Save vs Spend

It’s the classic shopping conundrum: should you get the high ticket item or the more budget friendly item?

Loves, our shopping (and shopping techniques) are complex, personal, and (for me) vary item to item.
(Don’t worry, I’m working on a series about how I shop) In general, I think that if it’s a high ticket item you love and no other item will you, you should save up for it (or find it for cheap down the road). However, if it’s not a MUST have, there are always more affordable options.

The truth is, you can always get what you want. Maybe not the exact item, but a really close second. Then the question goes back to you: should you save or spend?

Below I’m listing some of the items that I love and their more affordable options. I would love to have your input. Save or Spend?


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We all know that I consider swimwear regular wear, and it’s a staple in my summer wardrobe. I recently fell in love with this top
Investment Piece: Spend or Save
You can shop it here.
Not TOO expensive. But then I found this version:
Investment Piece: Spend or Save
For less than half the price. (You can shop it here)
Should I spend or save?

Summer Dresses
I’m a fan of dresses (clearly), especially in the summer when the temps skyrocket. This summer I love the smocked numbers, and really fell for this number:
Investment Piece: Spend or Save
I haven’t pulled the trigger yet, but you can here. However, I also found this blue plaid number:
Investment Piece: Spend or Save
You could pull that trigger here
Do I really need the smocking? Spend or save?

I’m a shoe lover. And anything that is unique, is a juxtaposition, or is different, I especially love.
Just like these:
Investment Piece: Spend or Save
(Get yours here)
A quick search led me to these, at less than half:
Investment Piece: Spend or Save
(These are available here)

I think I know if I should spend or save on that one, but would still love your input!

And if you want to shop all items:

Again, I would love to know: should I spend or save? What’s your shopping strategy?

A personal note: we’re coming back with outfit posts! Life has been a little nutty lately with some sickness(I’m better!), my mom had surgery (she’s doing great), and a lot. Instagram has my OOTD and outfit posts return this week. In fact, as you read this I may be on a shoot! In the meantime, I hope you’re enjoying shopping and summer as much as I am! Thank you for being a part of this community!