Accessories Haul – My Luxe Looks for Less!

When it comes to my clothing style, I splurge on a few classic pieces and save on the trendy & fun items. However, no matter what I buy, I’m always looking for good quality – cheap prices shouldn’t automatically mean bad workmanship. Here are some trendy accessories I’ve purchased recently – they mimic the look of designer items for a fraction of the price!

Leopard Clutch & Leather Cuff:

Target Hermes Bracelet Cuff CDC Collier de Chien

Everyone’s obsessed with the Clare Vivier Foldover Leopard Clutch – I love this GAP real leather option – especially for it’s sale price of $30 (first noticed it thanks to Lilly). I don’t think it’s available online anymore, but here’s a cute alternative for only $12 or wait for a promo code for Banana Republic’s equally gorgeous but pricier version here (also seen on the lovely Noelle). The Navy Target Cuff ($12) is reminiscent of the Hermes CDC – without being an exact copy (although Target WAS selling the exact copies as well – pic here). 

Ankle Booties:

Old Navy Buckle Ankle Boots Old Navy Textured Short Zip Boots

I remember wearing ankle boots under my boot-cut jeans in college – and I had no desire to revisit that look. BUT the bootie trend has slowly grown on me – they look lovely worn with skinny jeans, cuffed boyfriend jeans and even dresses! I picked these 2 pairs up on sale at Old Navy for around $25 each: Buckle Ankle Boots (my friend Parveen pointed out that these are a dupe for Rag & Bone Harrow booties) and Textured Short Zip Boots.

Any long-term blog reader will know how much I love Old Navy shoes – they’re trendy, comfortable and don’t fall apart.  My cognac boots (featured frequently in outfit posts) are still going strong 3 years later. And their ballet flats are so chic yet feel like slippers!

Leopard & Nude Patent Heels:

Target Nude Patent Heels

One could argue that leopard heels and nude patent pumps have crossed over from trendy into classic territory – but since I don’t wear heels that often, I preferred buying these shoes at Target rather than investing in more expensive options. Furthermore, something about Target’s shoe design (especially their padded soles) make their shoes SO comfortable (unlike ZARA’s shoes – which are beautiful but need lots of gel insoles!)

Lip Print Scarf:

Glossy lipstick prints have been an unexpected trend this season – I’ve seen this Forever21 sweatshirt and its designer counterpart by Markus Lupfer EVERYWHERE! This scarf by H&M is a more subtle graphic option – though I’ll admit I was drawn in more by the grey and pink colorway than the ‘lips’ design. As we all know, I have a scarf addiction – and I couldn’t leave this scarf behind! It comes in a more bold ‘black with red lips’ option too.

Have you picked up any Luxe-Looks-For-Less recently?

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DISCLAIMER: I purchased all these items myself.


  1. Crumbs and Curls
    November 14, 2013 / 10:30 pm

    I love each of these items! The leopard clutch is my favorite though!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 15, 2013 / 3:12 am

      Thanks – I love it a lot too and am so glad I was able to order it before it got sold out!

  2. Rachelle J
    November 14, 2013 / 11:24 pm

    I love the cuff! I may just have to stop by the nearest target to grab it!! xo,Rachelle

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 15, 2013 / 3:13 am

      Definitely check out your local target – they were put on clearance a couple of weeks ago, but they still had a fair amount! Good luck 🙂

  3. Melissa
    November 15, 2013 / 12:32 am

    Just bought those Old Navy boots yesterday after drooling over them for 2 weeks. I will be on a mad hunt for that Gap clutch, it's perfect!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 15, 2013 / 3:14 am

      Woo hoo – we're boot twins! Good luck finding the clutch – Banana Republic have a gorgeous option too – though it's in the $70+ range – maybe check it out during their 40% off sale?

  4. Shadowy Lady
    November 15, 2013 / 12:39 am

    I adore all your finds. I gotta check out Target for the nude pumps. I have never tried their shoes but now I must!I really want to get into the causal ankle bootie trend. But the only booties I seem to be attracted to are the black sky high heel ones (of which I have 4 pairs) lol!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 15, 2013 / 3:24 am

      The black high-heeled booties I've seen this season are so gorgeous – especially love the quilted ones – but I know I'd never wear them – I just can't survive for long in fancy shoes LOL!

  5. Stephanie | Fantasia Beauty Blog
    November 15, 2013 / 2:20 am

    I really love Nude pumps – they make you look so much taller! Ankle booties are such must-haves for the autumn season 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 15, 2013 / 3:25 am

      Agreed – I hadn't realized how well ankle booties worked with skinny jeans – and they're perfect when it's too cold for flats.

  6. Erica
    November 15, 2013 / 2:39 am

    I bought my 1st pair of ankle boots from target this week – love them!! I've tried them with skinny jeans and a skirt. So fun and so cheap!! Love all your items! Great to know that old navy shoes are good quality. I never think to try them on.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 15, 2013 / 3:26 am

      Yes – I love Old Navy shoes a lot – primarily because they're so comfortable – and secondly because they're so cheaply priced yet not flimsy!

  7. Schnelle
    November 15, 2013 / 2:43 am

    So many pretties! Love that scarf and way to add to the shoe collection- great picks!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 15, 2013 / 3:27 am

      Thanks Schnelle – it's funny how many more shoes I've accumulated – guess that when I find comfortable shoes, I have to stock up 🙂

  8. Monica Da Rosa
    November 15, 2013 / 3:03 am

    Love the clutch! Never thought about purchasing shoes at Old Navy, must check them out next time I am there.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 15, 2013 / 3:28 am

      Thanks Monica – there are a lot of gorgeous leopard clutch options out now – so glad I was able to find a leather one for such a good deal! And definitely check out the Old Navy shoes – your feet will love you 🙂

  9. Kelly F
    November 15, 2013 / 1:25 pm

    Love your haul! I haven't bought shoes from Old Navy before (only sandals) so the fact that you really like them & that I've heard they're having a sale on boots is making me really want to go!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 16, 2013 / 3:47 am

      You definitely should go to their boot sale – it's SOOO worth it 🙂

  10. Jen @ The Social Home
    November 18, 2013 / 3:56 am

    LOVE love love all your pics! Never shopped at Old Navy but I am so ready to go and pick my self up some ankle booties!! And just voted for you! 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 18, 2013 / 5:01 am

      Thank you SO much for the vote Jen – I really appreciate it 🙂 Glad you enjoyed seeing my latest picks – I hope you find the booties on super sale – they're so comfy, you'll love them!

  11. Emiri♥
    November 19, 2013 / 12:26 am

    Love your haul! and the shoes are so amazing <3Please check my blog out and if you're interested, please follow me and I will definitely follow you back 🙂

  12. Mehreen
    November 20, 2013 / 12:43 pm

    Love your accessories as always !!! Looks like I was too late to vote 🙁

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