I love this list of essentials from Oscar de la Renta that I read in a past issue of allure... so much so I made this graphic to print while I was snowed in.
My favorite quote is #8. It's actually discouraged me from buying new perfume recently. I like to change up fragrances every once in awhile, but do have a signature scent. It's Abercrombie 8... old school! My other favorites of late are Bond West Side and Lady Gaga Fame. Do you have a signature scent?
I'm inspired to go out and get some deep red carnations for an arrangement (in a blue and white vase). Carnations bring me back to my 90's dance recitals. I like how the RueLaLa Style Guide defined the flower as "The Comeback Kid" in their Valentine's Day Flower Guide:
Carnations have gotten a bad rap, but I’m not buying it. In fact, much like Carrie Bradshaw, I’m a big believer that the once-regal flower is making a comeback. And if my word isn’t enough, just look to famous fans Oscar de la Renta, Manolo Blahnik, and Martha Stewart (who’s praised their longevity). Convinced yet?