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Off the Rack: Easter Decor at Walmart

Easter decor has arrived at Walmart.
After I checked out the spring fashions at Walmart, we swung by the Easter decor aisle which is already brimming with candies, baskets, and every bunny/carrot/egg themed item you could possibly imagine. I liked the old-timey decor items with a vintage, homemade feel the best, like a little twigs and raffia rabbit, or a door sign that said 'Happy Easter' in brown and orange burlap.

My kids gravitated towards the items in the brightest, most unnatural neon colors imaginable, but somehow I managed to convince them that organic fruit snacks were a better shopping reward than Trolls (the movie) plastic Easter eggs (because we all think of Trolls when we think of Easter...?). Score one for Mom! Check out my pics below to see if there's anything cute you'll be adding to your spring festivities - most items were priced between just $3 and $15.

6 Oscar Trends to Try Now

Here are 6 red carpet fashion trends from the 2017 Oscars you'll want to try right now.
Last night's Oscars red carpet did not disappoint, from Jessica Biel and Emma Stone's gold perfection to Kirsten Dunst and Brie Larson's timeless black ballgown moments. Then there was Taraji P. Henson who brought the Old Hollywood glamour, while Naomie Harris and Hailee Steinfeld brought two different visions of modern elegance to the scene in shimmering white creations. These are just a few of the stars who made my best-dressed list...but what about real-life inspo? Here I've rounded up 6 fashion and beauty trends you can rock right now, from spring's must-have eyeshadow color to Halle Berry's under-$160 heels...and more!

BB's Weekly Link Round-Up: Spring Trends to Shop Now, Nordstrom Winter Sale and More

Shop these four spring trends under $50!

The Nordstrom Winter Sale ends tomorrow! I picked up this top, now 40% off!

Well + Good shares 5 easy decluttering tips you can implement before spring.

College Fashion styles tie-waist pants for day and night.

Sydne Style shows us how to make a cardigan set look modern.

Haute Pink Pretty is floral-print flirty.

The Kit says this color makeup is all the rage thanks to NYFW.

For those curious about my glasses as seen on Snapchat, I wear the Muse Classic from Wait for a coupon before you shop!

I'm obsessed with the Pioneer Woman's 'Adeline' collection at Walmart - it looks like vintage hobnail milkglass! I feel like the white color goes with modern and rustic decor styles.

This BP necklace is a great Kendra Scott dupe!

Mrs. Casual gives us a tour of her gorgeous gray and white dining room.

I bought this camo jacket and I love it. The print and colors are perfect, and it has a relaxed fit (I got the size small, so I'd say it fits true to size, no need to size up for that oversized feel).

Uh-oh: The Recessionista reports JCPenney is closing some of its stores.

Target Addict has the scoop on the new Oh Joy! Pet Collection at Target.

Join me tomorrow on Twitter to chat Oscars red carpet fashion!

Off the Rack: The Cutest Spring Fashions at Walmart

Cute stuff at Walmart
A few days ago I took a trip to Walmart (you may have caught some of the shopping fun on my Instagram Stories, hint hint!) to scope out what's new for spring. Admittedly my store didn't have a ton of new spring merch out yet, but I was able to hone in on a few fun new pieces that I snapped for you guys.

Topping the list are some very colorful boxy 'silk' tops in stripes and floral prints for $6.44 that are fun for work or the weekend. Style these a la J.Crew or Kate Spade for a fashion-forward look. I couldn't find them on but if I see them, I'll share the link.

Also if you're looking for new pastel jeggings or layering tops in hues like mint, pale pink or blue, Walmart has you covered. Look for Faded Glory, my favorite brand - they make the best cotton tees under $5!

In the accessories department, I spotted some fun tassel totes, lightweight boho scarves, and reversible faux leather totes - these are a great deal, easily look twice the price. Durable and great for work or the weekend.

Browse my pics for more inspiration and let me know if you've spotted anything cute at Walmart lately!

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Can You Guess Which Pom Pom Sneakers Cost More?

Can you guess which are the real Steve Madden pom pom sneakers?
Here's a fun little slip on sneaker I came across that you can find at multiple pricepoints, from the budget dupe that's just $29.99, to the mid-range Steve Madden pair for $89.95 (comes in three colors). There's also a pair by Sam Edelman for $99.95 with five colors to choose from! I'm sure my kids would make short work of the pom poms on these sneaks, but otherwise I think these are a sporty-chic option for spring that adds something extra to an easy-to-wear everyday shoe and takes it up a notch.

So can you guess which is which? Click a link below to find out!