Bay Area Fashionista


Handbags you can wear in the rain

rainproof handbags

Handbags you can wear in the rain from top left: white and clear mini tote (under $200) / red satchel (under $60) also in black and white / black jelly satchel (hot trend item under $50!) /  Tory Burch tote (under $500) / Ted Baker black tote (under $60) / Valentino tote (hot designer IT item under $1500!) /

The rainy season is here! It’s time to protect our fabulous leather, and fabric handbags, and turn our bag wardrobes over to something more water resistant. Enter, the PVC handbag.

While PVC handbags were a hot trend over the past few years, winter 2020 is entering into a new rain resistant fabrication; the jelly bag.

Remember jelly shoes when we were kids? Jelly bags also were a thing around Y2K, and now they are back! Look for designer and affordable options made from soft PVC with a jelly-like feel. I love this option for under $60. Saving money on a hot trend is my thing!

Although jelly handbags are gaining momentum, your PVC bag from last year is still relevant, on trend, and ideal for the rainy weather. If you jumped on the PVC bandwagon, never fear, you can keep wearing your bag without worrying about upgrading this year to a new, rain resistant bag; unless of course you want to 😉

Looking to invest in a new rain resistant bag? Opt for a jelly satchel, or a PVC tote. You will be glad you did! Here are a few fabulous jelly and PVC bags from around the web to get you through the rainy season. I found fabulous bags which are affordable, as well as designer IT items. Gotta love a good designer IT bag!

Which style PVC or jelly bag is your favorite? What is your favorite bag to wear in the rain?

Thanks for stopping by, and stay dry!

XOXO
Cathy


Color of the year 2020 Classic Blue

pantone color of the year 2020 classic blue

Pantone color of the year 2020: Classic Blue / graphic courtesy of Pantone

The color of the year 2020 has been announced, and I am here for it! Blue is my favorite color. I love the oceanic, peaceful vibe which blue evokes. I love how it looks in interiors, on my car, and on my clothing. When Pantone announced Classic Blue as the Color of the Year 2020 last week, I was thrilled! My favorite color gets a year to shine! Yay!

2020 is the dawn of a new decade. With a new decade, comes a sense of renewal filled with expectations, and a slight fear of the uknown. While that fear of the unknown isn’t as pronounced as it was when we went from 1999 to 2000, there is still a sense of wonderment as we move into a new decade. Since we are all filled with anticipation of a new decade, and a sense of renewal, we are all drawn towards colors which bring calm, grounding vibes. This is why Pantone’s Classic Blue has been crowned the Color of the Year 2020 for all aspects of our lives.

Classic Blue is a dark blue hue which is close to navy, but not quite navy. It’s what the sky looks like right after the sun goes down, and it is the color of the deep blue sea. It is a hue found in nature, and it is a timeless color when it comes to clothing, accessories, interior design, and more.

classic blue mood board color of the year 2020

My Classic Blue mood board for 2020. I love mixing shades of blue, so oceanic hues grounded in Classic Blue are inspiring me right now. 

As we move towards sustainability as a planet, we are looking towards more sustainable ways to manufacture clothing, as well as reduce the amount we are purchasing. Classic Blue is a color which uses dye from nature. It is made from Indigo, making it a plant based color. This helps to further make Classic Blue relevant as we move into a new decade, and time period, where protecting our environment becomes an increasingly important way of life.

Shop Classic Blue around the web:

Below are color combinations we expect to see surrounded by Classic Blue in the new year.

Desert Twilight

Ponder

Snorkel

Untraditional

Graphics courtesy of Pantone

“Ponder” and “Snorkel” are my two favorite color palettes anchored by Classic Blue. Which color combos are you drawn to? I am really excited about Classic Blue being the color of 2020. What are your thoughts on the hue?

You can check out Pantone’s press release at Pantone.com.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Casual holiday party outfit and vintage vibes

casual holiday party outfit

wearing: ivory and silver earringslipstick / green sequin top / bootcut jeans / holiday nail polish / Valentino bag / black and gold booties /

It is holiday party season! This year, my friends and family members are hosting casual holiday parties. I love casual events because it means my holiday party outfits can be comfortable! This green sequin top, and these boot-cut jeans, are part of my holiday capsule wardrobe. This top is so much fun, and it can be dressed up, or down, according to the occasion. It’s perfect for dressing up a pair of comfy jeans; and the green sequins is holiday ready! Love that!

My black and gold booties are comfortable for standing and walking, plus the gold gives them a holiday touch. I love the festive look! The key to a good capsule wardrobe is to have one, inexpensive piece which is seasonal, and combine it with pieces in your closet that are seasonless. This sequin top, which is priced under $50, pairs well with basic bottoms and classic accessories in order to create a holiday-ready look. I love saving money!

Shop my casual holiday outfit online:

If you are looking for an affordable way to update your wardrobe for the holiday party season, I highly recommend this green sequin top! You can find it online here.

I hope you are having a fabulous holiday season! For more holiday outfit inspiration, be sure to check out my capsule wardrobe for more holiday party outfit ideas!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy