part and parcel: julie.

i can’t place the first time i met julie. probably at a client event or the likes. all i remember is being completely taken away by how much i genuinely adored her: she’s possibly the nicest person i’ve ever met, an incredibly talented fashion stylist, and (hot damn) so pretty. she also loves gold things and bunnies, so instant connection!

your first step: go follow this majestic mermaid on instagram. your personal style will improve by just scrolling through her feed.

the day i realized i dressed like a librarian was the last time i met julie for coffee. she said i looked cute, and my entire being sighed with relief. librarian for life aka i really need to go shopping with julie and have her overhaul my entire life.

because she’s the greatest, she agreed to spill her purse for s&s with no hesitation. she just had one question, “first of all, which purse?”



eye drops

because i need to be able to see where the sales are! if you are also a contact-wearer, you too know how dry your eye balls can get in this city. my optometrist recommended these drops because they are sans preservatives and provide immediate relief. photoshoots are never quick so it’s important for me to be able to see, and see every detail in the wardrobe.

lip balm

i don’t think i’ve ever left the house without lip balm and if i did, i probably complained profusely about it. i used to pucker my pout with a pretty standard, non-beneficial chap but lately i’ve been super obsessed with xx lip balm. it’s local, natural and is great as a base underneath lipstick if i’m feeling bold.


even if i’m wearing my glasses, my sunglasses never leave my purse. and no, they are not prescription. they are suuuper adorable, exceptionally trendy and always come in handy if i decide to do an impromptu photoshoot.

hand lotion

i feel as though this is pretty self-explanatory as i mentioned above, this city is certainly dry. i use tokyo milk’s gin & rosewater no. 12 bon bon shea butter lotion because it smells delish and doesn’t leave that greasy feeling. (disclaimer – i really don’t like having lotion on the palm of my hands because i feel like i’m leaving fingerprints everywhere. this lotion does not give me that oily feeling and i can palm it all i want.)

adhesive tape

they say pain is beauty, but it doesn’t have to be! we’ve all felt the searing sting of a raw blister and i just literally can’t even. that’s why i carry nexcare adhesive tape to prevent my shoes from rubbing or provide relief if i’m already experiencing the agony from a shoe wound. i never want any of my shoes to feel left out and that unfortunately happens after the shoe has gnawed my heel. so by carrying this tape, i’m keeping everyone happy.

bunny keychain

it’s off-the-chain! actually, it’s quite morbid looking, however; i feel it represents me quite well! i heart bunnies and most things that sparkle. it’s an adorable accessory to my keys and the only thing that could make it better is if it was gold.

what are your purse essentials?