2.18.2009

splurge vs. steal . . . spring picnic

spring is just around the corner!  even though temperatures here are still on the brink of freezing, i suddenly have an uncontrollable urge to pack up all my sweaters and wool coats and fill my closet with lighter clothes that give me that breezy, not-a-care-in-the-world look.  so, in honor of the change of seasons, i give you two looks - one affordable and one... um, not so affordable - inspired by a picnic in the park on the perfect spring day.

tee: $78, from vince
linen shorts: alice & olivia, $92.99 from bluefly
scarf: tdm design, $100 from bluefly
wood bangles: $158 and $178, from coach
bag: marni, $600 from net-a-porter
shoes: stuart weitzman, $395 from endless

total = $1,601.99

tee: $29.99, from anthropologie
linen shorts: $19.90, from forever 21
scarf: kirra, $14.50 from pacsun
wood bangles: $36, from shimmer and stone 
and $9.95, from fantasy jewelry box
bag: hayden-harnett, $49.99 from target
shoes: $19.80, from go jane

total = $180.13

xoxo,
lesley

9 comments:

Stacey said...

That is quite a steal! Very cute outfit indeed.

315thomas said...

thanks stacey! glad you like it :)

Julie said...

These are both adorable!

Estela said...

I love the bag from Target!
I can't wait for spring as well!

parallel-botany said...

At first I was like, "why did she post the same picture twice??"

I love features like this. The magazine Metropolitan Home has a feature called High/Low that does the same thing with home decor, it's great. Of course, even their "Low" stuff is way out of my budget!

Jennifer Ramos said...

GOOD JOB!
I saw the Hayden and H bag at Target the other day... : )

Jen Ramos
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Beth said...

Love it. They are both great outfits.

jess gonacha said...

ooh, how fun! i'm totally in the mood for spring, too. love your picks!

Elise of Argyle Whale said...

Wow! I'm so impressed with the style similarity and huge price difference!