I feel like the shirts of summer were all J Crew (sorry Lilly). The J Crew Factory PomPom top (a remake of last year's top) was perfect with shorts while the $110 Tilda Oxford Rhinestone shirt was a must under a blazer or with skinny jeans.
While I loved the Tilda I did not end up buying one for myself and I started to regret it when I saw darling outfits all over social media. Fast forward to Monday morning. My regret became a thing of the past and my wallet was thanking me for waiting. I ran to Walmart to pick up some Mexican Coke and decided to pop into Kohl's to kill some time. I have to admit I went in to look at the Lauren Conrad line (I was a Hills fanatic back in the day) and stumbled upon the Elle line.
They have lots of J Crew type items- ponte pants, blazers, dark wash skinny jeans, oxford shirt- for a fraction of the price. I happened to spot the rhinestone collar from afar and immediately grabbed this pretty in my size (or what I thought would be my size...be warned these run SMALL). The Embellished Rhinestone Ruffle Shirt is $32 online and every size is currently available in two colors and a stripe. I snagged the striped version as well and have ordered the white thanks to my Kohl's cash and a discount. Cannot pass up these pretties!
While the Kohl's version is long sleeve I think it is perfect for Fall/Winter and a great take on a basic wardrobe oxford. Classic meets modern. Again, be warned that the shirt does run small; I sized up two sizes. It wears well, even after a long and busy day (excuse the 1/2 makeup face...keeping it real) and is comfy which make it a winner "look for less" in my book.