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    41 Cheap, Beautiful Things That'll Make You Feel Like A Total High Roller

    Indulgences that'll feel luxurious without ruining your budget.

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    1. A Selenite skyscraper for any crystal or interior design enthusiast. It's going to look like you spent close to $50 on it!!! And I say that because I recently saw one in a boutique priced that.

    hand holding the crystal, showing it's just the size of a hand

    After putting this in multiple stories, I finally bought one for myself and can vouch that it's even more gorgeous IRL. The way the light catches it makes it look downright ~magical~.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    2. A tasteful nude vase if your interior aesthetic can be described as a bit frisky. But what about if you're a plant serial killer like me? This'll be a gorge storage solution for makeup brushes or writing utensils.

    black flower vase shaped like a butt

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (also available in white).

    3. A showstopping mesh dress you can use as a base for basically any special event's ensemble, like falling asleep on the couch withchocolate all over your face after watching Hocus Pocus for the gazillionth time. (It's great year-round, OK?!), Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought this for my birthday party this month (July). The dress came on time, fit me perfectly in every area and the material was fantastic for the price. I found no downsides to this dress other than the mesh is hotter than it looks. Having been born in the summer I’m used to it but it’s definitely toasty! I thought it was a beautiful addition to my closet. Dark but not tacky is my fashion goal LOL. I found it to be a bit itchy, but I have the most sensitive skin of all time. Overall I’d buy this dress again, I loved it and so did everyone else!" —Kelly

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes 2/4–22/24 and 11 styles/colors).

    4. Fancy (LOOKING) earrings to upgrade most outfits. Maybe even athleisure? Whatever. Wear 'em how you like.

    model wearing gold earrings

    Get two from Amazon for $8.99 (available in more styles).

    5. A seashell pillow for MUCH cheaper than you'll see in a cool vintage shop., Amazon

    Promising review: "Wow. This pillow is so beautiful. I seriously can't stop looking at it, the color is so vibrant." —Jackie

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in 18 colors).

    6. A couple of plant watering stakes to split between your two favorite house plant babies. (I won't tell the others.)

    two bird shaped plant watering globes stuck into a container plant

    Get two from Amazon for $11.99.

    7. A trendy teddy coat in a neutral tone that'll help you ease into the style without feeling like you're committing to a fad. (Trust me, this'll be one of the coziest things you own — even in July indoor A/C.)


    My colleagues Heather Braga and Jasmin Sukanan both own this coat and adore it! I have not tried on either coworker's coat, but they look quite snuggly from afar.

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (available in sizes S–3XL and five colors).

    8. Satin pillow cases that I own and love! They'll become an essential if you sleep hot and/or want to keep your hair and skin moisturized. Also, they just look very nice!

    gray satin pillowcases on sleeping pillow on a bed

    Promising review: "I was originally looking for silk pillow cases, but decided to give these a try because they were a better price. I am not disappointed! I have seen a noticeable difference in my hair in the mornings and overall they are so smooth and comfortable to sleep on. I’ve washed them several times and haven’t seen a difference in the quality. I would buy again." —Kate

    Get two from Amazon for $8.98+ (available in three sizes and 25 colors).

    9. A set of room-darkening velvet curtains for a super dramatic look on the cheap. Mount the rod ABOVE the window frame and measure the curtains correctly so you can get a glam floor-skimming look that draws the eye upward.

    Promising review: "Purchased these for my studio, which is in an old mill. I wanted them for their insulating properties more than to block out the light because my studio loses a lot of heat at night due to its enormous windows. The curtains/drapes work great for both — I am especially pleased with how well they help keep the space from losing heat! Before having the curtains the space would lose about 8 degrees in temperature overnight (which in the winter is a significant amount, especially in the northeast). Now, with the curtains, the space no longer loses heat overnight! It is now so nice to go into my studio in the morning and find it still toasty warm!" —Noname

    Get them from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in four sizes and seven colors).

    10. A crystal-like soap you can put in the guest bath where the kids will *never* be allowed to use it.

    small soap that looks like purple crystals
    StacysCrystalSoaps / Etsy

    Get it from from StacysCrystalSoaps on Etsy for $6 (FYI, this Etsy shop has LOTS more crystal soap varieties).

    11. A dainty bangle set as a placeholder for the Cartier love bracelet you'll most definitely be able to afford by next year.

    model wearing four of the minimalist bracelets stacked on one wrist

    Get them from Amazon for $8.88 (available in three finishes).

    12. A velvet cocktail dress that'll make you feel like you're on the red carpet because it's that dang good.

    plus size reviewer wearing slinky velvet dress

    Promising review: "There are few words to describe this dress. It is absolutely gorgeous! Fit as expected and looks as pictured. The inside is silk, so it is super comfortable. It comes to a good length, I'm 5-foot-7. It is stretchy so you could probably size down if you like a real fitted look, or size up to keep it loose, but I'd go with your true sizing. I would recommend this dress and many other Esprlia dresses to everyone. They really make some amazing dresses. Thank you! 😊" —Amanda Barnes

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes 14W–22W and in 9 styles).

    13. A marble mug to add to your collection of mugs because heyyyyy that's one more day away you can get away with not washing dishes.

    three marble print coffee mugs

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in three colors).

    14. Velvet pajamas for when you wanna look luxe but feel cool.

    model wearing emerald green velvet cami and shorts with black lace details

    Get them from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes XS–2XL and five colors).

    15. A trio of glitzy ballpoint pens so it'll be super easy to find a pen in your bag when you need one.

    person writing with the metallic pen that has a giant fake diamond at the top

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in two styles).

    16. A makeup brushes set with super pretty marble-print handles that'll be super useful but also look glam in a container on your vanity.

    makeup brushes with marble print on the handles

    Promising review: "The brushes are a good density and there's no fall out hairs. Try are also very soft so they blend liquid and powder products quite nicely! I would definitely recommend!" —Jenna LeCompte

    Get 15 brushes from Amazon for $11.98.

    17. Plus a nice brushes case you can take on the go to contain your beauties.

    makeup countertop with the cylinder shape brush container in a white and gray marble print

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

    18. A four-pack of lacy undies that'll look fab with those sweatpants, aka your Saturday-night uniform.


    Promising review: "Very sexy and great feeling panties. My girlfriend loves them on me:) She especially likes the white ones I got in another order. They look amazing from behind. Also, these are very durable. Most lace panties tear after a short bit. I wear these under jeans and they're still perfect. I've had these for months and will buy more." —Just Me

    Get them from Amazon for $16.90 (available in sizes S–XXL and three colors/styles).

    19. A 45-pack(!!!) of velvet scrunchies you can scatter throughout your house so you're never without one when you need it. Or you can give some to friends if you're feeling generous.


    Get them from Amazon for $8.99.

    20. A six-pack of metal bookmarks so you can keep track of all your current reads. If you aren't reading more than one book at once, IMO, you're really missing out.

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99 (also available in a pack of 10).

    21. A 48-pack of glitzy washi tape to transform your notebooks, letters, and a variety of paper goods.

    stacks of pastel patterned tape

    Get them from Amazon for $7.49.

    22. A candle wick trimmer to keep that luxury candle you burn for a few min at a time in tip-top shape.

    rose gold wick trimmer used on a candle

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    23. A piece of wall art with a major jewelry upgrade to kick up your collection.

    wall art in the style of "The Girl with the Pearl Earring" except featuring a black woman wearing hoop earrings
    PinFranklin / Etsy

    PinFranklin is a Black woman-owned Etsy shop chock full of absolutely beautiful wall art prints available in a variety of styles and sizes.

    Get it from PinFranklin on Etsy for $35+ (available in 13 sizes, in print or canvas).

    24. Or a limited-edition "tiny print" from Tiny Showcase, which is a market place chock full of stunning affordable art to help fill up your walls.

    Dayna Walton / Tiny Showcase, Ryan Cardoso / Tiny Showcase

    This small biz was launched in 2004 to help make art collecting affordable and accessible. For every print sold, the company donates a portion of the proceeds to a nonprofit chosen by the artist. Note that there *is* a quantity policy that limits the purchase of one two editions of a piece of art to keep it tiny, prevent any wholesale funny biz.

    Get them from Tiny Showcase: Appalachian Autumn by Dayna Walton (left) for $28+ or Raphael’s Angels or the Brothers Who Skate Together Every Weekend Downtown by Ryan Cardoso (right) for $35

    25. A marble AirPods case in a range of gorgeous colors to help you figure out whose AirPods are whose. It's really pretty. Do you agree?

    hand holding airpods case in marble print

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 19 color combos).

    26. A copper string of lights to shed some ethereal light on most anything.


    USB-powered string made of waterproof, bendable copper wire and LED lights.

    Promising review: "I bought these for myself and love them, so I've now bought several more for gifts for friends — and they love them, too. They're really long so you can go up and around window frames, bookcases, curtain rods, walls, etc. The USB plug is handy so no batteries needed (I used a USB wall outlet plug adapter that I had around). I also bought the 40-pack of tiny Command clips to secure them to my wall at different angles. I've probably had them plugged in daily for two months and turned them on every night for at least three hours since I bought them — no problems." —Dee Kaz

    Get a 33-foot string from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three colors).

    27. Or some lighted curtains with sheer curtains that'll combine for an ethereal look in your indoor oasis. Your living space is about to look straight-up magical.


    Some reviewers note that they're way easier to hang up if you leave the strings tied, then untie them once you have the lights mounted where you want them.

    Promising review: "It's been a couple of years since I've had these but THEY ARE GREAT. I bought the curtain and lights separately and used it to create an accent wall in my teeny tiny NYC apartment. I got tons of compliments on them and it was SO easy to set up. I just used thumbtacks to place it into the wall (probably not the best idea but hey, it worked)." —katrinaforreal

    Get them from Amazon: 300 LED light curtain for $17.99 and sheer curtains for $10.99+ (available in several colors and lengths)

    28. A rose quartz massager and roller to give yourself a pampering face massage with your holy grail face oil.

    reviewer's hand holding the massager

    Promising review: "I’ve had two other jade rollers that both cost about $15 for just the roller — and they were both garbage compared to this one. The jade rolled unevenly, the metal parts kept falling apart. I was fine with it because well, they’re cheap. I lost my last one and went to order a new roller, and this one was a set for the same price of just a roller, so I gave it a shot. Huge difference in quality! This set is amazing, the roller well-crafted, the quartz smooth and rolls well without any scraping noise. Highly recommend." —Ro R

    Get it from Amazon for $12.74.

    29. A sheer bra set for when you wanna slip into something with an actual underwire for special occasions.


    Promising review: "Breathable and soft underwear, transparent material, very comfortable to touch and wear. For those who dislike the bulk of the ‘lightly padded’ bra, this is a breath of fresh air. It’s exactly what I was hoping to find. So I quickly ordered more!! A bargain to get a matching set of perfectly fitting, and really attractive and WELL-MADE bra and panty foundations. No, I wouldn’t call it a ‘push up’ bra, but I would call it my NEW FAVORITE!!" —60 in Santa Barbara

    Get them from Amazon for $18.99 (available in six colors and size bands 32–40 and cups B–E).

    30. Or a breathable mesh bra in a larger range of cup sizes that reviewers say you'll wanna buy in every single color.


    Promising review: "All I have to say, is that my boobs are very happy in this bra. It's breathable, it's comfortable, it's very light and the cup sizes are true. I'm a 40D and it fit like a glove." —Cathy Carranza

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in band sizes 32–44 and cups B–F and four colors).

    31. A keyboard cover as some insurance for anyone who's always sipping coffee and crumbly snacks at the computer. ::raises hand::

    colorful keyboard cover on a mac laptop

    Promising review: "Super cute. Way better than my last, thin, clear one that looked dirty all the time and got warped super fast. This one has awesome color, I was really surprised by the quality. It sits perfectly on my keys and ends perfectly at my touch bar. The color is super durable. I even clean all of my laptop supplies every week with alcohol pads and the keyboard skin was unfazed, it’s a great product." —haylie

    Get it from Amazon for $6.79.

    32. A reinforced umbrella to help brighten your outlook when the weather forecast makes you want to say every four-letter word.

    black umbrella with blue sky print on the inside when you open it

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in six more colors).

    33. A cuticle oil that'll do your personal beauty counter, cuticles, and skin good. I own this stuff and it's *good.*,

    Promising review: "This Cuccio milk and honey cuticle moisturizer is truly a cuticle saver. Applying one drop to each cuticle and massaging it in completely will leave your cuticles and hands feeling soft, looking great and the smell is divine. I use it on both my hands and feet and I’m comfortable showing my fingernails and toenails this summer because this product has made it so easy to feel confident knowing I won’t have crusty cuticles." —Rina C

    Get it from Amazon for $8.15+ (available in two sizes and four scents).

    34. A scratch-off holographic notes set to really take your grocery list and "don't forget!" notes up a notch.

    person placing tic-tac-toe on one of the notes

    Get a box of 120 notes and two styluses from Amazon for $8.99.

    35. A snazzy bottle opener you can leave out on display on your bar cart.

    bottle opener that looks like a gilded beetle

    Get it from Amazon for $13.

    36. A six-pack of hair clips to help you ~branch out~ from your go-to hair elastic or clips.

    branch-shaped hair clips

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99.

    37. A metallic pleated skirt that'll look ANYTHING but basic YET will match so many things.


    Get it from Amazon for $15.96+ (available in sizes XS–2XL and 14 styles).

    38. A pair of fancy soap dispensers to make your bathroom look like a spa once you decant your 99-cent-store shower products in 'em.

    A customer review photo of four soap dispensers in their shower.

    Promising review: "I purchased these to use as shampoo, conditioner, and body wash dispensers. I wanted our shower to look like a spa! They are great quality and many people I know have copied our idea, so they are a hit! Very high quality, the plunger part is always the most important part. These are metal and not plastic, something which seems to be hard to find when looking for dispensers." —Rebecca Morea

    Get set of two from Amazon for $12.99.

    39. An angelic option sure to set your heart aflutter. I own this and it's the *best* compliment bait., Amazon

    I own this dress in black (read my full review of Choies Angel Wings Skater Dress at #1) and it looks just as cool IRL.

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and three colors).

    40. A faux-sheepskin rug to throw on a chair seriously lacking in comfort, at the foot of your couch, or in a number of spots!

    white faux sheepskin rug on a wicker armchair

    Promising review: "I actually love this more than I thought I would! It's soo soft and serves multiple purposes. I bought it to drape over a chair in my study area and to use on the floor for when I take pictures of my outfits in front of my mirrored closet doors. I now drape it over my bed in the morning after I make it as well. My step son is autistic and he loves the soft feel of this rug and loves wrapping it around him. It has shed slightly but not more than expected. Great value also." —Caity

    Get it from Amazon for $18.98+ (available in a five colors).

    41. And a faux-fur collar you can use to zhuzh up an old coat, wear like a shrug with a cocktail dress, or warm up your four-legged BFF. Sometimes you just need a bit of an outerwear refresh!,

    Promising review: "This is so chic and full, love this! Was a perfect accessory to my winter coats! Super soft and looks very luxe." —Kelly Augustine

    Get it from Amazon for $13.60+ (two sizes and 13 colors).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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