12.28.2010

Tightwad Tuesday: BB Dakota Janika Striped Faux Fur Vest for Less

Darlings, to the left take a peek at BB Dakota’s fabulous Janika Striped Faux Fur Vest; to the right prepare to gasp in amazement at Charlotte Russe’s Long Belted Faux Fur Vest.

Though the Charlotte Russe beauty proffers a longer hemline than the BB Dakota wonder, and features a removable belt that the higher-priced piece lacks; for just $20.00, as opposed to the $65.00 of the original, it adds the preemptive amount of furry goodness for walking in a winter wonderland to the frugal fashionista’s wardrobe – at a price that is too pretty to pass up!

What’s your stand…will you splurge, or save?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Shopbop and Charlotte Russe for the pictures.


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49 comments

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

I think I would splurge this time because it's not too much more money, but it's sooo chic!! So cute!

xoxo
Rachel

Style with Benefits said...

Hmm.. since I prefer my vests longer, I'd actually go for the Charlotte Russe one! Also don't love the collar on the BB Dakota one.

Great post, E! Can't believe how similar they are with the stripes.

Hope you enjoyed the holidays!

xx, becs

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Charlotte Russe, I like that it's belted and longer.

Audrey Allure said...

I adore the Forever 21 one!

Megan said...

My favorite is the Charlotte Russe vest.

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A La Mode et Plus! said...

I honestly like the charlotte russe version better! I am kind of craving this vest now!!

A Lot Like Fashion said...

Just chanced upon your blog and its stunning! :) Love the fur vest!
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vdcouture said...

both look gorgeous, great purchase!!

vdcouture

Toesthattwinkle! said...

I want a fur vest but im not feeling these. I feel like charlotte rousse one added a belt because it probably didnt fit as well.

ellie said...

wow, just 20 buck. Amazing!

Designer's Wifey said...

I love the Charlotte Russe one, it looks great with jeans!=)

AH said...

not really my style, so i'll save my money for your next find :P

TT's Attic said...

Love the fur! Think I would go for the Charlotte Russe one though.

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Reg said...

i'd definitely just save coz i'm actually liking the longer hem more, great find! :)

xx
heyrocketgirl

Couture Carrie said...

Can I have them both, please?

xoxox,
CC

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Charlotte Russe never ceases to amaze me, although I'm picking about faux fur--I don't like anything too itchy or cheesy looking, I will definitely check it out. THanks Erika for always making the most amazing finds!

xoxo Mary Jo

Tights Lover said...

Love them both, but I actually love the longer one a little better...so I'm going with the Charlotte Russe!

Hope you had a great Christmas!

Paislea Elyse said...

i don't care for either of them to be honest. i can't get away with faux fur anything....it just doesn't fit...me.

BUT - the charlotte russe one looks comparable...which is always good!!

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Sootjeelina said...

I love these vests! And I love the Charlotte Russe-one even better, because it has a belt and it's longer, the things the BB Dakota hasn't
Thanks for visiting!

xoxo Sootjeelina <3

Dancing Branflake said...

This is a tough one! I love both of them but I really like the tie on the Charlotte Russe. Gives the vest some form.

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Hmmm...I like the belt on the Charlotte Russe version.

Natasha said...

I'm really not a fan of either, but I would choose Charlotte Russe's version if I had to because of the length. Happy Tuesday, E.

Soho500 said...

They are gorgeous, but I think I would splurge...not a big price difference.

Yvonne said...

You never cease to amaze me! Honestly I like the longer hemline better. One could always add a bit of luxe to the cheaper one with a nicer belt.
BTW- thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog post earlier. i had a hiccup with intensedebate on my site and comments left after midnight are gone!! :( So your comment isn't there for me to respond to now - Sorry!!
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janettaylor said...

Perfect pieces!

ivy's closet said...

oooohlalalala...OK, great price for the cheaper one, but I might go without the belt.

better days said...

Totally great find.

lucy and sarah said...

Its very cool..but so needed for warmth. I like the deal you found.

nookie said...

I found some similar ones here too, and around 20$ too:))
it's a popular vest I guess:)

Iben said...

Splurge, because he russo vest is nicer:) But I don't like this kind of fur, I want more Rachel Zoe type of vest. Thanks so much for ur sweet commetn btw:) You are so nice, it warms my heart to read ur comments.

Love Iben

Taj Acosta said...

I like the cheaper version! call me crazy but the belt gives it that somethin somethin! xo

Mimi said...

i love my new bb dakota coat, but i will definitely go for the charlotte russe one. :D

<3, Mimi

Sarah said...

Ooohhh, I love this! Great find Erika!

Emily said...

I love the charlotte russe vest!! the bow tops it all off.

xoxo

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

Love the CR one - the belt is so cute! :)

Sweet Confessions said...

im not a huge fan of this vest....


so I would save!

Lala said...

Oh, Erika! I love your blog, it's too cute!

Dina's Days said...

I want a faux fur vest badly!

meg said...

Such a sweet find at that nifty price.

ryan said...

I would save on this one, they both look awesome to me!

la petite fashionista said...

so into faux fur, i love the belt on the charlotte russe style!

Sarah M said...

i love tightwad tuesdays :D ur so good at finding bargains :D

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I would definitely spend more this time, love the cut much better!!

Shop N' Chomp said...

I actually like the CR one more! Like the length and belt. =D

(Hope you had a nice holiday!)

Kassie said...

This time I would chose to save. They look so similar to me and its a piece I would probably only wear for the season anyways. Great post!

♥K

michelle_ said...

that is such a great deal for an awesome fur vesttt !!
it looks just almost the same !

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Sherin said...

I like the charlotte Russe one. The fact that it's a tad longer and has a belt makes it a lot more stylish.

Cindy Whitehead said...

I'd be saving - super cute vest either way!

faux fur said...

I bet for the right side faux fur vest because it have a good fit and I like the ribbon style which adds a more fab look.

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