Thursday, August 29, 2013

Splurge or Save: Statement Coat


















                             RED Valentino                                                           Ann Taylor



Hi everybody!

Ever get that bitter feeling when you see the clothing item of your dreams, but it's way over your budget. It's happened to me countless amount of times. But have you ever got that sweet feeling when you find an exact replica and it's so much cheaper. It's a sense of victory; defeating the haunting price and prevailing with a stylish and reasonable clone. I have had my eyes on this statement coat for a while now, waiting for the steep price to drop. But, after a while I started to lose hope, not knowing whether to just bite the bullet and pay up or to give up on my desires to purchase this beauty. But, when I saw Ann Taylor's most recent collection I was in awe that Ann Taylor has the exact same coat. The print, the length, the 3/4 sleeves; all exactly alike to the coveted RED Valentino coat. I was shocked and excited all at once, finally being able to buy the coat I was after for a while, and actually surprised at how much better it looks with a reduced price. ;)

Thank you so much for reading!

Stay beautiful,

Sofia


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31 comments:

  1. The Ann Taylor looks nicer to me :)

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  2. I will splurge on this one. Great post sweetie.
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  3. I know that feeling as well ... I hate falling in love with an item that is waaaaay over my budget. but you're right, luckily there are similar but more favorable ones as well :-)

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  4. think the ann taylor's one is a perfect alternative ! beautiful coat



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  5. Wow— it is so similar! What a great find!

    xo honestly, b.

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  6. Whoa, great find Sofia! I'm glad you've bought it.

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  7. Great find. thanks for sharing. It's incredible how much alike they are. 'What a steal' (literally and figuratively). LOL
    Though the materials are the same... I'm sure the prices aren't.

    Thanks again,
    Isabella

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  8. I would save. I actually like it better than the splurge.

    Agi:)

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  9. Bonito abrigo!!
    Saludos
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  10. very great

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  11. Very nice coat :)


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  12. wow! The print is totally the same. I really like the shape of the Valentino one, but I would get the Ann Taylor one because of the awesome bargain! I'm a sucker for great deals!

    love,
    Sherry

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  13. Wowwwwww amazing! Me ha encantado esta comparativa.

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  14. I can't believe how close they are!! The fabric looks identical. Yay, for you for finding such a great option.
    xoAmy
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  15. Congratultions on the purchase. I like your sense of style. Wish to follow each other? Let me know.

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  16. so pretty this coat!!!
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  17. I know exactly what you mean! I just found leopard flats from Steve Madden that look IDENTICAL to a a pair at J.Crew but at a fraction of the cost, victory!

    Brooke du jour
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  18. It is always hard to know weather to go for the real designer make or the copy one. I have finally stopped buying the copy's though, it just seems wrong to me in some ways? I do love a good buy at Zara thought! Great blog :)

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  19. That coat is so pretty! :O
    So great that you found that item for a loer price! :)

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  20. The save version is just as chic....thanks for sharing Sofia! Join me, Elena & Ani for our wedding party look linkup....now live at my blog!

    Rebecca
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  21. i actually like the ann taylor jacket better, just a great find!

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  22. Very nice! :)
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  23. I was on the website today and saw that coat too - it's so beautiful! I can't wait to see you style it :)

    xx,
    Christine
    www.thefashionpledge.com

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  24. I know the feeling, so many burberry coats I had to get the splurge version of or recreate it. although the next burberry utility coat i have my eye on, i am actually going to purchase it.

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