Wardrobe & Beauty

A Meaningful Gift Idea & Some Winter Street Style

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In need for a great gift idea? Give the gift of Agapé. One of my good friends is starting his perfume line and it comes with a great meaning behind it.

Drew Dierickx is an up-and-coming excelling entrepreneur who dreams big. As a Sophomore at Azusa Pacific University he has participated in entrepreneur competitions and has even turned his on campus apartment into his own personal fragrance lab. His brand emphasizes that, “Everyone deserves to feel beautiful in a society with such a skewed vision of beauty” according to Dierickx. He has created an elegant floral and citrus scent. The goal is to promote natural beauty through his handmade perfumes made with all organic essential oils.

“Agapé” is the Greek word for the highest form of God’s unconditional love for us mentioned in the Bible. Follow @agape_fragrences on Instagram or contact Drdierickx@gmail.com for more information!

It began to feel a lot like the Christmas season after my Sunday evening stroll down Wilshire Avenue. Christmas music chimed and red and white lights twinkled in every tree. Poinsettia plants decorated the sidewalks and every person I passed by seemed pleasant and jolly. What a wonderful time of year I thought to myself. Despite the fact that finals week was upon many college students like myself, a moment to take in the holiday joy was just what I needed before diving back into my studies.

This grey sweater is soft and cozy, it’s not one of those sweaters that is itchy. From sweaters to dresses to coats, this winter I am in love with anything that has a cowl or turtle neck. Fortunately, in Southern California we can get away with sleeveless sweaters! I like this one from Express because it can also be used as a great layering piece. These grey skinny jeans (also from Express) are my favorite. They are buttery and form fitting. Plus who wouldn’t love a little glittery embellishment to help dress up or down their ensemble?

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grey sweater from Express *On sale right now*. Grey, rhinestone skinny jeans from Express. Silver heels from Steve Madden. Turquoise coat from Ann Taylor (out of stock). Click here and here and here and here for similar coats!

 Photos by Cara Pardini follow her on Instgram @Carapardini14

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