Wake up. Make coffee. Shower. Rouse kids. Fix breakfasts. Pack lunches. Gym. Drop kids to school. Work. Pick up kids. Swing by the grocery store. Help with homework. Cook dinner. Read books. Tidy up. Zzzzz.
C’mon life, could you mix it up a little?
Because day to day life can be a little same same, it’s fun to lavish yourself with some luxury – and you deserve it, right? Here’s 7 easy ways to add touches of extravagance to your everyday.
Take your night-time clutch for a day-date
You know that purse that seems to wink at you with fun when you pack it with your essentials for a night out on the town? Team it with your day to day fall-back jeans and T combo, and you’ve got yourself that perfect high-low combo that street-style snappers salivate over.
Tealights scattered around the room like fairy lights, a scented candle on your desk while you work, or even that $2 pack of basic candles kept in case of a blackout shoved into the tops of vintage bottles and grouped together. Luxurious ambiance sorted. And our skin always looks more touchable in candlelight, right?!
Take bedding to the beach
Pack cosy blankets and squishy pillows for a decadent afternoon at the beach cosied together reading books.
Bring French champagne
Tearing off the gold foil. That popping sound when it opens. The crinkle-eyed smiles when you chink glasses with friends. The way the tiny bubbles tickle your nose. When you bring champagne you’re bringing a celebration. And when it’s French, you’re bringing luxury. Piper-Heidsieck ups the luxe factor with it’s decadent red and gold packaging, but is kinder to your wallet than most.
Use your crystal
That decanter that was a Christmas gift from your boss? Instead of keeping it in the cabinet for a special occasion, fill it with your daily intake of H20, sit it on your desk, and pour yourself those 8 glasses from crystal. Wanna up the ante on this one? Use the crystal goblets that Aunt Jane gave you for your wedding too, and relish the expensive sound when they touch.
Red lipstick has the power to make you look and feel more glamorous faster than you can say “yes please” when someone offers you a glass of champers. Yup, even when you’ve got your hair pulled into a ponytail and are scrubbing the bathroom (trust me, I’ve done this!).
Design your own shoes
Everyday shoes often need to have an air of practicality, but they don’t need to be boring! Get onto the Shoes of Prey website and create your own bespoke pair of shoes, luxing them up with metallic leathers, or shiny patents.
I’ve just done this, combining my favourite flat shoe style of the moment – the oxford – with the most extravagant, luxurious features in an expensive-looking gold and black palette. And talk about luxe for less – these one-offs are only costing $149. I just can’t wait to have them delivered and wear them with my comfy ripped boyfriend jeans to do the grocery shopping!
Your chance to WIN a pair of custom designed shoes!
Piper-Heidsieck and Shoes of Prey have come together to offer you a chance to win your own perfect pair for spring!
Design your own pair over at Shoes of Prey using a luxurious palette inspired by Piper-Heidsieck, and you could win them. Yes, you read correctly. You can win shoes!!!
To enter and for full T’s & C’s, get connected with Piper-Heidsieck on Facebook.
We’ve got 16 pairs to give away, and I’ll be judging the winners at the end of the month.
Make ‘em extravagant, make ‘em luxurious, but most of all ladies, make ‘em foxy!
Photography: Sonia Bavistock