Chloe Pixie handbag review

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Chloe Pixie in size small, grey suede, from the fall 2017 collection

Chloe just keeps giving us more and more IT bags to covet! For the fall 2017 season, Chloe has given us the small Pixie handbag as the new IT bag on the street. While the Chloe Nile still holds it’s very important spot in the IT bag arena, the Chloe Pixie offers a trendier alternative for the cool weather season.

Other designers have been bringing back large, soft handbags such as the hobo for the fall season, not Chloe! The iconic French design house is sticking to what works for them; small, highly coveted handbags we all need, want, and have to have! The Chloe Pixie handbag is the latest handbag in the current IT bag line-up.

This cute little bag offers casual styling, making it perfect to wear as an everyday bag; if you don’t need to carry much. You can see the tiny interior below-

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The inside of the Chloe Pixie offers one main compartment with an interior slip pocket. The interior slip pocket can hold credit cards, if you don’t bring a wallet; or it can hold tickets, receipts, and one stick of gum. It’s quite small.

Despite being small on the inside, the Chloe Pixie offers a lot of versatility on the outside. There are three different ways you can wear this bag. It has a strap long enough to be worn cross body, or it can be carried hand-held by the two brass top handles. The Pixie by Chloe can also be worn 1970s shoulder bag style, over the shoulder. My favorite way to wear mine is cross body. It feels secure, and since the Pixie is a small bag, it is really comfortable when worn cross body.

Here is what fits inside my small Chloe Pixie-

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I can fit my wallet, my iPhone, my collection of keys (don’t laugh!), and my lipstick. My glasses do not fit inside if I carry my wallet. An alternative to carrying my regular wallet would be to use my miniature wallet, which fold bills into three parts, and does not hold cards. Credit cards could then be stored inside the interior slit pocket. This would free up enough space for sunglasses or glasses; or anything else you need to squish in there.

I only use my spare wallet when I carry an evening bag, so my preference is to carry my everyday wallet when I can. My glasses can be kept in my car if I am wearing my sunglasses, or vise-versa.

If you need more room, Chloe does have a medium size version of the Pixie which is oblong instead of a circle. Here is everything inside my small Pixie-

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As you can see, it is very squished inside my Chloe Pixie. I don’t mind, as long as I am not going somewhere which requires me to carry more then my basics. If I need more space, my Chloe Nile works as a great alternative.

All in all the Chloe Pixie is a user-friendly bag; as long as you don’t need to carry a lot of things with you when you wear it. It is a casual bag which offers simple, yet on trend styling. The circular shape is very of-the-moment and may not offer a timeless look if you are looking for a long term investment bag. If you prefer a long term investment bag with modern styling, I would push you towards the Chloe Drew or Chloe Nile.

If you love the Pixie, but prefer a roomier interior, I recommend looking into the Chloe Pixie in medium. Although the silhouette is very different, it offers the same on-trend look with a more timeless silhouette; and more interior capacity! I was tempted to get the medium, but due to my current handbag collection, I felt a smaller bag was needed. The medium definitely caught my eye!

The Chloe Pixie is a hot IT bag right now. It hits all the current trends which include circle bags, satchels, and cross body bags. This is also a great everyday bag, as long as you don’t need to carry too much. I love my Chloe Pixie in small; highly recommend!

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XOXO

Cathy

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Football game day style

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Outfit 1: bold gold and black earrings (fall 2017) c/o BaubleBar / Chanel lipstick / red and black striped 49ers tee c/o Levi’s / black and rose gold watch / rose gold cuff / Chanel fall nail polish / Chloe bag / Levi’s 501 skinny jeans (bought these last month-love them so much!) / black booties (old, also love this pair)

Outfit 2bold gold and black earrings (fall 2017) c/o BaubleBar / Chanel lipstick / 49ers rugby shirt c/o Levi’s / black and rose gold watch / rose gold cuff / Chanel fall nail polish / JW Anderson bag / Levi’s 501 skinny jeans (bought these last month-love them so much!) / black booties (old, also love this pair)

Football season is in full swing! This means we all need to sport gear which shows off who we are rooting for! Go Niners! (I also cheer for the Raiders-so Go Raiders!)

Levi’s has always been a mainstay in my life. There is always at least one pair of Levi’s jeans in my closet at all times. They have the most durable denim, flattering cuts, and they are the original denim designers; right here from San Francisco! I also feel a connection to them because my Great-Grandfather was one of the first people to sell Levi’s jeans to gold-miners during the gold rush from his general store. So when I learned Levi’s had a full collection of game day, football gear, I was thrilled!

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Levi’s has a full collection of fabulous football game day shirts and jackets to help give you the perfect football game outfit ideas for both being in the stadium, or at a fun football watch party. I also find that Levi’s football game day apparel is great to wear on non-game days too! I love showing my support for my team!

This striped tee is is super cute for both game days, and casual days when football isn’t played. It offers short sleeves, and looks so perfect on warm or hot days. We all know Levi’s Stadium can get warm; our South Bay temperatures love to rise! This short sleeve tee is perfect for those warm home games!

Football season runs from warm fall days, into late fall, early winter. This means temperatures go from 80 degrees to 40 degrees during the season. I love this rugby shirt because it is thick and perfect for cold game days. Nothing is more annoying then throwing a jacket over my team shirt and covering up my team spirit! This rugby keeps me warm, and keeps my team support on display. Love that!

I just love my new 49ers gear from Levi’s. I need to snap up a couple more pieces to show my support for the Raiders too. Hopefully my gear will help bring some luck to the niners this season, they really need it!

You can find your favorite football team gear online at Levis.com

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*thank you to Levi’s for partnering on this post. all thoughts and opinions are my own

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Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color lipstick review

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Bobbi Brown has a new lipstick! The Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color lipstick collection offers twenty beautiful, saturated colors in a new, innovative formula. Love!

The new Crushed Lip Color by Bobbi Brown offers a stained flush of color which gives off a just-kissed look in one swipe of the lipstick. It is jam-packed with moisturizing vitamins E and C, as well as beeswax. Bobbie Brown Crushed Lip Color leaves a lip stain which is long-lasting; eliminating the need to continually reapply the lipstick throughout the day.

As a busy Mom, I demand my lipstick stays on during the day. I cannot deal with messy lip colors that smudge, or wear off right away. There simply aren’t enough hours in the day for me to deal with high-maintenance lipstick. Thankfully, Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color stays put, and it isn’t caked or thick looking. The stain is just enough color to help me look put together, without being looking like I’m overdone. This is lipstick perfection!

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from left:  Bare / Lilac / Plum / all online here

There are so many pretty colors in the Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color collection, it is hard to choose just a few! I did mange to narrow the line down and pick three colors I love. Here they are!

Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color Lilac

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Bobbi Brown’s Crushed Lip Color in Lilac is may favorite of the pinkish/purple hues in the collection. It is a soft pinkish purple color which looks natural, and is easy to wear daily. I love how this color looks with shades of blue, purple, and pink for the fall/winter season. It is also a great color to wear during any season. Love!

Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color Bare

Bare from Bobbi Brown’s Crushed Lip Color collection is a great nude color. It brightens up lips without adding too much brown or tan to them. It has a natural look which is enhanced. This is perfect for when you should be wearing lipstick but don’t want to look like you’re wearing lipstick.

Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color Plum

Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color in Plum is also a great everyday color. This is perfect for days when I want more pigment then the Lilac hue offers. It is also a great color for the autumn season. I know I will reach for Plum quite a bit!

All in all, the Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color collection offers a lightweight lip stain, without the cakiness of a cream lipstick; but more color then a sheer lipstick or gloss would offer. This is perfect for when you want to add some color to your lips without the heavy weight of a cream lipstick. I love this collection!

You can find the new Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color collection online here.

Aren’t these photos fun! My eleven-year-old daughter took them and was trying to help me smile by making funny faces at me while shooting these pictures. This could explain my humorous expressions. haha

*Thank you to Bobbi Brown for partnering on this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own