Dolce & Gabbana

Holiday Party Look

December 18, 2017

I received a lot of compliments on this beautiful angelic Manning Cartell dress when I wore it to a recent Christmas party, so I thought I’d share this party look here. It was love at first sight with this dress albeit the price was slightly hefty based on the “cost per wear” as I bought it at full price. It is currently on sale in both the lavender and dark navy color. The material is made of pure silk chiffon, so the whole dress is so delicate and flowy, and fits just right on the body without being too tight nor too oversized. I am wearing size 8 which still fits quite generously on me with plenty of room. For the accessory, I found a pair of Dolce & Gabbana floral earrings that matched the dress perfectly.

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Dress – Manning Cartell

Earrings – Dolce and Gabbana

Necklace – Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra

Shoes – YSL Tribute Sandals

 

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My Favorite Perfumes

May 28, 2011

One of my readers asked me what are my favorite perfumes. It is quite hard for me to pick because my preference for fragrances changes in different seasons – I wear totally different perfumes in winter time to summer time .

In this post I am just going to show my all time favorite classic perfumes. They  have been around for a long time – with a new perfume being released every week I have yet to find any that could replace them. I will always re-buy them if they run out.

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I don’t have a preference for a particular scent,  the ones I picked fall into different categories:

STEP OUT OF SHOWER – does it make sense? I am obsessed with this scent though!

Amazing Grace by Philosophy: My top pick. I love it so much I even bought a roller version of it so I can carry it with me everywhere.

Banana Republic: It is also beautiful, definitely good value for money.

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VANILLA – with a hint of sweet note

They are my “dating” perfumes, the kind of scent guys are attracted to. I use to wear them religiously when I was dating my bf (now hubby) haha. He loves them

Addict by Dior

Armani Code by Giorgio Armani

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CITRUS AND JASMINE

Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana – citrusy, perfect for summer.

Daisy by Marc Jacobs – Jasminey, although it is such a common scent there is something about this one that makes it so appealing to me. I am pretty sure my next perfume purchase will be the Eau So Fresh Daisy by Marc Jacobs

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NEROLI / ORANGE BLOSSOM – I am totally crazy about this scent right now.

Orange Blossom by Jo Malone – the best one in the market! To me  it smells the most pure out of all the orange blossoms in the market.

Neroli by Laura Mercier – this one is not in my all time favorite fragrances list. I don’t like it as much as Jo Malone’s – it is more warm than JM so I reach for this one more in Winter.

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On a side note,  I like to layer Orange Blossom with French Lime Blossom or Nectarine Blossom and Honey by Jo Malone – they combined into the most unique and captivating scent.

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