Recently, I was invited to check out happy LA, a relatively new clothing boutique tucked away in a small strip of shops at the base of Pacific Palisades Highlands outside of Los Angeles. When I first entered the beach-themed store, I wondered if this mid-life mama with curves would be greeted with an array of fashions suited only for charter members of anorexics anonymous. Within moments, I was genuinely surprised and smitten with their collection of fresh takes on classic themes (T-shirts, jackets and jeans) and the array of styles that co-owner Lori Bzura terms as “laidback” and “easy elegance.”
In addition to their own signature brand, happy LA, just launched this fall, this boutique features a range of sought-after designers including Hudson, Genetic Denim, Chan Luu, Me & Ro, Gypsy 05, and Velvet, as well as emerging designers such as Bennett Malibu, T Los Angeles, and Brochu Walker.
What I loved the most was that all their clothing was multi-purposed (day into evening), mix and matchable (for keeping your wardrobe seasonable and fresh) and most of the items, if not all, were made from natural fabrications that are easy to care for, comfortable, and most importantly suited to all sizes, shapes and ages.
I will be posting the video shortly of the afternoon with owners, Lori Bzura and Dawn Baker, as they bring you their take on this fall’s fashion trends and an up close look at some fabulous outfits and accessories that I would be very happy to have hanging in my closet.
If you want to buy any of the pieces featured in my video and don’t live in Los Angeles, you can shop at the happy LA online store. Plus, as a special gift to Life After Kids/Mingle Media TV fans, Lori and Dawn have offered you a 10% discount - just add mingle in the code box upon check out and with free shipping policy, you’ll be getting a cool deal on their hot fashions.