Just to wrap up the past week of pants and jeans, here's a skirt!
Aaaaand a new handbag.

This blouse is another Nordstrom Anniversary Sale workhorse. I wear this ALL the time; with skirts, pants, culottes. I like it best with my forest green leather moto jacket, as you can see in my profile pic. Today I wore it with opaque tights, black ankle booties (sorry, I realized how freaking much I wear these!) and an ink and black pleated skirt.

And to follow up on my previous post about purse color... Here's the debut of my new beauty (my cobalt cross body deserves a rest after 6 months!) I ogled this bag for a long time, and finally found it on EBay for a GREAT price. Hurrah! It is bigger than my other bags but not oversized; has a cross body strap that's removable, and is the prettiest color. I hadn't bought a handbag for a few years until this summer, and now after adding this pretty piece in my signature color, my wardrobe feels very refreshed.

Welcome to my wardrobe, beauty!

Because I've been adding tidbits about my scent journey here:
I wore a scent that has become a favorite but took me a while to get on board with: Lush Lord of Misrule. It's a limited edition "kitchen" release of a perfume they don't usually make; the scent is normally in some of their seasonal Halloween/Christmas products. It's one of their best scents.
By rights, I shouldn't enjoy this perfume. I didn't expect to, and when I first smelled the shower cream I thought it was too heavy on patchouli. I really find patchouli nauseating. But the scent really grew on me, especially how well the vanilla matures through the day.
The vanilla is dark and musky and mysterious; the black pepper adds excitement and a bit of naughtiness. It's very aptly named, sneaking up when you least expect it. I have very slowly fallen in love with this fragrance line and fortunately did so before the seasonal shower gel and limited edition perfume were unavailable. It's been a slow but deep romance.

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