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    36 Cheap, Pretty Things For Anyone Who Just Wants To Feel Fancy

    Luxury for under $30? YES PLEASE.

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    1. A go-with-everything gold necklace that's as adorable as it is cheap — and it's REALLY freakin' adorable. Do we need more jewelry? Probably not. Should we buy this? Oh, 1,000%.


    Promising review: "I’ve worn this necklace almost everyday since I’ve gotten it. Loveeeeeeeeeeeee it so much. Doesn’t rust or change colors. Holds up pretty great! I’ve went swimming, worked out, lived life. This things has been through it all." —Ashlee Harris

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in eight styles).

    2. A gorgeous silicone utensil set your kitchen is guaranteed to swoon over. Really, I didn't think I had opinions on kitchen utensils, but these are so gorgeous, and now I am rethinking everything...?

    This nine-piece set includes a soup ladle, serving spoon, slotted spoon, pasta server, splotted turner, spatula, basting brush, whisk, and tong.

    Promising review: "I'm absolutely loving this utensil set! I don't get to excited about utensils but I'm in awe of this set. They are really sturdy and beautiful. This set has everything I need and is great for a beginner or someone who wants to replace their old utensils. The handles are detailed and comfy. They're also very pretty. I highly recommend this set." —Smiley

    Get it from Amazon for $27.45 (also available in black).

    3. A one piece swimsuit with such an affordable price tag, it would be a sin not to get one in, like, 10+ prints. Did this grow legs and walk out of a high-end boutique? Nope, but we won't tell. /

    Promising review: "This is an amazing suit! I didn’t really believe it could fit all body types but I was totally proven wrong. The high bottoms hit at the perfect spot and I’ve never owned a suit that was more modest but also sexy at the same time! I honestly think I’m going to get it in another pattern. Just beware there is some side boob and it’s definitely not a suit you can, like, run in or do lots of activity — but for casual swimming and beaching, it’s perfect." —Breanna Wright

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes S-XXXL and 18 prints).

    4. A wicker tote bag for stylishly holding all your summery essentials — you know, because warm weather is almost here, I can feel it!

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $27.90.

    5. A seagrass basket that'll upgrade your plant's home from boring ol' pot to trendy, Insta-worthy decor. Maybe *I* should move into my own seagrass basket??


    Promising review: "I got this basket in the 15-inch size and it's exactly as pictured. There are many of these on Amazon, but I ordered from this brand because of their size chart, which shows the dimension of the opening. I wanted to put a specific plastic pot inside, and the chart was very helpful to select the right size basket. A wonderful bonus is that the basket can be folded in to create a shorter, handle-free basket, which is pictured. It pops in/out very neatly. No flaws, and color is exactly as pictured, will be ordering more." —Stargazer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.69+ (available in six sizes).

    6. A two-toned tray with a gold finish that basically screams, I AM FANCY, please show me off at all your glamorous dinner parties!


    Get it from Walmart for $29.

    7. 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 $20.39, and don't forget to grab a calligraphy brush pen for $4.

    8. A set of neutral, checkered pillow covers that'll trick your guests into thinking you rolled your couch directly out of a Pottery Barn showroom.


    Just keep in mind these are pillow *covers*, so you'll need to select a size to fit your current pillows, OR buy pillow inserts starting at $6.99. If you like your pillows fuller, make sure you size down the pillow covers by two inches so you can achieve that firm, fluffy look.

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in four sizes and 28 styles/colors).

    9. A 17-piece makeup brush set because the stunning looks you're creating deserve to have equally stunning brushes. I didn't make that up, it's just the law of cosmetics*.


    I did make that up, but we all deserve to have more makeup brushes in our lives. That really is a fact.

    Promising review: "The brushes are very soft, durable, and easy to hold. Makeup goes on very smooth and due to the smooth nature, it's easy to build up your makeup. I have sensitive skin, and the bristles didn't irritate my skin. They are simply gorgeous and are easy to clean, as well!" —Samantha Jen

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in three colors and two set sizes).

    10. And! A vintage-style makeup brush holder with faux-pearl beads — and I cannot think of a better, more lovely place for the new brushes you just got. :)


    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 finger tips!" —Lindsey Sheldon

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    11. A double-O belt for upgrading any ensemble with little effort. And because of its versatility, you can easily pair with denim or a nicer suit/dress for work. /

    Promising review: "Such a cute belt! I’ve been looking for a belt like this, but I’m very picky and couldn't find one I loved. This one is perfect. It’s almost a staple that ties every outfit together so well. It’s great quality for the price, and there’s no need to splurge on a designer belt if you can’t afford it. 10/10 would recommend." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in sizes S-L and five colors).

    12. A zebra print t-shirt dress that proves style and comfort go together like two peas in a pod. You could sleep in this, wear it to brunch, rock it to work, and even hit the town — all while staying incredibly comfortable.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $14.90 (available in sizes 0X-3X).

    13. A sleek tumbler (available in TONS of colors and sizes — though this marble-print is an obvious choice) so affordable, you might as well get one for your home *and* desk at work.

    It even comes with two lids and straws — one for cold beverages and a lid for warmer drinks (like coffee or tea!).

    Promising review: "I bought the all-black version and it's beautiful. Not only that, but the interchangeable tops and two plastic straws!!! I'm so excited to be saving the whales and looking amazing in the process. I should ask for commission on the sales of this because all of my coworkers want one now. Another great part that I don't think the description mentions, there's NO condensation AT ALL. I also accidentally left half an iced-coffee WITH CUBES in here for nine hours and when I came home the cubes were still there and the coffee was still cold. ALSO, I have tiny hands which sometimes makes holding things difficult. But the 16-oz size is tall and slim and easy to carry/fit in small bags. 20/10." —jacklynn ramos

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in four sizes, 42 prints/colors, and customizable text).

    14. A razor kit subscription you can tailor to fit your lifestyle and shaving frequency...because using old, rusty razors = bad. Now you'll always have one on hand, plus fresh new blade cartridges.


    AHHHHHH! This service is something I never thought I would love or even want to pay for (it does ends up being incredibly cost-effective in the long run!), but it turns out I was wrong and I guess I don't even know myself. Not only is this my favorite razor to use in general, I love that I never have to *think* about picking up new heads or razors at the drugstore, since everything is delivered to my door when I need it. Plus the razor itself is so pretty, and opening the packaging just makes me feel like I'm spoiling myself. The shave is incredible, especially when paired with their sudsy body wash/shave soap. My skin seriously feels like someone draped a piece of silk over them and then lathered 'em up in lotion. I mean, if there's one area in my life I can make easier, why would I not do it?!

    Get a razor kit from Billie starting at $9.

    15. A pair of butterfly wing earrings featuring a beaded detailing that'll become your jewelry collection's favorite, no doubt. If 2003 Hilary Duff would be all over these, then by golly, we should be to.


    Get them from ModCloth for $12.

    16. A rose gold clock for the sad, lonely wall that has nothing on it. I think it's about ~time~ you treat your house to some new decor...I'm sorry, but you knew that pun was coming!


    Promising review: "WOW!!! Such a good buy! I love it so much! I have been searching what feels like forever for a clock to put in my bedroom that doesn't tick. The quietest ticking drives me crazy at night. This clock is dead silent and looks so good!!" —Shannon Bluhm

    Get it from Amazon for $17.77+ (available in four styles).

    17. A pretty in pink eyeshadow palette comparable to Huda Beauty's Rose Gold. It has 18 buttery shades, great staying power, and I can keep going on about how stunning this thing is!


    Promising review: "I was definitely surprised with the pigmentation from this palette. I swatched them with a finger, one swipe, no primer. They're soft, easily blended and the color payoff is great. There is a lot of fallout though so I'd suggest you do your eyes first. Some of the foil-y shades are better applied with your finger than a brush. Much more affordable dupe for the Rose Gold palette from Huda Beauty." —K Alesandria

    Get it from Amazon for $11.

    18. A cutie lil' pot because did you ever stop to think that maybe your succulents want to feel fancy, too?! They do, I asked.


    *The succulent is NOT included.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.93 (available in seven styles).

    19. A vacation-ready jumpsuit perfect for your sunny wardrobe. It'll look just as cute paired with sandals as it will with wedges, so just another reason to wear it 24/7.


    Promising review: "I love this jumpsuit! It looks as pictured and as described. It is well-made; it is definitely worth every penny. I love the vibrant color and the unique prints. I like that it's strapless and has a flared, wide-leg design. It has an elastic waist, so it is very easy to put on and take off. This is my favorite jumpsuit so far. I give this jumpsuit a 5-star rating for its design, fabric, workmanship, and cost. I highly recommend!" —Chrissy_Lar

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

    20. A pack of sleek, ball point pens that'll probably give you confidence equivalent to that of Kelly Kapoor, aka the Business B*tch. I mean, these pens! They're so fierce!


    Promising review: "These are beautiful! They truly look luxe. They also write smooth and look great on any tabletop. I kept four for myself and am giving one away as a gift but am considering buying more sets for the holiday season and 'no occasion' presents." —Geckotashore

    Get a set of six for $13.99+ (available in three finishes and two ink colors).

    21. A crystal table lamp to bring some calming ambience and charm to your room, desk, or nightstand. Shoot, the lighting on this will even make your walls look fancy.


    Promising review: "Classy and well-made lamp. I was looking for something that looks cute even when it is not switched on. This lamp has all the attributes of a high-end lamp. My whole family liked it." —AmyQ

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

    22. A pair of faux-leather leggings because we always need another excuse to rock leggings all day. Fortunately for us, these look chic as hell so it's absolutely acceptable to wear them for all occasions.

    Promising review: "I get sooo many compliments! I love the way my butt looks in them. I'm a hairstylist and I loved how after a haircut I didn't feel itchy, because the hair just slid off. They're fleece-lined too, so that is just a bonus in comfortable land! Love, love, love them — I got a size 3X and they fit perfectly! I'm usually super nervous about ordering pants online, but this was a win for sure." –M. Slotterbeck

    Get them from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes XS-4X and four styles).

    23. A fringe-trim throw blanket that'll fool your visitors (and maybe even yourself?!) into thinking you dropped some serious $$$ on all your accent decor.


    Many reviewers mentioned that, due to the lightweight and slightly scratchy fabric, this blanket is more of a decor piece, rather than a cozy thing to snuggle up with. With that in mind, it will look FABULOUS draped over a chair or ladder.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in five prints and 11 color combinations).

    24. A circle hair clip to elevate your day-to-day style in a very simple, easy way. Sluggish morning? Nothing this clip, a basic tee, and jeans cant solve!

    Lovely Littles and Co

    Get it from Lovely Littles and Co on Etsy for $13.69.

    25. A pair of faux leather d'orsay flats for replacing those boots you've been wearing 24/7. SPRING HAS ARRIVED, MY FRIENDS!

    Promising review: "For the $22 price I was not expecting much, having seen many similar shaped styles of shoes range between $30-$150 in various stores and on Amazon, but I was really surprised by the quality, finish, and comfort of these shoes. I'm going to order a few more colors as they become available. I'm a size 9 and these were a perfect fit." —MahNaz

    Get them from Amazon for $22.20+ (available in sizes 5.5-12 and six colors).

    26. A gorgeous, quilted shoulder purse that can also transition to a cross-body. If you've been looking for a way to make your ensemble feel expensive on a budget, hello, this is it! . /

    Promising review: "E X P E N S I V E!!!!!!! This purse looks like a Chanel or Prada bag. It looks way more expensive than it actually is. Let me tell you how PICKY I am with purses and I couldn’t be any more happier with this adorable cross body bag. I purchased it in black but am about to purchase it in red as well. Don’t think twice! It’s CLASSY! Get it!!" —zee b

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

    27. A pretty jade roller so you don't have to hit up an expensive spa just to pamper yourself.


    Jade rolling can help with eye puffiness, as well as tightening and brightening of your skin. BuzzFeed's Rachel Miller investigated these claims herself to see how they held up, and spoiler — it worked:

    "My immediate reaction was, 'Wait, is this what my face is supposed to look like?!' My eyes were suddenly so prominent in my face — in a good way!! — and everything looked visibly brighter and tighter — again, in a very good way. I suddenly just looked so awake, so healthy, so...Disney princess-like? (A half-black divorced American princess whose name happens to be Rachel, let’s say.) At 6:10 am with no makeup on? When just a couple of minutes ago I did not look that way at all? I was legitimately shocked." —Rachel Miller

    Read her full review on jade rollers here.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.47.

    28. An in-depth planner with a marble-pattern cover that'll work double time to keep you organized while also looking incredibly dreamy on your desk.


    This planner comes with a personal mission statement prompt, yearly goal setting page, weekly scheduling templates, goal setting and tracking pages, 2019 vision board, major holidays list, notes pages, contacts/address book pages, inspirational quotes, monthly reflection questions, and tons more.

    Promising review: "I cannot speak highly enough about this planner. It has EVERYTHING I needed. Goal setting, check. Vision board, check. Habit planner, check. All of these extra fun inserts on top of your regular planning and scheduling. I love the size of this book, not too big but big enough. The monthly calendar and weekly are both the perfect size for jotting down whatever you may need. I bought a companion pack of stickers, and they are so incredibly cute!" —Miko

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    29. A calming tea blend that literally blooms into a flower when steeped — and listen, nothing feels fancier than sipping tea so if there's a flower in it, it's some next level fanciness.

    Free People

    It comes in a jar that contains hand-sewn buds of peach green tea, jasmine green tea, and chrysanthemum green tea.

    Get it from Free People for $20.

    30. A cold-shoulder dress so cute, it's worth planning a trip just so you can wear it on the beach and take a million photos in it. Just peep that crochet lace and fringe detailing!!! *Swoons. Adds to cart. Plans trip to Hawaii.*


    Promising review: "This dress is so amazing and beautiful! I got so many compliments on it when I did my family photoshoot with my husband. I am about 5’6, 180 lbs. with a size D chest — I would say a medium figure. I was looking for a dress that would be flattering yet light and airy for this shoot. I read the reviews which said it runs a bit large, so I ordered a large instead of XL. It fit perfect and was absolutely stunning. It didn’t hug anything on my body which made me feel comfortable, and I feel this would be a great dress for any body type!" —Maggie Prescott

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL and 10 colors/prints).

    31. A ceramic container set with lil' spoons, bamboo lids, and a matching tray that you'll actually want to leave out on your counters. Just think how fancy you'll feel pouring sugar into your morning coffee.

    **The labels do not come on or with the jars, but you can get some chalkboard stickers here if you want to achieve the same aesthetic and label each one!

    Promising review: "I purchased these for my new apartment and I use them to store sugar, salt and pepper. Its extremely convenient to use, and they look super cute! I love them and have already received a ton of compliments on them!" —Vivian

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in three sizes/styles).

    32. A Corkcicle champagne flute available in tons of pretty, magical colors (really, there's one color called "unicorn") that'll keep your drink cool, and you even ~cooler~.


    Promising review: "Perfect shape and size. Keeps my bubbly ice cold until the last drop. Love the pretty colors. Ordered one and had to go back and order a second one. I ordered two different (highly rated) types initially and Corkcicle was definitely the best!" —Lori M.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95+ (available in eight colors, and a wine glass and travel mug version).

    33. A multi-pack of silky scarves for glamming up your outfit or changing up the look of your handbag, because life needs more versatile accessories, gosh darn it!

    Promising review: "What's not to like? I really love that they are packaged individually and that's perfect for gift giving. They looked exactly as shown online and are silky and colorful. They look great as a purse accessory and also on the neck. Very fabulous. Great price for great product." —PinkSugar

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $15+ (available in three color/print sets).

    34. A pair of faux-fur slides so you can kick off your shoes at the end of a long day and slip into these warm cocoons. If you ask me, that is fanciness at its finest!


    Promising review: "I feel a little weird for getting so excited over a pair of slippers but I have to say these are the best slippers I've owned. They are beautiful, luxurious and best of all, super soft and comfortable. These have not only held up perfectly, but they have maintained their cushion and still look fabulous. Recently, I even spilled soup on them while cooking and popped them into the washer and dryer and they came out PERFECTLY. They literally look and feel almost like new. Amazing. Holy grail of slippers! :)" —MJLA

    Get them from Amazon for $17.95 (available in sizes 5-12 and three colors).

    35. A detachable layered necklace that'll ~raise the bar~ for all the jewelry out there. Seriously, a staple like this will give your necklaces a run for their money.


    Promising review: "These are absolutely gorgeous!! I am honestly impressed since they are also very affordable. I love that they are separate. So you can choose to wear just one, two, or all three! I got the rose gold and again, so pretty!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 10 styles/colors).

    36. A curling wand for creating blowout-status waves at a fraction of the price...and in your own home. Psst — this is what a win-win all around looks like.


    Promising review: "This just might be my favorite of the six curling wands I own. What I love about this one is that it makes natural-like curls. Natural curly hair isn't perfect and uniform and this gives that spiral natural yet beachy curly girl look. It heats up fast and is easy to wind your hair around. I hold my medium textured long hair on the wand for a total count of seven seconds and release. Hold the blue handle in the up position and just wrap your one to two inch section of hair around it." —Karli E.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.45 (available in seven wand styles).

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