What's up guys and gals?! Today's post is about the grand opening of Nicole Lee's Corporate Store! Nicole Lee was kind enough to invite me to their grand opening and their phenomenal after party, so I thought I'd share that experience with you!
Nicole Lee USA, which started in 2004, is a company I've been working with since the very begining of this blog! (My first post featuring them was "Bring the Bling" from February 2016.) The clutch in the above picture was one of the first pieces they ever sent me, and it was one of things that made me fall in love with the company. It's quality, it's colorful, it's unlike any bag I'd seen before, and that feeling of awe applies to every bag they make.
Just as you would expect from Nicole Lee, their selfie wall was bold and colorful! Some of the other bloggers, or "Nicole Lee Fashionistas" as we are so lovingly referred to, and I were musing over the large floral pattern and wishing we could find a place for it in our respective houses.
My beautiful mom was there for this brunch event with me, where we were given a preview of every item that will be coming out over the next year. For those of you who don't know, my mom takes all of my awesome photos, so she can now add "photographer" to her titles of "momager," "best mom ever," "friend of all things furry and cuddly," and more!
I took a bunch of photos of the new line for my own outfit planning goals, but we aren't allowed to release any of them. Instead, here is a picture of one of the beautiful watches that was in the new Corporate store!
We were also lucky enough to some of Nicole Lee's many international distributors. (Bonus picture of Nicole Lee's puppy mascot Luna! She's such a doll!)
From inside the new corporate store! All of Nicole Lee's bags are full of tiny, beautiful details. Not going to lie, the holographic inlay on this clutch speaks to me on a spiritual level. Blingin'. (Oribe Embroidered Pattern Wallet in white)
All white everything! A gorgeous tufted white bag that matched my white nails. They really have a bag for every occasion! This is the Lara Quilted Mini Briefcase Bag in white.
After a quick intermission we waltzed down to Marina Del Rey (my home away from home) and boarded one of the FantaSea charter ships for an evening of drinks, stellar food, and dancing.
My outfit for the after party was a bit sentimental - I wore this dress in my "Tuxedo Dress" blog (also from February 2016) which was the blog that really cemented my relationship with Nicole Lee. In that blog I styled the dress with a pair of dangling crystal earrings and kept the rest of the look rather minimal. This time I opted out of the earrings (mostly because they tend to get caught in my hair if it's windy) and instead loaded up on various other shiny things. Initially I wore the dress quite conservatively , but I decided to splash out (haha see what I've done there?!) This look is a great example of how to repurpose a dress you've already worn before!
Nicole Lee is one for details, and this really showed during the party. From the center pieces to the table settings to the menus, everything was beautiful and meticulously designed.
The lighting on the ship was absolutely on point! Shout out to my hair behaving long enough for me to get this picture!
Cheers! Some of the other fashionistas and I enjoyed drinks and shared fashion tips in between blogging and vlogging!
So many beautiful bags, so little time. From left to right they are the Star Pastel Hard Frame Clutch in black, (I'm unable to find a link to the middle bag at the moment, but I believe it is part of the Lara Quilted series), and the Beckett Studded Crossbody in black.
A full length shot of the night's outfit. Thanks so much to Jillian of comfycitychic for taking this pic for me!
When the sun set, the phones and cameras and vlogging equipment went away, and the best part of the night began. I spent hours talking with a group of phenomenal bloggers talking about ideas and techniques and the struggles that modern bloggers and fashion influencers face. It was a wonderful, incredible, magical experience and I cannot thank Nicole Lee USA enough for inviting me and welcoming me into the NL family!
Thanks so much for reading! The links to both of my outfits are below! Thanks for reading and I'll see you in the next blog!
Star Floral Hard Frame Clutch - Nicole Lee USA
Dress - Vesper247 || No longer online
Three Strap Barely There Heeled Sandals in White - Missguided
Yellow Silver Hand Ornament [worn as bracelet] (AB3275OXY) - APM Monaco
Star Pastel Hard Frame Clutch - Nicole Lee USA
Long Sleeve Tux Dress in Black - Missguided
OTT Silver and Diamante Encrusted Necklace- Glamzam
Bracelet - L.V. Kiki
Phalanx (A16206OX44) from the Limited Edition Glamour Collection - APM Monaco
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