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    28 Things Under $20 That Totally Don't Look Like They Are

    Sometimes $20 goes a long way.

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    1. A macrame plant hanging shelf you'll want to have ~hanging~ around your home because it will help you add a nice touch of greenery to your space.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is PERFECT AND EVERYTHING I WANTED AND MORE. Legit. It is beyond sturdy, stays in place, looks so beautiful every time I see it. It is probably one of the best things I’ve bought online. It looks so much more expensive than what I paid for it. It serves its purpose well, and I get compliments and questions on it all the time when guests come over. If you were thinking about getting this, definitely do it!" —cottoncandyblizzard

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    2. A layered necklace set to make people think you're really good at picking out simple necklaces that look good together even though you just have to throw these on and head out the door.

    Etsy

    Get it from ChokerAndLongLayered on Etsy for $11.44 (available in silver and gold brass under $20).

    3. A bullet glass everyone will want a ~shot~ at drinking out of because it is THAT cool.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This glass is very well-made and stylish! It's survived the dishwasher a few times, but I usually hand wash it to preserve the finish on the bullet. If it tarnishes, I imagine a bit of brass-o on a toothbrush will do the trick." —Lorraine Renee

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    4. A pair of acrylic resin earrings to give you #BigEarringEnergy without giving you #EmptyWalletEnergy (which is the dream TBH).

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I LOVE THESE SO MUCH. I WISH I COULD BUY THEM ALL!!! I definitely recommend to everyone giving these earrings a shot. You'll thank me later!! SO worth the price!" —Jackie Hardee

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in 14 styles all under $20).

    5. A femme wall hanging so you not only have a place to store some of your jewelry. but also just a nice piece of decor on your wall.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18.

    6. A set of pearl hairpins to up your hair accessory game. These are so much better than the hair clips you had to wear in grade school when you decided to finally grow out your bangs and needed to find some way to keep those little suckers out of your face.

    amazon.com, danielle habash / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "These hair clips are beautiful and well done. They're just as described, good quality, beautiful pearls. They look more expensive than they are." —Carmen alvarez

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $5.99.

    7. A bedside carafe with a lid that magically turns into a glass – put it in your guest room so your friends think you're way fancier than you actually are.

    Anthropologie

    Get it from Anthropologie for $18.

    8. Some clip-in hair extensions to give you Rapunzel-like hair without waiting an eternity for it to grow that long itself.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Omg! If I could rate this higher, I would! Buy it now, you won’t regret it. Especially for such an incredible price! I bought it for a costume for Halloween, but it’s nice enough quality to use for date nights or whatever! And I have used clip-in extensions for 10 years, and I have never used synthetic until now, and I am amazed. Thanks for such a great product! I’m ordering another for backups or to lend my sister right after I finish this review!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four lengths and 32 colors).

    9. A three-piece vase set so you have a place to display those flowers you impulsively bought at Trader Joe's because they were just so beautiful and cheap.

    CB2

    Promising review: "This trio of white vases is gorgeous! I wasn't sure how they would look in person, but as soon as I pulled them from the box, I loved them. They're different sizes and texture. Perfect for any room! I love them!" —tweetjill22

    Get it from CB2 for $14.95.

    10. A leopard wrap skirt for when you want to get a little ~wild~, and by "~wild~," I mean switch up your regular jeans and a sweater look this fall.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is an absolutely gorgeous wrap skirt! I love it! It’s flowy enough to move but isn’t completely thin. Great material, great for dressing up or dressing down! I purchased a medium (I’m 5’0, 125 lbs), and it was a bit loose, but I just tied it up a little tighter on the waist! Super cute wrap skirt!" —Elaine @thecraftymomster

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

    11. A set of decorative hooks you'll be ~hooked~ on so fast, you might order more immediately and turn your home into a really cool modern art exhibit.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these. They are very good quality wall hooks!!! They match my daughter's bedroom perfectly. And they were very easy to install!! They are heavy duty and not lightweight. They will hold up well to my 5 year old! I may do an entire wall in these hooks they are so cute!! Oh, and the colors are exactly as shown too!" —Amy W.

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $14.99.

    12. A sloth planter for when you're had a rough day and are just ~hanging in there~...because as soon as you see this little guy, he'll make you feel slow much better.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "This planter is a nice size and very sturdy. It was a lot larger than expected, so it can fit a good-sized plant inside." —Mariano11

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18.

    13. A snakeskin belt purse you can put the essentials in (Phone. Keys. Wallet.) while you're on vacation when you really don't need to be lugging around a big bag full of crumpled up receipts.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I went to Paris last week and this was perfect. It's a good size, fits your phone (I have an 8+), keys, passport and lipstick (gotta look good), and some chocolates you find along the way. Not only is it majorly stylish, but it's sturdy, and you feel safe with your belongings close by." —Marina F.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (Available in six styles).

    14. A metallic knit dress you'll rock at every holiday party you'll be invited to this year and then probably New Year's Eve, too (because you'll look ah-mazing in it).

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $14.90 (available in sizes S-L and in silver and gold).

    15. A catchall tray so cute and simple you might not even want to put anything on it and just use it as decor. It's really up to you!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I absolutely adore this little tray! I didn’t expect it to be as heavy as it is. The quality definitely surpassed my expectations. So beautiful!" —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in 12 styles).

    16. A beaded sweater that'll be a ~pearly~ good addition to your fall and winter wardrobe, trust me.

    HM

    Get it from H&M for $19.99 (available in sizes XS-XL and in five colors).

    17. A mat to welcome people into your home and also give them a place to wipe any mud or dirt off their feet (or paws) so they don't track it in there.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is perfect! It's a heavy, thick mat that catches the pine needles and dirt from being tracked into our house. It doesn't shed and looks good. When I first opened it, it did need to be shaken out some, which is expected, but otherwise, no shedding and seems to be very durable." —J Wheeler

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in eight styles).

    18. A key hook you can mount right by your door and then *actually* put your keys on it right when you get home so you don't spend 10 minutes in the morning running around your home frantically searching for them.

    TJ Maxx

    Get it from TJ Maxx for $19.99.

    19. Some string lights to turn your room into a warm and cozy place you might never want to leave ever again. Whoops!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I LOVE these lights. I have a lot of empty wall space in my apartment, and I used these to go over the headboard in my home, and they are the perfect length and size. I have considered ordering more for other places in my apartment. They are easy to bend and make designs out of, and its been a year of having them up and they are still going strong. None of the lights have gone out. They are just the right amount of brightness, not too bright but not to dull. Perfect mood lighting if you want, and they are good dim lights for nighttime reading." —Dani Reese

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99 (available in three styles).

    20. An absolutely gorgeous blouse people might assume you bought from a fancy-smancy boutique.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $18 (available in sizes S-L).

    21. A jewelry stand you'll want to have on ~hand~ as a place to store your rings and bracelets.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is so cute. I love it! It looks good on my witchcraft shelf with my candles and crystals. It adds a perfect mystical design to any room!"—Gabrielle S

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    22. A ruffle sweater because it's okay to admit that you like cheap ~frills~.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought one size up, following the size chart, and it fits perfectly! The sleeves are a perfect length, and the body isn’t cut into the shirt! It's perfect for tucking into jeans! Very soft fabric and love the style with the fabric flaps. Highly recommend!! :)" —rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $18.45 (available in sizes S-XL).

    23. A rolling pin so beautiful, you might just display it in your kitchen and then leave it there forever because it's so nice to look at.

    Anthropologie

    Get it from Anthropologie for $18.

    24. A hat that'll make you feel approximately 124958% cooler the second you put it on. Don't ask me to justify that number, I just know.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "You can't beat this hat for the price. I've been eyeballing hats like this, never able to find one that looked nice enough (and wasn't brown or black) but didn't have a painful price tag. It looks expensive/high quality, is adjustable to almost any head size, and comes in tons of colors so that you can match any outfit or make a statement with a pop of color. I would recommend to any of my friends if I didn't want to protect my trademark 'red hat girl' look." —kayla

    Get it from Amazon for $16.45 (available in 16 colors).

    25. A set of six coasters designed to absorb any liquid that drips from cold drinks so it doesn't end up on your nice furniture.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These coasters are gorgeous. They feel heavy and solid in your hands. It’s a darker blue-gray print, as opposed to black, but that adds for a softer look overall. I drink loads of tea, and it does well in keeping my wood tables dry from all my tea rings. Comes in a pack of six cute and simplistic designs and looks great just sitting atop tables on display without cups on it too!" —JessAmazalife

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99.

    26. An embroidered skirt you'll be ~etching~ to wear at least once a week like the true outfit repeater you are. Lizzie McGuire would be proud!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought this skirt in hopes that it wasn’t cheap quality, and I was right. It fits and looks beautiful. I love it. It has a stretch to it, which I love too because it is so comfortable." —Kimberly

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

    27. A night light – you might find yourself proclaiming, "~Ramen~ in love with you!!" every single time you see it.

    Firebox

    I mean, come on! Look how cute it is! Can you even?!?

    Get it from Firebox for $19.99.

    28. And a pair of rose quartz ear jackets that can be worn three different ways: as a stud with the dangle in front and the stud in the back *or* the other way around. Talk about versatility.

    Fair Anita

    Get them from Fair Anita for $16.

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    Virgin EMI Records

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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