Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Wanted List: Steal vs. Splurge

Steal vs. Splurge
Don't you love it when you can find a piece for less that looks almost identical to a more expensive item you've had your eye on? I know I do. That's how I felt about the mules I wore in Monday's post - I had planned on spending more, but was able to scoop up a comparable pair for much less! I'm not quite ready for fall weather, but I am perusing stores and doing some online shopping to update my wardrobe for fall. 

There are some things I'm more likely to splurge on than others. I love a nice pair of sunglasses, but I'm not going to get that expensive pair every single time. That being said, here are a few pieces that you can pick and choose as to how much you want to spend! These Target mules are almost an exact replica of the Vince Camuto Annetta leather block heel ($139) - by choosing the save option (Target - $34.95), you can save $104. 

I also came across these Theirry Lasry Lively sunglasses. While I love them, the $435 price tag is a little too much for me to justify spending right now. If you opt for the Warby Parker Marcel ($95), you can save $340. 

The Chloe Marcie crossbody ($1,395) is a gorgeous fall bag, one I would love to have. But currently, I have my eye on an LV Neverfull, so that will be my splurge for the time being. I would opt for the steal, a comparable piece that by Sole Society that is only $50.

Last but not least, I absolutely love both of these wine-colored booties. The Ted Baker Lorca 2 comes in at $230, while the Sole Society Skye Chelsea version is $90. In this case, I would splurge, mostly because I love the higher heel, but both options are a great statement piece for fall. 

There is something to be said about investing in a classic piece - I find myself doing that with things I really want and that I will wear or use frequently. More often than not, you get better quality when you choose to splurge. But why not opt for the steal a time or two?

Let me know - would you splurge or steal?

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22 comments

  1. I wanted to get those mules but I'm afraid they won't stay on my feet. And that bag dupe is crazy, it looks almost identical! Great finds girl!
    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. With sunnies and those being almost identical I'd have to go the save route!! I'll always splurge on a good investment piece like a purse, but the booties I feel I would beat them up and would go the save route too!!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. It totally safe to say these are my favorite types of posts!??? I love how you found identical pieces! SO awesome! Happy Wednesday!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  4. Splurge vs. steal is always my favorite! I've had my eye on that Chloe look-a-like bag. It's practically identical! Great picks!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  5. These are great similarities! Often you can tell which is obviously the splurge item, but I have to say I totally prefer the steal sunnies to the splurge and the items all look extremely similar :)

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  6. I just saw that SS Chloe dupe and loved it! I might need it. :) Great budget friendly options.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  7. Um, love all of these items. I'm totally on board with the steal items!!

    xx,

    La Joie de Vivre

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  8. Oooo I love these posts! Those booties are so cute! Great color for the fall.

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  9. I'm still obsessed with those mules - I went to order them after your last post, but all of the reviews said they were so uncomfortable!! Did you have that problem? I'll probably try them anyway since it's an easy return at Target!

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  10. Clearly I need to check out sole society! They seem to have great dupes for some deigners I am lusting after!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  11. Love this!! That Chloe dupe is amazing and I need those mules!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  12. Wow, nice work! I really like those cat-eye sunglasses-- and I *might* just need a pair for my car! ;)

    xo Daisy
    Simplicity Relished

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  13. You know, the "steals" almost look more expensive/rich than the "splurges" lol. Love that bag and the backless booties!

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  14. Your save options are spot on! I am currently lusting after that Sole Society bag, and those booties are amazing!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  15. The Chloe bag is on my wish list too! It’s so cute!

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  16. I'm with you - there are moments for splurging and moments for settling on a cheaper alternative. I am loving that Sole Society bag - Rebecca Minkoff has a great saddle bag (very similar to the two above) that I've got my eye on!

    FashionEdible

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  17. I love finding great dupes, and Target has been on point with amazing dupes lately. Great finds girl :)

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  18. These picks are great- love the sunnies too- I've been wanting to try a pair of Warby Parkers! Hope your LV saving is going well :)

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  19. Love all of your picks!!! Great finds, and thank you so much for sharing! :-)

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  20. I'm so excited to stop by Target tomorrow and see if they have any of those mules!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

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  21. Love all of these picks! I may need to get those Target mules!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  22. I absolutely love this post - I definitely have been in more of a splurge mode lately. I'd rather have quality than quantity in my closet. You found some great pieces, both low and high!

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