Monday Style Quote – Dolce & Gabbana (and pics from the Capri runway show!)

“Style is personality. It’s having the ability to look at things beyond fashion and the self-confidence to transform even the simplest thing into something special. It’s a natural quality you cannot learn and there are no rules to follow.” -Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana

I thought it would be most appropriate to share a Dolce & Gabanna style quote, since the duo just debuted its “Alta Moda” collection in an absolutely stunning location – Capri, Italy. How I would love to have been sitting in the audience watching that runway show (the Amalfi Coast in Italy is one of my favorite places in the world)! Guests were seated among the rocks right next to the ocean, watching the models shashay past them in absolutely gorgeous gowns and accessories. For a first-hand account of a show attendee, check out this article on Vogue.

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Photo Credit: www.huffingtonpost.com.

Friday’s Most Wanted – Christian Dior

It’s Paris Fashion Week, so of course this week’s most wanted are several pieces from one of the couture shows – Christian Dior. The show itself included pieces representative of many different eras and was divided into 8 different groups. The pieces I loved so much were all the coats and jackets, and one specific black and white dress. Check them out below! While the fur coat is absolutely gorgeous, I wouldn’t wear it unless it was imitation fur, but I wanted to include it in this post because I love the way all the separate pieces are paired together. Jackets are paired with pants and tops that make the complete outfit look very cut and clean, but still stylish.

To check out photos from the entire show visit www.style.com.

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Scentbird Perfume: Try It Before You Buy It!

I love anything smelly (scented might be a better word?), but it takes me forever to find just the right scent for me! It doesn’t matter what it is, body wash, a candle, lotion, perfume (this one takes me the longest to find), I always spend hours in the store trying to decide what to buy.

I recently discovered Scentbird – a site that let’s you try a perfume before you buy. So how does it work? Choose any perfume from the website you’d like to test out, and receive a 2 ml. sample. Wear it and see if it’s the right scent for you. If you love the perfume, keep the bottle. If it’s not “your scent” return it with free shipping. Love it!

You can shop by Scent Type, Personality, Occasion, and even type in your favorite perfumes to find your next new scent.

Want to test it out? Use the exclusive coupon code “STRIPED” as shown in the photo below, for $15 off any purchase from Scentbird.com!