Store vs Store: J.crew vs Joe Fresh

I love j.crew like the rest of them! Between how pieces are styled there to the shoes made in Italy to the accessories I love looking at… Not to mention their sales are pretty rad too! But sometimes forking over so much dough isn’t doable or worth it! And then again it is! I just don’t understand.

Here I have few examples of what you can save for your wardrobe, so that you can splurge on other items!

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J.crew: $365.00 vs Joe Fresh: $90.30
So one obvious factor is, that the Joe Fresh one is so much shorter than the j.crew one. But sometimes that’s okay. You can pair longer pieces with the shorter coat to play with layers. Plus, you get a super cute fur detail around the neck.

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J.crew: $128.00 vs Joe Fresh: $49.00
This skirt is classic. However you decide to pair it with, it will be so cute & stylish.

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J.crew: $128.00 vs Joe Fresh: $49.94
Vests are a versital piece to layer with. You can layer underneath or you can pop a coat on for needed warmth. And you definitely can with this vest.

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J.crew: $98.00 vs Joe Fresh: $29.00
Turtleneck sweaters are definitely ‘IN’ this year and you can definitely pair them with boyfriend jeans, skinny jeans, leggings, even that accordion pleat skirt would suffice.

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J.crew: $178 vs Joe Fresh: $49.00
Polka dot dresses are ultra feminine. But you can pair masculine with it by popping on a field jacket or even that puffer vest. So cute. Or you can go all the way feminine and add a faux fur vest to the mix!

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J.crew: $398.00 vs Joe Fresh: $69.00
Though the j.crew ones are genuine leather, the Joe Fresh ones are equally as cool. As they are a coated denim, they have that leather look to them that pairs nicely with so much!

And there’s to another store vs store! I knew I wanted to pair j.crew & Joe Fresh together because a lot of their silhouettes are similar and very business savvy in a fun way.

I hope you enjoyed! See you soon!
-Ryn

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Store vs Store: Anthropologie vs H&M

I decided to do another Store vs. Store! This time I battled Anthropologie vs. H&M. I love both, but I love anthropologie more, only because they are just SO unique, not run of the mill. But I love h&m too, ’cause I can find much there that is softer on the wallet. Anthro has a bit more on the quality. But I still love each store. I’m just rambling now, I know!

Here’s what I’ve found that anthropologie & H+M have in common, which are all super cute! Price wise not so much!

Anthropologie pics are on the left, H&M pics are on the right…

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Anthro: $188, H&M: $29.99
These dresses are so cute. As each are styled with caramel colored boots. The only other thing I would do, pop on a field jacket or fur vest.

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Anthropologie: $325, H&M: $29.99
Lace shirts. These are fantastic to style. They can be styled with colored skinnies or boyfriend jeans Or with a pencil skirt. An d throw on a fur vest and you’re good to go! P.s. you’ll need a Cami underneath, just for modesty purposes.

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Anthropologie: $158, H&M: $35.99
Again, another swing dress but floral. Love a good floral. Perfect for a date night!

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Anthropologie: $118, H&M: $35.99
These pants! Either pair are super cute.
The olive oil gold I’m partial to though! They’re gorgeous! And I would probably pair them with a collared white button down and flats or heels.

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Anthropologie: $88, H&M: $29.99
These blouses are similar, but obviously not the same. I love the gingham one, but its very voluminous, so those that don’t do peplum shouldn’t wear it but the H&M one is more snug to the waist, giving off a nice definition to the waist. Those with tummies could pull this off. I would pair with blouse with skinnies & a light cardigan.

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Anthropologie: $78, H&M: $14.99
I saved the best for last, floral tees! Who would want a floral tee! Totally cute paired with boyfriend jeans & a leather moto jacket or blazer!

So, this research wasn’t easy, but totally worth it! I found some great pieces, anybody can obtain, whether you have a big or little budget!

I’m hoping I’ll have another store vs store soon!
Hope you enjoyed, and hope to hear your thoughts in the comments! Thanks, Ryn

Store vs Store: Madewell vs Oldnavy

Y’all know Madewell & Oldnavy are two of my favorite stores. (And I would be honored to work with both. (blog wise) ) But I have found some loop holes to buy from them…. What do you mean, you ask? With their clothing of course! Now don’t get me wrong I love Madewell for their shoes, bags & jewelry… Also their accessories! They’re top quality. Last be the designs, workmanship, quality, look, feel, etc.

But I’m not always happy to fork over a lotta dough for their clothing. I’m sorry, but I’m just not, sometimes I am if it really strikes my fancy. But like I said there are loop holes into how to look like a Madewell girl…

Now, Old navy has been a favorite of mine for many many MANY years. I have always liked shopping there. Their quality is just that good. I’d pick them over forever 21 any day… That’s not saying much, I get it! Now they’re not always top dog for “trendy” pieces, they like to stick to the basics more so, but then again they have a good turnover and sales that happen quite often. And I really like all styles they come up with. I never shop for shoes or bags there. I like real leather, thank you, not the synthetic stuff. Jewelry sometimes. Accessories, very rarely. Rest assured I still love Madewell unconditionally. And I forever want to look like a Madewell girl!

Also, side note:  I just read the history of how Madewell started and I love it even more now! You want to take a gander? Here you go! Its a good read!

Anyway, so I have a few comparisons for y’all, now they may not be exactly the same, but similar it is. And I don’t mind a bit!

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Field jackets. You may need, want or already have it in your wardrobe. But the two jackets are similar, just not in price… Lefty here is unavailable, Righty is $44.94. I say what a deal! And it’s 100% cotton just like the one from Madewell!

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LWDs(little white dresses). It’s a standard for the summer. The one on the left is $79.99 on clearance, the right one is $32.97 also on clearance!

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Patched boyfriend jeans. Who doesn’t love a good pair of patched lived in jeans? The ones on the left are $200.00, the ones on the right, are you ready for this? $44.94!!! Money in your pocket. $150 to go towards leather goods from Madewell.. how ’bout that!

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Plaid shirts. Definitely a staple for Autumn/winter. The one on the left is $79.50 vs the right being at only $22.00! Yippee!

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Stripes. Who doesn’t looooove a good stripe? Don’t believe the myth of horizontal stripes will make you appear larger than you are, lies all lies! Left side $79.50 compared to the right $14.94. Yeaaah buddy!

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White boyfriend shirts. Yes please! Need I tell you more about why I love these? They are easy to style, hides unwanted areas & so very comfortable.
Lefts price point is $75.00 Rights is $22.00-$24.00!

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Olive joggers. Uh huh! I so like these. They go with pretty much everything! And they’re so comfortable looking too. The lefts price tag is $218.00 and the rights price tag is $34.94. I wonder which pair you should get…

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Lace inlay blouse. It’s gorgeous paired with jeans or a pencil skirt. Which ever way you like, it looks great. So the left here is again not available but the one on the right is $18.97!

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Rounded hemline skirt. This one I actually would probably spend the cash on the skirt from Madewell, only because the skirt on the right it made with a whole lot of poly… L is $88, the R is $10. You choose.

So they’re we have it, our first store vs store post. Post of many! Tell me what you think? Which stores should I do next?
I’m so doing Madewell vs Oldnavy again, don’t worry! They’re just to similar not to!

Thanks for reading! -Ryn
P.s use coupon code: COOL at Oldnavy.com for 35% off entire purchase!!! It ends @ midnight 7/28/15… Shop quickly!

Have any questions? Shoot me an email: styledbyryn@gmail.com : )