Friday Favorites – Splurge vs. Save

It’s finally Friday! I need to look back at my prior posts and see if I say this same thing weekly. It’s true regardless. How was everyone’s week?! It was relatively uneventful here as it rained all week long. Hopefully the sun comes out at some point this weekend!

Since it is Friday, it’s time for my Friday favorites! Today is a short one as I am going to show some popular items that are a tad expensive, but also give you ways to wear these styles at a reasonable cost! This is the first post I have done for ‘splurge vs. save’ so if everyone likes it, I will continue to do more! I go back and forth with splurging or saving on my purchases so I wanted to give everyone the option on a few items that seem to be everywhere on Instagram lately.

The first item is the famous ark ‘blogger bag’. I call it that now because literally every blogger has this bag. I don’t think you can be on Instagram and not have at lease one picture with this bag. While I did splurge on this and bought the real deal, there are amazing duplicates out there! I have listed both below:


Splurge – Cult Gaia Bag

Save – Miuco Bamboo Handbag

The next item is the Gucci interlocking ‘G’ belt. I probably see this belt 20 times a day at a minimum in Instagram pictures. I love every single picture and it makes me want the belt even more, but it’s a little out of my price range for a belt. One day! I did find a Tory Burch belt that is similar and comes with a slightly better price tag. The Tory belt is also reversible so it’s a win win here. I have linked both options below.

Splurge – Gucci Belt

Save – Tory Burch Belt

The last splurge or save item is the Tory Burch miller sandal. These sandals are so popular! They are really amazing and go with everything. I have definitely splurged on this shoe and do not regret it one bit. However, if you don’t live in a hot climate like Florida, you may not wear them as much as I do. In that case it would make sense to chose the ‘save’ option for this item. Sam Edelman makes a fantastic sandal that could be used in place of the Tory Burch Miller sandal. The ‘Sam‘ version actually reminds me a little of the Hermes classic sandal. While I love the Hermes sandal, that is not an item I can even contemplate splurging on. I have linked both the Tory and Sam options below.

Splurge – Tory Burch Miller Sandals

Save – Sam Edelman Sandal

I hope everyone has a great weekend! If you are on Instagram, be sure to check out my stories as I will be taking Andrew to Marineland on Sunday!

Do you tend to splurge or save on trendy items?



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