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Olivia Munn's Shorts and Over-the-Knee Boots Look for Less, Plus Reed x Kohl's Sale

Get Olivia Munn's summer outfit for less.
If you can't wait to wear those fall boots right now, let Olivia Munn be your summer transitional outfit muse. The actress went for an unexpected pairing with a sleeveless button-front striped top, denim cut-offs and gray suede over-the-knee boots. She finished her Downtown cool look with a colorblock satchel and retro sunglasses. While recreating her look for less, I made sure to include two great sales worth noting: The Halogen 'Noble' Over-the-Knee Boots I found are part of the Nordstorm Anniversary Sale, and they are an amazing find. It's rare to find stylish and classy-looking OTK boots at this price - get these before they're gone! Prices go back up August 8. Then, her colorblock bag lookalike is from the Reed Krakoff for Kohl's collab...remember that one? Oh yeah, it's on sale now. Bags are BOGO, clothing is on clearance. It's a good day for retail therapy!

Get Olivia Munn's summer outfit for less.

Shop the Look for Less:


H&M Sleeveless Cotton Tunic, $24.99 (also love this Merona stripe tunic, $22.99) // Simply Vera Vera Wang Front-Back Earrings, $7 // BP Sunglasses, $12 // H&M Denim Shorts, $19.99 // Halogen 'Noble' Over-the-Knee Boot, $109.90 (after sale: $189.95) // REED for Kohl's Satchel, $119 (buy one, get one half off)


Sale Scoop: All Reed x Kohl's handbags are now buy one, get one half off. Plus shop Reed x Kohl's apparel on clearance - this jumpsuit as seen on Chanel Iman is just $39.20 (down from $98)!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is going strong! See what I bought here.

Rachel Bilson Wore a $35 Dress to the Cat & Jack for Target Launch Party

Celebrities celebrate the Cat & Jack kids' clothing launch party hosted by Target.
Shown above: Actress Rachel Bilson wears a Who What Wear printed midi dress ($34.99).


Target just launched a massive new kids' clothing line (see my in-store pics here), and celebrated with a celebrity-packed party in New York City. One of my favorite style muses who we don't get to see much these days - Rachel Bilson - looked chic in a Who What Wear for Target print midi dress. Her exact dress is still available online and in stores for regular and plus size in red or black for $34.99. We've shown our love for this dress before (here) - the length, sleeves and print make it look high-end. If I'm being perfectly honest I think the dress sorta overwhelms Rachel's petite frame here, but she's done her best to accessorize with fringe heels and animal print belt.

Blake Lively was also in attendance looking radiant with her mom-to-be glow that's got every celebrity news site buzzing. Her dress is not from Target, unfortunately. Camila Alves shined in a white wide-leg jumpsuit while Jenna Dewan-Tatum looked flirty in a stripe off-the-shoulder dress. See more pics after the jump!

Cat & Jack includes sizes 4-18 and 2T-5T, and Baby Cat & Jack includes sizes 0-24M. Toddler sizes available August 7. See the full line on Target.com.

Deal Alert: Save $5 when you spend $25 on Cat & Jack clothing with promo code KIDS.

Off the Rack: New Who What Wear and More Random Goodness at Target

The Budget Babe gives a dressing room review of Who What Wear at Target.


Earlier in the week I went to my happy place aka Target determined to try on clothes with my two boys in tow. I timed it so they had both just napped, and it worked out pretty well. It would be cool if the dressing room floors were made out of that rubbery stuff at playgrounds, just a thought. Anywho...I headed straight for the Who What Wear display, which rolls out new pieces every month. The first thing that caught my eye was this bell sleeve blouse - it is so on point! My store had one on the mannequin but I couldn't find any on the racks. I'll be checking back for this one!

Off the Rack: Cat & Jack Kids Clothing Arrives at Target

Cat & Jack is the new kids clothing line at Target.
For those of you heading to Target this weekend, you might want to check out the new Cat & Jack kids' clothing collection, which launched in stores mid-July. My store had unveiled apparel and accessories for girls and boys; a store employee wearing a Cat & Jack apron told me that toddler sizes would be arriving August 7. He seemed well informed about the new brand, which is replacing Target's Circo and Cherokee brands, and is poised to be a huge new source of revenue for the second-largest discount retailer in the United States. I overheard a Target manager briefing a group of employees on the new merchandise, telling them they'd be watching sales closely every day, and that Cat & Jack would be "huge." I tried to lean in closer for details but my own kids were making too much noise for me to hear much else.

Vintage Vibes: Alessandra Ambrosio's Rocker Tee and Ripped Denim Look for Less

Alessandra Ambrosio Look for Less
One thing that I love about fashion and styling is the ability to express yourself and transform your aesthetic. We've seen Alessandra Ambrosio as the glamorous model, the boho-chic hippie, and in this look she's a grunge babe. Alessandra styled her Junk Food AC/DC Raglan ($48) with ripped shorts, leather sneakers, flat lens sunglasses and a suede cross body bag. For jewelry, Alessandra layered lots of pieces including a lariat-style choker, bangles, loads of rings and small black hoop earrings. Her accessories are my absolute favorite and these details truly make this rock-inspired ensemble picture perfect. Read on to see how I recreated the look with some amazing finds, including a summer beauty essential from a fellow Team BB writer...

Alessandra Ambrosio Look for Less


Rosebud Salve was featured in Lauren's Summer Beauty Essentials. Be sure to check out Sophia's Picks, Dianna's Picks and of course, My Picks for even more beauty must-haves!


Sale Scoop: It's here! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is open to everyone starting today! Shop new fall arrivals at super steep discounts. Check out what I bought plus what top fashion bloggers are buying (here and here) during Nordstrom's biggest sale of the year. Popular items sell out quickly and prices go back up August 8th.


Alessandra Ambrosio Photo Credit: STPR, PRPhotos.com