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    If you haven’t already received that check from Uncle Sam, it should be en route to you any day now. Here, a round up of what we’re planning on buying, as well as suggestions for you on how to spend that tax refund.

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    Feeling flush?  Now’s the time to spring for that utterly impractical, insanely gorgeous lingerie set that you would never otherwise buy. 

    La Perla Sparkling Jasmine Embroidered Stretch-Tulle Underwired Bra ($230) and Briefs ($130)

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    We like to think of these as Legos for grownups.  File under slightly ridiculous but totally justifiable. 

    Prada Embellished Asymmetric Suede Sandal ($1673)

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    “I need this. Period. But seriously, this J. Brand Aiah Jacket ($1,195) is like the perfect leather moto and a true must-have.”  -Hillary Kerr, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Clique Media

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    “This out-of-print book, Go Sees ($224), by photographer Juergen Teller is the original model-off-duty style document.” -Nicole Kliest, Senior Editor, Who What Wear

     

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    How to dress like a French girl:  Start with this chain-link wristwatch.  It will never, ever, go out of style. 

    Cartier Tank Francaise Watch ($4,300)

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    So the IRS stiffed you and the check you’re staring at isn’t moving mountains in terms of life changes?  Consider this geometric print skirt wearable art at an amazing price. 

    J. Crew Collection Pencil Wrap Skirt in Cubist Print ($198)

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    "I usually love to treat myself to a fresh new bag for spring or summer. This year I have my eye on the Balenciaga Le Dix Cartable M ($1,945).” – Alex Taylor, Content & Social Strategy Director, Clique Media

     

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    "I may be biased, but I say spend that tax return on a luxurious beauty product! The ultimate splurge that you'll have forever? The Mason Pearson Handy Mixture Brush ($150). It has a combination of boar and nylon bristles, which creates soft, touchable, and polished texture instantly." -Lexy Lebsack, Senior Beauty Editor, Byrdie

     (Shop all the best beauty splurges here!)

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    "True, diamonds are forever, but I will argue that this pearl-trim choker is certainly up there in terms of jewelry keepsakes." -Laurie Trott, Fashion Director, Who What Wear

    Delfina Delettrez 18K Yellow Gold Chain & Silver Collar Pearl Necklace ($985)

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    In certain circles, a Bottega Veneta bag is a rite of passage.  This sweet cross-body version has the classic leather weave and a pop of color that will complement even the most casual of outfits. 

    Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Nappa Ayers Messenger Bag in Red ($2,250)

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    If you have already mastered the casual-cool day trench, it’s time to seriously consider the evening trench. 

    Burberry Long Silk Trench Coat With Oversize Detail ($1,695)

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    "I'm going to Costa Rica in May for a friend's wedding, so I've been binge shopping for the trip! I plan on treating myself with this Proenza Schouler 3/4 Length Pleated Dress ($1,540), which is perfect for cocktails on the beach." –Jessica Baker, Managing Editor, Who What Wear

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    You'll find me writing on planes, trains, and automobiles so this Tumi Wireless Keyboard ($125) is the perfect traveling companion. I can plug it into my iPad and make working on the go that much easier. No more schlepping around a heavy laptop! -Evvie Crowley, Senior Editor, Who What Wear

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    Ok, these are white, they’re suede, and they’re studded, so pretty much everything about them is wrong.  And yet, they feel so right.  

    Isabel Marant Morley Moccasin ($1,330)

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    "I love to entertain, but my bare bones NYC kitchen essentials have left me unprepared for throwing dinner parties in LA. With this notice-me set of Le Creuset ($999), I could be the West Coast Ina Garten!” – Danielle Nussbaum, Entertainment Director, Clique Media

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    Amazing things can come in little packages too.  Word on the street this face oil is the Rolex of the beauty world.

    Rodin Olio Lusso ($150)

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    "It's my dream to own a fancy backpack. Between the braided edging and tassel zipper pull, this sleek version is my current frontrunner." –Kat Collings, Associate Editor, Who What Wear

    Wendy Nichol Black Braided Leather Folio Backpack ($1,095)

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    "My hair is at that awkward in-between length so I plan on spending my extra cash on a fresh new hair cut and color from MéCHE Salon.  Haircuts and highlights start at ($175), separately." -Michelle Scanga, Editor, Who What Wear

     

     

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    By now it should be clear to you the power of a leopard coat.  Why not consider creating a forever home for this midi-length version?

    Adam Lippes Leopard Jacquard Opera Coat ($1,970)

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    Do you still shudder when you think of all those late nights you spent organizing receipts last month?  Next year, do that hateful task in style, with a luxurious silk robe such as this one. 

    Stevie Howell Bryony Red Silk Robe de Chambre ($475)

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Le Dix Cartable M Bag

Le Dix Cartable M Bag

Balenciaga, $1945
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Long Silk Trench Coat With Oversize Detail

Long Silk Trench Coat With Oversize Detail

Burberry, $1695
SHOP
Tank Francaise Watch

Tank Francaise Watch

Cartier, $4300
SHOP
Collection Pencil Wrap Skirt in Cubist Print

Collection Pencil Wrap Skirt in Cubist Print

J. Crew, $198
SHOP
Go Sees

Go Sees

Juergen Teller, $224
SHOP
Embellished Asymmetric Suede Sandal

Embellished Asymmetric Suede Sandal

Prada, $1673
SHOP
Aiah Jacket

Aiah Jacket

J. Brand, $1195
SHOP
Intrecciato Nappa Ayers Messenger Bag in Red

Intrecciato Nappa Ayers Messenger Bag in Red

Bottega Veneta, $2250
SHOP
18K Yellow Gold Chain & Silver Collar Pearl Necklace

18K Yellow Gold Chain & Silver Collar Pearl Necklace

Delfina Delettrez, $985
SHOP
Sparkling Jasmine Embroidered Stretch-Tulle Underwired Bra and Briefs

Sparkling Jasmine Embroidered Stretch-Tulle Underwired Bra and Briefs

La Perla, $360
SHOP
Morley Moccasin

Morley Moccasin

Isabel Marant, $1330
SHOP
Handy Mixture Brush

Handy Mixture Brush

Mason Pearson, $150
SHOP
3/4 Length Pleated Dress

3/4 Length Pleated Dress

Proenza Schouler, $1540
SHOP
Olio Lusso

Olio Lusso

Rodin, $150
SHOP
Bryony Red Silk Robe de Chambre

Bryony Red Silk Robe de Chambre

Stevie Howell, $475
SHOP
Wireless Keyboard

Wireless Keyboard

Tumi, $125
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Black Braided Leather Folio Backpack

Black Braided Leather Folio Backpack

Wendy Nichol, $1095
SHOP
Cast Iron Set

Cast Iron Set

Le Creuset, $999
SHOP
Leopard Jacquard Opera Coat

Leopard Jacquard Opera Coat

Adam Lippes, $1970
SHOP
Bryony Red Silk Robe de Chambre

Bryony Red Silk Robe de Chambre

Stevie Howell, $475
SHOP
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