11.02.2010

Tightwad Tuesday: Joie Phineas Velvet Blazer on a Budget

Darlings, in the left corner feast your eyes on Joie’s fantastical Phineas Velvet Blazer; to the right take a peek at Halogen’s luxurious Liquid Velvet Jacket.

Though, like the Joie offering, the haute Halogen piece is constructed out of a viscose rayon/silk blend, it sports a two-button closure, whereas the Joie showcases an open placket. Despite the ever so slight difference; for just $138.00, as opposed to the $388.00 asking price of the jewel-like Joie, the Halogen pretty allows one to add a smattering of high-fashion velvet loveliness to their wardrobe, at a price that is fit for the budget babe!

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 Nordstrom for the pictures.


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Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Yes to the Halogen please =) It is a lovely number. AND maybe it will show up at the Rack...

The Favour Shoppe said...

Great find!! I like!

Rocio said...

The Halogen blazer for sure=) I like the buttons, it makes it look more polished. Also the detailing makes it look better than the Joie blazer anyway.

Theresa said...

Mm that velvet looks delicious! I'm a bit partial to the Halogen one as far as look and price. <3

Maddy said...

The Halogen one for sure!! I have a Halogen blazer that I've had for many years now and it's still in excellent condition! My mom and sisters are still eyeing the blazer after all this time!

Natasha said...

The Halogen Blazer looks more stylish than the Joie blazer. I don't know if it's the model wearing or how she's wearing it, but the Halogen one definitely looks better.

FASHION SNAG said...

I like the Halogen one better!

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

I saw the Halogen one at Nordstrom- it's so cute!

janettaylor said...

I very love velvet blazer...those are great!

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Sarah said...

I like the Halogen one more than the Joie one!

Blondie said...

I too like the Halogen one better! Kori xoxo

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

amazing. I even prefer the halogen because is less shiny. gorgeous! xo

nookie said...

the Halogen one looks definetly bettter!!

Dancing Branflake said...

I think the Halogen one is much more flattering and slimming. And I love blazers so much! Maybe it's because I watch too much What Not to Wear (oh Stacey!) and Gilmore Girls (Stella McCartney was the stylist) but I just love blazers so much.

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

They're both super cute!

chaoskontrolowany said...

Amazing blazer <3

Melissa Blake said...

oh, i love it!

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Joanne said...

Love the combo of velvet and a blazer, it looks great. I'll go cool and thrifty with this one, I actually like the fit better.

Leia said...

Love the Halogen version!

Leia

The Blonde Duck said...

It's finally cold enough for me to wear a blazer today!

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

What a great blazer! Thank you for another wonderful better deal. Hope you had a wonderful Halloweekend!

A La Mode et Plus! said...

I agree with the others who have said the Halogen version actually looks better!

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

Oooh, velvet! Obviously you can't go wrong with either of the jackets; they're FABULOUS.

But i'm especially spitten by Halogen. Something about the fit is a little more "ooh la la."

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Krystal said...

I'll go cheap, they are so similar and I love it :)

Rachel said...

Oh, I love this!! They both look so pretty and soft, but I'm gonna have to be thrifty and go with the Halogen version. Who could pass that up? :)

♥ joei said...

I'd go the thrifty option even if the expensive one is my namesake (with a different spelling ;))

definitely, maybe

Ebony said...

I prefer the look of the Halogen version than the other.

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Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Not gonna lie, I like the more expensiver version better, BUT it may be the rolled sleeve :)

this free bird said...

As much as I love Joie I'll take the Halogen. It looks a little darker and I like that. Great find!!

xo,
C

Sara said...

I actually like the Halogen one better!

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AH said...

i actually think the halogen one looks way better, not as shiny.... so i'll definitely be thrifty! happy november:)

ediot said...

hi darling. hope you're having a good week so far.
nice picks. out of these i like the Joie the most-
because of the more loose-fit.
thanks for sharing
take care
xx

ellie said...

you know, I don't think the Halogen model is actually wearing it that splendid. Wish the cuffs weren't rolled up. I'd never buy anything that expensive.

A. I tend to gain weight during the holidays.

B. I'm a messy person. I'd probably just see what I could find close to it at Good Will. You never know what you might find.

Sootjeelina said...

Great finds, both of them! And as always I'm the cheaper, choosing that lovely Halogen one!
Btw, thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, I really appreciate it

xoxo Sootjeelina <3

Sherin said...

I love the Halogen one! It looks like it fits a lot better!

Panda! said...

I love the Halogen One!

Style, She Wrote said...

Great pick! They are practically identical!

Josie said...

I LOVE the Halogen one! A little less structured-feeling and so chic.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Ruby Mines said...

Great find- the Halogen looks much better than the Josie. I dont like the nap in the velvet in the Josie one- it doesnt look like high quality velvet and for that amount of $ it should.
Great find!

Clare said...

Cute! It is amazing how you can literally always find something designer for cheaper.

Emily said...

my heart just stopped..i am in love. the halogen version is right up my alley!

xoxo

Anaiz said...

Ooh I want to touch the jackets haha :) I really want something velvet!

Leah said...

Nice!!! I miss this tightwad Tuesday thingy of yours Erika! Oh well, I do miss your entire weekly blog treats honestly.

Grace said...

Oooh, I really like the whole concept of a velvety soft blazer. Halogen for me!

Anonymous said...

Halogen, no doubt about it! Not liking the structure of the Joie.

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Miss Caitlin S. said...

hmmmmm... can I say neither???? I like this a lot but (and for some reason I'm picturing it on Kate Bosworth) but I do not see it working on me at all! Just not my personal style, so I'll save the 388/138 and instead get some Uggs I've been spying ;)

Style Eyes said...

I definitely prefer the halogen one it just looks better quality

Fastest way to Lose Weight said...

I like Halogen blazer It is really Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!
Erika you are fantastic all your blog is so Awesome that I never miss it. I am your great fan.

Stéphanie said...

So ghreat finds !

Dallas Shaw said...

glad you popped by the blog. nice blazers
dallas
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Megan said...

I really like the Halogen blazar better.

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