5.30.2010

Sunday Steals: Elizabeth and James Criss-Cross Tank for Less

My loves, to the left you will find yourselves taking a gander at Elizabeth and James’ chichi Criss-Cross Tank (LIKE); to the right feast your eyes on BB Dakota’s daring Weston Tank (TRY).

(WHY?) While the BB Dakota beauty is slightly less seductively revealing than its high-end neighbor; for just $50.00, as opposed to the $195.00 pricetag of the jazzy Elizabeth and James gem, it is every bit as essential for one’s summer wardrobe – and at a price no fashionista can resist!

Is today the day for you to please the big spender within; or will you play it cool and be thrifty?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to 25 Park and Shopbop for the pictures.


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45 comments

Arushi Khosla (FabBlab) said...

Elizabeth and James for the FUCKING WIN. Must, must, must have STAT.

E, you always do this to me :'( *sobs some*

Joanne said...

Not my fave. The straps look almost like bandages. Why wouldn't they be in the same fabric as the tank? I guess high fashion has a mind of its own sometimes ...

FASHION SNAG said...

I love BB Dakota! For a tank, I think it will have to do. x

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ellie said...

I'm always on the thrifty..I'm afraid.

Definitely both interesting. I do like the way BB Dakota fits.

Emily said...

I love the BB dakota version! it's exactly like the elizabeth and james tank, but more than half the price :)

Claire Kiefer said...

Gotta say, I think I like the BB Dakota one better! Even if it is a copycat. The E&J one is pretty, but the BB Dakota makes the back look less like a bra. ;)

Couture Carrie said...

Another amazing find, darling!

Love the back detail on these!

xoxox,
CC

Jen said...

Mmmm, I'm not much of a fan of either, if I'm honest! So I think I'll save my pennies altogether and wait for your next thrifty find. :)

Lima said...

Hm... so i may be late in the game... but i've been noticing alot of "nude" appendages added to rather standard dresses/tops, etc. Must be the new trend? I think Adriana Lima had on a black dress with a nude panel in the back... should be interesting to see what else pops up :)

Lady said...

BB dakota, sure, it seems more thin, more light and fit better...

i think...

xoxo
lady

Leah said...

Thrifty for me definitely. xoxo

Happy Sunday Erika! xoxo

Josie said...

I do like the open back on the Elizabeth & James one, but due to the price I'm going to have to say that BB Dakota wins this time. Someday I am going to absolutely BUY OUT that E&J line, I swear.
xxoo Josie
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Rachel said...

Both of these tank tops look great. But I think I'm gonna go for the Elizabeth & James one. I loooove the back on that one the best!

FashionJazz said...

What a stunning find hun! Hope u had a fab wknd! Xx

Sara Lynn said...

Man I wish that I could see the front of this top! I think I would go for BB dakota, because I think it looks a little neater with the back being a little higher. Great top for summer though, very cute Erika!

Leia said...

Oh I prefer the BB Dakota version!

Le Sigh of a Fashionista said...

I like the BB one better. The E&J one looks like a tube top w/ a crazy criss cross bra!

Fashion Court said...

i prefer the BB Dakota version! the e+j is too scooped out in the back for me

Nikolett said...

Hmm, I'm definitely feeling the BB Dakota version, I don't like showing that much back unless it's a dress or a bathing suit! But even $50 is not too thrifty for my wallet I'm afraid ... ah wells! Hope you had a good weekend darling :)

sharonlei said...

I can't believe I'm going to say this, but I love the Elizabeth and James one... I'll just admire it from a distance, because there is no way my pocketbook will let me make such a purchase. :) Hope you're having a fab holiday weekend Erika!

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S.Elisabeth said...

Ooh I think I'd have to go big spender hear. I just love the way the E&J top has that cutout right below the back design

meg said...

Actually, I think I'll stick with those good old tanks from Old Navy. I like the colors and sometimes, I wear a small and a med. together. Other times, I just like and extra large to live in at home...sleep in, usually.

Definitely interesting straps.

Sarah @ Pandora's Box said...

Why oh why does the E&J top have to be 195 dollars??? I LOVE IT, I'm such a sucker for anything that shows off the back. Good try tho BB Dakota...

Anonymous said...

I adore E&J but I actually prefer the BB Dakota one more in this case! Good for me :)

Pratishtha Durga said...

Oh, they are both lovely. But I'd vote for the EnJ version. Definitely sexier.

Jen said...

what a great find! i love how the straps are elastic and nude. what a great design concept :)

Dancing Branflake said...

Is it crazy that I don't wear tanks unless I have a cardi or wrap over it? I know, crazy. But I own so many tanks and camis it's overflowing my drawers and closets (yes, multiples here.) So I'd probably get the cheaper one because I would just showcase the front.

n. said...

that crossed back is great!

beckyxoxo said...

Wow, honestly I love the BB Dakota shirt more! And it's so much cheaper. Haha. Love the Elizabeth and James one too but it's too expensive.

monica said...

i have to admit, the BB Dakota one looks better quality lol hahahah

Sherin said...

The BB Dakota one is so much cuter and looks like it fits better as well.

janettaylor said...

Interesting! :)

Joker said...

I choose Elizabeth and James.I like the back...

Audrey Allure said...

I like the E&J one better, with the scoop in the back :)

Cindy Whitehead said...

Elizabeth and James wins in my book. Love the draped back on the tank. Was thinking when I first saw it that it was VPL! (-:

Sara Bentley said...

Actually, I like BB Dakota's version more because, personally, low back tops tend to make me feel slightly uncomfortable; I always feel as if I've forgotten to put my shirt on :/ But that's just me :)
Great picks!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Funny, I never considered a criss-cross tank top, but since you found these 2 beautiful ones I can honestly say the BB Dakota is fine with me!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Eh I don't like either, not my style.

Jessica said...

I'd be totally fine with the pocket-friendly version in this case. It's such a trendy piece that the investment isn't worthwhile.

Pixie Drive-In said...

I really like the BB Dakota version for everyday. The nude straps are really cool!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I would def go for the less expensive version. You know how it is, I'd ruin that white in a moment's time flat.

How have you been, girlie???

ediot said...

aaa- i love these. but most the e&j one.

xx

OceanDreams said...

Cute top! The cris cross is very unique and I would definitely be the thrifty gal!

miranda said...

elizabeth and james for the win. what this post neglects to show is the side view of the EJ version... too hot for words! can't find this anywhere in my size. If anyone has a medium, please please email me! any color will do. mirandawessley@gmail.com

J. said...

Love the Elizabeth and James! I must hunt this one down!

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