Horsing Around Lookbook

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Forever 21 Horse Top  |  J. Crew Perfect Fit Tank  |  Pleasure Doing Business Stripe Skirt  |

Christian Louboutin Leopard Patent Pumps (similar here)  |  t+j Designs Gold Twisted Hoop Crystal Earrings  |  t+j Designs Delicate Link Metal Necklace  |  t+j Designs Black Envelope Clutch and Bow Bracelet to launch soon!

I have been eyeing the below Marc by Marc Jacob’s Panthera Blouse, but didn’t want to spend $328 so when I stumbled upon this Forever 21 Horse Top I was very excited!  I loved the similarity in color and the horse print, plus the silhouette is so easy to wear with numerous things.  I am obsessed with fashion and constantly review magazines and blogs for ideas.  I tag items I am loving and with watching my monthly spending budget, I shop for similar items for less.   Mixed with high end pieces that I have owned for years, no one would know the deals I get!  

Marc by Marc Jacobs Panthera Blouse

If you love leopard pumps, I recently found the ones below I’m loving and they are $135!  The pattern is pretty and I love the pony hair texture.  You’ll be surprised to know they are by Ivanka Trump, but while shopping Nordstrom, I found her designs were stylish, comfortable and affordable.  

Ivanka Trump Pinkette Leopard Pump

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  1. thehiddenfairy
    October 9, 2011 / 6:46 pm

    wow! that's a great replacement for marc jacobs! i like the rust coloured horses for its versatility.www.thehiddenfairy.blogspot.com

  2. JustPatience
    October 9, 2011 / 6:55 pm

    Amazing look. Just perfection! I am dashing out to F21 just about now to look for that top. I love that T+J Metallic Necklace. Should be getting one soon.Patiencewww.justpatience.com

  3. CessOviedo
    October 9, 2011 / 6:59 pm

    Omg! You can make F21 look so high end, I could totally believe it was MJ, great look for less!Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  4. alison*elle
    October 9, 2011 / 7:14 pm

    Ah, I LOVE that horse top. You make it look so expensive! Following you now :)xo, alison*elle

  5. sharon lei
    October 9, 2011 / 7:19 pm

    Jen, I love that horse top. I saw that print in a dress version at F21, but the style of the dress looked cheap. I NEED to go find this horse blouse now. LOL!I hope you're enjoying the rest of the weekend.xx Love & Aloha

  6. 7eventh Letter
    October 9, 2011 / 8:07 pm

    That look is SUPER FAB!!!!! You rocked it!!! I love the horse shirt combined with that skirt. And you paired it with my favorite necklace from your line. 7eventh Letterhttp://www.whatsmoreimportantthanfashion.com/

  7. ( elisse )
    October 9, 2011 / 9:05 pm

    OMG – I love that horse print top! And well paired with the stripes on your skirt!Oh Jen – why you gotta tell me about your earrings sale! Now I have to get a pair (or two …)

  8. Amanda Nguyen
    October 9, 2011 / 10:22 pm

    aaah I LOVE the mix of the horse print and stripes!! I was contemplating whether or not to get something with a horse or other animal print…but not sure if I can pull it off. you wear this whole look sooo well!!<3Amandafeast.fashion.favesENTER my GIVEAWAY!

  9. LC
    October 10, 2011 / 12:24 am

    loving the leopard pumps. i also love going to f21 and h&m when looking for cheap thrills! they`re great stores for finding trendy items that usually don`t stay long in the closet! the horse top is a great alternative to the m&j!!

  10. thekellytang
    October 10, 2011 / 1:02 am

    I love that horse print! So fun! And I can't wait for the clutch and bow bracelet to come out, how amazing! :)

  11. Mrs. Pancakes
    October 10, 2011 / 1:32 am

    oh you look awesome…love that blouse!

  12. tina
    October 10, 2011 / 2:11 am

    I can't wait to buy the bow bracelet when it's available!

  13. SassyUptownChic
    October 10, 2011 / 4:04 am

    Jen, i think it's wonderful that you found a comparable piece at a much better price. It looks great on you girl! Love the necklace! Those leopard pumps are gorgeous too!!! Have a great week. :Dhttp://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/

  14. Josie
    October 10, 2011 / 6:24 am

    I love that MJ tie-neck top! Really cute… And your pony jacket is a perfect alternative! You look gorgeous, my dear.xo Josiewww.winksmilestyle.com

  15. The doll on fashion
    October 10, 2011 / 7:48 am

    Whata pretty print!The doll on fashion

  16. Lily
    October 10, 2011 / 8:51 am

    Great find! I love horsies! Fab bracelet!

  17. decimal shoes
    October 10, 2011 / 11:54 am

    great outfit :DI definitely will following you if you follow me :DDecimal Shoes

  18. simplyvonne
    October 10, 2011 / 12:46 pm

    wow look at those legs! ;) that skirt looks so good on you, it hugs perfectly. you look so so so gorgeous and glad you found an identical item for less at f21!

  19. chelseasgirl
    October 10, 2011 / 1:48 pm

    Love love love that blazer! The horse print is amazing! You always look so perfectly put together!Xxhttp://chelseasgirl.wordpress.com/

  20. Chelsa
    October 10, 2011 / 2:27 pm

    You're hair is beautiful! I love blogs for inspiration as well. I have a folder on my computer that I save pictures of certain looks I love. I call it my 'Style inspiration' folder. New creative ideas is what makes fashion so much fun. Thanks for posting such great looks :)

  21. Katherine
    October 10, 2011 / 3:22 pm

    That shirt is fantastic and I LOVE those pumps! Cannot believe they are Ivanka Trump brand – I must try them out if you say they are so comfy :)

  22. laura
    October 10, 2011 / 4:50 pm

    OOH! the F21 mock looks amazing! I'd love to get my mitts on it! Happy Monday!♥ laurathe blog of worldly delights

  23. Carly
    October 10, 2011 / 6:31 pm

    LOVE this look. Fun mixing of prints here. I have seen this shirt on a few blogs..what a great way to have the vibe of the MJ without the hefty pricetag! Enjoy..you wear it well!LOVE LOVE LOVE that necklace..and know that I read on, I see you designed it! Have to go check out your site!!!First time stopping in…definitely following along!C

  24. Fashion By Alicia
    October 10, 2011 / 6:37 pm

    Love the horse print!!

  25. Jill
    October 10, 2011 / 7:23 pm

    The horse print is great and F21 or H&M is the way to do it. Love how you paired it with the stripes.http://www.glamamom.com/2011/10/mode-monday-twirling-weather.html

  26. Kristin
    October 10, 2011 / 7:40 pm

    Gorgeous pattern mixing! And I'm about to put on that necklace right now! : )

  27. Wiola
    October 10, 2011 / 8:03 pm

    I love that horse print top-I can see that this pattern is kind of popular nowdays as i've seen it in h&m, zara and of course designers!i love it-so unique!have a great week Jen :) xxx

  28. T
    October 10, 2011 / 10:11 pm

    I love when you incorporate less expensive pieces into your outfits. The mix of high-end and low end creates a great look.www.thisis-splendid.blogspot.com

  29. Shels415
    October 10, 2011 / 11:07 pm

    Great combo! And perfect imitation of the high price top! Better pricing too! Funny, we have the same similar kimono but mine has the birds on it as you saw in my latest post! Thank your for you lovely comment! XOXOShelshttp://followyourbliss4ever.blogspot.com/

  30. Raquel
    October 10, 2011 / 11:56 pm

    You look amazing*http://itsluckynumberseven.blogspot.com

  31. Nnenna
    October 11, 2011 / 12:12 am

    Oooo, I love those leopard pumps! Also, your horse print blouse is so cute! :)starcrossedsmile knitsstar-crossed smile

  32. Grace - Stripes and Sequins
    October 11, 2011 / 2:32 am

    I adore this look! I have a horse print blouse from ASOS that I am obsessed with!!

    October 11, 2011 / 2:36 am

    the horse top is so nice! i love the little animal prints like this. its not on the website anymore though lol :(vestigialwings.blogspot.com

  34. Beti
    October 11, 2011 / 9:53 am

    great outfit!

  35. @jackiegiardina
    October 11, 2011 / 2:49 pm

    I absolutely LOVE finding designer look alikes in Forever 21!!!! Its like hitting the lottery (at least it is for shopaholics like me!) I love that you paired it with a striped skirt. Mixing patterns is on trend and you pull it off perfect!xo Jackie…livingaftermidniteSHOP my mark. eBoutique!!

  36. Plami
    October 11, 2011 / 6:18 pm

    You're fabulous! I love that you mixed the prints and your necklace is beautiful! Too bad I missed the giveaway deadline!XoXoPlamihttp://www.fashionthrill.com/

  37. Jen @ A Touch of Lovely
    October 11, 2011 / 6:19 pm

    LOVE that skirt! And Forever21 is so perfect for look alikes, isn't it?!

  38. audrey marie
    October 11, 2011 / 10:05 pm

    love the mix of patterns – so cute jen! hope youve been enjoying the fall :)

  39. Charlotte
    October 12, 2011 / 5:46 pm

    I love the mix of prints and i love the blouse!You look great,xoxoCharlotte ( www.myjourneythroughstyle.blogspot.com/ )

  40. bellring
    October 12, 2011 / 10:32 pm

    This top is from Forever 21? I need to check it out. You look so pretty in this outfit. Love your hair as always.http://littlebellring.blogspot.com/

  41. Danielle Celeste Couture
    October 13, 2011 / 5:38 pm

    I love the horse figures and stripes. Your jumbo clutch is too cool.Love from Oregon USA,Danielle xoxoxoxodanielle celeste

  42. Lorena
    October 28, 2011 / 4:15 pm

    I would have never though horses and stripes looked so spectacular together… well done :)

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