Don’t Be Afraid to Treat Yourself

Happy Valentine’s Day babes!  John and I have a dodgeball game tonight and then the plan is to pick up some fried chicken, make a fire and probably binge Game of Thrones.  We started the fried chicken dinner thing last year and it was really the perfect way to spend the evening. I know its easy to buy into the whole “treat everyday like it’s Valentine’s Day” thing but it’s fun to have traditions, no matter how low-key and silly they might seem.

On the same note, (aka love) I have started to implement a few practices this year (well, really starting this month) to treat myself, take better care of myself and become more aware of loving myself in the everyday. I can pretty much dedicate a full blog post to each of these things, but let’s start with the good stuff first.

Treat Yourself 

As a blogger, there is always that inevitable feeling of having to keep up with the latest trends, not be guilty of outfit repeating etc etc…. For the most part I am pretty transparent about loving to wear favorite pieces over and over again (this sweater dress for example has been featured in multiple instas), so I like to try and forget about the pressure that comes with the job. On the other hand, of course from time to time I like to treat myself to some new things.  This usually revolves around celebrating myself for one reason or another – a successful collaboration completed or various other personal and professional accomplishments. So, when the time comes that my bank account will allow me to treat myself, I like to make it good.  In the past month or so I have made 3 big purchases and am 100% content with each one.

  1. Cle de Peau Clarifying Cleansing Foam — this may sound silly for a few reasons.  Face wash for $70?! Treating yourself to face wash?  I am notoriously bad at taking care of my skin, so when I find something I like I cling on for dear life.  When I got a sample of this precious product, I found that you only need a TINYYYY bit with each wash. The sample tube lasted me a month, so I know that this full size should keep my face so fresh and so clean, clean for quite a while. If you’re looking for a luxury product that is worth the price, this is the one! I have horribly dry skin and eczema and this is the answer to my skincare problems.

2. Gucci Loafers — Two years ago for Christmas I got the black loafers and they are WORN IN. They have been some places. From Fashion Week to The Homestead to work on the daily. So when I got a little cash for Christmas I decided to put it towards the white pair! My mom knew I wanted the loafers but also wanted to give me the chance to spend the money another way if I wanted to. I didn’t LOL.  I kept on saving and after a nice little bonus, I treated myself. If there’s one thing I’ve learned about luxury items, it’s that they last and are definitely worth the investment.

3. New site theme This one’s less of a financial treat, and more of an emotional treat. I mean it cost money, but, you know.
Finding my own little space on the internet, aside from The Crystal Press, has been a journey of discovery.  At first I just copied all of my personal content from TCP onto here, but it has evolved over the years into more of John + my travel journeys and beyond.  I was looking at my site the other day and I just wasn’t feeling it.  I asked Cath for some advice and she pointed me to pipdig and I am so glad that she did.  The transfer from blogger to wordpress was SO easy with their help.  If you’re looking for a face lift for your your own corner of the internet, I highly recommend.

How do you treat yourself?

photos: Tayten Kenzie Photography


  1. Anabelle
    February 14, 2019 / 6:50 pm

    I love this! I love treating myself to a new dress or to a massage.

    • rebeccapiersol
      February 17, 2019 / 5:48 pm

      YES! Definitely needing the massage part ASAP. xx

  2. February 14, 2019 / 6:51 pm

    all of these things are fabulous, def the perfect treat yourself items! XO


  3. Laura Adney
    February 14, 2019 / 7:44 pm

    You are so chic! I love the tones.

  4. Taylor Aube
    February 14, 2019 / 7:59 pm

    I live every day like its Treat Yo Self day, haha! This is such a cute post and I love your cozy sweater dress!

    • rebeccapiersol
      February 17, 2019 / 5:49 pm

      that’s the right attitude to have GF!! Thank youuuuuu xx

  5. February 14, 2019 / 9:32 pm

    I love luxe things too, now i’m thinking about those loafers!

    • rebeccapiersol
      February 17, 2019 / 5:49 pm

      they are such a great investment piece!! xx

  6. Anna English
    February 14, 2019 / 9:44 pm

    This is SUCH a great reminder, especially on days like today!

  7. February 14, 2019 / 11:00 pm

    Love that youre having a fun low key night in. Enjoy!

    • rebeccapiersol
      February 17, 2019 / 5:50 pm

      it was the best!

    • rebeccapiersol
      February 17, 2019 / 5:50 pm

      AMEN to that sister!

  8. Amy
    February 16, 2019 / 4:38 pm

    I think taking time for yourself is extremely important! Self care is a must!

    • rebeccapiersol
      February 17, 2019 / 5:50 pm

      it really is so important!

  9. February 18, 2019 / 4:32 am

    The white loafers are SO chic! Treating and spoiling yourself is definitely worth it– not silly at all!

  10. Em
    February 19, 2019 / 3:58 pm

    totally agree, sometimes you need to treat yoursefl

  11. February 20, 2019 / 3:43 am

    Yes girl you definitely deserve to treat yourself once in a while 🙌🏼 I have pipdig as well and I’m planning to treat myself to another one of their themes soon 🙈

  12. Anabelle
    February 25, 2019 / 8:43 pm

    Love this so much! Those Gucci loafers are SO Cute!

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