Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Long Lost Twin

Before I begin with today's chit chat, I wanted to let you know that I am over at Sarah's blog talking about myself. Yes, I realize that sounds really shallow. But hey, if you are new to this here blog, hop over and get to know me a little bit better. Sarah is super sweet and one of my bargain shopping buds.


Top & Skirt: Francesca's | Shoes: Payless | All Jewelry: Forever 21

I have been eyeing and quite honestly, lusting over the black and white polka dot top from J.Crew. Being the budget shopper I am, I couldn't bring myself to spend $88.00 for it.  I have checked their website at least 3-4 times per week, hoping that I would find it on sale.  No such luck.  Now it seems that it's no longer available. 

Well, have no fear and shed no tear.  I found it's twin for less than half the price at Francesca's. I walked in and there it was, hanging on the rack waiting just for me.  How sad is it that when I united with this little treasure it completely made my heart do flip flops? I know, pretty dang sad. I swear, it looks almost identical to the one at J.Crew.  Did I mention that is was only $38.00?!?  Finding fab deals like this, is one thing I can proudly say I am a master of. Yes, I am tooting my own horn.  Thank you.

So, have you seen the J.Crew top that I am talking about? If so, what do you think?  Isn't the one I am wearing it's long lost twin? 


Don't forget to join in on the Bauble Swap.  There are over 20 ladies signed up so far; most of which have all been emailed a partner.  If you sent me your information and I did not respond, please resend.  There was a glitch in my email yesterday.  If you are playing along, please spread the word.  The more the merrier!!






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41 comments:

Carly said...

Love the top and necklace!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

I have seen the top on J.Crew and fell in love but like you I'm not gonna spend $88 on it. And I know Francesca's and I know they have awesome deals and hey, look at you!! You scored! ;) Love the combo!

xoxo

Heather said...

That blouse is so so so gorgeous! I love that it's slightly sheer- you can remix this so many ways... and it looks lovely with that skirt!

XO
www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

TaraMixandMatch said...

Your skirt is so, so cute...and looks PERFECT with the polka dots!

Head to Toe Chic said...

Love these two patterns together!!! So glad you found a cheaper version, $88 is crazy. You're the bargain queen!

Xo,
Angela

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

Love the top and skirt. Great job on finding it for less. I love J Crew looks however can't justify the cost. Heading over to your guest post.

The Mrs. and The Momma said...

Hey Shanna! I'm fairly new to your blog and love it! What a great outfit post, too! I've heard great things about you, so I can't wait to "get to know you" better!

-Kristen

The Mrs. and The Momma

Morgan Stone said...

I loooove that top too!! So cute, I can understand why your heart did flip flops. I will be emailing you about the bauble swap :)

xoxo, me

TheTinyHeart said...

It's such a good feeling getting a steal! Take that, J Crew :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Jenny said...

I am so in love with your skirt! The pattern and colors are fabulous! I really love how you paired it with the polka dots. So interesting!

<3 Jenny
www.crazystylelove.com

Always Maylee said...

I love that skirt, what a pretty color. And I LOVE Francesca's, what a great find! You look fabulous! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

ashlyn williams said...

Looking super cute! & love that top a lot :)

& I wanna join in on the bauble swap please & thank you!

xxA

two birds said...

don't you just love when stuff like that happens? i guess this great shirt was meant to be yours!!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I love the top! I am planning a little shopping trip to Francescas either today or tomorrow. I haven't shopped in a real store in my city in probably 5-6 months. All of my shopping has been online or in another city!

Amy

fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

Tara St said...

I think is looks pretty darn similar. The J. Crew store near me did have the blouse on sale...but only in size 00. I was not confident that was going to fit.

Tara
Penniless Socialite

Lindsay said...

That skirt is amazing! It looks so good with your polka dot top...such a good find! Love everything about this!

Wine and Summer said...

I LOVE that top! It looks amazing!

Jamie said...

Love that top! I want to run to Francesca's now and get it haha! And it looks GREAT paired with that skirt!

The Sweet Life said...

I love a good deal and it sounds like you found the perfect match to your shirt crush!!! Yah for you!

Katie @ My Darling Days said...

A Francescas just opened up in our mall, you know.. the one 25 miles from my house, haha. BUT I can't WAIT to get there! I visited one while in Pheonix and wanted to spend all day {and all my $$$} in there!

Ashley K said...

Love the outfit! I can't bring myself to pay the high prices at J Crew either even tho they do have awesome stuff. What a deal on that shirt I would certainly rather pay that price.

Ashley said...

Woohoo on the great find!!! I am in love with that skirt. So unique!

Katie said...

that top is beautiful!! way to go not spending $88 on a shirt!

Pink Chai Raj said...

Love this outfit, you mix patterns so easily, I'm jealous! And that skirt is amazing. Glad to have found your blog today.

Raj
Pink Chai Style

MiniMeStyle said...

Shanna - I just found you via Sarah and am so happy that I did! I'm a new blogger and bargain fashionista, and absolutely love your style. :) Can't wait to dig through your older posts.

Debra said...

Love that beautiful skirt!!!

Debra@stylewisebydebra.blogspot.com

Emily said...

I TOTALLY know which top you are talking about. I also have been wanting it, but couldn't pay the price and am so sad it is gone. I have looked for it on ebay, but it is only $10 cheaper. I LOVE it's twin and totally thought it was Jcrew! I wish I could get it online. So jealous! You look awesome.
Creamy

Tabitha Mahoney said...

Hi new best friend! It's so nice to see my clothes I your closet..what I really mean is I want the whole outfit like yesterday!

I want to do the swap what do you need from me!?

X
Tab
My-cliffnotes.blogspot.com

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Great find! I am all about bargain shopping! It looks awesome on you!

still being [molly] said...

eeeeee i love this!

Kacie said...

I love the polka dot top with the skirt!

www.daisyraeboutique.com
www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

This post is bogus I am your long lost twin and I am no where in this picture.

Lindsay said...

I love Francesca's! Especially the sale rack!

Erin Barfield said...

Love your style! Truly Yours is definitely one of your new followers. I saw that you entered the Head to Toe Chic giveaway to win a Truly Yours necklace and wanted to wish you good luck. I'm actually the founder of the company and really appreciate your kind words and feedback. Thanks for entering!

Erin
ShopTrulyYours.com
TrulyYoursShop.blogspot.com

Jess said...

Great find! I love Francesca's! I've only bought jewelry from there so far, but will have to start shopping for clothes too if they're this cute. :)

Jess
fancypants514.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

Love how you mixed up the prints! Are those shoes really payless?! Sweet! I need to get myself a pair of plain black pumps.. I have a million shoes but not the most important shoes in the world!

xo Rachel

www.glamhampton.com

Chris said...

I love that top and that skirt... you look too cute!

Sylvia said...

You're such a great bargain shopper. I love your use of color. This is such a fun outfit!

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

You are so much fun! Love your look-alike polka dot top!
xx
Here&Now

Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } said...

Ooo I love this outfit! The blouse is adorable & I love your shoes!!

meghan said...

You are so cute!! I am always scared to mix prints, but that polka dotted shirt and printed skirt pair perfectly! Who takes your outfit pictures? My fiance is always rushing when I ask him to take one, but I really want to do more non-iphone-in-the-mirror outfit pics.

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