MAKE UP MONDAY: Lavender Perfume

I have a perfume that I love, that is very inexpensive & very light.

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It’s a Thymes Cologne. I stack this spray with a body wash and body cream in the same scent.

This is great for travel since I don’t want to ruin nice expensive perfumes- in fact, last year a bottle of Creed broke inside my suitcase. I’ve barely recovered! So carrying cheaper perfume is definitely the way to fly.

This lavender perfume is clean & fresh, and I use it for a room spray, too.

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What are your favorite perfumes to travel with?

Do you love unique scents like lavender, too?

Share, please!

-Rose

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Weekly Favorite: Winter Boots

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These are my favorites. I call them my…

Go-To Black Winter Shoe Boots!

I first bought these way back in 2006, on a December afternoon in the beloved Nordstrom’s shoe department. In shoe years, seven years is a long time! They are a great basic. Not only are they comfortable, but they look great with jeans or tights and skirts.

I mostly wear them when I travel, since they are easy to slip on and off. They have a stacked heel, but the platform in front makes them wearable on long days. Plus, since they’re leather, they are much easier to care for than suede (although I love suede). I get them professionally cleaned every few years, to keep the leather nice, and I’m about to have them resoled for the second time.

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As I said, they were a Nordstrom’s find. I love Nordstrom’s for shoes and highly recommend you go there for your stylish winter boot needs. I like their selection, service, and price range. You can find shoes that are really affordable, and ones that are seriously high end. But I must say, if you’re looking for really fancy, top tier brand shoes, head over to Neiman Marcus or Sak’s instead (better selection).

I love my little Go To Black Winter Shoe Boots. What are your favorite pair to pull out once the weather gets cold? Luckily I live in Austin, so my winter boots are these cute ones, instead of real snow boots!

Happy shoe shopping!

-Rose

Daily Life: My iPad Mini

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I have an iPad mini, and I absolutely LOVE IT!

Why I Bought It:

I needed something to take with me when I travel. I have a PC laptop, and the iPad mini is the perfect complement to that. This is SO perfect for traveling! I write, stay connected, and don’t miss anything with this device.¬†I use the iPad in my car to send quick emails, and since it uses both cellular and wifi, it works everywhere.¬†Honestly, I bought the mini because it fits in my purse!

Why I Recommend It:

I crank out tons of work on this baby, and it is so much better for my aging eyes! I don’t want to be squinting all day long, trying to reply on an iPhone, and you shouldn’t either! I can even text message other iPhone users from it.

Plus, I watch Netflix on here at night! The iPad mini is so cute, it’s aesthetically pleasing, and the interface is so easy to use. I highly recommend the Logitech Keyboard I bought with it for under $100- plus it doubles as a stand.

Check the stand and the mini out here.

As a woman who travels a lot, I love my iPad mini for business and entertainment. You don’t even need to take it out of your bag in the airport, unlike a laptop! I always have it with me, just in case.

What are your most essential business tools? I’m debating switching over to Google Drive, as well.

Have a good Thanksgiving week!

-Rose