade Watch}

Stylish Maternity Wear: Bar Refaeli's Biker Jacket and Midi Dress Look for Less

Bar Rafaeli maternity outfit look for less //
Model Bar Refaeli shows off her hot mama style in a black jersey midi dress accessorized with a biker jacket, moto boots and plaid shirt tied around the waist. While I think anyone could rock this outfit, I especially love this inspiration for stylish maternity wear. A black dress is a maternity fashion must-have...I remember wearing mine throughout all stages of my pregnancy, including a trip to fashion week when I was 7 months pregnant. Refaeli opted to style her LBD with a rock 'n' roll vibe...but her pieces are not only stylish, they're functional, too! I found that a small crossbody bag works well with a bump, and a shirt tied around the waist helps define and accentuate curves. And flat shoes are a must when you're on the go. Check out our complete look for less below, featuring finds from some of my favorite places to shop for stylish yet affordable maternity clothes...

Bar Rafaeli maternity outfit look for less //

Shop the Look for Less:

ASOS Biker Jacket, $78 // H&M Maternity Jersey Dress, $25 (also love this ASOS Maternity Cami Midi Dress, $19.50 in regular, tall or petite) // Forever 21 Boots, $28 // Forever 21 Plaid Shirt, $24.90 // T.J.Maxx Crossbody Bag, $14.99

Looking for more maternity style tips? Check out my maternity fashion must-haves checklist.

Bar Rafaeli Photo Credit: Solarpix, PacificCoastNews

Look for Less: J.Crew Chandelier Earrings + 30% Off Sale

J.Crew earrings look for less
Wedding season is upon us and if you're looking for ways to update a dress or jumpsuit you already own, look no further than the statement earring. I'm always drooling over J.Crew's somewhat pricey selection, no matter what time of year, which is why I was so excited to stumble upon an affordable jewelry site called Shamelessly Sparkly...browse their earrings and I think you'll agree, many of their items have a J.Crew-vibe (artsy, eclectic, chic) but at a fraction of the cost.

J.Crew's floral chandelier earrings are showstoppers and the colors are so unique...pair these with a little white dress for a summer party, or a blush/nude/black dress for wedding guest attire. They're $88 but 30% off this weekend with code WEEKEND - hooray! Want to save some cash? Opt for this pair at Shamelessly Sparkly...same gorgeous summer colors, but just $12.90. Which would you wear?

SPLURGE: J.Crew Floral Chandelier Earrings, $88 at (30% off with code WEEKEND. Ends 5/31.

SAVE: Crystal Statement Drops, $12.90 at