This whole before-I'm-30-I-have-to-accomplish list thing has gotten a little out of control--how many marathon trainings were launched and abandoned under such pretenses (says the girl training for the New York half). I think goals are great, but why set chores before a big milestone? Why not come up with something that will make the birthday feel like a treat instead of a deadline?
Well, my good friend and namesake Colleen came up with a great way to do just that. She's always wanted an Hermes Cape Cod watch (hello classic!). It's several zeroes outside of what either of us generally spend on accessories (cough, Forever21, cough), but she decided several years ago to save up and treat herself for the big 3-0.
I like the idea of getting dolled up, going to a schmancy store, and investing in a very special piece that represents a new chapter and everything that you've accomplished to make that possible. For her it's the Cape Cod. For me it's the Chanel 2.55. So timeless, so elegant, so decadent. Also, so far out of my price range, even if I start hooking it every weekend for the next year and a half (so much for elegance). I keep reasoning myself out of it, but this photo of fashion crush Alexa Chung just set me off again.
I know exactly how you feel Alexa. This bag turns me on more than Ed Westwick in a Thom Browne tux (rawr). I love this bag so much I could make out with it. Lust. Pure Lust.
The 2.55 would bring the big 3-0 some serious sexy. But can I take the plunge?