Maison Margiela Fragrances

I recently picked up Maison Margiela Replica ‘Jazz Club’ for the Husband after getting a sample of the scent. He’s partial toward vanilla based scents so I knew he’d like this one.

‘Jazz Club’ reminds me a little of E&J’s Nirvana Bourbon and Tom Ford’s Tobacco Vanille. It’s deep and heady. The vanilla and tobacco stand out at first while the dry down is quite powder-y – at least when I tried it on. While I appreciate masculine and androgynous scents on myself, this one was too powdery for my liking but it’s great on the Husband!

‘Lazy Sunday Morning’ is a staple scent of mine. Anyone who knows me personally knows I love the scent of patchouli, so I gravitate toward perfumes with it as a main note.

Like with most of the Maison Margiela scents they’re similar to existing perfumes on the market. This one in particular is a lighter version of Fresh ‘Cannabis Santal’. Honestly, if I had to choose I’d pick Cannabis Santal because of the longevity. Unfortunately though, Fresh doesn’t make a travel size version of their popular scent so I like to keep LSM in my bag for the days I forget to put on perfume (this happens often #mombrain) or need a mid-day running after the little monsters pick me up.

As a rule we tend to only buy the travel or small versions of fragrances because we like to try new scents all the time. I can’t tell you how many little samples we have between us! Also, it’s fun to experiment with new scents and even layer them together.

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Spring Equinox Spread

A blessed Ostara and Vernal Equinox, my friends! The first day of Spring is here and there’s rain on the forecast for my neck of the woods. Can’t complain about that! I had some time to do a reading today and used Escaping Stars’ Spring Equinox Tarot Spread.

Card 1 – What is my current situation? : KING OF PENTACLES

Card 2 – What do I need to lay to rest with Winter? : THREE OF CUPS

Card 3 – Where in my life can I stand to have balance? : ACE OF WANDS

Card 4 – What do I need to embrace the coming light? : SEVEN OF SWORDS

Card 5 – How can I nurture the seedlings emerging? : FOUR OF CUPS

Card 6 – What will be my source of joy? : KING OF WANDS

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DV by Dolce Vita Sneakers

Normally, I’m not a sneakers kind of girl. After working in “corporate America” for several years I was used to getting dressed up and slipping into heels every day. Once I became a SAHM I realized I didn’t have as many casual options in my wardrobe. Sure, living in SoCal, I can get away with throwing on jeans, a tee and flip flops (and I have and it’s totally cool if that’s your MO) but I want to at least make some “self-care” effort.

I went from only owning one pair of (15+ years old, beat up) black Converse Chucks to having my choice of silver metallic Vans slip ons, Adidas Superstars (red/white) and now these pretties…

The DV by Dolce Vita Ruth high top sneakers! Shipping took a while but that’s the norm for all Target orders (at least in my experience).

I’m so in love with the dark charcoal grey color and happy I chose it instead of the black version. They fit true to size (I’m an 8 for reference) and the zipper closure make these super easy to put on/take off. Plus, the perforated cutouts are on trend (and will keep your feet cool). Highly recommend these!

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