Tuesday, March 17, 2009

*J.Crew Inspired* Fireball Drop Earrings from Nordstrom Rack

Back on March 6th in the My Shopping Bag post, lcsmom mentioned that she saw a pair of earrings at Nordstrom Rack that look just like the J.Crew Fireball earrings that were on my wishlist. She said they were priced at only $15.97, and even offered to go back to the store and pick them up for me. I received them a couple of days later, and must say that I was absolutely THRILLED!!! They are so stunning IRL, and the price was much better than the $45 that J.Crew is asking for them. Here are a few IRL pics of the Nordstrom *Crystal Collection* earrings:


Here is a pic to help get an idea of the size. The safety pin is 1.25 inches long and each earring weighs .1 ounce.

Here are the earrings on me, along with the Havona Tank (which I ordered with the Free Shipping code to try on for size, but will have to return with hopes of purchasing on sale...I am wearing the size 0). Sorry again for the picture quality...Here's the pic of the actual J.Crew Fireball Drop earrings from the website:

I am absolutely thrilled with my Nordstrom Rack earrings and think they are a Fabulous alternative to the pair from J.Crew. THANK YOU again lcsmom for getting them for me! :)

What do you think? Do the earrings look like the J.Crew pair to you? Would you wear the less expensive alternative to achieve *the look for less*?

34 comments:

  1. Oh I am so jealous! I have been lusting after those J. Crew earrings. I wanted them so that I could match them with my J. Crew pave bracelet. I have seen a few versions in silver but never any in gold. I am going to have to run over to Nordstrom’s rack and see if I can find any.

    I just know those are going to look lovely on you!

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  2. they are so beautiful!!!!!! Amazing that they were so much less than the ones at jcrew!!! what a steal!

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  3. those are lovely! I briefly scanned the Nordy's crystal collection at my Rack on Sat but didn't notice those (of course wasn't looking specifically for them)... will check back soon! Thanks for posting!

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  4. Love the Nordstrom version! What a great find.

    I think this is going to be Round 2 of the "Target pearl cluster necklace." Only this time starring the Nordstrom fireball earrings. Ladies, let the hunt begin!

    By the way, I have been wearing my Target pearl cluster to work every now and then and the reactions are priceless. I work for a software company, full of geeks, and mostly men. They just don't get it. Thankfully, I do. :)

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  5. Hi, I guess that if you don't want to pair them with the fireball-charm necklace they are just as beautiful as the Jcrew ones. However, the color seems to be slightly different (from the necklace at least): yours look truly gold, while the Jcrew necklace/pair is "shell" as they say on the website (I received mine yesterday and it's true that it has a hint of pink). Do you have the Taj Majal necklace? They could be a good match for that one...Anyway, congratulations on the good deal.

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  6. Just forgot to ask, what's Nordstrom Rack (I mean compared to Nordstrom)? Sorry for the dumb question, but I live in NYC and we don't even have a Nordstrom, let alone a Nordstrom Rack.

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  7. Love the cami on you, esp w/ your tan, looks fab! I will have to try it now, but I will wait for sale too.

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  8. I too have a similar pair I scored at the Limited a while back. I believe they are a smidge smaller than JC's version, but the price was a lot smaller too!!

    Congratulations on a fabulous find!

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  9. the blouse looks GORGE on you!!!! earrings are cute too.

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  10. Hello FFM!! Hope you are having a great day! I am s excited Everything Fabulous has a new house!!! I changed everything!
    I would really love it if you can stop by and let me know your thoughts!!
    Hope you like it.

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  11. Do you know if they are available online, as I do not have a Nordstrom's near me. I would love a pair, and if anyone is kind enough to pick up one for me, I will gladly pay for your time! :-)

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  12. I think its great you found similar earrings for cheap! It never hurts to save a little $$. Plus, they are just as pretty as the J.Crew version...and cheaper (that way you can keep that fabulous cami you're wearing minus the guilt!)

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  13. Like the alternative. And you do look gorgeous in the Havona tank.

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  14. Ema: There's a Nordstrom in White Plains at the Westchester Mall(just hop a Metro North train and you'll be there in 40 minutes!). A decent walk away (albiet closer to the Metro North station) is a Nordstrom Rack. It is sort of like an upscale TJMaxx...hit or miss and you really have to scour the racks to find sizes/styles. If you're a savvy shopper, though, I'd say it's well worth your time!

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  15. Thank you for the tip Anon! I actually never go on "shopping trips", I already have a hard time resisting to all the offerings in the city (especially the sample sales). And anyway I could only go on weekends but my husband is not the shopping type unfortunately (has many other qualities though!)

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  16. Hello Girls and THANK YOU!!! I am really pleased with the earrings. I happened to get a quick glance at the J.Crew Fireball earrings in the store the other day and still think my pair look just as good. ;)

    Marietta, it doesn't appear as if NR is online, but you can go to the website to see if there is one near you. I don't have one locally now, but there is one set to open at some point this year at the Outlets in Orlando. Here is the link for the NR website where you can get store locations: Norstrom Rack .

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  17. The earrings look the same!!! That is an amazing find! :) Also, you look fantastic in that top. Love love love the flower! :)

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  18. Thank you also for the compliments on the Havona Tank. I will post a review and more pics later this week if I get the chance. I took some photos last week, but they came out blurry and my lighting was bad...I haven't had time to take new ones. I really like it and the colors work well for me, but I just can't afford it at full price.

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  19. Thanks for the tip, FFM! I just ran out and got me a pair, and they are fabulous! They were the last ones in gold; there were a lot left in silver. What a steal! I LOVE Nordstrom Rack.

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  20. I too saw your blurred pictures ;-). I can't wait to read your review of the Havona. I love it more and more (especially since I saw it IRL in the Madison Avenue collection store) but I'm waiting for a markdown (plus I'm not sure about the size as the 0 appears to be sold out on the website). Please post soon!

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  21. Jenny K. that's FABULOUS!!! I'm so glad you were able to get a pair! :)

    Btw, I added one of the blurry pics and a review of the Havona Tank to this post. I just don't know when I'll have the opportunity to take more pics of it this week, so the one I added at least shows the flower better, along with the fit of the tank. :)

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  22. I can't wait for the Havona Tank review. I actually love the style of the tank! :)

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  23. Marietta, I may be going back to Nordstom Rack this weekend (they have highly discounted Coach and Kate Spade sunglasses right now), and if the gold pave earrings are re-stocked, I'd be happy to pick you up a pair. I will let you know either way this weekend.

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  24. Jenny K - Thank you so so much, I really appreciate it! :-)

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  25. Thank you FFM for posting the review, it helps me with the sizing (I will definitively need a 0). It is true that it's not an everyday top;-).

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  26. I am so excited you love the earrings! They look beautiful on you.

    Love the Havona tank. Mine should arrive today, fingers crossed. It looks so pretty on you. I plan on wearing mine for Easter.

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  27. What a good deal. I love this earring. I am going to try to order online.

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  28. Sweet! I am going to NR right now to check it out

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  29. OH MY GOSH...

    You look stunning in that Cami...the colors are fantastic, especially with your tan. So glad you love the earrings. What a buy. I didn't know there was a NR in White Plains. I will try to visit this weekend with my daughter. If they don't have the earrings, I'll have to break down and get them from JC. I LOVE the style. Again...you look terrific.

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  30. Oooh those are super pretty. What a sweetie for her to do that for you.

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  31. lcsmom: THANK YOU SO MUCH again for telling me about them AND THEN going back to get them...you ROCK and I SO APPRECIATE YOU!!! Did your Havona tank come? How do you like it?

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  32. Marietta, I have your earrings!! :) Contact me at jenn[at]ldedge[dot]com.

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  33. Jenny K - I just sent you an email! Thank you so much! :-)

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  34. fyi
    The Nordstrom Rack in Laguna Hills,CA still had these earrings in both gold and silver. Picked up one of each for myself. If anyone is interested I could try and run down and pick up a pair and mail them to you.

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