Thursday, July 12, 2012
Prep for Less: J.Crew Jewelry Look-a-Likes
So I have an obsession: J.Crew jewelry. I went to J.Crew last weekend and was in awe of all the jewelry that they keep under their glass cases. My all-time favorite? Their bubble necklace...
...that just happens to be $150. Ouch.
The funny thing? I found the exact same necklace on Etsy just by typing in "bubble necklace". Multiple vendors have their own versions of the "bubble necklace", but my favorite would have to be himedly's. Does this look familiar?
And it will only set you back $19! How's that for a steal?
This got me thinking: can I find other J.Crew jewelry look-a-likes for less? Well, I did.
1. F21 Floral necklace: Even though the colors aren't exactly the same, this Forever 21 necklace has the same number of main flowers as the J.Crew version, with the same layout as well: a big flower in the middle, followed by two smaller flowers.
I know what you're thinking: you don't like the quality of Forever 21 jewelry. Unless you'll wear the J.Crew necklace once a week, I don't know if it's worth it for the price. It isn't a timeless piece, so it can go out of style in a year or two. I say go for the $11 F21
2. Etsy Elephant pendant: I love the trend of animal necklaces, but $68 is too much for something that looks like it's plastic. I found this similar-looking vintage, ceramic elephant pendant on Etsy that looks like it's around the same size as the J.Crew elephant. Just buy a cheap necklace chain and you're good to go!
3. F21 Starfish necklace: Let's face it--this necklace is more for summer anyway. So why spend $58 on something you can wear only one season and find on Etsy for much cheaper? There were tons of starfish necklaces on Etsy, but I decided to go to F21 to find something similar that won't break the bank.
What do you guys think? Any tips on where to find preppy, cute looking jewelry at half the cost?
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