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BAF Weekly IT List

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Trending for summer from top left: black hobo bag (hot IT bag-hard to find) / puffy slides / puff sleeve top ( avl in several colors and under $50-I own two!) / basket bag (hot IT bag under $500) / yellow puffy slides / pink nail polish / summer nail polish / grey satchel /

It’s starting to heat up! We have had temperatures soaring into the 80’s and 90’s here in the San Francisco Bay Area this past week. The sudden heatwave made me realize how few summer pieces I own! After all, last summer was spent in workout clothing, swimsuits, and pajamas! haha

I have figured out my accessories for the summer season already; as you know that’s my favorite part of fashion. That being said, when it comes to clothing, I picked up several cute tee’s for the summer, but I need skirts and bottoms! Here is a sneak peek at some things I already picked up, and what I am looking at purchasing.

It appears I am not the only one thinking about summer! I am sure temperatures are starting to heat up where you live too! I am sure, like me, you don’t have a lot of going-out-of-the-house clothing from last year; you need to shop too! This past week shoppers have been gravitating towards what’s hot for the upcoming summer season. Shades of light and dark pink nail polish have been trending, as well as IT bags for the summer.

Slides, both flat, and featuring block heels, have also been trending this past week. People have been stocking up on trendy tee’s too! I love this one with understated puff sleeves. It reflects the puff sleeve trend without being 1980’s soap opera, over-the-top. Love that!

If you like to transition from one season to the next like me, these puff sleeve tee’s paired with jeans, summer IT bags, and slides, are ideal to rock the summer trends before temperatures are hot enough for shorts. I love this look right now!

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What are you looking at for summer right now?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


BAF Weekly IT List

BAF Weekly IT List from top left: dark brown pouch with bulky chain (hot IT bag) / pink nail polish / summer orange nail polish / black puff sleeve tee / small yellow pouch (IT bag under $500) / yellow puffy slides / grey satchel / black mules with sculpted heel / classic Gucci IT bag /

Is it just me, or does May always start to feel like summer? Maybe it’s the warmer temperatures, swimming pool weather, and clear skies? It makes me feel like summer and vacation are near!

As we move towards the summer season, we are gravitating towards summer nail polish, functional handbags with an IT factor, and shoes we can kick on and off. Slides are so hot this year!

While functional bags are popular this year, there is one handbag style from before the pandemic which is still hot on the streets; and highly sought-after. You know the style! The pouch!

Pouch handbags, as you know, are a puffy and soft, clutch-style handbag we can carry on both casual and dressy occasions. This makes it a great day-into-evening bag we can easily snuggle with under our arms. While the Bottega Veneta pouch is the biggest IT bag of the pouch world, the Mansur Gavriel version is equally sought-after. Of course, Mansur Gavriel’s version is much more affordable with the large bag being just under $600 and the small version under $500.

One thing that is different in the pouch world this year is the funky, chunky, gold chain. Designers are placing useless chunky chains on their bags this year which are not meant to be used as a strap; they are meant to drape thoughtlessly over the bag. If you like pouches, and you like chunky chains, Bottega Veneta has the pouch for you; and it’s the hottest version of the pouch IT bag around. Love it!

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Starting to shop for summer? Think puff sleeves, earth tones, pops of color, slides, mules, and IT bags. Love!

Still looking for a Mother’s Day gift? Check out The Perfect Provenance where you can find a last-minute gift in-store or online.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a fabulous Mother’s Day!

XOXO
Cathy


Mother’s Day gifts at The Perfect Provenance

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Things are opening up! The weather is fabulous, and the economy is opening; this means it’s the perfect time to head over to Downtown Tiburon and shop local! The Perfect Provenance is my favorite local boutique. The shop is full of on trend clothing for both men and women, as well as children’s books, home decor, accessories, and the most amazing gifts!

The Perfect Provenance is full of artisan candles, luxurious fragrances, vacation-ready handbags, jewelry from local designers, and some products which directly charity. There is a little bit of everyone in-store, love that!

I picked up luxurious soap for my Mom for Mother’s Day. As you can see in the photo at the top of this post, the soap is made in France, and has the most amazing scent. I chose “Lavande” for her since she is a huge lavender fan. I know she will love it! In addition to the soap, I also picked up fragrance from Veronique Gabai, which only uses natural, ethically sourced ingredients. They also use green chemistry, and biodegradable materials. Mom will love this!

If you are looking for fragrance, and/or candles for Mom, The Perfect Provenance has something I am sure she will love.

Oh, and speaking of products with a cause. . .

On the surface, this look like a trendy tee with the word “Peace” written on the front. Underneath it all, this tee is anything from ordinary; in fact, it is extraordinary and special. alivia is an extra special brand, which takes inspiration from autistic artists. Everything from the art to the stitches was hand-made by autistic artisans. In addition, 10% of sales goes back to the artist’s non-profit. Love that! This tee is a must-have for summer. It will look so cute with shorts and sandals. They also make sweatshirts, masks, and scrunchies. Love!

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I am loving all the fabulous straw, woven, and natural fiber handbags we are seeing this year for the summer season. The Perfect provenance has a plethora of beautiful summer bags in stock right now, as we speak. I know they won’t last long! This one in the photo above is perfect for a beachy vacation, or day-to-day summer life. Love it!

If you are local to the Bay Area, be sure to pop into The Perfect Provenance this week and find something special for Mom. Or, you can always treat her to brunch at Sam’s on Sunday, and then walk across the street and let her pick out anything she wants from the store! I know I would love that on Mother’s Day!

Not local? No worries! You can shop everything you see here by either calling the store, or shopping directly from their website at ThePerfectProvenance.com.

One of the things I love about The Perfect Provenance is that they have several products which directly benefit Operation Smile. This tee below is new and special for the Tiburon store. Love that is says “Smile California,” You can learn more about the collection online here.

I hope you find everything you need for Mother’s Day! Have a fabulous Mother’s Day and thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

*sponsored by The Perfect Provenance, all thoughts and opinions are my own

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