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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!

CAUTIOUSLY OBSESSED + PAPELLINE | GIVEAWAY

Paired up with the talented and lovely Mina of PAPELLINE Jewlery for a GIVEAWAY!  Enter for your chance to win any one item of your choice from PAPELLINE.  You can enter the giveaway by either : 1. Following both @cautiouslyobsessed + @shop_papelline on Instagram and leave us a comment letting us know what piece you would love to win or 2. Like PAPELLINE on Etsy.  The giveaway ends Monday September 8th so be sure to enter by then!  Mina was also kind enough to give all CAUTIOUSLY OBSESSED readers 15% off of their total purchase for the entire month of September, simply use the discount code CAUTIOUSLYOBSESSED15.  Be sure to head over to PAPELLINE's Etsy shop to check out Mina's stunning jewelry!  Hope everyone is having a beautiful weekend so far!  

CAPSULE WARDROBE | NO. 2

Happy second day of September!  I honestly can't believe I'm even typing those words, simply because I can't believe it's already September (it's crazy right?!). This year has gone by far too fast, but regardless of how quickly it feels fall is approaching on us and I'm pretty excited.  Fall has always been my favorite time of year so I couldn't wait to begin working on my Fall Wardrobe Capsule.

Above are couple of pieces I've either purchased or am thinking of purchasing.  The pieces I selected for this post are great transitional pieces between seasons and are perfect for layering.  This year I'm really trying to behave and stick with a minimal but functioning closet, but they're just so many tempting fall pieces out there that I just want to get my hands on.  I'd love to hear what you guys are planning to purchase for the fall, or what your fall must-haves are - so leave a comment below!  Hope everyone is enjoying the new month so far!

 

shoes | sweater | clutch | jacket | top | denim jacket | hat | watch | earrings

GIVEAWAY | SUEJIN PARK + CAUTIOUSLY OBSESSED

It's GIVEAWAY time!!  So excited to be pairing up with the lovely (and super sweet) blogger Suejin Park for a pretty amazing giveaway.  One lucky winner will win: CHANEL Les 4 Ombres eyeshadow quad in 204,CHANEL's Coco Rouge Shine in Fiction, J.Crew's Mixed Prism Necklace and my recently released "JUST BLOOM" print.  To enter this giveaway all you have to do is follow both @cautiouslyobsessed and @parksuejin on Instagram, and leave us a comment on the giveaway's photo letting us know what YOU do to allow yourself to "JUST BLOOM."  The winner will be announced Monday September 1st, so make sure to enter by then!  Hope everyone is having a beautiful weekend so far, and good luck to everyone who enters!

 

(*giveaway open to U.S residents only)