I love a good steal. I’ve gotten out of my phase where I’ll buy something just because it’s ridiculously cheap. Now, I have to really want it and promise myself to get good use out of it. I’m sure you’ve all seen this amazingly awesome necklace from J. Crew this year.
It retails for $150. Um, no thanks. I couldn’t quit stalking it, though. It was one of my first Pins and I had to figure out how to get my hands on this beauty. I came across a blogger that was equally enamored and she found a really good replica on EBay for only $15!
I haven’t seen a remake like this since… well… let me take you back a bit. When I was growing up, there was a high-end children’s shoe shop in Anderson called Cochran Shoes. This place was legit. You knew if you got a pair of shoes here they would last forever – unless the trend didn’t. Enter my mother. In 4th grade I fell in love with a pair of clear jelly heels. That’s right – jellies with a heel. Oh. My. Gosh. Stop me now. I couldn’t help myself. They were awful now that I look back, but at the time it was all I could think about. They had a plastic buckle and the chunky 1in heal was also clear. Dreamy…
Anyway, mom said no. I was shocked she wouldn’t throw down nearly $40 for a pair of plastic shoes (especially when the only pair they had left was a ½ size too small). Now enter Kmart. They had a replica for only $8. I wore out those $8 shoes that became really smelly (according to my much more sophisticated, older sister). They fogged up every time I wore them – looking back that should’ve been a clear sign. I finally snapped the heel when I decided to wear them while jumping on a trampoline. It’s a wonder that night didn’t end in a broken ankle.
Sorry for the trip down memory lane. I love not paying full price for things – especially things I have to have. I spent a good 30 minutes examining the necklaces on EBay & found, what I thought, was a winner. Sure enough, I can’t tell the difference. It even has the J. Crew tag on the back. I ordered it & within 3 days had this beaut around my neck!
I’m in love with this piece. I wear it at least twice a week. I absolutely changes the look of an outfit!
If you want to purchase this necklace, head over to EBay & check out their selection - it comes in lots of different colors!