Hi there!

My name is Tara, and this is my Platinum Parlor.  I am a wife & mother living a life inspired by feminine feels & vintage vibes.  Here, I document my adventures around Southern California involving classic fashion, beauty products, home decor, & places of interest.  Please come in and stay for a while...

By the Beach in Baby Blue

By the Beach in Baby Blue

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A month ago, I posted this post, asking for your suggestions, requests, and questions about what you would like to see featured on Platinum Parlor.  I was overwhelmed with how many of you responded in the comments. Thank you!  This kind of communication will only make for a better community here, and making me able to bring the best content for all of you!  I was surprised to read how many wanted to see me on more casual days.  So here it is!  

cotton candy blue

We ended the month of August with some pretty hot and humid days.  If I'm not hiding out indoors in the A/C to keep cool, I'll head down to one of the local beach communities where the marine layer is typically blocking the sun (always great for my sensitive skin), the temperatures are at their coolest, and life is more colorful.  Ever noticed how many great colors those homes are painted?  This pink one with a white picket fence is absolutely adorable!  and so was the lady gardening in the yard.  <3

pink house

Although I am not one to wear short-shorts, I cannot stand these muggy days, and pants will make my skin crawl!  I pulled out a pair of high waisted shorts I snagged at H&M, a silky, sleeveless, bow front blouse (see similar options above), as well as a light weight woven jacket in my favorite tone of powdery blue by Lauren Conrad's line at Kohl's Stores.  I want to clear it now that Kohl's is not so bad.  I have heard so many chuckles when I've said Kohl's and seen the eye rolls.  I used to do the same.  Ever since I went in there one day to get a baby shower gift and found my most favorite pair of high waist trousers by Lauren Conrad, I am always happy to go in there and take a look around.  

lauren conrad jacket

To finish off my comfy cute ensemble, somehow I had a matching pair of comfy, light blue, bow flats, perfect for walking by the beach, and some sassy, clear cat eyes sunglasses.  These blue eyes ALWAYS wear UV protection!  (Get these glasses for under $25 by clicking here!).  

How do you survive the Summer heat? 

xoxo, Tara

pink and blue house
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