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Beach Beauty: Alessandra Ambrosio's Navy Bardot Top and Destroyed Denim Shorts

Alessandra Ambrosio Look for Less
Soak up the sun during summer's lingering heat with this breezy outfit inspired by Alessandra Ambrosio. The model paired a navy striped bardot top with a pair of distressed shorts, a floppy sunhat, silver jewelry and round metal sunglasses. Not pictured on Alessandra are the white thong sandals and black woven cross body bag that she left behind to play around in the sand. This ensemble serves as perfect inspiration right now. Summer styles are just starting to go on clearance to make way for fall, even though the heat will be lingering on, and Alessandra's off-the-shoulder top can easily transition into the fall by styling it with jeans and a pair of suede ankle booties! With pieces starting at just under $5, grab these amazing deals while you can...

Alessandra Ambrosio Look for Less

Alessandra Ambrosio Photo Credit: Pacific Coast News


LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's Fall 2016 Look Book

LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's
At first glance, Lauren Conrad's latest Fall collection for Kohl's looks a lot like past seasons, with feminine florals, pretty tops and essentials like skinny jeans and ankle boots (which we will gladly take one of each, thank you). But look closer and you'll see a wearable line that's totally in step with fall's dark romance trend as seen on the runways. Think lace, cold-shoulders, bow-ties, opaque tights and edgy boots paired with flirty dresses and skirts. Moody hues like mauve, moss green and merlot enliven the color palette.

Spot the Real: Raw Hem Straight Leg Jeans

Can you guess which raw edge jeans cost more?
If you're looking to add another item to your denim portfolio for fall, consider the raw hem trend. I'm seeing jeans with an unfinished raw edge at all pricepoints, from Topshop's totally on-trend straight leg raw hem jeans ($80 at nordstrom.com) to a very similar look for less elsewhere that's just $25 and change. While many of the latest denim trends aren't work appropriate, this flattering style with just a hint of fray is subtle enough to wear on a casual Friday yet still on-point stylewise. See if you can spot the real from the steal by clicking a link below!


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Thanks once again to reader Julianne for the tip!

Golden Girl: Kendall Jenner's Silk Camisole and Black Miniskirt Look for Less

Kendall Jenner Look for Less
Vogue's September cover girl, Kendall Jenner, has been dominating the street-style scene all year and her latest look is no exception. Kendall wore a silky lace-trimmed camisole, paired with a wool mini skirt featuring bold embellishments, patent leather boots, stacked gold rings and a pearl detailed velvet choker from Dries Van Noten ($364). To keep all eyes on the outfit, she paired it with a neutral makeup look featuring a pinky brown nude lip. I've been obsessed with the recent resurgence of '90s trends, especially the choker, and Vanessa Mooney Lestat Burgundy Choker ($29) is a total dupe for Kendall's pick and perfect for fall! Read on to score more amazing finds starting at just $6...

Kendall Jenner Look for Less


Kendall Jenner Photo Credit: Gotpap, PRPhotos.com


BB's Weekly Link Round Up: Fall Must-Haves, Frosé and More

Fall must-haves at TheBudgetBabe.com


I'm loving the new A+ Designed by Aldo Fall accessories at Target, like these studded ankle boots.

On the Payless Sole Style blog, I'm sharing the best summer shoe styles for guys. [Sponsored]

Head to the farmer's market this weekend in an off-the-shoulder look inspired by Sydne Summer.

College Fashion puts together 3 summer outfits under $100.

HerDaily rounds up 5 of the best free apps you need to download now.

SheFinds found a great Chloe handbag dupe.

Emily Henderson shows you how to style a credenza. #pinning

Calling it now: These photos of The Sweetest Thing in her $23 off-shoulder sweater will go viral on Pinterest.

Nitrolicious shares pics of the H&M Studio A/W2016 campaign.

The Stripe will inspire you to make frosé this weekend. #yum

I can't believe this backpack is by Vera Bradley. #believeit

NYC designer Rebecca Taylor launched a little sister line called La Vie.

Refinery29 does the legwork for you with their editor picks at Old Navy. (Thanks to reader Julianne for the tip!)

Read on for a farewell note from our summer intern, Sophia! Your style, creativity and positivity will be missed. xoxoBB