Elaine Taravella on May 18, 2016
Who'd think a cloth case could be sturdy? This one is! What a great alternative to bulky hardshell cases.
bethtatt on May 11, 2016
Wonderful sunglasses case. Plenty of room and well made. Very impressed!
Inspired by Moms
I have always been surrounded by creative family members. I used to watch my cousins create their own outfits for themselves, their Barbies, and they even designed their own wooden high-heeled shoes by using their Dad's saw in the basement! I was so impressed by this as a child. Although my creative cousins were six to eight years older than me, I was inspired by their talent!
I moved to California from the Mid-West when I was 24. After finishing college and having my first child, I started making purses, coffee sleeves, and a variety of accessories. I joined a Mom's group, and brought my purses and coffee sleeves to meetings. My friends in the Mom's group immediately interrogated me about where I got "that" purse. I was a bit surprised, and I told them that I made it. They started asking me to make some for them. So I held an open house party at my home. I let them choose their fabrics, and away I went sewing until the late hours of the night. They loved their purses, and told me I should open a store on Etsy. I have to admit that I was very intimidated to do so, and wanted to wait for a bit longer for the "right time".
The next month, I made a coffee sleeve, aka, "Java Blings". I took one with me, on my paper coffee cup, to my daughter's swim class, and again, another Mom wanted to know where I got that! I told her I made it. She asked me to make one for her. So, I made nine of them, in a variety of fabrics. I expected that she might choose one of them, instead she bought all of them. Again, I was shocked. With both of these experiences nudging me to open a shop on Etsy, I took the leap and opened O.C. Styles in 2008.
I fell in love with the process and the beautiful fabrics that were available. From there, I began making purses for bridal parties. I love seeing the happy bridesmaids with their purses. I adore making accessories and practical items that make your life organized and easier!
I truly love what I do and couldn't imagine having any other profession. I hope you love the items that I create, design and sew with my own two hands in my home studio.
Thanks for supporting handmade!!
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Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
Growing up in a family full of crafty people. I have always loved creating items from fabric. I love the flow of the fabric, the bright colors and the practical use of the items. I love making items that are stylish and yet practical.
My name is Michelle and all of my items are designed and handcrafted by me. I love to work with fabric and to create new designs. Be sure to check back often, as my creative mind and fingers are happily making new items each week.
All of my items are fully interfaced and lined, giving each accessory a crisp look and high quality that will last.
Enjoy browsing my shop and contact me if you have any questions.
♥ O.C. Styles has been featured at the GBK Prime Time Emmy's & Oscar's Celebrity Gift Lounge, Etsy Finds, Numerous Treasuries & Dozens & Dozens of Blogs!! O.C. Styles has also been noted as one of the most influential Wedding Sellers on Etsy.
♥ Follow me on Twitter at @ocstyles
♥ I am a proud Member:CCCOE, California Crafters Club of Etsy
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Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
California residents- sales tax will be added to your order upon checkout.
Shipping time in the USA is 2-5 business days for First Class Mail & 2-3 business days for priority mail. International orders typically take 10 or More days in shipping time once I have shipped the item....International orders arrival times are contingent upon you country's customs processing dept. time.. Please note shop policies about duty and taxes for International orders.
If you need to rush your order, please contact me, and I will do my best to accommodate your request. Not all rush orders can be accommodated; however, I will do my best to determine what arrangement can be made. Additional shipping fees may apply based on the amount charged by the chosen delivery service.
Some handmade items may require more time, if it is a special request or custom order. Please contact me via Etsy convo for special requests in shipping or customized orders.
Please be sure that your shipping address is correct for proper shipment. O.C. Styles cannot be held responsible for obsolete addresses. I will mail your package to the address listed on your ETSY address. If your items are returned to me due to expired addresses...you will be responsible for paying to re-ship your items. You will be invoiced via PayPal for the additional cost. Once you pay the additional shipping expense, your items will be shipped.
Any ready-made items ship within 24 hours - unless the purchase falls on the weekend. If the item is not ready-made - it will let you know in the description that it is handcrafted at the time of purchase.
Most items are made-to-order with special care and attention to detail. I am the one and only seamstress behind the scene. I appreciate your patience and am confident that you will be delighted with your purchase.
Refunds and Exchanges
Sales are final on all custom made-to-order requests. All other items may be returned for a refund of the item price. Shipping costs are not refundable. The item must be returned within 30 days of receipt in new unused condition. I do not offer exchanges.
In the event that you need to return an item, please contact me prior to returning the item. Unsolicited returns may not be accepted.
Additional policies and FAQs
International customers are responsible for all fees associated with shipping to their respective countries. Orders that are shipped to countries outside of the United States may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees levied by the destination country. Please be aware of this prior to your purchase.
Customs policies vary widely from country to country; you should contact your local customs office for further information. When customs clearance procedures are required, it can cause delays beyond the original delivery estimates. I mark all of my international orders honestly, and cannot be responsible for customs fees.