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Celebrity fans include Kate Bosworth, who paired her owl sweater with a pencil skirt and ankle booties. I love this look on her, it says "I'm serious about fashion, but I still have a sense of humor."
While flipping through this month's J.Crew catalog, I came across this French Hen sweater and was instantly reminded of the Burberry style. This one's $95 and also comes in tan/blue. Isn't it adorable? I think it has a similar sense of whimsy as the Burberry sweater at a fraction of the price.
Topping my fall denim wishlist are polka-dot jeans, and while Madewell makes a pretty awesome pair for $110, I'm scooping up the look for less for just $39.99 (down from $59.95). Think you can spot the real from the steal below? Click either image to check your guess!
J.Crew's ubiquitous bubble necklace is $150 at jcrew.com. It's been around for years and seems to get more popular each season, especially with the recent surge towards bright colors in the fashion world. It might feel played out to some but I think it's a classic.
I know many of you own this necklace or the dupe and have featured it on your blogs (looking at you, TAGG!), but this look for less is worth repeating. Here at TBB, I've been hunting for this particular "look for less" design since 2009! And it has come to my attention that not everyone is aware that eBay now sells the best knockoffs of this popular style (3 readers asked me this question in the past week).
If you know of another place to score a bubble necklace copy for less, let us know in the comments. Also if you've purchased a dupe on eBay, I'd love to know what you paid, if you can recommend a specific seller, and if the quality was good - in the market for one myself! (I have two quasi-bubble necklaces but didn't look at the measurements and they turned out to be much smaller than the actual J.Crew style.)