11.09.2010

Tightwad Tuesday: Trina Turk Marl Cardigan on the Cheap

Lovers, on the left we have Trina Turk’s mesmerizing Marl Cardigan in Ecru; to the right you will find Remain’s Naomi Waffle Knit Cardigan in Oatmeal Heather.

While the Remain piece is a slightly darker shade than the tantalizing Turk version; for just $39.90, as opposed to the $198.00 required to take Marl home, it is just as much of a fall staple as its higher priced counterpart, and leaves enough cash left over to allow the frugal fashionista to take home all three fabulous fall shades (army green, charcoal heather, and oatmeal heather)!

Are you having a tightwad moment darlings, or are you plagued with a craving to splurge?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Piperlime and Nordstrom for the pictures.


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51 comments

Joanne said...

I love layering, especially in New England winters. So I'll take a couple of the Remains, please :)

The Favour Shoppe said...

I actually like the Remain one better.

Melanie's Randomness said...

I like the darker one better!! Yeahh for really good looking knock offs! =)

Natasha said...

I love the Remain version of the sweater. It looks slightly more comfortable. I hope you're having a good morning.

Maddy said...

The Remain piece is just perfect! I always find that I go the cheaper route on clothes to splurge on the shoes and accessories :)

FASHION SNAG said...

Turk please!


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Faith J. said...

I like them both! At an in-between price point, there's a similar one on Shopbop called MINKPINK Cocoon Shawl cardi for $72!

Sara Bentley @ Purses Pastries Etc... said...

Ya know... I actually like the darker color! I guess I'm going tightwad today :)

Haute World said...

I would probably decide based on material. If both were wool, I"d go for Remain, but if only the Turk one was (and the Remain was acrylic etc.), I'd probably splurge since knits are such an investment. But thankfully I already have something in this style (except in gray), so I guess I'm sorted!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

I love the darker one! gorgeous cardi! xo

Dancing Branflake said...

This is so "I'm off to rehearsal" material. Paired with a high bun and skinny jeans I would be set!

Krystal said...

I guess I'll be a tight wad :)

Josie said...

Oh, I love chunky knits right now. Tightwad this time; it's so chic!
xo Josie
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chaoskontrolowany said...

Love it!! <3

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

The Trina Turk is great, but I think I'd go with the less expensive version because I love the sleeves. Both are great though.

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

Def the cheaper- this look so cozy!

Sara said...

Great find! I love sweaters like this. And I'll go tightwad on it, because my cats have the tendency to pull loops out with their nails.

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The Blonde Duck said...

Loved your interview on dancing branflake!

ellie said...

I'd go for the cheaper because you might want them in different colors, too.

Tights Lover said...

I love the Remain. What a great price!

Couture Carrie said...

Oooooh very chic and cozy find, darling!

xoxox,
CC

Rocio said...

I like the Remain one better. The color is nicer=)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I like the Turk version much better. I think it's the color!

janettaylor said...

So cozy!

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Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I wish the Trina Turk one was on an actual model, it's hard to tell when it's not.

fashioncuti05 said...

Love the Oatmeal one!

AH said...

tightwad!

Melanie said...

Oooh, I really like the shape of that drapey cardigan. Very pretty!

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MarchMusings said...

Just read the interview you did with Dancing Branflakes. Great answers.

this free bird said...

A. I really like the Remain.
B. THANKYOU for the boot advice. I'm totally looking for something like the Ralph Lauren's. Maybe a little more mountainy, but not too much. I feel so much closer. You are the BEST!

C. LOVED your interview at Dancing Branflakes!!

xoxo,
Carrie

Jennifer Fabulous said...

This is the PERFECT fall cardigan!! Oh, how I want it. I wish I had money to buy even the Remain version. LOL.

Anaiz said...

Ooh they both looks so cozy, I want both! :D

la petite fashionista said...

the heavy, cozy knit is such a fall staple! i love this pick. camel is one of my favorite shades right now too!

vivian l said...

looks so warm and inviting... thanks for reminding me to dig up my cardigans haa i know i have at least one in some box that i just haven't unpacked yet even though i moved 3 months ago. yike s. :[

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Taj Acosta said...

Wow that is the most calm piece I have seen of Trina Turk in a long while! lol. I'll go with the steal! xo

Clare said...

These tightwad Tuesday posts are dangerous for my wallet, Erika. I LOOOVE this cardigan sweater. And I really want it!

Grace said...

Such a pretty sweater! Nordstrom always has high quality.

Imogen said...

I definitely like Remain best because of the colour.

J said...

i'm gonna have to be a tight wad since the holiday season is coming up! gotta save for xmas gifts!!

All Women Stalker said...

Aww so pretty! I wonder where I can buy these in my neck of the woods.

Anywaaaay, I think I'd go cheap. The color looks beautiful. :)

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

That looks like the most comfortable sweater in the world. I seriously want to sleep in it. Give me the cheaper version please, I'm sure it is just as cozy.

jadore said...

Great fashion swap! The remain one is super cute

carla said...

Such a cozy knits!!! It definitely stands out!

Mimi said...

i love this one! i like the color of the more expensive one, but i will probably get the more affordable version. ;)

<3, Mimi
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Fastest way to Lose Weight said...

I like Remain better. It is very stylish and can go with every dress. I can use it in office also.

pixelhazard said...

Oh i love this 'segment'?

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Sherin said...

I need one (both of these). I'm looking for perfect cardi inspiration and this is it! I definitely prefer the Trina Turk one.

A La Mode et Plus! said...

Ohh I don't know which one I would pick here because I love them both! Guess it would depend on my budget :) I love chunky sweaters!

Alicia said...

Oh I absolutely LOVE this find - I would definitely go for the cheaper option!!

Anonymous said...

Remain! It looks better on the body, although the Trina Turk has a nicer colour.

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Emily said...

such a no brainer! the remain version!

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