It probably won’t surprise you to hear that we are staunchly Team Treat Yo’self. Everyday life can be drudgery, and everyone has to find his or her own ways to make it sparkle. Our preferred method is the stalking and eventual acquisition of beautiful accessories, and if you need a little extra encouragement we’ve got it below.

This time around, we’re doing it in the form of Real Housewives GIFs–not only is reality TV another common indulgence around these parts, but there is somehow a Real Housewives GIF for every occasion.

1. You are a goddess.

The world at large is not kind to women, but, somehow, we still manage our homes, our romantic lives, our families, our careers, our physical appearances and the expectations of those around us. We all deserve a treat every time we get out of bed in the morning.

2. Haters Gonna Hate.

No matter how you choose to treat yo’self, someone’s going to have an opinion about it. Might as well give them something to talk about, right?

3. You Can’t Take It With You.

Of course it’s important to save money for future expenses and emergencies, but eventually, you have to live a little. If you tend toward financial conservatism, you’ve probably well earned a treat by now.

4. “Retail Therapy” is a Real Thing, According to Science.

Seriously, even Psychology Today says buying yourself something nice actually will lift your mood.

5. Bags are a Functional Treat.

There are a million valid ways to do something nice for yourself, but bags have a rare combination of fashion and function. They’re a treat you get to use again and again, which makes them the best.

6. Surely There’s Something to Celebrate.

Got a promotion? Increased your gym time? Didn’t smudge your manicure as soon as you got it done for the first time ever?

7. Maybe You Got a Tax Refund?

The average US tax refund size in 2012 was $2,700, which is plenty for a new bag.

8. It Doesn’t Have to be a Huge Splurge.

Even if you’ve only got a little extra money to spend, you can probably afford some kind of treat–might we suggest a bag charm?

9. If You Won’t Treat Yourself, Who Will?

Even if you have the world’s most thoughtful spouse and family, you’re going to have things that you need to attend to yourself, and that includes occasional indulgences.

10. Because You’re the Boss of You.

There’s a lot of things about being grown that suck–bills, jobs, commutes–so you have to take some time to occasionally enjoy the things that don’t. Eat a donut for breakfast tomorrow and order yourself a new bag. No one can stop you.

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  • DB

    My sisters from a different mister!!! love it!

  • Guest

    Yes, Yes, Yes!!!! Just went through some very tough months and I plan on treating myself to a new lovely for my bday!

  • Doodles78

    Hilarious.

  • Lindsay

    Great feature! I often have to explain myself why I spend thousands on handbags . Well, I just like to enjoy my life and handbags are definitely a part of my life. And no one can stop me!

  • love this!!! unfortunately, my bank account and wedding planning are currently checking me :( The Be Dior is my next buy though!

    • Mya Wilkes

      ooooh!!!! congrats on the wedding, you must be excited. Wishing you a wonderfully happy married life. Now, i’ma pass on the Be Dior, I just need a Handsome Chanel Boy !

      • Thanks!!! The Chanel Boy is a good one too… temptation temptation

  • Michelle

    Reasons to buy a handbag and Real Housewives, what a combination!!!

  • Irene

    Glad I’m not alone in my passion!
    Absolutely loved this!!

  • FashionableLena

    I rarely treat myself to a new handbag as I usually buy secondhand. Bought myself a new one recently and have really enjoyed it.
    Treat yo’self!

  • ElainePG

    Brava, Amanda! Another great GIF feature… I’ve been hoping for one, and this in particular was hysterical!

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  • Jennifer

    2 of my faves -bags & housewives!!

  • LAVINIA

    LOVED IT, EVERY SINGLE POINT!!!

  • HAHA this post is awesome! Perfect way to start the weekend!

  • SLG

    What is the awesome bag in the first picture, must have

  • Olivia J.

    Lol my favorite line in RHOA history (Well one of them) “Who gon’ check me boo?”

  • Mya Wilkes

    Absolutely looooved this, haha! 2 and 10 are my favourites. PREACH! Heading over to “mytheresa” this second, thanks Amanda!

  • Maya

    We only live once, don’t we? Might as well have fun in the process!