I came across this article by Cathy Hill on TheGlitterGuide.com and became curious if I indeed had these 10 classic pieces in my closet. I was interested to see if I could find similar pieces for less cash. I like the high quality, but who doesn't like a good deal. Right?
Cathy says, "Every season brings the urge to splurge on trendy new items—but there’s a good chance that you’ll have no desire to reach for most of those pieces in a year (or less!). Our associate editor Kate Wong has gorgeously illustrated ten wardrobe essentials that are worth every penny. Mix and match these must-haves with the trendy infusions in your closet. The best part? They’ll be just as chic in ten years!" That right there is an intriguing idea! I want things to last for years to come. My budget likes that too!
Here is the first item she specified, a Trench Coat. Cathy picked this one:
Zara Double Breasted Trench Coat ($169)
|Photo linked from ZARA|
And I found this Calvin Klein Double Breasted Trench Coat for $64.99 with free shipping from 6pm.com And this one has a nice tie belt too!
|Photo linked from 6pm.com|
The second item is a pair of Nude Heels;
"How lovely are these Kurt Geiger London Petal Pumps ($350)?!" And yes, they are cute and look comfortable. But a bit pink looking.
Made in Spain.
And I found these Nude Pumps at Bloomindales.com for $99.00 by MICHAEL Michael Kors Pumps - MK Flex Mid Heel
photo link from Bloomindales.com
And I also found these Nude Pumps by Riverberry -Women's Beige Patent Mid-Heel Pumps for $32.99 on Overstock.com
|photo link from Overstock.com|
So on to the next item. A pair of Dark Denim Skinny Jeans. "We love rag & bone’s High Rise Skinny Stretch Jeans ($185) with free shipping", says Cathy. And they are cute, but I just can't do skinny jeans. So I considered boot cut jeans or straight leg jeans. *go to link for photo, won't uplink*
And I found these: NYDJ Women's Barbara Boot-Cut Classic Jeans - Burbank (2) $90
$120 on sale on neimanmarcus.com
photo link from NeimanMarcus.com
And I found these Flair Cut Jeans from Victoria Secret for $39.50 on sale from $69.50. *go to link for photo, won't uplink*
Ok, so far I have found considerable price reductions for similar classic pieces. Let's keep going and see what else I can find~
Next on the list is: A leather cross body bag, the one featured is "a leather crossbody bag—like this Coach Classic Ramblers Legacy Flap ($258)—will last a lifetime!", writes Cathy. And I so agree. Leather never seems to go out of style! *go to link for photo, won't uplink*
And I found this bag for $117.99 by Fossil Austin a Small Leather Saddle Bag on Overstock.com
photo linked from Overstock.com
Which I think just as cute. I even remember my mom having a leather bag similar. Mine is more a feed bag look.
Next on Cathy's list is: A Little Black Dress. A must for any closet, I think! She found one here: "We recommend adding this Topshop V-Neck Raw Edge Dress ($85) to your collection!"
photo linked from Topshop USA
I love this dress. It is shapely and flattering! Even with the higher cost, I like Cathy's pick the best.
I found A Little Black Dress (a close second for me compared with Cathy's dress find) at La Donna Bella for USD $45.95USD $27.95
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The next piece is a metal Watch. Cathy says, " This Kate Spade New York Gramercy Bracelet Watch ($225) is a classic piece you’ll be wearing for years to come." This watch is gorgeous with its gold colored accents on the white clock face. I fell in love with this one!
|Kate Spade Watch|
I looked really hard to find one to come close to this Kate Spade model and since I had no luck, I found a whole page of Kate Spade Bracelet Watches for you to choose from!! For me, I could find 5 or 6 that would be fine with me. ;)
Number 7 on the list is a Classic White Tee.
Cathy tells us that it goes with most anything and is easy to style. She found this Tee at the Gap: Gap’s Favorite Short-Sleeve V-Neck Tee ($14). A very nice quality V-Neck Tee. *go to link for photo, won't uplink*
And at $14.00, I am not sure I could beat or match that. But I found one here at Old Navy/Gap for $5.00 on sale from $8.95. Well, both Old Navy and Gap are owned by the same corporation. *go to link for photo, won't uplink*
Then Cathy says that "a statement necklace can transform any outfit. A standout piece like this J. Crew Crystal Venus Flytrap Necklace ($116.00) will always ensure an extra dose of chic". The Crystals are Glass in the description.
And I found a Pave Stone Necklace from Ann Taylor for $89.60.
This necklace is a bit fancier and in silver rather than gold.
photo linked from AnnTaylor.com
And the description calls the stones "luxe stones surrounded by sparkly pave", which I found out that this is another name for Crystals. Who would have figured?
Following this Crystal Necklace is A Boyfriend Blazer. I love this look and have had a few boyfriend blazers in my closet. I think Boyfriend Blazer is a new term for Men's Blazer. I like to push up the sleeves when I wear mine with jeans. Cathy's pick actually has ruched sleeves . Elizabeth and James Jamie Ruched-Sleeve Boyfriend Blazer ($465)
I found this boyfriend blazer by
IZ Byer California Boyfriend Blazer - Juniors
photo linked from Kohls.com
on Sale $30.99
$58.00 from Kohl's