I happened to swoon over this necklace from J.Crew. . .
Ain’t she a beauty?
Well, at $120.00 a pop, I couldn’t quite justify that purchase.
So I pinned it to Pinterest instead.
But THANKS to my awesome pinterest followers, I was told to go to ebay and see if I can find a similar version there.
And I did. For $17.98.
So I bought it, pretty much expecting it to be broken, flimsy, or completely off from the picture since it was so cheap. But I was pleasantly surprised!
It’s pretty darn close.
Top: Banana Republic Outlet, Jeans: Banana Republic Outlet, Shoes: Tj Maxx, Necklace: Ebay, J.Crew look-alike
In other news:
I had been on the hunt for cropped skinny jeans for awhile. But after searching for what seemed like forever, and finding nothing that fit right, I was ready to give up.
In fact, I believe I said to my sister, “I’m going to give up on my search for cropped skinny jeans.”
And then I found these an hour later at Banana Republic Outlet for $29.99.
Here is what I learned from shopping for cropped skinny jeans.
1. Skinny jeans are cut narrower than other jeans. Therefore, plan on going up a size or two to find a pair that fits right but still allows your blood to circulate to your legs. My body type is not straight up and down, I’m much more curvy. So, skinny jeans are not exactly made for me, if you know what I’m saying. I wear between a 4 and 6 in jeans/pants, but went up to a size 10 for the skinny jeans. When I couldn’t get the size 6’s past my knees, I knew there was a problem.
I also hate the look of skin tight jeans. And the feeling. So the size 10’s still “fit” and I can breathe–so that’s nice.
2. Try on a bunch of different styles. I tried on straight leg jeans and just rolled the cuff up to see what they would look like. I tried on “ankle” length jeans. I tried Boyfriend jeans in a size down so they fit better ( a size down since they are cut looser than other jeans). And even after all of that, I still wasn’t finding the look I was going for.
3. Give up on the search and you’ll probably find the perfect pair. My mom, sister and I were shopping in Banana Republic Outlet. I have a love/hate relationship with that store. I like some of their clothes, but I hate their prices. And since I used to work there and reap the employee benefits (read: discount!), It’s hard to stomach a $60.00 shirt that I could have gotten for waaaay less had I not stopped working there.
Anyway, I was showing my mom a cute top when I passed this rack of jeans.
“Hey, aren’t you looking for skinny jeans?” she said.
“Oh! Yes! Oh, these might work. . .let me try them on really quick. . “.
And I left with a beautiful new pair of cropped skinnies.
What about you? Is there a certain item of clothing that you have trouble finding?