I may or may not have gone a little spend-crazy a couple of weeks ago. I was about to accept a new job, and I figured that my soon-to-be higher salary justified a few splurges that I had once resisted. Let’s be honest, there are a million splurge-worthy items I’ve been lusting over lately, but I knew I only had a certain amount of money to blow before it became downright irresponsible (I’m so mature). After much rational (read totally irrational) deliberation over the necessity factor of each item, I settled on three: a new straightener, a real leather jacket and real leather riding boots.
The first splurge was the ghd Classic Styler. If I’m being honest, I used some Amazon gift cards I had saved up to snag this little piece of heaven. However, I would have paid the full sticker price even without the gift cards. It makes straightening hair super speedy, and it leaves my hair silky smooth. Every morning when I do my hair, I now see hearts, rainbows and butterflies.
The next two splurges were made in one day. First came the boots, then the jacket. I was half an hour early for my hair appointment at Sassoon, so I decided to pop into Marshalls rather than sit around and wait. The second I walked through the front doors, I noticed a shining beacon of shoe porn out of the corner of my right eye. Obviously I casually walked (read booked it) over to the shelves to dig through the boxes to find my size. The second I slipped these Rebecca Minkoff Harness boots on to my lonely, bootless feet, I knew I had met my soulmate (pun so intended). They go well with everything and make me feel so trendy.
Last but not least, I spotted the leather bomber jacket of my dreams while perusing the racks of Gap with my cousin who recently moved to Boston for college. It was gracing a mannequin, and I thought … “damn, I want to be that mannequin.” The leather feels like butter, and I imagine I look like a bad ass whenever I wear it. Slipping into the bomber makes me feel like everything will be alright. I haven’t taken a picture of it yet, so more to come on that.
I plan to do a more in-depth review on all of these three purchases coming up, so keep your eyes open.
Have you made any splurges lately? What is your most splurge-worthy purchase?
Photos: Kristin Bassett/BeautyXpose, Gap, BlueFly.com, ghd