A breakup can be—well—heartbreaking, but there is actually a lot of good that can come out of it: no one to monitor your spending habits, more free time, you can finally sleep in old T-shirts again and, of course, there is the potential for someone better to come along. If you’re having a hard time adjusting to your newfound freedom, read on for the 11 items every single gal should own. Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because you now have a legit excuse to indulge in a little retail therapy.
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1. The Little Black Book
Because storing the numbers of new crushes on your iPhone is so predictable (not to mention potentially incriminating).
2. The Smoky Eye Palette
Consider this handy compact the key to a smoldering gaze.
3. The Sexy Heels
Sometimes a girl just needs to feel sexy—red high heels to the rescue.
4. The Luxe Bubble Bath
Use the "me" time you now have to pamper yourself more often. Add a little Champagne and The Bachelorette—we don't tell.
5. The Day-To-Night Carryall
Always be prepared for a sudden change in plans by investing in a purse that transitions from day to night (you never know where the day could take you).
6. The Little Black Dress
Every woman (single or not) should own a head-turning LBD. Truth.
7. The Fitness Essential
There's no better time than now to step up your fitness game. Investing in cute workout accessories will help keep you motivated. And if you're too bummed to make it to a class, a cute yoga mat can also double as a laying-down-while-watching-a-Netflix-marathon mat.
8. The Addictive Read
Survive a lonely night in with a good read, which—let's be honest—can sometimes be far more satisfying than a boyfriend.
9. The Teeny Bikini
Summer is the perfect time to bear it all—while still keeping it classy.
10. The Must-Have Indulgence
Pairs well with a pint of Ben & Jerry's and tears.
11. The Mirrored Sunglasses
The perfect accessory for avoiding eye contact should you happen to run into the ex. Ew, we hate him.