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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Double-Take

Since so many of you wrote & told me how much you appreciated last week's "look for less" post, I decided to do another one...again specifically focusing on J. Crew styles that I found affordable similar versions of.  I completely believe in certain investment items if they are things you know you will wear over and over again and will get your money's worth.  That being said, sometimes finding wallet-friendly pieces is a great way to try out a trend without regretting it later when styles change.



1) J. Crew Peter Pan Collar Tee - $65 / Forever 21 Collared Sweater - $15.50 (I bought this one!)
2) J. Crew Tippi Sweater - $79.50 / Forever 21 Essential Sweater - $15.80 (more colors available)
3) J. Crew Martina Suede Wedges - $228 / Forever 21 Almond Toe Wedges - $24.80 (also in burgundy)
5) J. Crew Silk Colorblock Pants - $128 / Worthington Tuxedo Ankle Pants - $25 (comes in tall too!)

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jenn~the stylish housewife said...

loving the peter pan collar tee! can't wait to see how you style it!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

cpalmisanodillard said...

This is awesome!!! I love the look for less when the 'less' is so super affordable.

Miss Ashleigh said...

I actually adore the forever 21 peter pan collar sweater more! Since I have banned myself from full price shopping, I may have to DIY something similar with thrift store goodies. I love your "for less" looks, they are spot on. Usually you have to sacrifice something when you go to "less."
-ashleigh
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

lchallis said...

this is great! thanks for the finds!

Karen L said...

I love finding more affordable replicas- or sometimes, in my case, sewing my own!! Gotta love Forever 21! Thanks for sharing your great finds!

~Karen
www.sewstitchincute.blogspot.com

2 Girls, 2 Cities said...

I can't believe how many pieces F21 had similar to JCrew! Thanks for sharing! - J
2girlsin2cities.blogspot.com

glitzyblues.com said...

It's crazy how exact of a match you find! Really hope you keep doing these, LOVE them!!

Xo, Rachel
Glitzy Blues

Sweet said...

It is really a good deal..
Thanks!!
https://daybydayfashiondotcom.wordpress.com/

For All Things Lovely said...

These look almost exactly the same! You did great with this fun post, love it! xo.
Megan

www.forallthingslovelymr.blogspot.com

A J said...

Thanks for sharing! I'm definitely going to check out the essential sweater and the shoes!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

Citrus - Refreshing Fashion said...

love these posts of urs :)love some style stealers!

Meghan
citrusrefreshingfashion.blogspot.com

Levi (tlnique) said...

Great post! I like the graphic trousers! They look sporty yet fashionable

www.tlnique.blogspot.com

Natasha xoxo said...

Lovin' those wedges!

xo, tasha
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sarahsreallife said...

Nice dopplegangers! Sometimes you're probably sacrificing quality, but as long as you don't overwear or overwash you can probably get away with it :)

Sarah's Real Life

❁ S T E P H said...

looove the bright colored wedges! :) xx


skinnyfoxx.blogspot.com

Alyson said...

Loving the alternatives! So similar, though I'm sure a little different in person. That purple sweater is great though and last week while in NY I saw someone wearing the tuxedo pants. SHe was from Saks and I'm sure hers were pricey however I actually like your more affordable fitted version... if I could pull them off!

Monica Rose {finer feelings} said...

This is an amazing list - thank you so much! I really appreciate the time you take to find these budget-friendly options, I know it's not easy!

finer feelings

alongobucco said...

I love the sweater with the Peter Pan collar. Such a cute touch!

-Alyssa
The Glossy Life

Lotus Blossom Design said...

we love looks for less post! great finds xo

J Ciriello said...

love the plaid forever 21 pants. i was going to order them on-line but i never know with F21 sizing. feel like i have to try them on to know how they fit.

in my current post, i have on a really cute pair of pink capri pants from gap that i just got on sale for $25

Not Going Out Like That

myboringcloset.com said...

I actually like the Worthington tuxedo pants better than the J. Crew ones! Love these choices. Thanks for sharing! xo Lacey

Misty Angel said...

Love the plaid pants!!

balancingahecticworld.blogspot.com

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

cute peter pan collar
Xo Megan

Arden said...

Both trousers are gorgeous... xx

Alexandra said...

I am so in love with those plaid ankle pants! Love how many amazing deals you found here, they all seriously are just as covetable as the splurges!

Alexandra xo

tovogueorbust.com

jules said...

this is awesome, thank you!


xo julesinflats.com

the Queen City Style said...

Wow, Kimberly. Impressive post. I am a lover of all things J. Crew and, like you, am much more cost conscious now working as a full time stay at home Mom. Thank you for this! You have such a fantastic niche in the blogosphere.
Whitley
www.thequeencitystyle.com

JennyScribbles said...

thx for posting this
i love reading your similar posts, we can all save money just if we look around :)

xo
jen
www.jennyscribbles.com

ICD Home and Wear said...

Great post! I love everything, especially the Peter Pan collar!

Alisha
ICDhomeandwearblog.blogspot.com

Rachael said...

I love these looks! It's especially nice to not invest too heavily in passing trends but still so fun to be a part of them! I love your blog, newest follower!

Rachael

www.slurfeefrenchie.blogspot.com

hillary d. said...

How did you make this picture with the different items and text? What program did you use? I'm starting my own blog and I'm asking for advice from some of my favorite bloggers!

Thanks in advance!

RachieCakes said...

I love these posts!!

xo Rach
rachiecakes-rachael.blogspot.com

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

Awesome post - these are all such great finds!! I love the plaid pants.

The Desert Fox said...

Great post! Love the collage, you are damn fabulous even when you're not in the post (as in outfit photo hehe)

x

TaraMixandMatch said...

Such great finds! I love those teal wedges!

SK said...

I love this!! You really need to do this more often :)

sincerelysk.blogspot.com

sensiblychic said...

love the sweater with the cute collar, but really love all your finds

Michelle Porth said...

Thank you for sharing-- I love these posts! So much more affordable, and just as cute :)

Ramona said...

I absolutely agree with you there is the time when to spend and thre is a time when to save. I like these styling tips which you gave. great post.

xoxo Ra

An said...

I love that you found those great J. Crew looks for less!

An
www.thestylerx.com

An Nicole said...

I love that you found those great J Crew pieces for less!

An
www.thestylerx.com

Metajojuana Nyt said...

Great blog!! Love all your pics!! Would you like to follow each other?

Love,Nyt
from
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Sydney said...

Thank you!

Perpetuity said...

I have been wanting a pair of tuxedo pants and had recently seen the worthington ones. Really wondering how the fit is!

Becoming Refined said...

The wedges are my fave, the bright color adds a pop to any look.

Jamie said...

Wow, thats crazy! Great finds!

Jamie
forevereightyone.blogspot.com

Tally Bruning said...

Love all of these looks for less! I'm going to have to snag some of them!

Jill said...

I own the top three items already! Great minds think alike! I ordered the peterpan collared one in white, scored that actuall tippi sweater for $23(only one left in the store that just happened to be on the sale rack in my size!!) and those melind wedges i have in hot pink and patent oxblood! loving those tuxedo pants!
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