It’s a very hot topic these days; splurge or steal? Sometimes something is worth the splurge; an investment piece is exactly that, an investment. But sometimes, most of the time, we can’t afford to buy every splurge we want. Well, that’s where the steal comes into play. I am in no way encouraging stealing, merely the idea of finding a cheaper alternative to the lust worthy Alexander Wang boots you’ve been eyeing. “Well Gabriela, how can we find such a heavenly alternative” you may be asking yourself. Not to fret, my fashionistas, I have got your back. I have gathered both splurge and steal versions of some of my favorite styles of the season in my favorite color, black. What else would you expect for “Witching Hour Wednesday”?? Click through for all the links!
All black through this life and the next. That may as well be my motto. Anyway, if you’re in the mood to splurge, click the image above and you will find links to all the items. I love this lipstick and bag and cape and everything and maybe one day I will be able to buy all of it. Alas, today is not that day, but a girl can still dream right?! I love mixing textures with bright gold accents to create excitement in a monochromatic look.
Sexy and slick black boots are my weakness. I am still obsessing over Das Boot from Unif’s collection a year ago. And of course, these Alexander Wang and Topshop boots as well.
I’m a shoe girl, but I think I am even more of a purse girl. Well, I think it’s pretty tied. But I LOVE purses and bags, especially when they are big and have spikes and can double as weapons.
Hurrah! Alas! Beautiful pieces FOR UNDER $50! You’re all welcome, I accept monetary donations as well as hugs and kisses as payment for my elaborate search for these wonderful treasures. Anyway, it may be hard finding a cape that’s relatively cheap if you want a true, thick, structured style cape. If there’s one piece I would invest on in this outfit it would be the cape; it will last you seasons and seasons and is worth the money. These Topshop leather leggings are actually the ones I have and I am OBSESSED with them.I actually even did a mini yoga class with my friend in them the other day, inversions, sun salutations, arm balances and all and they were comfortable and didn’t rip or stretch AT ALL. I love them, you can buy them at Nordstrom if you’re not in NYC or Europe and don’t feel like ordering them online.
I can’t get over these boots either. Again, all under $50, I may actually cry from excitement (although my wallet may not). I love boots that make me feel like I could kick someone and still look good doing it.
Purses, in my book, can swing between being a splurge or steal, depending on the piece and how well you know your steal. I love Zara purses because they tend to be good quality and they look super high fashion while still being relatively affordable. Forever 21 has cute purses but they’re definitely not good quality. H&M is also brilliant for purses, and they are pretty good quality as well. Again, all the purses above are steals, and hence, under $50!
Anyway, this could probably double as a macabre gift guide of sorts.
What are you splurging/stealing this holiday season?