Monday, June 4, 2012


Let me say up front that I have no problem whatsoever with The Limited or similar mall stores.  I think they have lovely clothes, but their lovely clothes are just not quite right for me.   I stopped by the store over the weekend with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law, and my first reaction was that I wanted everything in the store... Then I realized that I have a lot of clothes that are very similar to styles found in the store, but mine cost a tiny fraction of theirs.
Striped Cardigan: $38.43
Image Credit: The Limited

This cardigan was the first item that caught my eye.  It has sequins (!), but I actually like the one I am wearing today better.  I think the progressively larger navy stripes in my version are slimming and add visual interest.
Cardigan, George, Walmart; tank, Oscar de la Renta; jeans, Miss Tina, Walmart; belt, Claire's; sandals, Born, Younkers; earrings, So & So, etsy; necklace, handmade by me.
My cardigan: $8 on clearance at Walmart.

The belt was a find from this weekend.  It was only $1 at Claire's.

This wasn't the only doppelganger I encountered at The Limited:

A pretty floral dress: $62.93
Image Credit: The Limited

$6 on clearance at Target

A pretty cutout dress: $62.93
Image Credit: The Limited

My cutout dress (not yet worn): $24.99
I had a 10% off coupon,
so I actually paid $22.49.
Image Credit: Target

Are the more expensive clothes better quality?  Probably, but I know that my clothes are more likely to die from coffee spills or be exiled due to boredom than they are to wear out over years of wear.  I also like a lot of variety in my wardrobe, and I can afford to buy more pieces at discount and thrift stores.  For someone who has just a few key wardrobe pieces, mall stores may be perfect for you, but I think I'll stick to being unlimited.

Today is Visible Monday, and I feel both visible and fashionable beyond my means.  Check out what makes other bloggers feel visible at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style blog.


  1. Oh, LOL at the clothes dying from boredom -- so true!! I love your versions of the cardi and the cutout dress - and the savings are great. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday!

  2. Target does have some great deals on clothing. I will pay more for better construction, fabrics and cut on a dress.

  3. I almost wore that same belt today. In yellow that I thrifted. I should have; we could have been twins.

    I love your cardigan and think it's actually better and more flattering that the pricier Limited cardigan. And I agree, for trendy stuff, I'd rather pay Target prices than more expensive mall prices.

  4. I like that you realized you had similar things in your wardrobe and could put a look together for less, but that new dress is killer and I like the one you bought BETTER than the Limited's version.

  5. I think you did great with this look and the belt is precious! These days looking great for less is the way to go...our economy has all of in a creative mode!


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