On what would you splurge right now if you could?

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This changes every day, but at the moment I’d go for this awesome vintage Fiorucci poster that I found on eBay and can’t stop thinking about.

And also this incredible puffer, which exceeds the GOACA price limit by a country mile but is just so, so cool and cozy-looking.

In addition to which! This glorious necklace from Ten Thousand Things. Now you tell me: on what would you break the bank?

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60 Thoughts on On what would you splurge right now if you could?
    Francine
    1 Oct 2020
    11:13pm

    A new, very expensive mattress. A pool heater (ours stopped working last year). A most excellent fridge. An eye lift. And a handyman on 24-hr call.

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      Amber NEFF
      9 Oct 2020
      8:24pm

      You had me at eye lift and 24 hour handyman.

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    Aileen
    1 Oct 2020
    11:28pm

    The new William Morris wallpaper by Ben Pentreath. Love. Also a silver wax cast lace Merzatta belt buckle. Way more in reach, but still a bit of a splurge!

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    LisaR
    2 Oct 2020
    8:45am

    I’d love to walk into a favorite art gallery and say, “I’ll take that one, and that one, oh, and that one too.”

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    D.Morgendorffer
    1 Oct 2020
    1:05pm

    Fantasy: Suqqu makeup (so not necessary) and show up with a commercial truck at Edith Machinist’s to get it all, with whatever I didn’t use being showered on nice ladies. This is a problem because I like to imagine Edith Machinist as a Wes Anderson heroine who has a fraternal twin brother, Edgar Machinist, whose merchandise at his shop complements his sister’s. So, I figure Edgar being a Wes Anderson sibling will have some resentment on Edith Machinist’s GREATEST SALES DAY EVER. Can’t imaginary twin brothers just be happy for their sister’s success? Life can’t always be the Edgar Machinist Show! Reality: I just tacked onto my grocery order two bags of nacho-flavored Bugles, which the brand proclaims to be, “America’s Party Hats for Fingers”.

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      FizzyBlonde
      1 Oct 2020
      2:45pm

      I would like to have drinks with you and hear more of these stories! I’ll bring the booze, you bring the Bugles.

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        Viajera
        2 Oct 2020
        2:22am

        Me too!!

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    Eloise
    1 Oct 2020
    7:50am

    No one item in particular (which surprises me) but I am so longing to head into NYC for a spree at my favorite independent clothing store, Lingo on Mott, if anyone happens to be out and about – doesn’t look promising from outside but the racks hold gems and the owner is amazing. (Didn’t mean for this to become a plug – I’m just a fan missing the ability to shop for fun.)!

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    C.Michol
    3 Oct 2020
    11:02pm

    A new, larger house with outdoor space and new, custom furniture without a doubt. Quarantine has killed my urge for any new clothes, although I love reading everyone else’s desires!

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    JB
    1 Oct 2020
    7:12am

    A Valentino rockstud or Chanel 2.55 bag.

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    Lori
    1 Oct 2020
    4:32pm

    How long can the list be??
    1. A tropical vacation!
    2. An hour-long massage!
    3. Anything at all that might work to combat crazy perimenopause / quarantine / knee-injury weight gain – – starting with a year (plus) of in-studio pilates sessions, and a controlled-calorie delivered-meal service.
    4. An assistant to coordinate an impossibly difficult moving situation.
    5. An actual home of my own, that’s not a rental, and doesn’t contain a toxic ex, nor any slob-20-something housemates. (I live in SF, where rents and housing prices are dropping, but still impossible for someone on a food-industry budget.)
    6. Subscriptions to several good magazines, newspapers, and streaming services.
    7. Some serious luxury loungewear – – like Lorna’s Liberty PJ’s, above.
    8. A piece of really good gold jewelry. (I’ve never managed to date anyone who gave proper gifts, and have never been able to afford to buy jewelry – – which, since I’ll be 50 in seven months, feels like a travesty.)
    9. A MASSIVE DONATION TO THE DEMOCRATS.
    10. At least one beautiful organic-cotton dress from &Daughter.

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    Tia
    3 Oct 2020
    11:26am

    Laser eye surgery. At 53 I don’t tolerate contacts as well as I used to, and I’m not digging glasses in the least.

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    Mamavalveeta03
    3 Oct 2020
    5:42pm

    How did I miss this post? Ugh… I’d vacation to a tropical hideaway on an island. Luxe accommodations, with massages, an infinity pool, breakfast on the terrace, and coffee in bed. And a pair of “The Office of Angela Scott” boots.

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    Katrina
    1 Oct 2020
    3:17pm

    I am shocked as anyone by my answers to this question because I’d have expected my answer to big maybe jewelry or a handbag. But what I really want right now is my own Pilates mini-gym, with all the machines and doodads. I miss working out on all those torture devices so much (don’t tell my trainer!). Then the next would be a trip to the absolutely breathtaking Aman resort in my country.

    Then, ok, maybe some dainty diamond stacking rings from Vrai or Stone and Strand. And a Gucci 1955 Horsebit bag.

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    Mouse
    1 Oct 2020
    3:29pm

    I would have a personal tech person to follow me everywhere and wrangle everything cyber. As someone who just got her first smart phone in April–and now I text! whoo-hoo–the current moment has my head exploding all the time. I teach (now remotely) and must have specialized low latency things which are incomprehensible and it all makes me want to cry.
    Or, you know, world peace.

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    Heather
    1 Oct 2020
    3:01pm

    A house without Issues (but that still has a nice yard/garden) and a car that doesn’t have 140,000 miles.

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    EW
    1 Oct 2020
    2:09pm

    A triple strand of graduated pearls a la the Queen. real non-cultured ones preferably vintage

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    Jonnell Simpson
    2 Oct 2020
    8:46pm

    I splurged on this blanket and I have zero regrets. It’s basically the equivalent of an adult security blankie.https://www.johnnywas.com/blankets/shikana-cozy-blanket-multi.html

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    cw
    1 Oct 2020
    12:30pm

    I went in to the orthopedic dr. this morning to have my cast removed––which he did––then he put on a new cast which I’ll probably need for another 4-6 WEEKS which means I’ll be flying home with a cast on my arm sooooo….if I could, I’d splurge on paying an assistant to fly with me to schlep my computer bag and always too heavy purse while I tend to Betty with my one usable arm. I already purchased the entire (3) row of airline seats because of Covid paranoia so I suppose that’s my reality splurge. (sorry for the rant)

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    kimbersam
    1 Oct 2020
    12:33pm

    New car. Or just a nicer car. I am tired of being embarrassed when I park, get gas, or load up at the store. When I turned my last leased car in, I wasn’t in a position to take on another payment. So, a kind friend sold me an old beater for $1.00, so I had transport.

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      Sarah
      1 Oct 2020
      3:56pm

      I used to feel self-conscious about driving a beater, but I tried to remind myself that some of the coolest people I’ve met drove totally shitty cars (including an NFL player with a multi-million dollar contract). Maybe you’re broke or maybe you care more about saving money for other things – no one has to know your reasons.

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        Kellyw
        10 Oct 2020
        9:48am

        That makes me feel so much better about my beater! 😁

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        kimbersam
        1 Oct 2020
        7:54pm

        Thank you Sarah, I needed that. Your comment was really kind.

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          S
          1 Oct 2020
          11:08pm

          I agree, no shame! I always admire people with older cars—it tells me they are taking care of what they have and living thoughtfully.
          Also you sound like a great person with an equally great friend.

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        Amber NEFF
        9 Oct 2020
        8:30pm

        I love that response. I live in an area where a lot of people drive really beautiful cars. But my Toyota SUVs are paid for and that freedom is worth everything.

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      Viajera
      2 Oct 2020
      2:31am

      I drive a beater too!! Although, it is old enough that now I can call it vintage. (Really!) … It sounds like you have a good friend there – and that means, you’re rich!!!

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    Karen
    1 Oct 2020
    12:34pm

    A house at the beach….

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    Glenda
    1 Oct 2020
    11:40am

    I am remodeling my new house right now, so I am breaking the bank right and left right now on my appliances and going for the Subzero fridge and the Wolf range. But how I would love to go for the Heath Ceramics tiles and the chandelier from Rejuvenation too. And while I’m at it, a classic Cartier tank watch.

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      Mindy
      1 Oct 2020
      12:08pm

      FYI, Bosch dishwashers are overrated and expensive to repair, given the placement of the motor. Just replaced mine with a Kitchenaid (with a 3rd rack!) and it works so well and is so quiet. I honestly didn’t think I could fall in love with an appliance. Oh, and regarding all other kitchen appliance, I’ve had all repairmen say to stick with the Whirlpool family of appliances (which include Maytag Kitchenaid, Jennair and more) because they are reliable, longer lasting and easier to repair).

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        Tahe Z
        1 Oct 2020
        4:35pm

        I got a Whirlpool dishwasher with a 3rd rack and adjustable (now middle) rack. It’s so luxuriously quiet. My son would roll his eyes when I would get excited about starting it! Also, thanks for the tip about brands. We are now in the market for a new oven and have our eye on a Whirlpool, as well.

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          Mindy
          1 Oct 2020
          8:56pm

          I just bought a new Whirlpool fridge to replace my Samsung along with the Kitchenaid dishwasher. I imagine the next will be either the washer/dryer or microwave. Things don’t last like they used to.

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    Cora
    1 Oct 2020
    11:32am

    We’ll be moving soon and I would love to splurge on a leather couch that costs as much as the fantastic coat. And Chie Mihara boots. And the coat.

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    Tamara
    1 Oct 2020
    11:35am

    Top 3: A Bottega Veneta tote…the old school woven leather…probably in bronze metallic….no labels needed. If you know…you know. A Gucci motorcycle jacket… Tamara Mellon lug soled combat boots.

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      kimbersam
      1 Oct 2020
      12:23pm

      If you are OK w/ “used”, and up for some risk I have procured two BV bags (woven, side sling basket, and suede side saddle) on the real real.

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        Tamara
        1 Oct 2020
        2:32pm

        Really!! I have no problem whatsoever with previously loved bags! Thanks! (I think. That could be a dangerous rabbit hole to fall down…🤣🤣🤣)

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    Tahe Z
    1 Oct 2020
    11:15am

    A neck lift.

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      kimbersam
      1 Oct 2020
      7:57pm

      Gosh, I want this too! And a new (different) President.

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    Donna
    1 Oct 2020
    10:12am

    Everything is a splurge rn for me but a Virginia Johnson shawl. She just released new designs. I own one already and the quality is great https://www.virginiajohnson.com

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      Jenny
      1 Oct 2020
      10:39am

      I thought she’d quit designing scarves entirely! I have three of her shawls, two purchased on eBay and one from a very rare 50% off sale. Splurge-worthy for sure

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        Mamavalveeta03
        3 Oct 2020
        5:58pm

        I thought the same, Jenny. I organized my closet during one of my pandemic “What should I do next?” sprees and I found my Virginia Johnson shawl….all moth-eaten! I was so sad.

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    Jenny
    1 Oct 2020
    9:48am

    One carat tw white sapphire bezel set earrings, designed by a local jeweler. I was going to get them for myself for my 50th birthday last week, but decided I couldn’t afford them. To my mild chagrin, I realized just yesterday that I have in fact spent almost the same amount on disparate purchases over the last couple of months: a much longed-for sweater coat, a much longed-for jacket, a “what the hell, this is super cute” new bag, and everyday jewelry. But I’m happy with my pretty things, after feeling for so long (um, 50 years?) that I shouldn’t have them. And I’ll get the earrings for myself once my divorce is settled.

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      Elle
      1 Oct 2020
      10:34am

      Feeling this so keenly. I turned 50 in March and I’ve been slowly replacing all of my gap/old navy “who cares about me its the kids that matter” clothes with nicer pieces. New wallet. New Rebecca Minkoff purse. New tees. Some from ebay which tamps down the guilt. The guilt of spending on myself what I wouldn’t blink an eye to spend on my kids. Sigh.

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    Lorna
    1 Oct 2020
    9:37am

    I know I wrote that I did not need any more splurges, but that coat is lovely.

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    Ashley
    1 Oct 2020
    9:08am

    A pair of Ferragamo Vara Bow pumps, sigh. Actually two pairs: nude and black. Plus a pair of black Roger Vivier Belle Vivier pumps.

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      Abbey
      9 Oct 2020
      8:54pm

      I had Ferragamo bow flats and they were the most uncomfortable pair of shoes I have ever worn. They made my feet bleed. I only wore them once.

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      Liz
      1 Oct 2020
      2:37pm

      Now I’m obsessed with the Roger Vivier Belle pumps!

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    Y.k.
    1 Oct 2020
    9:21am

    Argh – i had that poster in college – got it free – free! -at Fiorucci in 1981.

    My current splurge would be a revamped Rolex from La Californienne.

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    LisaC
    1 Oct 2020
    8:55am

    A pair of Golden Goose sneaks. A Veronica Beard leather blazer. A Gucci coat. More Nili Lotan in general.

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      liz
      1 Oct 2020
      11:06am

      I want the sneakers now too after seeing a youngish mom wearing them this morning.

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      y.k.
      1 Oct 2020
      10:15am

      yes, Veronica Beard. thanks for the reminder.

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    Lorna
    1 Oct 2020
    9:01am

    I just bought the most expensive garment I have ever owned, a pair of silk Liberty pajamas. Ill be 50 tomorrow and they were my birthday gift to myself. My girlfriend’s throwing me a back yard picnic and I’ll be wearing them. I think Im so shocked at paying full price for such a lux item that I can’t imagine doing it again anytime soon.

    I bought myself the shortest silver version of that necklace the first Christmas after my divorce, not sure if they still make it. I wear it every day. It broke and they fixed it and were lovely.

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      Michelle
      1 Oct 2020
      9:00pm

      Happy birthday! My 50th is in a few weeks. It’s weird right now, but I think 50 will be awesome.

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      Heather
      1 Oct 2020
      3:01pm

      How fabulous! I have that birthday coming up and I’m scared shitless.

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        Carrie
        1 Oct 2020
        9:08pm

        I’m turning 50 this month too and I’m with you, Heather. The pressure for it to be special, combined with pandemic limitations (no one in my circle seems to want to do anything, much less plan anything) is bumming me out already.

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          Jenny
          1 Oct 2020
          9:20pm

          I did a zoom call with family and closest friends — about 20 people in total. I told everyone to “bring” an object, idea, poem, piece of art, whatever that they thought I should have in the next half of my life. People read or composed poems or recommended restaurants or made jokes. The call lasted for about 90 minutes, and it was so lovely. I would never in a million years have done an actual party. This was really low stakes for everyone involved, and people seemed really happy to be there. It turns out — and this blew my mind — people really want to be kind and express their love, and they are so grateful to have an easy outlet for it.

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            Carrie
            2 Oct 2020
            12:29am

            Thanks for the great idea Jenny. A party is out for sure, and many of my nearest and dearest live afar. Happy Belated!

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      Leah
      1 Oct 2020
      9:34am

      Happy Birthday!

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        Lorna
        1 Oct 2020
        12:58pm

        Thanks! Im excited for it.

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          D.Morgendorffer
          1 Oct 2020
          1:10pm

          “Lorna wore silk Liberty pajamas to her party.” That is such a glamorous sentence from beginning to end.

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