Thursday, June 30, 2011

Look For Less ~ Slouchy Sweater

I know you probably read the title to this post and thought, "Why is she talking about sweaters when it's 80 degrees outside?"  To my credit, this is a short-sleeve, loose-knit version...which makes it much more doable this time of year.  And I love the versatility of it - so cute paired with little black shorts or wide leg linen pants in summer, but could easily be layered over a long sleeve tee with skinny jeans & boots for fall.

I have been lusting after this Vince version for quite some time.  But even with it currently being on sale, $240 is still too steep for me.  So, I had put it on my "wish list" and thought maybe someday I would find something similar for less (fingers crossed).

Thankfully, this weekend was my moment!  I swear, I only drove to the Outlet Mall because I had a return...but I also had a 60%-off-any-item coupon at Banana Republic.  So, I popped in to have a look around and, to my delight, this sweater was the only one of its kind in the entire store, in my size & marked down (I may have audibly squealed)!

Banana Republic Short Sleeve Sweater - retail $80 , bought for $20
(similar J. Crew version on sale here)

Details I love: Slightly boxy shape makes it comfortable, subtle metallic thread adds a dose of polish, slouchy neckline gives it an effortless look (& allows for an off-the-shoulder option)



Annie said...

That sweater is absolutely perfect...Good for you...Did you do a happy dance all the way home?...Enjoy!!

Debby said...

Oh, I just love a great find! This would be perfect for a Summer evening too! You will be adorable in it. I think I need a trip to my local outlets. xo

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

Love, I'm definitely in need of a slouchy sweater.

Jess the balanced libra said...

i just love banana rep sales! great deal
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B.Inspired said...

What a great find for $20! This looks like something I'd find from BR Monogram Line for $118! You did great!

Jordan said...

I bought that sweater in pink and I am loving it!