Monday, August 9, 2010

JKill me

My two newest obsessions might get me into a lot of trouble:

Yankee Candle & JCrew

Well, Yankee Candle company has always been an obsession of mine...pretty much since I was a little girl and my parents brought me to their flagship store in South Deerfield, Mass. The scents they have are pretty genius. Though, strong scents kick off my migraines (I'm not a floral-y scent kinda girl), just the right ones can send me into heaven. I'm particularly into anything that mimics the smell of food. With that said, don't ask me why I bought the Midsummer's Night air freshener for my car. It kinda smells like a prepubescant boy that doesn't understand the right way to put on cologne. Literally, I have to throw it away. I bought a new one today to replace it, and it is much more my style: Farmer's Market. Smells like fresh berries and other kinds of delicious fruits. I actually liked this scent so much I bought it in a tumbler size along with Harvest since it was "buy 1, get 1 50% off." Another amazing scent is Autumn Fruit. Kinda like Farmer's Market, but more apple-y. But, I didn't want to get too ahead of myself...summer is still going strong, so I wanted something a little bit more zingy, so I bought this amazing plug-in air freshener thing in Vanilla Lime...and I can't stop sniffing the air because I'm so addicted. So so good.
Before I write a whole other paragraph on candles, I figured I'd justify my new obsession with JCrew (I guess I can't ever fully escape the Connecticut side of me). Whoever their creative director is and head of design, I seriously applaud you. You make preppy look fun. Usually preppy is so blah, but somehow you style it all so well. Can I join your team? Pretty please? With a cherry on top?
Ummm also, this necklace I die for...why do you have to be $275.00?

A more reasonable splurge for me, though, was these oxfords I bought last week from Crew's sister store, Madewell. I even waited a whole week to think about it (sometimes, I shop better that way so I don't buy on impulse). However, I couldn't stop thinking about them, and when I went back, there was only one pair left in my size. It was on display, too, so I knew I had to act fast before they were completely sold out everywhere. I figure these shoes are so classic that they would last me quite a while. I can't wait to break them in!
Anyway, yeah...these are my guilty pleasures right now. Somebody help me.