June 16, 2011

Whenever I enter Barnes & Noble, front and center- there is always a huge, unavoidable display featuring low-cal recipe material & diet paraphernalia. Apparently, even my neighborhood bookstore wants me to stop being such a fatty. Get with the program, Bethany! Before long I'm going start getting smoke signals: S-T-O-P---E-A-T-I-N-G---C-R-E-A-M---C-H-E-E-S-E---I-C-I-N-G ---E-V-E-R-Y ---N-I-G-H-T---B-E-F-O-R-E---B-E-D. There is one series of books in particular which I always notice, entitled: EAT THIS, NOT THAT. I'm sure you've seen it. It's a small paperback filled with lower calorie options for everyday food. "Thousands of Simple Food Swaps that Can Save You 10, 20, 30 Pounds--or More!" This book exemplifies the same mentality about food that I do about clothes. My slogan can be- "Buy this, not that!": Hundreds of Clothing Swaps that Can Save You 10, 20, hell...3,000 Dollars- OR MORE!" I truly don't even have to look  for less expensive versions of  pricier trends, I just constantly stumble upon them. I'm always utilizing my mouse and right-clicking to save these kinds of finds. I have decided to devote every Thursday's post to this concept. From now on, I shall call it "THIS NOT THAT THURSDAY." Today I'll focus on a couple of looks I like..tassels, colorbock, snakeskin,  and perforated leather. You could take a Caribbean vacation with the money you'd save.
So, we've all seen these Jimmy Choo's. They've been around for a while, but they haven't gotten any uglier. Or cheaper...
JIMMY CHOO "Private" Heels $950
Are you not trying to spend a grand on some kicks today? Don't you worry (I'm sure you're not), my buddy ASOS has a comparable look for a fraction of the price.
ASOS Double Stap Heels $77.58
MARC JACOBS Color Block Halter Dress $600
WAREHOUSE Colour Block Wrap Dress $56

LULU'S Pink Color Block Dress $37
You get the idea. Here are some more suspiciously similar pieces:
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Ruffle and Tassel Top $200
DIANE FREIS Ruffle Trim Tassel Tie Top (with matching skirt- my new favorite look!) $74.99
DIEPPA RESTREPO Tassel Loafers $288
AMERICAN APPAREL Velvet Tassel Loafers $74
B-LOW THE BELT Tassel Tie Belt $105
SEWSOUK Moroccan Silk Tassel Belt $6
SIX DOLLARS!!! And there are several other colors. Holler if you hear me.
MICHAEL KORS Perforated Flat Suede Boot $620
ETSY Perforated Flat Leather Boots $25.05
PRADA White Perforated Loafers $340
ETSY White Perforated Loafer $25
HALSTON HERITAGE Snakeskin Clutch $395
ETSY Vintage Snakeskin Gold Hardware Bag $25.00
i LOVE this.

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." - William James

1 comment:

  1. I love this post! so helpful! i even like some of the cheaper versions more!