The holidays are no doubt a time of joy, but they can also get stressful; there's so much party-planning, gift-buying, hostessing and traveling, on top of our already full lives and careers, and we all need a breather from that every now and then. Today, as an exclusive from us and our friends at Neiman Marcus, just for PurseBlog readers, we have a treat that might help you take a moment for yourself as the holiday season kicks into high gear: $100 off purchases of $400 or more with code PURSEDEC from a ton of great brands whose wares span clothing, bags, shoes, accessories and home goods.
All you have to do is shop before the end of today, December 1, and use code PURSEDEC at checkout. You can use the code to do some gift shopping for others, of course, but we also fully endorse taking it as an opportunity for a little bit of indulgence for yourself. To get you started, we've selected 15 things that would work both ways--either as thoughtful presents or opportunities to spoil yourself a bit.
Acne Studios Popcorn Stitch Wrap
$650 via Neiman Marcus
This is the sweater a Shonda Rhimes heroine wears to drink a large glass of red wine and plot to save the world. Who wouldn't want to lounge in that? (Or, honestly, wear it to work--this sweater could easily do both.)
Anya Hindmarch Allover Wink Sticker Crossbody Bag
$1,295 via Neiman Marcus
Crossbodies of this shape and size are super functional and make great wardrobe additions, and having one in a fun print is a perfect way to make a T-shirt-and-jeans kind of day a lot more interesting.
Barton Perreira Dalziel Rounded Cat-Eye Sunglasses
$510 via Neiman Marcus
These sunglasses are super cool and luxe-looking but not immediately recognizable; everyone will be asking where you got them.
Christine Designs Long Silk Rope
$525 via Neiman Marcus
Who wouldn't want to spend morning and evening swathed in ankle-length silk, especially in such a gorgeous print?
Elizabeth and James Eloise Tote
$495 via Neiman Marcus
This new design is minimalist, functional and, above all, super chic.
Faliero Salti Fan Scarf
$420 via Neiman Marcus
You probably already have a floral, check or chevron-print scarf in your closet--isn't it time for something a little more interesting and unexpected?
Loeffler Randall Nicolette Fur Pouf Sandals
$450 via Neiman Marcus
I've heard so many of my industry friends fawn over these shoes since they came out; they're gorgeous and fun, and the price tag for similar designs normally crests four figures.
Loewe Flamenco Hobo
$1,950 via Neiman Marcus
Loewe's handbags are on an impressive upward trajectory among bag lovers and fashion insiders alike, and it's easy to see why: the brand can take a simple, practical hobo and make it distinctive and luxurious.
Lulu Frost Proxima Crystal Statement Necklace
$488 via Neiman Marcus
Mark my words, this one necklace can take pretty much any outfit and turn it into something that would look great at a holiday party.
Manolo Blahnik Suede BB Pumps
$595 via Neiman Marcus
BB Pumps are the ultimate classic shoe, and if you don't already have a pair in your closet, you deserve it. They're especially sumptuous in suede.
MCM Milla Bag
$920 via Neiman Marcus
The Milla Bag is a sophisticated, luxe-looking option for the office for three figures; it doesn't get much more perfect than that.
Oscar de la Renta Tassel Earrings
$425 via Neiman Marcus
Oscar's tassels are a staple of charity galas and fashion gatherings, but they also add a nice note to jeans a white button-down.
Smythson Panama Large Wallet
$425 via Neiman Marcus
Never sleep on the value of a big, durable, organized wallet.
Sofia Cashmere Basketweave Knit Cashmere Throw
$975 via Neiman Marcus
Picture this: you, your couch, a bottle of wine, the Netflix remote and this super-soft blanket draped over you.
Stuart Weitzman Midlands Stretch Suede Boots
$798 via Neiman Marcus
There's a reason so many models love Weitzman's over-the-knee boots: they're versatile, sexy and super-flattering. They also have just enough stretch to fit far more leg shapes than you'd imagine.