Handbag capsule wardrobe spring 2023

spring 2023 handbags
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Handbag capsule wardrobe spring 2023 from top left: M Frame handbag / black shoulder bag / green shoulder bag / ivory moon shaped bag / caramel hobo bag / black hobo bag /

The spring 2023 season is all about shoulder bags, hobo bags, small top handle bags, and the anonymous handbag. While I am on the hunt for the perfect top handle bag, my spring handbag capsule is full of my shoulder bags and hobo bags which are small or medium in size. They are also my bags without obvious logos.

While many handbags have a logo on them, since designers and brands like to identify themselves, the idea this season is not to wear a bag which screams the designers’ name. If the logo is large, and part of the design, then it is too loud for spring 2023. The idea is to have a bag people will have look closely at to identify, or even ask you about. That is the anonymous handbag.

In addition to the anonymous handbag, the size this season is small to medium. While the runways have also shown oversized bags you can fit the kitchen sink inside, the streets have not taken to the trend. If you want to try and bring it to the streets, power to you, but remember, you will need to allocate extra time in your schedule for finding your car keys. Those bags are huge!

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Spring 2023 wish list

spring 2023 wish list

Spring 2023 wish list from top left: stripe top / neutral tote bag / silver necklace / green sweater jacket / lavender earrings / top handle bag / Mary Jane shoes / straw tote / black loafers /

Spring starts next week! How is that possible? I am a little slow this year in getting my spring capsule wardrobe on the blog. The weather has been so cold and stormy, spring has not been on my radar. My capsule should definitely hit the blog next week! In the meantime, I still have a spring wish list!

This spring season, I am not sure how often we will have warm weather. Therefore, I am pairing down what I buy for the spring as it appears I will still need to integrate some winter clothing into my daily outfits. It is cold, and the ocean is falling from the sky! Despite the fact that it is March, our weather is acting like it is still January. What type of Twilight Zone is this?? But I digress. . . let’s talk about spring shopping! It is way more fun. haha

For the upcoming spring season, I would love to get a new pair of Mary Jane shoes, since the style is hotter than hot. In addition to this hot shoe style, ballet flats are back with a vengeance, and I have a pair buried in my closet. Those will definitely be brought back out this spring season! Loafers are also a must have this spring as they are the perfect match to balance the ongoing menswear trend we are seeing in fashion. Keep wearing your blazers with jeans, and rock those power suits at work. Love!

Straw totes are always a favorite of mine, and since I have the perfect small tote, I would love to add a larger tote to my collection. I have my eye on this beautiful straw tote. The straps and ombre weave are beautiful. I. Must. Have.

As you know, green is one of the hot colors this spring season, and this cute, yet structured sweater jacket, seems perfect for brightening up the day, looking springy, and offering some warmth. Love that!

Would it be spring without nautical stripes? Of course not! I love this long sleeve, nautical tee. I have decided I need it in my life.

Have you seen Tory Burch’s new tote collection? They are simple, chic, and available in tons of colors and sizes. I am drawn to this neutral hue. What do you think?

Lastly, how cute is this shamrock necklace? I would love to layer it with my little star necklace. So cute!!

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Gabriela Hearst Nina review

pictured: Gabriela Hearst Nina bag in black / spring nail polish /

Ah, the elusive Gabriela Hearst Nina bag. I purchased my Nina bag in black several years ago, but never wrote a review on it because the bag sold out in a hot minute. Then, the counterfeiters entered the market in droves, so I held off on a review because the real deal was still extremely difficult to come by. Now that the fakes have stopped advertising online, and the real deal is readily available from a few different stores, in a variety of colors, I decided it was time to do a review. After all, this is a beautiful handbag which is downright fun to have in your collection! Love!

I really love my Gabriela Hearst Nina bag! This is a pouch style handbag with a handle that makes it easy to carry hand-held, or on the forearm. The clasp is easy to open and close, although, due to the very open top of the bag, it is best to put it down on a counter or table when reaching inside.

The interior is quite roomy for a small bag. There is a small pocket inside which is a great for a card you need to reach for, such as an ID or similar. You can also fold dollars or receipts and store them in the pocket slot. Otherwise, the main body of the bag offers enough room for a wallet, phone, keys, lipstick, and glasses case, with a bit of room to spare.

The bag itself is on the dressy side, so while you can wear it during the day to spice up a look, it is a bag I reach for when I go out in the evenings. I enjoy wearing mine for dinner, the theater, or going out at night in general. I have worn it during the day when I am in the mood to wear it instead of a shoulder bag or satchel. Sometimes you are just in the mood for a fun bag!

I know a lot of designer bags these days fail to offer the quality they once boasted, and made thier price worthwhile. This is not the case with this Gabriela Hearst bag. The Nina bag is made from extremely soft yet sturdy leather. In the photo below, you can see the excellent condition of the bag, which I have had since 2018. It is also strong, as I have carried it with my camera inside, as well as all the items you see above. My camera is small, but still adds some weight. Full review here.

At this point, the Gabriela Hearst Nina bag has moved from IT status, into a classic and unique bag that stands the test of time. If you are interested in investing in a bag that is fun, and transcends trends, this is a great choice!

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