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Splurge vs. Steal: Rag & Bone 'Talia' V-Neck Sweater

Rag & Bone look for less

While shopping at Sears today I spotted another Rag & Bone "Talia" sweater lookalike, this time by Bongo. Find it in the juniors section, available in either black or white on clearance now for $21.99. So interesting to see this trend get copied everywhere, trickle-down style.

Splurge: Rag & Bone "Talia" Deep V-Neck Sweater, $495 at
Steal: Bongo Varsity Stripe Sweater, $21.99 at

Off the Rack: IKEA Home Accents for the New Year

ombre baskets at IKEA

Today as your virtual shopping guide, we're going to IKEA, where displays throughout the store encourage shoppers to keep those New Year's resolutions to get organized and redecorate their spaces. A quick update like new bedding can make a huge difference (I recently switched to this all-white duvet and sheets and feel like an official "style blogger" now. White sheets seem to be a prerequisite.) Inexpensive ombre baskets can help tame some of your clutter while adding color to a room. Or, maybe it's just something as simple as a graphic pillow case or a pretty scented candle (I liked the peppermint ones) to give newness to your home. Here's what else caught my eye at IKEA - all super affordable!