After feeling hurt last week I made a decision to further embrace my individuality. I figured that if people were going to reject me for unknown reasons I might as well make sure I was happy with who they were rejecting. So, I started analyzing myself to look for areas where I was compromising my true self in an attempt to appease others, and within the bounds of reason and decency, to adjust things a bit to be more honest.
One thought that came to me was in regard to my style of dress. I do try to dress for myself, but perhaps not enough, and after some contemplation I realized that if I were to dress the way I really wanted that it would be a little bit different. I would wear solid color cashmere and cotton (alternating for the season) ensembles with Hermès scarves or colorful jewelry. That just sounds nice to me…
After reading a great post on fashionablylight.com with a link to an article in Elite Daily entitled, “The Science of Simplicity: Why Successful People Wear the Same Thing Everyday” I was encouraged to go with my idea and be a bit minimalist in my approach to style. So, yesterday I bought what will hopefully be some of the last clothes I will need to buy for years – Hermès scarves, other colorful accessories and simple one colored pieces… Of course, I’ll probably keep wearing what I already own as well unless I decide to find my stuff another home. I’m excited to see how it goes.
I’ve been wearing White Shoulders this weekend. It’s the drugstore contemporary version by Dana, not the original one by Evyan (Evyan 1943), but it’s still quite pretty.
White Shoulders is a soapy, white floral with strong notes of both musk and lily-of-the-valley. It reminds me a bit of Ambush, by Dana from the 1950’s. It has that upbeat, clean, but sensual floral bouquet. It’s soft but not too soft. It’s clean but not too clean. It’s just really nice. And, considering how relatively inexpensive it is today, it’s a treasure.
Top notes are listed as: bergamot, aldehydes, green notes, African orange flower, and apricot. Middles notes are: lily-of-the-valley, tuberose, spices, gardenia, lilac, jasmine, iris, and lily. Base notes are: sandalwood, civet, musk, amber, oakmoss, and benzoin.