Janelle In Real Life: Budget Friendly Finds


Budget Friendly Finds

Hey friends! Today I want to show you some of my favorite fashion pieces right now! There are definitely some things that I'm loving that fall out of my price range though, and I think it's important to know that you can still get gorgeous pieces without spending your life savings. Here are a few of my favorite (although expensive) styles and their more affordable, but equally fabulous, counterparts!

The Ankle Strap Heel
Steven Madden

These are a seriously classic look! But with an $80 price tag, the Steven Madden's are a little on the expensive side.
Now take a look at these babies...

Charlotte Russe

These are $28.50! Much easier on the wallet, and still gorgeous.

Another style must-have these days seems to be J. Crew jewelry in its entirety. I'm sure you've seen the J. Crew fan fringe necklace, or the pave link bracelet floating around. Their jewelry is gorgeous! However, I have a problem spending $150 on a necklace... I just can't bring myself to do it. Luckily, there are so many affordable options out there to get the same stylish look without the heft price tag! 

The J. Crew Statement Jewelry

From top left to bottom right: one // two // three // four // five // six // seven // eight
I love all of these statement pieces and I feel much better about including them in my wardrobe for the "save" prices. You can get the same look for so much less!

Something that I've been shopping around for to include in my fall wardrobe is a moto leather jacket! I love the look.

The Moto Jacket

However, there's no possible way I would spend $500 on a jacket... no matter how amazing it may be. Fortunately for me, there are a few faux-leather options that have a very similar look!

This H&M faux-leather jacket is so great... and only $49.95! I definitely approve.

Booties are another thing I'm really wanting for fall! I found a pair of sam edelman booties while perusing the internet and I fell in love!

The Fringe Booties

left: Neiman Marcus right: Target
Unfortunately, at $160 I can't totally afford them. Along comes Target to save the day with look-a-likes that are a mere $34.99! Oh happy day. 

Have you had any great budget-friendly fashion finds lately? I'd love to know!

Also, don't forget to enter the Forever 21 Giveaway!


  1. Such good steals!!

  2. Wow, I love all of these picks. Seriously - exactly what I would find. In fact, we did splurge on those exact boots because the color and cut was perfect and they are comfortable, but haven't found a moto jacket yet. I'm definitely going to check out that one you found at H&M. Thank you so much for the tip!!!
    xo ~kim & chloe

    1. So glad you enjoyed my finds! I'm seriously dying over those boots, so perfect for fall!

  3. I love save/splurge posts. Such a good way to find great deals. I just bought that faux leather H&M jacket and I LOVE it! It's a great price for a really nice jacket.

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