2021 year in review

Goodbye 2021 and Hello 2022

goodbye 2021 and hello 2022

The year 2021 is coming to a close, and what a year it was! Things reopened, yet life wasn’t quite what it was back in 2019; did any of us think we would long for 2019? Ugh, well, I digress. . .

As 2021 comes to an end, let’s celebrate what is behind is, and what we have to look forward to in 2022.

Goodbye 2021

Yellow and grey: The mixture of happy yellow and depressing grey is so last year. Thank goodness this oxymoron of a color combo is done.

Loud logo handbags: Stop advertising your faux designer bag from the swap meet. The louder the logo, the faker it looks. Logo bags should be sold or stored in the back of your closet. If you had a weak moment, and purchased a fake one, destroy it. Nobody wants that.

Crazy fingernails: Those long, overdone nails were never really in. Stop trying to make them happen, they aren’t going to happen.

Ugly comfort sandals: These are so done. Donate your wannabe comfort shoes and invest in real comfort shoes or add orthotics to your insole. Ugly shoes are so last year.

Hello 2022

Very peri: Loving this pretty purple-blue hue! Look for shades of purple and blue in 2022, as well as all the colors of the rainbow. It will be a happy and bright year! Love!

Classic handbags continue: Look for hobos, micro-mini bags, top handle satchels, pouch bags, and small tote bags. Handbags are chic in 2022, and they offer clean lines. Love that!

Clean nails: Simple manicures and shorter nail lengths are hotter than hot this new year as we all need hands that function. Plus, understated yet colorful is in.

Beautiful footwear: Look for chic shoes, simple designs, and authentic styles. If you want a Birkenstock look, buy the actual Birkenstocks, not the wannabe pair. Also, if you need some support, add insoles to your shoes. You can get custom insoles from your doctor. Everything fabulous is comfortable too.

Well, that’s it. The list is short this year because 2021 was a move towards classic and chic dressing. As we move into 2022, we will see more classic and chic dressing combined with cheery colors and happy combinations. Cheers to the new year!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous new year!


Top posts 2021

top posts 2021

Can you believe we have already come to the end of 2021? I feel like this year really flew by! In fact, it might have been a little bit crazier than 2020! I am really hoping 2022 is our year. I am looking forward to the end of the pandemic, and a return to regular life. Aren’t you?

Anyway, let’s talk about the top nine posts from 2021! This year was all about classic IT bags, 1990s vibes, neutral hues, and staying healthy. Many of us worked on our weight, our fitness, and finding new ways to stay healthy. We improved our health, our capsule wardrobes, and flushed out any toxic vibes. This was a year of healing, taking care of ourselves, and moving on. Love that!

Without further ado, here is what you loved in 2021 on the blog!

  1. Dior holiday nail polish /
  2. Dior fall nail polish /
  3. The Prada Cleo /
  4. adidas sneakers-this style has been replaced by this style /
  5. Bottega Veneta chain pouch /
  6. Spring fitness routine /
  7. Chanel spring nail polish /
  8. The perfect black dress /
  9. This classic Coach bag /

What a fabulous year! Stay tuned for my annual what’s in, and what’s out on New Year’s Eve!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous new year!


BAF IT List 2021

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BAF IT List 2021 from top left: classic IT bag / large hoop earrings / foundation powder / fall nail polish / charcoal denim / lug sole boots (water resistant) / small black convertible handbag / grey satchel /

This is IT! The hottest items from 2021 in one list. Notice something in common? The hottest fashion items from 2021 are basics which can be worn everyday.

2021 was all about getting back to life after being locked down for a whole year. As people slowly transitioned back to their pre-pandemic lives, they reached for basic items which can be used everyday. In addition to basics, people looked for simplicity.

What is more simple than this foundation powder? It’s foundation and setting powder in one. Plus, it does not clog your pores. Love that! I have been using this foundation powder in lieu of foundation plus setting powder for about a decade now, and I can never go back to the multi-step foundation process. This powder is super easy, doesn’t make me break out, and works like a charm. I have a Mediterranean complexion and wear color number 5, for reference.

Classic hoops have been hotter than hot this year! I find myself reaching for mine on an almost-daily basis; and many of you have been buying hoops like crazy too! As we move into the new year, I hope to add a rose gold pair, and a silver pair to my collection. Which color hoops have you been rocking this past year?

Neutral nail polish is hot, and as we move into 2022, designers are still opting for neutral or soft tones when it comes to nails. We will be wearing more color, so keeping our nails understated will be a must! This neutral from Chanel’s fall nail polish collection has turned into everybody’s must-have in 2021. It is also a great color for 2022 since it is basic, neutral, and plays well with any color palette. Love that!

No fuss IT bags were hot in 2021, and they will continue to be hot in 2022. These classic IT bags from Chloe and Coach were hot in 2021 and will continue to be sought after in 2022. They are great everyday bags. Nothing like a practical bag which also offers some IT status! Also, this grey satchel has turned out to be a huge IT bag! It’s a great bag for car travel, an airplane carry-on, overnight getaways, or anytime you need to carry a lot of items. The small size is perfect for daily wear as it fits everyday essentials, plus a few extras. I linked up the medium size, but it also comes in small and large. All sizes are popular!

Jeans and practical footwear have been hot in 2021! While square toes, mules, and strappy sandals all had a moment in 2021, people reached for shoes they can walk in. These lug soles boots are very popular since they are comfortable, durable, and water resistant. Plus, they offer a hefty lug sole which is very on trend. In addition to lug sole boots, classic cut jeans have been very popular. While wide leg pants are the big trend, people have been opting for classic cut and skinny jeans when they shop. Unless you are really tall, wide leg pants are hard to wear and shoppers have realized that; opting for classic cuts which flatter any figure.

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It will be interesting to what becomes popular in the new year. These classic items will all continue into 2022, but I am sure more basics, and trendy items will get added to the IT list! What was your favorite fashion item in 2021?

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