Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Product of the Day / Diptyque Diffuser 2.0

Diptyque Diffuser in Baies

If you follow fashion and beauty bloggers and bloggers (which you must since you are here), you know that there is a cult addiction to Diptyque candles especially in the Baies scent. You may also already be aware of the price tag: $64 - $90 depending on the scent and type of glass you choose. I know, they are long-burning and highly scented, but it still seems like a lot for a candle, right? 

Leave it to Diptyque to take it one step further. I have had good diffuser in the past, and I have had bad diffusers in the past, but almost all diffusers are an accident waiting to happen. The small, squatty jars with the long reeds sticking out of them are prone to having the reeds fall out and leaving the oily residue behind where they fall. The tall jars with less exposed reed have the reeds fall out less frequently but are an even worse danger with the tipping hazard allowing the entire jar of oil to pool on your coffee table. And who likes getting the oil on your hands when you have to flip the reeds because they aren't producing scent anymore. There's also the whole dust catching eck factor.

Diptyque came up with a system some time ago called the Hourglass Diffuser which has no reeds (breakthrough!), and now they have released the diffuser 2.0. It works based upon the design of an hourglass: you place the oil in the uppermost chamber and it drips down into the lower chamber past the reeds over the course of an hour. It's pretty ingenious. The original model wasn't that decorative, but the new version displaces the Diptyque "D" in a gold floral design on the center of the chamber. It's even pricier than the candles, but it can be refilled, and if you love home fragrance but don't want an open flame, it definitely has its benefits.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Date Night Outfit of the Day - Rebecca Taylor, H&M, Dorothy Perkins, BaubleBar, ASOS

I'm not going to lie, sometimes I just want to wear jeans to dinner. And why not? I've picked out some dressy bits to pair with them but still keep the comfort level at a premium.

This Rebecca Taylor lace peplum top is so pretty. If you are daring, you could wear it on its own because the front panels are opaque. Another benefit of going bare is having the full drama of the open back panel.

If you aren't daring enough or feel that you need the extra support, this lace bralette from H&M is a good option without impacting the style of the top.

These white jeans from Dorothy Perkins aren't really a boyfriend cut but more of a relaxed skinny which makes them a more flattering fit for a night out while also teaming well with the peplum on the top. You know I'm always looking for versatility in pieces, and these could just as easily be paired with flats to do the grocery shopping, but I've paired them with studded, beige, peep-toe booties by Glamorous from ASOS to make the outfit a little edgier than the frilly top would have you believe. The chunky heel adds height but nice stability, and the perforations and heel cutout make this a bootie that is cool enough to wear on a hot summer night.

To finish off the outfit, the Starfire Druzy Tassel Earring from BaubleBar is available in either black or the grey I show here and is the epitome of the feminine yet edgy mix of this outfit that is also built for comfort. 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

More Favorites - Daya by Zendaya, Nyx, Marc Jacobs, Diane von Furstenberg

Booties: Daya by Zendaya
Trench: Monrow
Necklace: Marc Jacobs

I did not intend to put together a complete outfit post today and just wanted to put up some things that I've found and really like. After I edited the pictures, I realized that although I would probably wear this as an outfit with a different shoe, I had unintentionally come up with a great date night outfit probably due to the fact that these pieces are so versatile.

These booties are perfect for a night out with jeans or black trousers. The wrap dress is so flattering for every body, but I would pair it first with a simple black or navy blue pump. The Marc Jacobs necklace is also so versatile and would go either with a casual, work or date night outfit as would the trench. And the eye shadow palette is the perfect mix of colors that will create a great smokey eye for a night out or a good natural eye for the office.