Target Designer Dupes & Recent Outfits

I spent the long weekend with my sister – we got up to our usual activities: swimming, snacking…and late night Target runs (aren’t they the best?)

watch / necklace / bag

I spotted a LOT of designer dupes at Target – firstly, this Merona Rose Gold Watch is IDENTICAL to my MK 5430 Michael Kors watch …except it’s under $20! The clover necklace (I couldn’t find it online) is a copy of the Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra necklace (I picked up a similar necklace from Loblaws in 2012). I didn’t get a chance to take a picture of the Mossimo Scrunch Ballet flats – but they feel super luxe – and look just like Lanvin Ballerinas. I don’t think that the Merona Sequin Tote is a dupe for anything, I’ve just wanted it forever – I should TOTALLY grab it now that it’s on clearance!

Now on to some recent outfits:

Top: Zara (identical), Necklace: J.Crew, Bag: Pashli, Shoes: Sam Edelman

This ZARA floral peplum is my favorite top of the summer. The print is so cheerful – and the flare doesn’t make me look too hip-py – finally, a peplum I can wear!

Top: Garage (similar), Necklace: H&M (similar), Bag: LV Speedy 25, Jeans: GAP (similar), Shoes: Sam Edelman

Pairing my camo leggings with a crocheted lace top.

Top: H&M (similar), Necklace: F21 (similar), Bag: Minkoff, Jeans: GAP, Shoes: Sam Edelman

Graphic shirt and distressed boyfriend jeans.

Top: H&M, Necklace: Friend’s store, Bag: Pashli, Shoes: Target

Oversized button-down and white jeans.

Jacket: Walmart (similar), Necklace: F21, Bag: M&S (similar), Jeans: GAP, Shoes: Old Navy (similar)

Backpacks are quite popular again – so I took this 12 year old (!!!) bag out of storage. I bought it from Marks & Spencers when I used to work in London – the faux leather has held up amazingly well despite being squished away in a box!

Are you loving the backpack trend this time around? Have you found any Designer Dupes recently?

Linking up with More Pieces of Me and On the Daily Express.

24 Comments

  1. Marta C
    August 6, 2014 / 1:24 pm

    Those are amazing Target finds, I really need to pop in one soon! Love all your looks-that Zara floral peplum top is beautiful!! Hope you are having a great day:)Marta, xohttp://sweatersstripesandsweets.com/t-o-date-night-and-ootd/

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 7, 2014 / 5:23 am

      Hi Marta! Thanks for your comment – isn't Target the most addictive place to shop LOL? Hope you have a great day too!

  2. Kelly F
    August 6, 2014 / 1:34 pm

    I need to keep referring to your blog when I need to know if there are any great clothing/accessory dupes out there for cheap! 😛 I'm always out of the loop with that. Love those camo pants, which I so desperately need in my life.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 7, 2014 / 5:24 am

      Ha ha – my sister couldn't understand why I got so excited about all the dupes I spotted LOL – but I couldn't wait to share them with my blog readers 😛 So glad you find them useful!

  3. Ariadne Elise
    August 6, 2014 / 3:25 pm

    Oh wow– I have that same Merona watch & had no idea it's an MK dupe!I haven't been able to wear it though, because I can never work out the sizing (too big, too small) on my wrist. But now I feel better about having it anyway. 😉

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 7, 2014 / 5:25 am

      That Merona watch is beautiful – it's a shame about the sizing – hope it works out and you can wear it 🙂

  4. Beautygirl24
    August 6, 2014 / 9:24 pm

    I love the clover necklace! I'll have to keep an eye out for it because I haven't spotted it yet here at my local store. And as always, I love your outfits. Looking good!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 7, 2014 / 5:27 am

      Hope you find it Noelle – I think there were 2 at my Target – I always get so excited when I see clover necklaces…am still kicking myself for not buying the turquoise one a couple of years back (when I purchased my white one). Target only had white or black…but the turquoise would be so pretty too!

  5. Daily Express
    August 7, 2014 / 5:10 am

    You have a great eye for finding those dupes! I guess I am not familiar enough with designer items to pick them out even though I'm at Target alllll the time. But I do notice when they have something similar to Express. hee hee. I adore your outfits and feel like it's a treat when I get a few of them in one post. I think two of these are already on my Pinterest board- so classic and chic!Gina – On the Daily Express

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 7, 2014 / 5:29 am

      Thanks so much Gina – glad you like the outfits 😉 With regards to dupe-spotting – I feel sorry for my shopping buddies – because I'm always like "that bag is inspired by X, and those shoes are dupes for Valentino rockstud flats"…I get blank stares – but I can't help it – I always get excited when I find "the look for less" items – especially when they're inexpensive yet great quality 🙂

  6. Skylette from Sequins & Stilettos
    August 7, 2014 / 11:55 pm

    ooooh… your lace with camo is amazing! I may have to sport a similar look soon! 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 8, 2014 / 3:48 am

      Thanks Skylette – can't wait to see your version 🙂

  7. Gaby Fauchon
    August 10, 2014 / 4:30 pm

    Ooooh I love the Walmart jacket! x

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 13, 2014 / 6:00 am

      Thanks Gaby – it was such a bargain too 😉

  8. Lauren Rutherford
    August 11, 2014 / 12:08 pm

    I love a forever purchase like most of us shopaholics and blogaholics but finding a bargain that you are really really happy about is almost better!www.lovelaurenxx.comLove Lauren xx

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 13, 2014 / 6:02 am

      So true Lauren – some things are worth investing in – but other trends are fun to participate in without spending too much 🙂

  9. gabrielle
    August 11, 2014 / 5:37 pm

    such cute outfits! love the idea of this post (especially since i'm obsessed with target to begin with).xo,gabbywww.likealittlefox.blogspot.com

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 13, 2014 / 6:03 am

      Thanks Gabrielle – I'm obsessed too 😉

  10. Tiffany Opp
    August 11, 2014 / 9:48 pm

    I love Target, it's the best! I totally want that watch. Cute outfits too! Especially love the floral peplum and crochet tops.Tiffanywww.stylestealsandstilettos.com

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 13, 2014 / 6:03 am

      Thanks Tiffany – I wish ZARA made the floral peplum in a blue print too… I would wear it forever 😉

  11. Darcy
    August 12, 2014 / 1:52 am

    I am always impressed with the dupes they have! They always have shoes that match Steve Madden designs, which are so fun for trying out trends!www.amemoryofus.com

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 13, 2014 / 6:04 am

      Ooh – I'm not that familiar with Steve Madden designs – will have to check them out so that I can spot the Target versions of them too 😉

  12. Elle Sees
    August 12, 2014 / 10:51 am

    gorgeous looks. i have that watch and a tortoise shell that looks like MK too.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 13, 2014 / 6:05 am

      OMG…a tortoise shell version??? I didn't see that in store – but when I do – it's coming home with me!

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