Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog: The Luxe For Less {A lot less…}

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Luxe For Less {A lot less…}

So, I confess that I look at home decor product websites an insane amount. I have no shame.

I also confess that I become obsessed with items, but I also want to have them at the absolute CHEAPEST price. ABSOLUTE CHEAPEST.

Ya got that?

I will spend time searching for coupons, promo codes and eBates to figure out how to get the best deal possible, because let’s face…given this economy you have to spend smart.

Plus the more I save, the more I have to spend on other stuff.

But I digress.

Today I wanted to show you all some luxe items and their less-expensive, but equally luxe, counter parts.

Item #1: Stacked crystal sphere lamp (aka: the ball lamp)

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$389 on sale at Restoration Hardware + shipping & tax

lamp-ball

$290 at Pottery Barn + shipping & tax

lamp2

$150 at Overstock + $2.95 shipping (no tax)

Item #2:  The Crystal Column Table Lamp

tablelamp2

$249-$299 at Restoration Hardware + Shipping & Tax

tablelamp1

$120 at Overstock + $2.95 Shipping (no tax)

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$50 at Wal-Mart + Free Site-to-Store Shipping & Tax

There are lots more examples I have found, but I will save those for next time. If there’s an item you’re trying to find for less, feel free to e-mail me and I will see if I can help you out.

That being said…

I’ve noticed a lack of comments and a small drop in followers of my blog, and so I wanted to ask YOU if there were any special things you’d like to see featured or written about on this blog? With the closing date of our house coming nearer, I’ll surely have lots of great DIY stuff to post about. However, I never started this blog to turn it into a huge home decor blog, because I just know I am not that cool nor awesome at home decor junk. I also know I am random and write about things like Weight Watchers, Pussycat Doll DVD reviews, and whine about being fat and lower middle class. I’m not totally star-blogger material. But I do want my blog to be relevant, entertaining and ya know, read by people other than my husband. Suggestions are welcome, and I look forward to blogging more and losing followers less.

siggy

2 comments:

  1. I've been a follower for a while! My blog is currently inactive...but I've got plans to get it up and going..as soon as I get a few other things under control. I wanted to comment that your blog is VERY relevant to ME. I'm also (recently back) on weight watchers, aka: fat, and lower middle class, love my dogs, and love to decorate and update my home on a bargain budget. I can't wait to see the DIY projects you've got planned!

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  2. Aw girl, you could probably just write you name over and over again and I would still follow and comment.

    This post was great though. There are so many blogs out there that will show you how to hack or make your own version of home dec stuff that is mega bucks from somewhere else. Me thinks you are onto something, I would much rather find the look for less without having to break out my glue gun, paint brushes or skill saw.

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Luxe For Less {A lot less…}

So, I confess that I look at home decor product websites an insane amount. I have no shame.

I also confess that I become obsessed with items, but I also want to have them at the absolute CHEAPEST price. ABSOLUTE CHEAPEST.

Ya got that?

I will spend time searching for coupons, promo codes and eBates to figure out how to get the best deal possible, because let’s face…given this economy you have to spend smart.

Plus the more I save, the more I have to spend on other stuff.

But I digress.

Today I wanted to show you all some luxe items and their less-expensive, but equally luxe, counter parts.

Item #1: Stacked crystal sphere lamp (aka: the ball lamp)

image

$389 on sale at Restoration Hardware + shipping & tax

lamp-ball

$290 at Pottery Barn + shipping & tax

lamp2

$150 at Overstock + $2.95 shipping (no tax)

Item #2:  The Crystal Column Table Lamp

tablelamp2

$249-$299 at Restoration Hardware + Shipping & Tax

tablelamp1

$120 at Overstock + $2.95 Shipping (no tax)

image

$50 at Wal-Mart + Free Site-to-Store Shipping & Tax

There are lots more examples I have found, but I will save those for next time. If there’s an item you’re trying to find for less, feel free to e-mail me and I will see if I can help you out.

That being said…

I’ve noticed a lack of comments and a small drop in followers of my blog, and so I wanted to ask YOU if there were any special things you’d like to see featured or written about on this blog? With the closing date of our house coming nearer, I’ll surely have lots of great DIY stuff to post about. However, I never started this blog to turn it into a huge home decor blog, because I just know I am not that cool nor awesome at home decor junk. I also know I am random and write about things like Weight Watchers, Pussycat Doll DVD reviews, and whine about being fat and lower middle class. I’m not totally star-blogger material. But I do want my blog to be relevant, entertaining and ya know, read by people other than my husband. Suggestions are welcome, and I look forward to blogging more and losing followers less.

siggy

2 comments :

  1. I've been a follower for a while! My blog is currently inactive...but I've got plans to get it up and going..as soon as I get a few other things under control. I wanted to comment that your blog is VERY relevant to ME. I'm also (recently back) on weight watchers, aka: fat, and lower middle class, love my dogs, and love to decorate and update my home on a bargain budget. I can't wait to see the DIY projects you've got planned!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Aw girl, you could probably just write you name over and over again and I would still follow and comment.

    This post was great though. There are so many blogs out there that will show you how to hack or make your own version of home dec stuff that is mega bucks from somewhere else. Me thinks you are onto something, I would much rather find the look for less without having to break out my glue gun, paint brushes or skill saw.

    ReplyDelete