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How to Get Everything You Want For Less Than $50

From writing dozens of blog posts about under-$50 jeans, dresses, shoes, handbags—you name it, we've covered it—I've become very good at finding cheap stuff that looks amazing. And today, I'm going to share all of my secret sources and tips with you.

But be warned: Once you get going, you won't want to stop. So don't blame me if you're tired tomorrow from adding things to your digital cart at two in morning. Because once you've bought a new fall wardrobe, re-decorated your apartment, ordered something for your sister's birthday AND STILL have enough cash left for that Moda Operandi splurge...you'll want to sent me a gift. So make it a deceptively pricey-looking one.

Click through the slideshow below to start your savings spree!

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Delias.com

Sure, the last time you browsed here was the sixth grade—but if you ignore the prom and graphic tee sections, there's actually a lot of stuff that adults can wear, too. I suggest browsing the well-priced denim (this pair of black jeans would look very grown-up with a button-down) and jackets (here's an under $50 chiffon blazer—seriously!) instead.


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Forever21.com

The trick to shopping here is to skip right over the knitwear and shoes (imitation wool, cashmere and leather often looks cheap) and go right to the dresses. Anything made from a chiffon fabric (like this $19.80 red one here) or lace looks pricier than it is, especially when you accessorize it with higher-end pieces that you already own.


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Everlane

There are a lot of members-only T-shirt websites, but this one is my favorite. Each costs between $15 and $25, but feels like a fancy $75 James Perse tee.


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Etsy.com

For every costs-more-than-$1,000 designer accessory you're coveted, there's a much cheaper, "inspired-by" version here. And because it's handmade, it doesn't count as a knock-off!


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