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Effortless Outfits for Your Next Intense Workout

Effortless outfits are easy to put together with our expertly curated affordable picks.
As Rihanna once said, "Work, work, work, work, work, work" and that's what I've been doing all summer at the gym. I'm getting ready for a half marathon and it's just around the corner! Putting in long hours at the gym and track can be monotonous and dull but one way to spice things up is through your activewear. Whenever I'm wearing a killer running outfit I feel like I'm about to have a killer workout. It's sort of like the "look good, feel good" concept. You will look amazing in these Julianne Hough, Taylor Swift, and Kendall Jenner inspired workout outfits, with pieces all under $60.

3 Dorm Ideas for 3 Style Personas

Dorm Room Decor Ideas on a Budget
Summer is coming to a close and school is starting soon! I don't know about you all but I can't wait to get back to my college campus. One of my favorite things about starting a new school year is decorating! You have free reign on how to decorate your space and can express yourself through your choices.

With that being said, here are three dorm room ideas for three types of girls. Although they are all different in style, they have one thing in common: All of the items are under $100! Read on for budget-friendly picks from some of my favorite places to shop for dorm decor, including my all-time favorite sheets, my favorite quilt for that home-away-from-home feel and more.

3 Ways to Wear: Distressed Straight Leg Jeans

Here are 3 ways to wear distressed straight leg jeans.
My favorite trend for 2016 is minimalism and the way that street-style stars like Kendall Jenner are rocking the look in monochromatic styles with a hint of grunge. One must-have for achieving this new minimalist look is a great pair of distressed or destroyed denim. Boyfriend jeans were hot for the summer but as we segue into fall, one up and coming trend is distressed straight-leg denim. These jeans from With Chic ($54.59) are perfect for this time of year as we wrap up summer and start to think about fall. From a sporty daytime look to a sultry party-girl ensemble, read on to see how I styled these rockin’ jeans in 3 ways, featuring pieces under $60.

The Best Shoes to Shop at DSW Right This Minute

Best Summer Shoes 2016

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I was feeling especially inspired after a shoe shopping trip to DSW the other day, so I got busy and wrote this piece. I personally own 4 of the 7 styles shown here, and I may go back for more! If you're not sure what to buy, focus on old-school tennis shoes, platforms, gladiators and anything 90s inspired. These are my top 7 shoe picks to carry you through the summer season in style (and even the fall, really) - and they're all under $100.

Sophia’s Picks: Summer Beauty Essentials

Team Budget Babe's Sophia shares her summer beauty essentials.
If you're like me, the summer heat makes your hair frizzy and your face oily; two things that are a girl's worst nightmare. Even though I love competing with friends to see who can get the tannest during the summer, I prefer the winter months because that's when my hair and complexion looks its best. I always carry a few products in my tote so that throughout my day I can freshen up without spending hours in front of the mirror. Here are five products that save my life during the summer and that are currently in my tote bag. Number three is my favorite...what’s yours?