Day 4: Trendy (cheap) vs. Timeless (the real deal)
Have you all heard of GroopDealz? Aside from the fact that I will get $5 in credit if you sign up and spend $20*, this website usually features at least one knockoff item from store favorites Anthropologie and J. Crew. Occasionally there will be shoutouts to other stores, including Nordstrom. Even I was tempted by the Stella & Dot Outlaw bracelet knockoff (under the boutique section) and the J. Crew enamel link bracelet knockoff (each for under $10!)
a closer shot - you can see where the finish is wearing off - but hey! they were less than $10 (and the finish on all jewelry wears off over time.......)
I have one rule of thumb for jewelry:
- Trendy = cheap
- Timeless = invest
There's not much worse than buying a cheap accessory you love to pieces (literally) and can't repair or replace!