Me giving financial advice may be a little ironic seeing as I paid for my Starbucks this morning in quarters and dimes. But, just because my bank account hasn’t had a comma in the number for months doesn’t mean I don’t know the value of investments. I’m not talking about stocks or anything discussed between those in expensive suits on Wall Street, I am talking investments that are much more practical. In my opinion there are 4 things worth investing in to make life just a little more enjoyable: a good leather jacket, lingerie, foundation, and your dreams.
The leather jacket
8 months… that’s how long it took for me to find the perfect leather jacket. This was no easy task, trust me. By month 4 I was ready to call it quits and give up on my dream of looking as bad ass as Sandy did in the final scenes of Grease, but just as I was ready to give up the fashion Gods blessed me in my search. It was a year and a half ago I found my leather jacket. It was there on a rack in the back of the women’s department in Nordstrom. I saw her from a mile away and I would be lying if I said I didn’t get butterflies. After months of searching I found it, the perfect fit, the perfect softness, the perfect jacket. The idea I had in my head was if I found the perfect leather jacket my life would be 100% cooler, and I was 100% right. So if you don’t have a leather jacket in your closet right now, go out and spend some money because I guarantee it will fill a hole in your life you never knew you had.
This may be one of my favorite things to splurge on, not for reasons you may think. When I’m in Victoria’s Secret searching through the sales rack, I’m not looking for lacy negligée that an unworthy boy will enjoy. I am searching for the perfect outfit I can put on after a bad day and lay in bed feeling beautiful. I live by the motto “look good feel good” and there is nothing that makes me feel better than when I put on a new piece of lingerie and feel like the best version of myself.
Clear skin, full hearts, can’t lose… I think that’s how the saying goes, well maybe not, but let’s pretend. A smooth flawless base is the key to a perfect makeup day, and is it even possible to have a bad day when your face is so on fleek you mistake yourself for a supermodel when you look in the mirror? Like Kim Kardashian once said “I hate when women wear the wrong foundation color, it might be the worst thing on the planet when they wear their makeup too light.” So ladies let’s avoid this crisis, get down to Sephora and treat yourself.
If you’re going to invest in any of these things I’ve listed, make it this. The leather jacket, the lingerie, the foundation, they are all “important” but without investing in you and your dreams they’ll do nothing for you. There is nothing more important to spend your time and your money on than making a dream of yours a reality. If you picture yourself graduating from your top choice university top of your class than you can make that happen, if you want to be a CEO of a fortune 500 company you can do it. Don’t limit yourself because the only person possible of stopping you from going after those dreams is you. For all we know this is the only life we have, so put everything you have into making it the life you want.