Why Spend All That Money: Free People versus Xhilaration

“Why Spend All That Money” is a new series that I am toying around with. Its a splurge vs. steal concept. Hey, I’m as fa-fa-chi-chi as they come but let’s get real. The economy is what it is and I like saving a few smakeroos when I can. So to kick off my new series…

“Why Spend All That Money” on Free People Rosey Lace Slip – $68


When you can head on over to Tarjay and get a like facsimile for only 9.99.516GKF5VnxL._AA260_

I know. I know. You’re whining…“But Felicia, the Free People item is a “slip” while the Target item is a “cami”.

Ohhh brother! If you’re gonna save damn near $50 on this particular item of clothing you need to exercise a little creativity. I have been eye balling the Free People Rosey Lace Slip for quite some time. Its a great layering piece and this season I am all about my layers. However, the $68 price tag made me a little gun shy and kept me admiring this cutesy little piece from a far. When I spied the Target cami for $9.99, my creative juices began to flow. Ms ThisThatBeauty is generally a size XS or S when it comes to tanks and camis. But because I wanted this particular item to have a slip-like look and serve as a layering piece, I sized up to XXL and voila…Le bad boy fits like a slip and is awesome for layering. I’m so pleased with my discovery that I copped the Target cami in both purple and white lace! So for those ThisThatBeauty readers keeping score – that’s two camis for the price of less than one Free People Rosey Lace Slip.

Yep…”Why Spend All That Money”.

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  1. I love the new series! I can’t wait to see more!!!! Let’s see if you will do one for the red soles that you love so much! Fab Indeed!!!!

  2. LSS says:

    BSS- That Free People slip is way sexier than the target joint. That wouldn’t suffice for me. :( But, I love this new thing you’re doing. I want more!

  3. Leslie says:

    Dig this new column. In full agreement, while willing to pay the price on pieces that will stand the test of time, for the trend of the moment, give me the cheaper alternatives.


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