Tuesday, July 11, 2017

the ultimate statement clutch

happy tuesday, everyone!
another weekend has come and gone - 
i am currently at my desk, chugging coffee, attempting 
to be productive, and ultimately longing for 
another summer day to enjoy outside (wearing shorts; 
sipping cold brew). am i right?

despite babysitting for the majority of the
 weekend, i had the opportunity to visit family, 
celebrate a friend's birthday, and consume far too 
much ice cream and tacos. i also stopped by 
wow wow hawaiian lemonade, new to kirkland (!!!).
i sampled the traditional lemonade, watermelon-
basil lemonade, and the original acai bowl.
let me tell you, these treats were well worth
the 45 minute+ wait we endured. i cannot
wait to go back and try additional smoothies, 
varying flavors of lemonades, and bowls!
disclosure: crystal of anguay reed designs graciously
provided me this clutch at a discounted price. as per usual, 
all opinions are my own!

as an aspiring seattle creative, i greatly enjoy
supporting local brands and small businesses.
women-owned businesses are particularly inspiring, and i am
grateful for the opportunity to share locally made 
products and designs on my blog.

today, i am thrilled to be partnering with designer, 
crystal of anguay reed designs. not only is crystal the
cutest (and most genuine!) designer, she has an immense
talent for designing and crafting statement handbags
and clothing. 

'we design and hand-make accessories
and ready-to-wear fashion in washington state.'

i am styling the revolution clutch in earthy pink
rose. this clutch is handmade from vegan leather -
it is the softest clutch i own! anguay reed designs is
renowned for their attention to detail - 
from the delicate hand stitching, to the gorgeous
lining inside the bag and printed cloth
bag the clutch is placed inside prior to shipping.
crystal, you are one talented lady!
to my fellow fashionistas, anguay reed designs
is graciously offering my readers a special 
discount! simply use the code 'diaryofmegan' for
25% off your order here! i am currently lusting after 
this red clutch, this striped peplum skirt, and
this adorable 'liberate' clutch. 

purple is one of my favorite colors, 
and i was immediately drawn to the dusty 
rose 'revolution' clutch. the color compliments a 
variety of my purple, navy, and gray (and many 
printed!) tops and dresses. i cannot wait to 
style this bag in other ways. denim shorts and 
rompers, i am looking at you!

today, i chose to wear a lavender drop-waist
dress and leopard trench. this jacket is light 
enough to casually throw on, but provides a bit of
warmth on a chilly summer evening. sandals, 
stud earrings, and an array of delicate rings 
complete the outfit.
^^^ and sometimes you have to grab a quick
latte mid-shoot ^^^

dress: nordstrom (old), trench coat: topshop,
sandals: franco sarto, rings: forever 21,
clutch: c/o anguay reed designs (exact here)

i hope you all have a wonderful week.
happy shopping, and thank you again, crystal
for making the cutest handbags and accessories!
xoxo.