Recently, I was contacted by Credit Card Insider inviting me to participate in their “Splurge v. Save” campaign.
|Skirt: Target (Available here)|
|Shirt: Target (Available here)
Clutch: New York & Company
As a shop-a-holic on a budget, I know the importance of finding bargains. I’m continually inspired by designer fashion, but I lack the means or desire to shell out the cash for such big ticket items. Since I like buying clothes often and having a lot of options, I’m always looking for ways to save money on items I love.
This spring, one of the looks that caught my eye was this design from Cynthia Rowley.
|Cynthia Rowley Spring 2014 look
Shift blouses and white are both huge spring trends,
and I love the clean, architectural lines of the look. The quilting
detail adds a luxe touch. This look is fabulous, but way out of my price range, especially for an outfit so trendy.
Imagine my surprise to find a very similar look on Target.com. This outfit is from the labworks, a fashion forward brand that is available in petites, misses, and plus sizes.
Not only did I find my designer-inspired outfit at a discount department store, I nabbed it on clearance while they had an additional promotional sale and used a coupon code to save even more cash.
|Booties: Target (Available here)|
|Bracelets: Target and The Limited|
This outfit is made from a substantial fabric and has great quilting detail just like the higher priced inspiration.
I preferred this look with a sturdier shoe than the designer inspiration, so I added beige booties. A simple metallic necklace completed the look.
Earrings: The Limited
Are you inspired by designer fashion? On what items do you like to save and on what items will you splurge?
Do you have a fashion budget, and how do you work to stick to it?
For this top in another look, see here.