This California girl is a real natural beauty (and another east coast transplant).  Her eclectic style is the epitome of east meets west.



Name: Katie Parfet

Wearing: vintage black party dress, vintage Cole Haan lace up boots, J. Crew grey cardigan, vintage black Coach shoulder bag

Occupation: Ambassador of Sole, TOMS Shoes

Hometown: Pelham, New York

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and your bag was only big enough for 3 items, what would they be? cherry chapstick (because I’m addicted), the perfect pair of jean cut-offs, and a good fashion magazine… I mean book.

Favorite beauty product: Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer. Any day  now I’m going to learn to apply makeup…

Style icon: My grandmother.

This summer I can’t wait to wear: TOMS Shoes Cordones line (Hipper TOMS, with laces!)

Style tip for all the fashion degenerates: If you’re showing major leg, cover up on top and vice versa.

Best Splurge (it was worth every penny): Pauric Sweeney black overnight purse. Great for an everyday computer tote or airport carry-on.

Trend you’d like to see die: Orange spray tans ruin even the prettiest of outfits.

Currently coveting: an unfussy floral dress that won’t wrinkle in my suitcase.  Looking forward to scooping one up in New York next weekend.

Fun fact: it’s my birthday!

Biggest personal fashion flop: wearing leggings more days than not this winter.

Tisk tisk on the leggings, Katie lady, but we’ll let it slide.  We love that you put your heart and “sole” into your style.