Would You Rather: A Mongolian Lamb Vest or A Closet Full Of Furry Style To Keep You Warm?
We know fur vests are are one of the hottest fall trends right now, but the J. Crew Mongolian Lamb Vest ($800) is not your average vest. Pure Mongolian Lamb fur, finished in Paris, lined in silk. Not to mention how amazing it looks. But before we empty our bank account, let's take a look at the alternatives - like these 6 soft and stylish pieces to keep you warm and fuzzy, for the same price. To keep you warm, the Spiewak McElroy Hooded Parka ($174) is the ideal jacket. With plenty of pockets, a detachable hood and toggle buttons, you'll continue to wear this every year. Pair it with these Sam Edelman Orlando Boots ($200) over leggings or skinny jeans and you can generate your own heat on those brisk mornings. There's no reason to stop halfway when dripping in furs, so we say rock this Topshop Faux Fur All Over Hat ($44) when sipping hot cocoa at the ski lodge or just trudging to work. Don't forget to attach these Saks Fifth Avenue Fur Cuff Leather Gloves ($125) to your sleeves, kindegarten-style, or they might get "accidentally" swapped. For indoors and outdoors alike, of course, a Michael by Michael Kors Faux Coyote Fur Vest ($130) in a perfectly neutral fur color that will look right at home with the rest of your tigress wardrobe. Finish off the look with this Asos Fantasy Fur Lady Bag ($60.66) to stash all your stuff. So, which would you rather? And trust us, we agree. Weigh your options on more important fashion questions with our Would You Rather posts, and don't forget to shop our guides on faux fur vests, peacoats and boots. Sign up for SHEFindsMail and receive exclusive style updates in your e-mail.
Would You Rather: A Gray Marc Jacobs Quilted Bag Or A New Fall Wardrobe?
Not that we needed any reminding, but all the classic fall looks we’re seeing just underscore the perennial appeal of an elegant quilted bag, and Marc Jacobs does a bang-up job with his Quilting the Large Single Leather Bag ($625), a sculptural and roomy take on the chainlink classic. It’s a great investment piece but before any big purchase, we like to weigh our options: Would you rather? This chic, wear-it-forever Marc Jacobs Quilting the Large Single Shoulder Bag ($625) OR These six gray wardrobe staples - including a cashmere sweater and identical quilted bag - for the same price? This Ami Dans La Rue Cashmere Wideneck Sweater ($225) is a versatility player for any fall and winter wardrobe as it can be worn over or under many of your other favorite pieces year after year. Pair it with skinny jeans and this Rachel Zoe Faux Fur Vest with Hook & Eye Closure ($79.80) and you’ll look MAJOR. The vest can also be thrown over just about anything to look great, especially if that “anything” involves over the knee boots and jeggings. Be totally up to the second but a little different too with these Delia's Taylor Low-Rise Skinny Jeans ($49.50) which can be worn interchangeably with black and denim, but have a little extra interest in gray. And for work or a dinner date, give your look a little extra polish with this Old Navy Tweed Miniskirt ($26.50), a perfect blend of black and gray to tie in the rest of your wardrobe. These Sam Edelman Vancouver lace-up booties ($225) add 5 inches of height to any outfit and even more glam than that, and would look perfect with your favorite sweater dress. Of course, don’t even hesitate to go for the Marc B Chelsea Gray Quilted Bag ($33.70) to tie it all together in classic style. Assess more of your potential purchases with other Would You Rather posts, and then shop our guides to Lace-up booties, skinny jeans and Chain Strap bags.
Would You Rather: A Marc by Marc Jacobs Bag Or 4 Fall Must-Haves?
Cross-body satchels are everywhere this fall, and who can resist a buttery leather one adorned with antiqued gold hardware, like this Marc by Marc Jacobs Trapped! Jina Bag ($478)? It's pretty dreamy, but then again so is the complete, perfect-for-fall outfit you can purchase for the same price, with some change left over. So we ask: Which would you rather? This wear-with-everything Marc by Marc Jacobs Trapped! Jina Bag ($478). OR A complete outfit for fall including: Vera Bradley sunglasses, Topshop boots, Gap skinny jeans, and a Patterson J. Kincaid tunic? We're loving the cat-eye sunglasses trend and this Vera Bradley Sydney pair ($70) is the perfect example of how to get the look. And speaking of trends, the floral prints we saw everywhere this summer will stick around for fall. An easy way to pull it off? This blouse-y Patterson J. Kincaid Deanne Tunic ($98) in a seasonally rich brown. You can never go wrong with an always-classic skinny jean, and Gap's Always Skinny pair ($59.50) are fresh and easy, without being pricey. Top them off with suede over-the-knee boots, like Topshop's Britany 2 Over Knee Boot ($210) and, voila!, you've got yourself a perfectly stylish early-fall look. Check out all of our Would You Rather posts and then shop our guides to find your new favorite boots, skinny jeans, and celebrity sunglasses.
Would You Rather: Twelfth St. By Cynthia Vincent Thigh High Boots or 4 Pairs of Booties?
Knee-high boots, and their thigh-high cousins, are all the rage for fall. Both look great slipped over your favorite skinny jeans and have been spotted on style-maven celebs like Kim Kardashian and Rachel Bilson. And when it comes to thigh high boots, Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent's Devi Suede Over-the-Knee Boots ($425) hit a home run. With a seriously sexy black suede and 4.25 inch platform heel, the boots are a knock-out. The only downside just might be the price, raising the question of whether you'd rather score four pairs of trendy fall booties for the same amount. Would you rather? These sleek Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent Devi Suede Over-the-Knee Boots ($425)? OR These four pairs of perfect-for-fall booties for less than one pair of Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent knee-highs? These wine-colored Nine West Trixxy booties ($108.95) are on-trend Victorian for fall, especially when paired with a billowy blouse and skinny jeans. Throw in this tough-chick Charlotte Russe Studded Zipper Back ($38) pair, which are also easy on the eyes--and the wallet, too. Take the motorcycle trend to another level with these Report Electra ankle boots ($140), which will just as cute when paired a little black dress as they will with jeans. And you can never go wrong with a solid black pair, like Topshop's Jackson Metal Heel Shoe Boots ($135), which go with everything, but also add a little spice (hello, metallic heel). See more Would You Rather posts, and then check out our guides to the best boots and booties, as well as the best skinny jeans and black dresses to pair them with.
Would Your Rather: A Gold Jennifer Meyer Necklace Or Jewelry for 7 Days of the Week?
Jennifer Meyer Jewelry is wildly popular among the celebrity set (fans include Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox) and her brand-new collection is selling like hotcakes on ShopBop. (She's Tobey Maguire's wife, by the way). This Love You Necklace ($600) is a favorite - there are only 3 more left. But with a price tag like that, we need to do a little calculating here. It poses the question: Which would you rather? This 18k gold Love You Necklace ($600) - an adorable , everyday pendant that you can pass on to your grandkids (if they're cool). OR These 7 necklaces for every day of the week: Spend your lazy Sunday in this cool House of Harlow 1960 Horseshoe necklace ($65). Beat your case of the Mondays with this delicate Gorjana Viceroy necklace ($50). Go from work to date night Tuesday with this eye-catching Ann Taylor Ball Drop Pendant necklace ($58). Get through Hump Day (Wednesday) in this Gorjana Chloe necklace ($50) with cool hammered detail. Spice things up on Thursday with this wild Alex and Ani Tigre necklace ($78). Try your luck on Friday night with this Juicy Couture Dice Wish necklace ($48). And still have money leftover to buy this Fallon Jewelry Comet Bib Necklace ($255) - a gorgeous statement piece that will definitely turn heads on Saturday night. Take a look at our other Freebie Friday Giveaways, or check our online sample sales schedule to find out when you can score other great finds at big discounts.
Would You Rather: A Tory Burch Wallet Or 4 Summer Staples For The Same Price?
High-end wallets can last ten times as long as cheapies, and you'll use them every day. But that can be a tough pill to swallow. We found this eye-catching Tory Burch Zip Around Continental wallet ($195) and fell hard for it--until we found a Tory Burch beach tote, beach towel, sunglasses and flip flops all for the price of just the wallet. So we ask: Which would you rather? This hot Tory Burch Zip Around Continental wallet ($195) OR A full beach outfit including: Tory Burch beach tote, wayfarer sunglasses, Havaiana flip flops, and a Lacoste towel? A great way to get brand name bags is to shop their beach totes. This two-tone Tory Burch Small Sail tote ($109.38) is not your average beach tote: its chic enough to carry straight from the beach to shopping or happy hour. We couldn't be happier that plastic flip flops came back in style, because the price and cool design of these Havaianas Slim "Zebra" flip flops ($24) is just right. Saving on accessories means you can splurge on bigger ticket items like clothing. We love the price tag and classic style of these Delia Jennifer sunglasses ($12.50), (plus, if you're like me you lose at least 1 pair a season). If your beach destination is anywhere chic (say, the Hamptons or Palm Beach) you will need this chic Lacoste "Crocobayadere" beach towel ($27) to fit in. Or just for fun. See all of our sales and deals, plus all of the best summer dresses, maxi dresses, sunglasses, nude shoes, wedges, and clogs. Then check out our guide to this week’s online sample sales.
Would You Rather: A Pair Of Givenchy Heels or Four Pairs Of Nude Sandals and Change?
Strappy sandals, especially in nude, are ideal for summer parties. They match and complete every outfit from a formal dress to a classic pair of skinny jeans. Givenchy's Jersey Strap Leather Sandals ($850) exceed our expectations. With its 5 inch heel and back zipper for easy step-in, what's not to love with these gorgeous versatile sandals? Maybe the price. If it's out of your budget, get four sandals for the same amount. Would you rather? These timeless, go-with-everything Givenchy Jersey-Strap Sandals ($850)? OR These four pairs of nude summer sandals, for less than one pair of Givenchy's? These Martinez Valero Women's Ola Platform sandals ($164.95) go perfectly for any occasion with their sophisticated straps and high heels. Another heeled option, with more shine, are the Peep Sling Back shoes by Carvela Aglow ($186). If you're designer-obsessed, try Christian Dior's 'Dior Bow' Slingback espadrilles ($360) on for size. Simple strappy nude sandals, like these Nude Footwear Shelley Beach sandals ($69.99, down from $98), scream summer staple in one of this season's best shades. There's no better deal than 4 for the price of 1. See more of our would you rather posts, and then check out our guide to the best nude shoes, the best flat sandals, and the best party shoes. Pair your new shoes with something from our guide to summer dresses.
Would You Rather: One Summer Blouse Or Three Tops For The Same Price?
There's nothing like a simple blouse for summer that works for the office and a weekend brunch. This Vince Padded Shoulder Blouse ($185) is close to perfection. It has an easy silhouette that's great for warmer weather, it goes with everything (tuck it into a skirt or wear it with denim cut off shorts), and it's the perfect canvas for an on trend bib necklace. But with a price that's close to $200, it might make more sense to stock up on a few summer tops as opposed to just one. You decide: Would you rather? This Vince Padded Shoulder Blouse ($185) that will be a seasonless wardrobe mainstay? Or three summer tops for the same price? A white button up like this Stem Organic Cotton Boyfriend Shirt ($42) is a summer staple, while this J. Crew Crinkled chiffon tunic ($88) is a sophisticated take on a t-shirt. This girly Wink of Pink Blouse ($34.99) has the perfect amount of volume and color. We want them all. See more of our would you rather posts, and then check out our guide to the best tees, the best chain strap bags, and the best oxfords.
Would You Rather: One Convertible Bag Or Four Multi-Use Handbags For The Same Price?
A convertible handbag is a must for my hectic schedule. I need something large enough for work, but on the weekends an oversized tote just doesn't look good. This Lockheart Convertible Leather Messenger Bag ($575) acts as a satchel, cross body bag, and hobo all in one. The cognac leather works with most colors, and I love the zipper details. But is it worth the investment if I can get four convertible handbags for the same price? You decide. Would you rather? One supple Lockheart leather bag ($575) that can be worn three ways? Or four versatile convertible bags for the same price? When you can't be bothered by a shoulder strap, this The SAK Silverlake Convertible Satchel and Hobo ($199) is the perfect option. I love the purple color and longer strap on this Steve Madden Sophisticate Convertible Satchel ($98.95) that seconds as a cross body bag, while this Melie Bianco W8-12 Satchel ($98) is the perfect coral shade for spring. For a smaller option that can also convert to a cross body bag or clutch, I would go with this Foley + Corinna Disco City Bag ($198). See other ways you can get more bang for your buck in more would you rather posts, and then check out our guide to the best evening handbags, and the best chain strap bags.
Would You Rather: One Timeless Ring Or Four Spring Accessories For The Same Price?
I'm all about investing in jewelry, and this Monica Vinader Medina Chalcedony ring ($165) is simple, but the cornflower blue chalcedony stone makes it stand out. You will wear the ring forever, and it's perfect for adding a touch of color to your outfit. It's a little pricey, but not so expensive that you have to save up for a lifetime to buy it. But there are a lot of lower priced spring accessories that look just as great. So you make the decision: Would you rather? A beautiful Monica Vinader Medina Chalcedony ring ($165)? Or four statement making spring accessories for the same price? I love the jade stone setting on this Banana Republic Lucky horseshoe ring ($35), and I would pair this Aqua Chain Link Stretch Bracelet ($30.40) with a nautical-inspired, striped top. These Amrita Singh Wind Mill Turquoise Earrings ($40) are a major steal and will go with everything, and the floral face on this AK Anne Klein Floral Watch ($55) screams spring. See more would you rather posts, and then check out our guide to the best spring fashion trends, and the best jewelry staples.
Would You Rather: One Diane Von Furstenberg Dress Or 3 Other Black Dresses For The Same Price?
A good black dress is important for all busy women--see the best black dresses for our favorites--but it's important that your black dress have great details so it isn't boring. This Diane Von Furstenberg Liddie knot-front jersey dress ($425) is the ultimate. It is made of jersey, the most comfortable fabric around, and the fabric gathering at the center is flattering and different. But is it worth almost half a grand with all the other black jersey dresses out there? That's for you to decide. Would you rather? A comfortable, yet chic Diane Von Furstenberg Liddie knot-front jersey dress ($425)? Or three black jersey dresses with fun details? This Black Halo "Claudette" Draped Jersey Minidress ($195) has flattering fabric draping that hugs your torso just right. The Calvin Klein Asymmetrical Jersey Dress ($117) is simple, but the pleats and one-shoulder neckline make it special, and this Design History Cutout Jersey Shift Dress ($98) has modern cut-out details that are sexy and appropriate. You could wear all of these dresses out for cocktails, or with a blazer for work. See what decisions you would make in our other would you rather posts, and then check out our round up of the dresses that hide your tummy, and the best maxi dresses. iane Von Furstenberg Liddie knot-front jersey dress ($425)
Would You Rather: A Lavish Silk Trench Coat Or An Entire Work Outfit For The Same Price?
Trenches are a spring staple, and this Camilla and Marc linen and silk-blend trench coat ($690) has a soft, feminine shape, but you will still look put together when donning it. The linen and silk-blend make it easy to move around in, and it's a nice weight for the warmer weather. But is it smart to spend so much cash on a spring jacket when you can buy an entire power girl outfit for the same price? You make the choice. Would you rather? A stand-out Camilla and Marc Trench Coat ($690)? Or your future go-to outfit for work? This Marc New York Parka ($255) is perfect for spring showers, and this Diane von Furstenberg Tulipan Dotted Silk Dress ($365) is a nice alternative to your little black dress. Top the outfit off with the Nine West 'Stylefile' Sandal ($89.95), and you're ready for your next big meeting at work, followed by celebratory cocktails of course. See our guide to the best trench coats, the best spring fashion trends, and our favorite black dresses.
Would You Rather: One Pair Of Chloe Sandals Or Four Spring Staples For The Same Price?
Everyone's talking about nude shoes lately. Designer's make them, we love them, and even Claire Danes wore them at Burberry's fashion show. This Chloe t-strap wedge might explain why. The shoe adds inches to your legs, the wedge heel makes them very wearable, and they will match any spring dress. But it's hard to give up so much cash for a one season item, especially when wardrobe staples that you can wear now and later are more affordable. But that's for you to decide. What would you rather? These Chloe t-strap sandals ($595)? OR Or these four year round pieces that will take you out of your winter doldrums? A Gap Denim Biker Jacket ($69.50), a Max Studio Marais Nude Leather Pump ($89.95), a Silk Floral Scarf ($76), and a L.A.P.A. Croco-embossed Clutch ($362). Let us know which you prefer in the comments section. See more would you rather posts, then check out the top five spring trends you should know about.
Would You Rather: A Luxe Leather Jacket Or A Whole Spring Outfit?
When it comes to smart shopping staying under budget is key. We're often faced with the dilemma of choosing that one gotta-have-it piece that leaves us drooling on the sidewalk, or getting a few things we really need at pared down prices. As spring nears and style is diverting towards soft neutrals, supple fabrics, and breezy cuts, we beg the question: Which would you rather? This luxurious Vince Draped Leather Jacket? Or an entire outfit for spring, complete with this Sue Wong Crochet Trim Dress ($296) perfect for your next big event, this delicate Pins and Needles Dot Swing Jacket ($48), and spring shoes, like these Boutique 9 Raffia Sandals ($120)? Did I mention that you'll still have more than $500 left to spend on other stuff? Tell us what you would rather in the comments section. And if you're a frugalista head to our sales and deals section and deal of the day page for more ways to save.
Would You Rather: A Classic (But Expensive) Burberry Trench Or A Head-To-Toe Look On The Cheap?
The iconic Double Breasted Burberry Trench Coat ($995) transcends all trends, that is certain. And while many women would gladly pay the thousand dollars to own this essential item, there are plenty more who would rather have a trench made by a less expensive maker, plus accessories to finish the look. Which would you rather? A Classic Burberry Trench? (more…)
Would You Rather: One Designer Party Dress Or Three Casual Frocks For Everyday Wear?
If there is anything that's fun to shop for, it's the perfect party dress. I can literally spend hours in a dress shop trying on all of the fun styles. But in the end, I have a pile of unworn cocktail dresses in my closet because I have nowhere to wear them. Casual dresses, on the other hand, get cycled so frequently that I practically wear through them. So this begs the question... Which would you rather? This fancy cocktail dress that you'll probably only wear a few times by Alice + Olivia? Or these three day dresses that you'll wear constantly by Ann Taylor, C&C California, and Pure & Simple? Leave a comment a let us know which you’d prefer. You can also peruse our past would you rather posts, our plethora of best dresses, or these deals on dresses.
Would You Rather: One Beautiful Bag or Three Better Than Basic Tees?
I'm of the belief that one can never have too many great fitting tees for everyday wear, whereas with purses, I don't feel the same. A girlfriend of mine, however, begs to differ. She would rather spend her money on luxury bags, but save on something as simple as a cotton top. Where do you stand on the issue? Which would you rather? The Michael Kors bag? Or... three luxurious tees by James Perse, Juicy Couture, and C&C California with money to spare? Leave a comment a let us know which you’d prefer. We want to know what you would rather have if the choice was yours. Shoppers who value their handbags should head to our handbag guide. Those who live in high-end tees, check out the best tees for your shape, or if you need to dress up, these tops to wear out.
Would You Rather: One Luxury Leather Jacket or a Closet Full of Cognac Leather?
Let's play a fantasy fashion game: you have $1000 to spend, but you can only choose one of the options below. Either you blow it all on a fashion-forward, luxury brand item or you rack up several small "mall brand" items with green to save. This begs the question, Which would you rather? Leave a comment a let us know which you'd prefer. This D&G Polished Lambskin Leather Bomber Jacket? Or these all of these four leather goods: a Fossil Castille Ring Satchel, a Roxy Must Have Bomber Jacket, Steve Madden Intyce Cognac Leather Boots, a Rachel Leigh Snakeskin Cuff Bracelet, and enough left over to take a weekend trip? See more Would You Rather to see what you can get for your money, then check out the best rain boots and leather jackets. And if you choose the four items over the one, check out our Sales and Deals page as well as our Taste Tests to get more fashion for the buck.
Would You Rather: One Pair of Sunglasses or Three Pairs of Premium Denim Jeans?
Whether you're braving snow this month or enjoying some fun in the sun, a great pair of sunglasses is always essential. Celebrities like Penelope Cruz and Kate Beckinsale love their Oliver Peoples shades and quite frankly, so do we. But, if given the choice, would you spend $390 on a pair of sunglasses or use that cash to get three great fitting pairs of jeans instead? Which would you rather? The Oliver Peoples sunglasses? Or a pair of James Jeans, Seven for All Mankind jeans and Rich & Skinny jeans, plus money left over to buy a new pair of shades? Tell us what you'd choose in the comments, then shop more great jeans and sunglasses from our buying guides.
Would You Rather: One Designer Handbag or Three Pairs of Designer Shoes For The Same Price?
Life is all about hard decisions. Like this one: if faced with the option to spend $1,250 on a beautiful purple suede Mulberry hobo bag or take that money and get three new pairs of designer shoes, what would you do? Which would you rather? The Mulberry bag? Or one of each pair of Marc Jacobs boots, Valentino sandals and Giuseppe Zanotti pumps? Tell us what you'd pick in the comments section. And be sure to check out more designer handbags, plus boots and party shoes in our buying guides. Plus, test your fashion savvy skills in our Taste Test archive.
Would You Rather: One Pair of Jimmy Choos or an Entire Outfit?
In fashion, there are so many choices. You could, for example, choose to spend a whopping $795 on a gorgeous pair of Elaphe snakeskin peep-toe Jimmy Choo pumps to wear on New Year's Eve or you could take that money and buy yourself a completely new outfit for the night to wear in lots of different combinations. Which would you rather? The Jimmy Choos? Or an Alice + Olivia sequin dress, BCBGirls sandals, a CC Skye clutch and a Dior face and lip palette with money to spare for a glass of toasting champagne? Check out more inexpensive options: great high heels and the perfect party dress to complete your holiday outfits.