“I’d love to see what you’d splurge on if you could go a price point or two over GOACA guidelines,” writes a reader named Julie, and if ever there was a post that could write itself, this would be it. I have an informal price limit here of $900, and try to keep most of the items I show much more affordable than that. I try to stick by even stricter guidelines in my personal life (not always successfully). But were I to take leave of my senses and go for whatever struck my fancy, I’d acquire a St. Laurent Le Smoking jacket so fast it would make your head spin. I’ve wanted one for years.
For days when I want to look especially polished, I’d buy a Bottega Veneta bag with a chain strap.
And I’d definitely go for this Zero + Maria Cornejo shearling, which I have tried on and it is just the chicest, and so cozy.
Back when I was a fancy editor in chief, I used to wear a lot of Dries Van Noten dresses, and if I still had a clothing allowance to play around with (yes, you read right: a clothing allowance, and it’s one of the few things I miss about my old life), I’d buy this little confection.
And why not a cashmere blanket from The Elder Statesman? So desperately luxe.
I’d definitely indulge in something from Ten Thousand Things, my favorite jewelry line. This Tahitian pearl necklace is just glorious.
I might also spring for a big, dramatic pair of Ted Meuhling hoops.
If I had all the money in the world, I’d buy Fornasetti everything, and definitely this waste basket.