February 18, 2018

AERIN Hibiscus Palm

About a month or so ago a new perfume launch caught my eye while shopping at Nordstrom and, not long after, I finally had the opportunity to test it out in person at an Estée Lauder media preview. Aerin Hibiscus Palm is the latest addition to the Aerin fragrance line (following Tuberose Le Jour and Tuberose Le Soir) and has quickly become a favourite of mine.

The scent features top notes of lotus, hibiscus, ylang ylang, palm leaf, and ginger; mid notes of frangipani and white blossoms; and base notes of coconut milk, vanilla, and musk. Doesn't that just sound divine?

Housed in Aerin's classic glass bottle, the cap is a pretty slightly marbled coral which matches the packaging from the Hibiscus Palm Body Cream (layer both for extra fragrance staying power). Pricing ranges from $120-170 USD for the EDP and $60 USD for the Body Cream.

It's no secret that I love beachy scents and Hibiscus Palm perfectly captures the essence of a lush tropical vacation. At this time of year, people are often yearning for a reprieve from winter (myself included) and a little spritz of this can help transport you to somewhere much warmer if you can't actually go on a vacation. In my case, however, I'm planning on smelling of Hibiscus Palm while on a beach in Hawaii... where I'll be in just over a week!

February 1, 2018

"Leather" & Lace

... not real leather in this case, but faux leather in the form of this very versatile waterfall jacket I picked up on the cheap a few seasons ago. It pairs perfectly with this dress from Tobi for a girly look with a slight edge. I know they say you can never go wrong with an LBD, but I think the same can be said about an LWD (little white dress) too!

Dress: Tobi (c/o) / Jacket: Zara / Shoes: Prada / Bag: Chanel
Watch: Cartier

January 29, 2018

Ready for Spring

Despite what these photos imply (they were taken during a very brief sunny respite), it's been raining non-stop and the weather has seriously been getting me down. S.A.D. is totally real, you guys. I know we're lucky here on the west coast in that we haven't had any snowstorms at all this winter but I'm definitely ready for spring to arrive. To that end, I've already started picking up some new pieces, like this Emma Floral Maxi Dress from Tobi, which I know I'm going to be rocking once it finally starts to warm up.

Dress: Tobi (c/o) / Boots: Sam Edelman

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