Splurge versus Steal

Good morning everyone!

I love finding “good deals,” so I set out to find some less-expensive versions of these designer accessories. These items are really a “steal” – they look just like the designer ones but for wayyyy less.

 Starfish Earrings
Tiffany ($2,650) versus Fornash ($38)
Lilly Pulitzer ($198) versus Calypso for Target ($29.99) 

Tortoise Shell Watch
 Michael Kors ($195) versus Fornash ($50)

Turquoise and Gold Bangles
Nordstrom ($48.00) versus Forever 21 ($6.80)

 Gold Knot Earrings
Tiffany ($550) versus Shop Bop ($25)
Jelly Thong Sandal
Jimmy Choo ($175) versus  J Crew ($49.50)
 Straw Clutch
Michael Kors ($178) versus Sondra Roberts ($44)
Love, Caitlin

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  1. This is such a cute post! I really like those starfish earrings!

  2. You nailed it! Good finds– my favorite is getting the splurges on sale for a steal, ha!

  3. Props to finding all this stuff! It must've taken forever. I think some of the steals are ten times cuter than the splurges. You should do this more often!

  4. Great options! I have the Target Calypso espadrilles and LOVE them!

  5. Wow fabulous options!


  6. $2600 for earrings! Oh my goodness I can't imagine having that kind of money! Crazy! I actually think I like the things on the "steal" side best!! Cute!

  7. Oh my word. These are amazing! I love how you divide em into two different categories. And the steals are definitely A steal!

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  9. I'm so glad you left me a comment so I could find myself here drooling over the Nordstrom bangles… they are ADORABLE! As is your blog… I can't wait to read more!!

  10. great post ! love this

  11. Thanks for your comment! I'm a new follower πŸ™‚

    I LOVE those starfish earrings! Both pairs!

  12. Anonymous

    ok so i officially love your blog! glad u stopped by mine so i could find you!

    ill have to check out fornash! those are some great pieces you showcased on here! and im realllly loving both watches!

    have a great day!

  13. So glad you stopped by my blog… love this! πŸ™‚

    ps: Idina does have an amazing voice and she's hilarious at her concerts – I love all the stories she tells haha!

  14. i feel so grateful that we can still own fabulous pieces at affordable prices!

  15. This is such a great post! As a college kid who can't afford much it's so fun to see the "steals" I really like the bracelets and earrings- so pretty!

  16. Girl- I love this post. I am a shopaholic both with food and clothes/shoes, you name it and this is so great to see right in front of you- like they do in the magazines! Awesome. I love your blog and the name- being southern myself – the name is perfect. So glad you visited me the other day so I could find your blog as well. I am now your newest follower!

  17. Love this! Love the lower priced alternatives. In this economy, I really appreciate great deals. I really like your blog!


  18. FABULOUS post! I seriously love every item you chose, but I'm obsessed with those gold knot Shop Bop earrings! I hope you have a wonderful Friday, Caitlin!

  19. LOVE this! Such great pairings! I really really wish Target would get here sooner! I'd be all over the Calypso line – especially those wedges.