I want to preface this post with some disclaimers because I know that the topic and sale of designer dupes is controversial. There are varying opinions on this and as such I made sure to include dupes (pieces that are inspired by designer items, but have altered the logo) as well as actual knockoffs, like the Louis Vuitton Neverfull included below. I will let y’all decide on what is right and wrong 🙂
I personally prefer investing in one or two designer pieces because I believe that you get what you pay for, but I have definitely purchased dupes in the past when it came to trendier items or things that I was on the fence over. I also have a handful of sunglasses that are dupes (including the $10 Karen Walker Super Dupers below) that I bring on vacation, to the beach, or out on the lake so I don’t have to worry about losing them!
Happy Monday, y’all! I hope you had a great weekend, avoided pinches, and drank a ton of green beer. Jeremy and I spent the day brewery hopping in Greenville followed by pizza at one of our favorite spots. Thank goodness for the carb loading because I was honestly shocked I was able to get up and get to work without much struggle this morning! Which is great because I have a ton to do this week, including finishing up my taxes (which are such a pleasure when you run your own business).
But before I finish up, I wanted to share a few things with you. First of all, if you loved these super popular wedges last year but didn’t love the price tag then Target has come to the rescue. They duped the wedges in four colors for only $34! I already owned the Nordstrom pair in cognac, so I snagged the blush suede version for Spring.
Onto this adorable monogrammed tote… I am thrilled that so many of y’all love it as much as I do! I have been using it as a work bag and just slip a Neverfull organizer I found on Amazon into it which works like a dream! Well, I have had my eye on another bag from Shop I Love Jewelry – a Gucci leather backpack dupe – that’s been sold out forever. Good news, loves! It’s back in stock! You can use code cortney15 to get 15% off anything you purchased from SILJ 🙂 This is another favorite that I currently have in my cart.
Last thing – this dress is starting to sell out and I didn’t want you guys to miss it because it is such a staple piece I can see myself wearing year-round. For sizing reference, I am size 5’4 and long-waisted and the length of the medium is great on me. I also stumbled upon this ruffled version that is available in all sizes and as sweet as can be!
If you guys watch my Instagram Stories, then you know that I have been furiously hunting for a full face of drugstore makeup that rivals my high end. Well y’all, I’m excited to say that it’s MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. And I have to be honest… I have had so much fun testing out all of these products and I have been blown away in the process by discovering how far the drugstore has come. So I have rounded up every holy grail, use-it-every-day product below and all you have to do is click on the graphic to shop them.
To be clear, if a drugstore product is listed below it means that I firmly believe that it performs equal to – if not better than – its high end counterpart. I even added hearts next to products that blew me away!
Before you get to shopping, a couple things to note – if you are going to try one thing from this post, make it Wet n Wild’s Photo Focus Foundation. It is only $5 and life-changing! I HAVE to try its stick version too because I think it’ll be perfect for touch-ups throughout the day. Also when it comes to concealer, I feel like I have tried a ton looking for a good dupe to Shape Tape and I can’t believe that NYX did it. But do not get Can’t Stop Won’t Stop confused with their HD concealer because CSWS is MUCH more full coverage and hydrating. And finally, if you decide to try the amazing $2.99 liquid eyeliner by Essence, make sure to get the waterproof version. It will make achieving winged liner a breeze.