In My Carry-On: L.A. Essentials + A Giveaway

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Gals, I’m on a whirlwind trip tomorrow to L.A., returning on Wednesday evening. As my gal Beth pointed out, it’s all very rock and roll band of us. So I had to make it all work in my carry-on to breeze in for  a day and night on the west coast in the most Russell Hammond of Stillwater manner. Read on to find out what I’m packing and to find out how to enter to win your own Chloe Oliver top at the bottom of this post!
Comme Des Garcons Embossed Makeup Bag ($141) It comes in the most refreshing green hue and doubles as a clutch.

Tom Ford Nastasya Cat-eye Sunglasses ($380) I fell for these HARD when I saw Leslie Mann rocking them in “The Other Woman.” I’m in a monogamous relationship with Tom Ford cat-eye shades. Why mess with perfection? I only switch them up with Wayfarers for running and outdoor athletic activities.

Cambiami Sandals ($85 for one sole style and two interchangeable straps) Super-plush soles in either black or nude and straps you switch out per your whim? It’s no longer a brown or black shoe/bag situation depending on the one shoes you packed. In short? It’s a traveler’s DREAM. Cambiami means “change me” in Italian, by the by. These sandals are chic enough for dinner al fresco, but comfortable enough (and boast enough traction) for a hike amid Grecian ruins without having to resort to massively unsexy sneakers.

Chloe Oliver The Breadyn Top ($145) I’m not very L.A. but the one west-coast thing I bring regularly in the NYC (other than Tupac, RIP) is TIE-DYE and lots of it. This top makes me feel ’70s chic like Karen Arnold of The Wonder Years instantly. I pair it with shorts or jeans and dress it up with gold jewelry.

Dallas and Carlos Alpha Necklace ($120) Por ejemplo, I pity the FOOL who doesn’t love this initial necklace. Two parts gorge, one part rapper, one part Mr. T. Wouldn’t have it any other way.

To enter the giveaway to win a Chloe Oliver The Breadyn Top of your own, simply follow me on Instagram, and like the photo above and comment on it. That’s it! The deadline is Thursday, July 17 at 11:59pm ET. The winner will be announced on this post on Friday.

Disclosure: All but the Tom Ford shades were gifts or submitted by brand PR for editorial consideration. 


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