STEAL VS. SPLURGE DATE NIGHT LOOK

flat lay collage showing steal vs splurge date night look

Happy Monday Beauties! Even though the weekend just ended, there is no reason NOT to start planning your next date night, and we ladies know that starts with the outfit! Am I right?! If you’ve been with me on this journey for any length of time, then you know I always try to find a steal version of any designer splurge I fall in love with. I have to say, I’ve been SO impressed lately with the quality of my steal picks, I felt like I needed to do an entire side-by-side outfit comparison!

So, whether you are looking for an investment piece to round out your wardrobe or you are on the hunt for a steal of a deal, there is something for everyone in today’s blog post. Keep scrolling to see the key items for each outfit AND which version I prefer in this steal vs splurge date night look!

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SPLURGE ITEM || THE BALMAIN BLAZER:

The first aspect of this steal vs splurge date night look I want to talk about is the VERY important 3rd layer. This Balmain blazer has been in my closet for years, but you would think I just bought it yesterday based on its state. I always feel confident and chic when I include this piece in any look, and I’m sure you will too! I’m wearing a size zero in this designer splurge.

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STEAL ITEM || LILY SILK BLAZER:

If the designer version is a bit beyond your budget, no worries, this LilySilk blazer is the PERFECT dupe to the Balmain blazer. I honestly can’t get over the quality and the silk feels amazing on my skin. I personally think either option would elevate your date night look to the next level!

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SPLURGE ITEM || ALICE AND OLIVIA BUSTIER TOP:

The designer top in this steal vs splurge date night look is this edgy Alice & Olivia bustier top. You can pair it with a good pair of denim, a fabulous high-waisted skirt, or with a pair of trending leather cargo pants as I did here. I’m wearing an XS in this cropped leather top.

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STEAL ITEM || EXPRESS TOP:

The budget-friendly version I’ve picked is this faux leather corset top from Express. It has more of a sweetheart neckline and dainty, petite straps that lend a bit of a delicate vibe to this edgy style. I’m also wearing an XS in this affordable trend peice.

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SPLURGE PANTS || ALICE AND OLIVIA VEGAN LEATHER PANTS:

Cargo pants and faux leather are having a huge moment this fall and these vegan leather pants from Alice & Olivia incorporate the best of both trends! I’ve had a hard time finding cargo pants that don’t drown me in fabric and end up looking frumpy and these pants are a perfect balance. I’m wearing a size zero in these splurge bottoms.

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STEAL ITEM || EXPRESS FAUX LEATHER PANTS:

The steal version of these pants for this steal vs splurge date night look are by Express. I think these are a great option if you just aren’t feeling the cargo pant trend ( which is totally fine, by the way!) They are also faux leather and will definitely bring that “wow” factor to your next date night look.

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SPLURGE ITEM || PRADA BAG:

I always say that the 3 categories to focus your investment pieces are jackets, shoes, and of course accessories! In fact, I explain why in full detail in one of my recent YouTube videos you can watch here. This Prada bag is the perfect item to add a little bit of sparkle to your next date night look.

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STEAL ITEM || KURT KEIGER HANDBAG:

I love the steal bag in this steal vs splurge date night look because it has a different, but equally fabulous look to it than the designer item. It features a different shape and strap design, but still brings all that sparkle! It also comes with a much more reasonable price tag that your budget will love.

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SPLURGE NECKLACE BY SAINT LAURENT:

If you take a quick scroll through my LTK page, you will see that I literally wear this necklace on repeat, and with good reason! I love how it incorporates silver and gold tones, so the options for pairing matching accessories are endless. I can absolutely attest to the quality of this necklace since I have owned it for years, I wear it all the time and it still looks new.

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STEAL VERSION BY ALL SAINTS:

This steal version by All Saints is such a great dupe to the Saint Laurent necklace. In some situations, it’s really hard to tell the difference! If the designer version is out of your price range I can assure you, that you will be very happy with the steal version.

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XOXO, HEATHER

My mission is to empower women to look and feel confident. I hope through the different looks I create that I am able to inspire YOU to express yourself in a way that makes YOU feel good – on the inside and on the out. If you wear what you love and what you feel your best in your confidence will shine through and that is the best accessory a woman can wear! Every woman deserves to look and feel like the best versions of themselves, no matter what their age!

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