The Look For Less

Summer Outfit

Denim Dress The Look for Less
Loose Curls Hairstyle

Summer Style

JORD Wood Watch and White Handbag

Denim Dress (similar here & here) | Lauren Conrad Scalloped Ballet Flats (so comfy! I wear them with everything) | JORD Wood Watch c/o | Versona Darlene Satchel (I couldn’t believe my eyes when I found this bag! – identical to the Chloe Marcie Satchel on sale for $15 – unfortunately no longer online, but definitely stop by Versona Accessories if you live near one!) | Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in “Petal” | Kendra Scott Elton Gold Bracelet in Iridescent Drusy | | Kendra Scott Lee Gold Earrings in Platinum Drusy

A few weeks ago my mom and I went into one of our favorite places for fun and affordable accessories, Versona. It is very similar to Charming Charlie  in that the merchandise is spread out by color which makes shopping a breeze! I picked up a few sundresses (last seen in this post) that were on sale and came across this darling white satchel for $15! I love the look of the Chloe Marcie Satchel, but am not a fan of the price so I had to snatch this one up! I almost had my sister fooled that I had bought the real one until she noticed the $15 price tag (oops). She loved it so much we went back and got her one too! I’ve searched high and low to find this exact bag online and haven’t had any luck. I think this horseshoe saddle bag and this blue saddle bag (both under $30) are fun and great for summer!
Saving money is great and I have found identical dupes to designer pieces, but I also don’t think there’s anything wrong with purchasing something you’ve worked hard to save for like a designer handbag, shoes, or piece of clothing. I remember saving throughout high school for a Burberry Quilted Jacket and it was such a rewarding feeling knowing how hard and long I had saved when I finally got it!- to this day it is still my favorite thing in my closet and I look forward to wearing it every winter!
Below are my “splurge” and “save” selections for this look. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend celebrating the 4th – We have so much to be grateful for!
bloom & grow forever,
Madeline Rose


  • Shannon Waisath July 5, 2016 at 9:31 am

    I love love love the silhouette of this dress! Looks great 🙂