Go On: Spend That Tax Refund
Filed your taxes yet? The sooner you tick that box, the sooner you might receive a tax refund. So far this year, the IRS has calculated the average refund to be a whopping $2,640. With that return, why not splurge on the things you’ve had your eye on at The Shops at Columbus Circle? Here are our favorite spring upgrades.
Upgrade Your Bag
What’s missing in your wardrobe? An uber-sophisticated handbag? Stop at Coach to peruse the new arrivals. The luxury leather goods maker has a beautiful collection in springtime pastel shades. For a timeless piece in a fresh hue, treat yourself to the day-to-night Charlie Carryall ($350) in pewter/silver. Bonus: You can have it monogrammed in the store.
Upgrade Your Shoes
Sometimes all it takes is a fabulous pair of heels to feel like a whole new person. Stuart Weitzman is known for fashion-forward, quality designs. Snap up the Nudist sandal ($398) you’ve been eyeing, which comes in a range of colors and materials. For summer, we’re in love with the nude suede version, a classic that will never go out of style.
Upgrade Your Eyewear
For a distinguished and sophisticated look, head to Morgenthal Frederics. This eyewear expert stocks custom frames that can raise your accessories game. The horn-carved collection is exceptionally chic, like these Sabrina sunglasses ($2,495), which were inspired by Audrey Hepburn and come in an eternally cool shade of ivory.
Upgrade Your Look
Kick off spring with a makeover at Sephora. A Beauty Advisor will work with you to develop the perfect face to flatter your features, whether it's soft and subdued or bright and bold. Learn some new makeup tricks — after all, there’s no such thing as too much beauty knowledge. The makeover is free with a $50 purchase, so you can easily justify a shopping spree.
Upgrade Your Home
Create warm, welcoming interiors that reflect your personal style. Williams-Sonoma offers free home-design consultations in its studio on the mezzanine level. Then, an expert will come to where you live and help craft spaces that work for your lifestyle. All those #homegoals images you’ve saved can finally become a reality.