Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Frugal Find: American Apparel Baby-Rib Crop Tee Dupe

Crop tops are something everyone and their mother owns in multiple colors. They're great for wearing with high-waisted shorts over the summer or skirts because you can avoid that bumpy, tucked-in fabric look and show off a slight bit of skin without being trashy. Cotton varieties are the best because they fit snugger than ones made with spandex and are generally thicker and softer, meaning more comfy and less see-through! American Apparel's Baby Rib Crop T is one of my favorites, but unfortunately it's $24 regular price. Even the one I got on sale with a promo code was still around $12. Since crop tops are basic and versatile, I think it's better to have cheaper options with more variety in colors.

Forever 21 updated their online store with a similar style for only $5.80. So far, there are three colors: Ivory, Black, and Burgundy. They're 100% cotton, so size up as they might shrink in the wash. However, they look like an awesome purchase, both for style and comfort!

(Left: American Apparel, Right: Forever 21)

Link to Forever 21 Crop Top:

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Frugal Find: Brandy Melville Guiliana Skirt Dupe

As the weather gets colder, I've been really liking maxi skirts, both for practicality and style. I used to think they looked weird on me because I'm tall but recently I've gotten more comfortable wearing them out. I own a few already but I've been eyeing ones from Brandy Melville for a long time because they have slight slits, which show some skin while still being tasteful. 

Unfortunately, they range from $25 to $40 for patterned options, which is a crazy price for what is basically a piece of fabric. Luckily for me (and sadly for my shopping addiction), I found these dupes at Forever 21!

The slit isn't extremely big which I'm happy about because Forever 21 has a tendency to cut the slit indecently high. The burgundy color is extremely trendy right now and is a nice way to add color into an outfit. And the best part ....
They're only $8.80! Getting all three colors they come in would cost less than one skirt from Brandy.

Here is the link if you want to buy:


Forever 21 now offers this skirt in a striped pattern like the Brandy Melville picture above for only $12.80!

Here is the link:

Forever 21 basics sell out fast so snag one if you get the chance!