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winter style trends

BAF Weekly IT List from top left: small top handle bag (see review here) / Chanel spring nail polish / Dior spring top coat / cozy puffer jacket (avl in many colors!) / charcoal classic cut jeans / faux fur boots (on major sale and avl in many colors!) / soft hobo bag /

‘Tis the season to stay cozy! This cozy puffer jacket is available in several colors, and selling quickly. I have one in vegan leather, but the fabric version is equally fabulous and cozy; plus, it costs less. Love that!

If your toes are cold, you need warmer footwear! These faux fur boots are on major sale, plus, they are cozy, comfortable, and I can walk a lot in them. Love!

My handbag trend report for 2022 is coming up, and two trends you will find on it are hobo bags and small or mini bags. Plus, top handle bags are hot too. These two handbags are right on trend for the new year, and they are selling quickly since they are already popular on the streets. Love them!

February starts next week, and it is the month to wear red! Red is lucky for Lunar New Year, which occurs on February 1, 2022. Plus, National Wear Red Day is on February 4. We wear red on the 4th to raise awareness about heart health. Check out my post about it here. In addition to Lunar New Year, and heart health, Valentine’s Day is a fun day to wear red and/or pink. I plan on wearing a red bag since I don’t own very much red. Hopefully that will make my bank account lucky in the new lunar new year!

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Also in February, more virtual New York Fashion Week shows, which you can catch on NYFW.com. I will be covering the shows from home again this season. They will showcase Fall/Winter 2022/23. Time is moving quickly! Do you feel that too?

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for a fabulous February!

XOXO

Cathy


Stevens Creek County Park hiking trails

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Wearing: winter jacket (machine washable and packable! Under $100) / knit hat (old, also love this one) / long sleeve tee / backpack / G buckle belt / light wash skinny jeans / spring nail polish / hiking boots (old, also love this pair) /

How pretty is this view! We hiked at Stevens Creek County Park for the first time last weekend, and it was a real treat! This large park puts you out in the wilderness just steps from Cupertino. There is a large network of hiking trails, some of which allow dogs, if your dog enjoys hiking too. You can also ride your bike on the some of the trails. Please refer to the trail map when you arrive to see which trails allow dogs and/or bikes.

The hiking trails at Stevens Creek County Park start from the multiple picnic areas where you can enjoy a picnic and then catch a trail. We hiked the Stevens Canyon Trail for the majority of the hike, which was just over three miles, and roughly two hours long. We had my daughter’s girl scout troop (they’re teenagers) with us, and her friend’s parents brought two dogs along for the fun. We had a blast!

The main attraction from the Stevens Creek County Park hiking trails is the view. You can see Silicon Valley from the viewpoints along the trails, and of course when you get to the top. These trails are medium difficulty and offer a lot of elevation changes, which is super fun!

Stevens Creek County Park is easy to get to from Cupertino. If you are traveling down N. Foothill Blvd, it turns into Stevens Canyon Road. As soon as you stop seeing homes (civilization), there will be a parking lot on your left. That’s a great place to park and enjoy the park! The ranger’s station is a few yards from the parking lot, hidden down the road. This is where you can find tri-fold maps to take with you on the hike. There is also an ancient communications device at the ranger’s station, aka a pay phone-and it works, we tested it! haha

For more information, please visit the county’s website.

If you’re local, I hope you have a chance to check out Stevens Creek County Park!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

stevens creek county park hiking trails

Dior Balade nail polish review

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How pretty is this new nail polish color from Dior? Balade by Dior is a new nail polish hue introduced during the spring 2022 beauty season. While not part of the spring 2022 nail polish collection, Dior Balade is right on trend for the upcoming warm weather season.

Dark rose hues are hot for spring in the world of nail polish, and Dior’s version of this beauty trend is right on target. Balade is a cream nail polish with a beautiful color saturation. It is a dark rose which is great for wearing now, and well into the spring season. If you are looking for a dark neutral, which is also on trend, this is the nail hue for you!

I tested out Dior Balade nail polish with one base coat and two coats of color. The nail polish does not streak, and offers a beautiful, even coat of color. This is a very pretty polish! I did not use a top coat, but you can add a little bit of sparkle using Dior Opal top coat from the spring 2022 beauty collection. Or, if you just want to secure the polish, you can use a regular top coat.

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What do you think of Dior Balade nail polish as a dark rose for the spring season?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy