Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Perfect City Tote: Tess Handbags

When it comes to handbags, I'm a habit of creature. Despite my sizable collection of purses in all different shapes, sizes, and brand names, there's always only a handful in my collection that are in heavy rotation because I love them so much.

Enter Tess Handbags.

When I spied the sophisticated yet subtle shade of mauve/blush pink leather and the soft gold studs lining the tote, I was totally smitten. It's chic and polished, but the edgy details add a unique twist to a basic bag.

This style is perfect for everyday wear, and even comfortably fits my laptop when I'm on the run and working on the fly. (Which is, like, every. single. day.)

For a mini getaway, I grabbed one (and only one!) handbag for my trip, and am so glad I picked this pretty pale pink number.

Not only did it pair perfectly with all of my outfits (like this flirty printed sheath dress by Adrianna Papell), but it was roomy enough for all of my belongings. Rest assured that organizer pockets keep your things tucked away and easily accessible.

Oh yeah, and the number of compliments I got on the bag just toting it around town? I've truly lost count.

Grab one for yourself this fall--plenty of pretty shades to pick from!


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Afternoon Tea at the British Consulate

Just a quick post on my outfit from last night's charity function at the British Consulate to raise awareness and funds for Teen Cancer America. Chris Klein and Victoria Summers from "Game of Aces" hosted the event, and it was a lovely evening in Hancock Park.

I felt comfortable and confident in this classic Adrianna Papell dress (the fit is amazing!) paired with nude pumps and a vintage Chanel bag.

Cheers to the last few days of summer!


Monday, August 22, 2016

Femme Florale

By now, you guys probably know that I love floral prints through and through, and it's most definitely become my signature look. I own so many florals that I literally have to make a cognizant effort not to wear too many in one week, and really force myself to wear a solid or another print here and there!

But in the summer, it's so hard! There are so many gorgeous feminine florals out there, and I always feel my best when I'm sashaying about town in one of my tried and true flirty prints.

That being said, I try to find floral dresses that are different from one another (yes, that's possible!) since I already have quite a collection. This dress was unique (or so I told myself) because it had fluttery sleeves and a floaty silhouette that begged for a woven belt (of course!) to anchor it in the middle. The color palette is perfect for summer months, and the patterns reminded me of antique china plates from a charming afternoon tea party.

What do you think of this ladylike look?


Sunday, August 21, 2016

Women Supporting Women

Hey ladies!
I wanted to spread the word about an incredible organization I work with, and am in need of YOUR help, if you're in the LA area. The Downtown Women's Shelter is in need of professional clothing, shoes, handbags and bras in ALL sizes (especially larger or plus sizes) to assist women transition from homelessness to new careers.

I personally donate to this organization regularly because I love knowing that my excess items are going to those who REALLY need it (and not to Goodwill, who simply puts a price tag on my things and makes a profit off it), and I am proudly hosting a donation drop-off event at Can Can Parleur on TUESDAY AUGUST 30, 2016 from 11-4PM. 

Please stop by and donate any items you can, and trust me, it will make a world of a difference!

 As a special thank you, Can Can Parleur will offer 15% off your next nail service! 

Invite below--please spead the word! We would love your support.


Pretty in Pink

I'm a pink girl through and through. Not only does this signature color totally resonate with my girly personality and style, but it also looks great on a tan complexion, especially during the summer.

I gravitated towards this flirty Adrianna Papell pleated dress because the color was so flirtatious and feminine, but I wasn't positive I'd love the loose silhouette. I always lean towards fitted dresses, but decided to give this one a twirl for a little variety.

You can never have too many dresses, right?

When I paired it with my favorite strappy black suede sandals by Carmen Steffens and a custom kiss clutch (by my girlfriend who runs a vegan, cruelty-free handbag line called Cykochik), it all came together effortlessly.

 The fabric is lightweight and perfect for warmer weather, and the forgiving shape means you can go down a few sizes (I definitely did), so you're not swimming in excess fabric. With this look, it's all about the legs since my curves were otherwise concealed, so a sexy pair of heels are essential!

A pop of bright pink lipstick made for the ultimate girly finishing touch (and matched the cute clutch perfectly!)

P.S. Have you guys checked out the Glossier Beauty products yet? It's the prettiest packaging and I am so inspired by their love of pink, too!


Photography by Rachel Richardson.