Daily Dose of Design: Save vs Splurge: Fall 2018 Must Haves

Monday, September 17, 2018

Save vs Splurge: Fall 2018 Must Haves


Where there's a hot new trend each season, there's likely a dupe for it! I'm all for a good splurge and will always pick quality > price but there's always some really great, less expensive options for the seasons hottest buys. If you're not looking to spend a ton of money but want to get a new trendy buy or just some new fun finds for fall, these dupes are nearly identical to their pricier counterparts and are all just as great of quality! Check them out, you'll be adding a ton of these to your cart today! ;)

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SAVE vs. SPLURGE

Gold Coin Necklace ($38) vs. Gold Coin Necklace ($115)
Gray Leopard Cardigan ($150) vs. Gray Wool Leopard Cardigan ($340)
Leopard Print Pumps ($140) vs. Leopard Print Louboutins ($895)
Flare Jeans ($29) vs. Flare Jeans ($238)
Black Kate Spade Bucket Bag ($155) vs. Black Chloe Bucket Bag ($1,490)
Open-Hoop Tortoise Earrings ($27) vs. Rounded Hoop Tortoise Earrings ($65)
Velvet Lip Crayon ($8) vs. NARS Velvet Lip Crayon ($27)
Pink Crewneck Sweater ($9.99) vs. Pink Crewneck Cashmere Sweater ($98)
Black Bow Mules ($22.90) vs. Black Bow Mules ($51.98)
Faux Leather Jacket ($98) vs. Leather Jacket ($259.90)

My very favorite out of everything here is the bucket bag dupe. I'm a sucker for Kate Spade bags and will always save to splurge on a handbag once in a while, but when two designer bags are so similar but so different in price, you have to appreciate the price gap!
I remember being in middle school and LIVING for flared jeans. They were the best invention ever and I loved them and now they're back! Isn't it so crazy how trends repeat themselves?! Jeans are always something to spend a little more on because the quality really does differ, but I swear by Old Navy jeans - they are SO good and so affordable. They wear so well for such a long time! These Old Navy flare jeans are $29, vs. this pair that are $238 - so similar!

NARS is one of my very favorite beauty brands and when you're buying beauty, you should always go for quality! I looove their velvet lip crayons - especially for fall - and I'm happy to report that this $8 lip color is nearly identical to the NARS version, in color and in formula! If you're unsure of the color or just don't want to spend too much on a new lip shade, this is the dupe for you! The $8 lip crayon is in the shade "Festival" and the NARS lip crayon is in the shade "Bahamas".

This faux leather jacket is the most perfect and beautiful, versatile piece of clothing you'll own - especially for fall! My favorite part about it is that the hood is removable so you can wear it with for a more casual outfit and remove it to create a whole new look. I actually prefer the faux leather jacket to the real leather jacket - and you'd never guess that it's faux unless you saw the receipt! The $98 version also comes in two other colors - check out that beautiful emerald green shade! Obsessed! 

Which of these save/splurges is your favorite?!
XOXO -A

43 comments:

  1. I can't believe you found so many amazing dupes, that's mind blowing the looks are identical

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  2. Wow, love this post! I am all for a good dupe and you found some GREAT ones! Hmm now what to buy, what to buy haha

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  3. These dupes are amazing! I also loved flair jeans, and am so happy they are coming back in style. I don't think I've ever stopped wearing them. Plus, I LOVE that emerald green jacket!

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  4. Ah, I always love these dupe posts you create! They're so good! I seriously love those black bow mules- super cute.

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  5. I love the NARS lip crayons too!! I've never met anyone else who goes through them like me. I'll have to check out the dupe because those pencils are so pricey!

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  6. I am all for this leather jacket!

    Briana
    https://beyoutifulbrunette.com/

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  7. WOW you found a lot of great affordable options! Some of those the save looks more expensive than the splurge!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  8. Omg your save vs splurge comparison was SO good that I literally could not tell which one's where the splurge ones! Love this! Love the leopard print shoes and the handbag!

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  9. Ooooo these are so good! I need those leopard print shoes!

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  10. I am so impressed with how you were able to find alternative cheaper options that look very similar to the designer items!! Just amazing!

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  11. These are all such great picks! The dupes look just as pretty as the splurge items, especially the Kate Spade bag dupe!

    -Jennifer
    https://maunelegacy.com

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  12. These are all so close - like almost identical! Love it.

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  13. I love this post girl!! These are awesome dupes, and I am loving those leopard pumps!! SO chic.

    Kileen
    cute & little

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  14. I love this post! Those bow mules are gorgeous and such a great bargain.

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  15. OooH I'm loving this look you've put together and definitely love that you've given the splurge and save options!

    Great idea hun!

    Helen xx

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  16. A, these comparisons are amazing. The mules and jackets look so similar! Those heels look identical!

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  17. WOW for some I legit like the save better than the splurge!!!

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  18. I am going to need those leopard shoes ASAP!

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  19. I love these posts so much because I'm such a budget queen! And I just got a new job, so I'm on the hunt for some new work clothes. You definitely found some STEALS! I can't believe what a deal that is on the Old Navy jeans. What a price difference!

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  20. your save vs. splurge posts are some of my favvvvs. I'm v into splurging on certain things, while saving on others. for ex: I'd totally spend on a classic leather jkt, but would rather save on the trendy leopard pieces. thanks for sharing gf! x, nicole // www.nicoleeigh.com

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  21. I love the dupes and great job finding them :) It's so funny to see the flare pants come back in vogue...I remember owning a pair. Wish I still them. Really love the pink sweater! Great finds for sure.

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  22. Seriously crushing on that leather jacket. The save version is so cute!

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  23. Save vs. splurge posts are my favorite! I am loving everything leopard right now.

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  24. So many great finds! I love that coin necklace!

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  25. I LOVE those bow mules and that first cardigan (I actually like the one that is inexpensive more). Soooo cute!

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  26. these are SO GOOD!! i love ways to save!

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  27. So many cute dupes! Love the pumps and leather jacket!

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  28. Woah! I actually prefer the less expensive options! What a cute outfit and thank you for making it affordable :)

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  29. You definitely found some excellent dupes! This is totally my way to shop. I never spend much on "trendy" items - only classic pieces! Love this!

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  30. I love these save/splurge posts! Dying for one of those bucket bags!!

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  31. These are some gorgeous items. The leather jacket is something I'd consider splurging on...
    Xx, Nailil
    http://thirtyminusone.com/

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  32. Look at all of these trendy dupes! I am loving the tortoise hoops – I almost bought a pair from Baublebar but found a much more affordable pair from a local boutique and I was so excited!

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  33. These are my favorite types of posts! Loving all of these!

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  34. This is so great! But of course I still love the gray wool cardi in the splurge version lol :)

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  35. I'm shocked by how expensive some of these items are. Like who the heck would spend $1490 on a bag lol I'm all about the savings.

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  36. You did such a great job with the dupes, they look almost identical! I love that black bag :)

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  37. I am loving this! Those mules and that faux leather jacket I am obsessing over!

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  38. So fun seeing the "save VS splurge" items!! So many good ones. Thanks for sharing this all!

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  39. Love this save vs splurge outfit!! You found such great alternatives to the more expensive versions.

    xo, Laura

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  40. I love those leopard pumps and the flare jeans! Finding dupes is my favorite :)

    -xo, Azanique | www.lotsofsass.com

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  41. i love saving money whenever i can, and i love a good dupe even more! you are a master at that and have found many great pieces darling. thanks for sharing!

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  42. You always have the best dupe posts! I think I might have to splurge on those coin necklaces though... how cute!

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