Thursday, March 28, 2013

Closet Reality-I'm Too Short For This Dress

So, it's interesting what a photograph actually shows you. (Mirrors lie.)   Like the fact that this dress isn't really doing me any favors...

  At least not at this length.You can't tell, (or maybe you can,) but the dress is pleated, which always adds a little extra at the waist and hips.  And combined with the length it makes me look a little dumpy frumpy...
So the question now is, do I shorten it?  I really do think that losing 3-4 inches might make all the difference but I really don't have the patience to alter pleats right now...Is it even worth the real estate in my closet?

So tell me, alter the dress and keep it or set it free to someone taller than me?

Anyway, I really like the old school Christian Lacroix broach that I'm wearing at my neck.  (Sorry about the poor photo quality!)  I received it a few years ago as a Christmas gift, and I don't wear it often enough!


Thursday, March 21, 2013

My Closet Smells Good

Have I ever mentioned my small obsession with perfume?  As a kid, I loved the big fat magazines with all the different scents folded inside, I couldn't wait to try all of them.  I would scour garage sales for the itty bitty little samples that the ladies would sell to you for a dime.   I dreamed of owning a collection of crazy perfume bottles from Avon...

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and I can smell Chanel #5 and Secret deodorant block away (Mom!)  Yeah, I've always been a bit of a junkie.  I don't really have a specific favorite, no "signature scent."  I love them all!  I currently have 6 on rotation, something for my every mood, although I do tend to find and wear an "everyday" scent, which currently happens to be Philosophy Amazing Grace...

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 It's light and clean and hasn't offended anyone's nose that I know of.
 But I'm getting ready to switch to Florabotanica from Balenciaga,


a beautiful, yet somehow edgy floral, the top note being rose, perfect for spring.  It wasn't what I expected and I definitely had to wear it a few times before deciding it was for me. 
A spritz of perfume is my final step to getting dressed every day, (though not the only time I'll use it.)  I spray a small mist into the air and walk through it, so not to be overwhelming and allow all the different notes in the bouquet to open up...A lovely way to head out the door.

What scent will you be wearing this spring?


Friday, March 15, 2013

This Dress Will Never Leave My Closet

There are very few items that I stalk.  This was one of them...

I've had this Zoologist by Charlotte Linton shift for a year or two now, not sure how or why it hasn't made it to the blog until today.
And, I will own it forever.