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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Birthday Dinner Attire

I purchased this ostrich feather skirt from Express a couple of months ago.  I've been lusting after a skirt like this for quite some time now, so I was elated when I was able to get my hands on it.  








Friday, December 26, 2014

The Right Tulle for the Job

Last weekend, I took my daughter to see The Nutcracker.  I used this as an opportunity to throw on the most recent addition to my tullekit.

Tutus and tulle skirts are so feminine and beautiful. These days it's so much more commonplace for ladies to wear tutus, and I'm very happy about that.



Sunday, November 16, 2014

Broadway, Here I Come...

I went to see Cinderella on Broadway with my family, and you know I love a reason to put on a cute outfit.  I have to admit, I was disappointed at the number of people I saw who were dressed down.  Since when did going to the theater become such a casual event?

It was a wonderful production and I had a great time!  This was my outfit of choice.


Okay, so I'm not going to lie...it was pretty cold outside yesterday, so I had to swap this adorable wool cape for a wool coat. :-) 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Chic Or Treat!

My family and I went to a Halloween Brunch this morning.  I usually wear a costume to this brunch - last year I was the Wicked Witch of the West and the previous year I was a She-Devil.  I was going to do Little Red Riding Hood this year, but when I went into the Halloween store with my young daughter, she totally freaked out and I had to leave. I decided to go with a Halloween inspired look instead.





Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Miss Independent

I'm channeling Destiny's Child's "Independent Woman" and Ne-Yo's "Miss Independent" with my most recent t-shirt design.

I understand firsthand that women have a ton of hats to wear and are constantly juggling multiple responsibilities.  I absolutely LOVE men, but I do acknowledge that to be a woman who is out there doing her thang is something to be celebrated.  

"Ms. Independent/X-Factor" is the name of my most recent design and is dedicated to all the strong and independent never-been-married and previously married women who are handling their business.

Limited quantities and sizes are available at my online store.




-TFF

Friday, October 17, 2014

Low Key and Casual

I  attended a concert and decided to keep things low key and casual. 


Camoflauge jacket, "Brooklyn's Finest" T-shirt, cuffed jeans and sneaks.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

One Pair of Pants, Three Ways

I'm a working class woman who wears my clothes regularly, so when I rotate my pieces, I try to pair them with different items so they look fresh.  I purchased these pants a few months ago, wore them initially in August, and have since worn them twice.

Go to the next page to see all 3 looks...


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Virgo Season

I celebrated a birthday over the weekend and hung out with my girls.  Hanging out  = another opportunity to wear a cute outfit. 

This skirt is fab.  I got it from Chic Wish, and initially saw it on Folake Huntoon of Style Pantry, but I bought a shorter version.  I love Folake's style and she has inspired some of the pieces I've purchased within the last year and a half.  When I get inspired by others, I always try to put my own spin on things.  You can see how Folake styled her skirt here.

Blouse from Bebe.

 I decided to give "the girls" some air time so I got this lovely bra from Wacol. Since the skirt is long, I decided a little sexiness on top would be okay.

Monday, August 25, 2014

A Little Pattern Mixing

I've been very busy lately and have a backlog of outfits that I need to get up on the site, but this one I had to post.  The quality of the pictures is pretty bad, but I'm proud of my pattern mixing skills here.

This is an Express top and slacks. I bought these pieces recently in the same transaction, but had no plans to pair them.  I went to BK this past weekend to hang out with my girls and while I was trying things on, I said...."Hey, this may work."

I almost talked myself out of it, because sometimes pattern mixing can go awry, but I channeled my inner Solange Knowles and also decided to "Be Fearless."

I actually liked the way it worked out...very much.  So the rationale for pairing these two items was the common colors that ran through the top and pants.  I played off the black and white, and wore a neutral shoe, as to not compete with the whole look.

Maybe I'll retake some pix so you can see the details a little better.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Relax, Relate, Release Follow Up

Thank you to all the ladies who attended and participated in my workshop at Relax, Relate, Release this past Sunday.  It was a wonderful event and there was so much love in the building.

As mentioned, I previously published a blog post that summarizes what I covered in "Dress to Impress: Making Your Personal Style Statement," so please check it out. 

Also, please visit my online store and Facebook to see my line of ladies t-shirts.

For questions and comments, please send me an email: fearlessandfashionable@yahoo.com

Thanks

-TFF



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Weekend Barbeque

I attended a barbeque this past weekend and this was my outfit of choice.  I don't typically wear long flowy maxi dresses, but I decided to change things up a bit. 

This dress was extremely loose and billowy so I decided to rein it in with a lightweight denim vest that I tied up around my mid-section.

 
Denim vest from H&M

Monday, July 7, 2014

Winners Never Cheat, But Cheetahs Always Win...

My ensemble consists of some oldies but goodies.


My H&M dress is 5 years old.  I think I'm going to have it made into a skirt. This would be fab with a tulle petticoat peeking out from underneath.

My Zara cropped jacket is about 10 years old.

Friday, July 4, 2014

My Colors are Self-explanatory...

Happy 4th everyone. Be safe!


My vest is a former shirt from Express.  Got it a few years ago and thought it would better serve as a vest, so I cut off the sleeves.

T-shirt designed by yours truly :-)  Limited sizes and quantities available at my online store.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Testing...1, 2, 3

I'm so excited!

I mentioned a while back that my father gave me a nice camera so I can take better pix for my blog.  Well, I've been using it here and there, but my roadblocks have been learning how to use it and getting a willing participant to photograph me.  My father showed me how to use the timer function on the camera, and then I asked if he knew anything about using a remote control device for the camera.  My father is a "gadget guy," so a few minutes later, he emerged with a camera remote. THANKS DAD!

So these pix are my first attempt at taking my own shots.  So let's consider this a test.  As I get more comfortable with the camera, its functions, and the remote, I'm sure the quality of my pictures will improve.

Yet another step in the right direction.



Monday, June 23, 2014

When You Find Something You Like, Buy Several...

I mentioned in a previous post, that when I like something I try to either buy it in multiple colors/patterns or I buy more than one of the same item. 

Last year I stumbled across a Nine West pump called "Flax."  Flax has a 3 & 3/4" inch heel, which really doesn't seem high, and for me, is comfortable enough to wear all day.  There are probably a thousand different colors/styles/textures available, and I bought most of these last year from Amazon.  Some were as inexpensive at $21.00. You can't beat that.

 
TIP: When you purchase a pair of shoes with pointy toes, get rubber taps applied to the tips so they don't wear down. It's a pretty small investment, but it makes a huge difference in helping to preserve your shoes.
 
-TFF

Friday, June 20, 2014

Take a Cue From Your Shoes

In my most recent post, The Illusion of Abundance: The Basics of Mixing and Matching, I discussed ways to mix and match your garments to create the illusion of a bigger wardrobe.  One tip was to take a cue from your shoes.  If you have a cute pair of shoes with a nice mix of colors or an interesting pattern, they can serve as a starting point to build your outfit.

These are the shoes that I used to create my outfit:




"Flax" by Nine West - available in about 1,000 colors/patterns...

Here's the outfit.  I doubt I would have paired these items if it wasn't for the shoes...

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Emergency Purchase

This past Sunday, I participated in a Lady Diamonds Networking Social and conducted a workshop called "The Illusion of Abundance: The Basics of Mixing and Matching." (Workshop recap to follow in a separate post.)

The workshop was in Queens, NY and I actually spent the whole weekend in Brooklyn/Queens. On Friday and Saturday, I celebrated my friend's birthday, and the workshop was on Sunday.


You're not going to believe this, but it wasn't until AFTER dinner on Friday night when I realized that I left the garment bag with my Saturday and Sunday outfits at HOME - in another state!  I briefly considered going home to get my clothes, but decided that the time and expense weren't worth it.

That meant I had to go shopping. Now normally, going shopping wouldn't be an issue AT ALL, but I was under a little pressure.  I didn't know if I'd be able to find something that I'd like/would fit/be reasonably priced/appropriate for my speaking engagement on Sunday.

I went to the Kings Plaza mall, which I haven't been to in YEARS.  It's funny because it has changed in so many ways, but stayed exactly the same in others.  To make a long story short, I wasn't really pleased with the selection of stores or the selection of clothes within the stores, but I was able to pick up a really cute black and white dress from New York & Company

Here are a couple of shots of me in action...

 

Saturday, May 31, 2014

All That Glitters!

I'm in Brooklyn again. Went out with my girls for a birthday dinner.

I wore my H&M sequins pants (also seen here and here), Express t-shirt with sequins lips (also seen here), and Enzo Angiolini suede and crystal pumps.




Friday, May 30, 2014

She's Wearing that aGAIN?

Hi everyone,

If you read my blog post titled My Fashion Philosophy, you know that I try to avoid wearing my clothing less than two weeks apart, but if it's a more notable piece, I usually wear it less frequently.

Earlier in the week, I was invited to attend a screening of a new Starz series called "Power," which premieres in early June.  It was an after work event, so I was going to change into something "cute," but when I tried on the sequins skirt I originally planned on wearing, it was a little too small. 

The weather was crappy, and I decided to make things easier on myself and wear something that would work for my "day job" that I could also wear to the screening.

So, I wore the dress that I wore on Mother's Day.  And I KNOW, Mother's Day was only a couple of weeks ago, but I changed things up a little by throwing on a faux leather cropped blazer from Guess, different jewelry, different shoes, and a colored tote.

While running around during the day, I received a number of compliments on my outfit.  Thanks for the love, Philly!

Here's how I switched it up.


Monday, May 26, 2014

Hello Brooklyn!

Yesterday, I spent some time in my hometown, Brooklyn, New York to see Dance Africa.  If you're not familiar with Dance Africa, please take a few moments to find out what it's all about.  It was fantastic!

  
Top from Boo Hoo
Necklace from Express


Pants from Talbot's.  Got them a few years ago, but had them turned into capris because they weren't long enough.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Heal Thy Heels

If you're an avid high heel wearer, then I'm sure you may have had an incident or two when walking the city streets.  They can be cruel to the well-heeled woman.

I know I should probably always switch to my "street shoes" when I'm out and about, but sometimes I just want the world to see my entire outfit - not the watered down version, with the "sensible shoes."  So anyway, I bought these Schutz mirrored silver sandals last summer.  I wore them twice, and the streets got me.  I think it happened in New York...

 

Needless to say - I was heartbroken.  I did some basic research on ways to fix this, but didn't come up with anything. Maybe I didn't look hard enough, but I do have a tiny bit of "craftiness" inside me, so I thought to myself, "Self, maybe a little glue and silver glitter will save the day." So here's what I did:

Friday, May 16, 2014

More Black and White

As I mentioned in a previous post, I like to treat myself well.  Last Sunday was Mother's Day, and I decided to celebrate by acquiring a couple of things I've been eyeballing for a little while now.

My love affair with black and white continues...

This horizontal striped tote is by Michael Kors and the pumps are by L.A.M.B.

I used the Macy's "Friends and Family" discount on the tote, and the shoes were recently marked down at 6pm.


 I've carried the bag a couple of times and have gotten several compliments on it.  I have yet to wear the shoes, but I can't wait.

-TFF

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day Lunch

Okay, so this dress is not quite black and white, but it's close.  Late lunch/early dinner with the family.  

My Fashion Philosophy

I recently read "Without Saying A Word: The Silent Power of Style" by Monica Barnett.  The title alone instantly captured my interest, because I am a strong believer in dressing well and allowing your image to give the world a taste of who you are.

Monica provides a great blueprint to help navigate the waters of pulling your look together, including topics such as wardrobe basics, special occasions, traveling, and much more.  Monica's approach is conversational and very entertaining, and she makes you feel as if she's one of your girlfriend's who's lending a helping hand.   

Monica included her list of "style musts" and I thought that section was great.  Most women probably have a list of their own personal style guidelines, myself included, and I loved that section so much, it inspired me to publish my list.  Here goes:

My Beliefs
  • I believe in treating myself well.
  • I like to look pulled-together and classy.
  • Money can't buy happiness, but I really do love my wardrobe, which costs money, and in turn does make me happy.
  • You don’t have to spend a ton of money to look good.
  • There are brands/designers that I like, but style and quality dictate my purchases more so than name brands.
  • Sometimes less is more, but there are other times when more is more. 
  • Sometimes it's worth it to suffer for beauty.
  • You don't always have to "match."  It's great to mix it up sometimes - but a good monochromatic look can make a powerful statement. 
  • I don't see why I can't wear white before Memorial Day or after Labor Day.  Fashion rules such as these are silly. 

Saturday, May 3, 2014

T-shirts Make Great Gifts!

In a previous post, I mentioned that "Woman," the most recent design in my ladies t-shirt line, would become available soon.  I also mentioned that gift packaging would be available in time for Mother's Day.

Photo: T-shirts make great gifts! There's still time to order for Mother's Day.
Visit www.bellefemmetees.storeenvy.com or email bellefemmetees@yahoo.com for more information.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Think About It

When I conducted my workshop, "Dress to Impress: Making Your Personal Style Statement," one of the D.I.V.A. Principles I talked about was "Investing." I consider the image that I project to be an investment.  My image is a part of my statement to the world about who I am, what I represent and how I want to be perceived.

I've always been drawn to fashion and style, so I spend a lot of time reading fashion magazines, fashion and style blogs, and looking at fashion-related programs, because it's something that I love.  I get inspired by seeing how people get creative with their looks, and it helps validate my love of style and fashion.

I also spend a lot of time thinking about what I want to wear each day and how I want to look.  I take into consideration my activities for the day, whether or not I'll have a lot of walking to do, who I may potentially meet, what message I want to send, etc.  It may sound like a lot of work, but it's not, because it's something that I care about, and it's part of that investment I'm making in myself.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Get It Before You Need It

It's pretty widely accepted that a woman should own a little black dress (LBD) ...or several, in the event that she has to get cute at a moment's notice.

Well, not only do I have several LBD's, I also have a couple of gowns in my closet.  There are more than a few areas in my life where I should probably be more prepared, but when it comes to having to "get fancy," I can often shop my closet to find an appropriate look.  I buy clothes for work, and I buy clothes for the weekend, but I also buy dressy clothes whenever I come across a fabulous fashion find.

In the back of my mind, I know that some type of event will come up, and I will need to have a nice dress or gown, so I'd rather be prepared.  I dread rushing around at the last minute trying to find something to wear.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

A Really Cute Skirt

I saw this skirt on Wendy of Wendy's Lookbook and thought it was absolutely adorable.  It's from H&M, and was at the very reasonable price of $39.95, so I ordered it. (They also have hot pink and grey. I would have ordered the hot pink if it was available when I placed my order.)


When I received the skirt, I was pleasantly surprised that it's actually a foam-like material, which makes it stand out - like a tutu.  I used the skirt for display purposes at my vendor/networking event on 3/30, but actually had the occasion to wear it yesterday.

And YES, I'm wearing black and white aGAIN, and YES, I'm wearing that Express white blazer again, but it's so versatile...

T-shirt also from Express, shoes by Enzo Angiolini, but my cutest accessory appears in the 2nd and 3rd pictures.

 :-)


Coming Soon...

Right in time for Mother's Day 2014, Belle Femme Tees will be introducing "Woman" - the t-shirt that celebrates women.  

"Woman" will be available in three different flavors:


Strawberries and Cream



Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Quick Tips: Dressing for Your Body Type

During my workshop this past Sunday, "Dress to Impress: Making Your Style Statement," I promised the workshop attendees that I would post some follow up information to supplement what I discussed.

This post provides some tips on ways to downplay areas that may be problematic for you when getting dressed.  The idea is to create balance between the top half of your body and the bottom half.  The tips below, help address some of the more common issues that I've heard women complain about:

  • Create the illusion of longer legs by wearing a longer hemline on your jeans and dress pants.
  • Another way to create length is to try a monochromatic palette (including shoes) which will create an uninterrupted line.
  • Wear shoes with more of a pointed toe to elongate the legs.
  • Throw a belt around a dress, blazer, or  blousy top to define your waistline.
  • Wear blazers that are nipped in the waist for the appearance of a more defined waistline.Shorter women should opt for belts with skinnier widths - thicker belts will cut you in half.
  • Peplum wil also give the appearance of a more defined waistline.Women with larger breasts - choose necklines that show a little skin, such as v-necks, scoop necks, etc. By opening up the area, you will break up the monotony of the fabric, which can sometimes give a matronly appearance.  Conversely, women with larger bustlines should avoid turtle necks.
  • Women with short torsos should wear low-rise pants to create the illusion of a longer torso.  Bolero and cropped jacks also help.
  • Women with long torsos should wear higher-rise jeans to give a more balanced appearance.
  •  Shoes with ankle straps look best on women with longer slimmer legs.  For women with thicker legs, the strap can cut the leg in an unflattering way and give the appearance of stumpy legs.
  • A-line skirts and dresses, and tiered skirts, are great for women with narrow hips - they add volume on the bottom.  Dress pants with pockets on the sides are another good option.
  • A-line cuts generally look good on all body types.
  • Women with big hips who are not trying to call attention to that area should avoid skinny jeans and pants with tapered legs.
  • Boot cut jeans or slightly flared styles are more flattering to women with big hips.
  • Larger women - don't try to camouflage your bodies with big, shapeless, and ill-fitting clothes.  Structured blazers and tailored cuts will provide definition, will fit better, and convey a more polished appearance.
  • Women with sloping shoulders, wear blouses and tops with shoulder pads and cap sleeves.
  • When wearing sleeveless tops, women with thin arms should opt for thicker straps, such as tank blouses, shirts, and dresses instead of spaghetti straps.
 Be Fearless. Stay Fashionable. Have Fun!

-TFF

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Networking Social Recap

I'd like to give a special thank you to Leslie "Lady Diamonds" for the opportunity to participate in this past Sunday's "Networking Social."  This event was designed for entrepreneurs and small business owners who were looking to start, build, and expand their businesses and network with like-minded business owners.  

There were interactive workshops that allowed the participants to learn business essentials such as:
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Funding 101
  • The Five Elements of Business Success
There  were health and wellness workshops:
  • Body Bangout
  • Understanding and Transforming Stress
  • and my workshop, "Dress To Impress: Making Your Personal Style Statement
The vending component allowed vendors to showcase their products and services.  I had the opportunity to not only speak, but to sell and promote my t-shirt line, "Belle Femme Tees."  There were also guest speakers who shared their stories, wisdom, and experience, and allowed attendees to get personal, ask questions, and seek guidance.


Monday, March 17, 2014

I'm Pleased to Announce...

That I'll be conducting a workshop titled "Dress to Impress: Making Your Personal Style Statement"at a Women's Event on Sunday 3/30 in New York.  Details are included on the attached flyers and it should be a phenomenal event.



Friday, March 7, 2014

Brooklyn's Finest

So remember I told you that I design ladies t-shirts?  (See my post dated 2/2/14) Well, I have a new design.




I'm originally from Brooklyn, New York, and although I no longer reside there, I still have love for my hometown.  When I go back to New York, I love the freedom I have to jump on and off the NYC transit system. I can get where I need to go quickly for a nominal cost, and I feel as though I have the world at my fingertips.

So this t-shirt pays homage to my hometown, as well as some of the subway lines that run in Brooklyn.  The "Q" in Brooklyn on the t-shirt, is one of the lines I used to take regularly when I lived in Brooklyn.

Visit the Bellefemmetees Facebook page and inbox me for details on how to order.

-TFF

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Black and White

I don't know what it is about  black and white, but I seem to be drawn to that color combination.  The two colors just work so well together.  I noticed that in a number of my pics on this blog, I'm wearing black and white.

It's not that I don't love color, because I really do, but there's just something about black and white. And when you add a splash of color that takes the look to another level.

Anyway, I was hanging out last night and this was my outfit of choice.



Thursday, February 20, 2014

"Express" Yourself

Those who know me pretty well are aware of the fact that I shop at Express frequently, and have for a REALLY long time.  Now to some, Express' clothing appeals to very young women or they're unable to find things they like/fit them well, but Express has done right by me over the years.

I think one of the reasons I'm partial to the chain is because I know the layout of the stores really well, the types of clothing they generally offer, and most importantly - their sales patterns.  Express typically has a nice selection of current and stylish items, and in many cases, I can pick up an article of clothing and purchase it without even trying it on, because I'm very familiar with how their sizes run.

One of the downsides of shopping at a chain store is that you're likely to see a number of other women with the same articles of clothing.  This is where your personal and style and creativity come into play.  I generally mix and match my pieces in such a way where the entire outfit is not easily identifiable.  You may be able to spot an Express piece here or there, but in most cases, it won't look like an Express outfit from head to toe.

Express recently had a 40% off everything sale, and I was able to pick up a few pieces.  I usually have a hard time finding button down shirts/blouses that accommodate my bustline, but the Express "Portofino" shirt does a great job.  It's a  polyester crepe material, which gives it a dressier feel than your average button down, and it comes in a variety of patterns and styles. I picked up the style below and a plain black version, which will become a wardrobe staple.


MINI HEART CONVERTIBLE SLEEVE PORTOFINO SHIRT 

And you're not going to believe this - I actually purchased a pair of high-rise jeans. (AKA "MOM JEANS")  Yup!  MOM JEANS.  Now, I know what you're thinking.  I used to think that I'd never wear them either; however, I actually AM a mom, and despite the fact that I'm on the thin side, things have changed over the years (e.g. shifted, moved around), and low-rise pants simply don't provide me with the coverage I need.  In fact, I'm quite pleased with the fit of my "high-risers."

When I wear my lower rise jeans, they actually make me feel not so great about my body, which is not THAT bad; however, certain cuts just don't flatter. That underscores the importance of knowing and embracing your body type and buying clothes that make you look your best.  I've included a picture of the jeans below, but I will post a picture when I wear them.
 
HIGH RISE WIDE FLARE LEG JEAN

Until next time.  And I will try not to wait so long before my next post. :-)

-TFF

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Dressing for Success: Image and Attire in the Workplace

In a previous post, I mentioned a talk that I gave a few years ago to a group of interns in my office.  I also gave a similar talk to a group of undergraduate design students.  The message is intended for those who are trying to dress appropriately for a corporate setting, but some of the points can be used in any environment.  The information is pretty timeless and I just thought I'd share...


Dressing for Success: Image and Attire in the Workplace

With the current state of the job market, the ability to best present yourself in the workplace is more critical than ever. You must use a variety of tactics to ensure you differentiate yourself from the competition in a positive way, to either land the job you’re seeking, or raise visibility in your current role.
  
As much as we'd like to think otherwise, it's human nature to make instant judgments about people based on their appearance.  You can be capable, intelligent, and knowledgeable, but if your attire and image portray something else, you may potentially miss out on valuable opportunities.

Clothing, image, and style help solidify your brand and convey a message.  So what is the message you’re trying to send?  Regardless of whether your company’s dress code is conservative, business casual or non-existent, it will benefit you to create a look that conveys professionalism and competency.

If you don’t know where to begin, “The 4 D’s of Dressing for Success will provide you with the basics for polishing and perfecting your office look:
  1. Determining what is appropriate for your workplace
  2. Designing a flexible and functional wardrobe
  3. Do’s of workplace attire
  4. Don’ts of workplace attire

Friday, January 17, 2014

The Six Scents

There are certain things that help solidify a woman's sense of style.  They include how she wears her hair and makeup, her clothing, accessories, and her scent.  Some women go the route of having a signature scent, and others love variety and wear a multitude of fragrances.  I'm somewhere in the middle.  When I find a fragrance that I like, I usually wear it exclusively, until I'm tired of it or until I run out, making it my de facto signature fragrance - at least for a period of time, and then I move onto something else.

But there is a core group of fragrances that are in regular rotation, which I now refer to as The Six Scents.
Daisy
 I recently received this as a gift. It's light and pretty and comes in such a beautiful bottle.  This is the newest of The Six Scents, but it has quickly become a go-to fragrance.
 

Coco Mademoiselle
Coco, how I love you so.  I started wearing this fragrance about 3 years ago.  I've smelled it on women in passing, but never knew what fragrance it was.  At a happy hour a few years ago, I smelled this exquisite fragrance on an acquaintance and inquired about the brand. I went out and bought the eau de toilette, and when I purchased it, the saleswoman at Nordstrom told me that I would graduate to the eau de parfum, and sure enough I did.  The eau de parfum is so much more potent. This is my favorite fragrance at the moment.

Gucci by Gucci
I smelled this for the first time in one of the fashion magazines that I read - probably In Style. This was another of those fragrances that I was immediately drawn to. I like fragrances that aren't overly sweet.  This has a musky, almost masculine scent to me.  I've gotten numerous compliments on this fragrance.




Flower Bomb
This was another fashion magazine find.  I smelled it and rushed out to get it.  I've been wearing this for a few years now.
 


Gucci Rush
I smelled this on a few of my girlfriends and fell in love with the fragrance. It has such a sultry and smoldering aroma, I copied.  But I'm careful not to wear it when I'm around them.

Gucci - Rush
 


Calyx
I've been wearing Calyx for about 20 years.  A former colleague turned good friend used to wear this.  I loved her sense of style.  She was so well put-together and at the time, this was her signature fragrance. This scent is so clean and refreshing and has a citrusy aroma.  It's nice and light for the summer and brings back such good memories for me.



Over the years, I've also worn Gucci, Romance by Ralph Lauren, and Delices de Cartier.  I also recently smelled Candy by Prada, and put that on my mental list of "things to buy," but haven't purchased it yet.

Stay pretty and smell pretty!

-TFF