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Elle Fanning's Crop Top and High-Waist Jeans Look for Less

Elle Fanning look for less
Elle Fanning was the picture of summer chic in a crop top and sandals as she took a stroll during the 70th Cannes Film Festival.

I love the simple color palette of crisp white and denim blue. Not a fan of the crop top? Swap in a tie-front white shirt (like this one) instead.

I also love the comfy double strap sandals that Elle is wearing. Upon closer inspection, you'll see the actress has fun with her accessories, from the crystal embellishments on the sandals to her Gucci glitter sunglasses ($375, You could even get in on the trend with this DIY glitter sunglasses tutorial!

MORE: Elle Fanning's Turtleneck Sweater and Platform Shoes Look for Less

Elle Fanning look for less

Shop the Look for Less:

TOP: Abercrombie & Fitch Crop Short Sleeve Shirt
JEANS: La Vie Rebecca Taylor High-Waist Jeans (40% off!)
SHOES: Steve Madden 'Jole' Sandals
SUNGLASSES: H&M Sunglasses // Exact match: Gucci Glitter sunglasses
BAG: Zara Crossbody Bag
EARRINGS: Baublebar Pearl Earrings (40% off)

Elle Fanning Photo Credit: CRYSTAL, PacificCoastNews

The Under $6 Lipstick Rita Ora Wore To The Billboard Music Awards

Rita Ora wears Rimmel liptick
I'm always on the lookout for a good nude lipstick, especially on a budget. Rimmel London spokesmodel Rita Ora recently wore the brand's new Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Latte To Go to the Billboard Music Awards - and it retails for a cool $5.49 at

Reviews give it 4.5 stars which is a very good endorsement. But I think Rita's gorgeous pout is endorsement enough - she looks amazing, and the nude lip is the perfect compliment to the rest of her makeup look and her black and white, crystal and lace dress by Francesco Scognamiglio.

Love the look? Shop her exact lip color below.

Rita Ora wears Rimmel liptick

Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews

Kourtney Kardashian's Satin Pajama Shirt and Mom Jeans Look for Less

Kourtney Kardashian showed off her amazing figure in high-waist jeans and a silk pajama shirt.
Kourtney Kardashian showed off her amazing figure in a pair of light wash high-waist jeans and her I.D. Sarrieri lace-paneled pajama top ($455,

This is the pajama trend done right...that perfect balance of boudoir-chic with the satin top (that looks like a real shirt), plus edgy mom jeans and strappy heels to keep things elevated.

With her hair pulled back, and the addition of the red tinted sunglasses and choker necklace, Kourtney is hitting all the right style notes here. Permission to copy with our under $100 finds below:

MORE: Chrissy Teigen Does the Pajama Trend Right

Kourtney Kardashian showed off her amazing figure in high-waist jeans and a silk pajama shirt.

Shop the Look for Less:

TOP: Forever 21 Satin Shirt (just $10!), exact match here
Missguided Plus-Size Satin Blouse
JEANS: Topshop Mom Jeans
SHOES: Schutz 'Myrcella' Strappy Heels (under $100)
NECKLACE: Express Layered Choker Necklace
SUNGLASSES: Bestum Red Tint Sunglasses
BAG: LC Lauren Conrad at Kohl's Bag
BRACELET: Screw Bracelet (Cartier dupe)

Kourtney Kardashian Photo Credit: CRYSTAL, PacificCoastNews

Links of the Day:

This Sterling Forever bangle at Nordstrom Rack is the best Miansai screw bracelet knockoff I've seen...and actually, the designer one is 40% off now making it a great buy, too!

Margot Robbie is a Retro Cutie in Polka Dots

Margot Robbie looks chic in a retro-minded polka dot dress and modern white sneakers.
Margot Robbie wore the cutest polka dot shirt dress as she arrived at LAX Airport a couple months back, but I thought this was the perfect Memorial Day look to wear right now. I'm pretty sure polka-dots never go out of style. Neither do shirt dresses. Put the two together and you have a match made in fashion heaven.

Add some modern white sneakers and a girl-next-door pony tail and you have just about the sweetest look around. I found an H&M wrap dress that looks identical to Margot's plus another amazing lookalike in case your size is sold out - I tried it on a couple weeks ago and now I think I'll have to go back and get it!

Margot Robbie looks chic in a retro-minded polka dot dress and modern white sneakers.

Shop the Look for Less:

DRESS: H&M Wrap Dress (under $25!)
I also love this dress (I actually tried it on recently and featured on Instagram Stories, fits true to size. Super cute!), just $44 and part of a BOGO 50% off sale. Also in plus and petite sizes.
SHOES: Steve Madden 'Bertie' Sneakers (under $30)
Puma Clyde Sneakers (exact match)
NECKLACE: LC Lauren Conrad Compass Necklace (just $8.40)
BAG: Sole Society 'Thalia' Saddle Bag (top rated)
SCARF: Forever 21 Square Scarf (Margot has one tied to her bag, not visible from this angle)

Margot Robbie Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews

Links of the Day:

Kohl's has launched a:glow, a new maternity clothing line. I'm glad to see this, because their maternity offerings when I was pregnant were really slim (and pricy)!

Everything is 50% off at J.Crew Factory all weekend long!

The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale is still going strong. I bought this $17 striped tee and may have worn it two days in a row already.

Take an extra 20% off select styles at with code TRE20. This one-shoulder top is a great Self-Portrait top look for less.

The folks at Goodpop were kind enough to send me a complimentary bag of their Organic Freezer Pops, available on Amazon, and my kids love them - and I love that they're all-natural. I'll definitely be ordering these again, so convenient - just pop in the freezer!

3 Memorial Day Outfit Ideas Under $100

Cute summer outfit ideas under $100 total!
Memorial Day weekend is here and I couldn’t be more excited! I love hanging out outside with a good barbeque complete with all the fixings and all the friends.

For my outfit plans, I always keep it casual while still managing a chic vibe. I love all these outfits because they’re cool, festive, and comfortable. Also, they’re all under one hundred bucks! So no need to splurge on your looks...instead focus on the food and all the fun you’ll be having!