BLAZER: Gap (wearing a medium – this is a dupe for THIS $500 one!!) | TEE: BP (almost identical HERE) | BLACK DENIM: Frame | FLATS: Chanel (Fall 2017 – still available though.. dupe version HERE& love these!) | BAG: Gucci (similar style) | SUNGLASSES: Quay | BELT: Louis Vuitton (Tory Burch version here!) | NECKLACE: Ettika
Oh em gee! I loooveee finding a good dupe. You guys know – sometimes [depending on the product] I go for the designer version & sometimes the dupe. Truly, it depends on if I believe I will get my money’s worth. When it comes to clothing, I typically go for more affordable clothing – though sometimes I am tempted!! Example: we were in Dallas right after NYE and I saw THIS $500 Military/Marching Band jacket by Veronica Beard and wanted it soooo badly. I tried to talk myself into it but I just knew I wouldn’t get my money’s worth. I am not one to really invest into jackets so I knew I couldn’t buy it. Luckily, a few weeks later I spotted THIS one that is almost identical on sale for $80! I got SO many compliments on it – my sister text me when I post the look on IG & was like “umm can you bring this whole outfit over?”.
People often ask why I have designer handbags/shoes but tops under $100 and under $50 – and honestly I think it is silly to think that if you wear a designer bag you have to wear designer clothing. And that would be SOO expensive. I wear a lot of the same handbags/shoes/jeans/sunglasses over & over so I like to invest more in those so that they last long andddd because I like to get things I really like! Also, I’ve always been a firm believer that you can make affordable clothing look expensive by the way you style it & present it. Also, if you can find a look-a-like, like I’ve done here, no one will ever know the difference! 🙂
Also, while in LA, I noticed that so many of my favorite spring items that are under $100 are actually exact dupes for designer pieces. I was almost floored – one top I packed for LA was $65? and I saw the exact top in Bloomingdales for $450! Would you all like to see a post all about this?? Let me know in the comments! OH also!! Today is John’s birthday!!! If you have Twitter – tweet at him and say Happy Birthday… he has no idea I’m doing this so he will be surprised! [@johngemma10]