It's not that I don't like J.Crew because I really do. It's just than an average person like myself cannot continually afford to invest in their stylish classics...as tempting and practical as they may be.
Featherweight Cotton Cardigan
$72.50 at J.Crew To Buy
Sometimes a basic cardigan needs some jazzin' up. A colorblocked cardigan achieves just that: fashion and function together as one in knitwear. This style cardigan is appropriate for a professional wardrobe while also being perfectly casual with jeans and a simple tank.
$49.50 at The Limited To Buy
The colors might be flipped on this cardigan but that is okay with me because I prefer more yellow anyway. If you are looking for a cardigan with a bit more polish, this cardigan is perhaps more your speed. It is also $25 less than the J.Crew version but I wonder if you are getting the same amount of versatility?
As much as I am always up for a savings, I feel a stronger attachment to the J.Crew version because I absolutely love the pink and navy combo.
This might be the rare occasion where I think it is worth spending a bit more money. For the extra $30, the J.Crew cardigan is more versatile and can be worn across your entire wardrobe. A colorblock cardigan in general packs value, especially one that can be worn dressy or casual.
Score 1 for J.Crew in the CC books!