I often find myself looking for and desiring luxury items- which is totally ok, right? To me, buying a name brand item is a symbol of success. Trust me, it is not a bad thing to want these expensive items, but I get so caught up in wanting luxury items that I feel like if I don't have them, I won't be apart of the "trend." A little materialistic **eye roll**.

What I have learned is that you do not have to have the name brand items to look fashionable/luxury. There are many dupes to expensive clothing, shoes, jewelry, etc! Styling on a budget can be hard if you don't know where to look. After many months of researching and ordering, I have found some hidden gems. I call this "balling on a budget!"

A trend that I have been obsessed with lately is rainbow jewelry. It is such a good way to make a simple outfit fun and flirty. Instead of buying a $98 ring, you can find a $20 ring on Amazon. ( https://www.amazon.com/ATJMLADYJEWELRY-Baguette-Engagement-Colorful-Zirconia/dp/B07MF798HJ/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=rainbow+rings&qid=1563206369&s=gateway&sr=8-5 )

We all know the notorious Louis Vuitton brand (every girl's dream). LV can really put a dent in the bank account. A great way to add a touch of Louis Vuitton in your everyday life is an LV keychain. On Etsy, people make keychains out of recycled Louis Vuitton leather on old bags. ( https://www.etsy.com/listing/582725104/repurposedupcycled-louis-vuitton?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=louis+vuitton+keychain&ref=sr_gallery-1-1&organic_search_click=1&bes=1 )

I am all about chunky earrings. I love a good hoop! You can wear these types of earrings with t-shirts or you can wear them going out. They are such good everyday hoop and there is no reason for them to be overpriced. H&M has so many good options. ( https://www2.hm.com/en_us/productpage.0804300001.html / https://www2.hm.com/en_us/productpage.0772289001.html )

A great way to look the part of being luxury is silk. And silk scarfs worn as tops is the way to go. They can make you look fancy without trying and they are so affordable! Amazon has so many different designs to choose from. To find ways to wear these scarfs, look up "how to wear a scarf as a top" on either Pinterest of Google. ( https://www.amazon.com/YOUR-SMILE-Fashion-Headscarf-Headdress/dp/B01GTNIP6C/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=silk+scarfs&qid=1563207578&s=gateway&sr=8-4 )

Summer is here and that means it is time to rack up on swimsuits. I have such a bad habit of getting a new swimsuit, wearing it about three times, and then getting tired of it. I am so annoying, I know!! Shein is a shopping website that has cheaper clothing, accessories, and swimsuits. Instead of spending money on expensive bathing suits that I will only like for a year, I rather get cheaper swimsuits that way I do not feel guilty about getting rid of them the next summer. ( https://us.shein.com/Beachwear-c-2039.html?icn=beachwear&ici=us_tab01navbar05 )

A company that has great jewelry is ALV jewels. They have affordable jewelry that is also great quality. They are always on top of trends and know how to make statement jewelry. ( https://www.alvjewels.com/ )

Now that is balling on a budget, girls!