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    40 Things For Anyone Who Loves Luxury, But Is On A Budget

    Just a bunch of really pretty things without the expensive price tag.

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    1. A tiny marble bowl, because the act of pinching salt from one of these for seasoning just feels so fancy. Now I understand what drives #SaltBae.

    marble salt bowls with spices in each

    Your dinner guests will be so impressed.

    Get the black or white one from Amazon for $6.95.

    2. Aaaaand! A faaaancy automatic spice grinder with interchangeable pods that easily click in and out, so you can swap in the salt, grind, and swap out for the pepper. It's *truly* that simple.

    Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

    I just got one of these snazzy kitchen gadgets, and now every time I use it I think to myself, "How was I living life before this thing?!" It finely grinds salt down to that nice flaky texture, and then easy pops out the pod if I want to use pepper. I even got a different type of pod ideal for more oily spices (think mustard or flax seed). Now I am looking for reasons to use this thing... Salt on cake???

    Get it from Amazon for $47.91 (comes with grinder and three interchangeable pods).

    3. A flowy, sheer duster to chic up any basic white tee and denim outfit. Did you get this at some fancy boutique, they'll ask? That's a secret we'll never tell.

    model wearing black floral sheer duster

    Promising review: "LOVE! The colors are vibrant and light enough to be cool during the summer and heavy enough to where it doesn't feel cheap. I love the slit it has in the side because it gives it a different look. I am 5'9 and it is right above my knees. For the price I am shocked as to how beautiful they are. I agree with everyone else to buy a size up. The length will not change but can be a bit tighter in the shoulder area." —Andrea

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S-5X and 33 prints).

    4. A textured throw that'll trick your guests (and maybe even yourself?!) into thinking you dropped some serious $$$ on all your accent decor.,

    Promising review: "If I'm on the couch, I am 100% of the time under a blanket. I purchased this because my old throw was from my college days and didn't really go with the look of my living room. This blanket is SO chic and feels absolutely lovely. It's lightweight, but definitely warm. It looks more expensive than it is, so this purchase was a win in my book." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in two sizes and 22 colors).

    5. An Eiffel Tower tea bag and tea to make your next curl-up-with-a-cozy-book-and-tea session even more magical.

    tea bag shaped like the Eiffel Tower in a cup
    Tea Heritage

    This darling small biz is based out of Lyons, France. You can find tons of other charming bags like hummingbirds, clouds, cherries, and more on their Etsy shop.

    Get five bags from Tea Heritage on Etsy for $9.32 (available in breakfast and earl grey flavors).

    6. A high-waisted pleated skirt you can twirl right into each season in with the right jacket, tights, and layers.,

    Promising review: "I wanted to love this skirt, and I DO! It's one of the most worn items in my closet, from wintertime with sweaters to spring with beautiful blouses. The skirt is a nice heavy material that allows for beautiful hang and flow. It doesn't wrinkle and even packs beautifully without wrinkling. This skirt is a closet staple." —Cait

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and 10 colors).

    7. Tortoise shell hoops that look as cute as as they are cheap — aka they're REALLY cute.

    closeup of white/brown earrings

    Promising review: "Bought these as a present for my sister and they are stunning!! Amazing quality. Just as good, if not better, than the ones seen in stores, for a fraction of the price." —AnimalLover08

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in nine colors).

    8. An absolutely gorgeous eyeshadow palette (what's prettier, the packaging or the colors?!) with 18 super pigmented shimmery and matte shades thats proves you don't need to drop $100 to snag the perfect palette.


    Promising review: "I was super excited to get this palette and it did not disappoint. Super pigmented colors that all go gorgeous together. I think 'Need' and 'Haus' are my two favorites of the set, but really, they’re all beautiful." —Catherine

    Get it from ColourPop for $14.

    9. A set of vintage-style cover plates for all your light switches and outlets. It'll style up your space with minimal effort on your part — and does it get any better than that?

    gold cover plate installed over light switch

    Promising review: "Feels quality, not flimsy. Installed in a bathroom and adds a nice classy vintage touch to my switch. The metal is not highly reflective, closer to a brushed look. Great for disguising fingerprints and blends in with other non-reflective metal hardware. When the light switch is frequently the first thing someone looks at and reaches for in a room, having a quality cover like this gets noticed and enhances a room very easily. I can't believe I'm still writing about how much I enjoy a light switch cover." —Tom Generic Dude

    Get it from on Amazon for $4.39 each (available in four colors) and the outlet covers for $4.99 each (four colors).

    10. Extremely stylish loafers, because a wardrobe as trendy as yours needs a pair of these.,

    Promising review: "These are super cute for the price. I would advise ordering a half-size down from your normal size unless you have a super wide foot. I have a fairly wide foot and they were a bit big. I got inserts for the heel to prevent them slipping off of the back of my foot. Not the highest quality but very nice for the price point." —Lacey

    Get them from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes 5-11 and 33 prints/colors).

    11. An embossed rolling pin with an engraved floral design so you can master patisserie week a la The Great British Bake Off style, and create stunning desserts that look like they came straight from a French bakery.

    rolling pin rolling out dough leaving behind an intricate floral pattern
    Pastry Made

    This adorable shop is based out of Warsaw, Poland.

    Promising review: "This rolling pin is not only exactly what I was hoping for, it is A WORK OF ART!!! I would totally hang this on my kitchen wall between uses just because it is a shame to hide it away. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥" —Marnie Flanigan

    Get it from Pastry Made on Etsy for $24.95.

    12. A set of satin bow scrunchies to give your ponytail a dose of va-va-voom on days when throwing your unwashed hair up is the only option (me on most weeks).

    set of scrunchies lined out

    Promising review: "These are super silky and exactly what I was looking for. Bonus points because the bows can untie, so you can just use it as a scrunchie. It’s great too because you can just put it on however you want and then slide the bow to where it needs to be since it isn’t sewn down (ie no retying because the bow is off to the side super wonky). I get compliments all the time when I wear them!" —Tiffany Andrews

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $11.99.

    13. A marble-pattern makeup brush set I don't think your vanity is ready for. And your other makeup brushes? They don't stand a chance with these stunners around. Just peep that fluffiness!


    Promising review: "I do my own makeup with these brushes everyday, and when I am hired to do makeup for weddings, prom, photo shoots, etc. I ALWAYS bring this brush set. They have every size I would need for eye makeup, and they work great. I typically use top of the line brush sets that I purchase from Ulta, so I was skeptical about these being so inexpensive. However, they gave become my new favorite brush set! And not to mention, they are so cute, I love the marble!! I highly recommend these brushes to anyone!" —Brooke Johnson

    Get a 15-piece set from Amazon for $11.98.

    14. And! A vintage-style makeup brush holder and faux-pearl beads you *and* your brushes will shucking love.

    holder filled with faux pearls and makeup brushes placed inside

    Promising review: "This thing looks amazing, feels really sturdy and the included a lot of pearls, so even short brushes can be stored in it. What a beautiful way to keep your brushes at your fingertips!" —Lindsey Sheldon

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    15. A set of Africa stud earrings made of resin and 24K gold flakes for some seriously special charm your jewelry collection will adore.

    Mercia Moore

    Mercia Moore is a Black woman-owned business creating stunning pieces with epoxy resin and acrylics. Be sure to check out the rest of her incredible pieces inspired by people of color and her heritage.

    Get them from Mercia Moore for $15 (available in three colors).

    16. A Venus de Milo candle to get your shelf up to speed with TikTok decor. This next to your perfume collection? It just smells like luxury.

    Venus candle next to Chanel perfume for size reference (about the same height)
    Mother of Pearl / Etsy

    This small Etsy shop is based out of Philadelphia, and hand pours all their candles.

    Promising review: "Am so absolutely in love with the candles!! I got two in beige with the rose scent and they smell like heaven. The quality of them is really great as well, and they both stand perfectly upright on my desk!! Absolutely in love!!" —Amanda Stanley

    Get it from Philly Candles on Etsy for $13.75 (available in six scents and four finishes).

    17. An embroidered tunic dress with bell sleeves to give your ensemble a fancy feel and sweet poppy of color.


    Promising review: "This dress is beautiful! It fits exactly as expected. The dress is made of a really nice/spandex material — thick and not see-through at all. The embroidery on the chest and sleeves is done almost perfectly. It hits at a great length, not too short and not too long. There are so many different ways you can wear this dress, either by dressing it up for a wedding with some heels or to a BBQ with some flats or sandals. I will definitely be recommending this dress and wearing it out!" —Kelsey

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and 11 prints/colors).

    18. A five-piece pen set with a gorgeous flower detailing that just might inspire you to write more and get some work done...or doodle — either or.

    pens laid out all in different colors

    Promising review: "These pens are delightful! They’re adorable and they write like a dream. I bought a second set for my best friend the moment I tried writing with mine." —Niki

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    19. A faux-leather backpack you'll want to tote around on all your adventures. It *looks* like you paid department store prices for it, and we won't say otherwise.


    Promising review: "Bought this for my honeymoon to Ireland. Great bag. Leather looks real and came in as described. I was able to fit my DSLR camera with kit lens attached, wallet, and snacks. A little small but it's the look I wanted. Great value for price!" —Victoria

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

    20. A bottle of lavender syrup for taking those at-home lattes you've perfected to an entirely new flavor level.

    hand holding bottles of lavender syrup
    Lynn & Gray

    Lynn & Gray is a small biz and home-based kitchen in Lancaster, PA creating all natural simple syrups. Psst., they even have cinnamon dolce and other yummy flavors you need to check out stat!

    Get an 8-oz. bottle from Lynn & Gray on Etsy for $9 (also available in 16 oz.).

    21. An in-shower mist that'll make shower time > spa time. A few spritzes will unlock a combination of scents to awaken (or relax!) your senses.

    J.R. Watkins

    Promising review: "Love the shower spray. It makes my shower smell like a spa. So relaxing." —Nancy R.

    Get the love and sleep spray for J.R. Watkins for $14.99 (also available in detox and awaken scents).

    22. A set of cutie, hydrocolloid-infused pimple patches sure to become a welcomed addition to the your ever-growing skincare collection. Butterfly-shaped acne patches? YES and PLEASE!

    different fun-shaped patches spread out on table
    BH Cosmetics

    Get a set of 30 from BH Cosmetics for $9 (available in three different set options).

    23. A calligraphy starter book so you can improve your penmanship and pretend that the world isn't, you know, on fire and such. We love cheap hobbies that make us look fancy as heck!


    Promising review: "Absolutely love this book. So easy to follow along and practice. Love that there's a sample for you to trace and space to practice right after. Someone mentioned half the book is blank pages but in reality, it's space to practice and I actually like it. I like to compare my handwriting side by side with the example." —Lourdes

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99, and don't forget to grab a calligraphy brush pen for $5.96.

    24. A faux-suede duster jacket one would think grew legs, walked out of a high-end designer store, and straight into your closet. The reality? It's under $50.

    Model wearing camel colored duster with lapels and pockets
    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $44.99 (available in sizes XS-XL and in black).

    25. A crystal-looking bottle with a lock lid and place for a straw that *of quartz* your life is in need of — hydration is important, people!

    water bottle styled on table

    A matching straw is included!

    Promising review: "This pretty cup makes it MUCH easier for me to drink five of these a day than any other bottle or glass I've had before. Maybe it's that it's see-through and easy to drink out of with a straw, like some type of psychological trick, but it works! I usually have water with fresh lemon in it and carry it around with me. Highly recommend." —Jana Schuberth

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in six colors).

    26. A watch that seriously looks just as sleek as the expensive ones all over your Instagram timeline.,

    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 $17.99 (available in 12 colors).

    27. A wooden container lined with a machine-washable fabric because who says organization can only be done with boring ol' plastic bins?! Not you, that's who.

    different sized baskets with fabric liner

    Promising review: "This box is perfect. I have a very small main bathroom and needed something that fit on top of the toilet to hold extra toilet paper. It is a pretty, clean-looking design. I get the big rolls of toilet paper, so it holds two of those well. It's solid and well-made. Next I need to tackle organizing our bathroom closet that has those wire grid shelves. I'll buy more of these, so I don't have to worry about things falling through those grids." —Suzie Q

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97+ (available in five sizes and in white, gray, and tan).

    28. A dainty bar necklace featuring an opal-looking center because expensive jewelry shouldn't have to dull your bank account's ~sparkle~.

    model wearing dainty necklace that hits right at collarbone

    Promising review: "Great deal for the price. So far, none of the chains have changed color or 'turned'. My daughters have worn them even in showers and to the gym. So if the salty, sweaty skin hasn't turned the chain yet, this is a good sign. Great little gift!" —petticoatpoms

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in three colors).

    29. An overnight cold brew filter bottle that honestly has no right to be THIS pretty and cheap.


    Promising review: "This thing is the greatest way to make iced tea I've ever tried! It's super easy to use, and only requires at least six hours to steep. I like giving 24 hours for best flavor." —Robert

    Get it from Amazon for $19.50+ (available in five sizes/styles and seven colors).

    30. An off-the-shoulder wrap number so you always have a stunner to pull out when ya need it. Hello, you're gonna turn some heads in this.

    model wearing the dress

    Get it on sale from Boohoo for $17.50 (originally $35; available in sizes 12-24 and five colors).

    31. A sparkly eye shadow because a star like you deserves all the sparkly things. This silky formula glides on to create a glittery sheen and the sets to stay there. No creasing here, folks.


    Promising review: "A beautiful, sheer shimmery tint for eyes that adds some brightness but looks really natural. The products and customer service have been amazing. Do not hesitate to try it, it does not disappoint!!" —Kerry

    Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in six shades).

    32. A simple little lamp to bring some calming ambience and charm to your room, desk, or nightstand. I mean, this thing looks like it walked right out of a West Elm catalog.

    lamp styled on nightstand

    Just so ya know, many reviewers note the base is actually black, even though it appears brownish in the product photos.

    Promising review: "PERFECTION! By far my favorite night lamp. It's not bright and obnoxious like many — just the right light volume for your body to shut down and get some good sleep. It doesn't come with a light bulb, but I have plenty of those laying around my house. Really impressed with the quality, seems to be sturdy and the switch is so nice to use. I would buy again for sure!!" —tf

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    33. An adorable floral clutch with a removable chain strap so you can enjoy being chic in peace, without any buyer's remorse.,

    Promising review: "Very high quality for the price! Looks great and can fit my Samsung S7 in an Otterbox, keys, wallet and makeup for a night out! The colors are bright and match anything." —Meg SD

    Get it from Amazon for $15.27 (available in six colors/prints)

    34. A basket caddy – and who allowed a shower caddy to be this sophisticated? Honestly, this will make your bathroom look like a dang spa.

    shower caddy hung in shower with bottles inside

    Promising review: "We have a walk-in shower and had nowhere to store shower products except for the floor... that just wasn't cutting it so we bought these storage baskets and are extremely satisfied with the purchase! It's the perfect amount of storage and I love the holes at the bottom of the baskets for easy cleaning." —CarStar0804

    Get it from Amazon for $20 (available in two sizes and five colors).

    35. A mirrored tray to give your finest perfumes and jewelry an organized home of their own — no more unsightly clutter taking up your vanity.

    tray styled on vanity holding makeup and perfume

    Promising review: "I was so pleasantly surprised when I opened the box. First of all, it came very well-packaged. The tray has a very nice weight to it. The gold is a perfect tone, not too yellow. I also noticed that the mirror has a beveled edge, making it look a lot more pricey than it is. I'm extremely happy with my purchase!" —Mirtha A.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    36. A faux-fur pillow cover for a luxe but easy bedding upgrade. Imagine diving into a bed of these, like a true queen would.

    faux-fur fluffy pillow styled on couch

    Psst! The pillow insert is *not* included, but you can get one from Amazon for $7.99. I have this exact pillow insert and I can confirm: It's all great quality.

    Promising review: "These pillows are AWESOME!! I LOVE THEM!! They are quality made with quality material! Super soft, cozyand& perfect for our winter lodge look! Very happy!" —MJ

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in six sizes and seven styles/colors).

    37. Aaaand! A set of silky-soft satin pillowcases designed to help keep your hair from frizzing, your skin from breaking out, and your dreams sweet.

    silk pillowcases on bed

    Promising review: "I love this SOOO MUCH! The hype for silk pillowcases is real! I have a FULL head of hair that is very long, which has also been processed to death. Since my hair is always so dry due to all of the color processes, I like to air-dry it to save it from being damaged further by the heat. Well, my hair would always look like a frizzy mess the morning after, even though I saturated my hair with leave-in treatments and treatment oils. Finally, I decided to try out a silk pillowcase and I'm obsessed! I can now rock my air-dry hair the next morning without looking like I have a rat's nest on my head. The only thing I wish this had is zippers. Since silk is slippery, the cover tends to fall off the pillows often. Other than that, this is perfect. I'm going to bring a pillowcase with me when I travel!" —Rubicant

    Get the set of two from Amazon for $8.98+ (available in standard, queen, and two king sizes and in 14 colors).

    38. A seagrass basket that's a much chicer home for your plant than a boring ol' pot. Yes, your plants are just as fancy as you.

    two basket planters holding different sized plants

    Promising review: "I am absolutely blown away by these planters. Not only was my planter big enough to hold my big boy gloriosum, but it also came with a plastic liner and was carefully packaged. I’m so impressed by this. I will definitely be ordering more." —Gabriella G

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in three sizes and two styles).

    39. A pair of high-waisted faux leather leggings that'll amp up any ordinary top and take your outfit from meh to instantly fabulous.

    reviewer wearing black faux-leather pants

    Promising review: "These pants run very true to the measurements listed. The material is double-lined (it's a soft, kind of fuzzy material on the inside), so even though it's very tight, nothing shows through. It's also very stretchy so you can move and kick around with no problem." —Saf!

    Get them from Amazon for $29.14+ (available in sizes XS-4XL and four colors).

    40. And lastly, square cat-eye sunnies that are as equally cute as they are affordable...meaning you should 100% buy a couple pairs.


    Promising review: "Seriously I expected lightweight plastic frames, but was pleasantly surprised by the material of these sunglasses. Super strong and great quality. Very, very trendy! Def recommend!" —AndyR

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in six colors).

    Sometimes, it's hard to be this fancy. 💅


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