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Calling It Now: This Is The 'It' Shoe for Spring

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I've seen this shoe pop up in my Instagram feed three times in the past two days, so I'm just going to go ahead and call it spring's unofficial "It" shoe! Also, last season I had a reader request to find a dupe for this designer version, and now just a few short months later, we have plenty of budget-friendly options. From Gap to Steve Madden, shop the season's must-have sandal under $60. The cognac seems to be the favorite color right now since it pairs so easily with whites, brights and neutrals, and you can easily anchor any look with a cognac leather bag to complete your accessorizing.

Get the Look:

1. twentiesgirlstyle // 2. memoirofapreppymom // 3. laurabeverlin // 4. Gap // 5. Steve Madden // 6. Marc Fisher LTD

The Blogger Duo Behind Whoa, Wait. Walmart? Launches a Fashion Line

Whoa Wait Walmart offers missy, maternity and plus size fashions under $25! All at
It's every fashion blogger's dream-come-true (yes, my own included!): The dynamic blogger duo behind the popular Instagram account Whoa, Wait. Walmart? has launched an exclusive fashion line at

The Whoa, Wait creators Bethany and Amanda have a knack for finding the coolest, most stylish finds at Walmart and sharing them with readers, so the apparel line is an extension of their style - and everything's picked with readers in mind. That means you'll find plenty of cute and cheap fashions in missy, plus and maternity sizes.

Think long tunic tops in fun floral prints, trendy cut-out shoulder dresses, and everyday essential denim in on-trend hues...perfect for stylish moms and busy gals on the go.

What's more, nothing is over $22 as far as I can tell...and according to the Whoa, Wait Instagram account, more styles and sizes will be added daily.

Check out the complete collection at and keep checking back for more items to come!

Here are some of my faves... (I'm planning on ordering the destructed denim and cargo vest ASAP!)

1. Top, $16.88

2. Vest, $15.50

3. Maternity Tunic, $17.58

4. Plus Cargo Joggers, $21.97

5. Jeans, $13.88

6. Dress, $16.88

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Kendall Jenner's Red Leather Jacket and White Lace-Up Pants Look for Less

Kendall Jenner explores Portabello Market in London wearing a red leather jacket and white lace-up leather pants.

Kendall Jenner explored the Portabello Road Market in London in a rocker chic red leather jacket, graphic tee and white leather lace-up pants.

She finished her look with aviator sunglasses and then added a sporty, modern touch with white sneakers that are not only stylish but comfortable, too, and perfect for a day of shopping and sightseeing.

Another accessory that's perfect for travel? A stylish fringe belt bag like this one by DV at Target - it's under $30 and also comes in brown!

And let's talk about those lace-up pants for a moment - these boudoir-inspired bottoms are a huge trend among all the Kardashian/Jenner girls but can look costumey if they're not done right. For Kendall's look I swapped in some white skinny pants with just a hint of lacing at the waist. If you want the full-on lace-up effect, try this pair or this plus-size pair in black.

MORE: Kendall Jenner's Bodycon Dress and Longline Duster Look for Less

Kendall Jenner explores Portabello Market in London wearing a red leather jacket and white lace-up leather pants.

Shop the Look for Less:

Forever 21 Faux Leather Moto Jacket, $34.90 // Forever 21 Lace-Up Twill Skinny Pants, $24.90 (or try these lace-up skinny pants in black or nude) // A+ by Aldo at Target 'Adria' Sneakers, $27.99 (save 25% with code STYLE) // Rock & Republic at Kohl's Graphic Tee, $33 // Aviator Sunglasses, $12.99 // dv at Target Fringe Belt Bag, $26.99 (save 25% with code STYLE)

Kendall Jenner Photo Credit: Palace Lee, PacificCoastNews

BB's Weekly Link Round-Up: Must-Have Mules, Spring Trends and More

Spring Trends 2017

Sydne Summer shows us what it's really like at New York Fashion Week.

The clearance section at Rachel Parcell is kind of a gold mine right now.

Marissa Webb teams up with blogger Fashioned Chicto showcase her Fall 2017 collection.

Gilt is selling premium hoodies to benefit Livelihood, an organization spearheaded by Ashley Biden that helps support grassroots revitalization programs.

I bought this camo print jacket and this oversized denim jacket at this week to get ready for spring. Fingers crossed they both fit!

Fashion Pulse Daily is loving the JINsoon x Chris Riggs Spring 2017 Graffiti Art Collection.

Corporette shares 10 shopping tips to get great deals on workwear.

College Fashion takes a pleated midi skirt from day to night.

People rounds up the best dressed stars at the 2017 Grammys.

Take an extra 50% off sale styles at LOFT!

Get 30% off your order with code WEEKEND at!

Save an extra 40% on sale items at!

Jewelry is up to 70% during the BaubleBar semi-annual sale!

These 'Kona' mules by Mossimo are giving me life! Great Gucci look for less, IT shoe of the season, and just $22.99 (plus save 25% with code STYLE).

I just discovered Moon River, reminds me of Free People and almost everything is under $100. Love this chunky sweater, just $42 during their winter sale!

The Look for Less: West Elm Pineapple Lamp

Add a stylish pineapple lamp to your decor from West Elm or the Better Homes and Gardens collection at Walmart (yes, Walmart!)
Pineapples are more popular than ever in fashion and home decor. They symbolize hospitality, they're exotic yet familiar, and they resemble works of art with their geometric good-looks and spiky coifs.

While browsing the Better Homes and Gardens collection at, I stumbled upon a chic pineapple lamp that would blend in with just about any room style - and it's under $30!

Meanwhile West Elm offers a gorgeous counterpart with a touch of gold, and it's now 20% off making it a great buy, too. Which would you pick?

The Look: West Elm Pineapple Lamp, $159 (Try code SAVE20 to get 20% off your order)

For Less: Better Homes and Gardens Pineapple Lamp, $27.66 at