Sunday, January 15, 2012

Can't Afford & Can Afford: Spring is Coming


Light sweaters & cardigans are good pieces to keep in your closet to help make the transition from the colder Winter months to the more breezy & cool Spring days.



Polka Dot Sweaters: Chinti & Parker Polka Dot Cashmere Sweater ($560) vs. Old Navy Printed Pullover in "Navy Polka Dot" ($24.94).

Snow Leopard: Rebecca Taylor Leopard Print Button Hoodie ($149) at Last Call vs. Old Navy Printed Pullover in "Animal" ($24.94).


3/4 Length striped dresses are a good transitional staple; they offer lots of layering options and pair well with tights, cargo vests & bright solid print scarves.  I chose lavender skinnies as a good transitional piece (I make my own rules here).  I wear jeans all year long and am particularly enamored with the all of the color options I'm seeing lately. 

Striped Wrap Dresses: Elizabeth & James Striped Claudia Dress ($285) vs. Banana Republic Striped Elbow Sleeve Dress ($89.50) and an $11.50 Forever 21 version here. 


Lavender Skinnies: Current/Elliot The Ankle Skinny Jeans ($198) vs. Rich & Skinny Legacy Jean in Lavender ($56.99).

14 comments:

alison*elle said...

Ah, I love these look for less type posts! I am seriously into those lavendar skinnies... kind of want them really bad now.

xo, alison*elle

The Fashionable ESQ said...

@Alison - the Rich & Skinny ones are on deep discount but the sizing is limited now. You should get a pair, you could totally rock them :D

Miss Top Ten Image said...

I really love the pale violet skinny jeans!! I find them perfect for the new season!!
Patricia

http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

tay said...

This is my favorite post to date! I love the practical and splurge options! Thank you Fashionable Esquire for the continued fashion guidance!!! I'm off to online shop now thanks to you!!!!

The Fashionable ESQ said...

@tay -- LOL!!!

Fashion By Alicia said...

Great picks! I would have to go with the affordable picks because I am trying to stay on a budget.

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The Fashionable ESQ said...

@Nik, thanks, that's so sweet and genuine. Please come by again!

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Prairie Princess said...

love this post!! some of the deals i like more too

xo

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Mae said...

I've been thinking about the ON polka dot sweater ever since I saw it last week!
It's so adorable. You've convinced me that I must get it
xx

Lauren said...

I LOVE posts like this. They are my personal favorite, minus a good outfit post of course! :) I have a couple of pullovers from Old Navy in similar styles for work. I really like them! They do tend to shrink down a bit for me, so I would definitely try up a size if you are even close to having it be a bit snug. That leopard one -- I want!!! I also love the polka dot. It's very retro/pin-up and very feminine! Love it!

Lauren
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ylenia said...

Nice post darling! I like the dotted sweater by Cinti and the leopard sweater by Old Navy...but I will never spend too much for a sweater of course!
XOXO
ylenia
New outfit on my blog, let me know your opinion!

Hilary said...

I love this post, and those lavender jeans!!!

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