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Saturday, February 2, 2013

J. Crew Looks for Less


It's been a while since I've done one of my "splurge or steal" posts featuring pieces similar in style to the popular J. Crew versions.  But with spring's new arrivals out, I decided this was the perfect time to show how you can try out the trends for less (J. Crew styles on the left vs. budget-friendly styles on the right).  I just ordered the striped shirt below and am now seriously eyeing those lilac chinos!  Which is your favorite?


4) J. Crew Nora Flats - $138 // Mossimo Ona Flats - $19.99

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26 comments :

ZADIN said...

I'm always happy to see the "Look for less" post.

www.zadinblog.com

Ashleigh said...

very good post! I love the looks for less. J Crew isn't really in my budget. Your options are spot-on.
-Ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Jane said...

I love it! Starred it in my Google Reader. I've actually never been to JCP, but this is good motivation!

Best,
Jane

Shanna Johnson said...

Love this post! I'm always on the lookout for cheaper versions of the higher-priced looks. Thanks for giving these great options!

Shanna
http://cheapersideoflife.blogspot.com

Ps...Love your blog! Maybe you could check out mine, too?

A J said...

I love posts like this!! Ya know what's funny, I like all of the less expensive versions better! Those flats are too cute.

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

ZxM Style-Squared said...

that is awesome!!!thank you for sharing!!!:)

Sunday Dreaming said...

I love these looks for less posts, as well. I actually found boat neck color block stripe shirts at Old Navy that aren't on their website - exactly like the one you posted. I got one where the top part is lilac and the bottom is navy and white striped. They were on sale, too, only $6.00! I felt like I got a great deal since I've been eyeing the JCrew one for a while but it was out of my price range.

Caroline said...

These are great finds! I love the Spring collection from JCrew but there is no way I can afford all of it!

~ Caroline
http://peachykeencaroline.blogspot.com/

Karrie Harper said...

Love this post! I really need to check out JCP and their "new look". Great finds!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Love! They have a super soft, comfy chambray shirt at Target too!

Isa said...

I love these, especially the striped shirt. JCrew shirts tend to fit rather unflatteringly, too, there's a good chance the JCP fit better!

http://lasaloperie.blogspot.com.br/

Cherry and Loon said...

Love! I'l have to make my way to a JCP for that shirt, post-haste!

Elizabeth said...

Love this post! I can't get enough of J.Crew and am always looking for similar, cheaper options.

xx Elizabeth
Champaign Taste

Jin said...

thanks for sharing!I love J.Crew but they are too expensive. I haven't been to JCP in forever.

xo, jin
www.jinfitness.com

Jordan Skiles said...

Just try and keep me out of JCP tomorrow!! I'm pumped! Thanks!!

xo, Jordan
opal-and-violet.blogspot.com

Allie Emme said...

Love this! Did a similar post on my blog.
xx Allie
A Song to Pass the Time

Jenny / Rocknrollerr said...

perfect looks!

X Jenny
Rocknrollerr.com

Lady of Style said...

Especially love the denim selection and the striped ballerinas!

Annette
Lady of Style

secretivestyle.com said...

Love this! I just bought a F21 top that is IDENTICAL (in looks, obvi not the price) to J.Crew and I can't wait to get it!! x

AnnO said...

Excellent post! Huge help. Thanks for doing all the work for us! Cheers -

Jeans and a Teacup said...

I love J.Crew but I've never bought something from there because it's just to darn expensive! Even when things go on "sale". But your looks for less items are a perfect match! Love it!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Lauren Gordon-Thomson said...

That striped shirt is a dead ringer. Great find.

Lauren x
Gordon + Gold

Jamie said...

Great finds! Thanks for sharing!

Jamie
Forever81

Brooklyngal said...

Polka dots and stripes are definitely two of my weaknesses. Great picks!

Nora
www.penchantforpretty.com

Ruby Girl said...

genius post. great finds!

myfashionhub said...

This is genius. JCrew is indeed overpriced since the style is preppy, casual. I love how Old Navy is a lower-end brand but has good basic pieces similar to Gap & Banana Republic. They're owned by the same company after all.

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