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.
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)
We like to think of these as Legos for grownups. File under slightly ridiculous but totally justifiable.
Prada Embellished Asymmetric Suede Sandal ($1673)
“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
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)
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)
"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
"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
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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)
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)
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)
"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
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
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)
"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
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)
"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)
"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 M
éCHE Salon. Haircuts and highlights start at ($175), separately." -Michelle Scanga, Editor, Who What Wear
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)
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)