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Straight jeans in 2023

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wearing: golden hoop earrings (under $100) / polka dot top / G buckle belt / black puffy coat (on major sale!) / straight leg jeans / spring nail polish / black handbag / lug sole boots /

Well, now that skinny jeans have been declared over, I have been on the hunt for an alternative denim style. Many straight leg jeans on the market right now are on the verge of being wide leg jeans. While I love a good pair of wide leg jeans, or flare jeans, I wanted to update my denim wardrobe with something closer to skinny jeans, without being a skinny jean. I am so happy I found this pair!

This pair of straight leg jeans isn’t too wide, and they offer the unfussy feel of a skinny jean. Love that! Plus, they were priced under $100, love that too!

I paired my new pair of straight leg jeans with a polka dot tee and my go-to puffy jacket; which happen to be on major sale if you are still looking for a puffy jacket. Since it was raining outside, I chose to wear my lug sole boots and of course, topped it all off with my new handbag! You can check out my review here.

umai hot dogs valley fair chicken sandwich

We are in need of a new sofa, so I wore this outfit to go sofa shopping. We found the perfect sectional sofa for our family room! Love! After picking a new sofa, we tried the new food counter in the food court at Valley Fair, Umai Hot Dogs. I wasn’t in the mood for a hot dog, so I got the chicken sandwich and french fries. It was really yummy! My Mom had a hot dog and loved it. We will go back!

I am excited to wear these straight leg jeans throughout the rest of the winter season and into the upcoming spring season. They are comfortable, and the perfect replacement for my skinny jeans. Love!

Are you a fan of skinny jeans? Have you found an alternative to them yet?

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XOXO

Cathy

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BAF Weekly IT List

BAF Weekly IT List from top left: dress / Chanel nail polish / Dior spring nail polish / magenta sweater (under $100) / large hoop earrings (under $100) / black shoulder bag / black baguette / black lug sole boots (water resistant) / ivory moon shaped bag / caramel hobo bag /

How cute is this dress! I wore it to celebrate my wedding anniversary, and it was so comfortable and fun to wear! It is a perfect dress to wear now with boots, and then in the spring, it can be paired with shorter boots, and in the summer, this dress can be paired with sandals. Love that!

Handbags are all the rage right now. Everyone is investing in shoulder bags and hobo bags. If you are shopping for a new bag too, look for a small or medium handbag with a classic and chic look. The anonymous handbag is what’s hot right now. Steer clear of loud logos.

We still have a few months of weather, so these black boots are perfect for weathering the storms. They will keep you stable on ice, and your feet dry in the rain. Love them!

Looking for a little sunshine on a grey day? This bright and cheery sweater is cozy and under $100. Plus, magenta is the color of 2023. Love!

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What are you loving right now as we move into February?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Mansur Gavriel M Frame Baguette review

mansur gavriel m frame baguette review

pictured: spring nail polish / Mansur Gavriel M Frame Baguette in black

How cute is the Mansur Gavriel M Frame Baguette! I have been eyeing this bag since it first launched last year, but I was having a hard time deciding if I wanted a color such as pink or blue, or if I wanted to go classic and stick with black. Of course, I ended up sticking with black. Although, part of me still wants a blue one, and possibly a silver one.

The Mansur Gavriel M Frame Baguette is a small shoulder bag which fits the essentials. It’s a beautiful leather bag with structure and an unique shape which plays off of the M in Mansur Gavriel. Love that!

There are two zippers on the top of the bag which are handy if you just want to slip something inside quickly, but if you need to reach inside, you have to unzip both zippers. While this can be a little bit awkward, it isn’t too clunky, and it doesn’t seem to bother me. I believe they designed the bag with two zippers because if you had one zipper running the course of the M shape, it would stick at the bottom. Therefore, I believe two zippers are essential to the function of the bag; perhaps that is why it doesn’t bother me.

What fits inside the Mansur Gavriel M Frame Baguette

mansur gavriel m frame baguette interior
what fits inside mansur gavriel m frame baguette
what fits inside mansur gavriel m frame baguette

The interior of the Mansur Gavriel M Frame Baguette offers enough room for my wallet, iPhone, keys, and a lipstick. There is still some room inside in case my kids hand me something to carry, or if I want to add a mask, Kleenex, or snack bar.

There is no interior pocket inside the M Frame Baguette. I do not find this to be an issue since the bag is small; so, nothing can really get lost inside of it.

If you are concerned about weight, rest assured, this is a lightweight bag. It stays nicely on the shoulder without slipping off, and it offers a comfortable feel while wearing all day. Love that!

The Mansur Gavriel M Frame Baguette comes in seasonal colors which are on trend such as bright blue, green, and pink. It is also offered in silver, another hot trend this year. I decided to stick with black, although part of me still wants the blue, possibly the silver, or even the pink! haha

Which color is your favorite?

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I rate this bag five out of five stars. I am in love!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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