Oh stripes, you tug at my heartstrings every time I see you. Have you noticed that the vast majority of spring collections (at least in the mall) have many varieties of striped garments? My favorites have a combination of blue / white or cream. I noticed that both Ann Taylor and F21 had a version of a navy/white striped open cardigan but with a pretty considerable price difference. AT's was $78 and F21 was $14:
Left: Ann Taylor Striped Open Cardigan Right: Forever 21 (can't find on site)
To me, they look almost identical except that the AT collar is not striped. As for material, the F21 version isn't bad - the knit is a bit thin. I didn't take a close look/feel at the AT cardi so can't attest for quality. For the price and look, I'm going with F21 because I don't really anticipate wearing this for years and years. So here's one more cardigan to add to the collection (current count is a whopping 82, up from 55 in September - hence the "no more lukewarm purchases" resolution LOL).
Which cardigan would you choose?