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Aveda sent me a sample of their Shampure Dry Shampoo and I love it. I will use other dry shampoos in a pinch but always worry that I'm inhaling tons of toxic ingredients, which is why I'm so excited to have discovered this Aveda product - it's non-aerosol, made in the USA, smells great, and very effective.

Mark your calendars: Sarah Jessica Parker will be taking over Amazon's shopping show Style Code Live this Tuesday, September 27th. Watch the show trailer!

College Fashion takes a lace-up sweater from day to night.

More says pumpkin spice hair is officially a trend. #saywhat

I noticed you can get a free subscription to People Magazine, no strings attached, with your $40 purchase at Lulu's. This gorgeous sweater will get you there!

SheFinds is giving away 100 brightening eye creams from Perricone MD.

Pants are 40% off at Express...the new Barely Boot style looks just right for all your girl boss needs. Also, they have an amazing selection of bomber jackets.

Have you seen this!? Ear makeup is the next big makeup trend, as seen on the Proenza Schouler (pronounced SCHOOL-er, so I just learned) NYFW runways earlier this month.

Love this: Sydne Style talks about the top colors to wear for Fall 2016.

On Pinterest we're loving how Aimee Song styled her longline vest. Recreate with this Merona at Target sleeveless blazer.

Shown above: Blazer // Dry Shampoo // Sweater


Bomber Beauty: Sara Sampaio's Satin Jacket and Ankle Boots Look for Less

Model Sara Sampaio nails all the fall trends at Milan Fashion Week 2016.
Did you catch our round-up of some of the best bomber jackets on a budget for fall? This outerwear piece is a must-have, and this Milan Fashion Week streetstyle shot is just further evidence of the trend's strength. Victoria's Secret model Sara Sampaio was photographed wearing a decorated bomber jacket atop a ruffled little black dress, which she accessorized with a red Chanel purse and pointy buckle embellished heeled ankle boots. A choker and mirrored sunnies complete this flawless fashion week ensemble. Her jacket could just as easily be paired with a white t-shirt and jeans (similar to this Rosie Huntington-Whiteley look) for a more casual effect. Get the look for less with a bomber jacket from River Island (they have dozens of options under $100), plus more fab finds starting at just $5.90...


Model Sara Sampaio nails all the fall trends at Milan Fashion Week 2016.

Shop the Look for Less:


River Island Bomber Jacket, $60 (down from $96) // H&M Dress, $34.99 // Who What Wear at Target Bag, $30 // Topshop 'Humour' Pointy Toe Boot, $140 (also loving this steal) // Sole Society Sunglasses, $15 // Forever 21 Choker, $5.90


Sara Sampaio Photo Credit: IPA, PacificCoastNews


The Look for Less: Valentino Patent Leather Ankle Boots

Get Valentino's black patent leather midi boots look for less.
If you've been paying close attention to our celebrity style section, you may have noticed block heels are a big trend for Fall 2016. From the runways to the streets, we've seen Bella Hadid pair her patent leather block heels with a camel sweater and burgundy mini skirt, while Kendall Jenner wore her patent leather midi boots with a satin camisole and black mini skirt. For $945, a pair of expertly crafted Valentino patent leather block heel boots can be yours, but luckily we found the look for less ($40 to be exact) at Forever 21. I think you'll get a lot of mileage out of this style for fall that hits on so many trends while still being wearable and timeless.

Splurge: Valentino Patent Leather Ankle Boots, $945 at netaporter.com

Steal: Forever 21 Ankle Boots, $39.90 at forever21.com

Throwback Thursday: Emily Ratajkowski's Black Tee Dress and Suede Boots Look for Less

Emily Ratajkowski Look for Less
For our fashion flashback this week, we're looking into the not-so-distant past — 2015 to be exact — to steal some style inspiration from model Emily Ratajkowski. Here the 'Blurred Lines' beauty rocks a simple black t-shirt dress, over-the-knee suede boots and a mustard hued handbag. Emily stayed true to the outfit's overall minimalism by accessorizing with a silver ring, round clear-lens glasses and a pinky-nude lip. The dress is definitely a closet staple; dress it up with a pair of boots like Emily or keep it casual and pair it with classic sneakers for the athleisure look. Each aesthetic is effortless and embodies that signature 'model off-duty' style. Read on to shop my curations to get Emily's look, including a similar pair of boots from Boohoo that won't break the bank!

Emily Ratajkowski Look for Less


Emily Ratajkowski Photo Credit: Palace Lee, Pacific Coast News


9 Bomber Jackets Under $50

Shop these 9 bomber jacket picks under $50.
Fall 2016's must-have piece of outerwear is the bomber jacket, and luckily for us gals on a budget, it's easy to find one to rock under $50. Here I've rounded up some of my faves, from a femme floral jacket by Who What Wear at Target, to a classic bomber jacket in a rich burgundy hue from American Eagle Outfitters. You can easily pair your bomber with a t-shirt and jeans or get creative and layer them with polished separates, dresses or your go-to athleisure look (like Gigi Hadid) for an outfit that's totally on-point for fall. Read on to shop my 9 favorite picks that won't break the bank...