Splurge Vs. Steal Summer Trend Edition

Happy Friday ladies! Who else is excited for the weekend? I know I am! With summer right around the corner I decided to do a little Splurge vs. Steal post with some of my favorite trends right now! If you see something you love each item is linked under the photo, and I have also put together a few extra steal items (all under $100) for you down below. Enjoy, and let me know which item you think would be worth the splurge!! 

Splurge Vs. Style Ruffle Trend

Ruffles! Everyone loves ruffles, right? I don't think there is anything more pretty and feminine than a little ruffle detail!
The splurge items pictured above are: This J.O.A White Ruffle Dress, which would be absolutely perfect for your wedding shower or summer photos! It is only $100, which is a bit more than I would typically spend on a dress, but certainly not bad if you have the need for a white dress.  Next up is this amazing pink one shoulder ruffle and palm dress, How Fun! This dress would be absolutely perfect for summer and vacation! Then we have this cute ruffle and gingham sleeve top, which is perfect for all of you gingham lovers! I love the contrast between the sleeves and the body of the shirt. Do you have a wedding or formal event to attend this summer? If so, this BCBGMAXAZRIA ruffle gown is exactly what you need, and even though it is a splurge it is currently on sale! This next item has me swooning even though I'm still not 100% behind the one piece trend. The deep plunge neckline, ruffles and incredibly fun lemon print on this Capri one piece make this the item I would consider splurging on! Not in love with the fruit print trend? No worries, they also have this style in light blue (which is gorgeous) and black. The final splurge item here is these adorable Tory Burch sneakers. The navy and white give these cuties a classic look, which would be great for all your summer walking around! 
Now let's talk Steals, my favorite! I'm kind of loving jumpsuits right now, even though I haven't been brave enough to put one on yet. It's definitely coming, especially after finding this amazing red-orange ruffle jumper for $59! I'm a pretty big fan of wrap dresses, they just look so light and feminine. This adorable blue ruffle wrap dress is no different, it would be perfect for a wedding or for a summer garden party. What's even better? It's only $49! I had to include a ruffle one piece here as well, for those of us who just can't justify spending $150 on a swimsuit- this Polo Ralph Lauren one piece is currently on sale for less than $60. Looking for a more affordable ruffle gown? This cold shoulder maxi is on sale for wait for it...$45! Up next, let's take a look at this adorable floral one shoulder ruffle dress. I can just see myself wearing this all summer- lunch dates with my little man or strolling on the beach! Last but certainly not least are these adorable high waist ruffle leg shorts! I love mustard yellow and it makes me so happy that I am still seeing it with the warmer weather! 

Below are some more trendy ruffle steals for those of you who love it as much as I do! 

Give me all the Pineapple Items please!! 

Splurge Vs Save Pineapple

Fruit Accessories are on trend for spring and summer, and I love this adorable pineapple cross body bag! The Splurge bag is by Betsey Johnson, and does have more detail in the leaves and is a bit larger (the height of this one is 9 inches.) The Steal here is the pineapple cross body bag from SheIn. This one is adorable as well, but is a bit smaller coming in at a little over 5 inches tall.  

Check out these crazy affordable pineapple options from SheIn (and all of them are under $25)
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Prefer other fruits? Check out the great prices on these items!! 
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Even more Fruity Steals below! 

Splurge Vs Steal Bow Sneakers

One trend that has my heart right now..BOW SHOES! I'm obsessed! I love that the trend stretches from sandals to sneakers so you can have bows on your toes as much as you like. Today I am focusing on bow sneakers, primarily because I haven't been able to purchase any for myself. 
Up first are our splurges- these $280 Joshua Sanders denim blue slip ons, which are way out of my typical price range, but I love that the bow here is so much bigger and floppier looking than the others. Crazy thing, the next Splurge item and one of my steal items are the exact same shoe...the only difference, where you choose to buy them. These Rebecca Minkoff slip-on sneakers with a knotted bow are $130, while these are on sale at Nordstrom Rack for less than $80!! The other steal pictured, which comes in at under $50 on sale (normally $59) and are G by Guess.

Wanna see more? 

I had to include jumpers- since I already mentioned how much I'm digging this look! They all look so comfy and I love the idea of purchasing your entire outfit at once! Talk about effortless! Plus, the next set takes two trends I'm loving- the jumpsuit and stripes (which are my favorite!) 

Splurge Vs Steal Jumpsuits

On the splurge side we have a stunning MiH striped cotton jumpsuit, I will only be able to imagine how comfortable this thing is. Next is this Alice + Olivia cropped, wide-leg jumpsuit that is $350, and then we have this crisp looking plunge neckline jumpsuit by Tularosa. While those are all darling, they would make my wallet run away from home haha, so I am loving the steal options here. First up is this adorable blue and white striped jumpsuit with ruffle sleeves and a bow back detail, those feminine details and the price tag make it a stand out in my book! Then we have this J.O.A. jumpsuit, which has a very similar look and feel to the $350 number I mentioned above, but guess what...you can save over $270 with this little cutie! I had to include a plunge neckline option on the steal side as well, and this jumper is only $36!!!

Check out some more jumpers, especially if you aren't a stripe lover like I am! 

Now we can finally talk gingham! I think just about everyone is obsessed with this trend right now!! 


I chose three similar gingham items for both Splurge and Steal, so let's take a look! 
Off the Shoulder Gingham Top:  Splurge // Steal
The splurge top here is on sale, but still almost $120 and the steal option from Asos is only $32. 
Next we have the Ruffle Gingham Dress, which is absolutely freakin adorable!
Splurge // Steal
If you want to see the price tag on the first one, you can look, but why bother when you learn that the steal is on sale for $26 and is originally under $50!! 
Lastly, the One Shoulder Ruffle Gingham Top: Splurge // Steal 
Both options here are cute as can be, but the steal option, another Asos top is more than $100 less than the splurge! 

Ok, gingham lovers, I've compiled some extra steals for you below! All under $100! Check them out, especially if you've been on the hunt for a gingham swimsuit!  

& finally accessories, I've focused on a few items I'm loving and have been on the hunt for!! Statement earrings, rose gold cat eye sunnies, and anything druzy! 

Splurge vs Steal Accessories

Statement Earrings: Splurge 1 // Splurge 2 // Steal 1 // Steal 2 (my favorites, I love love love the colors in these earrings!) 
Rose Gold Sunnies: Splurge // Steal 
Druzy Necklace: Splurge // Steal 
I adore anything druzy, I love the raw unfinished look!! The steal option is by far my favorite and while it is originally $99 it is on sale for only $17 (WHHHHAAAAT) Grab one in ever color now!! 

Want to see lots more affordable accessory options! Check them out below! 

i know this was a bit of a long one, but what can I say I love finding budget friendly items that are comparable to their luxe counterparts! 
So, Thanks for stopping by! 

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