Couture vs. Cheapskate: She Wore Yellow

Can you guess which sweater cost $150 vs. $39?

Sweater A


Sweater B

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If you guessed Sweater B is $39, then kudos!

Sweater A is a cropped and cashmere option from DVF.  If you know CC, then you know she loves Diane von Furstenberg.  But what CC does not love is muffin top.  Anything that involves the words "cropped" and "sweater" in the same description most likely is not going to work for this Cheapskate....lady has a long torso and what could be described by some as a muffin top.  So as much as I think $150 is a steal for a cashmere DVF sweater in a hot, hot, hot color...based on fit alone, I have to decline and opt for the less expensive $39 version from Victoria's Secret.

I am obsessed with the following two bottoms as options:

DVF Gold Metallic Tweed Skirt

This skirt is almost $400 but I love it.  That being said, it will not be mine because on top of costing a lot, it also runs super small.  So I will continue to hunt for a more affordable option and use this DVF combo of neon yellow and gold as my inspiration.

Leopard Straight Skirt To Buy
$118 at Ann Taylor stores and anntaylor.com

Neon yellow and leopard print are a super hot pair.  It is important to choose a more tailored, sophisticated skirt so as not to appear too over-the-top.  Super easy outfit with ultra modern results.  I will probably wait for this skirt to go on sale and have one cute fun outfit come January.

If you are really looking to get jazzy, pair your neon yellow sweater with a black, sequined skirt.

Pailette Sequin Miniskirt
$79.50 at victoriassecret.com
To Buy

This option is a little intense but thought it would offer the best visual because it is using the actual sweater.

Maybe try a more understated sequin skirt option:

Sequin Party Skirt
$128 at The Limited Stores and thelimited.com To Buy

I like this skirt because it is fun without being skin tight.  The volume feels elegant and lady-like.  If this is still not your speed, basically every retailer has a sequin skirt option available right now.

Sweater A:  DVF "Haden" Crop Cashmere Sweater $145 at nordstrom.com To Buy

Sweater B: Pointelle Crewneck Sweater $39 at victoriassecret.com To Buy

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