Friday Forecast: Design Your Own Bag With Mon Purse

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Do you want to design your own handbag?

I’m pretty sure that the answer to this is YES!

Always YES!!

Allow me to introduce you to Mon Purse. Founded in early 2014 by Lana Hopkins, CEO (and badass #GIRLBOSS + nice girl) – Mon Purse is an Australian based ‘design-your-own’ handbag and leather accessories brand that creates beautiful custom products, using the highest quality European leather. The company was born out of Hopkins’ inability to find the kind of handbag quality and design to satisfy her. She saw an opportunity to create a disruptive model to provide fully customizable leather handbags that target the affordable luxury handbag market. Using a state of the art 3D online bag builder, customers are able to select from over 10 billion different variations including leather color, texture, interior linings and premium hardware to design their dream bag or simply add a personal touch with monogramming and extra customization options.

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Design Your Own ‘TOTE BAG’?

This is the first bag I 100% designed from start to finish with Mon Purse’s 6 step process.

Step 1: Select a model – I went with the Tote Bag. This is the perfect work bag aka it is laptop friendly.

Step 2: Choose a leather – I went with the Animal Hair on the body with a grainy white leather shoulder strap and grainy white leather top handles.

Step 3: Select a lining – I went with orange suede.

Step 4: Select your metal detail color – I went with gold.

Step 5: Monogram – Always YES

Step 6: Finalise – Check

What do you think?

I added my Fendi Monster WOC for a little extra flare (above).

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This grainy leather envelope clutch with suede lining caught my eye at the Mon Purse Gallery pop-up shop in our San Francisco Bloomingdale’s. This stunning clutch boasts a sophisticated envelope design. You can personalize the clutch with your monogram in gold, silver, gunmetal, rose gold or blind emboss. I had my KatWalkSF logo hand painted on at the launch of the pop-up shop and could not be MORE pleased with how it turned out! I mean how did someone paint that by HAND!?!

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Tuesday Shoesday: Everlane – The Day Heel

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Hey, Ladies!

Kick up your heels because I’ve found the perfect heel and I’m not afraid to share it.

The crew over at Everlane has done it again! They’ve created a heel that you can actually walk in and I’m not talking about walking from the uber to the restaurant. I’m talking walking ALL around the city, ALL damn day! This ballet-inspired silhouette is designed with a rounded toe, a walkable 2-inch block heel, and an elasticized back for extra comfort. Buy them now – before they sell out again!

Shop the Everlane Day Heel in EVERY color below:

Earth Day with Amour Vert

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Tees = Trees

I’ve shared my love and appreciation for local San Francisco brand, Amour Vert more than once here – and although I may be late to sharing this amazing initiative (Earth Day was April 22), I felt like this was blog worthy!

So…

If you didn’t already know, with every Amour Vert purchase of a tee, they will plant a tree in North America with their partner American Forest®  and they have already planted more than 130,000 trees. Amour Vert is deeply committed to making sustainable practices, ethical products and positive environmental impacts the gold standard for the fashion industry

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And for the third Earth day in a row, Amour Vert has launched a plant a tree campaign raising awareness about the danger of deforestation and the importance of reforestation. Reforestation projects plant trees in forests damaged or destroyed by fires, farm use, or urban use. They help provide wildlife and flora with a better habitat, as well as create stability for root systems and protect from soil erosion. With your help, they have planted over 135,000 trees in North America with their partner, American Forest®.

Now I know I am a little late to the game here…but I posted my #PlantATreeAV photo (yesterday) and still wanted to share this amazing campaign with you.

If you are in the Bay Area or Orange County stop by one of their stores or shop online!

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What I Wore:

Top: Amour Vert (c/o), Francoise Stripe Top

Skirt: ICI MAINTENANT (c/o), Vivid Embroidery

Shoes: Miss Selfridge, LUCIE Pointed Backless Court Shoes

Bag: Fendi, Monster Calfskin Leather Flap Wallet on a Chain

Sunglasses: Karen Walker, Number One

 

Purple Hair Don’t Care – The Best Hair Stylist in San Francisco

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Is purple hair at 30 OK?

Sure, why not!?! Nothing like spicing up Easter and showing up to family dinner with Easter pastel inspired hair, right?

(sorry Mom)

If you’ve been following along here you know that I live for a fun color on my head (minus that odd blue phase I went through – here) and anytime I’m ready to ditch the white blonde hair I call on to my girl + stylist McKenzie. Over the years McKenzie and I have been through short hair, long hair, white hair, dead hair – You name it – I’ve rolled into her chair with it or asked for it.

When Mckenzie isn’t solving my life problems and or dealing with my hangover she is behind the chair at the oh-so-chic Cameron James Salon on Union St in San Francisco + a Color Crew Team member for Madison Reed.

She’s a true professional and always down to bring my BIG ideas to life – while keeping my hair surprisingly healthy.
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Looking for a stylist in San Francisco?

Book an appointment with McKenzie today for a color service and get a complimentary haircut!

You won’t regret it!

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What I Wore:

Dress: Victoria Beckham for Target, Women’s Orange One Shoulder Dress with Bow and Scallop Trim

Bag: Fendi, Monster Calfskin Leather Flap Wallet on a Chain

Shoes: Topshop (old). Love this new option here.

Bracelets: Miansai, Gold Screw Cuff + Saint Laurent Monogram Manchette Signature Cuff Bracelet

Sunglasses: Karen Walker, Betsy. Love this new version here.

HAIR BY MCKENZIE CUSICK

Book an appointment with McKenzie – Mention this post – And get a free haircut with any color service.

 

Friday Forecast: Mesh Dress Obsessed

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My vote is YES!

There is something insanely chic + sexy about the mesh dress trend and I am ALL about it. I snagged this dress in London at the massive Topshop store on Oxford Street. This is nothing like your average Topshop. It is more or less like a massive department store featuring some the latest up and coming designers from the United Kingdom (like the designer of this dress). It is a must when you are in London!

Now, back to this dress. I can’t find the exact style online, but I linked a couple similar styles below.

And what I love most about this dress and this trend is the ability to style it so many different ways. You can wear a simple slip underneath it for a dressier look or style it with a tank and jeans like it did here. I even played around with the hem by securing part of the dress with a brooch and creating a faux high/low hem.

What are your thoughts on this trend?

Are you Mesh Dress Obsessed?

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What I Wore:

Dress: Lace & Beads, Purchased at the Topshop store in London.

Jeans: Topshop, Jamie Ripped High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans

Shoes: Miss Selfridge, LUCIE Pointed Backless Court Shoes (on sale now).

Sunglasses: Karen Walker, Number One (black)

Brooch: Chanel. Shop a similar style here.