J. Crew Lookbook Take Two

January 06, 2011

I am a big fan of retail catalogs - especially when it comes to J. Crew and Anthropologie - the clothes never look that good in person but the images are nevertheless ingrained in my subconscious so I pick them up anyway.

But as I am on a browsing ban (radio silence on the shopping front has to be good for my wallet), I decided to just indulge my obsession with this early spring color palette utilizing pieces that I have in my closet.

On the model:
Dulphine Open Cardigan , on sale for $49.99 from $78.00
Merino Chiffon-Placket Cardigan, on sale for $29.99 from $78.00
Silk Bubble Mini, on sale for $39.99 from $88.00

On Me:
J. Crew Silk Motorcycle Jacket in size 0 from last spring
H&M Lace Dress in size 2

OK, so my outfit isn't nearly as adorable as the one on the model, but I will gladly put the $120 I would've spent on this outfit toward paying off my credit card bill for this month (I was thisclose to clicking the checkout button on J. Crew). Money saved, Ca-Ching!

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  1. but hey, you achieved the braided look...for free!!! double ca-ching$$$

  2. I love how you imitated the pose in the photo too...cute! =)

  3. nice work and money saved! this is what i'm trying to do these days too. best of luck to us both!

    btw, love the braided hair look on you. super cute! :)


  4. Beautiful outfit! Yeah, I know what you mean about Jcrew catalogues; they're so well-put together that you can't help but think it will look the same on you but it's different in person. Nevertheless, I still die over their styling! xoxoxoxoo

  5. Aubrey - lol, exactly. I am going to start a counter tallying money I saved by swiftly closing check out windows in the last step.

    Jess - I sure tried - it's a lot harder than I imagine because I am so uncoordinated.

    Kileen - yay, browsing ban buddy. I will be counting on you to bring on the hammer when I am tempted.

    F.C. - I know, it's always sort of a let down when I see the pieces irl. If life were like a fashion magazine...

  6. i disagree and think your outfit is cute jsut as cute as hers. you could maybe layer a light colore d camisole over the dress or wear a sily scarf with ruffles to enhance it and give it more layers. because thats what she has going on but yours is simple and pretty as well .

  7. I think your outfit is completely adorable!!!! Those soft colours are so pretty on you :)

  8. I love that jacket!! You have me lusting for that color! I think your look came together very nicely...I like the edginess the jackets adds.

  9. I love how you posed like the model! Great recreation!

  10. I love your interpretation of the model and her outfit! :D

    xx The Little Dust Princess

  11. Isn't J.Crew such an inspiration? I have a folder full of images I want to recreate. Spring can't get here fast enough :P Love this entire look, from the hair down to the pose!

  12. We can shop ban together and be strong! ;o)

  13. lol guess i'm not the only one on a browsing ban too. I even unsubscribed to my clothing stores so that I stop getting those tempting sale emails. I actually love your motorcycle jacket more than the cardigan on the model :)

  14. Your outfit is absolutely adorable. We would never look like those ads anyway. I deleted sale emails right away as soon as they come to my mail box. I haven't bought anything for one week :)

  15. Wow, you made the exact replica! You are always so cute my dear!


    Happy, Happy New Year!


  16. Elle: I like your pose. Good start for 2011 and good for you. If you are determined to resist the temptation and stay strong, I know you can do it.

  17. You are funny. I like the heart over your face. That nude color is lovely on you.


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