Lipgloss and Lace
October 23rd, 2017

Sweater: VICI | Pants: H&M | Heels: Zara | Glasses: Forever 21 | Bag: Calvin KleinΒ 

Not gonna lie – I wish I had all the money in the world to never have to look at a price tag again, or save for something that I really wanted. Don’t we all, right? The truth is, while I would love to have a closet full of designer duds, I am more than happy shopping at H&M, Topshop or my favorite – Zara, for the majority of my wardrobe. The trick is to make sure you’re buying the right kinds of pieces and caring for them properly , so no one would ever guess how little you paid. Below, I’m going piece by piece of this look to show you how to do just that!

* Sweater ($52) – Fabric selection is key. Tweed, cotton and linen often look expensive even if they’re not. The one-shoulder detail most definitely elevates the look of this sweater too.

* Pleather Pants ($17.99) – Go for texture. Even the best real leather has a certain grainy texture, and so do good fakes. Nothing gives away faux leather faster than a smooth texture.

* Bag ($103.60) – When picking out a handbag, stick to simple bags with little hardware and design since those are generally giveaways to a budget price. A simple satchel is classic and discreet.

* Shoes ($59.90) – Beading and other embellishments can make a shoe look more expensive. Zara is AMAZING for pieces like these! This pair was under $60!

* Sunglasses ($28) – No one would ever know that these glasses were under $30. Gold-tone metal frames always give sunglasses an expensive appearance and is a trend seen in designer glasses.Β 

Hope you ladies find these tips helpful! And thanks as always for reading!Β 


46 responses to “Luxe for Less”

  1. Ruth says:

    Okay I love these shoes. The detail is so perfect and so great for fall! I also have to budget but I think that anyone no matter the budget can look amazing!

  2. Omg these shoes are amazing! I love love them. And you are so cute I can stand it! Love you girlie

  3. Meagan says:

    Great tips! I’m a huge H&M shopper and starting to get back into Zara as well. I’ve been eyeing the same faux leather pants you’re wearing! πŸ˜‰


  4. mahryska says:

    such a chic look! and your shoes are gorgeous!!
    kisses from the sandpit ❀︎

  5. MONICA SORS says:

    You look amazing!! this sweater looks so comfy!!
    MΓ³nica Sors

  6. Rachel says:

    Love this post, Shauna! These shoes are just gorgeous, can’t believe they are from Zara! You are so right about Zara’s pieces: those embellishments really make the shoes look more expensive. Hope you guys had a great weekend and have a great start to the week!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  7. Andrea says:

    You look so fabulous snd sophisticated!! That sweater is so Fall sweet and those shoes have be gaga!! Great outfit on the greatest gal!! Happy Monday babe!! May it be an awesome week for you!!

  8. Kelsey&Kenecha says:

    Love that sweater, how cozy! Super cute shoes too πŸ™‚


  9. Katherine says:

    So cute! I’m all about a good dupe or a steal! This whole outfit is perfection!

    Katherine |

  10. Kelly R says:

    I LOVE this off-the-shoulder sweater! It’s so cozy and you look so chic! Zara totally does have the best statement shoes!

    Rosy Outlook

  11. sophie says:

    Your sweater is so beautiful.I love the shoes too.

  12. Samantha says:

    Such a cute outfit! Love that cozy white sweater! So chic!

  13. katelyn says:

    such a good idea!! you always have such unique pieces–totally loving your shoes especially!-Katelyn/

  14. Nina says:

    You look so cute in this white one-shoulder sweater, love the shoes too.

    Nina’s Style Blog

  15. Kate says:

    Gorgeous as always! Great tips regarding faux leather, I need to upgrade my “shiny” pair <3
    Green Fashionista

  16. Courtney says:

    That outfit looks so comfy! I love that sweater.

  17. Amy says:

    Definitely a reality for me! Great pieces at great price points.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  18. Laura says:

    WOW!!! So in love with this look and even more in love with the prices!!!

    Black Coffee Beautiful

  19. Love all these pieces and they all look so expensive. You look adorable in your top and I adore those shoes!

    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  20. Kristin says:

    I’ve had my eye on the Spanx faux leather leggings, but the high price tag has always kept me from buying. Yours look so nice I thought they were the expensive kind! They are definitely luxe for less!

  21. The shoes are so cute though! Love to find luxurious pieces to a cheaper price, the way to do it haha! Xx

  22. Deena says:

    I’m the same- I have expensive taste but there are some good pieces that aren’t

  23. Oh, I’m loving that sweater. Too cute- and comfy looking!


  24. Brittany says:

    Girl I am right there with ya!! Any deals and steals I can get my hands on make me a happy girl! This sweater is so perfect for fall… I love how you styled it with the leather pants!

    Brittany πŸ™‚

  25. Falasha says:

    Those shoes are perfect! I love Zara as well for great statement items and I really do love their shoes.

    xoxo Falasha
    Bite My Fashion
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  26. realy..! you are look so gorgeous & love yours shose.& stunning pictures.. πŸ™‚

  27. Elise says:

    I too wish I had all the money in the world to buy fun things, but I love H&M and Zara, etc. Girl, You know I love a chunky off the shoulder sweater, this is gorgeous and those heels are showstoppers!! Gorgeous!

    xx, Elise

  28. amy says:

    You look absolutely stunning! I LOVE this sweater and how you did your hair. Great tips too for the budget conscious shopper! I couldn’t agree more!

  29. Ashley says:

    I’m totally with you- especially for trendy pieces that pop up for a season; why spend all your hard-earned cash on a one thing, when you can score several at a discount? You look so cute here, lady- and those shoes are EVERYTHING.

    Le Stylo Rouge

  30. Lyndi says:

    This off shoulder sweater is so chic on you!!
    Perfect for Fall before it gets too cold!


  31. HARA says:

    Girl, your outfit is amazing!!

    Hara |

  32. Ada says:

    You look like a million bucks with pieces that didn’t break the bank. I love all those stores you mentioned and your tips. So true about the faux leather leggings. They just opened a Zara in Michigan and it is kind of far away from me, but man I can see myself spending money there. Love the gorgeous mustard gold pumps!

  33. Laura says:

    Great tips! I just love those heels! They are amazing!

  34. Jana says:

    That sweater is perfect! I love the off the shoulder look and the yellow heels! #hearteyes xo Jana |

  35. Jana says:

    That sweater is perfect! I love the off the shoulder look and the yellow heels! #hearteyes xo Jana |

  36. Liz says:

    Those gold beaded shoes are so gorgeous – adds a great POP to the outfit

    Lizzie | Takeoffs & Landings

  37. So gorgeous! I love your sweater and your heels are so cute

    Edwige | h

  38. Such a perfect fall look, I love everything about it! The cut of the sweater is so flattering and pairs fantastically with the chic pleather leggings, too beautiful!

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

  39. Virginia says:

    Great tips Shauna! I wish Zara were closer! I need to check them out more frequently. Those shoes are gorgeous!

    More to Mrs. E

  40. What a cool sweater I love it ! It looks so so so soft !
    Plume d’AurΓ©

  41. Love this fun and cozy look Shauna! Those shoes are awesome. I am a huge Zara fan myself!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

  42. Jessica says:

    Shauna, love that off shoulder sweater. The shoes are fierce too!

    Jessica |

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