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Crystal Clear

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Clearly, lucite has made a comeback… and I’m really diggin’ it, esp. in the form of accessories and home decor. Its crisp and clean, goes with everything, and forces you to be uber organized.

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There’s nothing cuter than a clear clutch and I’m kind of dying to get my hands on one… literally. This CC Skye one with the rose gold accents is to-die, right? However, $300+ on something that’s bound to be a passing trend is kind of unjustifiable IMHO. I mean, yes… it’s perfect for girls night out, but it’s not going to be your everyday bag. This little Nasty Gal gem is equally as cute and won’t break the bank.

So what do you guys think? Would you splurge on the real or save with the steal…? The choice is clear, if you ask me!

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FASH Friday: Spend vs. Save

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[Top: Tom Ford Carrie Oversized Round Sunglasses // Bottom: Capsule 2.1 by FXII Matte Round Sunglasses]

 

I’ll admit it… I’m a total fashion monger. I follow trends, even lust over them… but I just can’t bring myself to drop an entire paycheck on one item. I totally believe in quality over quantity, but not always when it comes to fashion.

I definitely think that there are times when it’s completely appropriate to splurge [good wine, a timeless handbag, jewelry you will pass down to your kids one day, organic produce lol…] but I am more likely to save.

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That being said… I absolutely love sunglasses [especially giant, oversized, incognito style sunnies] and probably own over 50 pairs… it’s a problem. Some of them are designer and some of them are dirt cheap, but I find it doesn’t really matter. As long as I am shielded from the sun and looking cute while doing so I’m a happy girl.

I figure I have enough to worry about in life… don’t we all? So I don’t need to add losing, breaking, scratching, sitting on, stepping on, and ruining expensive sunnies to the list. I have been wearing the heck out of these bad boys as of late and I’ve gotta say… they are one of my fav pairs. The fact that they cost just shy of eight dollars and look basically identical to these other sexy shades doesn’t hurt.

So what do you think? When it comes to sunglasses do you prefer to spend or save?

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