Affordable Fashion


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You all know I’m all about mixing high end and low end! As my blog has evolved, I’ve learned that in some ways, you do get your money’s worth out of investing in certain pieces. However, some things are simply trends – and I like to pick and choose where I spend my money really. I have been browsing the internet for a couple of weeks and found so many amazing designer ‘look-a-likes’! Many of the styles and/or brands you will see in this post are hot, trendy must have pieces for Summer 2020. I’m recapping all of the save or splurge fashion items in this post.



#1 STUDDED SANDALS || Melissa Harmonic Studsย [$65] OR Valentino Rockstud Jellyย [$425] [I have the dupe version in black and they are amazing quality & are also comfortable! They make a great pool sandal!]

#2 PURSE || Tory Burch Camera Bagย [$298] OR Saint Laurent Camera Bagย [$1250]

#3 GOLD RING || Expressย [$27] OR Cartier Love Ring w/Diamonds [$3500]

#4 STUDDED WEDGE || Steve Maddenย [$99] OR Valentinoย [$795]

#5 QUILTED MULES || Missguidedย [$25] OR Bottega Venetaย ย [$790]

save or splurge, designer dupes, designer deals | Save or Splurge Fashion by popular US fashion blog, The Sweetest Thing: collage image of sunglasses, cutoff distressed denim shorts, white heel sandals, gold watches, and floral dresses.


#1 SUNGLASSES || BPย [$19] [similar HERE & HERE] OR Raybansย [$154]

#2 JEAN SHORTS || Missguidedย [$17] OR BLANKNYCย [$88] [size up! I have these and can not recommend them enough!]

#3 WHITE WOVEN MULES || Missguidedย [$28] OR Bottega Venetaย [$1650] [I actually like the dupe version better than the designer version.]

#4 GOLD WATCH || Timex Waterburyย [$129] OR Michele Sidney Classicย [$2985] [Both have a luxe look and remind me of a Rolex!]

#5 FLORAL ROMPER || Count The Waysย [$56] OR Zimmermannย [$530] [I just got the Zimmerman version of this and the dupe is almost IDENTICAL!]

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#1 SLIDE SANDALS || Vince Camutoย [$99] ย [40% off – under $60] OR Louis Vuitton Bom Dia [$860]

#2 ROLLING STONES TOP || NastyGalย [$20] OR Urban Outfittersย [$64]

#3 BLACK STUDDED SANDAL || Missguidedย [$28] OR Valentinoย [$495]

#4 GINGHAM SHORTS || Topshopย [$40] OR Rag & Boneย [$250]


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Which of these save of splurge fashion items do you like most?ย  Let me know in a comment below!

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57 thoughts on “SAVE OR SPLURGE ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’•โœจ

  1. This has to be one of your best posts. I love the side by side comparison. Really helps a girl who doesnโ€™t always know whats on tRend Vs timeless. Thank you!

  2. I’m all about savings because im on a budget lol. But i can rock an outfit on a budget like nobody’s business haha! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜

  3. Great post. I had just commented recently about how To decide between dupes and designer. I Purchased the valentino wedges when they were on sale and then saw the steve madden dupes. i was a little bummed but then just told myself they were not a trendy pIece and were worth it. Anyway, You always have amazing style And tips, thanks!

  4. I love this post! thANKS SO MUCH for sharing this and giving us a way to save when needed. I’ve been an email subscriber for awhile and I love everything I read. Thank you for all the work you put into this ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. This was such a great post!!! LOVED THE COMPARISON AND DEFINITELY A TOP FAV! Thanks for finding these saves!!

  6. This is great , i just Listened to a finance podcast and one woman spent 1 year only buying SAVES and depositing what she saved On each item ( she was a sPlurge girl 36 years Old ) in one year she saved $92,000 ! The idea is to teach you is this a want or a need and do you just get bored with items !!! GreaT ideas thank you

  7. This is why the rich, stay rich! Brilliant post! Thanks for sharing! (Do more of these!!) ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Thank you! thank you! What an amazing collection you have pulled together. some i have already purchased.

  9. So sad that the zImmermaN romper sold out, bUt the dupe looks so good and I purchased! Cannot wait to to get them in the Mail. This bloG is soooo good! Are you kidding me?! The muLes!!! ๐Ÿคฃ yoUโ€™re so good Emily!

  10. how do you decide whether or not to buy the dupe? if you can get a dupe like the zimmermann so cheaply and you feel like they look the same, what makes you decide to go ahead and get the $500 one??

    1. I just pick and choose how I spend my money! I found the Zimmermannn dress on sale for $365 and I know Zimmerman quality is amazing so I snagged it! Sharing the dupe for those of you who enjoy a Lower price point.

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