Fashion & Style
Hi, my name is Kara and I’m a luxaholic. I’ve always had an affinity for designer goods and my luxury wish list keeps growing. Lucky for my wallet, I happen to be incredibly indecisive, so when it comes to big purchases, I prefer to think it through before I take the plunge (and sometimes it’s too late). There’s nothing worse than buying something on a whim and regretting it later on.
In the last couple of years, I’ve been very thoughtful about each and every purchase (case in point: my beautiful Louis Vuitton). Which is why I decided to share my current luxury wish list and gather thoughts on whether these items are worth the splurge.
I normally don’t splurge on shoes, but these Chloe flats are everything. The scalloped edge and ankle strap make this super chic for work or play. I splurged on my first pair of Chloe flats last year and while the price was steep, these are the most comfortable shoes I own.
I’ve been eyeing this patchwork denim crossbody by Rebecca Minkoff for almost a month now. I love the silvertone hardware and fringe trim. Compared to other designer handbags I am covering right now, this one that bad but I’m debating if this is too trendy and I will get buyer’s remorse. What do you think?
Joie is one of my favorite luxe apparel brands and I’m in love with this classic and gorgeous cap-sleeve lace dress. It’s pretty perfect for almost any occasion PLUS, it’s on sale! Great deals like this one don’t last long so maybe it’s time to pull out my credit card…
Green is my favorite color so naturally this Rebecca Taylor tweed jacket caught my eye. I’m hoping it will go on sale later this season.
La Mer cream is the crème de la crème of moisturizers, and if I had a limitless beauty budget, this would be mine. Until then, tiny sample sizes will do.
Are you a luxaholic? What’s on your wish list right now?
Monthly subscription boxes have been a thing for some time now. I mean, what’s not to love? You get the opportunity to try before you buy. While I’ve sampled my fair share of monthly beauty box subscriptions, I was recently introduced to Rocksbox, a jewelry subscription service that gives its members their own personal stylist who chooses the best pieces for them and sends it right to their doorstep for just $19 a month. From on-trend baubles to timeless pieces, members receive a trio of designer pieces (think CC Skye, Gorgiana, Loren Hope, and House of Harlow) to borrow or buy in a pretty ribbon-wrapped box. If you decide to purchase a piece from your box, you’ll receive a members-only rate that is 20 percent off its original retail price.
Rocksbox gifted me with a complimentary three-month subscription so I could experience the service myself. After taking a style quiz online, I received my first box just a few days later. I was really impressed with how on-point my stylist was with my picks. Two of the three pieces I just could not bring myself to part with when I was ready to try a new box. Loren Hope is one of my favorite designers and I have been eyeing her statement necklaces for some time. Knowing I was going to receive 20 percent off the Carina Necklace in Aurora (pictured above), I knew it was worth the splurge. I also received many compliments on the Jennifer Ring in Gold by Melinda Maria so I decided to keep that piece as well and I’m so glad I did… I wear it almost every day! Can’t wait to see what’s in my next box!
Interested in a free month of Rocksbox? You can sign up here.
Photography by Kate Ann