Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Bargain Bandwagon



I will admit that I jump on the trend bandwagon every now and then. This week I purchased an owl ring, key necklace and boyfriend watch, all of which have been summer staples for months. I usually get over trends in five minutes, so paying $25 for all three is perfect. Getting a deal always feels amazing, and Target was the go to store for my boyfriend watch. I've been eying the Michael Kors equivalent that is insanely popular this season, but I wasn't willing to pay $250. I was thrilled when I found a good match for $14.99. The best part is that I can easily move on to the next "time trend" guilt free!



I was at a wholesale jewerly show with Auntie on Monday and was excited to find my owl ring for $4 and key necklace for $6.



How do you determine a splurge from a bargain?

40 comments:

  1. All three of these are great!! I love the owl ring, so fun. Reminds me of Harry Potter, haha

    For me I will splurge on handbags, well tailored coats (especially winter coats--an absolute must in Chicago) and my hair. I wear my hair everyday so I spend the $ for the salon visits and products. I'm very iffy on trendy jewelry and shirts because there's a reason they're trends. They will be ugly as sin next season!

    And I don't care if Ugg boots are the most revolting things on the planet. I will always buy them because they are insanely comfortable and keep my toes extra warm during the winter!

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  2. ahh! You know I love a good bargain as well and you've hit the jackpot with these pieces! The key looks so much like the tiffany's one we all know and love :) I tire of statement accessories pretty quickly so I don't usually splurge on this kinda stuff - but I do like to splurge on shoes and handbags - which can often take me from season to season ♥

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  3. that's great! i've been wanting to buy a michael kors watch too! :D

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  4. Nice bargain shopping! I think the ring and necklace are good things to buy at bargain prices because they are a bit faddish, but save them for your ids and they will come back around and be treasures. Something I always splurge on is bras! Can't go cheap on those babies.

    Rachael

    p.s. Be sure to check my giveaway when you get the chance.

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  5. That watch is my ADDICTION. I wear it almost every day -- granted, I did buy it in both gold and silver! It's the one I gave away last week for my anniversary!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blgospot.com

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  6. i pretty much only shop at forever 21 and h&m and if its somewhere else i only buy it on sale. especially urban outfitters cause EVERYTHING eventaully goes on sale

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  7. If it's a bargain I ALWAYS feel good about admitting to how much it cost me. If anyone compliments or mentions the item and the first thing out of my mouth is "It was on sale!" or "It was only $4.99" I know it was a bargain.

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  8. Wow! That is so cool! All for $25! =D
    I really love the owl ring!

    +Thank you for your comment! =D

    *X* following! ^^

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  9. Those are good deals and they look like good stuff, not cheap. Nice!

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  10. I'm soooo jealous of the necklace, I love it so much!!!

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  11. Very nice shopping...Well done...darling I am so jealous of your key necklace:)Awww so pretty:)

    Kisses and hugs, my lovely

    Ps: I am having a really great GIVEAWAY later on today…hint?(something you can wear) so please join in !!!!

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  12. You found some great items! I always say a splurge should be something classic, that you will wear for years to come. A steal should be something trendy that won't stay in style for long. :)

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  13. Great finds! What a unique and interesting ring. I love it. Hmmmmm I think in general I spend more on classics but less on trendy pieces.
    naina

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  14. I love the key necklace! Reminds me of the Tiffany ones (:

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  15. CUTE!!!!!!!! Love everything on this post!!! And all for $25?? Can't beat that!!

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  16. That owl ring is awesome, Marcie! And so are the watch and key necklace. I've been jumping on the owl trend lately too (I actually have a post in my drafts about owls that I haven't yet finished). I try to splurge on items of good quality that I think will be timeless. I love the owl and key trend, but I can't imagine wearing an owl necklace in a few years, so I figure I'll just go for bargain owl items. :)

    xo
    Valerie

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  17. What a great deal on that watch!!!

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  18. Wow thats are nice:x
    the ring is amazing

    xoxo

    http://thebrunettecocktail.blogspot.com

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  19. Everything with owls is making me go awwwww, I love the owl trend right now but I've always had cute owls hanging in my room or apartment. Just loving it more now:)

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  20. I like how smart you've been with following three trends! $25 for three items? Jackpot!:D

    http://allthingsmarie.blogspot.com/
    Beauty. Fashion. Interior Design.
    & Life According to Marie.

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  21. I live for bargains! Splurging is ok now and then too. It's just important not to get carried away. Did you say target?? I love their jewelry, you can't go wrong with anything unique and $4. The owl ring is superb!

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  22. OMG! You got some great bargains! I love everything you got. I am all about fashion on the cheap. Forever 21, Marshalls, and outlet stores are my best friends ; )

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  23. Thank you so much, Marcie, I've been looking for a knockoff of the boyfriend watch! I am so going there now, you rock! It's good to bargain on trends, they won't be around long! XO!

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  24. cheap trends are really cool!!as you said you can easily dump one and move to the other!!you defibately had a bargain and not a splurge!!keep it that way!

    http://fashionablylonely.blogspot.com/

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  25. I love bargains - I mean who doesn't!! Even if you spend lots of money on stuff - a bargain, is still a bargain and your finds were defintely bargains!! AMAZING and OMG - the watch!! Can I just say that I want it!!!

    XOXO
    Kiki

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  26. possibly one of the best bargains i've heard in a while! great finds! i'm jealous.

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  27. that watch is adorable!
    i really want one
    also that owl ring is too cute :)

    thanks for the lovely comment on my blog :)
    http://vintageaurora.blogspot.com/
    xoxo

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  28. I am all about bargain ... I rarely buy anything at full price... its so easy to be fashionable for less. Love the watch!

    Giveaway on my blog, check it out :)
    xx
    Jessie
    http://87life.blogspot.com

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  29. i'm so behind on the comments marcie....too much going on over here. ugh

    anyway - you hit the jackpot. big time!! $14 for the watch? how amazing is that??

    and the other two pieces are so darling. congrats to you! your first picture made me smile. those little owls are adorable.

    xoxo,
    carrie

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  30. Wow! Great finds...the watch is truly awesome sauce!

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  31. Ok...I love owls and definitely will be looking for a ring like that! Not sure I could find one as cute for only $4! And I WANT that watch! Good finds :)

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  32. awesome finds!! I just got the michael kors watch for my birthday this weekend!
    love your blog! xo
    hercurrentobsession.blogspot.com

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  33. Awesome buys Marcie, and such bargains too. Here in Australia even the cheap things arent that cheap anymore.

    Enjoy your new goodies xx

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  34. Great buys! I love owls. Those rings are so cute! I think you found some great bargains too!

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  35. I definitely with you on keeping the o-so-trendy stuff on a tight budget! They are just as cute and trendy but you don't feel bad if they are so-over a few months later :)

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  36. A splurge is when you feel guilty yet 'good' about your purchase. For example, when Beli was born I purchased a small white diamond ring. It was a splurge but I knew that one day when she is older it will be her special gift from her mami and I will take great pride in saying, 'this ring is as old as you are!"
    Unfortunately here in Croatia, there are hardly any bargains I'm lucky if I can buy a shirt for under 20 dollars and call it a good deal.

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