Is it just me, or does perfume, lace, and roses make everything just a little bit better? I know I just wrote a post about how to be soft, but it’s still on my mind, fresh as the morning dew. I’m taking it to heart this year, this being soft thing. I am making a point to left everything feel a little lighter, starting with the things I mentioned on Monday, but also with a softer color palette.
It all started with a trip to Urban Outfitters, a place of luxury for me, but I did have some Christmas money, which made me feel a little bit better about being there. Plus, it was not as cold as it could have been and I fancied a walk downtown. Anyway, here are some things I recently purchased that make me feel a little softer, a little bit more human.
A faded pink bra, on sale for $20. I usually only do neutrals, but pink has been calling my name, especially light, almost white shades. I feel oddly feminine in colors such as this.
Adorn EDP Rose Quartz Love Fragrance. Cruelty free, fresh clean scent. Plus, the bottle is beautiful in its simplicity. As you well know, I have an infatuation with crystals and raw gems, so it’s really lovely to watch the quartz dance around inside this bottle.
Petal Perfume Oil. Luxurious feeling and enriched with Vitamin E. Beautiful to sit on your dresser and heavenly to put on after a shower. It’s a rollerball, which I like, because I don’t feel like I ever waste any oil. Plus, it’s lovely to see those dried flowers soaking.
This little glass tray that the oil and other perfume samples sit upon. I usually thrift things like this, but I’ve been spying these for months and decided to take the plunge.
Not from UO, but this thrifted lilac cashmere sweater. I’m a little scared of the color because it is quite far outside my comfort zone, but I’m diving into this whole softer color palette thing, so for $5 I’ll try it. It’s very warm, and no one has mentioned my looking ill yet, so perhaps it works?
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette. The perfect palette for a woman looking for soft, everyday eyeshadow colors. I love to do a good halo eye with Love Letter and Vermeer, but really, anything you do with this palette with provide a well blended, softened haze to your makeup routine that is just heavenly.
Bonus: this slip from Free People, which is not new, and you may, in fact, be sick of it. However, it’s my favorite thing currently. Par for the course, really.
Anyway, with spring just around the corner, I am happy to be transitioning into this softer lifestyle. A life full of good scents, soft fabrics, and delicate shades is a wonderful distraction from the harsh realities of the world. Try it and see if it works for you.
What are your favorite soft colors? How do you make your life a little softer?