Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tightwad Tuesday: Elizabeth and James Cotton T-Shirt Dress for Less

Darlings, canines may be said to be a man’s best friend; but for the glamorous gal, it is not a four-legged pup frolicking through a field of just-bloomed yellow daisies that doubles as our BFF. Rather, the adorable pooch is trotting by our side, a close confidante as we whisper scandalous tales of heartache into his or her ear; whilst the basic tee-shirt is representative of our bestie. Given the fact that so is the case, it should come as absolutely no surprise that the basic t-shirt dress is every bit as desirable and needed within one’s wardrobe. And there is no more flattering or versatile piece as Elizabeth and James’ Cotton T-Shirt Dress.

Proffering the very same sinewy goodness synonymous with the typical tee; the Cotton T-Shirt Dress is constructed out of 100% cotton, and harbors shoulder pads to give you that strong-shouldered look so common on the runway. Yet it is the sleeves – which reach almost to elbow-length – the chest pocket, and the round neck which truly give the style that kick of cool, simple, chic, sophisticated, casual oomph!

Kittens, whether you realize it now or not, such a design is utterly essential for one to weather the sultry summer that is so fast approaching for it provides one with the easy, breezy, effortless design required for briskly bouncing along the boardwalk in Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent’s Tilla Flat Thong Sandals with Woven Cuff, a fun Eugenia Kim Erika Sunhat atop your head; yet retains the ability to turn elegant simply by pairing it with Report Signature Shoes’ Lorraine Cork Wedge Sandals and cinching a belt around the waist.

But I digress; multifaceted in its aesthetic or not, the $245.00 price tag is not nearly as basic as the design itself. Luckily…American Apparel to the rescue!

While lacking the padded shoulders of the Elizabeth and James pretty; for a mere $30.00 apiece, American Apparel’s Fine Jersey Short Sleeve Crew Neck T-Shirt Dress is just as covetable as it’s designer counterpart. And as an added bonus, it comes in six sassy colors – red, white, black, ash grey apricot, navy, and ash grey sea foam – making it simple to scoop up one in each hue to take you from the beginning of warm weather season to the very end!

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

Fashionably yours!

Thanks to Net-A-Porter and American Apparel for the pictures.

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