Friday, April 9, 2010

Budget Buster vs. Stylish Substitute

Thanks for all the entries so far to Week 1 of Fetching Fashions' giveaways! Enter if you haven't already. Next week will be equally as pretty, so make sure you stay tuned for that one, too. :)

While perusing the mall yesterday, I wandered into Dillards to look at shoes and found myself in the "Edge" department. I always forget about this little cranny of the mall but I'm always shocked to find cute and affordable items. So when I spotted this adorable blazer by Aryn K. ($99) (which looked equally cute on, p.s.)...

... I couldn't help but be reminded of this Gryphon jacket ($390) I love but can't afford.

The differences are there (no studs on the arm/more studs on the lapel) but they're still the same look for less. I have to say, the product pictures don't do the Aryn K. jacket justice, but in person it really is adorable. I was quite tempted, but I was just so upset about my Aldo debacle that I couldn't bring myself to shop (pity me, thanks). Also, it's abotu to get way too hot for a kaclet like this-- I'll be wearing linens and light cottons only come 1 or 2 more weeks. What do you think: a good substitute?


  1. amber's notebookApril 9, 2010 at 10:06 AM

    very cute! Great alternative!

  2. Southern BargainistaApril 9, 2010 at 11:19 AM

    I think it's a good alternative! Dare I say, I like the stylish substitute better? It's more wearable, IMO!

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