BAF Weekly IT List

BAF Weekly IT List from top left: blue sweater / golden hoops / spring nail polish / mini tote bag / yellow pouch / silver bracelet / foundation powder / black handbag / green handbag / caramel top handle bag / navy ballet flats / flare jeans /

Spring is in full swing! Investment pieces continue to reign supreme as we move through the spring season. In addition, pops of happy colors are weaving their way into our neutral ensembles. Love!

If you have been following along, you may have noticed I have revived my “Designer or Deal” series. What do you think of these posts? Do you find them helpful? Let me know.

What is on your wish list right now? I am eyeing a north/south tote as well as a small satchel.

Thanks for stopping by, and stay tuned for more spring coverage!



College finals care package ideas

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College finals care package ideas from top left: protein bars / pillow mist / squishie / stress balls / chocolates / coloring book /

It’s that time of year again! If you have a college student, they may be ramping up for finals as we speak! This means added stress and added study time. They may need a little love from home in the form of a care package.

When I make a care package for my college student, I like to include something to hug, like a squishie, something that is a treat, like chocolate, something practical, like protein bars, and things which relieve stress such as stress balls, a coloring book, etc. If you include these three categories, the care package you send to your college student will hit all the buttons to help them make it through finals week, and the study weeks leading up to finals week.

You can order these items individually and send them off to your student, or you can gather them yourself and make the box they open special. I like to line the box with colorful foil and place the items in the box. This way, when my daughter opens the box, it feels special. A little bit of thoughtfulness from home can also help to relieve stress in your student’s life! Love that!

College finals care package ideas online:

Your student will get through finals, despite all the stress! As long as you are there for them to talk to, and of course, a care package helps!

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Designer or Deal North South tote

Designer or Deal North/South tote: designer tote / luxury brand tote /

The classic north/south tote style is hot this year. So, if you have one tucked away in the back of your closet, pull it out and rock it! If not, you might consider investing in one if you think this slouchy tote style will fit into your lifestyle.

Of course, the designer version of this popular handbag style is well over $1000, but luckily not too high priced as it is still under $2000. If you are looking for something a little softer on your bank account, this mid-priced version from a fabulous luxury brand might be more up your alley. It is under $1000 and features excellent quality and craftsmanship. This is the one on my wish list!

I love this soft neutral hue as we move through spring and head into summer. It will also play well with fall’s upcoming color palette. Love that!

What do you think of the slouchy, north/south tote look?

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