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Splurge vs Save








Top: Rue 21
Pants: Rue 21
Necklace: Style Lately
Shoes: DSW (old purchase)
Lipstick: MAC Heroine

Typically when it comes to splurging versus saving I almost always gravitate towards saving money; especially when it comes to statement pieces. I will splurge every now and again on basic items, shoes, or items that I will generally wear more than once a week.
I recently fell in love with this Daisy Top from Nasty Gal, I loved the print and could see myself wearing it often since it's stylish, light, and comfortable. However, $42 + $5 shipping sounded a bit steep for a shirt I wouldn't wear on a bi-weekly basis. So I bookmarked the shirt and decided I would shop around and see if I could find something similar.

If you know me on a personal level, you know that I love thrift stores and stores that have a great clearance section. Some of my favorites are Forever 21, Target, Old Navy, and Rue 21. My sister and I had an extra hour to kill a few days back before she needed to head back on the FrontRunner to South Jordan and we decided to do some quick shopping at Rue 21. 

We headed to the clearance section  and lo and behold I found this similar daisy print top for only $3! That's less than what the shipping would have cost for the Nasty Gal top! I know that the fit isn't quite the same and the daisys are larger but I personally love it. Paying less than thrift store price for a cute NEW shirt is always exciting in my book (;

What are your rules when it comes to splurging vs saving? 

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24 comments

  1. The make up is great.

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    1. Thank you so much! About to visit your site <3

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  2. Love the top, so cute!

    XO IMKE

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    1. Thanks so much, and for $3.. how could I not buy it (;

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  3. I love this outfit, especially the shoes! :)

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  4. I purchased this dress to wear to a semi-formal event. The dress arrived in an envelope, but was not too badly wrinkled. I ordered a size 10 and I am 5' 10". The dress was long enough.
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  5. haha my rule is pretty much just, "don't buy anything until you graduate college and get a job" so... yeah. lol. but omg coolest necklace award. like, honestly. i'm obsessed.
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    1. that's a good rule (; even though i already graduated i never got to use my degree since i'm a stay at home mom so we are still poor (; thanks so much i love it and wear it a little too often!

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  6. nice shoes!!! love the berry shade of your lips too! :D

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  7. So adorable!! I like to buy clothes I know I will get a lot of wear out of, wherever they are from. As long as you take care of it, it will usually last a while :).

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    1. that's a good rule and i totally agree. clothes are a little more difficult for me now that i have a toddler who is constantly staining my clothes but shoes, lipstick, and accessories i tend to splurge on (;

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  8. Love those shoes!!

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  9. I LOVE deals like this! I find I can almost always find cheaper versions of what I am looking for, and the hunt is fun, too! You look AWESOME:)

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    1. deals are awesome (; thanks so much that really means a lot coming from you megan!

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