Monday, February 22, 2010

Debating...

Want vs Need
And truly do I even need another jacket?

This one is definitely a classic I would wear for years. With jeans, black pants, skirts....


I would get it in this olive color. You like?
J Crew Boyfriend Fatigue Jacket $148



Don't you think it looks an awful lot like this jacket?
American Eagle Moto Jacket $59.50

So... lots of decisions.
1. Buy a new jacket?
2. Go for the J. Crew or fight the teenagers at AE for the knock-off?

Life is full of difficult decisions.....

24 comments:

  1. Go to AE first thing in the morning before the teenie boppers are up, and snag the look-alike. Guilt-free pleasure!

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  2. Of course you need a new jacket!! And I would go for the AE - at least see if the fit is good! :D

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  3. I was going to say exactly the same thing about going early in the morning because I really love that one.

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  4. I feel so old in AE. The early morning suggestion is great!

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  5. I have more jackets than I need but I can't stop. The JCrew in olive is fabulous and I wear it literally ALL the time.....worth the $$

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  6. I think I am the only one so far but I prefer the J. Crew jacket. I love it!!!

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  7. if it makes you happy, it will make Bill happy too- go get it

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  8. Ha...just purchase the J Crew jacket, only to discover the Gap one after! Go check it out...its less $ and very fab!

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  9. just purchased, meant to say I just purchased...clearly I excite easily! :)

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  10. Hmmmm I think you should get the knock off Gap or AE. You will love it! If you don't you know you didn't spend too much for it & you won't feel guilty... LOL

    xoxo,
    Alexandra

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  11. Ae jacket for sure - a fraction of the price and looks so similar.

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  12. Go with the AE only if it comes in olive and is the same length of the J Crew.

    I posted about a bargain hydrangea today... thought of you ;)

    ~ Joanna

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  13. Oh yes - go for it! I bought a similar one at Gap last fall and have worn it to death. I have not had the nerve to wear it with a dressy outfit with tons of jewels, like the J. Crew cuties, but I still feel pretty young and hip.....as opposed to, you ARE young and hip! Thanks for your visit to hill country house.

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  14. Definitley the AE jacket! It's cute, but will you love it as much in a year or two? If you don't, you won't feel guilty about spending $60. Go during the day before school gets out to avoid the teeny-boppers. :)

    Wow, I just realized how much I sound like my mom!

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  15. i just don't think the crew version is as cute as the AE version. plus it's SOOOO not worth the 150 you'll spend. jcrew's shit falls apart after a year. it's no more better made than AE and it's twice the money. trust.

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  16. Totally agree with the ladies who are voting for the AE version! It's a trendy item, which means you love it now, but will most likely not love it as much 2 years from now. Def. not worth spending 150, when the cheaper version looks just as good!

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  17. I love that jacket...and I even think I like the AE one more!

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  18. PS I would get the one that is most comfortable :)

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  19. I am totally loving the black JCrew.. I think it's the pockets, the proportions are great! xo

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  20. my vote is for the AE ... and I love this jacket!

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  21. I actually kind of prefer the AE jacket over the JCrew... never thought I'd say that.. and it would be guilt-free :)

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