Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fall is definately in the air in my neck of the woods and it's time to pull out the sweaters! I have a love for cardigans, especially the longer type. Here are some of my favorites I found online. I looked at three different websites, all in a different price range. I will start with the most expensive......
The first two are from Anthropologie. I have to start by saying I ADORE these sweaters, but it will be a cold day in hell before I ever own one. It's completely out of my price range. If I bought these sweaters, I wouldn't be able to afford to keep the lights on, as combined they come close to the same amount as my power bill. I'm just sayin'. I love to look at their website tho, cause it's fun to see what the latest trends are.

The next two are from Ann Taylor Loft, one of my very favorite stores. I have alot of clothes from here, BUT, I very rarely, ever buy anything full price, as it is still just a little high for me. I would feel so quilty if I spent $90 on a sweater. If I wait a bit, I will be able to get it for half, and me likey that!




The last two sweaters are from a place that some almost think of as a dirty word. You guessed it, the "W" word, good old Walmart. Yup, I shop there and I definately would buy these sweaters. I think they are darling, and guess what? They are under $20!










I am a firm believer, that to be fashionable, it doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg. That is one of the reasons I wanted to be a part of Dressin' Up (for those that don't know, it's our consignment shop)
Honestly, I didn't always feel this way. I used to think I HAD to have the name brand and buying something from Walmart was like WHAT???? I thought that the clothes made me. I was portraying a false image of myself to others.
I have always loved clothes and still do, ALOT, but I refuse to break the bank doing it. I'm not saying I don't have any name brand clothes in my closet, cause I do. I just wait till they go on sale or I find them at consignment shops, or hint to my hubby that that's what I want for Christmas and birthdays. :)
I'm not sure why I felt compelled to do this post. I think maybe there is a part of me that gets a little envious of those who seem to have an endless supply of cash, because that is sooo not me. I guess I thought maybe there were others out there feeling the same way. I'm just being completely honest here and keepin' it real.
On that note, I hope you have a great day, now I gotta go cause I'm headin' to Walmart! :)




9 comments:

the wild raspberry said...

hurray for thriftiness!
chasity

blondiensc said...

I agree with you 100% Tricia!! I love recycling clothes, and finding a great deal...love this post and great choices!

Maisy said...

Oh Tricia, I totally agree. I don't care how much $$$ I have clothes is not where I spend my $$$. Your honesty is awesome!!!! I have never shopped at walmart. Target is much closer. I think I may take a trip there tomorrow. That first sweater is cuuuute!!!
Thanks for this post.
Ps you already know how I feel about ATLoft~
xoxo

Katie said...

My mom just bought that last Wal-Mart sweater last night~It is SUPER cute on!! I'm going back for it sometime soon! I'm getting ready to go through my clothes again for some fall things to bring up to dressin' up!

Lissa said...

OR... you could buy the really cute but pricey Anthropologie sweater and just not eat next week...

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

I like where Lissa's head is - that sounds like something I would do. I love mixing up the expensive with the walmart/tar-j finds...it is just so fun to pair things up!

LOVE these pics - you're SO cute! xoxo

Jessica said...

They're all so cute! I couldn't be more jealous of your Fall weather! Be sure to check out Old Navy.. I saw some super cute ones on there that were great deals! :)

Nora said...

I too am loving long cardigans. I think a trip to Forever 21 is in the works!

apriliniowa said...

I can never have too many car coats! Love all of these finds, Trica! Especially the cheap ones. ;)