I'm a huge fan of perfume, so it's crazy that I only discovered Scent Bar a couple of weeks back. While most of the fragrances I own are from department stores, I love the idea of supporting local businesses. It's a tiny shop stocked with tons of under-the-radar scents, all categorized into sections (from white florals, to minimum, to leather, and vanilla). I'm drawn to floral fragrances with a slightly heavier finish, rather than powdery or sweet. I bought Nasomatto's Narcotic Venus (which combines tuberose, wood, and spice) and I'm intoxicated by its scent. I often switch perfumes every few days, but I've always wanted to be one of those girls with a signature scent...and I think I've finally found it. Do you have one favorite you swear by or do you rotate?
Ever since last Summer's infatuation with gladiator sandals, feet have remained caged up in strappy shoes, this time with even more complex construction. I'm still enamored with the trend and I've chosen six possible purchases that are as much sturdy as they are intricate. ...read more