Splurge vs. Save : White

Written by Julie Weinstein

Happy Friday, guys! We’re so excited because today we’re introducing a new series : splurge vs. save. We thought it would be a fun one to kick off during the summer, and we hope you love it. Of course, it’s not necessarily something new; there are plenty of these types of posts out there. However, we’ve spent lots and lots of time finding some of our very favorite picks, searching far and wide, and we’ve kept it to a small amount of items so we can talk about each one and why they are favorites of ours.

As always, we would love to hear your feedback. We want to know if you like it, don’t like it, have any suggestions, what you’d like featured in future installments, and so on!

We decided the first installment would be on a favorite summer color : white. There are so many beautiful white items out there, all perfect for the season ahead.


Below you’ll find seven items, each with a more expensive option (splurge) and a more affordable option (save). As you know, you can simply click the item you’re interested in to be taken to the retailer’s website or you can click the direct link below. Enjoy!

Off-the-shoulder dress :

As Carrie mentioned before, a LWD is of utmost importance in your spring and summer wardrobe. These options are on trend, versatile, and both have fabulous sleeve details. / Splurge – La Petite Robe di Chiara Boni off-the-shoulder dress,  Save – ASOS off-the-shoulder dress

Espadrille platform sneakers :

These are one of the hottest shoe styles out right now. It combines the beloved fashion sneaker and the espadrille, which is always a summer essential. They’re not only comfortable, but add a bit of a fun, unexpected element to any look. / Splurge – Rag & Bone leather espadrille platform sneaker, Save – Pace espadrille platform sneakers

Feminine blouse :

Of course, it goes without saying, a white blouse is not only a summer must have, but really a year round essential. From the bell sleeves to the peasant style and tiered look, the blouses are beautiful and can be worn with just about anything. / Splurge – Alexis Vida split neck peasant blouse, Save – Tiered bell sleeve blouse

Shoulder bag :

Now is the time to bring out the white bags. I love these because they are small (but not too small), can be worn cross body, and the silver hardware is perfect with the stark white color. / Splurge – Proenza Schouler Hava matte python shoulder bag, Save – MAB camera bag

Panama hat :

The look of a panama hat is effortless and downright cool. It’s functional (always protect your skin from the sun!) and stylish. Whether on the beach or boat or running errands around town and off to brunch, throw it on before you head out the door. / Splurge – Rag & Bone straw panama hat, Save – J.Crew panama hat

Jean jacket :

I live in my denim jacket. Even though it’s incredibly humid and hot here in Houston, it’s freezing pretty much everywhere you go. And my denim jacket has been my go-to. And I love it in white. It brightens up any outfit, and the distressed detail on both of these adds an instant edge factor. / Splurge – J Brand Harlow fallen destruct jean jacket, Save – H&M trashed denim jacket

Crochet / embroidered blouse :

Aside from a more basic white blouse, you’ll also want a dressier one for nights out. Think crochet or embroidered. Both these styles have such gorgeous details where very little jewelry is needed because the blouses will speak for themselves. / Splurge – Jonathan Simkhai crochet-embroidered blouson-sleeve top, Save – Crochet high neck ruffle top

In Closing

We hope you enjoyed the first in our Splurge vs. Save series! Again, we would love to hear your feedback. And let us know which white piece you’re eyeing. Have a great weekend and be sure to check back tomorrow for the weekend edition!


Graphics by Ashley Cardoza


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One comment

  1. Bella B says:

    Such a great post! I always love to save money when I can.

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