Feb 29, 2012

Stripes and Gingham

Besides the Silk Boy Shirt in Heart Throb, I haven't bought much from J. Crew lately. Yes, there are lots of items that I want but I think the prices have gone a little steep for these spring items.

very cute stripe sweater but for $120, I don't think so

Gingham shirts are everywhere these days. I have the perfect shirt in gingham and I love it. But at $88.......

So I started to look somewhere else while I was waiting for a sale.

Basically, looking for a white thick cotton sweater with navy stripes and a navy gingham.

So, here is my version, a much more affordable version of the two
Gingham Shirt from Pure by Alfred Sung 

I got the boatneck top during one of the Lands' End 25% off promo. Regular price is $40 and I got it for $30. It is a very nice, thicker cotton sweater. Very soft cotton and well-made. I got it in size small as I mostly want to layer it.

I was at Zellers yesterday and I rarely browse their clothing department. But I thought maybe they have some J. Crew gingham lookalike shirts. Sure enough, from a far distance  from the cosmetic department, I spotted this shirt. Very soft cotton, 100% cotton and they are from the spring 2012 collection. So since it's new stock, doubt if it will go on sale soon. But for $24.97, it is not a bad deal at all. Comes in this blue and a light grey color. I got it in size small as well, which is the last one. 


Necklace from Lia Sophia (sim here)

20 comments:

  1. super, super cute!!! I love this combination!

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    1. Thank you very much. I still like the J Crew pieces, maybe the next promo.

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  2. I love this combination! Must check out the sweater from LE!

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    1. Thank you. I think LE is out of the white sweater but they still have the navy one which is very cute too.

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  3. Oh lady, I may need to copy this. The gingham and stripes, brilliant and simple!

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    1. Glad you like my combo. I love gingham so much, can wear it casually with jeans or layer it with stripes.

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  4. Great individual pieces. Love them together also.

    www.justpatience.com

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    1. Thank you very much. I think I will wear these great spring pieces a lot.

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  5. What a great combination! :) I have a similar stripes boat neck top from LE which I bought during the Xmas sale. The stripes are of light blue color. I'll have to use try this combination myself soon. :)

    Btw I feel that I have similar shopping habits. Which is like to score a great bargain and try to resist new items at their full prices :)

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    1. I refuse to pay full retail price unless I'm visiting somewhere foreign and I know if I don't get it then, I would never find it again. Otherwise, I find retailers mark up way too much these days. Not in a hurry to get anything so can always wait for a sale. We're both smart shoppers!

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  6. I love this stripes and gingham pattern mixing, it's so cute! Sounds like you got some great deals on this outfit too!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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    1. Thanks for the compliment! I love shopping and even love it more when I find good bargains.

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  7. love the way you layered the sweater!
    WWW.TINACIOUS.ME

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    1. Thank you so much! I find layering add so many different looks to a plain shirt.

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  8. honestly after seeing the Jason Wu collection I need more gingham in my life!

    love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

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    1. Gingham is so popular these days but I find them easier at men's department than ladies'.

      Thanks for dropping by!

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  9. Ooooo loving how you paired the stripe shirt and gingham! Gingham is such a versatile pattern, I mean how is it that it is as versatile as chambray <3 oh J. Crew, must you always pull at my heart strings <3

    Tasia

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    1. I used to be afraid to pair up patterns, thinking they may be too crowded. But to my surprise, the gingham mix well with stripes. I need more gingham, just hope the ones at J. Crew will go on sale soon.

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  10. Great combination and fabulous finds to get the look for less. I agree that J.Crew prices are getting steep, especially for the mediocre product. There's only so much value in a pretty style, it has to hold up. Will your local Zeller's be replaced by Target next year? Have you tried Joe Fresh lately? I've found a few decent things there, much to my surprise.

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    1. Yes, totally agree. So many cute items at the J. Crew March catalog but the prices are crazy for spring items. I'd better wait for a decent promotion before I bite. No, my local Zellers will remain the same. I only wish it would turn into Target. I have tried Joe Fresh and they are very good quality stuff and affordable. Haven't tried their cosmetics though. Have you?

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