I have £120. What should I buy? What would you?

(12 Posts)
starryhatts Wed 11-May-16 22:51:24

I've just been cleaning out my bedside cabinet, and have realised that I had £120 in an envelope from my birthday last month. My health has been awful and I've been stressed recently, so I just forgot. It was a lovely surprise.

I was thinking of buying some bits from Uniqlo to update my summer wardrobe, they have some lovely pleated skirts and light shirts that would be lovely for work, but DP mentioned that I could get work clothes any time and I should treat myself.

I have a few nice handbags, but my purse is looking a bit ropey so that could be an option? Or I was thinking some GHDs as my old ones broke a few months ago. Can't say I've missed my straighteners, but it would be an investment.

Any suggestions?

Buggers Wed 11-May-16 22:53:16

Buy yourself something you would never get yourself but would be over the moon if someone got you. If that makes sensegrin

IWantToLiveInPawnee Wed 11-May-16 22:57:04

A lovely purse sounds perfect. Longchamp do some nice ones around that price.

Or a splurge on some luxury beauty products?

My £120 would go on:

Good white skinny jeans (the holy grail, if I ever find some)
Zara floral bomber jacket
New havaianas (slim) in silver and gold
If I had any money left over, I'd spend it on a luxury bath oil

Enjoy spending it!

Pisssssedofff Wed 11-May-16 23:10:20

I wouldn't get strainers of you haven't missed them

Littlelondoner Wed 11-May-16 23:14:44

Are you close to London at all. If you are a fan of uniqlo I love their new store on Oxford St. Loads pieces only available there. Make day of it. Treat yourself.

citychick Wed 11-May-16 23:38:02

buggers is right. Buy something you wouldn't necessarily want to stump up on yourself.

I would buy... A really good hairdryer

Other great suggestions too. Uniqlo do have some lovely things.

More than a decade ago an old boss gave each of us £100 cash for Christmas. This was in London. I went straight into Longchamp and bought a pair of brown leather gloves. I would never have paid that for gloves myself, but I invested and wore them for years.

Now I always make sure I have a good pair of brown leather gloves.

Enjoy spending!

chanie44 Thu 12-May-16 08:47:56

I treated myself to a purse from coccinelle a few months ago. It was reduced to £73 from £100 - I've never paid that that much for a purse before but I wanted to get something a bit more special.

Sunglasses?

flirtygirl Thu 12-May-16 10:27:23

Id get an osprey purse but from ebay, brand new for usually under £30 buy it now so no waiting for auction to end.

Some fab summer sandals and some perfume.

Def echo the other posters who said get something you wouldnt normally or a luxury version of something you would normally buy.

MsBojangles Thu 12-May-16 13:22:55

A really good haircut and colour is the best investment, assuming you need it that is.

I'd probably treat myself to some really great perfume, that always feels like such an indulgence and it lasts too!

knowler Thu 12-May-16 17:41:07

I'd get something which I'd normally look at and love, but not be able to afford at the price, such as a great blazer, or put it towards a real 'investment' piece like a leather jacket or skirt.

Hmmm - maybe these boots and some Tom Ford (men's) perfume for me.
Or this little cutie

thatorchidmoment Thu 12-May-16 20:54:37

Ooh, something frivolous that you normally wouldn't have splashed out on, definitely!
I bought this recently:

www.thewhitecompany.com/clothing/accessories/bags-and-purses/the-organiser--tan/

It's a gorgeous practical purse, but I had a 20% off code and got 9% cashback on top with Quidco, so was not as extravagant as it might seem! It was a lot but I love it. Perfect to slip phone, keys, cards, iPod etc in, without having to rummage around my changing bag.

I also have just ordered a lovely linen dress from Toast if that is your sort of thing:

www.toa.st/uk/product/womens+dresses+and+tunics/cjfal/washed+linen+midi+dress.htm?categoryref=%2fcategory.aspx%3fcategoryid%3dwomens%2520dresses%2520and%2520tunics%26seoterm%3ddresses%2520and%2520tunics%26&pcat=womens+dresses+and+tunics&adimage=&clr=CJFAL_Navy

And/or some Jo Malone perfume. Love a bit of Pomegranate Noir.

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