Buy This - Not That: January Edition

It's time to play...say it with me now...Buy This, Not That! (applause in background)

Here are a few items that caught my eye recently and their waaaaaay more affordable dopplegangers. So gather round, ye vixens of the interwebs, and enjoy some morning window shopping.

Gianvito Rossi "Osaka" Knee Boot ($927)  vs.  Ivanka Trump "Sarena" Over-the-Knee Dress Boot (ON SALE NOW for $111.30!)

Sonia Kashuk Eye Shadow Quad in "Fair and Square" ($13.69)  vs.  Tom Ford Eye Color Quad ($96.92)

Dannijo Tessie Ear Jacket ($245)  vs.  Mariposa Ear Jackets ($32)

Lookbook Black Sequined Leggings ($29)  vs.  Juicy Couture Sequined Leggings ($138)

Mason Martin Margiela Wool Pullover ($815)  vs.  Metallic Pleat-Back Pullover in Gold/Bronze ($59)

Gum Drop Strand ($48)  vs. J.Crew Crystal Venus Flytrap Necklace ($98)

Rise and Shine Turtleneck Sweater Dress in Light Gray ($78)  vs.  Joie Sweater Dress in Gray ($226)


  1. great picks! the sweater dress is my favorite! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  2. You are a genius, Leslie! Thank you for sharing your bargin shopping tips!

  3. I looove every single color in that eye shadow quad! I might have to get myself one... Love these picks, I think I need to do some shopping :)
    - Leslie

  4. Love that gumdrop necklace - it's been on my wishlist for a while now:) And that eye shadow? What a bargain compared to the Tom Ford one! In fact, loving all your picks this month. You always do a great job finding deals and steals:)

  5. I am swooning big time over those Ivanka Trump boots...and personally, I think they're cuter than the high end version!

  6. I absolutely love Sonia Kashuk's eyeshadows. I bought a six color neutral matte palette to replace my Naked Too palette. The shadows go on nicely with only a teeny bit of fall out. Great pigmentation and they don't crease (I do use a primer).

    And while I don't think this 52 year old is going to be wearing over the knee boots, the Buy This version is much cuter than the high end. Love the heel on it!

  7. I had no idea that Tom Ford eyeshadow was almost 100 dollars! I'm definitely going to make a trip to Target for the Sonia Kashuk one. ;) Love these finds!

    Hope you and your sweet brand new baby and family are doing well!

  8. Here is the thing i discovered about most things Tom Ford....they are sometimes worth the money. Now, for real, I own only his perfume. but there is a reason it is so expensive: he uses more oils and less alcohol than typical perfumes and it lasts longer and smells like nothing i have ever smelled. i haven't tried his cosmetics but i wonder....then again, let's be honest, is he in my budget? heck no, girl!


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