Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Look for Less: J. Crew Minnie

One pair costs $90.  The other costs $20.  Find out how to get the look for less!

When something fits me well, I tend to buy it in every color possible.  At 5'4" on a good day with lots of curves, it's particularly difficult to find pants that are a good length and fit for me.  I've been loving the J. Crew Minnie pants for a while and end up getting at least one color every season.  But the price of the Minnies stops me from buying them in bulk. 

Oh yes, I could write an ode to these perfect pants.  They stretch perfectly to fit without stretching out in an hour and hit just at the ankle.  Love.  But $90+ for everyday pants is not in the budget. 



When I discovered the Winnie pants at J. Crew Factory, I was thrilled!  The price point is a little bit better than the Minnie pants, at about 20% less than the regular retail price.  I have both Minnie and Winnie pants.  They fit exactly the same and the quality is comparable.  I can tell the difference only by looking at the tag; outlet tags from J. Crew have a diamond on them, J. Crew store tags do not have a diamond.


But imagine my surprise and delight when I found the same style of pant in the same fit for a fantastic price this weekend at Target!   Enter the Mossimo Ankle Stretch Pant (Fit 3), which is a dream pant.  The pants fit exactly like the Minnie/Winnie and have a look that is similar to the Cafe Capri with side pockets that are sewn shut and a button waist.  Available in a wide array of colors, you can afford to buy multiples at an amazing price of $20.

8 comments:

  1. I'm also a huge Minnie/Winnie fan and I had wondered about those Target pants because they come in such fun colors!

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  2. The J. Crew pants are my favorite! I'll have to try the Target ones.

    Thank you for following! I've read your blog for quite some time now!

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  3. Great post! I'll have to stop by Target soon now!

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  4. I spotted those at Target this weekend but did not have time to try them on. I will be back to give it a whirl!

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  5. I'm wearing the Target pants in coral right now and LOVE them! :)

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  6. Just ordered a pair of Winnies the other day, but will have to check the Target version soon. Thanks for the PSA!

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  7. I just tried on a pair of Minnie's at J.Crew and unfortunately left without getting them.. I'll definitely be headed to Target after work tomorrow to try these!

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  8. I just got some Winnie's! I tried the target pants but the thinner waistband just doesn't work on me. Such a shame!

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