Splurge vs. Steal: Vita Fede Titan Bracelet

I’m not sure if I’m ready to pull off multiple bracelets at a time, but I definitely want to up my bracelet game. Stacking bracelets is all the rage right now and I have less than five bracelets that I even like to wear at any given time. The Vita Fede Titan Bracelet caught my fancy, plus I love a hinge bracelet because I have large hands and can’t always fit an enclosed bracelet on my wrist. Jessica Alba, Kristen Wiig and Jennifer Lopez have all been caught sporting this bracelet.

I have seen this bracelet many times before, but was never familiar with the brand. Vita Fede belongs to designer Cynthia Sakai and handcrafts her pieces in Italy. Think timeless luxury with a feminine twist. “Vita Fede” stands for life and faith which makes me love the jewelry even more. Aside from this bracelet they have amazing rings, earrings and more that you can see featured on tons of celebrities.

The Vita Fede Titan Bracelet costs $290, and there are a number of variations, they even have rings. This month’s steal comes from The Favery with this Bullet Hinge Cuff Bracelet on sale for $32.50. This is made with 14-karat gold, so it’s higher quality than some other steals you might find.

I love this sleek bangle, but The Favery’s price point is more in line with my budget. Now I need to work on a bracelet stack. Do you have a splurge that you want me to find a steal for? Let me know in the comments. Or let me know if you find another steal for the Vita Fede Titan Bracelet.

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Splurge vs. Steal: Schutz Juliana Caged Sandals

I have seen these shoes everywhere and they are hot! What a great heel for summer, wedding season, etc. Celebrities are sporting the Schutz Juliana Caged Sandals right and left, you can see them on Jennifer Lawrence, Hillary Duff, Solange, and Michelle Monaghan to name a few.

I had never heard of the Schutz brand before I looked up who made these shoes. The brand is based in Brazil and was created in 1995. The Juliana Caged Heel runs about $190 which isn’t bad if you are looking for a splurge. The heel is 5 inches, but the laser cut outs definitely take them up a notch. If you want to test them out for a steal enter Target with the Mossimo Kylea Caged Heel Strappy Gladiator Pumps lookalikes for only $34.99!

I think I may need to head up to Target and get these for myself!

Do you have a splurge that you want me to find a steal for? Let me know in the comments. Or let me know if you find another steal for the Schutz Juliana Caged Sandals.

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Splurge vs. Steal: Dior Split Aviator Sunglasses

I have been jonesing for a pair of aviators this summer and haven’t really found any that I was in love with or that were in my price range. Then I saw these Dior Split Aviator Sunglasses and I was in love. I always try to find unique pieces that I won’t see on anyone else and I think these would be perfect to wear to the next few tailgates. These have been seen on celebrities like Rihanna, Olivia Wilde, and Kendall Jenner.

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These Christian Dior Aviators run about $555, so if you aren’t looking to break the bank Jessica Buurman makes a much more affordable version with their Matte Bi-Color Sunglasses for $39.

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Both of these have a variety of different colors so you can pick your favorites. You could even get the steal version to try out and see if you like them enough to splurge! These are too fun to pass up!

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Splurge vs. Steal: Tiffany T Square Bracelet

I’ve wanted to build my collection of gold bracelets for a while now and when I saw the Tiffany T Square Bracelet, I couldn’t resist! I’ve been a huge fan of Tiffany & Co. for years starting when I had the amazing opportunity to work with them early in my career. The Tiffany T Collection has been seen on Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Karlie Kloss and blogs like Song of Style and the Brooklyn Blonde as well as InStyle and Vogue.

Tiffany T Bracelet

As much as I love Tiffany, the T Square Bracelet is $5,200 and completely out of my price range. I found a great look alike with this T Wire Bracelet from Humble Chic for only $24.

Tiffany T Square

Do you have a splurge that you want me to find a steal for? Let me know in the comments. Or let me know if you find another steal for the Tiffany T Square Bracelet.

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Splurge vs. Steal: Aquazzura Wild Thing Fringe Sandals

On this edition of Splurge vs. Steal, I’m going to share my find for the Aquazzura Wild Thing Fringe Sandals. Aquazzura was created by Edgardo Osorio in 2011. He was only 25 years old when he created the luxury line (WOW!). The Wild Thing sandals were first debuted in the Spring/Summer 2015 collection and have since taken off seen on Khloe Kardashian, Solange Knowles and Eva Longoria as well as numerous bloggers and fashion influencers.

Aquazzura Collage

The Aquazzura Wild Thing Sandals are available for ($785) and have recently come back on the market after being sold out this past summer. I recently stumbled across these Ivanka Trump Hettie High Heel Sandals for $145, which inspired this post. I feel like these are really fun and would be great for a night out on the town, Las Vegas, or a bachelorette party.

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You can also get these in red or nude as the Aquazurras have a number of different colors. I could see myself getting the red or black ones myself.

Do you have a splurge that you want me to find a steal for? Let me know in the comments. Or let me know if you find another steal for the Aquazzura Wild Thing Fringe Sandals.

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Splurge vs. Steal: Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Pump

It’s time for another edition of Splurge vs. Steal! This time with the infamous Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Pump. Valentino first introduced the Rockstud pumps in Fall 2010 and they have been a hit with celebrities ever since. The Rockstud pumps are appealing due to their edgy studs and variety of heel and color options. Celebrities such as Alessandra Ambrosio, Ashanti, Reese Witherspoon, Eva Longoria, Olivia Palermo, Ashley Tisdale, Garcelle Beauvais, Megan Fox and Emma Stone have sported Valentino’s Rockstud pumps on the red carpet and out on the town.

Valentino Rockstud collage

The Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Pumps  and the kitten heel Rockstud Pumps are available for a mere $995. It only makes sense that BCBG has designed a great look for less since Lubov Azria, the owner and chief creative officer of BCBG Max Azria has 12 different pairs of Valentino Rockstud Pumps! The BCBGeneration Darron Pump is available at DSW for only $79.95, which is a steal in my opinion. They have even offered a few different colors in case you can’t settle on just one.

Valentino Rockstud Steal

UPDATE: I got the BCBG Darron Pumps for myself and I love them! They are really comfortable and go with most everything.

BCBG Collage

Do you have a splurge that you want me to find a steal for? Let me know in the comments. Or let me know if you find another steal for the Valentino Rockstud T-Strap.

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Splurge vs. Steal: Mulberry Double Breasted Coat

I’ve mentioned before that I am in love with the Duchess of Cambridge’s style. Her recent trip to New York City didn’t disappoint. From meeting Beyonce and Jay-Z to touring the September 11th Memorial and Museum, William and Kate made the most of their trip. I am an avid follower of What Kate Wore and was thrilled when they identified the hot pink coat that Kate wore to the September 11th Memorial. What I loved about this color was that it feels like a total nod to the American girl style. It was the perfect piece to wear in New York.

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What makes this look even better is that Kate is around five months pregnant. I wonder if the pink is a nod to a little princess? Only time will tell. Kate is wearing the Mulberry Double Breasted Coat in Cerise. The coat was originally $2,600 and has now dropped to $1,300. Mulberry posted this video so you can see how the coat flows in person.

To get this look for less, I found this Isaac Mizrahi coat in Pink Raspberry on clearance for only $64.42! I thought this was a great match and you can’t beat the price! I especially like how the collar is so similar. The one thing I would do is change out the buttons to match the horn buttons on Kate’s version. If you check out the product video on QVC, the pink looks a little darker than it does in the picture. I am a big fan of how many size options QVC has for this coat. Everyone can have it!

mulberry coat steal

Do you have a splurge that you want me to find a steal for? Let me know in the comments. Or let me know if you find another steal for this Mulberry Coat.

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Splurge vs. Steal: Mise En Dior Tribal Double-Pearl Earrings

I recently purchased some double pearl earrings from Ily Couture because I loved the look then I discovered that this is a big trend that started with the beautiful Mise En Dior Tribal Double-Pearl Earrings. Imagine my surprise when I realized that they are all the rage right now. Celebrities have been showing off these Dior beauties all over the red carpet:

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Now here’s the funny part. The Dior versions are faux pearl earrings with gold-tone hardware, so they are really just designer costume jewelry. They come in all different styles and colors and retail for anywhere between $290-$645. Most of them are sold out and Dior recently raised their prices. Dior touts that you can wear them alone or as a pair. I don’t know if I am fashion forward enough to just wear one earring, so I will stick to wearing mine as a pair. I am wearing the silver ones as I write this post so you can see how they look on:

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I got my Ily Couture Dual Pearl Studs during one of their recent sales for $4.99. That is a steal if I’ve ever seen one. Some of the variations are also at $11.99 depending on what you want. I got the silver and the hematite versions, but the classic version is $11.99. After seeing all of the Dior looks, I want to get the pearl ones too.

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Which version of these do you like best and what colors would you wear?

Do you have a splurge that you want me to find a steal for? Let me know in the comments. Or let me know if you find another steal for these Dior earrings.

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Splurge vs. Steal: Stuart Weitzman Corkswoon Wedge

I first mentioned these Stuart Weitzman Corkswoon Wedges in my post about Kate Middleton’s Royal Style. I am a huge fan of The Duchess’ style (we Duchesses have to stick together!) and have been eyeing these wedges since they made their debut in the 2012 Olympics and on the Jubilee Tour. Kate still wears these beauties, most recently in Australia, and has styled them with many different outfits.

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As awesome as these shoes are, they cost $398 which isn’t really in the budget. When Kate first started wearing these wedges Stuart Weitzman sold out of them quickly, but now they seem to keep the navy ones in regular supply. As far as looks for less goes, they have been more difficult to find. Any similar shoes seem to sell out quickly, but I am determined to get this look!

After many hours searching for a steal for the Corkswoon wedges, I finally found a good one. These Anna & Zero Platform Waterproof Wedge Pumps are only $40.99 on Amazon. I am going to get a pair for myself and will let you know what I think. They look pretty darn good and you can’t beat the price compared to $398 for the real thing.

corkswoon splurge

Do you have a splurge that you want me to find a steal for? Let me know in the comments. Or let me know if you find another steal for these wedges.

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Splurge vs. Steal: Clare Vivier Clutch

As promised, I am introducing my new series, Splurge vs. Steal! I’ve sort of been doing this with a few things this past year, but wanted to make it a formal series. If you see any great steals, please feel free to share them with me.

I first introduced this Clare Vivier Foldover Leopard Clutch in my Academy Awards Post, but it has been seen all over the blog universe and Pinterest.

Clare Vivier Collage

This clutch is so versatile, you can really pair it with anything. It does have a $220 price tag, which makes it a splurge. There have been a few steals for this look, but they have sold out quickly. If you are looking for a less expensive steal, you can snag this Express Leopard Fold-Over Convertible Clutch for just $49.90. Make sure to hurry because this clutch is selling out fast!

Leopard Clutch

UPDATE:

So pretty much as soon as I wrote this post, the Express clutch had sold out. I didn’t want to leave you hanging, so I found another steal, which I think is even better. Asos has a Pieces Asymmetric Leopard Print Clutch for only $34.30, which you can’t beat!

Asos Clutch Steal

Do you have a splurge that you want me to find a steal for? Let me know in the comments. Or let me know if you find another steal for this clutch.


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