Tightwad Tuesday: Elizabeth and James Parker Pocket Shirt for a Steal

5.31.2011

Darlings, to the left take a peek at the pretty Parker Pocket Shirt in Off White / Cream from Elizabeth and James; to the right plant your kohl-rimmed cat eyes upon the Sheer Pocket Shirt in Beach Pebble from GAP.

While the GAP gem is constructed out of 100% Polyester, as opposed to the 100% Silk construction of the elegant Elizabeth & James; for just $59.95, in comparison to the $295.00 price tag of Parker, it is le perfect compromise for the budget babe – and allows for the frugal fashionista to snag both smoldering shades (Beach Pebble and True Black)!

So mes chéris, what are you up to today? Will your AmEx take a beating with a splurge, or will you stay safe and thrifty with a frugal buy?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Revolve Clothing and GAP for the pictures.


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45 comments:

ellie said...

Wow, what a great find!

ivy's closet said...

So cool. Glad it comes in True Black..too.

MM said...

They look very similar! My fav is the Elizabeth and James's one because is 100% silk. Hugs and kisses!!!

English Rose ♥ said...

So in love with Elizabeth and James! Another fab giveaway Erika!

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Tasha Gregson said...

Toough choice as I'm loving shirts like this atm. I would have to ssay the Elizabeth and James one as another way to wear it is over a tank unbuttoned :) as always fab choices!! xxx

Toesthattwinkle! said...

I like the Gap better because it doesnt have the buttons all the way down.

Couture Carrie said...

Amazing find, darling!
Love this shirt!

xoxox,
CC

Alexa said...

Awesome fine...I love the GAP!
alexa
www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Oooh cute!

Dancing Branflake said...

Definitely the Gap one. I love white button downs but when the buttons go all the way down it makes me look really weird. I like it when they go half way. For some reason it just looks better on me. Although I'll have to wear something substantial underneath. See through!

The Blonde Duck said...

Gap!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

While I love the savings, I do actually own some Elizabeth and James shirts and the quality is amazing. I have looked at the shirts at the gap and the way they hang is just not the same, plus the cut is much slimmer. There's something I really enjoy about the E & J loose cuts out of sheer cotton fabric, but that's just me. I am a stickler for cut. Great post as always Erika!

xoxo Mary Jo

Twenty.Something said...

Ohh I even like the GAP better! The perfect shirt to throw on.

jess said...

Great shirts. They are so similar.

Natasha said...

I would definitely choose the one from Gap. I actually have that picture on my Pinterest board. It's adorable, right?

Rachel said...

Lovely shirts for summer!

AH said...

i'd have to say elizabeth and james, with the buttons all the way down..

modanista junkie said...

I've been on the hunt for a sheer blouse. I choose the Gap top hands down!!

xoxo,
Mel

StyleID said...

Ok this is when my taste betrays me! although I am a regular Gap shopper and love most of their stuff I cannot trade the 100% classic Elizabeth and James shirt.

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Style, via TIa said...

Heading over to Gap now to get this! lol

Maddy said...

The silk blouse probably feels fantastic, but I think I could do without the hefty price tag! So GAP it is for me :)

Tights Lover said...

I was in the GAP yesterday and I missed this?!?

I may have to go back and check it out now.

Meagan said...

Cute! Those shirts are so similar and it's amazing how you can get such a similar piece for so much less!
-Meagan
http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

The one from Gap is great, but I'm gonna have to splurge and go with Elizabeth and James. It looks so perfectly slouchy!

naomemandeflores said...

They're both so cute! Love, love, love!

Camila F.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

I like them both!

Accounting for Fabulous said...

I would most def go with the GAP version

Sherin said...

A white blouse is absolutely perfecdt. The Elizabeth and James one is gorgeous.

Ms LadyCakes said...

I'm diggin the sheer button down tops! The unconservative conservative blouse :)

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Grace said...

Loving this look! I'd definitely go for the Gap, though.

meg said...

The top to have this summer. Great find!!

*sunday* said...

omg they look practically the same!

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Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Yup, I'd def go with the cheaper version here!

My Heart Blogged said...

I would go frugal for sure! They look identical.

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

great find, darling! white shirts are always a must! xo

Josie said...

Perfection -- gotta love Gap!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Kavery said...

Wow-imagine paying that much for a simple white shirt. I'll settle for the Gap one

Emily said...

While the Gap shirt is way more reasonable in price, I like the Elizabeth and James shirt better!

xoxo

Stephanie said...

I would play it frugal and go for the Gap shirt. Both look perfect fro a breezy summer day!

Eternally yours,
Stephanie

Shop N' Chomp said...

I'd GAP this up!

Laura said...

Oh both are lovely! And though the Gap is a very nice substitute I think I ultimately would choose the E&J if I could! I like the button down.

Angelica Ng said...

Silk vs polyester....sigh, why must quality always be compromised?? Oh the woes of shopping reality. But I'll go with Gap here.

http://red-soledfashionista.blogspot.com/

Mani said...

I love sheer fabrics and this shirt is perfect example of great look for hot summer!

hugs and kisses by Mani.

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy Wednesday!

Sada said...

As always...Fantastic Finds!! I'm going cheap-o on this one with The Gap. But it might depend on how close to payday it is?! Ha! LOVELY post, as always...
xo
Sada
http://dressologyhq.blogspot.com

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