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Fashion Friday! Splurge vs. Steal

May 5, 2017

It’s no secret I love shopping, but I also love finding a great deal on something!  Sometimes it’s easy to spot a cheap item of clothing or poorly made shoes, but other times it’s virtually impossible to tell the difference!  I love finding an item that makes me happy, while also making my pocketbook smile.

I decided to round up some items that are similar in style, but different in price, to show you that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to look like you did!

The items from the splurge category aren’t overly expensive, but I wanted this to be realistic.  Sure, I could search and find some jeans for $1500, but that’s not something I would even consider buying, so I’m guessing most of you wouldn’t either.  The purpose of this post is to lend some inspiration.  If you see a look you like, but don’t want to spend the money on it, hopefully this will inspire you to pursue finding your look elsewhere because you can probably find something extremely similar at the price point you are looking for!  Splurge items are all from Nordstrom and Save items are all from Target.

So, what do you think?  Can you tell a huge difference between the splurge and the steal items?  I included 2 different types of earrings because I couldn’t decide.  They were both so cute!  Here are the details from each outfit:

Chambray shirt
distressed white jeans
metallic footbed sandals
mint tote
tassel earrings
silver earrings

Chambray shirt
distressed white jeans
metallic footbed sandals
mint tote
tassel earrings
silver earrings

What are some items you are willing to splurge on?  And, on the flip side, where do you like to save your money when it comes to fashion?

**Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I may make a small commission.  This does not affect the price you pay but it does help me maintain my blog!  Thank you!

Niki French

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  • Dana Lewis May 5, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Well, I like the items on the right the best! I assume that is the steal side? You really did a good job of finding similar items. I love the silver earrings!

  • Midwestern Mama May 11, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Yep! Right side is the Steal side! Those silver earrings are from Target and are super cheap! Thanks for reading!!!!

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