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: 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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5 on Friday: Oscars Best Dressed Edition

It’s time for another edition of Five on Friday with A Liz AdventuresThe Good Life BlogHello Happiness and Carolina Charm.


The Academy Awards were last Sunday and we saw some amazing outfits. I fell in love with a few looks and it reminded me of Gwyneth Paltrow’s pink Ralph Lauren Dress at the 1999 Academy Awards. I loved that dress and actually purchased a look for less that I wore on a cruise after graduation.

52438026This inspired me to pick my top favorite looks from Sunday’s awards and find a great look for less. Here are my top picks:

1. Lupita Nyong in Prada

This was by far my favorite dress of the evening, It is just stunning and so feminine. I found this Faviana chiffon dress with a beaded belt ($438):

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I recently stumbled across this Donna Morgan Julie Twist Gown ($230) that would also be a great match:

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2. Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen

I love navy and this look was sleek and elegant. This JS Collections Dress ($209) is just as sleek as Sandy’s look:

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3. Jessica Biel in Chanel

I LOVE Chanel and Tiffany so Jessica Biel was one of my favorites. This David’s Bridal Strapless Metallic Foil Ruched Dress ($149) is similar:

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4. Jenna Dewan-Tatum in Reem Acra

I loved the sparkle and the mermaid cut of this gown. This David’s Bridal Tulle Fit and Flare Gown with Sweetheart Neckline ($329) has a similar feel:

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5. Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

This dress is a great color and I love the peplum. LM Collection has a similar dress for $278:

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What were your favorite Academy Award looks?

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June Pinspired

As a new blogger I am excited to link up with my favorite blogs today to share a Pinterest fashion recreation. Thanks to Shay at MixandMatchMama, Sheaffer at Pinterest Told Me To and Mel at The Larson Lingo for including me!

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One of the biggest summer trends is bright colored jeans. This is a little outside of my fashion comfort zone, I haven’t purchased colored jeans in years! My goal is to get a pair and create a few fun looks that I can wear throughout the summer.

Here are the Pinterest looks I am going to recreate. These are simple and basic so I know I would actually wear them:

Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz

Mint Green

Mint Green

For the first outfit, I am going to purchase the brink pink jeans from Old Navy. At $19, if I decide I can’t pull off the look, I’m not out too much money:

Old Navy Pink Jeans

Old Navy Pink Jeans

For the white top, I am going to go with the Tipped Poplin Tank in Sea Salt from Old Navy, on sale for $4. You can’t beat that!

Tipped Poplin Top

Tipped Poplin Top

For the blazer, I think this would be the perfect time to get Shaeffer’s famous Oatmeal Blazer from Olivia Moon. This is a bit of a splurge for $79, but I can wear it with a lot of other things.


Olivia Moon Linen Jacket

Olivia Moon Linen Jacket

Now for my favorite part, the shoes! My nude pumps have seen better days, so I thought these Michael Antonio Torio Sandals from DSW would be cute and comfortable. At $39.95 they are a steal!

DSW Sandals

DSW Sandals

That completes the first outfit. The total is $141.95 which is not bad for a whole outfit, plus shoes! I am actually excited to purchase these items and try this look out. This would be a great date night look and perfect for my upcoming New York trip in July!

For my next look, I am going to go with the same jeans from Old Navy, this time in the Pool Paint color for $29.50. They cost a little more in this shade:

Pool Paint from Old Navy

Pool Paint from Old Navy

I am going to try the Sheer Henley Tunic from the Gap for the top at $49.95. I already have a white layering tank I can wear underneath it.

Henley Tunic

Henley Tunic

For my look, I would like the shoes and the necklace to match if possible. I think that would tie the whole look together.

These Gabriella Rocha Jaegar wedges from DSW are so cute and I have been looking for something in this style. They are on sale for $52.99.

Gabriella Rocha Jaegar Wedges

Gabriella Rocha Jaegar Wedges

Last but not least, the pink beaded necklace. I opted to go a little more low key with the necklace, so I found this adorable teardrop necklace on Etsy for $15.

Etsy necklace

Etsy necklace

I am even more excited about this look! I could wear this on the weekend or even to work on a casual Friday. The entire look is $147.44.

Let me know what you think about my selections and please let me know if you find any of these items for less! I will definitely be rocking these outfits soon!

If you liked these looks, you might also like my Ombre Look for Less post here.

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