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5 Spring Essentials Worth the Splurge

Grab your credit cards, ladies, and forgot about next month's rent: To really stay ahead of the fashion curve and stay on-trend, sometimes you just have to spend, spend, spend. Here's a round-up of 5 splurge-worthy pieces that deserve your hard-earned dollars.

1. Lanvin Drape Dress, $1,490.
Brights are alll the rage this season, and what better way to inject some much needed color into your wardrobe than with a figure flattering draped dress in the most delicious shade of raspberry pink?

2. Tom Binns Ethno Teknik Necklace, $2,175
Who has time for complicated do-it-yourself projects? Put your glue gun away and use plastic instead to get this statement making necklace by Tom Binns.

3. Burberry Prorsum Leather Trim Trench, $2,995
Take on spring showers in style with a classic trench you'll wear for seasons to come by Burberry. Leather trim gives it attitude.

4. Alaïa Leather-trimmed Python Platform Sandals, $2,645
Alaia's shoes are works of wearable art. You may have to skip a few meals to foot the bill, but at least you'll look good. Just don't let the Bronx Zoo cobra see you wearing them.

5. Mulberry Oversized Alexa metallic leather bag, $1,450
Metallics feel right for day when done in a structured, ladylike silhouette as only Mulberry can do.

Mulberry at ShopStyle

LOVE that dress and LOVE the necklace even more. If you found a "look for less" of that necklace, I think I would screech with glee.
#1 Amy C on 2011-04-01 06:42 (Reply)
Oh wow BB I couldn't agree more. That necklace is incredible! And that trench coat makes me drool. Must hit the lotto ASAP.

#2 Talk Pretty To Me (Homepage) on 2011-04-01 07:23 (Reply)
April fools? Even though that Mulberry bag is seriously great. If I had Catherine Zeta Jones's income.
#3 Kristin I on 2011-04-01 07:29 (Reply)
Do I spot an April Fools? :-) I have been dying over that Mulberry bag (in a more classic color), though!
#4 Amber (Homepage) on 2011-04-01 08:39 (Reply)
Nice try BB. Those are some pretty stuff but... April Fool's! :-)
#5 Maea on 2011-04-01 09:05 (Reply)
April Fool's perhaps? Though I have to say that the Mulberry Bag might be worth it.
#6 Purse Pixie (Homepage) on 2011-04-01 09:17 (Reply)

One day....
#7 twenty something (Homepage) on 2011-04-01 09:29 (Reply)
HAHA! You actually got me for a moment or two. But the dress IS gorgeous.
#8 Michelle on 2011-04-01 09:38 (Reply)
You got me! April Fools!
#9 Laura (Homepage) on 2011-04-01 09:40 (Reply)
I've already been fooled a time or two today or you might have had me. Those are all very lovely things though–how about a look for less follow up?
#10 Sara (Homepage) on 2011-04-01 11:30 (Reply)
I can't believe how I can NEVER remember it's April Fools Day, even when I've heard jokes a mere minute or two before. I was so befuddled for a moment.
#11 Orphaned Apparel (Homepage) on 2011-04-01 13:21 (Reply)
Lol, you got me last year, but I remembered this year!
#12 danielle on 2011-04-01 14:24 (Reply)
That is $10,000 worth of stuff! Budget Babe you are April fooling us right? Please say you are!
#13 Darlene on 2011-04-01 14:54 (Reply)
hehehehe!! ;-)
#13.1 The Budget Babe on 2011-04-01 15:58 (Reply)
I agree Lotto Winnings need to happen. I'm loving all the trenches that Burburry has come out with!
#14 michelle (Homepage) on 2011-04-02 19:27 (Reply)
Phew! I was almost offended at the near violation of budgetary standards! Ha ha ha!
#15 Melissa Haight on 2011-05-28 00:52 (Reply)
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