They arrived yesterday (I got the grey embossed snake), and I can tell you that they are going to be my GO TO shoe for spring.
They are of course going to look great with cuffed jeans, skinny jeans, colored jeans, and shorts.
I’ve also been seeing similar shoes styled with casual sundresses, and I’m thinking I’ll be trying that look out too. Anyway, love ’em.
I’ll be featuring them on the blog next week!
I am so excited about today’s post! I have TONS of splurge vs. steal items to showcase today!!!!!
And who doesn’t love a great deal?!?!?
Sometimes having the “real” thing is important to people, and sometimes it isn’t.
Most of the time it doesn’t really matter to me. I won’t say it never does (because I’ve learned to never say never thankyouverymuch), but most of the time I just want an item to look good and I don’t really care if it’s “real”.
You girls have loved my 2 previous Splurge vs. Steal posts, and I hope you feel the same about this one! If you are new to the blog and want to see the first 2:
Click HERE for a great cognac tote (the spring version has the inside in a pretty aqua!)
It’s only $48, and you can click HERE if you want to see the entire post.
Click for HERE for one of my favorite necklaces of all times.
Click HERE for the necklace post in it’s entirety.
And THESE were never officially labeled a splurge vs. steal, but they should have been, because they are SUPER close to the Kate Spade large studs, at a fraction of the price!
And today, I’m bringing you 4 more AWESOME Splurge vs. Steal ideas!
Let’s get started!
My favorite is definitely “c”.
And guess what? It’s the cheapest too! Cool Beans! (That ones for you Jill.) 🙂
I have a large studded Rebecca Minkoff crossbody that I got 2 years ago at Christmas that I adore. I never put it in posts, because every single time I do people go crazy for it, and I can’t find a similar one to link to (and the original has been sold out for 2 years).
After talking about crossbody bags in a previous post a couple of weeks ago, I found out that many of you are fans of small crossbody bags (I prefer mine to be large).
Well, I found this next one in the junior’s department at Nordstrom!
I apologize for the lighting (it was all weird in the dressing room that day), but I still think you get a good idea for the overall look and size.
Every so often Amy at Accessory Concierge (Hi Amy!) will contact me to see if there is anything on their site that I’m interested in trying out and reviewing for y’all. I don’t always take her up on it, but HOLY COW I did this time. I got a pair of earrings, 2 bracelets, and 2 scarves.
The awesome ladies over at Accessory Concierge (Thank You Amy and others!) decided to give us a
20% OFF CODE!
So, pretty much we are talking straight up highway robbery today girls!
Use the code PTMTJAN to receive 20% OFF your ENTIRE ORDER from Accessory Concierge!!!!
Let’s start out with the most worn bracelet in my closet.
Hands Down. No Contest.
I wear it almost every day.
Sometimes I wear it on it’s own with my watch. Sometimes it’s stacked with lots of other bracelets.
It’s my spikey bracelet (and I know lots of you already have it)! But today I have a similar one for you at a seriously reduced priced.
Stella and Dot renegade bracelet HERE / Accessory Concierge spiky stretch bracelet HERE
*And remember, it’s an additional 20% OFF with the code PTMTJAN*
I know they look exactly the same in the above picture, but there are a couple of differences.
The main difference is that the Accessory Concierge version is a little bit bigger.
The spikes appear to be the same size, but the bracelet fits a little bit more loosely on my wrist. I prefer the tighter fit of the Stella and Dot bracelet, but for 1/2 the price, I’m thinking you can deal with the fact that it’s just a tiny bit looser! The little sparkly balls are also a little bit different, but to be honest, I can’t articulate why they are different. They just are a tiny bit different. Somehow.
How’s that for being helpful and descriptive?
It’s a wonderful little bracelet!
Accessory Concierge spiky bracelet HERE
The A.C. bracelet is on the right. See how it’s a bit longer?
Now, I have super small wrists, which is why I prefer the Stella and Dot version. But if you don’t have tiny wrists, you might even prefer the Accessory Concierge version.
In my opinion, this spiky bracelet is such a great bracelet to have and it adds a lot of pazzazz to an outfit with very little effort. (They have it in silver too!)
I’m guessing that there are a lot of you out there who already have the Stella and Dot version in one color that will end up getting the other color today!
I have a couple more Accessory Concierge Splurge Vs. Steal items for you, but I also want to remind you of some of my other favorite Accessory Concierge pieces you have seen me wear in the past (that are still available)! I know when there’s a 20% OFF code you might want to take advantage with items I’ve highlighted previously also!
As soon as I got this next bracelet, I photographed it, and then I promptly put it back in the box and dropped it off on Manda’s front porch. Our girl is FIGHTING and she needed some jewelry. 🙂
The Fight Like a Girl bracelet is temporarily unavailable, but will be available again Monday (just not with the discount).
But the ushion cut bracelet is available HERE.
Isn’t it GORGEOUS?
Seriously, couldn’t love it more if I tried. If you’re a regular reader of the blog, you know I wear this bracelet constantly also. It’s big and chunky and fun.
And one of my favorite (and definitely one of the most unique) necklaces in my closet is also from Accessory Concierge. I’m telling ya, they know what they are doing over there!
Pink Quartz necklace c/o Accessory Concierge HERE.
Cushion Cut bracelet c/o Accessory Concierge HERE.
These next earrings have a real vintage-y feel to them and could totally be paired with a little black dress, or like I did with a casual tunic and leggings!
earrings c/o Accessory Concierge HERE
And one last picture that you already saw a couple of months ago that has
3 items from Accessory Concierge in it:
Cushion Cut Bracelet c/o HERE /
Arrowhead earrings c/o HERE (and in a gorgeous rose quarts HERE)/
Kimberly look-alike c/o HERE
Okay, let’s do another Splurge vs. Steal! And this one is a doozy!
Are you guys familiar with the Cartier LOVE bracelet?
See the real deal HERE, and try not to choke on your breakfast, because it’s $6600.
Um, say it with me girls, NOT IN THE BUDGET.
Well, the Accessory Concierge version is only $25 (plus 20% OFF this weekend with the code)!
A few important points about this bracelet- it is stainless steel, so there will be no tarnishing over time. The quality is amazing. It’s pretty much an exact replica of the real deal. And Amy told me that all of the girls over at A.C. wear theirs in the shower, etc, and it never dulls.
Click HERE for the A.C. Love bracelet!
If you have a large wrist, this bracelet might not be for you. It’s more oval shaped than circle, and it fits close.
And Girls…..it would be so smart for you to think of all of the above jewelry in terms of gifts so you can fully take advantage of the 20% OFF PTMTJAN code!
Do you have birthdays of friends, moms, sisters coming up?
What about Valentine’s Day presents for your kid’s teacher?
Or heck……forward this to your man for Valentine’s Day gifts for yourself!
Or better yet, buy what you want and then tell your hubby what he bought you for Valentine’s Day.
I promise you, he’ll be appreciative. 🙂
Okay, so we are done with the jewelry for the day, but we can’t talk about Accessory Concierge without talking about their awesome scarves.
I did an entire post about them in my Cardigans and Scarves (The Perfect Pairing) post found HERE.
Many of you bought a blanket scarf after reading that post. If you haven’t seen the post yet, you should totally hop over and take a look!
I’ve received tons of e-mails from you ladies about your blanket scarves, and I’ve found out that blanket scarves are quite polarizing!
People either LOVE THEM or they HATE them.
If you love them, good for you!
But for those of you that are feeling overwhelmed by your scarves, I’ve got an easy little trick for you today! And the only thing needed is a pair of scissors.
And maybe a little bit of courage.
Just fold your scarf in half (into a triangular shape), and cut it into 2 triangles.
By doing this, it drastically reduces the bulk around your neck, but you still get the volume and the super cute styling of a blanket scarf.
You still get ALL OF THE BELLS AND WHISTLES OF A BLANKET SCARF LOOK,
but you don’t have to deal with all of the bulk!
White and Blue Plaid Scarf c/o Accessory Concierge found HERE
(The picture on the far left is of the big blanket scarf, and the two on the right are after the scarf has been cut in half!) Share the other side with a best friend, a mom, a sister, whomever!
That’s all I did.
As my 6 year old would say, “Easy Peasy Lemon Squezy”.
Whatever the heck that means.
I ended up cutting up the black one they sent me to.
I’m not sure if the pictures fully capture the reduction in bulk, but it’s amazing!
And it’s still JUST AS CUTE!
Blanket Scarves all over America are about to be cut up in 3….2……1……
Click HERE for the black plaid scarf.
And remember you can click HERE for my blanket scarf tutorial. Even when the scarf is 1/2 the size, I still used the exact same method to tie it!
One more Splurge vs. Steal!
You guys know I wear my Gorjana hoops all the time (found HERE), but Accessory Concierge now has a similar pair for $20!
If push came to shove, I would have to stay I still like my Gorjana’s the best (I like how they are perfectly round), but THESE are fabulous too……and they are 1/3 of the price (+20% OFF this weekend!) I love how they are simple, yet they really make a statement because of their size!
Click HERE for the A.C. hoop earrings.
The arrows are pointing to the other Accessory Concierge pieces on my jewelry board:
arrowhead earrings HERE / vintage looking earrings HERE / drusy necklace HERE
And don’t forget girls:
Don’t forget to use the code PTMTJAN to receive 20% OFF your ENTIRE ORDER from Accessory Concierge!!!!
Here’s a review of the 3 items highlighted for Splurge vs. Steal!
And here are some other items from A.C. that I didn’t necessarily mention in the post, but I would love to have in my own closet!
I’ve got one more favorite to share with y’all before the weekend!
Faceook followers got a sneak peak on Wednesday night, but this sweater is now 40% OFF!
I love the flouncy bottom layer, and look how cute the back is! It’s $39.90 right now and has 16/18
5 STAR REVIEWS!
Click HERE for the layered sweater!
And I didn’t know this when I originally posted the sale on Facebook on Wednesday night, but there’s also a plus-sized option! SO CUTE! Click HERE.
Now, before you go…..
I tell you how much weight I’ve lost so far, what I’m doing for exercise, and examples of what I’m eating! I’m hoping that many of you will join up with me!
Have a wonderful weekend everybody!