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BAF Weekly IT List

spring street style trends

BAF Weekly IT List from top left: straw tote (IT bag under $500) / soft clutch / grey sneakers (under $100) / black dress (under $100) / spring nail polish pink / spring nail polish sparkling red / liquid lipstick (vegan! review here) / espadrilles / spring lipstick / hair dryer / grey handbag /

SO many amazing items trending this week for spring! Loving this straw tote, which I find myself wearing a lot lately. It’s roomy without being large and bulky. Love that!

Soft clutches are still trending, and as the economy reopens, more of us need one to wear out on the town! This grey carry-all is also a must-have for everyday wear. Love!

Spring beauty is hot right now! If you shop at Sephora, they are having a VIB event now through April 19, 2021. Use coupon code OMGSPRING to save 10%-20% on your purchase. Here are a few of my current Sephora favorites:

Lighter clothing and footwear is a must right now! We are starting to see temperatures in the 70’s and 80’s, and it’s fabulous! With higher temps, presents the need for lighter footwear. Love these espadrilles and these lightweight, canvas sneakers for warmer days. Sandal weather isn’t quite here yet, so these shoes are perfect!

SALE ALERT! adidas is having an amazing sale on kids clothing and gear! If you buy 2 items, you can save 20% off your purchase. If you buy 3 or more items, you can save 30% off your purchase. Now through April 30, 2021. Use coupon code GEARUP to save! As the kids go back to school in-person this month, I am finding they need new outfits. Thank goodness for this sale!! Sale at adidas.com.

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What are you loving for spring right now?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Mother’s Day gift ideas 2021

mothers day gift ideas gift guide 2021

Mother’s Day gift ideas from top left: gemstone bracelets ($25 each! Get Mom 3 so she can stack them!) / vintage pendant (local designer) / lipstick set / spring perfume / straw tote bag / honey vanilla body scrub / hair dryer /

Mother’s Day is coming up on May 9th, so now is the perfect time to start shopping for the perfect gift for mom! Why not treat her to something on trend and fabulous! These gemstone bracelets are perfect for stacking; and bracelets stacks are hot for spring. They are only $25 each, which means you can buy three for the perfect stack, and still be under $100. Love that!

Mom loves beauty products! Why not gift her this fabulous fragrance for spring, or indulge her with this gourmand honey vanilla body scrub? She may also love this spring lipstick or this luxurious hair dryer; which happens to be worth every penny.

There are so many fabulous gifts for Mom out there! Here are a few fabulous gifts I found around the web for Mother’s Day:

Have a fabulous Mother’s Day!

XOXO
Cathy


Basic Bay Area street style

bay area street style spring 2021

Basic Bay Area street style outfit details: bold earrings / sunglasses / spring lipstick / black puffy sleeve top / snake buckle belt / spring nail polish / bold gold-tone ring / black classic IT bag / spring wide leg jeans / slip-on loafers /

You might be wondering why I am swinging my head behind me. I originally tried to pop off my mask for a few quick pictures, but was quickly intercepted by a security guard who reminded me of the local mask policy. Despite being outside, and vaccinated, I am still required to mask outside here in Santa Clara county. I popped my mask back on, and took a few photos. The pictures where you can actually see my mask, well, I didn’t like them, so I am sharing this one with you where my mask is hidden. I mean, do you like photos of yourself in a mask?

Photos of myself in a mask make me a little sad. I was fine with masked photos earlier in the pandemic, but now that people are getting vaccinated, and we are opening things back up, I prefer to see peoples’ smiling faces in photos. I’m done with seeing masked people in pictures; I see enough of that on the streets. What are your thoughts?

Well, let’s move away from the mask discussion, and onto casual spring style! Everyone in the Bay Area has a casual denim go-to look; and more often than not, it involves a black top and bag. We kind of have a basic go-to look here in the Bay Area; black top, jeans, IT bag, and comfy shoes. Each season I like to have at least one fabulous black top; after all, basic tee-shirts can get boring. A black top which reflects the current street style and/or runway trends is always a must!

Puff sleeves were huge on the runways for spring 2021, and they are also a huge bay area street style trend. This black top is comfy and ideal for everyday wear, yet it reflects the important puff sleeve trend. Love that!

Denim trends are also important; especially for daily looks. This spring 2021 season, we are seeing wide-leg jeans, “mom” waist-lines, which is really just a ’90’s silhouette, and classic cuts. These light wash jeans offer a wide leg, and higher waist. I also love the button fly; which is very ’90’s!

We also love our IT bags in the San Francisco Bay Area; which is why I am constantly talking about them! So of course, to finish off the ideal Bay Area street style look, one needs an ideal IT bag. I topped off my go-to look with my spring go-to IT bag, the Prada Cleo. Love!

I wore this look to Valley Fair mall with my daughters, and my Mom, last week during spring break. We wandered around window shopping, and then picked up Shake Shack burgers to-go. They have the yummiest burgers and fries!

Go-to looks are always important since it’s an outfit you know will always work. Do you have basic go-to looks each season?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

gucci prineton mules spring 2021