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Look for Less: Self Portrait 'Louisa' Lace Dress

Self Portrait lace dress look for less
I know many of you are looking for wedding guest dresses and other special occasion dresses, so I wanted to draw your attention to the Aqua brand at Bloomingdales. For around $100 (sometimes less on sale) you'll find some of the most unique, eye-catching, where-did-she-get that, best-dressed-guest dresses around. Most are designer-inspired, like this Self Portrait lookalike. Gorgeous! Check out more of my favorites in the widget below.

THE LOOK: Self Portrait 'Louisa' Lace Dress, was $460 at

FOR LESS: Aqua Floral Lace Dress, $118 at

Look for Less: Levi's Ripped High Waist Skinny Jeans

Levi's jeans look for less
You've probably seen these on all the fashion bloggers - the popular Levi's 721 Ripped High Waist Skinny Jeans. These feature two large rips on the knees and that's it. I love the look and I love Levi's but one thing I've learned is that jeans with prominent rips and distressing tend not to wash and wear all that well, which is why I'm eying this look for less at American Eagle. They're currently buy one, get one half off, too, which brings the price down further. And they come in short, regular and long lengths!

THE LOOK: Levi's Ripped High-Waist Skinny Jeans, $98 at

FOR LESS: Ripped High-Waist Skinny Jeans, $49.95 plus BOGO at

Look for Less: Splendid Ruffle Sleeve Tee

Splendid ruffle tee look for less
Ruffle sleeves give an edgy camo tee a feminine feel. I'm loving Splendid's take on this trend but found a look for less that's super cute and just $25! Comes in 6 colors in case camo isn't your thing (but how could it not be?!) and they're currently buy one, get one half-off.

THE LOOK: Splendid Ruffle Sleeve Tee, $58 at

FOR LESS: Ruffle Sleeve tee, $24.95 at

Reese Witherspoon's Scallop-Hem Denim and Blazer

Reese Witherspoon's Scallop-Hem Jeans & Blazer
Reese Witherspoon knows it’s all in the details! From the scallop-hem jeans and tote, to a gold-buttoned blazer with a patterned blouse, she manages a sharp but feminine look perfect for spring.

Look for Less: Free People 'Mont Blanc' Sandal

Free People 'Mont Blanc' Asymmetrical Sandal Flat Open Toe Dupe
Made of genuine leather, the Free People 'Mont Blanc' sandal is $168 and comes in 11 colors. It's similar to the Free People 'Royale' flat but features an open toe.

Get the look for less with the 1. State 'Celvin' asymmetrical flat. It's $97.95, comes in 3 colors and is also made of genuine leather.

If you want to save even more, try a faux leather option - I found a bunch on Amazon! Check them out in the widget below.

THE LOOK: Free People 'Mont Blanc' sandal ($168 at

FOR LESS: 1. State 'Celvin' Asymmetrical Flat ($97.95 at

See all our looks for less here.