This was the second time we aired this theme on Amazon Live and both were big hits with our audience. For those that missed it I’m recapping my Amazon save vs splurge right here on the blog for easy shopping. My tagline from day 1 has always been mixing highs and lows like a pro. I show pieces that are more pricey but I also love to show a good look for less option. Let’s face it — we all have different price budgets and where we might splurge on shoes, we might want to save on the top. So these posts give options of achieving a certain look no matter what your budget is. To see the Amazon Live of these pieces head here.
SAVE SWEATER (SMALL) | SPLURGE SWEATER (SMALL) | WHITE JEANS | SHOES
One of the best comparisons in my Amazon save vs splurge. To the naked eye you cannot tell a difference and the weight and fabric are equally as good. The only real difference is the save option has a narrow bottom that is meant to be tucked in whereas the splurge can be worn long with leggings.
SAVE SWEATER (SMALL) | SPLURGE SWEATER (XS) | WHITE JEANS | SHOES
The splurge option is from Nordstrom and it was high on my wishlist during the NSALE. It was worth every penny but if you didn’t score that sweater then the Amazon one will most certainly do the trick. Same style only it has a ribbed sweater material. Another one of my favorites in this post.
SAVE SWEATER (SMALL) | SPLURGE SWEATER (XS) | JEANS | LEFT SHOES | RIGHT SHOES
Also got the splurge sweater during this year’s NSALE. Love this wrap style so much. The save option is a nice light fall sweater weight and has ribbing compared to the splurge one that is more a wool material. But look at the color comparison. Right on point!
SAVE LEGGINGS (XS) | SPLURGE LEGGINGS
Really excited for this Amazon save vs splurge option. Going to be completely honest here. I am 99% sure I’ll eventually get the splurge pair by Vuori. I’ve been wanting them for months and I’m a big advocate for high quality leggings as I wear them so much. However, $89 leggings aren’t for everyone or even if they are it’s good to have a pair to switch with. Both pairs have that cool working drawstring and the save option is butter soft. Also shared the American Eagle version here but those are fleece lined. I actually prefer the Amazon ones vs the American Eagle ones.
SAVE DRESS (SMALL) | SPLURGE DRESS (SMALL) | SHOES
Vegan leather is all the rage this season. I’m not talking about vegan/faux leather leggings. I’m talking vegan leather dresses, trousers, shirts and jackets. The splurge one really makes a statement but the save option is very clean looking and simple. It does have a slight smell out of the bag as most vegan leather does but just hang it up overnight and the smell is gone by the next day.
I’ve mentioned that mule booties are the “it” shoe for fall. I have and love both of these but if $140 isn’t in your budget the ones on the left will complete the look. The splurge ones, however, rank better as far as comfort goes. Not to say the save ones aren’t comfortable. It’s just the splurge ones are a bit more cushioned to me. Both run TTS.
You’ve seen these before and I’ve also showed you the Target version. Hands down the Amazon ones get my vote when comparing to the Target version. Super cushioned on the footbed and the top of the foot. And I mean come on — they are an exact match to the splurge pair! Run TTS.
Had to include this top selling bag in my Amazon save vs splurge post. One of the nicest Amazon bags I’ve ever gotten and looks so much like the real Marc Jacobs one. Butter soft vegan leather with beautiful pebbling thoughout. Comes in several colors but this gray is a beautiful neutral.
SAVE TOP (SMALL) | SAVE SHOES | JEANS | SPLURGE TOP | SPLURGE SHOES
I got the splurge version to give some variety to the many denim shirts in my closet. That little puff sleeve adds so much character. Couldn’t find a long sleeve version but this short sleeve version gives you that look for less. Also the shoes are selling out but they look just like the Steve Madden ones I’m wearing on the right and comfort wise are the same. TTS in the shoes.
And final item in my Amazon save vs splurge is what will become one of my top 5 Amazon dresses of all time! The fabric is stretchy, has ribbing and so comfortable to wear. Easy to dress up or down. I wore the splurge to a wedding back in the spring but if I had the Amazon one I would’ve saved a good amount of money!