Friday, August 29, 2014

Tory Burch - The First Fragrance

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You all know just how much I adore perfume. I have always felt very strongly about associating scents with memories, and generally like to take a different perfume per trip when I travel. Back in the day, I bought a new perfume every school year or each season. (Of course, those “perfumes” were more like shimmer-sprays, but they still had a scent, however short-lived.)

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Tory Burch - The First Fragrance, Asos dress, Michael Kors watch

Tory Burch has just come out with her first fragrance and I have to say, I am positively head over heels for it. As you might have guessed, it is the epitome of her brand aesthetic: modern, colorful, classic, and unexpected.

Every time I have worn it for a night out, someone has complimented me. I already wish the bottle I had was much bigger (I’ve let my mom and sisters try it and they all want to take it for themselves). The magic of this “first fragrance” is that somehow it makes the room brighter and more beautiful with its bright and optimistic notes, like crisp grapefruit and mandarin, sweet bergamot, succulent neroli, and tangy cassis. There are also feminine floral touches like pink peony, lush tuberose, luxurious jasmine sambac, and sweet alyssum. And underneath it all are hints of warm cedar and sandalwood for depth. You only have to imagine how perfect it is for the hot days of summer. The packaging is stunning, too, with the signature Tory Burch design and also inspired by the elegant bottles on her mother’s own vanity.

There is a scented Bath and Body collection to complement the fragrance which I might have to go pick up myself :) You can find more info at ToryBurch.com/Beauty


Happy Friday!
xoxo

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Back-to-School Outfit

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H&M jacket, $20 denim, flannel, black top, DailyLook bag, Steve Madden booties, Daniel Wellington watch

Whether or not pairing a great fitting army anorak with dark wash denim and lace up booties is new to you, don't forget that it really makes a great back to school look. Especially for the upcoming colder months as this outfit will keep you cozy!  And as I mentioned in my previous post, H&M has an amazing 15% discount for students and teachers with their valid school ID's! Now there are only 2 weeks left to take advantage of this discount (available in US locations only). 

I'm back home in the bay now and I'm so glad my hair will finally hold my curls again :) These booties are also amazingly versatile, comfy and quiet on the concrete. Love em!
Have a fab Wednesday all!
xoxo

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Sunfaded

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fashion blogJoes Jeans jacket, Abercrombie dress, Fossil bag, H&M jewelry, Versace sunglasses, Coach sandals

My friend Phil shot these on an ultra cloudy morning in Oahu a few days ago. I wanted a summery look that was still easy to move around in with comfortable shoes since I was unsure how much walking I was going to be doing. I got to ride on his moped with him so thank goodness I also had a pair of shorts on underneath! It's funny because it looks cold and gloomy but it was actually hot and slightly humid! 

Happy Monday all!
xoxo
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