look for less – floral…

Fall Floral Skirt JCrew: Pink Peonies


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Dress: TJ Maxx (similar skirt here) | Jacket: Mossimo | Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff via TJ Maxx (similar here) | Shoes: Michael Antonio  |  Sunglass:  zeroUV c/o

Today I thought I’d do something a little different.  A look for less!

This look was inspired by Rachel Parcell’s blog, Pink Peonies.  I loved the fall floral skirt from JCrew, but wanted something on the lower end of the price spectrum because it’s not something that I would wear too often.  I challenged myself to find something similar, trying to use items I already had in my wardrobe.  I had the jacket, shoes, and purse.  I found the dress for a steal at TJ Maxx.

Here is the breakdown:  floral fall dress – $19.99, jacket – $29.99, handbag – $69.99, shoes – $34.99, sunglasses – normally $9.99 = $164.99 (plus tax).  The Pink Peonies look is around $653.95 (plus tax), not including the handbag.  Her look includes a JCrew fall floral skirt – $198, Citizen of Humanity Jacket – sold out but Top Shop has one for $96, Zara heels (also sold out) similar Steve Madden – $79.95, Karen Walker Sunglasses – $280.  I think that the look is comparable, and definitely affordable.

What are your thoughts on this look for less?  Is this something you might wear?  Do you think it’s close to the Pink Peonies, look?


23 thoughts on “look for less – floral…

  1. Ah, yes! I think you did a great job mirroring the look on a budget, especially if it’s not an outfit you would frequently. Lovely.

    – V! (thesmallhuman.wordpress.com)

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  2. Love both looks! you found a great dress! you might’ve even considered layering a tank over your dress to get that same Pink Peonies effect. But not to take away from your interpretation! You look amazing and can’t beat the price! Great post!


    • Thank you for the suggestion, it’s a great one and one that I did consider. But, I loved the print so much I wanted to show all of it. When it gets cooler here in Florida I will definitely pair it with a black tee. Thank you so much! Have a lovely day!
      Xoxo, Maria

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