AJ Wears :: A Printed Peplum

My style icon is a fictional character. Dr. Zoe Hart (Hart of Dixie - cutest show ever) has perfect city-chic style - with just a hint of girly glam. Rachel Bilson is a fellow shorty and usually nails it in real life as well, so I'm constantly pulling sartorial inspiration from her. At one point, I even looked up all of the brands she normally wears on the show so I could start shopping those to further refine my style.

One Zoe Hart's favorite designers is Rebecca Taylor; I'm a big fan myself, but most of her tops run in the $200-300s and that's pretty pricey for most people. But good things come to those who wait - after seeing this top on Dr. Hart, I was able to score it for a little over $60 (originally $265!). I plan on eventually writing a blog on how to get great deals on designer pieces, but most of the tips you probably already know. This was scored from Saks Off 5th with a coupon code for a little extra off.

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When Credit Card Insider reached out and asked if I'd show them one of my great steals as part of their Splurge vs Save campaign, I was happy to oblige. Celebrity style at 75% off? I'd say that qualifies as a BIG save. I appreciate their mission, too - I was able to pay off all of my credit cards last year! We have one card left that we pay off monthly so I'm never spending more than I make. Responsibility. Even a shopaholic can have some...pass it on.

When Credit Card Insider reached out and asked if I'd show them one of my great steals as part of their Splurge vs Save campaign, I was happy to oblige. Celebrity style at 75% off? I'd say that qualifies as a BIG save. I appreciate their mission, too - I was able to pay off all of my credit cards last year! We have one card left that we pay off monthly so I'm never spending more than I make. Responsibility. Even a shopaholic can have some...pass it on.

....and that's the face I make when my husband tells me my camera isn't focusing properly. I've had focus issues with this camera ever since I upgraded to a prime lens, so it might be time to upgrade my camera body as well. Perhaps with all of the cash I saved on this shirt, I'll be able to tuck some away towards a new DSLR. Boom.

Top, Rebecca Taylor (exact).
Jeans, Hudson (exact - these are the "Storm" color).
Shoes, Olivie from JustFab. (almost identical from Michael Antonio)
Bag, Alexander Wang (exact).
Bracelets, ByBritt.