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Smarty Pants: Early Fall Flounces

Smarty Pants: Early Fall Flounces

I truly adore the luxurious fashion inspiration that is Anthropologie. However with Anthropologie (and other such style makers) I swoon often but buy rarely, due to the disparity between my eyes and my pocket book. So I have decided to be a "smarty pants" and be smart about buying my pants! And dresses, and skirts, and blouses... you get the picture. I want show that fun, fresh, feminine style doesn't have to suffer under a sane budget. Okey doke, here is Anthroplogie's absolutly charming Cirque A-Line dress. Elephants! I love it! Honestly, I love anything with animal figures being that my first fashion love was a knit dress with scotty dogs all over it when I was 5... Anywho, the pleating details are also very flattering and the contrasting sash makes it a signature Anthro piece. However, it is $148, which certainly out-prices me.

But lookey here, at Kohls of all places I came across this lovely look a like. It is from the Lauren Conrad collection and features the same pleated sweetheart neckline, animal print, and sash. And priced at $64, now on sale for $44.80, Yes!

With the cost savings one could create a full on fall outfit! I imagine pairing this dress with a cozy cable knit cardigan, low carmel heels and some delicate earrings.

I'll do the math for ya, the whole outfit is still $9.20 cheaper than the Anthro dress. What do you think? I for one, am ready for autumn!

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