Besides blogging myself, I enjoy following other style bloggers- there’s a million out there, in case you hadn’t noticed. One of my favorite blogs that I follow and that I’ve mentioned on here before is Extra Petite – I love her classic style and practical clothing reviews. A few weeks back, she had a top on her blog that was from an online store based out the UK called Boohoo. I very rarely purchase any apparel online but Boohoo’s site caught my eye because of the enormous amount of styles they have plus their reasonable and even cheap prices – think H&M level. This combined with the fact that they were having a 30% off sale and they offer $5 shipping caused me to purchase the top (and a dress too). Shortly after ordering these pieces, I was browsing a different style blog that I occasionally follow and I saw a very similar top featured on there. It looked so familiar, in fact, that I clicked through to the online store and, from what I can tell, it is the exact same top. Now, I can’t completely be sure of this because I only purchased the first top, but as far as I can tell, the two are the same in every way (material, sizing, construction) except for two things: the colors offered and the price. The top is $20 (or less if on sale) if purchased from Boohoo. The top is $60 if purchased from Nordstrom. Crazy, right?! For me, it’s an easy decision. And it’s also a reminder to know what you’re paying for – just because something is expensive doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s a brand name or that it’s even high quality.
Here’s a few photos of the top I chose. (Side note: It definitely needs to be ironed!)
And here’s the $60 top: