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Gabrielle Union's Look for Less: Stella McCartney Mixed Print Dress

Gabrielle Union Stella McCartney Mix Media Dress Look for Less
Can't decide whether to go with stripes or plaid? Problem solved. Gabrielle Union is bold and girly in this flouncy asymmetric zip mix print dress by Stella McCartney, which retails at $1,240. In our humble opinion, we prefer this one from Tommy Hilfiger - a little less stark in its contrasting prints, yet still unique and looks great with white loafers! But, we will give Gabrielle major credit for good taste with the Sam Edelman bag. Speaking of, these Lia Studded Loafers are another winning option for this outfit, if you're in the market for a good pair of white shoes above $100!



Nina Dobrev's Plaid Shirt, Denim Cutoffs, and Black Pumps Look for Less

Nina Dobrev's Plaid Shirt Black Pump Look for Less
Pumps and denim shorts isn't a combo we see often! But the beyond adorable Nina Dobrev totally makes it work and seamlessly combines classy, casual & edgy. You likely have a plaid shirt, basic tee, and shorts in your closet, so this is a super example of how to play them up and get creative with your look - accessories help with that by way of an eclectic silver statement necklace and ladylike chain strap crossbody bag.



Rosie Huntington-Whitely's Striped Button Down and Black Blazer Look for Less

Rosie Huntington-Whitely Striped Button Down and Black Blazer Look for Less
Rosie Huntington-Whitely looks runway-fierce in a Paige Denim button down shirt and high rise jeans with a black blazer draped over her shoulders. She amplifies these wardrobe staples trendy rigid sunglasses, suede mules, and a Gucci chain strap shoulder bag. Her personalized iPhone case is from CHAOS for $216, but there are tons of sites like Etsy where you can have one done for much less!



Kailan's 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Haul Review

Kailan's 2018 Nordstrom Sale Haul Try-On
Usually when I order clothes online, I always return at least one item. Not this time! My Nordstrom Sale picks did not fail me and I'll tell you now: if there are sizes left in any of these items, go for it! Since the stock is dwindling down at this point, I have suggestions for alternatives, along with some quick styling ideas!



Get the Look for Less: Ashlee Simpson's Red Floral Blouse and Wide Leg Cropped Pants

Ashlee Simpson Red Floral Blouse and Wide Leg Pants Look for Less
Ashley Simpson wears a bold pair of wide leg cropped pants and a red floral blouse, and we don't hate it. Though the pants look like they might need some ironing, the belt is super flattering and the snake print pumps create an edginess with mixed prints. The Michael Kors pumps we found are on sale from $135 down to $65! But the real question here is: would you rock pants like these?