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Kerala Ashok Garden fragrance bracelet by Lisa Hoffman Beauty


Photos: Earrings: c/o Twisted Silver (use code INSIDERS fir 15% off) / Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana Amethyst / Scarf: L’Wren Scott for BR / Blouse: Collective Concepts / Handbag: Coach / Jeans: L’Wren Scott for BR / Bracelet: c/o  Lisa Hoffman Beauty / Nail Polish: c/o Mineral Fusion Amethyst / Shoes: Prada

One of my favorite beauty items to shop for is fragrance. Another one of my weaknesses is jewelry! Combined, they are a match made in heaven 🙂 I absolutely adore the new Kerala Ashok Garden bracelet from Lisa Hoffman Beauty. The bracelet is a beautiful purple hue which blends well with 2014’s color of the year, Radiant Orchid

The bracelet itself is made from vintage glass beads with a beautiful silver ball charm. The silver ball charm is the secret of the bracelet! Inside the charm you can place a few fragrance beads which exude peace and happiness. The beads offer fragrance notes of India’s Ashok blossom, deep violet, ripe pear, velvety apricot and sheer jasmine. With the fragrance beads inside the charm on the bracelet, the scent lasts for many days as opposed to spraying perfume on your skin; which disappears within the course of a day. You can also wear the bracelet and smell beautiful, then take it off when you need to be scent-free at the gym, and then put the bracelet back on to smell pretty again! Love that! No fooling with bottles!!

Another benefit of the Kerala Ashok Bracelet is that it is perfect for traveling. The beads retain their scent throughout an average holiday vacation or business trip and you don’t need to fiddle with a bottle at airport check points! 

To learn more about Lisa Hoffman Beauty and the Kerala Ashok Garden bracelet, please visit lisahoffmanbeauty.com

Subtle sparkle


Photos: Earrings: Kathy Kamei (similar here)/ Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana Rose / Sweater: L’Wren Scott for BR / Bracelet: c/o Teece Torre / Nail Polish: Chanel Rose Moire / Handbag: Chanel / Skirt: Jigsaw London (on sale!)/ Shoes: Valentino (similar here and here)

I wore this outfit on Christmas Day (sorry for the late post). Although I chose to wear it to Church on Christmas, it really is perfect for any morning or mid-day special occasion. I also love how the sequins on the cardigan sweater are subtle. It makes it an easy piece to wear during the day; and with jeans! Love that!

Purple has always been one of my favorite colors, and this year, I feel like I am drawn to the hue more than any other color. I know I will wear this sweater a lot, and of course, I have already been wearing the Teece Torre bracelet a lot! To see how I have styled the bracelet in the past, please click here.

What color have you been drawn to lately?

Holiday suit


Photos: Earrings: Stephen Dweck (also love SAVE or SPLURGE) / Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana Rose / Tank Top: Mossimo / Blazer: L’Wren Scott for BR / Necklace: Stella and Dot (also love SAVE or SPLURGE) / Skirt: L’Wren Scott for BR / Handbag: c/o Jill Milan (on sale!) / Ring: Vardy’s Jewelers (also love SAVE or SPLURGE) / Nail Polish: Chanel Rose Moire / Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

For years I have wished I owned the perfect black party suit. There are so many events during the holiday season, as well as throughout the year, when a formal suit would be the perfect attire for the occasion. I was thrilled when L’Wren Scott’s collection for Banana Republic debuted and it included the perfect dressy suit. I have already worn the suit to the San Jose Ballet’s “Nutcracker” and I am looking forward to wearing the suit to many more events this season. In addition to being worn as a suit, the sparkling pencil skirt can be paired with a sequin sweater while the blazer can worn over a silk skirt, trousers or even jeans for a girl’s night out! Love this!

Do you have a special occasion suit? If so, do you find yourself wearing it often?