Friday, May 7, 2010

The Look for Less

While scrolling through some blogs yesterday, I ran across this super cute tunic that Blueprint Bliss included on a post about Mother's Day gift ideas.


It's the Yellow Spade Tunic from PB & Jellie, and it's only $20!! In disbelief, I went to the website to check it out for myself, and there it was. After consulting my husband, I promptly ordered it for myself for Mother's Day. Nothing like buying your own gift (although to be fair he already bought me flowers and let me get the house painted).

PB & Jellie had several other reasonably priced adorable tunics to choose from including the Gigi Quatrefoil for a mere $35.
Seeing these reminded me of some other tunics I've coveted before. Don't you think they bear a striking resemblance to this?
The Classic Kurta in Jemina Verbena by Roberta Roller Rabbit for $70. True - they're not exactly the same, but for a $50 price difference, who cares? And I love me some Roberta Roller Rabbit fabric, but if you're going for the tunic look without breaking the bank, I'd go (in fact, I did go) with the PB & Jellie tunic.

Another popular style right now that I found for less is the boyfriend short.
This version is available for 50% right now (through Mother's Day) at New York & Co., making them just $14.97.


At J. Crew, their boyfriend shorts are also on sale but for $39.50 (albeit on a sexier looking better-styled model and with a few more color choices). But if you're looking for the same look especially in khaki or gray, the NY & Co. and J. Crew versions are very similar.

I'm off to get my hair cut and colored tomorrow after a slight flood-related delay earlier in the week. Can't wait. I hope everyone has a very happy and relaxing Mother's Day weekend!

13 comments:

jenniferlarsonwrites said...

So cute! How do you find this stuff? And hey! Once I lose some baby weight, will you dress me?

Jessica said...

love the tunic, really love the NY & CO shorts and I think they're nicer than the JCrew ones, but I WANT the shoes on the NY & CO model!! where on earth do I find those?

Style Chronicle said...

Those tops do look the the TB ones! Great find!!

Pam Petty said...

My friend had on a cute tunic like these last night. She got it from Retail Therapy- at the car wash in Cool Springs. Also cheap!

My Interior Life said...

Jennifer - I would be happy to go shopping with you any day (can you tell I like it a little too much).

Jessica - I too love the shoes, but afraid I can't help you there.

Thanks, Sarah!

And, Pam, that's hilarious. I should have just gone down to the car wash! I'll have to do another post on Retail Therapy! Too funny.

Susan said...

Alright lil' sis, I just bought the sleeveless blue and brown version. You are such a bad influence. Love all your finds.

The Zhush said...

Love those tunics...great eye!

Karena said...

So fun to find an artistic bargain!! Good job.

Karena

Art by Karena

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

The look for less is a way of life for me. Thanks for these great finds!

Haven and Home said...

Love the tunic. Hope you had a great weekend!

Blueprint Bliss said...

Thanks for the link. So glad you like the tunic. I love mine... and have been wearing it a lot lately! I also have a set of their pajamas--- which are so cute!

ashlina {the decorista} said...

you have inspired me to go short shopping! :)

Terri said...

These tunics are just what I've been looking for but it appears I'm years behind (as usual)! I can't even get to the website ... do you know if it's still in business? Any suggestions? Perhaps even one to a different retailer with similar items? Thanks!