Good morning, friends. First and foremost I want to thank everyone who joined the conversation on Instagram. We had an open and honest discussion about grief and I was so touched by the comments. Hearing your own stories was very special. Today I am introducing a new series that I hope you will find very helpful. Your husbands might love it even more because it’s all about saving your money. Here is Volume 1 of Pay This, Not That.
I plan on sharing great options for higher end products. While you may notice a difference in quality when you choose not to go super high-end, sometimes it doesn’t matter at all. Nor would anyone know the difference. And more money left in the bank is always a good thing. Let’s get to it.
First up is this gorgeous ring chandelier. Yes, the $1889 version is more substantial looking because of the wider ring. But for $140 I am willing to take a chance on this baby. I ordered it yesterday for our master bedroom. I’m so excited for it to arrive.
Gasp. This beautiful Park and Oak design stops me in my tracks every time. I love every detail. Find the $140 version here.
THE KISMET RUG
Adore this rug. I am toying with adding this amount of color to our loft space. Navy and pink are gorgeous together. While the Caitlin Wilson rug is fantastic, my wallet says yes to the $400 version. That is a huge cost savings and by the time you style the space and bring in furniture it’s the overall look that counts. I am all about saving and splurging in a room but this may have to be the save item.
Always loved seeing this pop of navy and pink in Rachel Parcell’s kitchen. Love this color combination so much.
I have always loved these chairs. Williams-Sonoma has gorgeous pieces and these chairs are no exception. But Living Spaces (a west coast store) sure does a fantastic job with the dupes. We bought two of these for our master bedroom and LOVE them. Very comfy and they look great. At half the price it was a huge savings. And they are almost identical.
We are still working on this space but have two of these chairs in our sitting area and love them. You can see more of our bedroom progress here.
For a savings of $260, I will take my version over the high-priced pair any day.
Every time I wear these flats someone asks me where they are from. Will they last forever? Probably not at $29 but they are comfy and cute. And they aren’t $289! See more of this look here.
REBECCA MINKOFF BAG
So this is actually the same exact Rebecca Minkoff bag in both shots. I just found it at this store for less! Gotta love a savings of over $125 for the exact same handbag.
Was this helpful? Feel free to leave a comment letting me know something you are looking for and maybe I can find you a great price.
I absolutely love this post. There’s nothing I love more than finding a great bargain – without sacrificing the look I’m striving for. My home and wardrobe are such a mix of high and low and it shows that, with planning and creativity, you can get great looks for less. And, if I’ve spent less to begin with, I feel less guilty when I get the itch to switch things out down the road. Look forward to future posts in this series.
Yes to all of this! My home and closet are the same. I think we have always been a big fan of mixing high and low. And you are right, so fun and easier to switch up a few things down the road if we haven’t spent a fortune on them and they can go to a new home. So happy to hear you are excited about this series. Thank you for letting me know.
Kim Poper says
Love this post. The link for the affordable chandelier is going to the expensive version.
Thank you, Kim. You are so right. I apologize. I just fixed it.
Dianna Noeth says
I love this new series, thank YOU!! So many great bloggers post the cutest stuff and when I follow the link that “cute” top or casual dress was $170, honestly I do splurge but would never pay that much for an everyday item. Its always nice to find a “dup” that won’t break the bank. My home/closet is a mix of high’s and lows and there are deals to be had that are just as nice. I look forward to seeing more of these.
Thank you again!
I am the same exact way. I have a mix of high and low in our home and in my closet. Just depends on what the item is. So happy you are up for this series. I’ll keep searching for great finds.
I think this is a great series. I went mostly high end when doing a reno on my home. It was important to me that I bought things I loved and would remain timeless. But, in some of the small decor items I’ve looked for the less expensive version. When buying clothes, unless it’s a classic, I like to find an inexpensive copy. Keep them coming, Courteney!
Yes!!! Great to spend money when you know it is timeless and well made. Couldn’t agree more. But for the smaller or more trendy items I agree. All about spending less. Than there isn’t that oh no feeling if you want to switch it up down the road, too.
Stephanie Halbert says
This is awesome! How do you go about finding the look a likes?
Well, I wish I had a secret method but it comes down to hours of searching online. But worth it if it saves us all some money.
Enjoyed this post a lot. I think your link to the less expensive light fixture is wrong, though. It keeps taking me to the higher priced one.
Eeeek. You are absolutely right. I fixed it. So sorry about that. Thank you for letting me know.
Caitlin King says
Love this series!!! Also, just found that rug for $309 on Rugs USA!
Girl that’s incredible!!!! Such a great rug.
I love this series! I think we all enjoy getting a very similar look for less at times! Thank you for sharing this post with us! Enjoy your afternoon.
You are so welcome. Nothing better than feeling like you saved yourself some money, right?!
Nice post! When I was remodeling, I found near identical items from Restoration Hardware (bath console) and Pottery Barn (mirrors/lighting) at Home Depot! It was a great surprise. It is really worth a little effort to save a lot of money. Thanks for sharing these ideas.
That’s incredible! I need to go check out Home Depot. Thank for letting me know.
Such great finds!! Thank you for sharing this. I love all the picks:)
Thank you so much! It was fun to put together.
Brenda Hichborn says
I bought those shoes when you first showed them. They are so cute!
Oh that’s awesome. I love when I hear from readers about pieces they end up liking. I really love those shoes, too. And I don’t wear flats very often. Thanks for letting me know.
Love all the newer types of posts you’ve been giving us! Especially loved this one and contemplating picking up a few of these items. Thank you!
Thank you, Linda. That means so much. Makes me so happy to hear you are enjoying the posts and that they are helpful. Enjoy your weekend.
Such a great series!!
Thanks, friend. Loving your house progress. Give us more!
Love this post – l’m always looking for a bargain so that I don’t feel so guilty if I want to switch things up down the road.
Yes! Especially if I think it’s a trendy item. I am willing to spend more for the classics but love to switch things up, too. Thank you for letting me know.
Stephanie Harris says
Yes, to this series! One of my favorite things is getting the look for less!
Yay! Thrilled to know this will be useful for you. I feel the same way.
Lisa Connelly says
My favorite type of post!
Sole Ravendo says
Thank you for this new series! Love it!
Love this series! Keep it coming!