Bachelorette Shopping Party

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My bachelorette party was more chips-and-dip than Chippendales.

And that’s exactly what I wanted. I’m not knocking anything that other women do; but for me, I wanted to avoid the usual shenanigans. And my girls listened.

And so we shopped. And drank champagne. And shopped. And took a detour to watch drag queens lip sync. Which inspired us to challenge each other to a late night lip sync battle. (Did they let me win? Maybe. But I rocked, regardless.)

It was low-key, girlie fun. No crown on my head. Or novelty tee-shirts. Or kisses from strangers. Or strippers in my face. Just four women, magnums of champagne, and a city filled with shops.

As someone who shops for others all the time, it was Freaky-Friday to have the group shop for me—and I loved it! We searched for lingerie, vintage earrings, and some very sexy honeymoon beachwear.

But who will do a bridal-themed shopping tour for you? I Will! I Do!  Just in time for wedding season, here’s a Bitchin’ Bachelorette Tour de Couture.

Totally customizable—do it your way!

  • I’ll help you pick wedding night lingerie, honeymoon clothes,
  • or pre-wedding outfits.
  • PLUS
  • Bottomless bubbly
  • Old-school polaroids
  • Swag bags
  • And cupcakes, because duh.

Just give me a ring (not that kind of ring!) and I’ll take care of the rest. xoxo

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Warming Up to Ugly Sweaters

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Ever since Bridget Jones’s Darcy donned an ugly reindeer jumper, we’ve all been fascinated with tacky Christmas sweaters. But after a few ugly-sweater parties, and giving my share of ugly white-elephant gifts, a Christmas miracle has happened:

I now think ugly sweaters are kind of cute.*

But this is LA, so even when we’re being ironically ugly, we still like to look good.
And it’s possible. The patterns, the prints, the colors—they’re all fun and festive and sometimes downright flattering.
Just by following a few rules, you can still be a sexy vixen in a Christmas sweater. (But more like Vixen, Santa’s 4th reindeer.)

Try This:

Mix patterns with 2 or 3 like colors and pair a large print with a small print.

Take the sweater pattern head-to-mistletoe in a smart, slim suit.

Pair your silly sweater with something haute and sparkly.

Commit to a theme. Nothing goes better with Ugly Darth than adorable R2D2 earrings.
And have a merry, ugly Christmas!

*Ugly-Cute, like Pugs. Or Pigs. Or Sloths.

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Merry Sniffmas

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Like most people, I have vivid memories of holidays when I was a kid. And I do a lot to recreate the memories: listen to the same music, hang heirloom ornaments, make the same recipes my mom made, yell at my sister (just kidding, Santa).

But if I really want to conjure up the ghost of Christmas past, nothing works faster than the sense of smell. For me, the scent of Christmas is an orange pierced with cloves, simmering in water with cinnamon sticks. Or muddled cranberries. Or a hint of vanilla over sweet pecans.

So when I discovered there were custom perfumeries where people can recreate those same fragrances, I was like: smell ya later, cookie parties. This is delicious fun without the guilt.

There were bottles upon bottles of oils and perfumes, with a scent for every memory hiding in every crevice of my brain. And the perfumer guides you, so you can custom blend your potion until it transports you like a time machine back to Texas in 1984.

I like to think it’s the start of a new holiday tradition. And just like your decorations, you can put it away and pull it out to wear each holiday season.

You can add custom scent blending to any Tour de Couture bespoke tour.
www.tourdecouturela.com

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Wedding Dress Cold Feet

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You all know the saying “Physician, Heal Thyself.” In my case it’s “Stylist, Style Yourself.” Because when it comes to picking my wedding dress, I just can’t get, well, engaged. And the wedding is four months away.

When I style my bridal clients, they’ll chose THE dress after trying on as few as 2 or 3 dresses. But me? After 11 stores and countless hours online, I have yet to say “yes”—or even “eh, maybe”—to a dress.

Diagnosis? I have wedding-dress-cold-feet. These are my symptoms:

Sticker Shock
I’m too practical for this! I could get a new bathroom for the price of these gowns!
(Insert image of ridic exprensive dress)

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Pressure In My Head
Admittedly, I do have access to off-the-runway looks from top designers. . . but those are for my clients. Those of us who aren’t screen goddesses have to chose our clothes from a more mortal realm.
(Insert image of dream dress)

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Beads. . of Sweat
Pearls everywhere. So many silver sequins. Mountains and mountains of tulle. It’s exhausting, and honestly, not really my style.
(Insert image of cat toy dress)

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But before I check myself into a clinic, I’m asking you, my dear readers, to send me your cures. What would you do if you were MY stylist?

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