Several blogs I follow do this comparison thing, sometimes with decor and sometimes with outfits, but a case of the mundays (who I recently discovered and now love) stood out recently (Wednesday) with her “Look for Less: Free People.”
The same day she posted that, I discovered the new J Crew catalog in my mailbox I got inspired to try some “look for free” via my own closet.
Shirt: J Crew, $68 (For a tank top! Can you believe it?) / My closet: H&M, around $10
Pants: J Crew, $98 / My closet: Target, Merona around $25
Shoes: J Crew, $68 (I imagine they’d put these with this outfit) / My closet, Urban Outfitters clearance, $10
Plus, My Cardigan: Urban Outfitters clearance, $10 …I am definitely not ready to show off my uber white winter arms yet…
J Crew Total: $234 / My Total: $55
Granted, I would never have paid full price for any of these J Crew clothes in the first place. When it comes to brands like that (even Gap and Banana Republic, where I hit up the sales today) I NEVER pay full price unless the full price is, say, under $20 or $30, depending on what it is. It’s simply too much for one item! The great thing is that this little exercise helped me pair together some pieces of my wardrobe I wouldn’t normally have thought of to wear together. I think I’m going to try this a little more often in order to get more ideas and get more mileage out of the clothes I already have.