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Treating Yourself to Luxury

Dawn Mayo

It feels great when I've worked really hard and I'm able to splurge on something for myself. With a large family, I can easily get lost in what everyone else wants and forget myself. Usually, I'm a huge fan of putting self last, but there are times when I just pamper myself with something extra special. 

When I'm in the market for a special "me" treat, I think of luxury brands that make splendid splurges that represent my own personal style. It's not a bad idea to splurge every once in awhile something in the world of luxurious items for a job well-done, a change of life status or a celebration of a milestone. So I make sure that I set goals, specifically so that when I reach them, I can reward myself with something special.

A splurge doesn't have to be something outrageously expensive. It can be something that you wouldn't ordinarily buy because it's just not in your immediate budget. One year, I rewarded myself with a brand new perfume, Chanel Chance. I never had a regret about that bottle of perfume because it felt great to reward myself with something that I'd not only worked for, but it also inspired me to keep pushing towards the next reward. I think it's important to see rewards for hard work, but without sacrificing your needs, of course.

Check out some of the top treats that spell class, luxury, and sophistication in every bit and corner:

Luxury Bags

Bags are known as a representation of status and elegance especially for women. There are bags that are affordable and practical to use while others are attire accents that seal your classy ensemble. Luxury bags are varied in style, price tag, and function. Some of the most renowned luxury brands in the world include Hermes, Louis Vuitton, and Chanel, among many others.

Luxury Shoes

Men and women love shoes and luxury footwear is a status symbol that reflects the affluence and taste of the wearer. Shoe enthusiasts splurge on some of the most luxurious shoes that are internationally known and recognized. Some of the most important names in the luxury shoe department include Miu Miu, Stuart Weitzman, Gucci, Alexander McQueen, Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik, and Louis Vuitton.

Luxury Jewelry

Jewelry is an everyday accessory and luxury jewelry brands are staples of the rich and affluent. From bracelets to earrings, cufflinks, necklaces, and watches, there are numerous jewelry pieces to indulge in for a luxury treat. There are top names in this niche such as Chopard, Bulgari, Piaget, Tiffany, Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, and Harry Winston. (Just checked out Mr. Winston's Google+ page and found the most gorgeous ruby drop earrings!!)

Luxury Fashion

There are most amazing luxury clothing and fashion brands in the market. Luxury names include Fendi, Coach, Burberry, Prada, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, and Hermes. These brands offer various fashion items from timepieces to clothing to other accessory pieces.

Jo Malone London Candle
Luxury Candles

Although not as usually as expensive as other luxury products in the market, luxury candles are must-haves if you are looking for the real essence of the word indulgence. Treat yourself to a bubble bath with the most soothing, luxurious, and decadent scented candles. There are various names in this category such as Le Feu Violet, Earl Grey Luxury Candle, Penhaligon's London, and Brighton Collection. Jo Malone's candle, above, ( photo courtesy of Nordstrom) is a whopping $455) for 88 ounces. Other luxury candles may be found in gift and novelty shops and high end boutiques. Handmade candles can offer a luxury beyond compare of those that are manufactured. Quality and uniqueness are all factors that make handmade candles a luxurious splurge.

It is easy to pamper and treat yourself to luxury especially with the widest array of luxury brands available in the international market. From fashion to luxury scented candles, the choices are simply overflowing. I'm eyeballing a cute little handbag for my next splurge, and I'm pinching my pennies to own it. What will be your next splurge?


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