Most of the items I pin on my Pinterest Style Board are strictly for inspiration and fun. I just can’t afford to drop that kind of money on clothes right now. But it’s nice to daydream! 
Here are some budget-friendly alternatives to some of my Pinterest picks. 
Pinterest for Less: Zara Dress with Split Sleeves $79.90

Pinterest Pick: J.Crew Booker Boots (Extended Calf) $318
Pinterest for Less: Old Navy Women’s Plus Wide-Calf Boots $44.94
Pinterest Pick: EmersonMade Black Day Coat $278
Pinterest for Less: Piperlime Hive & Honey Wool Plaid Jacket $61.50
I’m not sure how I feel about the above plaid coat, but I feel like if it weren’t buttoned all the way up, and the sleeves were pushed up like in the Pinterest pick photo, it would look comparable (and less like Mrs. Claus’s Eddie Bauer frump coat). 
Pinterest Picks Total
$367 + $318 + 278 + 375 = $1,338.00
Pinterest for Less Total
$79.90 + $44.94 + $80 + $61.50 = $266.34
Hooray for saving $$$! 



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    October 19, 2011

    I love the plaid Pinterest coat, and I agree that if the second one wasn't buttoned up it could be really cute!

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    October 19, 2011

    I love that Zara dress!

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    October 19, 2011

    Love those boots. Just wish they were black.

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    Lindsay @ The Everything Project

    October 20, 2011

    Great job finding these affordable pieces! I especially love the Zara dress. Old Navy has been awesome though; I got a pair of $23 boots from them recently, and they're so comfortable!

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    October 20, 2011

    Great post!! Thanks for sharing your "for less" finds! πŸ™‚