Bottega Veneta loop bag mini review

bottega veneta loop bag mini review

Bottega Veneta Loop mini bag wearing: gemstone bracelets (under $50, local designer) / Bottega Veneta Loop bag mini / spring nail polish / blazer vest / white layering tee / dark wash jeans /

How cute is this everyday bag! I love a small, cross body bag I can wear everywhere from the gym, to the market, to a luncheon, and out to dinner. This bag is that go-to handbag! Love!

The Bottega Veneta loop bag is a fabulous handbag to wear on a daily basis. It can be worn cross body or over the shoulder, and it comes in a variety of colors. I chose Parakeet, also known on the street as “Bottega Green.” This is the hue considered Bottega Veneta’s signature color. I love a signature color! I mean, who doesn’t love Tiffany Blue or Louboutin Red? I’m here for Bottega Green!

There are several size choices for the Bottega Veneta Loop bag as well as colors. I chose the smallest size, which is the mini. I wanted a bag which was minimal and just large enough to carry my essentials. The mini loop holds my wallet, iPhone, lipstick, keys, and I have just enough room for some Kleenex, if need be; after all, it is allergy season right now!

What fits inside Bottega Veneta mini loop handbag

What I love about the Bottega Veneta Loop bag in mini is that it is a no fuss, carefree bag. I just throw it on and go! The leather is soft to the touch, yet strong for everyday wear. This bright green hue makes the bag fun, and adds a little spice to everyday wear. I love a bag which brightens up my day!

While the mini size is perfect for everyday use, I can see how someone might prefer the small, medium or large size. I highly recommend choosing the size which is right for you. This is a classic, everyday bag which you will have forever. My mom has a very similar version which she purchased in the 1980s and it is still a workhorse. Her bag is navy blue, and it still looks new! She gets a ton of compliments every time she wears it. This is when you know a designer handbag is a good investment. It can withstand the test of time and still look modern years, if not decades, later.

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I really love my Bottega Loop mini bag, so I would love to invest in another one in the future. Perhaps next time I will pick one up in a neutral color, and a different size, just to mix things up. For now, I love having a piece in Parakeet, aka “Bottega Green,” and the size is perfect for my everyday life.

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Cathy

bottega veneta mini loop review

Casual summer dress and sneakers

affordable dresses
summer it bags
casual dresses street style

Wearing: silver bamboo hoops / sunglasses / silver moon necklace (old, also love this one) / blue dress (under $50) / denim jacket / gemstone bracelets (local designer, under $50) / spring nail polish / handbag / sneakers /

How cute is this summer dress! Since I lost a lot of weight, I am in the process of slowly replacing my wardrobe. One of the items I needed was a casual, go-to summer dress I can dress up or down depending on the occasion. I was thrilled when I spotted this dress, which is available in several colors and is under $50. Love that!

There were so many colors to choose from, but I ultimately chose blue because I love blue! This dress has short sleeves and a flattering twist design at the waist. It fits really well, and I found it to be comfortable for day-long wear. I definitely need to snap up another one in a different color!

It was a cool and casual day when I decided to wear my new dress. To keep myself warm, I opted for my trusty denim jacket and for walking, I chose these funky sneakers. This turned out to be a really comfortable outfit! I normally don’t think of wearing a dress as comfy, but this one shattered my preconceived notion! I look forward to wearing it casually this summer, as well as pairing the dress with wedge espadrilles for a dressier look. It will also look cute with sandals, flip flops, and flats. Love!

If you are looking for a casual dress under $50, I highly recommend this one! There are so many colors to choose from!

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Have you ever bought something and been surprised how comfortable it turned out to be?

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Cathy

dresses under $50

BAF Weekly IT List

spring street style trends

BAF Weekly IT List from top left: gemstone bracelets (under $50, local designer) / small top handle bag / bright blue blazer / spring nail polish / foundation powder / classic satchel / straw tote / small red hobo bag /

It was the week of the handbag! This week everyone is looking for a fabulous bag to wear now and well into the summer season. This straw tote bag is once again, a hot bag to own. If you already snapped one up last year, or the year before, you are all set! If not, this is a classic designer straw tote which happens to fit into the summer 2022 straw bag trend. Love that!

Soft and squishy handbags are hot right now too. Look for a classic one like this satchel, or an on trend soft hobo. Another hot handbag trend right is the small or micro bag trend. I can’t do ultra-mini, but this small top handle bag fits the trend while still fitting a phone and wallet. Whew!

Need a last-minute gift for Mother’s Day or graduation? These fabulous gemstone bracelets are perfect, plus they are under $50. I love that they are made here in San Jose by a local designer. Love!

My favorite trend of the season is the return of the power suit and blazers. This bright blue blazer is ideal for wearing with matching bottoms, or over jeans. This summer we will see blazers over shorts and dresses. Love this trend!

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What are you loving for spring and summer right now?

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XOXO
Cathy