How To Irresponsibly Spend Your Tax Return Like A Fashion Editor

If you’re reading this, congratulations! Not only did you complete your taxes on time, but you’re actually due a refund. We’d like to encourage you to squirrel away that money or use it to pay down your debt or—if you’re just wealthy AF—donate it to a worthy cause; however, we also know it may be the only treat you get all year financially, so we can’t help but want you to spend it, as we will, on stuff you don’t actually need. Here, the products our editors are eyeing to rid themselves of their newfound windfall ASAP.

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Moda Operandi

"A small white purse isn't exactly a practical everyday bag, but I can justify it as a tax-refund splurge."

Nicky Deam, Editorial Director

Carolina Santo Domingo Amphora Leather Top Handle, $825


"Not going to lie—I preemptively bought this dress knowing my refund was around the corner. I really can't pass up a marmalade satin Tibi dress (that's on sale)."

Leah Benzie, Social Media Coordinator

Tibi Amoret Dress, $375


​"I'm planning a trip to Italy this summer and I can't imagine the Amalfi Coast without a little Dolce & Gabbana. ​These platform sandals just scream vacation and there's nothing like a little extra cash to push you to purchase a statement heel."

Stephanie Montes, Senior Beauty Editor

Dolce & Gabbana Knotted Printed Crepe Platform Sandals, $1,995

Kulani Kinis

"My coworker Laura insists one-piece swimsuits are the most flattering, so I'm finally purchasing one. Thanks, Laura."

Alyson Fishbein, Senior Social Media Manager

Kulani Kinis One-Piece Swimwear, $63

One Fine Stay

"I'm taking my mom to Paris because my dad's working in Africa right now and she's lonely and has never been to Europe. My splurge is on this beautiful apartment from One Fine Stay—we're going to feel like Parisian princesses for the week!"

Erin Nicole, Senior Lifestyle Editor

Rue Saint-Honore III, price upon inquiry


"A wicker bag is all I need for warm weather, and this circle shape with rope straps and tassels is begging to be worn on vacation (or just every day for the rest of spring and summer)."

Amy Lee, Associate Fashion Editor

WaiWai Peitt Balaio Shoulder Bag, $612


"I've been nonstop drooling over these whimsical slippers. Now that my tax refund is here, there's no reason not to splurge. (Right?)"

Allie Flinn, Associate Lifestyle Editor

Gucci Princetown Printed Leather Mules, $695


"I'd love to treat myself to a Total Bliss package from Ole Henriksen. I've heard amazing things about its spa services, and am so curious to try one of the bathing rituals. It's a pretty busy time of year, so I could use a little pampering and TLC."

Andrea Navarro, Associate Beauty Editor

Ole Henriksen Total Bliss Package, $415

M. Gemi

"Ideally I'd use my tax refund to pay off my student loans and credit card debt, but that doesn’t mean I’m not portioning off a couple hundred for myself. (After all, shopping is cheaper than therapy.) Festive yet practical, these shoes are something I can wear all day every day."

Samantha McDonald, News Editor

M. Gemi The Fronzolo, $278

West Elm

"I just moved into a new apartment and am completely decor-obsessed. This mid-century dresser is the essence of my new interior vibe and serves as my first furniture splurge." —Laura Lajiness, Fashion Editor West Elm Mid-Century 6-Drawer Dresser, $899