How to spend your gift cards: Fashion & beauty edition

If you’re anything like me, your post-holiday wallet is currently stuffed with gift cards from family members and friends. When they’re in the increments of $25 or $50, it can sometimes be hard to know what to purchase. How can you get your money’s worth? Well, here’s what I would do: Neon yellow Victoria's Secret panties

1. At Victoria’s Secret – Stock up on undies! The semi-annual clearance is on right now, and many pairs are $4-6 each.

2. At Sephora Update my fragrance. Fresh Life, $44, is a citrus-y scent meant to stimulate thoughts of a clear blue sky, fresh air, hot sun and flowing water.

3. At Le Château Buy a pair of swinging printed pants. If you have a love for brocade, metallics and sparkles, splurge now because they often go off the market after the holidays. These skinny jacquard pants are originally $70 on for $35.

4. At The Bay Jewels! Jewels! Jewels! Who doesn’t love accessories—especially those that are a steal of a deal? These Kenneth Cole New York earrings are on sale for $14.

5. At Aldo Protect my feet from the cold and wet with a pair of rubber moto boots. These ones from Aldo are on sale for $31.50, though sizing is a little limited.

Wondering what to do with any other gift cards? Let me know!