Monday, April 20, 2015

Better Than That | featuring Minuet

Sweets & Hearts Outfit Style featuring white lace Minuet dress and black bow Giggly Woo wedges by Irregular Choice


I decided to take pictures in the neighborhood park and it was as awkward as I thought it would be (so many neighbors walking around, haha). One of them shouted "Now that's a selfie!" but I kept on going. Also, I lost my camera remote but didn't realize it until I got there, so it took a bit longer (and a lot of walking back and forth to my trusty tripod) to take these. Ah well. Live and learn! Blogging is weird sometimes.

I got this lovely white dress from Minuet. You might've seen me wear a couple of their dresses on the blog before (a colorful rainbow striped dress here and here, and a mint floral dress here).

They're one of my favorite dress labels because they always manage to combine very pretty ultra-feminine details with vintage-inspired silhouettes, while making them look fresh and modern. They're definitely unique dresses that stand out.

The white lace dress I got has a boatneck, a classic fit-and-flare silhouette (the fabric is stiff enough so it poufs out nicely), side pockets (!), and a cutout on the back. It's so flattering and perfect for spring! Side note: thank God it has built-in bust cups. Stick-on bras are not fun to wear. I wore it with a skinny black bow belt, my black wedges with tiny bows by Irregular Choice, and a statement flower necklace by Lipsy.

Sweets & Hearts Outfit Style featuring white lace Minuet dress and black bow Giggly Woo wedges by Irregular Choice
Sweets & Hearts Outfit Style featuring white lace Minuet dress and black bow Giggly Woo wedges by Irregular Choice
Sweets & Hearts Outfit Style featuring white lace Minuet dress and black bow Giggly Woo wedges by Irregular Choice
Sweets & Hearts Outfit Style featuring white lace Minuet dress and black bow Giggly Woo wedges by Irregular Choice
Sweets & Hearts Outfit Style featuring white lace Minuet dress and black bow Giggly Woo wedges by Irregular Choice
Sweets & Hearts Outfit Style featuring white lace Minuet dress and black bow Giggly Woo wedges by Irregular Choice
Outfit Details:
White lace fit & flare dress with back cutout (c/o Minuet | similar 1, similar 2, similar 3)
Black skinny bow belt (Forever 21)
Floral statement necklace (Lipsy via ASOS)
Black patent "Giggly Woo" bow wedges (Irregular Choice)

Lipcolor: matte raspberry pink Lippie Stix in "I Heart This" (Colour Pop)


Have a great day!


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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Beauty Blurb: Scentbird | Perfume Sample Review

Beauty Blurb: Scentbird
Beauty Blurb: Scentbird (sample c/o)


The one thing I can't leave the house without is a few spritzes of perfume. I keep a few bottles on my dresser and choose a different one each day depending on my mood. It's hard for me to just stick to one, so I was happy to find out about Scentbird!

Scentbird is a subscription service that sends you a new fragrance each month based on scents you like and perfumes you already own.

I signed up for their site and took a quiz that recommended some new perfumes for me to try:

Beauty Blurb: Scentbird
My personalized recommendations from Scentbird


I ended up going with a sample of Roses de Chloe by Chloe. I'm typically drawn to fruity-florals, but wanted to try something where the rose scent stood out without being too strong or overpowering. I loved it! It's a soft, light, and clean rose fragrance that's great for spring and summer. It does fade quickly on my skin though--I'm glad I was able to find that out without buying the full size at the mall!
Roses de Chloe on Scentbird

Shopping for scents online might seem difficult, but they make it easy to get an idea of each perfume because of the helpful descriptions--they even include the main notes and what it's best suited for. I like that the recommended scents based on the quiz are spot-on and the sample is generously sized (one month's worth)! Plus, the bottle is cleverly designed (it twists open like a lipstick) and perfect for traveling.

The Facts: $14.95 a month. You take a quiz and it will give your personalized recommendations, then you can add perfumes to your queue.

The Verdict: Easy, fun, and inexpensive. It's perfect if there are different scents you've wanted to try but didn't want to buy full bottles (those can be pricey!), or if you like changing it up every now and then and like variety in your life. There are tons to choose from and they add new ones all the time. Definitely worth checking out!


Curious? Check it out and sign up here!



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Monday, April 13, 2015

Invent it All Again | with Dear Creatures and Hare+Hart

Sweets & Hearts Style: Outfit post featuring Dear Creatures romper, Hare and Hart pony hair bucket bag, Urban Outfitters bird tights, cloche hat


Here's what I wore to check out the Hollywood Costume exhibit (amazing exhibit for movie/fashion history/costume design enthusiasts--it already ended but they're planning on opening up a museum soon) they had at the LACMA a while ago. I actually wore this exact outfit when Kristian (who was so sweet and fun to talk to in person!) visited months ago, but I liked it so much that I ended up wearing it again.

I got the romper from eBay for $0.99! It's from one of Dear Creatures' earlier collections and just needed a couple of small repairs in the seams. I'm so glad I got such a great deal on it and that the flaws were minor/fixable. It has really pretty vintage-inspired (late 1800's-ish) details, like a ruffled collar, puff sleeves, and bloomer-type bottoms. I wore it with a charcoal jacket and black accessories.

Sweets & Hearts Style: Outfit post featuring Dear Creatures romper, Hare and Hart pony hair bucket bag, Urban Outfitters bird tights, cloche hat
Sweets & Hearts Style: Outfit post featuring Dear Creatures romper, Hare and Hart pony hair bucket bag, Urban Outfitters bird tights, cloche hat
Sweets & Hearts Style: Outfit post featuring Dear Creatures romper, Hare and Hart pony hair bucket bag, Urban Outfitters bird tights, cloche hat
Sweets & Hearts Style: Outfit post featuring Dear Creatures romper, Hare and Hart pony hair bucket bag, Urban Outfitters bird tights, cloche hat
Sweets & Hearts Style: Outfit post featuring Dear Creatures romper, Hare and Hart pony hair bucket bag, Urban Outfitters bird tights, cloche hat
Sweets & Hearts Style: Outfit post featuring Dear Creatures romper, Hare and Hart pony hair bucket bag, Urban Outfitters bird tights, cloche hat
Outfit Details:
Brown ruffle short-sleeve bloomer romper (Dear Creatures)
Charcoal jacket (Daniel Cremieux)
Black leather pony hair bucket bag (Hare + Hart | similar)
Black bird print tights (Urban Outfitters)
Black leather ankle booties (Levity)
Black bow wool cloche hat (Zara | similar)


Have a great day!


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