This weekend, Ben and I took a little shopping trip to Sag Harbor, where you can find some of the most elegant home décor and gift shops. The weather was a bit chilly but sunny (before turning into a snowstorm on Monday!), but it didn’t stop me from trying on my new jumpsuit that I purchased during Shopbop’s spring sale and my new sandals by ASOS. One of the stops we made was at a Bond No. 9 New York perfumery where I just felt I must take some photos. The shop’s interior is out of this world.
I’d already tried a few custom-made perfume brands, but Bond No. 9 goes far deeper than adjusting your perfume to your taste. You can also pick your own bottle design, which makes all the difference for me. As you might already know, I love everything colorful and fun (especially all sorts of office supplies), so when I got to the perfumery, I felt like a kid on her first visit to an amusement park. So much color! So many patterns! So much fun!
I also loved that the store’s interior follows the brand’s color strategy. All of those flashy sculptures and mirror tables, and the minimalistic wall décor—for real, what better background could you find as a personal style blogger? Jokes aside, I got a bit frustrated at the store, because for me, having too many choices can be confusing. It’s not that I can’t make up my mind, but I’d rather pick from five items and be happy with my choice, as opposed to having the whole world of scents at my disposal.
Even though we left this gorgeous store empty-handed, we still had a lot of fun. I was happy to “walk out” my new outfits. Ben gave me tons of compliments on my new leopard clutch (which was very sweet as I scored this bag for under $30!), and we headed to our friend’s baby shower afterwards.
Being an experienced fashionista, I changed in a car into another outfit as I never, ever wear white clothes anywhere around red wine. I can’t recall if I told you this story or not, but I learned this trick the hard way a few years ago when our friend J. spilled a whole glass of red wine on my new white dress and ivory coat. Every time we go out, I make sure to remind him of that funny accident, but of course I’m not upset about it at all. In fact, I’m actually thankful to him for teaching me when it’s appropriate to wear white clothes. No, it has nothing to do with an old-school tradition that says we have to stop wearing pants after Labor Day weekend. Instead, it’s just as simple as this: wear all-white outfits only in a non-drinking environment!