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5 Sites Like Anthropologie (For Clothes!)

5 sites like Anthropologie (for clothes!)

Who among us hasn't poured over the pages of an Anthropologie catalog, swooning over each expertly styled outfit, photographed on the most alluring models, shot in the most stunning of landscapes (Iceland! New Zealand!)? The Anthro girl is the cool girl-turned-woman we all want to be: She reads (actual books, not Pinterest), she travels, she shops local. But then we catch a glimpse of the prices for all those fabulous clothes and accessories and our jaws drop as our hearts sink. Chin up, dreamers, for you can achieve that Anthropologie look for less by shopping for similar styles at these 5 budget-friendly retailers! (As for finishing that half-read copy of Emma on your Kindle, you're on your own dear friend.)

Pantone Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid Fashion Finds Under $100

Radiant Orchid Fashion Finds Under $100

Ta-da! You may have heard already that the Pantone Color of the Year is "Radiant Orchid" and it's time to add a little of this pretty shade into your life! Pantone's press release read: "Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm." Sounds like the key to happiness! With spring approaching in the next couple months, there's no shame in starting the transition from darker, wintery hues to bright ones a little early. We've given you some options to inspire you when bringing these pretty undertones into your wardrobe and your home!

The Look for Less: Anthropologie Beaded Headband

Anthropologie's 'Pinctada' beaded headband is $32. It's just one of many stunning styles that Anthropologie carries. If you're lucky you could probably get a similar style on sale for about $20 (like this one).

If you don't live near an Anthropologie store and want to shop in person (and save a couple bucks), check out these lovely beaded headbands at Pier 1, available in black or cream for $18.

Here's how they look in real life:

Dollar Bin Diaries: End of January Highlights At Target

Dollar bin goodies at Target

I can't resist checking out the seasonal dollar bins near the entrance of Target on each visit, so it's a wonder that I've never dedicated a feature to those $1.00 treasures here on the blog - hence this new feature I'm calling "Dollar Bin Diaries"! Today I spotted a ton of fun Valentine's Day goodies, which have been on the shelves for a few weeks now, but of course the holiday is just around the corner so it's worth a look. I am also loving all the cute thank you cards and other papergoods in colors like paper-bag brown, mint, pink and off-white, so cute! I purchased some silver alphabet letters for a DIY art project I have in mind (we'll see if I actually get around to making it!), some Valentine's Day cards, and some pretty scrapbooking paper. If you're new to the dollar bins, just be aware that not everything is $1 - some items are $3 (like the adorable stamp sets shown above).

More photos after the jump - are you a dollar bin addict like me?!

The Look for Less: Floral Doc Marten Combat Boots

The once subversive Doc Marten combat boot is now a beloved fashion classic, available in a wide range of colors and styles like this fresh floral for spring ($130,

Dr. Martens at ShopStyle

Get the look for less from Forever 21 if you're just testing out the trend and not yet fully committed to the nouveau grunge look ($36.80,

Forever 21 at ShopStyle