3.30.2010

Tightwad Tuesday: Paige Premium Denim Vermont Vest for Less

Dolls, please do not even begin to tell me that we have learned all of nothing from the Spring 2010 runways! Even if only a handful of shows were viewed by your kohl-lined peepers, you are aware of the fact that the catwalk was a virtual goldmine of denim served up via everyone from preppy Ralph Lauren to saucy Dolce & Gabbana; making one fashionable factor extremely clear…a wardrobe void of denim fit to see you through the sprightly spring straight through to the end of your romance-filled sultry summer is an absolute no-no of the worst possible kind!

Don’t get me wrong, my loves; I am not instructing you to cast off your non-denim accoutrements, or go completely in the opposite direction and drastically drape yourself in head to toe denim. Take my word for it, neither is a very good idea. The truth of the matter is every girl deserves a divine piece of denim in her wardrobe to add a pinch of pizzazz to anything in her closet which falls flat, yet retains the ability to be downright fabulous if only given a chance – from a flowy floral frock to a standard white tank. And no form of denim seems to be as capable of accomplishing all of the above, and then some, better than a vest. Specifically, Paige Premium’s Denim Vermont Vest.

Darlings a vest, especially those crafted out of denim, is a universally flattering item which juxtaposes between rugged grunge and refined glamour depending upon how you style it. Not one ounce of these factors is lost upon Paige Premium’s pretty.

Embellished with an ever so slightly rebellious fraying about the sleeves, and constructed out of a blend of caicos-colored cotton and spandex, the Denim Vermont Vest possesses all of the qualities of true denim; yet harbors the resilience of well-loved leggings used for afternoons spent luxuriously lounging around your humble abode. If only the price tag were as lavish as the design in question.

Yes dolls, I know, the $189.00 required to make the Denim Vermont Vest your own would keep you in true stunning splendor for the remainder of the year; yet the triple digit asking price has the potential to leave your struggling bank account hanging on by a thread – a worry you need not have with the AE Denim Vest.

For $29.95, American Eagle’s Paige Premium look-alike gives you the chance to make your denim dreams a reality, at a price that leaves you with some extra cash so you can indulge in a little fun in the sun!

Tell me, kittens…will you be a big spender and go for Paige Premium, or be thrifty and spring for American Eagle?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Revolve Clothing and AE for the pictures.


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74 comments

vicky h. said...

definitely thrifty!!! I actually prefer the look of the AE!

xox
Bikinis & Passports

nookie said...

no money to spend..American Eagle for me:)

bananas. said...

I just bought a jean vest...its a different style. Now i want the one from AE. Super cute!

Senorita Fashionista said...

29.95? That's perfect, thanks for the tip off!
Enter my giveaway darlin!
xoxo Jolie

Midnight Cowgirl said...

I like the vest from AE!

Francy said...

I really like the idea behind a denim vest. I used to have a denim jacket, and liked the rugged/feminine qualities depending on how I styled it. Maybe I should look into this AE one...

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ana said...

American Eagle for sure! looks better and is cheaper ;)

FASHION SNAG said...

I love the AE one =) xo

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COCAMIA said...

Such a great buy! The jean vest really is needed in a wardrobe. So versatile! Totally forgot about it!

EleanorRose said...

Definitely rhe American Eagle one, its more rugged which suits the whole look more.

ive been trying to invest in something denim for a while, and i think something along the lines of this would be perfect!

lots of love xxx

Maddy said...

I can't imagine myself sporting a denim vest, but if I decided to give this trend a go, I would definitely go for the AE one. Yu can't beat the $29.95 price tag!

Melissa Blake said...

oh my, i love jean jackets!! :)

Dancing Branflake said...

Definitely thrifty- I will only spend more than $100 on jeans if they are meant to flatter my butt.

I don't have a denim jacket at all. I know! This is madness. Everytime (and it's a lot) I want to it never felt right. PS... never the denim on denim unless you are Thomas Kinkade (eek!)

liyana said...

ae! way cheaper and looks nicer

Sara Lynn said...

Erika!! A month or so ago, an AE flyer came to the apartment and I told Kyle the only thing I liked was that vest!! lol great mind think alike :)

Iva said...

I actually like your find much more Erika!! its really cute! Its so funny..about denim! totally coming back full force! super ;)

Alicia said...

oh my goodness i LOVE the AE one!! I think I need it!!!! ;)

Sniff said...

In this case I think your budget friendly find looks just as nice, if not even better, that the splurge item. I love it!

As I already have an old denim jacket that I use a lot, I have been reluctant to spend a whole lot on a vest too. But at the AE price, I'd buy it in a flash if I could get my hands on it.

Leah said...

I want a jean vest too... I have to check out the AE version. xoxo

The Blonde Duck said...

That's a Texas staple with daisy dukes.

Josie said...

The AE one is a great lookalike, although I must admit that I absolutely cannot pull off a denim vest!
xxoo Josie
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R. said...

I can't get into the denim vest, but the AE one looks wonderful and they usually make some pretty good quality clothing! xo

sexylegsandbody said...

Love denim, specially a denim vest like this one in the pic.

Thanks Erika for your lovely and sweet comment on my last post, really great to get such positive feed back.
have a super day.
Colin.

Haute World said...

Oh, I used to rock one of these in high school... ahh, the gold old days ;-) I'd definitely go for the thrifty version... as cool as this look is, I don't think I could justify spending that much on something I might not wear constantly!

Elaine said...

You can easily thrift a denim jacket and cut off the sleeves! ;D

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dasha said...

even though i dress quite black, i wouldn't mind a bit of denim.

S.Elisabeth said...

Definitely American Eagle, solely because it's one of my favorite brands!

Joanne said...

I have a denim vest and love, love it. Very versatile, goes with many different looks, can be dressed up or down. A great investment!

MOLLYKT said...

love it! i'll be heading to primark though, being the skint girl that i am :)
xxx

Melmo said...

aw that's great i was just wondering where to buy a nice denim vest

AH said...

actually, i think i'll skip the denim vest altogether, and go with a jacket in a light blue wash instead... had a vest back in middle school, and i kind of hate the thought of it now..

The Style Revolution said...

I'll Rock American Eagle any day... Bring it on :) xoxoxo

Mimi said...

Happy Tuesday Miss Erika! Those denim vests are so rocker chic. I could definitely see them worn with a floral dress for spring. I love American Eagle!

Mara said...

what a great deal! although I'm not sure i could pull it off haha

Jen said...

This week I'm saving my pennies and going for the thrifty version. I can imagine this with a long floral maxi dress, gladiator sandals and aviator sunnies - summer perfection! :)

Luana said...

I don't usually go for denim, but AE is defnitely my pick! I've missed your posts this week, will have to look back to catch up!

ellie said...

Hahahaha..I just might rip the sleeves off my old deninum jacket. I've been wondering what to do with that old thing.

Cool.

Great ideas!

GraceFace said...

I always have such an urge to wear a floral dress, Converse and a denim jacket.

issa said...

i tend to lean towards the thrifty side for trendy items.. not sure i could pull off a denim vest anymore though

Tiffany said...

i don'tt hink it matters wheres its from,, as long as you love it :)

Hope said...

Very cute! Love it alot... :)

Winnie said...

thrifty and not even one from a normal store- go to a thrift store and find a denim jacket and cut off the sleeves.

Robyn said...

I actually like the AE version better! I have one from H&M a few seasons ago that I still like, but it's been so cold here lately that I'm more likely to reach for a denim jacket. :) I love your Tightwad Tuesdays, Erika!

Robyn
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Ash Fox said...

i've always loved a classic denim vest.

x

Peter Breese said...

I have a feeling the vest would not wear me well ;)... though it is always fun to poor over your post!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Def thrifty- though I don't think this is exactly my style, I can picture a fabulous rockstar look w/ leather or hippie look w/ a floral dress. :)

Clare said...

I actually like the AE one better. I like the worn, edgy look! I kinda wanna go buy this now... like after work tomorrow. Jeez-la-weez, Erika! Look what you have done. Your making me even more broke haha

City Girl Chicago said...

brilliant, yet again! I saw an article recently which proclaimed the "Canadian tuxedo" was back, and i have to say I was fearful at first~ but I can totally see modernizing a piece such as a clever jean vest :)

xox

Nikolett said...

I really like the AE one! My mom just gave me a cast-off denim jean jacket though (since she can't wear that one to work since it has 'Jacobs' on the buttons haha), so I'm ready to put a lil' denim in my wardrobe. Great finds Erika :)

Emily said...

denim is the true epitome of a staple. not one fashionista could live without it!

I love the AE one, actually. And the price isn't so bad either ;)

Elle said...

I'm strangely anti-denim... can't really pin point why, but it just doesn't do it for me... however, I love the way a denim vest or jacket looks over a pretty floral dress (just not on me for some reason). I actually prefer the AE one - perfectly distressed!

junghwa by Amy Stewart said...

This chica is making me miss my long hair. Maybe I'll just have to grow it out again!

And yes you should definitely try out the Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliners. They have the prettiest and boldest colors. And they stay put. A must for emotional people like me. ;)

Cindy Whitehead said...

I actually like the AE version a LOT better than the Paige expensive one! (-:

Fashion Court said...

i'm not sure if i could rock this, but you found the perfect inspiration item!

Kristin said...

Under 30 bucks???? NEED!

Midtown Girl said...

I actually don't own one but this post has inspired me to get one now ;-)

ps - what is ur email addy doll?

FashionJazz said...

Hey hun! I luv denim, luv ur inspiration! Hope u are having a lovely week! xxx

Shop N' Chomp said...

For this, thrifty!

stylechanges said...

beautiful jacket

i love jeans

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I think I like the AE one better actually- very cute. I don't know if I could do this without looking like a man but I love the idea of it.

Inspiration in Italy said...

American Eagle for sure! I love how the look of a denim vest can create both an edgy rocker chick look as well as a more preppy. Great post and great bargain, Erika!!! :)

xo
Rachel

CCWai said...

The denim jacket is really young and reminds me of the......80s?90s?

Lovely!

Sherin said...

I really want a denim vest! They look so cute with dresses. I definitely prefer the AE one. It's a lot more casual.

Sarah said...

This would look ridic on me but for those who can pull it off it would look just gorgeous :)

Christina Lee said...

I'll stick with good 'ol Gap denim-- fits me to a tee!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Ohhhhhh... head to toe denim not good? But I love it! Great finds both, but this time I actually find the cheaper version more attractive (better colour and more figure-hugging).

Rachel said...

I actually like the look of the American Eagle one best. So I will definitely be thrifty this time!

KIRAFASHION said...

I am almost cutting my denim jacket to have a great vest like this!

hewnly said...

not very like this look :> it is not for me :D

J. said...

As a gal who doesn't wear denim all the time, I would go with the thrifty AE version. It would be more of an experiment for me!

janettaylor said...

I want...


alexkeller said...

i'm either going to AE or a thrift store - soon!

J-Diggety said...

I like the AE one better! I tend to prefer darker washes for denim in general.
xoxo J

goldandcitrus said...

thrifty all the way!

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