Thoughts of the week…

01) I mentioned needing some new running shoes in a previous ‘thoughts of the week’ post, and during the week I snapped up some Nike Air Pegasus shoes on sale on Catch of The Day. While I can’t justify spending $300 on a pair of shoes that I’ll wear maybe once a month, I can easily spend money on shoes that I will work out in practically every day.

02) INDEPENDENCE DAY 2 IS A THING. It won’t be a thing until 2015, but still. YES.

03) Dexter is back on Monday! I’m really excited for the return and am interested to see if in fact it is the final season. This also means that it’s not long now until Breaking Bad returns, and ends…

04) On Clean Eating (I agree with everything in this wonderfully written post).

05) Dog awesomely confused by computer noises (this dog looks like ALF and I want to dog-nap it)

06) Read about Wendy Davis. This woman has rightfully earned the attention of people everywhere.

07) Glitzy Glam have the new season of Lilly Pulitzer agendas up on their website. I ordered a new one to start using in August because the one I’ve been using since this time last year is looking a bit worse for wear. I highly recommend these agendas, they’re cute and functional and sturdy – I carry mine with me everywhere.

08) I revived my Tumblr. LIVE, TUMBLR. LIVE!

09) I’ve started doing the same thing I do every year and I’m already starting to think about my wardrobe for Spring/Summer. I love winter, and I love the clothing style of winter a lot more than summer (I actually hate summer with a burning passion), and yet here I am again. I’m currently obsessing over maxi skirts and I blame Katie Holmes.

10) My parents recently returned from yet another trip to Europe, and my mum surprised me with a little fragrance from Fragonard. This is a brand I’d never heard of but this perfume is AMAZING and I can’t wait to discover more.

Product Review: YSL Cinema

This perfume sat unloved on my dresser for a long time. For a couple of reasons. Firstly, it is a strong fragrance. Overwhelmingly strong. Secondly, I bought it right before stumbling across my holy grail perfume (Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille) after which everything else sort of fell by the wayside. As I’ve been making more of an effort to use ALL of the products I own, I thought June felt like a great month to see if I could make YSL’s Cinema work for me. This took a bit of effort. This is a heavy scent, and before this month I wore it exclusively at night. Before figuring out how to wear this without ending up with a headache by 9am, I was that person on the train who seems to bathe in perfume before leaving the house in the morning (usually these people are exclusive fans of Stella McCartney or Red Door – I was the exception). I can only wear this if I spray it once on one of my wrists and pat them together gently (probably CRUSHING the delicate aspects of the fragrance with my mighty wrists but I don’t have time to care about this). That’s it. If I wear it on my neck, I literally suffocate to death feel overwhelmed by the smell. If I spray it on both wrists, it’s still too strong. This perfume could be used as a weapon of mass destruction, but when worn subtly it’s beautiful. I’m terrible at describing scents so I’ll let Fragrantia do the leg work: “The top note is delicate and softly fresh (clementine, almond blossom and cyclamen). The heart reveals jasmine, peony and amaryllis. The drydown is warm, opulent, and balsamic with amber, musk and sweet powdery vanilla.” If I were to describe it I would say it smells like what a rich woman would wear to dinner on a private yacht before getting caught up in a tangle web of lies and intrigue and there is lots of champagne and oysters and also Daniel Craig is there. YSL’s Cinema can be purchased for $72.50 AUD from Strawberrynet.