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Spot the Real: Nili Lotan Camo Slip Dress

Can you guess which is the real Nili Lotan camo slip dress?
Nili Lotan's effortless camo slip dress is totally on point for fall. This '90s style that Kate Moss made popular has been back on the fashion scene and the camo print gives it an edgy vibe. The price for Nili Lotan's take? $595.

Spot the Real: J.Crew Ruffle Cotton Poplin Skirt

Can you guess which is the real J.Crew ruffled cotton poplin skirt?
I've been in love with this ruffled cotton poplin skirt since I spotted it in the J.Crew style guide that arrived in my mailbox recently. The fabric is ideal for summer and the length looks perfect, too. Plus, what's not to love about a whimsical ruffle?!

You can get the "real" for $98 plus 25% off with code GOFISH right now at Or, opt for the look for less (the color is very versatile), just $69.50 plus 40% off with code FLASH. Act fast, either sale won't last long!

But first, see if you can spot the real from the steal by clicking a link below....

Spot the Real: The Great Ruffled Peplum Tee

Can you guess which tee costs $95 more than the other?
While statement sleeves and off-the-shoulder silhouettes are making waves for spring, these bold attributes aren't the most practical for everyday. That's why I'm loving the idea of a ruffled peplum hem t-shirt that's soft and swingy but still packs some fashion power. I've seen these on my Instagram crush mrscasual more than once and now I'm positive I need one of my own to pair with denim cutoffs and espadrilles for everyday summer wear. The Great has a cool option with a $135 pricetag but you can find the look for just $44 in 6 colors instead. See if you can guess which top is which by clicking a link below!

Spot the Real: Self Portrait Lace Dress

Can you guess which is the real Self Portrait lace dress?
If you've fallen in love with the luxe lace creations of Self Portrait but can't bring yourself to spend hundreds on a dress, today's look for less if for you! The lookalike still has that signature lace look at a fraction of the cost. The "real" is $475 while the "lookalike" is under $100 (by a great brand, no less!) Either would make for one head-turning summer look. Can you spot the real from the steal? Click a link below to find out which is which.

Spot the Real: Jeffrey Campbell 'Taggart' Cutout Bootie

Can you guess which boots cost $140 more than the other?
My ankle bootie collection seems to grow each season, and I seem to have multiples of many styles at this point...but each time I see a variation in heel height, toe shape and color, I find it hard to resist adding to my stash. One bootie I definitely don't have is something like Jeffrey Campbell's gorgeous 'Taggart' cutout bootie which features unique diamond cutouts that add texture and interest, not to mention air flow for the spring and summer months. Wear these with your favorite jeans, your favorite skirts and dresses, you name it! As irresistible as this ankle boot may be, there's a look for less that'll save you $140 to get in on the trend. Either is a can't-go-wrong option in my book. See if you can spot the real from the steal by clicking on a link below!