Poll: Splurge vs. Steal…can you tell which is the STEAL blazer?

22 Jan

By Christabelle… @CBellesCloset

Splurge steal Jan 22 for site

Whether you have disposable income or a fixed one, everyone can all dress like they belong on the pages of Vogue…with some smart shopping skills.

Which do you think is the STEAL and which is the SPLURGE? Let’s put your fashion know-how to the test (and no peeking by clicking the hot links! That is SO cheating – I’ve got my eye on you…).

Can you tell which is the $1340 Thakoon Side Vent Jacket and which is the $189 Talbots Hemp Stripe Jacket?

Get your vote in…NO CLICKING and PEEKING!




Image Credits: Talbots.com and ShopBop.com

Item info:

Talbots: Our fully-lined, beautifully textured jacket with enamel-buttons and sophisticated stripes. Goes from office to evening with the right accessories. Tailored with sleeve tabs, welt flap pockets and double-back vents. Long sleeves. Back length: Misses 22″; Petite 21½”; Woman 24″; Woman Petite 22½”. Different surface weaves add subtle texture to this timeless linen and cotton blended stripe. 63% cotton/37% linen. Fully lined. Dry clean. Imported from Spain.

Thakoon: Finely-woven neon stripes streak across a boxy, clean-lined Thakoon jacket for a bold, graphic finish. The peaked, fold-over lapels lead into the single-button placket, which is flanked by welt pockets. Double vents split the back hem, allowing for graceful movement, and the long sleeves end in buttoned cuffs. Lined. Fabric: Soft, striped weave. 80% linen/20% polyester.Dry clean.Made in the USA. MEASUREMENTS Length: 29in / 74cm, from shoulder

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4 Responses to “Poll: Splurge vs. Steal…can you tell which is the STEAL blazer?”

  1. G L (@Feisty) January 23, 2013 at 1:01 PM #

    Need full pictures side by side to make a fair assessment.

  2. Rita January 23, 2013 at 9:25 PM #

    Even without full picture it was clear what was steal and what was splurge. The jacket for $1340 was looking its price… I am a big fan of Talbots, but this yellow stripe jacket just didn’t look expensive…

  3. Christabelle's Closet - The Blog January 24, 2013 at 9:30 AM #

    You have a good eye, Rita! Both blazers are gorgeous…and for the record, love Talbots as well :) Happy Thursday xo,christabelle

  4. Christabelle's Closet - The Blog January 24, 2013 at 9:32 AM #

    Great callout! We will be sure to include side-by-sides in our next Splurge vs. Steal. Thanks so much for your feedback.
    Happy Thursday!

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