We love discovering new places to shop, especially when said shopping destinations involve an IP address and can be perused from the comforts of our home. Which is why, since we discovered the new California-cool editorial-based fashion e-boutique, The Dreslyn, we haven’t been able to talk about much else. Designed to be an online ”boutique that answers a lifestyle for a particular woman, rather than trying to be the go-to place for every woman,” The Dreslyn is nothing if not a one-stop-shop for the California “It” girl, carrying everything from clothing to beauty and home accessories. It has an aesthetic all it’s own (think designer fashion – like Rag & Bone and Helmut Lang – curated with a west coast sensibility) and succeeds at being a true boutique where many other e-tailers have sold out and gone the department store route.
Navigating the world of fragrances takes some serious commitment and a willingness to look beyond the billion dollar shenanigan that is the business of celebrity and designer scents. Over the years we have gone from having one over-advertised scent (most likely purchased by a mother and received as a part of a gift set over the holidays) that we wore until the bottle was empty, to having a scent per season, maintaining a lust list of favorite perfumes and taking trips to department stores to spend hours in the fragrance aisle. There is so much amazingness out there that isn’t as highly publicized as some of the other more mainstream scents (hello everything Diptyque). We are talking fragrances so good that we have nearly made ourselves sick sniffing our wrists throughout the day. True story. From light and airy to smells compared to a circus, welcome to our world of scents (both designer – including Katie’s favored Narciso Rodriguez, above – and those of the lesser known variety). One day this list will represent more than just an inventory of perfume-sprayed cards we carry around in handbags… One day. One bottle at a time.
Once upon a time there were a pair of neglected sunglasses. Once loved and worn to no end, somewhere along the way a lens had been lost making them seemingly unusable. As once loved items that have lost their luster often do, they found themselves in a pile full of things that should have been thrown away but were too precious for their owner to toss without thought (at least for the moment, anyway). They were unused and without a hope of ever being so again.
One day a daring young lady happened upon the junk pile, picked up the glasses and popped out the remaining lens without a moment’s hesitation before putting them on her face. It was as if they had been waiting there for her to do just that the whole time. It seemed so obvious. And with that, a purely ornamental fashion statement was born. Who said frames need to block UV rays or house a prescription to be useful? It certainly wasn’t us (although we must admit, the thought hadn’t occurred to us before now).