Treat Yo Self

A New York Love Affair :: Treat Yo Self

New York can be a grind. It’s a city full of dream chasers and overachievers. We pour ourselves into our jobs, working 10, 12, 14 hours days, and follow it up with long nights (obviously this blog doesn’t write itself!). Something in this city pushes us to do more, be better, work harder. We set goals and charge full-speed-ahead after them.

One thing I’ve learned, however, is the importance of not only setting goals, but rewarding yourself for your tenacity in reaching them. It makes those long, caffeine-filled work days a little more worth it. 

So this year, after working my buns off at the office and on this blog, I fully embraced the #treatyoself mentality. I closed my eyes, swiped my credit card, and came home with this beautiful saffiano Prada bag.

A New York Love Affair :: Treat Yo Self

A New York Love Affair :: Treat Yo Self

Sweater: The Limited // Jeans: Denim & Supply (on sale!) // Booties: Nine West (on sale!) // Scarf: Lizzibeth (loving these) // Bag: Prada // Bracelets: Stella & Dot (bangle and spikes), effYbee (gold and silver) // Watch: Marc Jacobs

A New York Love Affair :: Treat Yo Self

A New York Love Affair :: Treat Yo Self

A New York Love Affair :: Treat Yo Self

A New York Love Affair :: Treat Yo Self

A New York Love Affair :: Treat Yo Self

A New York Love Affair :: Treat Yo Self

A New York Love Affair :: Treat Yo Self

A New York Love Affair :: Treat Yo Self

Everyone dreams of having nice things and being successful. So when you’re pouring that third cup of coffee, exhausted from your daily grind, just remember to keep in mind it’s OK to reward yourself for that hard work. Find something you really want and save a little bit each week toward it. Remember though, you have to earn the right to #treatyoself.

And trust me, it feels a lot better to head to the office every morning in that new pair of designer heels or with that new courture bag.

xoxoelenamichelle-200

 

Today I’m linking up with Shanna!

16 Comments

  • Reply January 7, 2015

    Lenya

    Terrific look, girl. Awesome booties. I couldn’t agree more with your post, btw!
    Happy New Year
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

    • Reply March 1, 2015

      Elena Michelle

      Thanks Leyna!! So glad you agree. Hope you treat yo self once this year too!

  • Reply January 7, 2015

    anna marie dickrell

    Really liking the outfit.. I am going to save up some money and next time you are back in Wisconsin maybe you could take the time to go shopping with me??? I NEED help with this fashion thing!!!

  • Reply January 7, 2015

    Nicole Walker

    I completely agree on the importance of treating yourself. That Prada bag is stunning, such a classic piece you will have forever!

    xoxo Nicole

    http://www.brazenbrunette.com

  • Reply January 7, 2015

    Linda A Cassidy

    love the scarf but those boots are awesome, I need that colour

  • Reply January 8, 2015

    Lauren D

    Hey Lady, love your site. I just bought 2 of these scarfs cause I liked them so much!!

    • Reply March 1, 2015

      Elena Michelle

      So glad, Lauren!! I’ve been obsessed with blanket scarves all winter! Too bad I don’t have a lot of space for them in my little apartment…… hehe

  • Reply January 8, 2015

    mary-katherine

    what a great idea! i work in public accounting so i know what you mean about the long hours and then working on a blog on top of that, but never really thought of the idea, i might just have to implement it!

    i love that you went with such a classic bag, it will truly never go out of style.

    xo mary-katherine
    http://www.goldhattedlover.com

    • Reply March 1, 2015

      Elena Michelle

      You totally should, Mary-Katherine. After a 10 hour work day, and a 4 hour blog day, you deserve it!

  • Reply January 8, 2015

    Claire

    Beautiful! Love the scarf!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

  • Reply January 15, 2015

    Leah

    Love styling a scarf like that! Your booties are so cutesy!

    Eat Pray Wear Love

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