Happy Friday, and happy official start to the holiday season! It is now socially acceptable to listen to Christmas music, bake and eat to your heart's content, and make your own holiday wish lists! I'm super guilty of already starting the latter, and I'm sharing a few tips I go by when others ask what I want for gifts. I love to be very specific (pictures, serial numbers, you get the idea) because a) it makes it so much easier on the gift giver and 2. you know you will be getting something you have been wanting/needing! When it comes to items on those lists, I always make sure to include the following three items:
I LOVE Chanel lip products, but prices are pretty steep ($30 here) and items like this (Dior, Armani, YSL) SO rarely go on sale. Classic perfumes also tend to be in high demand and never make it to the sale rack. I would definitely recommend making sure to include a few of these higher end beauty items on your list to stock up on for the rest of year.
Similar to the beauty items above, classic jewelry pieces (like the ones from Tiffany & Co pictured above) never go on sale, and it is incredibly hard to find legit secondhand pieces that are in a nice shape. Also, the thought of putting earrings in my own ears that have been in other ears just totally puts me off. I got the pictured necklace and earrings as gifts on separate occasions, and it is great to know they are authentic, in pristine condition, and don't contain ear germs, you feel me?
Designer Wardorbe Staples
While I have bought quite a few designer wardrobe staple pieces secondhand, these items tend to be worn frequently, and they will obviously last you longer when they are purchased brand new. These classic tops from Burberry are favorites of mine, and were also received as gifts in the past. The black polo has been in my closet for nearly 8 years! While pricey, you are definitely getting your money's worth in the longterm as the quality is so high. These are definitely great pieces to invest in for you closet, and receiving these as gifts allows you to focus more on your #fancyfinds! :)
My main takeways from this post is to make sure you plan, know what you need, and not be afraid to utilize the your wishlist to get those items that just never go on sale!
Live for luxury? No trust fund, no problem!
Join the fancy free journey as we seek the
finer things in life, sans millions.
- Marie Claire, September 2016