We can’t always get what we want, but sometimes we can. Isn’t life awesome? I’m not afraid to say I can be a little materialistic. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with liking and or having nice things. Unless you believe in reincarnation, we only get to do this life thing once. Why not enjoy all of it, even the things we can’t take into the afterlife. I’m a lover of beautiful things. What can I say, I am a true Taurus through and through. The holidays are the perfect time to be a little or a lot indulgent. We’ve made it through a very tough year. Most everything will be on sale or going through some kind of holiday promotion from Thanksgiving to New Years. Now is the time to go ahead and fill up those online carts with everything on your Wish List so you’re ready when the sales hit. Here’s a look at what I’m coveting from The Real Real which is where I’ll be dropping some of my coins during the upcoming sales. Don’t forget to Subscribe to my Newsletter to keep up with all the sales hitting the internets in the next few days. I’m a huge fan of The Real Real. I got these Balenciaga boots, these amazing Marco de Vincenzo mules, this ultra chic polka dot Jaquemus top and this Stella Jean dress from The Real Real. A lot of people think they only sell consignment items but they sell brand new items too and everything I bought was new with tags! I’m in the market for my first designer bag and a few other goodies. Here’s what’s on my The Real Real Wish List. The best thing is that most of these items are already 20% Off!
Photography by Rose Lazard | Editing by Monroe Steele
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Here’s what’s on my Holiday Wish List from The Real Real
SECURE THE BAG
The Real Real has an outstanding reputation for authenticating their inventory and the selection is HUGE. I’m finally ready to invest in my first luxury bag. My friend Rose just got a beautiful Lady Dior bag from The Real Real and I’m in love with it. Some of the bags are up to 75% Off their current prices in stores! They also have a wide variety of Gucci bags (including this fanny pack I’ve been lusting after).
ALL THINGS CHANEL
I’m a lover of all things Chanel. The brand is just so classic and chic and every woman should own at least one thing Chanel. I own the Chanel Pearl Mules and the Chanel Slingbacks and I love them. They are actually really comfortable which was surprising. The Real Real has such a vast collection of Chanel shoes, bags and jewelry that it’s the perfect place to start building your Chanel Collection.
SOMETHING OLD CÉLINE (not to be mistaken with the new Celine)
I don’t own anything Céline but I’ve long been an admirer of the brand. Now that it’s gone forever I suddenly have the urge to buy a piece of history. I blame my need for something Céline on the lovely Amanda Murray or @londongirlinnyc on Instagram who recently wrote a stellar article for Teen Vogue about the the Phoebe Philo era of Céline. Either way, anything Céline is a good investment piece because it will easily be able to be resold. The Real Real has even dedicated a whole section to all things Céline to make it easy for you.
MY FAVORITE DESIGNER INVESTMENT PIECES FOR LESS
I find the best one off items on The Real Real. Pieces that always garner compliments. Luxury purchases are the best because you can always resale them and get a return on your investment. Why not buy them at a fraction of the cost? Here are a few things on my favorites list on The Real Real.
I’ve teamed up with The Real Real to Giveaway a $100 credit to shop to your hearts content! To Enter follow me (@monroesteele) and The Real Real (@therealreal) on Instagram and leave a comment under this photo and let me know what you’d buy! Winner will be announced via DM on Tuesday November 20th!
If you’re in the NYC area make sure to check out The Real Real’s brick and mortar store at 80 Wooster Street in the heart of Instagrammable Soho. They also have the cutest coffee shop downstairs!