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BAF Weekly IT List

winter 2021 it list

BAF Weekly IT List from top left: basket bag (current IT bag) (under $500) / Dior spring nail polish / Chanel spring nail polish / grey scarf (color of the year 2021) / limited edition lipstick for Lunar New Year / combat boots (super comfy!) / classic black IT bag /

I love this time of year. While we are still in the winter season, spring merchandise is starting to hit store shelves, and it brings hope for warmer temperatures and brighter days. The easiest way to add a little spring to our steps during the dreary winter months, is through beauty products and accessories. That’s why these spring nail polishes are already a hit, along with this lucky red lipstick for Lunar New Year next month.  Love that!

In addition to beauty, accessories are an easy way to brighten up our winter days. A handbag is a great way to add a little spring to a winter look right now. While a basket bag may not look right with a heavy winter coat, a classic IT bag, which is proving to have timeless staying power, is the right choice. The basket bag brings joy to my office right now, and I am looking forward to wearing it next month when the weather heats up! Loving it!

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What are you wearing right now to brighten up a winter day?

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XOXO
Cathy


Valentine’s Day gift ideas 2021

valentines day gift ideas 2021

Valentine’s Day gift ideas from top left: gemstone  beaded bracelet (only $25 and avl in other gems!) (great for stacking!) / heart layered necklace (under $100) / spring nail polish (hot IT color) / small black baguette bag (under $300) (hot IT bag) / lipstick set / heart sneakers (hot designer, under $200) / traditional candy box (under $100) /

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, this means we need to think about the perfect gift! I love to give my mom, husband, and kids gifts for Valentine’s Day. I feel like its a great day to celebrate everyone we love. A heart shaped box of chocolates is ideal for everyone on your Valentine’s list. I mean, very few people on this planet dislike chocolate. It’s so yummy!

Jewelry and fabulous nail polish are also great gifts for mom, and daughters teenage years and above. I also love these fabulous sneakers! Hint-if my hubby is reading this! This IT bag under $300 is an amazing choice as well.

Of course, along with chocolate, jewelry is a traditional and fabulous gift idea. I’m loving these stacking bracelets made from genuine gemstones. Can you believe they are only $25? That is a great price; plus they are handmade by a local San Jose, Mother/Daughter design team. At this price, you can buy two, three, or even four as a gift! Love that!

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What are you hoping to receive this Valentine’s Day?

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XOXO

Cathy

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Loewe basket bag mini review

loewe basket bag mini review

Pictured: Loewe basket bag mini size /

Raise your hand if you are excited about warm weather; and the upcoming spring and summer seasons? My hand is waaaaay up! One of the hot the trends this upcoming spring/summer season is the basket bag. Another hot trend in handbags is the inverted triangle or “fan” silhouette. This cute little basket bag by Loewe offers both the basket weave trend, and the fan shape trend. Love that!

It’s always nice to have a bag which is small yet mighty during the warm spring/summer months. The mini basket bag by Loewe offers just that. It’s a small tote which fits all my purse essentials, yet still has room for a a scarf, snacks, mask, and hand sanitizer. The woven fabrication is easy to clean if sand gets in, and it has the natural texture we are looking for this upcoming warm weather season. Love!

Loewe mini basket bag interior capacity

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Inside my Loewe basket bag mini: wallet / keys / lipstick / sunglasses / phone / basket bag /

The Loewe basket bag in the mini size offers more room inside than you would think. I have plenty of space for everything I need! There is also plenty of space left to add my camera, a scarf, mask, and hand sanitizer. I can even fit a snack bag for my kids inside. The Loewe basket bag comes with a thick dust bag in addition to the thin dust bag for storage. The thicker one can be placed inside the basket bag to secure what is inside. You can simply pull the drawstring, and voila! The basket bag closes, and you no longer run the risk of the bag tipping over. That being said, when placed on a flat surface, the Loewe basket bag has good balance and does not tip over.

There are two adjustable straps on the front and back of the Loewe basket bag. I adjusted them a little bit longer so I can push the bag up to my shoulder if need be. Otherwise, this is a great bag to carry handheld, or on your forearm. It’s lightweight, and not bulky. I love an easy to carry bag!

I am looking forward to warmer weather, so I can wear this basket bag often. It will be great for warm weather! The Loewe basket bag also comes in a larger size if the mini is too small for what you are looking for this spring and/or summer in a straw tote bag. Both sizes are priced under $500; how often do you find an IT bag priced under $500? Not often! Love this!

You can also find the Loewe basket bag in yellow leather trim, and white leather trim. I love the medium tan trim since it is a classic color Loewe carries every year in this bag.

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I hope you love the Loewe basket bag as much as I do!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

Pictured below: spring nail polish / basket bag /

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