Tamu’s Style Diary: Welcome to ‘The Sip and Rip’ My Monthly Unboxing Aperitivo

by Tamu McPherson

In a series for All the Pretty Birds, Tamu McPherson curates her choice seasonal styles, trends, and street style favorites.  This week she launches The Sip and Rip a new monthly appointment where show unboxes new-in items while enjoying her favorite aperitivo. Follow along as Tamu shares each item and suggestions on how to incorporate them into your world. Keep up with us on social media to see these looks come to life!


Introducing Sip and Rip: Welcome to My Unboxing Aperitivo

Welcome to my new series, “The Sip and Rip”. Up until now, my unboxing content has been basically limited to my Instagram Stories. While I love my sun filled shots of new-ins with unlimited access to favorite tunes, I thought I would create a more complete experience for you here. Plus, I noted how much my friends’ audiences appreciate the unveiling of the season’s beautiful finds. As I mentioned in the video, I am no stylish, dainty unboxer – I am more like the package grim-“ripper.” So, I am hoping the wine and aperitivo that I prepared will offset my messy and awkward approach to this beloved online fashion moment. A girl has to try (lol). PLUS, this is my way of combining my love for aperitivo hour and shopping. Cheers to you Pretty Birds!


1. M + BM x AB Ballerina Flat Collaboration

Jewel adorned ballerina collaboration between Anna Baiguera, the creative duo BahamaMama & Mapi Jewellery.


2. Niel J. Rodgers Obi Slides

These elevated slides are a versatile option for our wardrobes. Super comfy, sleek, they look wonderful both off duty and dressed to impress.

3. Danse Lente Handbag

For SS21, Danse Lente launches its new style the “Misty” (similar style) to raise funds for the Global Fund for Women. Global Fund for Women is a nonprofit organization supporting women’s human rights initiatives. The brand teamed up with creative women around the globe to bring visual memories to life on the Misty. As a canvas of hope and joyful images, the Misty will be auctioned off and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Global Fund for Women. Follow Danse Lente for updates on the auction.

4. Khaite’s Franca Cut-Out Bralette

I have been eyeing this bralette from Khaite for months, I finally caved into my cravings this month and treated myself to this fun top.


5. OOF Wear’s Jacket

I love statement outerwear and have been a fan of fringes since day one. The combination of cobalt blue, brush stroke motif and fringes on the OOF Wear’s jacket is right up my alley. Pictured here in army green.



6. Christopher Esber Cut-Out Dress

Here is another piece that I have been watching for a while and made my own this week. I have been following Christopher Esber’s work and been itching to wear something from his collection, and here’s my moment.



7. LVIR Jacket and Skirt Co-Ord is perfect for any season.

Graphic stitching sets it a part and it will look amazing styled with the season’s prettiest pastels, neons and prints.



8. Christopher John Rogers (CJR) top and dress (Similar)

I am trying to, but I cannot downplay my obsession with the CJR circle and stripes dress that I shared in the video. I am buzzing to take it out on the town. The palette is bold, the stripes are just right, and the “boobies”, I’m obsessed!



9. Racconti by Tia Taylor

With her debut book “Racconti” my little soul sister Tia Taylor is once again paving pathways for fellow women. Tia shares an honest account of her experience as a young black woman whose family taught her the importance of sound fiscal practices. In the book she delves into her journey to study Economics in Italy while carving her professional space, and power in Milan. Along the way, she drops gems to set us all up financially for the future. Order this book now!

Sip and Unbox



#10: DsignIncMilano Home Fragrance diffuser. I couldn’t find a link for this product but follow the brand to stay updated on new releases.


Sip and Unbox
Château Mas Audibert Gordonne Côtes de Provence makes the rosé that I sipped on during the video.

In the video I wear a Tibi blazer and shorts.


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