I’m a huge fan of Marc Jacobs perfumes, especially Daisy. I love Daisy! Anyway, as soon as I saw his new scent, Dot, I was instantly sold. Not because of the scent or my past favorable experience with MJ scents, but by the packaging.
I’m a sucker for packaging and the ladybug look of the bottle means something to me. When I was in the 6th grade, I use to be one of the honor student tutors for a 2nd grade class and one of the students in the class (my friend’s little brother, to be exact) decided to call me “Ladybug” instead of my name which begins the same. Eventually, that nickname followed me to junior high where my best friend decided to call me that and still calls me that to this day (ALMOST 20 YEARS LATER!) Ladybugs will always hold a place in my heart and soon on my foot, because my next tattoo plans to be a ladybug.
Oh…the perfume! Anyway, despite the whimsical and playful package, Dot smells very alluring and sophisticated, thanks to the clean and slightly floral scent. Definitely a scent after my heart all together!
In an effort to monitor what I buy, I’m going to start to chronicles what I buy that’s fashion and beauty related here on Stained Couture. So, here is the first edition of Stained Couture’s Shopping Chronicles! Read more to see what I bought!
I do, I really do! A couple years ago(whenever Gossip Girl premiered), when preppy was the way to look, I had a gaggle of cardigans in various colors and styles. However, I just took a cardigan inventory in my closet this weekend and was shocked to find I only had 3 cardigans (a black, white, and light teal one with antique lace trim and pearl buttons). How the hell did that happen and why isn’t Old Navy offering their cardigans for $5 this week, because their Christmas sales have been rocking my frugalista-esque mind!
Anyway, like usual when I notice I’m low on something, I start to look and conquer more. So, needless to say, I spent most of my online time this weekend looking for more cardigans. One that really caught my eye was this Marc by Marc Jacobs Maxine Sweater. Isn’t adorable with its plaid ruffle around the waist and chic rib action. I will admit that my waist and I laughed at the thought of me adding a plaid ruffle around my already holiday expanding waist, but still…isn’t it adorable!