Jan 24, 2012

Splurge (part 2)

I made a wish list after Christmas. One of them is:

I don't usually like bright, bold, statement necklace but this particular one caught my eye when I first saw it in the catalog: 

But I just can't justify paying $174 for this, even though it's absolutely gorgeous.

So, what did I do? Yes, went to Ebay and found some look-alike which is only a fraction of the original version.

This is my version. This is so much heavier than I thought. 

Wore it today with J. Crew tartan shirt. 

The quality of the necklace is better than I thought and I am considering getting it in another color.

While I was at Lands' End, got this for Mom: 

I got a similar style for her earlier. It's a half zip-up and the quality is so nice and soft. It may look thin but it is very warm. On sale now for $24.99.

Got this for Dad before and he loves it. So got him another one in expedition green. Also $24.99.

I got this one before Christmas in purple and I love it so much that I have to get one in another color. I got a purple before and this time in dark mahogany. Great layering and surprisingly warm. With cold weather, it is excellent to wear this with a winter jacket to walk the dog. And the best part of this is the price: $14.99.


  1. the neclace looks beautiful on you,it is hard to tell the difference to the original.
    i splurge today today,but i might return it.
    i bought a bag from miu miu and spent more than i usually do.
    i have to do some "hard thinking".

    1. The necklace is very pretty but a little bit too heavy to wear. Miu Miu bag? I love Miu Miu. Pictures please.

  2. love the necklace!
    i like the layered look over tops, but would love to see it on your skin as well. gorgeous. ;)

    1. Don't know if the original J. Crew necklace is this heavy. I tried to wear it today but after a few hours, I had to take it off, putting a strain on my neck??!!

  3. WOW! That looks EXACTLY like the JCrew necklace! Great find! :)

    xo, sam

    P.S. Thanks for the sweet words on my blog!

  4. I'm so in love with that necklace! Such a great statement piece.

    Alexandra xo