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falling for sage

wednesday love to you fancy-faces. katie here. i change up the fragrances in the household and on my person with every season; nothing more baffling to me than drinking hot apple cider, on a dark winter night, lit aglow by a coconut-mango scented candle, whilst bundled up in a plumeria/jasmine-perfumed cashmere sweater….i’m twitching just setting this undisciplined scene. as the days grow darker, this time of year calls for a transition to smokier, moodier scents. spice, vanilla, amber, tobacco, pear, white musk, and honey are all top notes i gravitate toward this time of year. but i have to be careful—too heavy a hand and i’m smelling like a bath and body works. these types of rich scents have a tendency to run strong; dosages and ingredients are important. so far i love sage’s amber perfume. made here in southern california, sage are artisan perfumes based on gemstones. sage perfumes…

getting my bruin on….

happy monday darlings! katie and my six chins here, freezing my face off in this new month, parked in front of my t.v. what is it, like 75 degrees out!? it’s practically canada outside. i sat around, all weekend-long, pleading with a tank-top and shorts clad hunkiest if we could turn the heater on in the house. outnumbered by warm-blooded family members, i lost the domestic thermostat battle and sulked for the rest of the weekend in thermals, wool socks, and a knit cap. last saturday night, cheering my bruins on to a win against colorado, i did manage to stay warm in my new ucla cotton sweater from hillflint. i love this brand. as much as i love a trip back to ackerman union, the ucla store never really has anything i want to wear–cue my japanese -american princess voice—their merchandise  falls apart after one wash and has a more wet-t-shirt-contest- look…