AJ Wears :: A Big Sweater

Last season, I rented this sweater from Rent The Runway and fell in LOVE with it. The oversized sleeves. The big, chunky knit. The way it was just long enough to wear with leggings without swallowing me whole. Unfortunately for me, I couldn't find it anywhere. I considered just never sending it back and seeing if they noticed. I scoured the internet for weeks after trying to find it. I even emailed Revolve to see if they could track one down for me from the designer.

And then a magical little sale alert popped into my inbox and told me Urban Outfitters had one in my size - and it was on sale. Twelve seconds later, I had an email confirming my order and I was pleased as punch.

Thanks to a mild winter, I didn't get to wear my beloved big sweater too much, and I suspect this might be the last time I'm in a sweater until next Fall, since it's going to be 80 degrees this week. I'm listening to George Washington sing "One Last Time" as I write this.

What? I'm a little dramatic.

Sweater, Elliatt (rent it // similar from Missguided).
Leggings, Spanx (exact).
Necklace, Fringe (local!).
Boots, Stuart Weitzman (exact, I'm wearing Topo // similar from Kohl's).
Bag, Louis Vuitton Favorite MM.

Sometimes I Shop :: Amazon Designer Dupes

As much as I adore my designer pieces, I remember the days when I used to search for hours for dupes of high dollar items I saw on bloggers. I remember finding a studded satchel similar to the Alexander Wang I saw on Fashion Toast that I carried proudly for years until I could afford to replace it with the real deal.

While browsing Amazon the other day, I found a TON of inspired pieces that I thought might bring you joy if the real deal breaks the bank. I've also worn or carried dupes before that I spend $20-40 on just to see if I liked the style, and later upgraded to the real deal.

Yep, if you've been crushing on the Rockstud pumps, Amazon has both the heels and flats by Kaitlyn Pan for around $100 a pop. They come in almost every color you could want - and the reviews all rave that they're almost as gorgeous as the real deal.

So what's the difference in a dupe and a fake? Well, it is a fine line, and this bag definitely toes the line closely. The biggest difference is the name - this Amazon dupe doesn't try to pass itself off as "Chloe" even though it looks nearly identical. I LOVE the Chloe Faye, so I'm seriously considering trying the Amazon version!

This one almost ventures into fake territory for me, especially since Balenciaga doesn't put any branding on their bags. But, I love my BBag and it's such a cool style that is so hard to find "similar" styles for, so this Amazon version is an absolute ringer for someone who loves the moto style.

Remember my beloved Rocco satchel from earlier in this post? I would have JUMPED at the chance to grab this dupe from Amazon back in the day! It comes in a couple of colors and I love that it has those amazing studs on the bottom.

Ah, Carrie Bradshaw's gorgeous Manolo Blahniks from the SATC movie. If you've always been in love with these bright blue wedding shoes, they can be yours for under $50! They're also available in black, pink, and yellow if that's more your thing.

Anyone shopping some good dupes lately? Let me know if you order any of these and how they look!