Tuesday, August 14, 2012

designer look alikes : accessories

Accessories can add so much to an outfit.  They can make or break the look.  But, they can also make or break your bank account!  Adding a new pair of shoes, new bag or new jewelry can make an old outfit new again.  But, with many trends coming and going over night it is important to think about how much you'll wear an particular piece before you splurge on something that might be out of date tomorrow.

Big statement necklaces are so fun right now, but aren't always the most practical thing to spend all your money on... I love the way this J.Crew statement necklace looks with dressy and casual outfits, but $150 is a little steep!  When I found an awesome look alike from NY & Co. I jumped at the opportunity to buy the $25 version of a necklace I was coveting for a while.

J.Crew Bubble Necklace | New York & Co. Bib Necklace

With graduation and "the real world" right around the corner I have started shopping for professional clothing and accessories.  These J.Crew wedges ($228) are perfect for work, but this $80 pair from LOFT are even better, don't you think?

Don't you just love Michael Kors watches?  I could buy all of them, if it wasn't for the $275 price tag.  Anne Klein has a fabulous collection of watches with a much prettier price tag... $65!

Michael Kors Tortoise watch | Anne Klein Tortoise watch



  1. Great Post, Katherine!! Something I found that was exciting is that J.Crew has a factory link on their site, and there is a bubble necklace that's identical to the $150 one for $88! And I got it on sale for $66 with shipping and tax! The only difference is that the factory one comes in different colors (just as pretty! I got black), it's two beads less than the non-factory (which is even better since I'm smaller built), and it is not 14 caret gold plated (who would know).

    -Rachel @ A Preppy State of Mind

  2. Great more affordable finds!! I actually like The Loft's wedges more than the ones from JCrew! :-)

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings


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