got it in print

I love J.Crew. I know I am far from alone in this, relishing their classic designs, exciting prints, and most of all, the styling. Always unique, sometimes surprising, impeccable layering.

But J.Crew is expensive. I might even say ridiculously overpriced, at times. Which is why this outfit makes me so happy, because my top, skirt, and cuff are all J.Crew, all purchased secondhand at a fraction of of what they retailed for.

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The Rundown
Top J.Crew via Buffao Exchange similar
Orange Ikat Skirt J.Crew via Cinderella's Attic similar
Sandals Enzo Angiolini Karezza
Grayson Bar Bag Linea Pelle
Arrow Necklace Banana Republic similar
Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Jeweled Starburst Cuff J.Crew via Cinderella's Attic
Midi Ring Urban Outfitters
Crystal Bar Ring Upper Metal Class
Nail Color Essie Brazilliant

49 comments

  1. The prices at J. Crew always blow my mind, but I love their stuff so much.

    Love the skirt!

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  2. Looove this look! And gotta love getting JCrew for good prices. They are way too expensive, haha. i'd rather buy Marc Jacobs ;)
    And I think the sale starts at like 11 or 12....it changes XD

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  3. Great summer colours.
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  4. great pieces
    I love getting a good deal on a name brand!
    Brett

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  5. Perfect outfit for the Summer! Sometimes I buy J.Crew on eBay and I've found some really good stuff at great prices. I rarely find anything J.Crew at the thrift stores. Once a month though I have been splurging on one new item from the store and I usually find that when I do that I wear that piece of clothing more often, i don't know if it's because I pay full price or because I loved it enough to splurge on it. I have a J. Crew store about 10 minutes from my house so now I don't have to pay shipping. Also they have some really good sale prices once in a while, if you can find things on your size (which is really hard). =)

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  6. What a great find...that skirt is too cute!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  7. I love J. Crew too but I agree- generally outside my budget!

    I scored some great stuff on sale there recently though- love the thrill of a good bargain!

    star-crossed smile

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  8. YAY!! LOVE that you got everything at a fraction of the cost. I love J Crew too, but I hate it for the prices. Sometimes, I have to justify to myself why I'm buying a piece when it's only on first sale (not sale on sale). Anyhow, your J Crew outfit is FAB!!! And LOVE those gorgeous sandals - very J Crew! ;-)

    xo, sam

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  9. I totally agree with you.
    JCrew catalogues are a delight to watch as their windows, but i do think they are overpriced too.
    Specially their shoes.

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  10. I adore their stuff too and you look adorable. Btw: love the little knot on your top. Muah

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  11. Yeah the prices there have always been too much for me. Awesome stuff though! I love this skirt. You look cute.

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  12. You always get the coolest stuff! i wish there were secondhand stores around here. Alas, but I do get a few goodies on sale from J. Crew.


    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  13. I have to agree that J.Crew prices are on the high side which is why I shop their sale and their Factory store. You're so good at finding great pieces at thrift stores.

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  14. I totally agree that JCrew is crazy overpriced! Yay for getting some great pieces on the cheap!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  15. Amen!!! There is a Goodwill in the town I work in that is always packed to the top with J. Crew. It is the only thrift store I've found like it and I love that! Your outfit is so pretty and well put together as always Lydia.

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  16. I love it when you can find what you want secondhand. It' makes it all the more special somehow, not to mention cheaper. Kudos on your great finds!

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  17. Great find an fit. You truly have an eye for fashion finds.

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  18. I love finding J Crew stuff at my local thrift shop...and I noticed there was a lot of it in the CT thrift stores. Which is great because, yeah, it's pricey!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  19. Wow! Beautiful! Great job scoring and styling these J.Crew finds!! Their lookbooks are always SO inspirational to me.

    xoxox
    theefface.blogspot.com

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  20. Whoa, awesome secondhand finds! Love the orange ikat print and the cute knot on your top!

    -Nathy
    Earnestyle | Urban Decay Giveaway!

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  21. I love that you got J Crew clothes for way cheaper. I thrifted a J Crew skirt that I absolutely love to wear during the summer. Your styling is impeccable.

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  22. I feel the same way about JCrew. I absolutely love their stuff, but the prices are crazy! Thrifting and second hand is the way to go. Love that skirt!

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  24. Cute look! I love J crew too, wish I could indulge myself with more of it. The top and skirt were meant to be.

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

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  25. Cute look! I love J crew too, wish I could indulge myself with more of it. The top and skirt were meant to be.

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

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  26. The skirt is so pretty and summery...I love the pattern!

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  27. Gorgeous aztec print skirt!! And I love the metallic studded sandals...adds a little edge to the feminine outfit :)

    Veloria in Velvet
    www.veloriainvelvet.wordpress.com

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  28. love the color combo, style, shoes EVERYTHING here= perfection chic!

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  29. That's awesome!!! LOVING your sandals. So cute!

    :)
    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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  30. Why hellooooo, fancy J Crew lady! I'm loving your super expensive J Crew ensemble. That knotted top is so exquisite and has such a nice little sheen.

    And oooh yea, I see you're still cherishing that purse, which is great since it's so cute!

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  31. super cute skirt. i'm in love with that color!

    chrissy
    The Perfect Palette

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  32. Oh heyyy I remember this top! I can't even tell you how much money I used to spend at J.Crew... almost my entire closet was J.Crew. Though this was back in the day before the price hikes and before Michelle Obama made them super famous. Now I hardly ever shop there any more because the prices are killer :(

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  33. You're a lucky gal for snagging those J. Crew stuff at fractions of their horrific prices.....& you are looking so fab!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    XX, IamJenniya
    New Post! >> Bustiers and Bandeaus

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  35. Jcrew is one of those stores that I have a love hate relationship with! Mainly because their items are REALLY expensive and a lot of those expensive things are made in China (I had qualms about this before my shopping in the USA adventures). The quality doesn't always reflect the price. That being said, I don't mind buying it second hand because the price is way better. Cool to see you got these cute items!

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  36. The skirt is really adorable!
    Ciao
    Nicky
    Www.mywishstyle.com

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  37. Nice one! Love your skirt, plus its color. I love when branded stuff are on their low prices too. That's a big steal! :)
    I'm inviting you to join my giveaway here.

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  38. Followed you on bloglovin dear :)

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  39. Oh, don't get me started on J. Crew pricing... I first discovered and fell in love with J. Crew in August 2007 (I was obviously living under a rock before then.) The prices were high then, but not totally unreasonable. Fast forward to Jenna Lyons joining the company the following year and the price point has gone up, up, up ever since! Luckily they still have decent sales, but I would be thrilled if I could find some of their pieces secondhand - I love everything in this look!
    xox,
    Cee

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  40. Their prices are ridiculous! I love the styles they come out with, but the prices always throw me for a loop. HAHAHA Good for you in buying second hand. Everyone should! A pair of pants or skirt shouldn't cost you an arm and leg. Very pretty outfit Lydia.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  41. Love the bright orange print skirt with the neutral outfit and accessories :)


    Away From The Blue

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  42. Lovely pieces! I just don't have the patience for second-hand shopping, even though I get jealous of all of the deals others find! I usually just scour the sale section online until the coveted piece appears.

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  43. Oh gosh...J.Crew. I love it - and I hate it! Why are they so expensive!? It's really ridiculous. I think I have two tee shirts from the actual J.Crew that I got on sale but other than that I can't afford it! You were really lucky to find those J.Crew items at the thrift store! Love that skirt!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  44. I agree, J.Crew is ridiculously overpriced which is why I can count on one hand how many J.Crew pieces I own. haha.

    I love that you go this all second hand!

    Robyn xo

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  45. I am so with you...great stuff but can be SO overpriced. That skirt is too cute! I have never heard of Cinderella's Attic...wish I had one near me.

    Lauren
    Style of One's Own

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