Splurge vs Save…

I love doing these posts because it’s so fun to see items that are normally thousands of dollars in way more affordable options!  I feel like every store lately has some kind of take on the high designer fashion that still looks good without breaking the bank.  I am all for saving money here and there… I rarely ever buy anything full price (unless it’s an absolute must-have) so I like to search for items like this!

How almost identical is this clutch to the Valentino one?  Besides the leather being not be as great of quality as the Valentino, this looks SO similar!!  I also have been obsessing over these Aquazzura heels and found the perfect dupe at Express for only $88!  Another shoe that is super in right now are these Valentino espadrilles.  For a hefty price tag of $595, they aren’t super realistic, but I found these dupes by Soludos for only $75.

Now I will say, I do occasionally splurge on a designer item if I know it’s something I can see myself having for a long time- something that won’t go out of style after one season.  For the more trendy pieces, things that I think will be out next season, is where I tend to go for dupe-brands.  I do not however agree with fake bags like Chanels, Louis’, etc…  There is no reason why anyone should be carrying one of those around pretending it’s real!

Is there any dupes you’ve seen lately that are super similar to high-end brands?!

Have a great Monday!! xoxo

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  1. Love that flower necklace from J. Crew but not the price, boo! Bauble Bar also has pretty much an identical flower necklace too that is affordable. These posts are so fun, keep them coming!! I also hope that you had a fun weekend. πŸ™‚

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  2. Preeti wrote:

    what great finds! you nailed this! they all look so similar! steve madden also makes a dupe for those aquazurra and they're totally on my wishlist. now we just need some warmer weather πŸ™‚

    xoxo, Preeti

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  3. Great finds and I love every single piece. Those shoes though… IN LOVE!



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  4. I'm all for finding a budget friendly option!
    Southern Elle Style

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  5. I'm all about mixing! Having super small feet I splurge or save!! Those heels though both are to die for!
    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

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  6. I love those shoes from Express. They have really been stepping up their shoe selection. They are surprisingly durable too. Love this post!

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  7. Love the idea for this post! Express is quickly being one of my favorite brands again!

    x. Sabrina // Simply Sabrina

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  8. I love posts like this!! I'm all for brand loyalty and buying quality but sometimes, especially for trendy pieces it's hard to spend a ton of money on something you'll only wear a few times.

    Taylor | http://www.styleiseverythingblog.com

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  9. Omg, love this! I can't even tell the difference between the more expensive ones and the budget options. Probably why I'm a budget shopper mostly!

    Lifestyle by Joules

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  10. You do such a great job at finding true dupes! I'm just like you and totally will go for a steal 9 times out of 10 when it's so close to the real thing. Amazing!

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  11. I LOVE your posts like this!! And those heels- I have to buy them.

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  12. Lydia G wrote:

    I definitely agree that a splurge is worthwhile if you know you'll wear the piece for a long time (like an investment piece), but those trends are so much more fun when you can just try them out for not a ton of money! Nice finds!

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  13. Adaleta wrote:

    Oooh I like this style of post because I typically like to save money especially if I'm getting something that's super similiar to something more high-end. You're fantastic at this! xx adaatude.com

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  14. suzanne wrote:

    I love this post! I would buy every single item in the Save column. So cute!

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  15. Darcy wrote:

    Great finds! I love finding cheaper alternatives to statement jewelry.

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  16. Amanda wrote:

    Iowa reached 70 degrees today and it felt amazing! I have been eyeing some heels like this for a while now.

    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

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  17. Anonymous wrote:

    These posts are the absolute best. I LOVE finding an amazing dupe, and these are all basically identical. I have tassel heels and an off the shoulder top that are DEFINITELY dupes. They are the best!

    Cameron Proffitt

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  18. Great dupes! They're almost identical (which is a huge plus!). I've been wanting to share a splurge and save list, so this was great inspo. Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 3.11.16 Reply