Break Out the Benjamins: Take a Peek at These Splurge-Worthy Summer Items
Posted Monday June 25, 2012 8:40 AM GMT
Oh, sweet summertime. A season full of afternoons spent by the pool, backyard BBQs and shopping – lot and lots of shopping.
We’re not sure why, it could be the massive happy-inducing doses of Vitamin D we’re taking in on the daily – but our retail romps are coming in waves right now and we’re in the mood to splurge on some goodies!
Besides, we’re allowed to treat ourselves every once in a while, right? If you’re feeling a case of shopaholic-ness creeping up on you too, take a look at some items we’re pulled together that are totally splurge-worthy.
From investment pieces to total impulse buys, all of these pieces are perfect options for the gal looking to indulge herself!
Rag & Bone ‘Pascal’ Leather Panel Crepe Jacket, $795: The perfect summer layering option, this lightweight, leather paneled blazer is incredible for a number of reasons! It’s very versatile; it would look great with any ensemble whether it was a part of the outfit or simply a jacket brought along for when the temps dip down low. We love the leather accents on this Rag & Bone blazer!
Alice + Olivia Triss Pleated Silk Maxi Dress, $597: We love maxi dresses for summer. They’re effortlessly elegant, totally chic and incredibly fitting for any occasion! If you’re going to splurge on this particular style, we especially love this frock from Alice + Olivia. Why? Well, where do we start? The peek-a-boo back, the pleats, the weightless fabric…we think it’s simply stunning!
Phillip Lim Lemon Lark Tote, $875: Every gal needs a trusty, large carryall that’s perfect for everyday use! We love this electric yellow bag from Phillip Lim. Its classy, structured look makes it one accessory we’d splurge on any day!
Dior’s Cat’s Eye Sunglasses, $295: We are obsessed with these fabulously retro sunglasses from Dior! Sultry looking and uber-trendy, these sexy sunnies boast one of the season’s hottest structures – the cat eye! Picture yourself riding with the top down this summer in these babies…
Fiona Paxton ‘Tribal Goddess’ Breeze Metal Chain and Leather Necklace, $360: The only thing cooler than a chunky necklace is a tribal-inspired chunky necklace. A must-have staple accessory piece of the season, this swanky piece would look great paired with a crewneck t-shirt and a pair of high-waisted shorts or trousers.
Clube Bossa Ruched Plunge-Front Halterneck Swimsuit, $565: One-piece swimwear is extremely haute right now. Designers everywhere are pulling inspiration from decades before us of sophisticated, classy beach-worthy designs. We love the ruching on this Clube Bossa suit and the plunging neckline is simply to-die-for!
3LAB Perfect BB Cream SPF 40, $95: One of the biggest beauty crazes this season, BB creams are making their mark in the cosmetic realm as one of the most beneficial skin products available! They’re designed to brighten skin and protect it with a sheer tint of color. This particular one from 3LAB is infused with the brand’s signature bio-engineered growth hormone and apple stem cell technology, which also helps to regenerate new skin cells - certainly a summer must-have!
KORS Michael Kors Chiali Leather Buckled Platform Platform Sandal, $295: Besides the wedge, chunky heels are one of the hottest shoe styles of the season! Lending a major boho-chic vibe to any getup, this sleek and sassy style is perfect for the fashionista looking to add a little pizazz to her ensemble. We especially love the buckles on this hot pair of Michael Kors kicks!
Chanel N°5, $105: A total classic, this powerful and long-lasting scent will linger for hours, evoking endless emotion from your significant other! Seen as a sensual scent, this scent is also appropriate for daytime wear, as it will garner you immediate attention from the minute you enter a room, to the very moment you leave it – certainly worth the investment.
Bobbi Brown ‘Desert Twilight’ Eye Palette, $60: This season, it’s all about the neutral eye. Soft browns and neutral colors are dominating the cosmetic scene, urging women everywhere to embrace their natural beauty and go for the doe-eyed look! This palette from Bobbi Brown captures the essence of summer in eight warm shades of browns and beiges that will look great against that sun-kissed skin of yours.
SK-II ‘Facial Treatment’ UV Protection, $120: This would certainly be a beauty splurge, but let us tell you, it’s worth every penny! Rich in SK-II Pitera and luxurious moisturizers, this product contains incredible UVA/UVB protection, which is perfect for the gal looking for a lightweight sun-combating option. It also aids in the fight against pre-mature aging and leaves skin positively radiant after just a few uses!