5.17.2011

Tightwad Tuesday: Echo Painted Layers Cover-Up on the Cheap

My loves, to the left you will find Echo’s precious Painted Layers Cover-Up – an Anthropologie Online Exclusive; to the right you will spot Echo’s Striped Cover-Up.

While the two pieces were created by the same label, and have nearly identical designs, one thing sets the Anthropologie piece apart from the one available at Victoria’s Secret – the materials. Unlike the Victoria’s Secret piece, which is made of imported polyester, the Anthropologie offering is constructed out of silk; but for $88.00, as opposed to the $138.00 required to take the Painted pretty home, it is the perfect compromise for the cheap chica looking to keep her beach cover-up budget in the double-digits!

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


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Anthropologie and Victoria’s Secret for the pictures.


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51 comments

Joanne said...

These are so pretty for the beach. So many of the cover-ups are sleeveless, and I really like this look with the light sleeves. I'll take one of the Echo please :)

Krystal said...

that is an amazing coverup!

Anna Gray said...

Ooooh, love, love, love! Great find Erika! ^_^

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

They are SO similar, I'd get the cheaper one.

lucy and sarah said...

So sweet. I'd get the cheaper one..just because...

ivy's closet said...

Oh so cool. I'd be on the cheap. Naturally.

briannelee said...

So pretty! I love the colors. Silk is a great material, but it wrinkles easily. I would go w/ the VS version.

ellie said...

So happy to see this. Love the Victoria Secret one.

Twenty.Something said...

Gorgeous! This would totally stand out on the beach.

Audrey Allure said...

Love the print, so pretty!

Thanks for birthday wish! :)

Couture Carrie said...

Hmmmm.... I am a sucker for silk, so I'm going to have to splurge on this one!

xoxox,
CC

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

Def save...it's such a gorgeous cover up!!

Cindy Whitehead said...

They look so similar - its uncanny. I guess I'd need to feel the silk on to decide (-:

StyleID said...

Love the colors!! both are beautiful .... the good thing: they are identical so this time I can go thrifty.
Cute cover up.

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Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

This is hard, because while I love the price of the cheaper one, nothing feels like silk. And silk has gone through the roof--printed silk can be $13 a yard these days (wholesale) so the anthro price is actually much better than what it would be if it were by a name designer...it is just the cutest design no matter which one you pick!

Great find Erika!
xo Mary Jo

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

The Victoria's Secret one works and is totally more functional if you get it wet!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

beautiful colors! and for the beach? I'll just take the cheap one! xo

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

those are gorgeous! i love anthro but i'd be just as happy with the echo one :)

CARRIE said...

Wow. Good find! I'd get the cheaper one. I'd be too sad if my fancy silk cover-up got ruined at the beach.

The Blonde Duck said...

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Josie said...

So sneaky! Echo for sure.
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Melanie's Randomness said...

Oh how pretty!! I'll save on this one!!

Melanie's Randomness

Tights Lover said...

I absolutely love that cover up!

I love it even more when I can use my VS card to pay for it (and save)!

A Fine Balance said...

its gorgeous!

YOu post such beautiful things I covet!

AH said...

it's gorgeous! i'd definitely save and go for echo!

Gracey said...

Amazing! I absolutely adore those colors :)

Natasha said...

I would go for the VS one, since I'm such a VS addict anyway. I hope you're having a good Tuesday. :)

the classy turtle ♥ said...

SOOoooo pretty!!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

They are both pretty, but I'd probably save and go with VS :)

Fashionistable said...

They both look equally good, So it would be a save for the beach cover up for me, this time. Xxxx

Angelica Ng said...

For the beach, I'd go with the cheapy. Although the Anthro sounds luxurious.

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Dancing Branflake said...

I love the Echo one and am totally craving the beach like none else!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

definitely would save on this one!! I love this and it would be perfect for my trip...thanks for the tip Erika!! xo

Grace said...

For the same brand and look, I'd definitely go cheaper!

Kavery said...

Almost too pretty for the beach. Great for cocktails at a barbie as well

My Heart Blogged said...

Definitely the VS one! I love the look. I would belt it, pair it with capri's, and lots of bangles.

Mimi said...

i like the colors of the cheaper version better! :D

<3, Mimi
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Emily said...

VS for sure!!

xoxo

Miss Caitlin S. said...

great find!!! I'd splurge and go for silk!

Sada said...

Erika...you nailed it!! Wow, what a great find. I love a bargain but I'm a sucker for silk....so I would wait to see who has the better sale?! Ha! Thanks for the post! Another GREAT one!
xo
Sada
dressologyhq.blogspot.com

Fashion Tales.... said...

I love when you do these comparisons, I love the colours in these. I'm such an Anthropologie fan! -xo
Ladyofashion of FASHION TALES

OneCraftyFox said...

To hang pool or beach side, totally going to thrift!!

meg said...

It seems quite sexy from Victoria Secrets!!

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

Since I don't like either--too many colorful stripes--I guess I'll be saving! Take care.

Schnappy said...

Cool dresses! I like all!:)

Mani said...

Soooo sexy....beautiful fabric and beautiful print.....love it!

hugs and kisses by Mani.

Fashionmate said...

Cool colourfull stuff.. loved it..

Sherin said...

Such a pretty top! Perfect for warm summerse on the beach, and I love the colours. I'm defintiely going for the cheaper option. They're so similar.

♥ sugarpuff ♥ said...

Oh they're really beautiful for summer!
Since I love both, I'm getting confused about which item should I choose :D
You're really creative..


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The Blonde Duck said...

Happy Wednesday!

Lexi said...

oooh, I love this .. perfect for summer!

xox Lexi
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