Do you ever find yourself mindlessly scrolling on Instagram when you land on your favorite influencer’s page? They’re always flawless but also have a bag, shoes, or the entire outfit that you instantly decide you MUST have. So in just a few minutes and a few clicks you’ve found the “it” bag on the brand’s website. Here’s where I’m going to pretend you’re like me -“$800?!!”. Suddenly, I have all the sense in the world again and I know for certain the world will keep spinning while I keep on using the number of other bags I’ve already paid for.
To get to the point of this post, I’m sharing how with a little determination you can find what you’re looking for in your budget. I’ll start with a recent example. My all time favorite Influencer (Matilda Djerf) posted two different accessories that I drooled over. One was a pair of Anine Bing sunglasses listed for $179 and the other was a vintage Fendi summer tote and I can only imagine what this cost. Let me just show you.
I won’t share with you the insane amount of time spent thinking about this bag and pair of sunglasses. So my next best option was to find a dupe. If you don’t use Poshmark, hopefully you will. I’ve been able to find sold out things I didn’t buy in time or closet staples I already bought but had ruined or wore into the ground.
Now to show you what I found. Please mind I’m obviously not going to get a duplicate Fendi, so I had to take what I loved about the bag and try to find the same look. I searched for a mesh bag (the mesh was what drew me to it) and I found the cutest bag from Zara (major fan) for $13 on Poshmark! So me being me, I offered $10 for it and she accepted. I think its my obsession with clothes and accessories that makes me relentless.
Now onto the sunglasses. I had a harder time with these. I did search Poshmark first but didn’t find anyone selling the same or similar style to Anine Bing’s. Google is my best friend btw, give me a few good detailed searches and eventually I will find what I’m looking for. I landed on the dream pair. $9.99 at H&M they come in two colors. I ordered the black but am truly considering getting the olive. They are classic and basically everything. I’m obsessed.
I feel like social media does make us feel inadequate sometimes if we don’t have the latest and greatest. But there is always a way around it and you don’t have to spend a fortune to have nice things. Just determination.
Until next time babes -Court