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...

Starting Over with Zazzle!

Starting Over with Zazzle!

Six months ago I would have never expected to be on a completely different journey only a short distance into the future.  For those of you who are new to Platinum Parlor, I was blogging on a different website, and running operations for our product line, but now... here I am!  I launched Platinum Parlor and have expanded my content and vision. I am enjoying everyday, every new opportunity, and every interaction with you.  Lucky me, this has opened the door to work with new companies, & sharing with you how much awesome stuff is out there!  

small business starter pack

Happy Birthday to me!

This month, I got in touch with the team at Zazzle.  I have been shopping with them for about a year, and have been continuing to go back to them for customizable items, as well as the best themey gift wrap!  Zazzle wanted to send over some gifts for my new Platinum Parlor office, and just in time for my birthday, which is tomorrow!  Ahhhh! 

coffee first

Although I had shopped with Zazzle several times in the past, I never looked much farther than the items I needed.  I could not believe how much there was to choose from.  They have thousands of products!  In the Office category, I immediately noticed some antique floral business cards that were fitting for the theme & color scheme I use here on www.PlatinumParlor.com.  How perfect, as I was in need of these, AND there was a matching 3 ring binder (needed for any blogger or business owner to stay organized), AND there was thee most perfect coffee mug.  Ok, it's a beer stein, but it's my coffee mug.

floral office supplies zazzle
feminine business cards

 I was involved in the customizing of these items, and compared to other big websites who offer custom products, this was by far the easiest.  I had a range of fonts, colors, and layouts to choose from, resulting in a professional, yet unique to me, product.  These three items are the most used items when it comes to my office, so thank you so much to Zazzle for hooking up Platinum Parlor.  

Get 20% off your entire Zazzle order with code: ZFALLGIFTS50

 Customize your own antique floral business cards here. 

Create your feminine floral 3 ring binder here.

A custom beer / coffee stein makes a great gift, make one here.

Now, on to the outfit....

peach dress earrings

I am another year old tomorrow.  With each year I feel more confident, and understanding more of who I am.  I don't waste time worrying about what other's will think when styling my outfits, I know what I like, and I am most comfortable with that.  Although I can admire a gal that can dress vintage head to toe, it just doesn't feel like me anymore.  I still collect vintage clothing and home goods, but I prefer to mix with modern to, in a way, showcase the older piece.  

peach lace dress

It was no feat to finding something in my closet to go with my darling Platinum Parlor items, but I felt like my 1950s peach lace dress was waiting for me to wear with just that!  Oh, how I love the fit of a vintage dress.  That zip up the back is the best feeling as it magically hugs my curves, and perfectly.   On this beauty, check out the midsection with it's built in belt, accentuating the already smallest part of our bodies.  This is so classy & timeless, exactly how I want to feel.    

girl boss pink

Did you catch a glimpse of those earrings?!? Not only do I have a slight obsession with anything tassels, but these Savannah earrings have a sparkling stud, are a peachy pink ombre, and have 4 tiered layers of tassel loveliness.  My new friends at Olive+Piper are nailing it!  If you were a fan of The Pink Collar Life jewelry, O+P are doing a pretty good job as a stand-in for your accessorizing needs. 

Get your Peachy Pink Savannah earrings here!  They also come in red and grey/black. 



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