1) Shop Mamie High Tides Cropped Jacket $44 vs. Forever 21 Striped Commander Jacket $24.80
I have not seen the Forever version of this jacket in person but it's hard to identify any major differences other than I think the Shop Mamie version is navy & cream while Forever 21 jacket is black & cream. Either way they Shop Mamie version won't break the bank if navy fits better with your wardrobe.
P.S. One of my favorite bloggers is Kendi Lea [top] at Kendi Everyday. I'm particularly inspired by her ability to mix and match different pieces in her closet to create a new look everyday. Luckily, I already have a lot of her pieces so look forward to those outfit posts!
2. Anthropologie Ocean Jasper Necklace $798 vs. Forever 21 Geology Charm Necklace $6.80
There's no question that the Anthropologie version is better quality. But is it 100+ times better?? The chain on the Forever necklace will likely tarnish with a couple wears but I simply buy one nice gold chain and switch out charms as needed.
3. Alexander Wang Trish Leather Wedge Mules $575 vs. Forever 21 Leatherette Wedge Loafers $29.80
Side by side, the Alexander Wang loafers clearly look better but I saw the Forever 21 version at the store last week and they're really not that bad. And for under $30 (albeit slightly), I think these would look cute with some flared, high-waisted jeans or trousers.