Face Off: Ann Taylor Colorblock Top vs Gap Colorblock Tee

Black and white is such an eye-catching, classic combination.  And, this spring, color blocked items are quite haute!  So, why not sport the classic black and white combo, but in a striking, graphic, color blocked top?

After an extensive search of online clothing stores, two black and white color blocked tops stood out to me.  One is by Ann Taylor and the other by the Gap.

Ann Taylor Colorblock Top (Left).  Gap Colorblock Tee (Right)

Since I can’t afford to buy them both, I had a decision to make.  The choice was easy though.  I definitely like the look of the Ann Taylor top more than I do the Gap’s; but, I am not willing to pay $78 for it.  Furthermore, during the recent Gap Friends and Family Event, the Gap tee was only $9.09.  Can you say sold?

Here is the Gap tee styled for movie night last weekend.

Jeans—Elle via Kohl’s
Blazer—Banana Republic
Scarf—Jones New York via TJ Maxx
Shoes—Juicy Couture via Marshalls
Clutch—Hobo International via TJ Maxx


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  1. April 6, 2011 / 3:48 am

    I like the Gap one better and you rocked it in that outfit. A great shirt for under $10, awesome!

  2. April 6, 2011 / 4:01 am

    Good job queen of discounts!

  3. Annie
    April 6, 2011 / 10:55 am

    Score one for frugality…I love the Gap top…was my choice before I learned the price…Great scarf…Great look…

  4. April 6, 2011 / 1:52 pm

    You and I are on the same page regarding the price of a tee shirt, color block or not. The outfit is so cute on you. I think I like your shirt better.

  5. April 6, 2011 / 3:00 pm

    Great minds….I have the same tee in navy/white, also purchased during one of the extra % off sales!!