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    Jun 2, 2019

    33 Products That Scream, “I’m Fancy! (But On A Budget)"

    For those of us who love luxury AND saving money.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A crochet knit tote bag featuring a magnetic closure, wooden handles, and an inside pocket — and honestly, this has no dang right being this adorable and affordable.

    Forever 21

    Get it on sale from Forever 21 for $22.32 (originally $27.90; available in two colors).

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

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "It’s exactly like the photo and looks great in my entryway. The pot was 10.5 inches at the top and fits perfectly (a little snug getting it through the opening, but since the middle of the basket is wider, it has plenty of room once in). I have some of those gray/white Moroccan-style throw pillows and rugs that are trendy at the moment, and this blends in great with the decor." —Erika Millen

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

    3. A pair of statement-making acrylic earrings everyone will assume you got from a high-end boutique. You didn't, but they don't have to know that!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are just the right size and so light to wear! I was worried they'd be heavy but it feels like you're not wearing anything. The color is stunning. Lots of complements on these! Glad I didn't pay 10 times the price for a similar style." —Misee

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 17 styles).

    4. A pack of rose gold (ROSE GOLD!) ball point pens that'll make you consider giving up texting for snail mail. These pens, they're so fierce!

    Amazon

    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 from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in three finishes and two ink colors).

    5. And! A hand lettering 101 book so your fancy writing can match your fancy new pens. This guide includes detailed instructions for nine lettering styles and will teach you all the basics you need for some flawless penmanship.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    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 $5.99.

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

    Amazon

    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.

    7. A flowy duster that appears to have just come from some fancy department store, when in reality, you're just a really good bargain hunter.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Listen ladies!! This is a very thin coverall garment. It feels sexy on, it blows in the wind, it’s definitely an attention getter because it flares and hangs so attractively. You want this in your summer wardrobe, honey. Wear them with shorts, leggings, jeans, and bathing suits; IT'S GREAT FOR CRUISES!! Have Fun With It!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S-5XL and 19 prints/colors).

    8. A set of faux-leather pillow covers for giving your living room an expensive-feeling upgrade without having to drop a ton of cash on the real thing.

    Amazon

    Just keep in mind that these are 18 by 18-inch covers! If you need pillow inserts, you can get a set of two for $15.99.

    Promising review: "I purchased this set of two faux leather pillow covers to add texture to my decor. The gray color is very rich and the covers are very supple. The zipper is very high quality. They came out of the package with creases from being folded, so I put my iron on the lowest steam setting and placed a pressing cloth on top of the cover, and it smoothed the creases out without affecting the texture. I really like these pillow covers." —Bigred

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $17.99 (available in seven colors).

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

    amazon.com / amazon.com

    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 $19.99+ (available in 12 styles/colors).

    10. 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.

    Amazon

    Your dinner guests will be so impressed.

    Get the black one from Amazon for $6.76 and the white one for $6.89.

    11. A pair of precious block heels with a thin ankle strap and trendy dusty rose fabric — and ooooh, just *THINK* of all the outfits these will tie together.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These shoes are absolutely adorable! They go with so much in my closet, and they are very comfortable. Right out of the box I wore them for an entire work day. I'm typically a size 7 and I bought these in a size 7. I only wish I had enough closet space for every color!" —Maryellen

    Get them from Amazon for $21+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and 22 colors).

    12. An expandable, bamboo utensil organizer that's basically lightyears ahead of the plastic one you bought ages ago in college.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I originally got this as a housewarming present for a friend, but liked it so much I purchased it for myself. I like this organizer. Great expandable feature. Well made. It came quickly. No smell, and the wood looks gorgeous. It is quite spacious, and gives you a lot more room than the typical utensil organizer." —Jennifer Olands

    Get it from Amazon for $19.58.

    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!

    Amazon, amazon.com

    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 $11.99.

    14. A paper bag short worth planning an entire brunch around. The wrap! The blue and cream stripes! *Swoons*, it's all too much.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $21.90 (available in sizes XS-L).

    15. An acrylic, dried floral toilet brush set that — ummm — is honestly gorgeous. A toilet brush that's...gorgeous? I didn't thing such a thing existed yet here we are!

    Urban Outfitters

    Includes the brush and holder!

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29.

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

    Amazon

    Promising review: "In love! I've had several stainless steel bottles but this one is my favorite! I got the rose gold/copper and not only is it cute, but it keeps my water cold all day long! I am in and out of my car for my job almost all day long in Georgia, so any liquids in my car get so hot. I have put ice water in this bottle in the morning and by 3 pm there are still pieces of ice cubes in there! Awesome!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95+ (available in two colors and 29 prints/colors).

    17. A two-piece, high-waisted swimsuit with such an affordable price tag, it would be a sin not to get one in, like, 10+ prints. A top *and* bottom piece for under $25? Get out.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I LOVE THIS! Oh my gosh. I have never felt more comfortable or confident in a bikini in my life. It covers what I want covered and accentuates what needs to be accentuated. I'm 5'3 and roughly 145 lbs. and the large fit perfectly. The leg holes are not tight at all (which is where I expected to have trouble because my hips don't lie). The top is a little big and far apart but I simply twisted it to make them closer and now I have zero complaints." —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in sizes S-4XL and 21 prints).

    18. An actually stylish clock for the sad, lonely wall that has nothing on it. Yes, clocks can be cute and cheap, too!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "The quality of the finish is better than expected for a clock in this price range. I've only had it for a few months but it keeps time perfectly and silently so far. It is a bit difficult to see in low light so choose this for a bright spot." —Danny Veeh

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

    19. An aviator-meets-brow-bar pair of sunnies, because you don't have to settle for two separate styles when you can wear them BOTH at the same time. Talk about being cost effective.

    Amazon / amazon.com

    Promising review: "Amazing sunglasses! The quality, feel, comfort, and style for the price are truly unbelievable. I was skeptical at first, especially about the lens polarization but it's true! I now have three pairs from Sojos and wear them all more often then my designer Dior pair. The convenience and affordability of these sunglasses allows me to leave a pair in my car, at work, home, and in my gym bag, and that's a big plus too! I have light colored eyes and I am very sensitive to sunlight. Living in Florida makes sunglasses a necessity and now I am never without a pair. They aren't just for fashion either, the aviator style is ultra lightweight and the arms wrap around my ears, no slipping when I run or bend over. Looking forward to adding more pairs to my collection. :)" —Kevin S.

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in eight colors).

    20. A neutral eyeshadow palette featuring 16 highly pigmented colors so you can create a soft but fierce look without having to spend 50% of your paycheck on a super expensive one.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have all the Urban Decay Naked palettes except one, and let me just say that this palette is just as good. The shadows have a buttery feel and go on smooth with a minimum of fall out. I use all my shadows with an eyelid primer (Milani nude, at present) and with the primer, these shadows have just as good staying power as Urban Decay, MAC, etc. at least in my opinion." —Denise

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95+ (available in three color palettes).

    21. A metal stretch belt adorned with an elegant butterfly that'll take your ensemble to the next level. Really, it'll ~soar~ after you clip this on.

    ModCloth

    Get it from ModCloth for $15.

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

    Amazon

    Succulents are not included!

    Promising review: "I don’t have a green thumb in my body but I love little plants. I’ve killed so many of them that I’ve settled for the plastic kind lol. I’ve had these little succulents for just over a year but their old pots made them look a little funky... Introduce these little pots and now they look so much cutter. My space looks more put together as well. Great addition to any desk. Packaged well. The pots do have a little hole in the bottom so the water can exit if your succulents are alive!" —SincerelyHuman

    Get a set of two on Amazon for $16.90 (available in six styles).

    23. A brightening, diamond peel-off mask you deserve to treat yourself to, especially if you've been *under a lot of pressure* lately.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I really, really like this mask. When you apply the mask to your face it looks like shimmering pearls. What I really like about the product is that it is a peel-off mask. Depending on how thickly you put the product on your face it only takes 20-30 minutes to dry. That sounds like a long time but it is worth the wait. When you peel this off your face and then do a final rinse your face feels and looks wonderful. I then follow with a moisturizer (that's just me). I use this product once a week. I highly recommend this product to anyone who wants younger- and better-looking skin." —Grandma Fran

    Get it from Amazon for $17.56.

    24. A vacation-ready jumpsuit in possibly the coolest print ever that's 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.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This jumper is so cute. I'm 5'5 and 165 lbs. I bought a medium and it fits well. There is a bit of extra space in the crotch area but it doesn't mess up the outfit — and besides it was inexpensive. Also, you can still wear a low cut bra and it wont show in the front peep holes. I'm so excited and I cant wait to wear this. Perfect for vacation or a bbq. The material is light but not thin or see through." —Shopping for fun

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes S-3XL and 15 prints).

    25. A set of floral snake glasses — and if you're drinking out of anything but these, then what are you even doing?! These are truly fabulous.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get a set of two from Urban Outfitters for $16.

    26. A cage pendant and Edison bulb that'll light up your space with some sweet rustic charm. This is like Joanna Gaines status, but on a budget.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    The cage pendant *does* come with the bulb, and the cord measures 15 feet.

    Promising review: "My husband and I like a more rustic look and this lamp fits the bill! We live in a converted school bus and this is in our bedroom area. It's the perfect amount of light for reading without being too bright and we love the style! The toggle switch is a rocker style vs. a turn style and it's so much easier to use." —WanderingLass

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

    27. 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!

    Rosebeading / Etsy

    Get it from Rosebeading on Etsy for $4.04 (available in two colors).

    28. A darling fedora so you can keep the sun out of your face and look absolutely trendy while you do it. Oh, and it comes in tons of lovely colors, and ya might as well get five.

    amazon.com / amazon.com

    Promising review: "Seriously a great find! I've been looking for a hat for a long time for an upcoming trip. All the hats I've tried were either too floppy, too small for my face or just plain uncomfortable. The brim on this hat is a perfect size to keep the sun off your face and stays perfectly in place so it won't obstruct your vision. You can adjust the sizing using a ribbon hidden in the lining, making the fit perfect even for a windy day. Overall, this hat is very stylish and well-made. Thinking of buying another one in a different color (and I'm not a hat person, but this hat is smooth like that). This is the first review I've ever written, but just had to because I absolutely LOVE this hat!" —Jess

    Get it from Amazon for $16.45 (available in 14 colors).

    29. Minute mug cake mixes that'll seriously (and quickly) nourish your soul — no need to hit up a fancy restaurant and order an expensive meal just to get to the yummy dessert.

    Foodstirs

    Get a set of three flavors from Foodstirs for $15.99.

    30. A gooooorgeous faux-opal ring guaranteed to take all the attention away from your other rings, sorry in advance to your other jewelry.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "The ring itself is gorgeous and sparkles constantly. It's adjustable so it doesn't connect all the way and depending on your ring size, there might be a gap. Regardless I wore the ring every day all day; washed my hands with it on, cleaned, etc. It lasted about a good 6-7 months before it finally snapped from me adjusting and readjusting the 'size' to which finger I wanted to wear it on. While that's not particularly a long time, for the price and quality, I'd say its great." —Angelic

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95 (available in three colors).

    31. A faux-sheepskin throw for transforming dull, uncomfortable seating into a glam retreat you'll never want to leave. Oh, just think all the books waiting to be read atop this fluffy thing.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These faux-sheepskin throws were exactly what I was looking for to cover my dining room chairs, which are upholstered with a white fabric. They also add a chic, boho feel to the room. They are very soft, quite large, and a great value for the cost. Highly recommend!" —madeline bonfils

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in 10 sizes and five colors).

    32. A multipack of geometric mesh socks so even your feet can work their best ~angles~. Who knew socks (SOCKS!) could be fancy???

    Amazon

    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 pack of five pairs from Amazon for $10.99 (available in eight style sets).

    33. And lastly — a Lippie Stix from ColourPop, because full matte coverage, rich pigments, hydration, *and* affordability should ALWAYS go hand-in-hand. Tl;dr: This wont dry our your lips (like some matte lipsticks tend to do).

    ColourPop

    Promising review: "I am a huge ColourPop fan, and this Lippie is just the newest of my obsessions. Not only is the pigment amazing, but you can also work it down to a more subtle color or you can totally just pop it on for a more in your face look. 10/10 would recommend." —Cam R.

    Get it from ColourPop for $6+ (other colors available here).

    Here's to enjoying the finer things in life.

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