I hope your week so far has been successful and in the words of my Dad, you’re “kicking some goals”! As far as I can tell, this week is flying by as I’m already making plans for the weekend which is always a great sign that it’s not too far away! Here’s a roundup of just a few things I’ve been enjoying this weekend…
QUOTED | “There are pruning seasons in life and there are growing seasons. When I look back on my life, I can tell the greatest growth comes right after you get cut back.” – Donald Miller
DOMESTICATED | I’m always on the hunt for easy ways to keep my apartment neat and tidy. I recently pinned this neat list to keep a home looking clean with daily, weekly, monthly and seasonal to-do’s that are fuss free and easy to get done. I’ve already started using the daily list before I go to bed and it’s working well so far!
ROYALTY | If you’re a long-time reader of this blog you’ll know I’m a huge royal fan, especially when it comes to Princess Mary of Denmark. I was most excited when Mary recently stepped out in this stunning black, brocade dress from H&M’s Conscious Collection. I think it’s so dreamy with the gorgeous pleats, brocade fabric and modern hemline – what’s not to love, right? In another kingdom, not far from Denmark, the newest Prince of Sweden posed with his (very) proud parents, Prince Carl Philip and his wife Princess Sofia to celebrate Carl’s 37th birthday. So classy!
FRAGRANCE | Apparently, Marc Jacobs recently launched his first “mature” perfume, Decadence which has very recently arrived in Australian stores. As I was making my way through Myers on the weekend, I was greeted by a wall of emerald green bottles in the shape of handbags complete with gold chain and black tassels and was immediately attracted to the luxurious packaging (the marketing worked on me!). I’m fairly picky with my fragrances, usually sticking to my timeless Chanel No. 5, however I was intrigued and pleasantly surprised with the scent of Decadence. I’m not great when it comes to describing scents but I’ve read that the top notes include Italian plum, saffron and iris. Bulgarian rose, Sambac jasmine and orris root form the heart of the perfume, while the base includes warm liquid amber, vetiver and papyrus wood.
TROUBLEMAKERS | Just this morning, one of my coworkers was describing to me how difficult it is to get ready for work in the morning with 3 children under 5 years of age. Then, I watched this video of two panda cubs in China making absolute havoc when their pen is being cleaned – it’s definitely a must see! Now, I’m not sure which may cause more havoc – toddlers or baby pandas?
HIS STYLE | I’m always on the hunt for stylish, work appropriate outfits for my man and I recently reposted this photo on Tumblr from The Northern Gent. Navy is always a winner, in my opinion, especially when contrasted with tan – such a classic combo. Shopable links below for those interested in creating a similar look!