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Ode to Topshop

As much as I moaned and groaned about the high prices at the new Topshop in SOHO, I still have a lot of love for the UK fashion chain. Here's a photo of the snappy jean jacket ($80) and black pencil skirt ($55) that I bought on opening day, as well as the free reusable tote you get with every purchase. In keeping with the whole New Yorkers-heart-the-British theme, I added a cheery red scarf and shoes, both from H&M.

The Look for Less: Rebecca Taylor Ruffle Camisole

Rebecca Taylor at ShopStyle

Rebecca Taylor is known for soft yet sexy pieces like this silk camisole that can be layered under a blazer by day, then paired with a mini and heels for a night out. Yet even at a designer discounter like Bluefly, this simple cami will cost you $126...

Forever 21 at ShopStyle

...for a similar look, try this ruffle camisole by Forever 21 instead. It has the same feminine allure as the Rebecca Taylor top, plus an even more alluring price tag of just $17.80.