Thursday, May 20, 2010
J Crew Sequin-Stripe Henley Tank
Back to the post...J Crew Sequin-Stripe Henley Tank (#26531, price - well, that's a longer story). The tank is a Collection piece. It was originally pictured in the catalog with the price of $59.50 but the in-store tag said $68. At the FH store, we heard mixed stories from the SA about whether or not they would honor the catalog price. I had originally purchased it then, for the catalog-honored price of $59.50. But *then* came the 20% off knits special, so I re-ordered it along with the Jaspe sweatshirt, so that was 20% off $59.50, or $47.60. But when I just went to grab the link for this post, I saw that the tank is now $68 online. Wow, price whiplash...
So if I got it for $47.60 and it's currently $68 online and it's a Collection piece, that's an amazing deal and I should keep it, right? Hmmm...still trying to decide. Don't get me wrong, I think it's a really nice top. It's a fun piece. Actually, it's a pretty fab tank. It would go with a lot - denim-dark to light to white, black, tan, gray, red, ummmm....pretty much anything you pair it with. Such a perfect white jeans partner. Rocking under a jacket. Softened with a cardi. Lots of options.
But here's the thing...I'm just not feeling it. Do I have that weird smile on my face again in the picture? I know not everyone loved the Jaspe sweatshirt. But as soon as I put it on, I was in love. I got *that* feeling. And shouldn't that really be where we allocate our pennies? I think the main reason I picked this one up was that I wasn't sure, but thought it would be best to to get it at the lower price in case I really did want it...then it was 20% of that, so it was an even better buy. But I still think it's going back.
Chances are that if I want to wear sleeveless sequins in the summer, I'm just going to go ahead and wear a dress. Or another top, say the tango that I don't wear often enough, with some piled on jewelry.
I can think of all kinds of great outfits that I could make with this top. But if you're not dying to wear something right away, that's the sign it should go back. I've said it before and I'll say it again...if we all wore the same thing all the time, how boring would that be? You'd never find your size!!
Final verdict: Back to the store it goes....(but next week - I've got a 3rd grade field trip and then shopping for M's birthday sleepover to do tomorrow)