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CURRENTLY - PLAYING. READING. WEARING | NO. 2

It's the end of the month (crazy right?) and I put together my monthly "Playing, Reading & Wearing" feature. 

PLAYING | THE MOUNTAIN GOATS, THE SUNSET TREE : This month I found myself playing this album repeatedly.  I really love the songs "Dance Music," and "Up The Wolves."

READING | HOW TO BE PARISIAN : I just started reading this book but I'm absolutely in love, it's witty, light hearted and I can't wait to finish it!

WEARING | SOLEIL TAN DE CHANEL : This stuff is the absolute best and I swear I'm not exaggerating.  It's supposed to serve as a base for your bronzer but I've been using it as a cream bronzer instead.  It provides such a natural and subtle color and I would highly suggest this product for those of you who prefer a more natural makeup look. 

As always, I would love to hear what YOU'VE been playing, reading and wearing this month!  Let me know by leaving a comment below and I hope everyone is having a beautiful day!

MINIMAL PACKING | NO.1

MINIMAL PACKING  - CAUTIOUSLY OBSESSED

As I've mentioned before, this year I've been trying my best to stick to this whole "minimal" trend when it comes to my wardrobe.  Surprisingly, this "trend" has carried into other aspects of my life and one of them just happens to be packing.  I used to be that person that would try to pack for every single scenario that could occur while on vacation, which meant I would always excessively overpack.  Tomorrow is my first "real" (non-business related) vacation I've taken since trying this whole "minimal" wardrobe out and above (and below) are the items I've packed for my three day trip.

One | button up shirt, bag, sweater & sweatshirt

shirt | bag | sweater | sweatshirt

Two | jackets, pants/jeans & shoes

utility jacket | trenchcoat | jeans | birkenstocks | supergas

Three | t-shirts

t-shirt one | t-shirt two | t-shirt three

I basically started with a color palette which would ensure that all items I select would compliment one another, then I selected my t-shirts simply because they're easy to build off of seeing as I can wear them alone or layer over them.  Then I moved on to the items that I had to have at least two choices for (jackets, pants and shoes).  And finally, I selected items that would compliment the rest of the pieces I had selected.  I'd love to hear any tips you lovelies may have for packing, let me know by leaving a comment below!  Hope all of you have a wonderful rest of the week! xoxo

CAUTIOUSLY OBSESSED + FRESH TANGERINE | GIVEAWAY

Fall is (almost) here!!  To celebrate the new season I paired up with the talented ladies of Fresh Tangerine for a pretty amazing giveaway. One lucky winner will win a set of three stacking rings in the metal of their choice (gold fill or sterling silver) from Fresh Tangerine.  To enter all you have to do is 1. follow both @cautiouslyobsessed + @freshtangerine on Instagram and 2. Tag two of your friends in the comment section (on Instagram) and let us know what YOU love about fall!  The winner will be announced this Sunday September 21st - good luck to everyone who enters and be sure to head over to Fresh Tangerine to check out their beautiful jewelry, I'm sure you'll fall in love!  Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! xoxo

FREEBIE WALLPAPER | NO.2 - HUSTLE

HUSTLE Wallpaper - Gold by ©Cristina Martinez of Cautiously Obsessed

To say that life can be stressful is a bit of an understatement - I know I'm not the only one who has stayed up late multiple nights a week trying to meet strict deadlines, merely functioning on more than one cup of strong coffee.   Regardless of just how stressful and overwhelming life can make us feel, it's important to just keep pushing yourself.  Keep working hard to achieve whatever it is you want and remember that all of this hard work will pay off soon.  I created two new freebie wallpapers for all of you to serve as a little reminder - set this wallpaper on your desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device and remember to "Hustle - All Day, Every Day."

Hope everyone is having a beautiful day, and leave me a comment below letting me know what motivates YOU each day!

To download the freebie wallpapers, just click on the wallpaper you want below and download the full size version. 

design by ©Cristina Martinez of Cautiously Obsessed, by downloading this wallpaper you agree the following terms and conditions .  

P.S - please excuse the typo on the original post - I deleted the post as soon as I was made aware. whoops!

ARQUISTE for J.CREW NO. 57 | REVIEW

Photo ©Cristina Martinez - Arquiste for J.Crew

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I couldn't wait to get my hands on the new Arquiste for J.Crew perfumes...more specifically I couldn't wait to get my hands on No. 57.  This scent is described as "more avant-garde" and "genderless" by the creator, founder of Arquiste Carlos Huber.  No. 57 has top notes of cinnamon bark and aged whiskey but also has notes of oakwood, cedar wood, labdanum and vanilla beans.  

Though I love both scents, I've noticed I tend to gravitate towards No.57 - it's become the scent I reach for the most simply because I just love the way it smells.  It definitely has this nostalgic effect and I found the smell warm and comforting.  It honestly smells like no other perfume I've ever encountered and I think Carols Huber's description of the scent being "genderless" is perfect, seeing as the scent doesn't come off as being specifically feminine or masculine.  

Again, each full size perfume (1.75 oz) retails for $78 and can be purchased online (or in store) - and remember for those of you who are intrigued by both scents but aren't sure which one you prefer, J.Crew also released each scent in a rollerball packaging that retails for $25.  I highly recommend both scents and I would love to know which scent any of you prefer, No.31 or No. 57?

Hope everyone is having a beautiful day!