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Video: Jane by Design Blogger Challenge Part I

Well ladies, here it is! My very first "haul" video for ABC Family's Jane by Design blogger challenge (details here).

For our first challenge, we were given $50 to shop for whatever we wanted. I used my money to create three celebrity-inspired outfits using items that I picked up at the clearance racks at one of my favorite stores.

If you have a minute to help me out, please give a shout-out to The Budget Babe on the Jane by Design Facebook page! You can also upload your own haul videos (a great way to gain exposure if you're a blogger). And thank you if you already have, your support means a lot!

This is not a sponsored campaign or anything. The winning blogger gets a mention on the show and gets to choose one of their readers to be featured on the style site.

I love it Dianna, how can you not win with those looks?
#1 Megan, The Frugalista Diaries (Homepage) on 2011-12-17 18:30 (Reply)
Thanks Megan :-)
#1.1 The Budget Babe on 2011-12-18 18:00 (Reply)
You did SUCH a great job - you are adorable and definitely win my vote! :-) I hope you win!!
#2 Penny Pincher Fashion (Homepage) on 2011-12-17 19:07 (Reply)
Thanks friend :-)
#2.1 The Budget Babe on 2011-12-18 17:59 (Reply)
THIS IS SO CUTE! I love the video. I shopped at Kohls once and got so overwhelmed I left within a few minutes. I'm definitely going to go back and get some stuff. You have totally inspired me! : )
#3 Julia @ Boyfriends Make You Fat (Homepage) on 2011-12-17 19:27 (Reply)
Thanks! I should probably do a post on how to shop Kohl's - it helps if you have a Kohl's charge because then you get coupons all the time and Kohl's cash. I wouldn't recommend it unless you find yourself shopping there a lot. Just don't pay full price at Kohl's, they have sales all the time :-)
#3.1 The Budget Babe on 2011-12-18 17:59 (Reply)
Awesome video! P.S. I went to the facebook page too.
#4 Kim on 2011-12-17 22:15 (Reply)
#4.1 The Budget Babe on 2011-12-18 17:56 (Reply)
I had to go to Kohl's and find those pants! Luckily I found my size in the rust and navy blue. :-)
#5 Tracie on 2011-12-18 14:00 (Reply)
nice! i didn't see the navy, otherwise i would have scooped those up too.
#5.1 The Budget Babe on 2011-12-18 17:55 (Reply)
Yeah the navy are nice. I wished they had the grey in my size.
#5.1.1 Tracie on 2011-12-18 19:12 (Reply)
Awesome and fun! Great song choice, too! Who is it?
#6 Andi on 2011-12-18 15:03 (Reply)
"Ce Jeu" by Yelle. thx!
#6.1 The Budget Babe on 2011-12-18 17:53 (Reply)
amazing finds!!
love the fur vest.
#7 Nicole @ Giraffelegs (Homepage) on 2011-12-18 21:39 (Reply)
Fantastic! I love how you put together 3 outfits that definitely look as good as the celebs' outfits that inspired them. Good luck! (Your video was one of my favorites!)
#8 M on 2011-12-19 00:34 (Reply)
thank you, i am trying! ;-)
#8.1 The Budget Babe on 2011-12-19 10:46 (Reply)
You are seriously the cutest! I am so proud of you for doing the video, I know how nervous you were! Great picks, fab pieces and inspiring. XOXO
#9 Mandy @ in the fashion lane (Homepage) on 2011-12-19 02:26 (Reply)
Thanks so much, if I didn't have readers like you and everyone who has commented I would never do something like this.
#9.1 The Budget Babe on 2011-12-19 10:45 (Reply)
Love this SO MUCH! Great video, great pieces!! xo @LindsTR
#10 Lindsey R. (Homepage) on 2011-12-19 11:15 (Reply)
yay! glad you liked it!!
#10.1 The Budget Babe on 2011-12-19 16:10 (Reply)
Are you wearing the leopard print cardigan from NY&Company? With the teal spots? I have that one too!
#11 Tracie on 2011-12-19 15:38 (Reply)
Mine is MNG by Mango that I got at JCPenney a little while back but I bet they look similar. I'm convinced you can never have enough leopard cardis in your closet. I'm on the hunt for a longer, warmer one that I can wear in freezing weather like we're having today.
#11.1 The Budget Babe on 2011-12-19 16:12 (Reply)
I agree! I finally found a brown and black one at JCrew on sale. A total find!
#11.1.1 Tracie on 2011-12-19 18:02 (Reply)
Huh. I was just there today! Picked up some amazing gifts while things were an extra 30% off. I'll have to go back and look for that cardigan!
# The Budget Babe on 2011-12-19 19:33 (Reply)
Great video! What song is playing in the background?
#12 Mariah on 2011-12-20 15:37 (Reply)
So cute! I'm inspired!
#13 mary on 2011-12-21 19:49 (Reply)
Dianna, I cannot believe that you were nervous about doing a vlog. You KILLED it! And you're going to need to teach me how to edit videos...this is so incredible!
#14 Lia ~ Smart n Snazzy (Homepage) on 2011-12-24 13:55 (Reply)
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