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    34 Inexpensive Things That Might Trick People Into Thinking You’re Fancier Than You Actually Are

    Bougie home decor, clothing items, organizational products, and more that are all under $50.

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    1. A set of amber soap dispensers because nothing screams "I HAVE A LOT OF MONEY" like sleek nonlabeled soap dispensers, even if you got the soap inside from CVS with your 40% off coupon.

    The bottles with black pumps on a bathroom counter

    2. A faux leather button-up shacket in a neutral color that will instantly dress up your favorite white tee and jeans. You'll look so classy, people will just assume you got it from a fancy boutique.

    model wearing the taupe shacket with pockets on each side of the chest

    3. A flat outlet plug to help you eliminate the clutter and eyesores in the mess of cords around your plugs, because it's the small details such as these that really make a big difference in your home.

    reviewer showing a before and after of a plug coming out from behind a dresser and then being hidden with the flat outlet plug

    4. A Baggu reusable bag that folds up so small so you can slip it in your bag and then have it ready when you buy something at the store. Not only will you be reducing your plastic waste but you'll also feel much fancier walking around with it over your shoulder.

    5. A maxi cutout dress I'm pretty sure is guaranteed to make your confidence level shoot up the second you put this on. And when you're radiating confidence, you'll feel like a gd superstar, trust me.

    reviewer wearing the tan colored dress

    6. gold watering can and mister you can not only use to water your plants, but then leave out after you're done as a chic piece of decor. Plus, you'll never have to admit to your friends that you used to water your plants with a boring old cup. 

    Promising review: "This watering can is so easy to use, and it holds a lot more water than you would think by the size. I also love the cap that comes on the end of the spout — a great way to avoid spills!! Appreciate the pretty mister that comes with it, too. Both look very nice on the shelf where I house my plants in front of a window." —MC Phillips

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in three colors).

    7. A Béis seatback organizer that keeps all your in-flight essentials (e.g., phone, e-reader, magazines, etc.) in the pocket so you'll feel like you're in first class, even if you're in the last row right next to the bathroom. 

    beige pocket with spaces for different spots for phone, iPad, passport, sunglasses, and more
    Béis

    The seat-back pocket on a plane is great and all, but with all the random magazines and other items, your stuff can get lost. This little thing has a hidden magnetic closure, an interior zip pocket, and four slip pockets to keep your essentials, such as your beloved lip balm, close to you and ready for whenever you need them.

    Promising review: "This is the perfect travel accessory I never knew I needed! I’m a travel dork that likes to get all situated and prepared for a long flight. I need my lip gloss and hand lotion in close reach at all times. And now hand sanitizer and wipes as well. All of the little pockets are great. Besides those items, I also packed my Kindle, ear buds, phone, moisturizer, and pens for our customs forms (because ultimately there’s going to be someone around you that forgot their pen!). No more reaching into the seat back pocket and finding someone’s melted chocolate wrapper, gum or dirty tissue. No more phone falling through a rip in the pocket. Every travel nerd needs this!!" —Shelby D.  

    Get it from Béis for $24 (originally $34; available in black and beige).

    8. An embellished mesh sleeve bodycon dress you can pull out when you need something that will make you look (and feel) absolutely stunning. No matter if it's a wedding, party, or just a date night, you'll feel like a shinning star in this dress.

    9. An acrylic earring stand here to give you a place to store all your earrings instead of just leaving them in a big pile on your dresser. Not only will it be super easy to find the exact pair you're looking for, but it will also serve as a piece of decor in your bedroom.

    The displays

    10. A satin pajama set that'll not only make you feel like a Real Housewife when you wear them, but also help keep you cool in the summer so you can sleep better and not wake up in the middle of the night sweating.

    reviewer wearing the pajamas in red

    11. dried floral arrangement so you have pretty flowers forever, and you don't have to keep buying new ones at the store. This is perfect for anyone who loves the look of flowers but hates the fact they have to keep buying them week after week. 

    the rustic dried arrangement in an amber vase
    Everlasting Lil Things / Etsy

    BTW — Everlasting Lil Things is a Los Angeles-based shop that turns dried wild flowers into jewelry, hair accessories, bridal bouquets, and even boutonnières. 

    Promising review: "This dried flower arrangement is absolutely perfect! It is so beautiful and everything came packaged so well. I only wish I had ordered more! I can't wait to place another order. The shop owner even wrote a handwritten card, such a special touch! Incredible shop!!! Thank you :)" —lchicken

    Get it from Everlasting Lil Things for $27.

    12. A wine stain-removing spray so you can enjoy your girls' nights drinking wine and watching The Bachelor without fear that someone will ruin your couch or carpet. You'll basically have Oliva Pope-level confidence because you'll know if you do spill, there will be no ~scandal~ and the spray will get the stain out, leaving no trace it was ever there.

    13. Garage magnets meant to make your current garage door look like a fancy-schmancy carriage door without having to spend a buttload of money replacing the darn thing.

    14. A Diamond Dazzle Stik here to transform your ring. It doesn't matter how big your diamond is because when it's this clean and clear, it will look nicer than it ever has.

    15. An oversized houndstooth knitted sweater vest destined to be the star of your wardrobe as you show your friends just how much of a fashionista you are. Pair it with a buttondown, turtleneck, or even a long-sleeved T-shirt and jeans for a chic look that's so on trend.

    reviewer wearing the sweater vest in the cream color

    16. A CovoBox made to look like a stack of books, but it's actually hollow on the inside, so you can use it to cover your Wi-Fi router that's awkward sitting out. Say goodbye to clutter and hello to beautiful (and functional) decor.

    before and after showing how what looks like a bunch of gold and tan books actually hides a wifi box and Alexa device

    17. And a TV cord cover to disguise the cables that are visible under your wall-mounted TV. The cover will blend in with the wall and make it seem like the cords aren't there at all. And that, my friends, is fancy-people magic.

    18. An oversized T-shirt and biker short set for a monochromatic look sure to give the Kardashians a run for their money. What's that? You don't need to spend $100 for a comfy and chic lounge outfit?!? Amazing!

    19. Some simple yet sleek spice and pantry labels you can put on glass jars to completely streamline your kitchen and make it feel like The Home Edit was there.

    Glass jars of different sizes with square white labels saying what inside each one
    Real + Vibrant / Etsy

    BTW — Real And Vibrant is a small woman-owned business. When cook and author Sapana Chandra was looking for a way to organizer her spice drawer, she just decided to create her own durable, beautiful, and modern labels. She's been selling them on Etsy since 2020. This bundle has labels for both spices and pantry items — you can see what is included in each set in the description for the item. And if there are labels not included that you're interested in you can always custom order the spices or pantry labels you need.

    Promising review: "These labels are beyond my expectation! I'm totally in love with the way they look. My pantry looks so organized and modern. I’m in love and will definitely purchase from this shop again!!" —Sandra Yzaguirre

    Get the set from Real + Vibrant on Etsy for $30.00+ (available in 20-, 40-, or 80-packs for both spice and pantry sets, plus in four sizes for spices, and three sizes for pantry).

    20. A set of black foil playing cards for sure to impress your friends when you have them over for a game night. Just be sure to practice your shuffling skills to make it seem like you were an extra in Ocean's 11.

    image of reviewer holding the Joyoldelf cards fanned out in their hand

    21. A set of porcelain serving bowls you can use to create Insta-worthy salads, bowls, or even pastas. Just be prepared for your friends to slide into your DMs and ask you where you got the beautiful bowls from. 

    model holding one pink dish with salad in it with another one holding apples in it below it
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I wish I'd have bought these years ago. Having a dinner salad has always been a choice of cramming it into a bowl or having it fall off a plate. With these, that issue is solved and, as a bonus, things like pasta are much easier to serve and eat. They are very well made and heavy." —CNorris

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $29.99 (available in two colors).

    22. A ruffled backless flowy dress you can wear to every bridal shower, engagement party, or even wedding you have coming up on your calendar. Nobody will know you got this stunner of a dress on the good 'ole Amazon.

    The dress in white and green

    23. A set of tall jars with cork tops you'll actually want to take up your precious counter space because they will be an interesting way to hold so many different items in your kitchen. We're talking pasta, sugar, flour, even Nespresso pods — and look über stylish while doing it!

    The set of four jars in different heights and cork ball tops
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This looks really nice in person. The size is perfect for sugar, salt, coffee and pastas. I love it, it make my kitchen look more professional haha. The ball cover design is cute too. The glass feels strong enough not to break but also not too heavy to hole with one hand. Over all great product. I would buy it again." —Song

    Get the set of four from Amazon for $32.99

    24. An underwire bodysuit giving me big Boss energy, even if you're just the boss of your own life. This style with basically any bottom is sure to be a 10/10.

    reviewer wearing the black corset bodysuit
    reviewer wearing the black bodysuit with jeans

    Promising review: "I purchased this bodysuit to wear to a concert and didn’t think I would ever wear it again, but I was PLEASANTLY shocked with how amazing it turned out. I have a larger bust but a smaller waist so I ordered a small, the fit was perfect. The straps adjust really well and everyone LOVED my outfit." —Hope Perkins

    Get it from Amazon for $21.88 (available in women's sizes S–XL and in 12 colors).

    25. A set of heel caps so you don't have to completely change your outfit idea when you realize the wedding you have coming up is outside — put these caps on your heel, and you'll be able to walk in the grass no problem. Everyone will be so impressed with you.

    plastic flower-shaped cap on stiletto heel keeping it from sinking into gravel
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I just tried these last weekend at an outdoor wedding with an indoor reception. They were amazing! I kept them on all night. First, I walked outside in thick grass, and the wedding photos were taken in a mushy grassy area. I didn't sink even a little bit. It was fantastic. My heels were fabulous. I then decided to leave them on for the rest of the night since they made my heels more stable and comfortable. So glad I tried them. I was showing them off to the other ladies, and everyone loved the look of them." —J. L. Dossey

    Get a pair on Amazon for $9.99 (available in four sizes).

    26. A wooden egg holder because even the inside of your refrigerator deserves to look good — plus as an added bonus, you'll know exactly how many eggs you have left, so you won't get all excited to make cookies, only to realize the carton is empty. Isn't that just one of the worst discoveries, ever?

    A model grabbing an egg from the wooden holder which can hold 18 eggs
    Amazon

    Promising review: "We love this egg holder. We have seven hens and a wide range of egg sizes — all of them look beautiful in this." —smiely

    Get it from Amazon for $16.90.

    27. A Revlon cream eyeshadow reviewers swear stays in place all day and doesn't fall on your face, so it looks like you got your makeup done by a professional when really it was just you ~winging~ it in your bathroom.

    Five columns of the different colors of Revlon cream eyeshadow

    28. A wine decanter you can pour your bottle of wine in (even if it's a cheap one) to make it feel like you're enjoying the bottle at a 5-star restaurant. And bonus: it will aerate the wine and make it taste even better.

    reviewer image of the u-shaped glass decanter with one side thicker than the other and wine at the bottom of it

    29. Or an attachable wine aerator that'll aerate the wine as it comes out of the bottle, meaning your guests will have no idea when it comes to the actual price of the bottle.

    A model pours red wine into a wine glass using the TenTen wine aerator

    30. A set of nail wraps to transform your nails in a matter of minutes. These wraps go on easy and stay on long, so it will seem like you got a super fancy manicure with a super high price tag.

    the press on nails wraps

    31. A silicone placemat in neutral colors with small details because not every single thing you buy for your child has to stick out like a sore thumb in your home. These will match your decor *and* protect your table from the mess of food that does not make it into your child's mouth during dinner.

    32. A vintage-style bustier top you can wear under a blazer or even over a turtleneck for a super stylish look that will leave people shook when you tell them how little you paid for it.

    33. Some velvet slipcovers to completely transform the ragged old couch into something that looks brand spanking new (and oh-so-chic). Plus, the slipcover comes with straps to keep it in place so you don't have to futz with it all the time.

    Reviewer before/after of their couch with the pink velvet slip added. The after pic shows couches that look brand new and completely different.

    34. A set of elevated cat bowls made to be angle to reduce neck strain in your cat. The wide style of the bowls also prevent whisker fatigue and the stainless steel mean these bowls will look chic as hell in your home. Yes, it's totally okay to spoil your princess with these bowls.

    Promising review: "I love this bowl unit. The tilt angle is adjustable so depending what angle you insert, it could be flat, slightly angle to extremely angled. Its level for my cat. It also looks fancy. I highly recommend this product." —Berta Fernandes Barbosa

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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