Pink Friday: Prada Nylon Tote, Inspired by Sharpay Evans

prada tote

Welcome to Pink Friday, a feature in which I share my favorite pink things.

A few years ago, I was buying a neon pink Marc by Marc Jacobs bag at Barneys. “This color is very in-your-face,” remarked the cashier. I laughed and said, “I’m very in your face.” My best friend still teases me for that. However, as someone who wears a lot of black, I think there’s something special about a brightly colored handbag.

Ashley Tisdale/Sharpay Evans
Ashley Tisdale/Sharpay Evans

Ashley-Tisdale-as-Sharpay-Evans said it best in High School Musical:

“Fetch me my Jimmy Choo flip-flops/Where is my pink Prada tote?
I need my Tiffany hairband/And then I can go for a float.”

This season, Prada has made the ultimate pink tote.

Pink Prada tote, $830.

The term “pop of color” is overused in fashion writing, but I do think that’s what this tote is. “I need something inspiring to help me get along/I need a little fabulous; is that so wrong?”





Pink Friday: It’s October 3rd. Happy Mean Girls Day!


Welcome to Pink Friday, a feature in which I share my favorite pink things. 


Like any stereotypical girl in her twenties, I love Mean Girls and anything to do with Mean Girls. Today, October 3rd, is National Mean Girls Day because Cady Heron tells Aaron Samuels that it’s October 3rd when he asks what day it is, solidifying their forever love… or not.

Here are some of my favorite Mean Girls-inspired items, mostly from Etsy, and memes. You can follow my Mean Girls Everything Pinterest board and see my Regina George Halloween costume from last year over there as well! I also wrote a 5 Career Lessons I Learned From Mean Girls post here.

get in loser we're going shopping

regular mom cool mom card

Regina george necklace

mean girls bracelet

mean girls quote print

Why Can’t More People in Fashion be Like Kelly Cutrone?

We’ve never met, but I feel like Kelly Cutrone gets me. Since I first saw her on MTV’s The Hills, I’ve admired and applauded her no-filter approach to working in the fashion business. Her best-selling books, If You Have to Cry, Go Outside and Normal Gets You Nowhere are an extension of her straight-talking, career-focused brand, and I can’t get enough of her projects.

I’m particularly drawn to people who have no filter. I find them more interesting and entertaining than regular people because they’re not afraid to be honest. I was born with no filter. When I was little, I apparently told a man with a cleft chin that his chin was “in two pieces.” /cringe. Luckily, he was a good sport about it.

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve (thankfully) developed a filter and learned that saying exactly what I think isn’t always a good idea. Why? It’s not always polite, but more importantly, outspoken women aren’t always rewarded for it. So, when I saw Kelly Cutrone interviewing Stephanie Pratt for a position at her PR company and Stephanie revealed that her ultimate goal was to design handbags and Kelly responded, “so you basically want to use my experience, my clients, and their inside knowledge to ultimately leave here,” I was like, I need some popcorn because this just got interesting.

Most recently, Kelly stars in The Kelly Cutrone Project on CW Seed, which features behind-the-scenes interviews with prominent fashion designers. She recently said this of a pair of designer shoes: “This shoe says, ‘I’m rich and I dont wanna fuck you and I don’t really care about your opinion.'”

I wish more people in fashion and magazine jobs were this honest. While your average editorial assistant who is likely earning around $30,000 will portray the glamorous city life and high-end clothing on Instagram, Kelly is at the other end of the spectrum, explaining the breakdown of her $1M salary as a New York City resident – and how it doesn’t go that far. For young women planning their career paths in New York, this kind of unfiltered information can be incredibly valuable.

Catch The Kelly Cutrone Project on CW Seed.