Name brand look a likes

As much as I love J Crew, Madewell and other brands,  my wallet does not always agree. I believe staples are meant to last therefore think it’s okay to pay the price. Right? Other items I prefer not spending too much on and try to find look a likes. Here is what I came up with.

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1. I myself have a J Crew vest and absolutely love it.

Here is the J Crew version:

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Here is the Old Navy version:

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2. The chambray shirt from J Crew is a vital staple but it does come at a price. Target has a similar version for much less.

J Crew Blouse

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 Target Look a like

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3. This Madewell heavyweight blouse is great for fall. Target does it again and has a similar version.

 Madewell Blouse

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 Target Look a like

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4. This madewell bag can be used for many different purposes. Whether it’s for school, dinner or shopping, it’s a great purchase. Nordstrom has a similar looking bag.

Madewell Bag

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Nordstrom look a like

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What do you think?

– Madeline Simone

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Current Obsession: Monograms

I recently purchased a few monogram stickers on Etsy and let me tell you, it was a great decision. The shop I ended up going with had so many different options of colors, sizes and type of monograms. They also shipped relatively quickly and were inexpensive.

Monogram stickers are the perfect gift for a friend and offer the right amount of personalization to just about anything. I ordered three different ones. I ended up putting two on my laptop and one on my agenda.

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How do you feel about monograms?

– Madeline Simone

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Top Picks for Fall

Here are some of my must have’s for the fall season.

 

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I picked up this Madewell sweater right before school started in cream. It’s so comfortable and the perfect sweater to be dressed up or down. I’m trying not to buy it in every color.

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I picked up this bandana also from Madewell at the end of summer. I usually never wear red but was drawn to the white detail. It’s the perfect accessory to tie onto a longchamp or as a neck kerchief. I even wore it with a costume as a bandana.

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I am in love with this sweater from LL Bean! I stumbled it upon another blog and immediately fell in love. I will definitely be ordering this shortly.

 

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I am in desperate need of a new pair of sneakers. As much as I love my white converse, I don’t find them all that comfortable. I’ve been eyeing supergas for sometime now but can’t decide whether to go with navy or black. What do you think?

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I have been wanting a camel blazer and I’ve decided it’s time to splurge and take the plunge. I love this one from J Crew!

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A pair of fall booties are a must. I love the color of this pair of booties from Nordstrom.

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Anyone who knows me knows that I have an obsession with vests. Come fall you will see me in one practically every day. I already have two but this one from Patagonia is on my wish list.

What’s on your fall wish list?

– Madeline Simone

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