Ever since I declared my shopping ban here, I've been eyeing these Clyde pants and Georgia Tee from Elizabeth Suzann (pics above). My first solution was to find something similar that's already in my closet. For the Clyde pants, I thought that Grana's silk ankle pants were close enough (with a somewhat similar silhouette), but I didn't really have anything similar when it come to the Georgia Tee. So I fudged a bit and ordered two things from Everlane that could be possible dupes (I know I allowed myself purchases from places I have referral credit saved, but it did feel a bit like cheating since I am searching outside of my closet and ordering items. BUT since this is only my first month of the ban and I'm surprisingly struggling a bit more than I thought I would, I'm being easy on myself).
I first ordered the cashmere crop mock neck (review on that coming soon). I was hoping the squarish shape but the soft drapey fabric would mimic the Georgia Tee. But nope, it didn't quite work out. My second item was a repeat purchase. I had already reviewed Everlane's poplin square shirt here (which I didn't really love), but I thought if I ordered it in a larger size and in a different color it might fill the style void I was craving. And it worked better than the sweater did but I still didn't love it. And it still didn't feel like a dupe for Elizabeth Suzann's version. I think it has to do with the unique shape of the sleeves on the Georgia Tee.
I got some second opinions on Instagram; that was the first time I used it in that way: to get real-time feedback on the items I were debating on. And I loved it! I was pretty iffy on keeping both items, but after hearing your feedback I knew I should follow my gut and keep them only if I loved them. And I didn't love them, so back they went. Thanks again for everyone who left a comment and for your honesty. Sometimes it's hard to have an objective eye about the stuff you want/own so it really helps when you get other people's opinions.
Anyways in the meantime I'll just live with the fact that I don't have a Georgia Tee in my life (which is really okay since I have something like 200 other tops in my life--of which I hope to cut down to 50). Also my birthday will be here in a couple of months and if I'm still craving the tee then I know what to ask for as a present (ok ok I know I should be focused on purging not acquiring, but going from 100% to 0% shopping will take some getting used to).