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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Splurge vs. Save: Statement Coat

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Now that the temperatures are beginning to drop {and will hopefully be staying this way!} it's time to start thinking about coats. Since it's not terribly cold yet, I like to focus more on the "cuteness" factor of the coat, as opposed to the warmth factor. As far as cute coats go, I can't think of a better piece than a statement coat, of the leopard variety, of course. And since I haven't shared a splurge vs. save post in awhile, I wanted to talk about styling a statement coat at any budget.
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Styling a statement coat, or piece for that matter, can sometimes be tricky. Since it is such a loud and in your face piece {you are making a statement after all!} it's important to highlight it, not take away from it by choosing other not so basic pieces. As for the leopard jacket, black with touches of gold are always a safe combination that won't detract from the coat. I do, however, always love to add a pop of color with lipstick and nail polish. The red in both looks adds to the statement factor of the coat, and red, black and leopard is always a classic combination! If the bold lip isn't your thing, a nude or beige lip color would also look fabulous.

When it comes to comparing the splurge and save looks, I definitely have a few favorite finds. The splurge sunglasses are priced at almost $450, while the save sunglasses are currently on sale for $22! The save statement earrings are almost an identical match for the Kendra Scott splurge earrings, except they are about $50 less. Last, but certainly not least, the handbag comparison. I truly could not believe how similar the two bags were when I first found them, yet not so similar in price. The splurge handbag comes in at almost $900 while the save is only $48! 

How do you like to style a statement coat? What are some of your favorites from the splurge vs. save items? Have a wonderful Wednesday, friends!

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SHOP SPLURGE




SHOP SAVE

23 comments:

  1. It's amazing what a great job you did finding the great save options for everything in your outfits, but especially that coat!! I would splurge on a great coat if it meant I could wear it for many years to come and with this one I could totally see that! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. Wow! You did an amazing job finding the save matches on these items! Some of them are so identical it's unbelievable! I think that leopard coat would be such a great item to own this winter.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  3. You always do so good at this Rachel, how you find all the saves is beyond me! That's the thing, I love some of the expensive sunglasses like Karen walker but with sunglasses you really can't tell much of a difference as they make such cool saves now! Those coats are amazing and so are you! Happy Wednesday!

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  4. I love both options! For only $22 those sunglasses are a major savings!

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  5. This is such a great post!!! That that leopard coat for the budget-friendly chick is AMAZING! Love the style tips!


    xx,
    Lauren
    FashionablyLo

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  6. This is SUCH a great post!! Thanks for sharing the steals!! xo
    http://publiclivessecretrecipes.com/2016/10/where-to-eat-milk-jar-cookies.html

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  7. I love my leopard coat! And honestly I like your "save" coat better than the "splurge"! You did a great job piecing together the two looks!
    x0x0 Caroline http://thecarolove.com/

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  8. Last winter I seriously had my eye on a leopard coat and now I want one again! The "save" option is so adorable and super chic!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  9. Those leopard coats are amazing! And loving that TB watch!! The splurge belt looks almost exactly like the save, what a deal! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  10. Great options! I love a statement coat. I actually have a leopard trench, and I think it might be my oldest item of clothing. So classic!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  11. Yess, I am all about the save option. Such a gorgeous coat!

    Enclothed Cognition

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  12. Oh that leopard coat is so fantastic!!

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  13. I love all those picks! That leopard coat is so fabulous! I love it so much! You always have such fantastic picks!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  14. You did such a good job at finding affordable alternatives. I think the coat in the save side is prettier and looks more flattering.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  15. I love your save option! The leopard print jacket is a must! I'm totally obsessed!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  16. I found a leopard coat almost 9 years ago and to this day it's still one of my favorite coats! Can't go wrong with leopard!!
    xx
    Laura
    www.sequinsatbreakfast.com

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  17. Wow, both sets look nearly identical, it's hard to tell the difference between which is the save and splurge; you did such a great job selecting alternatives! I couldn't agree more, I LOVE the combination of leopard, black, gold, and a bold red lip, so chic and glam! Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you're having the best day so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  18. I'm finding myself loving leopard print more and more, and I love how you styled this one! Sometimes it's just too expensive, and you have to go with the save items, like those sunglasses! So pretty, but I don't know if I could spend $450 on sunglasses!

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  19. These items are absolutely gorgeous! Great options! =)


    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  20. Strangely I find myself liking the budget picks more than the luxury ones! That H&M leopard coat is just fabulous! x

    www.aimeroseblog.com

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  21. What amazing splurge and save! I am obsessed with that leopard coat! I cant believe its from H&M!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  22. You nailed it with this one!! Wow! I'm all for the save!

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