October 31, 2012

Splurge or Save

I love the thrill of finding a great bargain.  Particularly when it comes to finding affordable alternatives to pricey items that I've had my eye on.  Case in point, my Forever 21 sparkling link bracelet that I wore in my last post.  I put together just a small sampling of items that I've been wanting, all of which have affordable options that are nearly identical to the expensive original.  Can you tell which is which?



1. J.Crew Pavé Link Bracelet - $125
2. Forever 21 Sparkling Link Bracelet - $19.80
3. Dolce Vita "Selina" Pumps - $175
4. Chinese Laundry "Danger Zone" Pumps - $89
5. Joie "Huntley" tote - $375
6. Banana Republic "Paige Pinking Shears" Tote - $130
7. J.Crew "Majesty Peacoat" - $278
8. Old Navy Classic Wool Blend Coat - $40 (on sale!)

24 comments:

  1. Oh I love this post Aubrey! I've had my eye on those pumps as well!

    xx Amy
    Leopard and Lillies

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  2. great picks love! that old navy coat is gorgeous!

    xoxo,

    Fashion Fractions

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  3. Love these picks sweetie! Great post my dear, a great idea picking some affordable options also, I especially love those bracelets. :)

    Take care,

    Daniella xox

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  4. Nothing is as good as finding yourself a bargain!
    It's amazing, the cheaper versions are so similar & the price difference is huge

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  5. Such fabulous finds - it's amazing how many similar styles you found! Just bought myself that bracelet :)

    www.pennypincherfashion.com

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  6. Great finds!!!! Love the affordable section!

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  7. Love the captoe pumps!

    Amberly
    www.asliceofglam.com

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  8. thank you for this post! ive been looking all over for a cheaper version of that jcrew bracelet!

    -Lauren
    http://ourprettypieces.blogspot.com/

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  9. Those all look so similar to each other and are great finds. Love this post!

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  10. Wow, these are identical to each other. Great finds lady!

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  11. These kind of posts are my FAVE! Thank you! Although...I've purchased many a shift dress you've blogged about, too.

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  12. These are great picks! I was so excited when I recently found a pair of boots identical to the Rag and Bone Harrow booties! Bargains are the best!

    http://adailydoseoflou.blogspot.com/2012/09/a-dose-of-savings.html

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  13. I love this post!! I think it's such a rush to get a good deal!:) Great blog! Newest follower:)
    xo, amy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  14. Such great picks! I love the splurge items of course, but the cheaper alternatives are just as beautiful! This proves that you don't need a lot of money to have great style :)

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  15. My jaw dropped over that Old Navy peacoat! Love this round up you created - I love the look of classic, quality made items... but my budget is definitely more in line with Forever21
    xx
    Here&Now

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  16. love this comparison. forever a fan of the cap-toe pumps <3! x

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  17. i love posts like this - i recently snagged that f21 bracelet :)
    xoxo annette
    www.iheartvintagecouture.com

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  18. Amazing how big of a difference there can be between two items that look virtually identical! I'm always a sucker for the cheap :)

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  19. lol.... i am such a sucker.... i love a good deal just as much as the next girl but on the types of items above (ie key pieces/ shoes / jackets / bags)i always say splurge! :) Super trendy or ts / pants etc. I say save.

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  20. Oh my, I totally love both heels. But I'm definitely a sale hunter too :)

    Love, Mary ♡ Fashionbirds

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  21. Unfortunately I'm not skilled at sale hunting... I tend to like items from the upper row better:)
    xo
    Style Lounge

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  22. I can hardly tell which is which, but the shoes I can see the quality difference. The coat is gorgeous though!

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