Fall Trends : The Look For Less

fall fashion look for less

OTK Boots: Splurge / Save
Drop earrings: Splurge / Save
Mules: Splurge / Save
Suede Lace Up Bootie: Splurge / Save

When trying to decide between splurging on an item or going with a budget friendly version, I typically do my research before making any purchase. Is this something that’s a fleeting trend or is it more timeless? Will I be able to style it myself and work it into my everyday wardrobe? Over the years I’ve learned that no purchase is more regrettable than uncomfortable shoes, which is why I typically avoid Target shoes (loved them in college, but now most of them are just uncomfortable and fall apart over time).

The popular Stuart Weitzman 5050 boots are one of my favorite purchases and shoes that have lasted me a few years. They’re definitely an investment, but I’m a firm believer that if you buy the best you only cry once.  Even if it’s putting money aside each month for a special purchase, it’s worth it. I love the Gucci slides, but until I save up for those, I love this budget friendly version. I have them in the burgundy color and have been really happy with them so far!

These drop earrings I almost purchased over the summer, but held off. They’re the perfect statement piece, but since I normally wear simple studs I wasn’t sure how often I’d actually wear them. When this version came out I didn’t hesitate to order and I’m obsessed! They’re really lightweight and I’m now eyeing the blue or black color.



  1. susy
    November 10, 2016 / 9:37 am

    Love how you did this! A girl always loves a “price performer!”

  2. November 10, 2016 / 10:09 am

    oooh i really like those white earrings!

  3. November 10, 2016 / 10:14 am

    These are such great pieces! I usually buy the budget friendly version first and if I wear it out, then I get the high end one because I know I will use it. Those Gucci loafers are adorable!!

    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  4. November 10, 2016 / 3:04 pm

    Unfortunately, I agree with you on Target shoes with the exception of their wedges in the warmer months. But their heels and boots are uncomfortable and fall apart which makes me so sad. Those OTK boots are a great find, and loving the ankle booties too <3

  5. November 12, 2016 / 1:35 pm

    I’m obsessed with those earrings! So glad that you found a budget-friendly version.