Splurge vs. Save – Fashion Must Haves

I’ve had this idea for a fashion must haves post for awhile now and I am super excited to finally share it with you all! I have to admit, in my younger years, when I couldn’t really afford the “real” thing, I was all about getting my fashion must haves to New York or Asian night markets to get those dupe bags. But as I started working and making my own money, I would save up and work my way towards “designer” items. But I also cannot afford designer for everything and I feel like sometimes, it’s OK to buy the dupe and save some money! For me, when it comes to smaller accessories or shoes (as long as they are comfortable), I am OK with buying the “look for less”.  But when it comes to investment pieces like an every day bag, such as my Chloe Marcie for example, the real deal is the way to go. I am excited to share this Splurge vs. Save list of fashion must haves with you all, I actually do own MANY of the “Save” items or currently have them on my wishlist!!

Splurge vs. Save - Fashion Must Haves by popular Utah fashion blogger Sandy A La Mode


Gucci Leather Belt with GG Buckle ($450) | Double G Belt ($15.99) | Thin GG Belt ($19.99)

Chloe Nile Leather Bracelet Saddle Bag ($1790) | Leather Handbag with Bracelet Handle ($105)

Steve Madden Lancer Sneaker ($69.96) | Drea Lace-Up Sneaker ($35.99)

Vince Camuto Karinta Block Heel Bootie ($119.90) | Edwina Fashion Boots ($34.99)

Tom Ford Cat Eye Sunglasses ($445) | Oversized Cateye Sunglasses ($14.99)

Janessa Leone Renee Wool Beret ($205) | Wool Beret ($16)

Gucci Princetown Genuine Shearling Loafer Mule ($995) | Rebe Backless Loafer Mule ($24.99)

Valentino Garavani Rockstud Pointy Toe Pump ($995) | Studded T-Strap Heel ($69.95)

Chloe Drew Small Leather Crossbody Bag ($1850) | Turnlock Cross Body Bag ($39.90)

Free People Fringed Scarf ($22.99) | Solid Brushed Fringe Scarf ($13.50)

Stuart Weitzman Hiline Over The Knee Boot ($798) | Steve Madden Osana Over The Knee Boot ($79.99)

Valentino Garavani Rockstud Ballerina Flat ($745) | Pointed Toe Studded Ballerina Flat ($103.99)

Chanel Medium Boy Bag ($4200) | Quilted Crossbody Bag ($30.99)

Steve Madden Antics Sneaker ($89.99) | Deena Sneakers Rose Gold Joggers ($29.99)

Cult Gaia Mini Ark Handbag ($128) | Bamboo Handbag ($39.99)

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*Some prices listed in pictures are incorrect – click to see correct prices!!

I’d love to know if you own any of these pieces, either the splurge or save options and what your thoughts are on price for the quality!!


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  1. January 29, 2018 / 6:59 pm

    omg thank you for the feature! Can’t believe so many people liked my preggo look- hah!

    Also, I LOVE this splurge vs. save post. I haven’t bought any of the items but I saw the Deena sneakers in Target last week and thought they were so cute! Such good finds all around. Have a great week!


  2. January 30, 2018 / 12:43 am

    These are excellent dupes! You can barely tell the difference! xx

  3. January 30, 2018 / 7:03 am

    I LOVE splurge vs saves posts! TFS!

  4. January 30, 2018 / 9:29 am

    Love this idea! I don’t own any of these items (save or splurge) but I do love those rockstud flats!

    xo Jules

  5. January 31, 2018 / 11:36 am

    I don’t own any of these – designer or dupe – but I love the rockstud shoes! These are all really good dupes, I can barely tell the difference!

    Emma xxx

  6. February 4, 2018 / 5:20 pm

    This is a fab compilation! Great dupes!

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