5. DISTRESSED SKINNY JEANS | 6. AG DISTRESSED SKINNY JEANS (thinking about one of these…)
7. GINGHAM SHIRT (I snagged this!) | 8. MADEWELL OVERSIZED GINGHAM SHIRT
11. BLACK FAUX LEATHER TOTE | 12. TORY BURCH FLANNEL TOTE (perfect tote for work wear in the fall / winter!)
One thing that I strongly believe in is picking and choosing different pieces to invest your money into… Before any season, when I am shopping I usually pick a couple of things to invest in – whether it is a nice pair of heels or a handbag! I will say that I love buying my denim from the ‘Trend’ section of Nordstrom – they are inexpensive and wear really well (and for some reason are flattering than a lot of my designer denim.) Now don’t get me wrong, I have a couple pair of AG jeans that I wear and re-wear (too) much. I love when I can find a great alternative to something that is expensive and is something I know I won’t wear too much (i.e. that Kate Spade bow dress!).
Hope this helps with your back to school shopping! Sidetone, as I was writing this John goes “make sure you mention it that you never know who you are going to meet in class!” – referring to our meeting in Bible class in college and how I would always make sure to curl my hair if I knew I was going to see him, lol! Oh boy!
34 thoughts on “Save or Splurge… Fall Staples”
I love this post! I totally agree with you on splurging on items you know will stand the test of time!
Law of Fashion Blog
Great post – I actually like some of the less expensive options better 🙂
Great post!! xo
sometimes the saves are so much cuter than splurge!
Your bag "saves" are perfect!! I couldn't agree more. Buying clothing and accessories is all about knowing when to save vs. splurge.
Sara Kate Styling
Love the idea of posting the save/splurge! Can't wait for all the new fall posts! This Tulsa weather has me wishing for fall!! 🙂
I love seeing these side-by-side comparisons. The items are so similar! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Love the studded heels! I've been searching for a discounted alternative to a designer pair! Super cute how y'all met! <3
Definitely a fan of the save items. The gingham shirt (#7) is probably my favorite piece.
Love these inexpensive alternatives! That Tory Burch bag is seriously perfect for fall/winter!
These are great save items! I like some better than the splurge choices!
Hahah! I love John's comment!
Alyssa | Glitter and Grey
wow great finds! Love this post:P
Shall We Sasa
I love this post, you should do more of them! My favorite is the dress for $58!
You did a great job with this! I actually prefer your saves down the line!
Wishes & Reality
Great save/plurge post!
xo | The Fashion Forecast
omgoodness! I feel like for a few of these I definitely love the save items better. So helpful!
Japanese on the Weekends
I am all about looking expensive while paying a minimal price. I really like posts like this.
This post was so helpful! I'm not a fan of imitation Rockstuds, though. They're such a unique style and definitely worth the splurge. xx
This is very helpful for students like me still in college and on a budget.
I'm all about finding good deals! These are awesome!
Simply Rachel Nicole
I've been looking for a good pair of Valentino knock offs for so long!
Thanks for sharing!
Love love love these picks! That black fringe bag is so chic! xx
John´s comment is the best part of this post!
love the bow dresses!
Love this! I do the same thing, pick one or two things to splurge on and then find the rest at a reduced price! That bow dress is so cute!
Love this post! I was just obsessing over those splurge jeans, but the alternative is super cute. Thanks!
Star-Crossed Book Blog
I love how you shared more reasonably priced items that are still amazingly cute! Thank you! 🙂
Love love this post! Also love John's comment! haha!
The Style Storm
Love this post! I would love if you did more 'this or that' posts! Such a good idea!
Great post! 🙂 This is so helpful!
Cylia – http://noshandchat.blogspot.dk
Great idea of the post! I would go with the save except those shoes!! 😀 there i would choose splurge..:)
I think deciding whether to splurge on an item or to find a better price is a crisis all bloggers face! At least it is for me. I love using Polyvore.com to explore other options for an expensive piece I want…how do you search for the best deal Emily??