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maison margiela replica springtime in a park review

evoking springtime memories | review of Maison Margiela’s Replica Springtime in a Park perfume

Spring has past, but we haven’t forgotten, nor will it be likely that we ever will. It’s no secret that I’m a cult follower of Maison Margiela’s luxury perfume fragrances. Since my first experience sampling By the Fireplace (my all time favorite Margiela scent), I’ve looked forward to each of their new releases with eager anticipation, and often recommended their fragrances as a luxury gift to yourself or others. This spring, I had the opportunity to try one of their newest scents, Springtime in a Park. In this Replica Springtime in a Park review, I’ll do my best to indulge your senses in the Maison Margiela experience, as well as share some key points about the collection. photography:ME | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | perfume c/o:REPLICA Bare in mind while the fundamental olfactive notes consistently emerge, perfumes will manifest uniquely as they bond with your own body’s chemistry. Known for their genderless approach to cologne, Replica has a soft but distinguishable different aura on both men and women, both of which applications reveal themselves in …

inspiration for living with the basics

bored in the house or bringing back basics

Just finished my 2nd face mask treatment this week. There some advantages to quarantine lifestyle. There’s a new level of organization in just about every drawer and cabinet. Lowes continues to swarm with a fresh batch of DIY enthusiasts. My house has been painted, rearranged, and mopped more in the last 2 months than it has all last year. Naizak is exhausted. She used to get excited for long walks… now she stares up with eyes like, “really… again??” photography:KRISTINA PETRICK | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | basic tank and thong c/o:SKIMS | gold jewelry c/o:ANA LUISA | marble case c/o:RICHMOND & FINCH   Life feels like it’s on a bit of a hold. And while you may be tempted to use the “B” word (my mother never let us say “bored”) it’s really not all that bad. Sure, if you’ve just doubled your screen time by spending 8 hours on TikTok every week, you might be bored. Maybe that’s why those songs are so popular there. But if you decide to live like a …

minimalist spring fashion trends

6 minimalist summer fashion trends

My backyard has had blooms for months. It seems the cold lost the war for winter before the first battle even began. Buds of green speckle the landscape. The air is already fresh with the scent of new. Spring is here. In my home, spring cleaning is well underway, and I am doing my best to follow my own advise… whittling down to a more capsule wardrobe each season. Trust me, with the pieces that come in for having the blog Day in my dreams, that’s a real challenge. Once you’ve prepped yourself on capsule wardrobe tips and you’re ready to refresh your wardrobe, it’s time to have a look at the newest, most exciting trends for the new season, and our favorite season of all… shopping season. Here are the top minimalist fashion trends for spring 2020 that you’re going to want to be a part of, as well as some tips for buying or repurposing to style them. Think mini – mini skirts, mini shorts, mini tops… mini everything Perhaps it’s the return …

luxury fashion capsule wardrobe

3 easy steps for a capsule wardrobe this spring

Fashion moves fast, and you’ve probably already been eyeing some of your favorite spring fashion trends from editorials, magazines and your social inspirations. You’re trembling over the “order now” buttons, but wait. Let’s do it right this time. If you ever want to get closer to having a capsule wardrobe with a few better luxury fashion essentials, that means not impulse buying ever spring trend you love. photography:KRISTINA PETRICK | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III   As a fashion blogger, I receive so many items gifted from brands or for sponsored content. While it’s a thrill to enjoy the best of the best each season, it can get wasteful. In an industry that’s notorious for excess, let’s strive to do better, and take a more sustainable approach to long-lasting style. There’s a project brewing I’ll be sharing soon… it is one more way I hope to contribute to a circular economy and sharing fashion. In the mean time, here are a few practical steps you can take to enjoy the new trends coming in for spring, …

cost of being a luxury fashion blogger

The Financial Costs Involved with Being a Successful Blogger

Traveling the world, enjoying unbelievable experiences, being outfitted in the latest luxury fashion – what’s not to love. It’s no wonder so many people are taking to their computers, phones and cameras in pursuit of blogging. With the increasing number of bloggers present online, it’s easy for people to think it’s easy and comes without a cost. However, the most successful fashion bloggers will tell you that this is a general misconception of the industry. photography:KRISTINA PETRICK | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III   The blogging industry is growing fast with over 500 million content sites across the web. However, as brands are turning to content creation to drive traffic and increase revenue, it’s becoming more saturated. Not only that, with rising competition, attracting a significant readership has also increased the average cost of a maintaining a blog. Blogging isn’t free. To be a successful blogger, you need to think of it as a business. And as with any business, you have to know the costs in order to turn it into a success Starting a …