storytime with megan

Have you seen this necklace at J. Crew?

You may recall seeing it in a photo I posted a while back…

I was immediately in love with it.  I love all things turquoise and well, the bigger, the better.

What I wasn’t crazy about was the $150 price tag.  Still, I felt ready to splurge the next time J. Crew offered an online sale (not too often, for the record).

Well, last night Brandon and I shopped around a little bit at the Tanger Outlets in North Charleston.  Their J. Crew is usually picked over, but I decided to walk in to browse around a little.  I needed a few basic tees to pair with shorts & skirts in this warmer weather.  As I approached the checkout counter, I seriously heard angels singing from Heaven.

ο»ΏThere it was… a very, very close duplicate of the beautiful necklace in the J. Crew ad with the $150 price tag. 

There it was… only one “bubble” on each side & a slightly smaller size shy of being that exact necklace I’ve admired for so long.

There it was, with a $69 price tag.  -but wait, with a 40% off sign over the jewelry display.

…and the icing on the cake is that I still carry around my college student ID for moments like this. 

(J. Crew offers an additional 15% off to students)

And that, my friends, is the story of the time I got a $150 necklace for $35.

toodles, Xo-M



  1. April 19, 2012 / 2:53 pm

    Apparently they have that necklace at Versona for $14.99. Of course it may not be J Crew quality, but if you're looking for a cheap thrill… πŸ™‚

  2. April 19, 2012 / 2:57 pm

    Oh my gosh Megan!! That is awesome!! I am so happy for you! Haha I feel like the necklace is something so awesome that everyone gets as excited as the purchaser!! That sounds kind of confusing sorry, anyway I am so excited for you!

  3. April 19, 2012 / 3:06 pm

    Ahh I'm super jealous, I've wanted that necklace forever, and you know I love a deal! Great find! πŸ™‚

  4. April 19, 2012 / 3:34 pm

    I bought a knockoff of the same necklace off ebay for $18. I'm sure it's not JCrew quality either, but I can't complain for less than $20! But I most definitely would have paid $35 for it πŸ™‚ Great find!

  5. April 19, 2012 / 3:56 pm

    That's awesome! I bought mine off of Ebay for about $25 but I'm pretty sure they're knock offs..oh well..

  6. April 19, 2012 / 4:16 pm

    The same necklace in yellow is featured on my blog today – what a coincidence!

  7. April 19, 2012 / 5:55 pm

    i looove it!!

  8. April 19, 2012 / 6:33 pm

    I got that necklace from j.crew in pink! i love it in turquoise so cute : )

    xo SideSmile,

  9. April 19, 2012 / 6:34 pm

    I ordered a really similar one off Ebay!! I love turquoise, it's gorgeous for summer.

  10. April 19, 2012 / 6:45 pm

    Ummm, jealous!! Love it!!

  11. April 19, 2012 / 10:59 pm

    HA – I totally carry around my student ID still too…and I graduated in 2009!

  12. April 20, 2012 / 12:43 am

    I bought the same one the other day too (student discount and all)!

  13. April 20, 2012 / 2:10 am

    I love awesome finds like that!!! I loved that necklace also but was not about to spend the 150 either but found it a few weeks ago on Ebay for 14.50!!!! I freaked out! haha

  14. April 20, 2012 / 10:20 am

    NICE JOB GIRL πŸ™‚ thats the way to shop!

  15. April 20, 2012 / 7:09 pm

    I have that necklace and wear it ALL the time!!! Lucky that you go it at such a great price, looks gorgeous!!!! πŸ™‚

  16. April 20, 2012 / 7:39 pm

    This is absolutely stunning. I fall in love with anything turquoise instantly. So jealous that you find it for so cheap! New follower πŸ™‚

  17. April 20, 2012 / 11:51 pm

    That is beautiful! Don't you just love college discounts?!

  18. April 21, 2012 / 3:13 pm

    This is too funny! I've seen this necklace all over the place on blogs and Pinterest. It's definitely a gorgeous find and props to you for getting it on the cheap! That just means you get to use the money you saved to buy an outfit to go with it, right?! πŸ™‚

    Left brain, right brain, pug brain.

  19. April 21, 2012 / 3:22 pm

    Oh my gosh what a great find!!!!

  20. April 21, 2012 / 10:37 pm

    LOVE it!! I just moved to Nashville where we have a J.crew outlet. And. I. am. in. Heaven. I have a post request! πŸ™‚ Derby and Steeplechase are approaching I cannot FIND the perfect dress (150 to 250 price range!) Can you do a post on cute day dresses!?! Would LOVE it. Hope wedding planning is coming along. Xoxo.

  21. April 26, 2012 / 12:26 am

    ahh i've wanted this necklace! What an amazing deal!

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