Friday, September 10, 2010

Buy This, Not That

Forever 21 French Terry Raglan Hoodie $19.80

What could be better than throwing on a soft comfy hoodie with your sequined skirt? This is one look that I not only think is adorable, but appreciate for its comfort and ease. I've been pairing my soft luxurious hoodies with leather, sequins, maxi dresses, and lace to create a new spin on an old item.

48 comments:

Katie said...

Can't have too many hoodies!

Collette Osuna said...

LOVE the look....hoodies are fabulous!!

Happy Friday!

Statements in Fashion

Diana Mieczan said...

I am such a hoodie girl:)...I totally want the J.Crew one:)
Happy Friday,sweetie

Bren said...

I'd have to feel them to decide, but in the end, I think I'd rather save the $45 and spend it on some Alexa Chung Madewell. Not that $45 will get you much!

xoxo,
Bren @ Chasing Beauty

Gina said...

i would never think to pair these two together, but it looks perfect :)

Cara said...

I actually had the JCrew one in my hand yesterday, but I just didn't feel like spending the $$ :/

Torrie said...

Thank you for another great find!! I love the color and your ideas for pairing it with something other than basic jeans (which would look great as well, but you know...:).

No post for me today, but have a wonderful (cloudy???) weekend!! Ryan is going to be SUPER busy with homework (He's been back in school this past year.) and getting ready to go out of town for a few days next week. So I'm going to try to get LOTS done!!

Lindsay said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE that sweatshirt. Looks so cozy! :)

Nikki said...

You are SO good at spotting the affordable alternatives!!
I love the F21 hoodie!
Have a great weekend Valerie!


xx
Nikki

Cafe Fashionista said...

I like the Forever 21 version better - yayay!! :)

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Yes, those are perfect for Saturday morning cartoons, or paired with a trousers for a laidback prep look. Love it! =)

I saw this Rag and Bone video and thought of you! http://www.frappuccino.com/fashionweek?videoId=2

Lovely B. said...

I heart hoodies and love the idea of pairing them with super girly bottoms. Recently found something similar at Gap (on sale woohoo) and hope to wear it with my ruffly pink skirt. Now if only the temps here in Georgia would drop.

Happy Friday !

PursuitOfLLT said...

The only time I buy JCrew's hoodies is when they're on sale. $65 for a hoodie? No thanks!

I agree with Bren...I'd have to feel a hoodie before I bought it...they've gotta be soft!

Marcie said...

Hoodies are the best! I especially love them with shorts on a brisk morning. I've never thought of wearing them with a skirt, but I may have to try this.

I love JCrew hoodies, but they are just to expensive. I will check out this one from F21.

Have a great weekend!
M

3 Including Me... said...

Im sad to say i have never owned a hoodie like that.. but now i know i will try one from F21 first.. i do love Jcrew though!!!

Whitney said...

Love the hoodie. I'm so glad you post these. :)

Have a great weekend!!

Tasha said...

Comfy hoodies are perfect for fall! I love the soft gray shade! I kind of like the jcrew one better, but f21's price is definitely more appealing!

Josie said...

I LOVE the idea of pairing a soft sweatshirt with a sequined skirt! So cute. Have a fab weekend, dear!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Curves ahead makeup said...

great post never been a huge fan of Jcrew so this is perfection

Roxy Te said...

Love mixing casual and dressy. It's a fantastic because it doesn't make you look like you're trying too hard.

Anna Jane said...

so glad that hoodies are deemed fashionable now! i must have been really stylish, then, some morning when I trudged to class after a night of partying...ahead of my time ;)

xx anna jane
http://seejaneworkplaylive.blogspot.com/

Anna Walker said...

I love the hoodies! They are becoming so much more sophisticated than what they used to be! :)

Vic said...

forever 21 is my fave....they pissed me off once though:)

this free bird said...

I would just like to thank you for helping to bring the hoodie back. I've been out of style for several years now roaming around in hoodies. Junior High for life!!

Have a great weekend, Valerie! Hope it's a relaxing one. ps-sent you an email.

xoxo,
Carrie

style'n said...

I really like this look...I don't like hoodies too much but I love it with that skirt. Nice casual chic look. Have a great weekend Valerie!
Naina

Annie said...

I definitely want the Forever hoodie! They are SO similar. Great find Valerie! xo

Annie said...

p.s. I'm so excited for you to get your facial :) Enjoy!!!

Couture Carrie said...

Fabulous f21 find, darling!

xoxox,
CC

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Wow I just love the F21 one with that skirt! It's fabulous!

Have a great weekend, sweetie! xoxo

Bella *Bellgetsreal said...

Love how their paired. So comfy. The F21 has a nice shine/sparkle to it that I really like.

20 York Street said...

That reminds me, I don't think I have a grey hoodie, never thought of pairing it with sequins but that's a great idea!

Miss u Hun!

Gabriel said...

The hooded sweatshirt, what a classic, and you have to love a good bargain!

Panda said...

Grey is my all time fav color to wear! cute cute.

Amber's Notebook said...

WOW great find!

Kristin W said...

I LOVE this! It's a great way for me to combine casual/professional for the school day. I want a black one to go with my gray wool skirt.

annelise said...

I've been looking everywhere for a hoodie just like this. Can't find one anywhere. I might have to do some internet shopping...

Jess said...

LOVE how they paired a hoodie with a skirt - I would have never thought to do that!

Have a great weekend!

Chas said...

Oooh I like that look. What a way to be both stylish and comfortable at the same time!

Kari said...

This is a great look! :)

junghwa by amy stewart said...

Grey is cute. Hoodies are cute. So these are great!

Did you ever check out Asos?

MarchMusings said...

Hoodies are great in a light drizzle as well to protect the hair.

Stylestance said...

So cute, esp. with the sequined skirt! :)

http://www.stylestance.com/

ari said...

love both options, but I would def go for the F21 $20 option in a heart beat! I love these posts! keep em coming ;)
xo
ari

Audrey Allure said...

It's so cute!

Fifth Sparrow said...

I've actually been trying to justify buying that grey J Crew hoodie for a month now! I'm not really a hoodie kind of girl, but it just looks so soft and perfect! Love the F21 version, especially the price!

georgia~gigi said...

Hey Valerie Girl! Hope you are enjoying your weekend!
Forever 21 has it going on for so many looks! Love them!
Smoochies
gi gi

Elle Sees said...

I don't own a grey hoodie, come to think of it...this looks so comfy.

Jen said...

I actually saw that sweatshirt and F21 this past weekend and was going to get it!! But it wasn't as long as I would have liked... I'm pretty tall ;-) Loved it though!! And I think it came in pink too.