5.27.2010

Thrifty Thursday: 3.1 Phillip Lim Silk Ruffle Tank for a Steal

Dolls, to the left we have 3.1 Phillip Lim’s Silk Ruffle Tank, the very same won worn by Kelly Ripa just last year; to the right we have Victoria’s Secret’s Tiered Silk Georgette Shell.

While the versatile Victoria’s Secret offering is slightly less sheer than the 3.1 Phillip Lim piece, and features tiers as opposed to ruffles; for a mere $48.00 apiece, as opposed to the $275.00 asking price of the Lim lovely it is every bit as perfect. And the real clincher…it’s available in five fabulous hues – citronella, bright royal, black, very berry, and floral. Why not splurge and buy them all?!

Will 3.1 Phillip Lim tempt you into being a big spender, or will Victoria’s Secret inspire you to save?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Net-A-Porter and Victoria’s Secret for the pictures.


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67 comments

Sara Bentley said...

I love this hue -- so sunny and bright and perfect for this time of year! Doesn't it make you want to smile? Great choices!
The Lim one is an AMAZING quality so the price might be worth it, but you really can't beat the price on the VS one. Hmmm, let me think...

FASHION SNAG said...

Big spender. Victoria's Secret stuff is always bad quality in my experience. I always have to send stuff back. xo

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sylvie @ silver lining said...

yellow never looked so lovely. and perfect for our soon to be summer season! a brilliant fashion find, as always :)
xo,
sylvie of silver lining

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

I loved the VS one. think I'd choose it with any doubt! xo

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

The steal definitely! What a pretty top...my fave color :)

Maddy said...

I agree with the previous commenter, I severed my relationship with Victoria Secret a long time ago. The bad quality,as well as their horrible return policy for their online items is enough to have me running in the arms of the Phillip Lim piece!

Valerie said...

This top is gorgeous! I love the bright yellow color and all the feminine ruffles. I'd definite save on this and go with the VS top! What a great deal!

xo
Valerie

Couture Carrie said...

Love this color!
Gorgeous find, darling!

xoxox,
CC

janettaylor said...

Gorgeous!

Dancing Branflake said...

Victoria's, please! I love all the colors they come in. Very bright yet sexy. I love how you come up with all these things.

CC said...

Fabulous find! I am so in love with all things yellow right now. :)
Xx

SabinePsynopsis said...

What a fabulous find. Since they are both silk I would definitely go for the thrifty version, also because the VS one is available in several colours (but, I have to say, the yellow is beautiful!)

Leila said...

I have to say I have a great relationship with Victoria's Secret. And they have a great return policy. Free shipping. They are great for plain (no logo) key pieces. Yellow is lovely. perfect to brighten up a rainy day.

Melanie said...

I love ruffles! This top is really beautiful, especially for summer!

Melanie@Unravelled Threads

Leah said...

Lovely top... the ruffles are so sweet and the color is so summery. You know me, I'd choose the VS version.

Have a lovely day Erika! xoxo

Tasha Gregson said...

So summery and cute, I think it's Victoria's for me!! :) xx

Chandra H said...

i like the VS one, actually :D
i'm really loving yellow this season. such a pop.

love ya!!

<3

Alicia said...

love these tops! i have a similar one (peach colored) from jcrew!

Josie said...

I love the yellow but am not sure how it would look on my fair skin, so definitely the VS one for me!
xxoo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

miss jordan. said...

Ah, the color is absolutely adorable. I would prefer the Phillip Lim one but hey, I'm broke! :)

Sootjeelina said...

I love the top :)

xoxo Sootjeelina <3

Joanne said...

I like everything about the VS better - shell vs tank, tiers vs ruffles, and less sheer. I'll take 2 please.

The Blonde Duck said...

Steal!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, that top is so pretty and summery!! I love it. Sometimes I have trouble with VS sizes... And they have a terrible return policy. But it looks totally worth it.
Great selection!

Clare said...

Victoria's Secret is my saving grace for finding the latest fashions for cheap. But like Lisa above, I have problems with sizing (and quality)sometimes

Stephanie said...

maybe its just the pictures, but i like the pop of yellow from victorias secret better!

Kisses,
Stephanie

Rachel said...

I'm gonna have to give in and go for the 3.1 Phillip Lim tank. It's just too perfect!

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

Erika, I LOVE this shirt! The colour is so beautiful, and it is perfect for summer. Victoria's Secret's version is just fine with me, so I'm going with the cheaper on this one! Have a wonderful Thursday, Love. ♥

xxxx
Rachel

ellie said...

I'm the cheaper one would make me feel just as romantic.

BALLET NEWS said...

Love yellow !

Kristin said...

You know my deep abiding love for all things Phillip Lim...but my budget doesn't agree with it. HA. I love that Vic Sec top!

vicky h. said...

ahhh I have been looking for a cute yellow top for this sumemr forever now! these are perfect! love love looove!

xox Vicky
Bikinis & Passports

AH said...

i think the vs one looks good, so i'd pick that one!

Sara Lynn said...

Probably Vickys. I have never gotten anything from there except bra's and undies, this top is soo cute :)

Andhari said...

The VS one is really cute as well :D I'll choose that one!

Pixie Drive-In said...

Wow, I love both tops! The yellow color with the ruffles is so lovely. Perfect for summer.

Leia said...

what a pretty ruffle blouse! I like the VS one!

Jonesy said...

I love the yellow! I love it : )

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Hope said...

I like the Victoria Secret's one better, I must say. I have been looking for something like this for a long time so thanks for this post! :)

Emily said...

VS no doubt! I love that color :)

Le Sigh of a Fashionista said...

I just ordered something very similar from Forver21.com!!

Nubiasnonsense said...

I actually like the victoria secret one better lol

and yay for yellow!

Pink Blog Girl said...

Even though the 3.1 Phillip Lim top is gorgeous, I actually like the Victoria's Secret tank better. It's so cheery yet chic!

Jessica said...

With such a bright color, the VS version would work out just fine. I prefer to splurge on more classic pieces.

meg said...

so love the ruffles. just right...for that summer splurge..well, at VS.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Go Victoria's Secret - that top is lovely!

Fashion Court said...

LOVE the look, but i dread victoria's secret's customer service

Jen said...

another amazing find! it might just be the photography but i'm loving the victoria's secret version :)

Claire Kiefer said...

Love the VS one and love bright yellow for summer! xoxoxo Erika! (p.s. I think of you almost every morning when I straighten my hair!)

beckyxoxo said...

I've never bought anything from Victoria's Secret. But this one seems lovely! I don't have $275 so I will pick the VS one haha.

Front Row Mode said...

Loving the blog


tc

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daily mix LA said...

good one - can barely notice the difference!

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vdcouture said...

whoa i want this tank! :)
love,vdcouture
http://vdcouture-vdcouture.blogspot.com/

Sherin said...

Yellow ruffle tops are so pretty. I prefer the Victoria Secret one: it looks more adorable.

Audrey Allure said...

That's really cute, love the Victoria Secret one!

Emilie said...

Gorgeous! Love the yellow color!

Cindy Whitehead said...

VS - great color but you may not wear it forever so spend a little, save a lot on this one! (-:

nookie said...

I need to save so I'm lovin' the Victoria's Secret one:)

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

They both look fairly similar but I've heard Vickie's clothes aren't great quality SO I'll go with the big spender.

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

I love VS collections! They're perfect casual wear! So affordable too!

ediot said...

well by those photos id definitely pick the vs one- its gorgeous. i love yellow!

xx ediot

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Very pretty. The yellow is exquisite, I'd love to see all the other VS colors too! Hope you have a great weekend Erika!

xo Mary Jo

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I would totally cheap out on this one, that VS one is adorable and I love their stuff!! Great find.

Amanda Lee said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOH!!

gonna go get it NOW!

xx
a.

Dina's Days said...

Very cute, I love bright yellow in the summer. And definitely save on this one.

Meream said...

I will have to go with the expensive one because that is a shade of yellow that suits me. The other one makes me look all shades of wrong. haha

Chic Mommy, Cool Kid said...

That is adorable and the color just screams SUMMER! I think I am inspired to save. The Victoria's Secret number is just as cute.

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