Hand-written note from Diptyque

When I was growing up my mother and grandmother were both very adamant that when you get a letter or a gift you always send a thank you note. I’m trying to pass this message on to my daughter also, even if she’s just emailing her grandparents to thank them for something.

In this age of fast-fast-internet-everything I was really blown away to get this package in the post from Diptyque  @ Westbourne Grove yesterday. Not only did I receive four free samples which smell amazing, but they took the time to write me a hand-written note to tell me about it.

Really blown away by the customer service. Thank you 🙂

I haven’t decided which sample is my fave yet — I’ve kind of mixed them all together on my wrists/arms and it smells quite nice together 🙂

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Splurge vs Save

I love me a bargain. I really do. I’d love to have a wardrobe full of full-price luxury items but it’s just not realistic or sensible. Growing up we didn’t always have a lot of money but my mother instilled in me the artistry of digging a bit to find something similar or just as good for a bargain of a price. I still practice this today. The key is to still find something you really like. If you’re not really going to wear the piece much, don’t bother as it still won’t be value for money.

Here’s an example of a bomber jacket. I saw some cute ones online but eventually came across this adorable Gap bomber from the GapKids department. With a sale price and a discount code I got it including shipping for about £25. I bought a boys size XXL which is about an age 13, and despite the fact I’m 5 foot 10 inches it still fits me in the length and arms just fine.


Khaki Utility Jacket – J Crew £188

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Acne Studios Fuel Tech Bomber £440

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GapKids Bomber £27.50 plus discount codes for new email subscribers can reduce the price even more!

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and out in the wild today with Iro T-shirt, R-13 Jeans and white leather Converse…..