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    28 Things That Look More Expensive Than Their Price Tag

    Clothes, home decor, and accessories that are ballin' on a budget.

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    1. An off-the-shoulder V-neck blouse you can easily pair with your favorite pair of jeans for a sophisticated style sure to wow.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Reviewers do say it runs small, so size up.

    Promising review: "This blouse is so elegant! It fits well, but it runs a bit small/tight so ordering up the would ideal. It’s also versatile and the material is extremely soft. It has little stretch too but again. I would recommend it. The color is so nice too. I used it for a photoshoot, and it just popped!" —Gesselle Walters

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 20 colors and styles).

    2. A pencil cup to add some ~personality~ to your desk and give you a place to store your assortment of pens that end up all over your home.

    White cup with small black speckles and a nose and lips on the front with pens in it
    Anthropologie

    Get it from Anthropologie for $14.

    3. A minimalist watch with a leather-like band because it's ~time~ to upgrade your look without spending a huge chunk of change.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I ordered this watch not expecting to be blown away because, of the price. Boy, was I wrong! I immediately put on the watch as soon as I opened it up; it fits comfortably and the band wasn’t too small, which I was a little concerned about. I’ll definitely be looking to purchase other styles of this watch. Great buy, especially for the price!" —Jessica Kurry

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in seven colors).

    4. A set of oven mitts that'll give you a ~hand~ in getting hot things out of the oven *and* add some fun to your kitchen decor.

    Two oven mitts hanging on the wall with a light pink, orange, and mauve petal-like pattern on them
    Walmart

    Promising review: "I really needed new oven mitts. Mine were old and ugly and dingy. I kept them hidden in a drawer and would cringe every time I had to pull one out. Its one of those random things you don't really consider upgrading often, but I am so glad I did! This was a great price for two super cute, good quality oven mitts! I love my mitts! They look just like the photo." —Karliflower

    Get the set of two from Walmart for $12 (available in pink and orange).

    5. A floor lamp with a mid-century modern vibe that will actually add a ton of light to the room.

    Reviewer pic of the tall gold lamp with two circular bulbs coming out the side
    amazon.com

    I got this lamp when I moved into my apartment last year because I liked the style of it, but I ended up loving how much light it added to my living room (I only have one window that doesn't get much light through it). It was super easy to install and has a button to turn it on and off on the ground (so you can just step on it). It looks so chic, and people can't believe I got it for less than $100.

    Promising review: "I had my eye on the West Elm sphere and stem floor lamp, and then I came across this Brightech lamp on Instagram. It’s a fraction of the price of the West Elm one but the quality is great so far, and it looks expensive. I love it and would highly recommend it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99+ (available in brass and rose gold).

    6. A WOW-worthy cropped polka dot maxi skirt set you can style in so many ways, because you can wear the set together or with other pieces in your closet to give you a versatile look that's designer-worthy.

    Model wearing the two-piece set with a black pleated maxi skirt with white polka dots and a white crop top with puffed sleeves and rouches center with black polka dots
    Lilly's Kloset

    Lilly's Kloset is a Black woman-owned online boutique that has been bringing women fashion-forward clothing, shoes, and accessories since 2012. Their mission is to help dress women for their most memorable moments.

    Get it from Lilly's Kloset for $88 (available in sizes S-3X).

    7. A set of bubble water glasses to upgrade your drinkware and make you feel downright fancy when you drink orange juice in the morning.

    Set of glasses with small bubbles in the glass in clear, red, blue, and green
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These glasses are gorgeous. They feel solid, like they won’t break easily. They clean well in the dishwasher. They are on the smaller side, like a juice glass. But I knew this and bought three packs." —Tink

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $19.99.

    8. A flower cup jewelry stand so you can hang necklaces off the sides and keep your rings in the little flower cups. How genius is that???

    The gold jewelry holder with four stems with black and gold flower cups at the end
    HM

    Get it from H&M for $29.99.

    9. A chiffon kimono-inspired top that'll instantly dress up every tee-and-jeans outfit.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this wrap SO MUCH!! Every time I wear it, I get compliments. It drapes and flows, and the colors and design are elegant. I love that it is so versatile — I can wear it over a dress, and it looks FANTASTIC, or I can wear it with a pair of jeans or capris, and it is a novel combination. And I love that the compliments I get are not just that the wrap is beautiful, but that I look great in it — for plus size, that can feel hard to achieve sometimes, so just an extra added plus (mine is 4X). The fabric is sheer but not so sheer as to be overly delicate (I can wear it without worrying that anything I brush against will snag it.) Did I mention that I LOVE this?." —Karen P.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.29 (available in sizes S-5X and in 35 patterns and styles).

    10. A mason jar bulb wax warmer designed to look nice sitting on a table even when it's not lit and then give you the ambience and fragrance of a candle without the flame and soot once it's on.

    Clear Mason Jar with an Edison light bulb inside and wax melts on top of the lid
    Wicks Nola

    Wicks Nola is a Black woman-owned small business creating New Orleans-inspired candles and home fragrance from New Orleans, Louisiana since 2018. This wax warmer has an Edison style warming bulb inside that melts the wax and releases the fragrance.

    Get it from Wicks Nola on Etsy for $30.

    11. A one-shoulder sports bra so cute, it may just motivate you to get that next workout in ASAP, and then share a cute snap afterward.

    Reiviewer wearing the sports bra with cut out in the middle in white
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this sports bra so much ever since I got it! I wear it by itself in the gym for lifting and cardio because there's no way I'm hiding this beautiful number under a shirt. The removable padding is very firm, and the overall fit is snug and perfect. My boobs don't move at all. It makes me feel like a fitness model! I'm 32C for reference, and I got the smallest size. What you get for the price is awesome!" —Zoda

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in five colors).

    12. A ceramic side table people will probably thick you got from some fancy-schmancy boutique with a MUCH higher price tag on it. It's okay, your secret is safe with me!

    A side table with inverted semicircles and cylindrical pieces in black with white stripes down the sides
    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $139.

    13. A floral glass soap dispenser that'll look really nice sitting on your bathroom counter and make your home a little more eco-friendly because you can simply refill it every time you run out of soap.

    Clear glass soap dispenser with light pink and yellow flowers around the outside and a silver pump
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These were larger than I expected and quite beautiful. It looks more expensive than it is. I've had them now for more than a month, and am pleased with how well the dispenser works, and that it appears well made. I have two and put white soap in one and yellow soap in the other. They both look great with the flower design." —Isabeau22

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in five patterns).

    14. A jade gemstone gold necklace dainty enough to wear every single day without overpowering your outfit.

    Three necklaces with gold chains and cylinder-shaped jade gemstones in the middle
    Salt Water And Sea Stars

    Salt Water And Sea Stars is a small woman-owned business creating simple jewelry and customized styles from Tarpon Springs, Florida since 2015. This necklace is handmade and made to order.

    Promising review: "I love this little necklace! I haven't taken it off since I received it! It's light and subtle. I stopped wearing necklaces for a while because they'd get in the way, or get tangled, this I hardly even remember it's there most of the time!" —Kai Tortuga

    Get it from Salt Water And Sea Stars on Etsy for $30 (available in five lengths).

    15. A Bodum pour-over coffee maker made with heat-resistant borosilicate glass with a permanent filter inside to make a delicious cup of coffee that just might turn you into an even bigger coffee snob.

    The coffee maker with cork in the middle with coffee in it and a coffee cup next to it
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is super easy to use, makes a mean cup of joe, and is nowhere near the price of a Chemex. I use mine on a daily basis and would absolutely recommend this product to any of my coffee-loving friends." —Brad Lemons

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in four sizes and five styles).

    16. A pair of marble hoop earrings to help you make a ~statement~, and that statement is that you are a boss who doesn't mess around when it comes to style.

    Model wearing the square marble earrings with white, black, brown, and teal in them
    Cee Cee's Closet NYC

    Cee Cee's Closet NYC is a Black woman-owned business specializing in unique accessories handmade by artisans in Nigeria.

    Promising review: "They are so pretty, and I love how they look handmade because the color variations are not the same on both earrings! They look so good on me, and I can’t wait to get dressed up for no reason but to wear them. 😍" —Dani

    Get it from Cee Cee's Closet NYC for $20.

    17. Sheer mesh socks to take your outfit up a notch, add an interesting delicate detail, and cement your place as the biggest fashionista amongst your friends.

    Reviewer pic of four pairs of clear mesh socks laid out on the ground with black toes, heels, and edge with assorted patterns in black, including polka dots, vertical, and horizontal stripes and one pair with checks on the reviewer's feet
    amazon.com

    Promising review: I love these! I thought they'd be quite flimsy because of the sheer material, but they actually feel like real socks, and I've gotten SO many compliments on them! Haven't tried washing yet, but so far, LOTS of bang for my buck!" —Rachael

    Get a set of six pairs from Amazon for $10.99 (available in 33 styles).

    18. A planter you'll ~bee~ very happy putting your plant baby in to keep it healthy and safe.

    A white planter with illustrations of yellow bees all over it
    ModCloth

    Get it from ModCloth for $12.

    19. A circular velvet accent chair so beautiful, it might make you feel like you're royalty. Now all you need is a crown.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I got the pink chair. It is exactly like the site images. It is so comfortable and looks expensive! I was looking into buying a similar chair from a retail store that is 3x more expensive... but this one is such a great value and high quality." —M. Zacarias

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99 (available in nine colors and styles).

    20. A candle every-~body~ is going to think is so cool the second they see it and ask you where you got it from.

    Two white wax candles that look like the female body
    Love Leone

    Love Leone is a Black woman-owned business with candles, jewelry, and accessories that are handcrafted. This candle is made with 100% natural soy wax and is hand-poured in New York City.

    Get it from Love Leone for $19 (available in three colors).

    21. Geometric front-back earrings so simple yet stunning, you'll probably end up wearing them with every outfit you can.

    A gold circle on the front of the ear and a stick on the back
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love these earrings! They are light and stylish and cheap! I read some reviews about how they were so pointy and stabbed people's neck, and that IS NOT THE CASE at all. They aren’t even close to my neck unless I lay down or something. Great purchase!!!" —Kailee

    Get them from Amazon for $10.99.

    22. A floral wrap dress that'll help you ~wrap~ up any doubt that you have about cheap clothing not looking expensive. This dress proves that isn't true.

    Mid-length dress with v-neck wrap style, three-quarter sleeves, in tan with green, white, and brown flowers all over it
    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $25 (available in sizes 1X-3X).

    23. Square cat-eye sunglasses with 99% UVA/UVB sun protection, because you can have sunglasses that are both stylish and protective.

    Model wearing the sunglasses in black
    Mulberry & Grand

    Mulberry & Grand is a woman-founded boutique based in NYC offering statement jewelry, accessories, clothes, and more.

    Get it from Mulberry & Grand for $18 (available in five colors).

    24. Two metal wire flower vases so you can display the beautiful flowers you just had to pick up while you were at the grocery store.

    Two clear tubes with gold wire stand around them and flowers inside
    Amazon

    Get the set from Amazon for $20.98 (available in four sizes and in gold, black, and rose gold).

    25. A floral lace bralette you'll wear a ~bunch~ because it's comfortable and will make you feel super sexy.

    Model wearing the floral-lace style bralette in pink
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I had been searching for a cute lace bralette for a while. This one is great. It is so much better than others that are way more expensive and the lace is actually very beautiful and classy." —Mariana Flores

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in sizes 30A–40D and nine colors).

    26. A floral temporary tattoo people will probably just assume is real...until you swap it out for a new design next week.

    Big floral tattoo on the inside of a model's upper arm
    Tattoorary

    Tattoorary is a small woman-owned business specializing in beautiful vintage-and boho-inspired temporary tattoos. This tattoo is designed to last for two days up to a week.

    Get it from Tattoorary on Etsy for $8.

    27. A velvet V-neck cami you'll feel so ~smooth~ wearing, especially since you paid practically pennies for such a nice top.

    Reviewer wearing the v-neck tank top in velvet pink with a leather jacket draped over their shoulders
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "BUY THIS TOP. I have already re-purchased in many colors and made my friends do the same. It looks expensive and is so cute. Fits true to size." —Christanne

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 17 colors and patterns).

    28. A braided headband in the most beautiful jewel tones to add a pop of color to your look (and also keep the pesky hairs out of your face).

    A blue, pink, and yellow braided headband sitting on top of each other
    Fibs And Fables

    Fibs And Fables is a Black woman-owned business creating beautiful hair accessories for all. These headbands are sold individually and are made with satin.

    Get it from Fibs And Fables for $16 (available in purple, blue and yellow).

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