Saturday, March 7, 2009

A Worthy Substitue: American Eagle for J.Crew

J.Crew is currently selling a gorgeous Fireball-Charm Necklace (item #14649) for $55. J.Crew describes the necklace as such:

We love the way the charm sparkles. Set on a shiny 12K gold-plated brass chain, it boasts brilliant hand-set Czech-glass rhinestones on a brass fireball. Lovely alone or layered. Signature spring clasp closure. Import. Length: 31".
I really like this necklace, but I do not wear a lot of jewelry, and couldn't justify spending so much on this piece, even if it is very pretty.

I did, however, find the necklace below at American Eagle today, while browsing their sales. I don't have a lot of details, but I think that this necklace provides a very worthy substitute to J.Crew's. I believe it is even called Fireball necklace, because the matching earrings are called Fireball earrings. Sadly, I could not find the necklace online.

The detailing is not as intricate as J.Crew's - the faux pearls are a lot bigger, and raised silver bumps are used for shine instead of rhinestones. The chain length is fairly long (drops below the bust), but does not appear to be as long as J.Crew's. For just $15.50 though, I think this is a great buy!

Do you like this necklace? (If so, keep your eyes open for a future Monday giveaway!) Do you think it is a worthy substitute for J.Crew's Fireball-Charm necklace?


Christina March 8, 2009 at 3:37 AM  

Great find, it looks very similar to the J. Crew version!

Michelle March 8, 2009 at 4:30 AM  

Did you happen to try any dresses on while you where at AE? They have one that crosses over in the front that I am thinking about ordering....

Thanks!! We live in Germany (my hubby is military) so it is hard for me to see items until after I fork out the $$. :o)

JTS March 9, 2009 at 4:30 PM  

Hi Micheele - I didn't try on any dresses when I was at AE - the one that I was most interested in was not in my size.

I *think* I know the dress you are talking about (did it look like this one:

If so, I saw one like this at the store, but I don't think it was a jersey knit - maybe just a cotton blend, so it was a little stiffer than jersey, which has a nice swing. The cotton-blend was still fairly soft, but in my opinion, a little bit shapeless. The cross-over in the front had pretty decent coverage from what I recall (not a super deep V). Not sure if all of this is 100% accurate - I didn't spend a ton of time with the dress, and maybe it is not even the same one!

I have bought AE dresses before though, and they are very TTS, if that helps!

JTS March 9, 2009 at 4:31 PM  

And sorry - Michelle, not Micheele!

JTS March 9, 2009 at 4:31 PM  

Thanks Christina - I even picked up an extra for an upcoming Monday Giveaway!