Daily Jackpot

As a bit of a perfume connoisseur, one of my favorite hobbies is definitely collecting a variety of fragrances – which I never really get to full finish a bottle of. This can be quite an expensive habit, but we all know, buying the perfume that’s a little more expensive goes a very long way. I fell in love with this Tokyo Milk perfume at the Fontainebleau Spa in Miami. To me, Sparrow No. 18 resembles Chole Rosebud parfum fragrance for almost 1/4 of the price! If you’re willing to make the investment, I definitely would recommend the Chloe floral fragrance as it is a limited time cosmetic and the Tokyo Milk perfume seems will be around for a while; however, both would be fabulous additions to your fragrance arsenal.

Tokyo Milk No. 18 Sparrow parfum, $28, Beauty.com
a blend of neroli & citrus, crisp greens, gardenia & rosewood Chloe rosebud parfum, $110, Cosmetic Mall
a blend of pink peony, freesia, lychee, magnolia flower, lilly of the valley, rose, cedarwood, amber, honey 

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The Lovely Bones

As much as I am a fan of The Lovely Bones, this post is appropriately about the ongoing infatuation with skulls and skeletons in the fashion world, not the story about a pedophile. I began my love affair with skeletons in a high school art class, when I realized they were probably one of the best things I could draw, keeping it semi-realistic looking. There is something about the natural beauty of a skull, which is inevitably found in all of us, that mixes a rough exterior with an enchanting beauty. Thinking “skull“, of course the first designer that comes to mind is Alexander McQueen, but this boney masterpiece is becoming more and more prevalent throughout each season’s trends. Here are a few of my favorites.

1. DSQUARED2 skull t-shirt, $190, Shopbop. 2. Juicy Couture skull stud earrings, $45, Bloomingdales. 3. Rebecca Minkoff skull ipad case, $125, Shopbop. 4. Alexander McQueen black leather skull clutch, $1,195, My Theresa5. Your Eyes Lie floral skull tee, $34, Urban Outfitters. 6. Tokyo Milk skull shea butter soap, $11, Beauty.com. 7. Ilena Makri skull chevalier rose gold diamond ring, $3,735, Net-a-Porter8. Kosta Boda still life skull votive, $35, Bloomingdales. 9. Alexander McQueen leather and brass skull keyfob, $275, Net-a-Porter. 10. Alexander McQueen skull-print silk-chiffon scarf, $295, Net-a-Porter.