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Designer Looks for Less | Save vs. Splurge

I love a good deal, I especially love when I find trendier pieces that are almost as good as the designer originals for a fraction of the price. I looked back at this post I did in 2017 and it's crazy that all of those items are still in style! Here are some of my current favorite save vs. splurge pieces!  
  • If you've been on Instagram then you have definitely seen the Gucci belt, but for a fraction of the price, this INC International belt gives off the same vibe! 
  • My absolute favorite shoes to wear in the spring are slip on sneakers. The Steve Madden version come in almost as many colors as the Vince ones. These look so similar, that when I was making the info graphic, I kept putting them in the wrong section!
  • The transparent purse is the "IT" bag for Spring and Summer, but the price of the Staud "Shirley Bag" is a bit too much for such a trendy item. The Top Shop bag is a perfect save option!
  • I will be the first to admit that when I first saw these heart sunglasses I wasn't the biggest fan. My good friend Jackie convinced me that they are pretty perfect and work on just about any face shape. While I love the YSL version, I can't tell you how many compliments I've gotten on my Sojos version from Amazon!
  • I'm still getting used to the belt bag trend. Gary and I were at Macy's recently and I saw the Steve Madden belt bag. I really loved the color and it reminds me so much of the pricier Gucci one that I decided to give it a try! So far I've only worn it twice but to be fair, the warmer weather is just starting so it'll be easier to wear without a bulky coat! Hands free is the way to be in my opinion! 

Have you found any great looks for less?

20 comments

  1. Such awesome saves! Slip on sneakers are my go to in the spring as well :-)

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  2. LOVE all of these dupes! I have been wanting a transparent purse and your more affordable option is SO CUTE!

    Rosy Outlook

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  3. I love these types of posts!! I'm not sure how I feel about the transparent bag trend -- it's cute, but may not be for me. I'm not trendy enough. LOL!

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  4. I do love these types of posts! Sojos has been a game changer for me! Happy Wednesday friend!
    xo
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  5. I just saw Kathleen from Carrie Bradshaw Lied wearing a Gucci belt bag and thought it was SO cute. I love the red one you found, I may have to try that out! Super great finds!

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  6. Oh I love those sunnies. It's so funny how clear plastic bags are in now. I have to use one at neimans and hate it. I feel like everything is out on display cause literally it is. LOL.

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  7. I have the Dr. Scholls version of those slip ons and live in them!

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  8. I love all of your picks especially those sunglasses! $11 is the perfect price for sunnies and I am bound to break them.

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  9. I would be too embarrassed to use a clear bag! LOL! Great finds though!! XOXO, R

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  10. Come on man.. those shoes - how could you tell the difference??? & that price difference? I know which ones I'd pick!

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  11. I always love these kinds of posts because you know I'm all about the dupes!! I never buy designer stuff since I can usually find something more affordable that's exactly like it! I've been seeing those heart sunnies everywhere lately and I might have to grab some. I have some heart sunnies that are aviator style, but I love the look of the chunky black ones!

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  12. I bet those sunnies look so fabulous on you! With the price point of that transparent bag, I think I might finally give that trend a try.

    Just sayin',
    Karly @ What Karly Said

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  13. I'm all about finding deals like these that mimic designer looks. I have the similar black slip on sneakers (mine are Dr. Schol's) and they are so comfortable. Perfect for traveling to place where you will need to walk a ton.

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  14. I love a good dupe!!! Splurge items are just crazy expensive.

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  15. What amazing dupes! I love those heart sunglasses!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

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  16. I wasn't a huge fan of the heart sunglasses at first, but they are really growing on me! You can't beat the Amazon version!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  17. I actually like that steal bag version better than the splurge! So cute!

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  18. I love a good dupe and these are such great ones!!!!

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  19. I was looking at heart glasses a few weeks ago, I just need to go with your amazon ones, they are so cute!

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