When taking a blogging hiatus I had a lot of time to re-evaluate what I wanted to spend my hard earned money on. I often get caught up with what I see on other blogs and in store emails so much so that I positively NEED to have it. Then I wear them once and its back to the basics. Its sad, but sometimes I buy something I can't wait to wear on the blog and that's the only time I wear it. Lucky for eBay buyers...not so much for me.
In the time I've been away I have become more frugal with my pennies. Buying items that I know I will use more than once and/or shopping at stores with trendier items and a lower price point. I want to invest in more timeless pieces while still dabbling in trends. I've also put my closet on constant rotation... if I buy something new, something old must go. No more saving things that I might just wear one more time in the near future in case something happens to this item that looks similar but not exact to this one. (You all know what I'm talking about.)
With all my new goals I have come to love finding duplicates to items I see on some fancy schmancy blogs within my price range. For example I saw these shoes on Gal Meets Glam and knew I had to have them. Then I saw the price tag and went on a week long search of the perfect dupe. Not only has this helped my wallet, taking a week to look around has also helped me to reevaluate if I really want it or not. If I can survive a week without having these shoes, is it really necessary to take them home? I know its not very Carrie Bradshaw of me, but my fiance is proud. And our bills are paid. =) After looking around I came across these beauties and couldn't be happier. Add a little discount code and free shipping and I call it winning.
Now that I've taken up your time here is my favorite save vs splurge item this week.
I love a good quirky piece of jewelry. However, I am not the best caretaker of anything really so spending a lot of money on jewels is not my forte, especially trendier items. I love these Genevieve Jones earrings so much! I mean really how could you not?!
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Lucky for me it seems as though safety pin earrings are circulating the stores these days so it was very easy to find these Rachel Roy look a likes. Another quality designer without the price tag.
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Whats your favorite save? What items are you currently craving? And how do you keep your craving in check!?
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