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The 2000s bag trends that are hot now

2000s bag trends hot summer 2022

Pictured: oversize tote (hot IT bag for 2022) / Balenciaga City Tote (new version here) /

Remember those bags you coveted back in the early 2000s? They’re back! So crawl into the back of your closet and pull out your archives, because they are hotter than hot this year!

There are a few late 1990s, and early 2000s IT bags which are back with a vengeance this year, in addition to overall handbag trends. Remember the Balenciaga City Tote aka “moto bag?” It’s back, and if you cannot get your hands on a vintage one, Balenciaga has a new version with slightly inverted sides you can purchase now, and rock as if it were the original.

Remember the Dior Saddle bag? It has been popular again for the past few seasons, and it is holding steady as an IT bag to own now. If you don’t have one from back in the day, Dior has a few sizes, colors, and fabrications to choose from today. The common complaint I hear from Saddle bag owners is that everything in the bag falls to one side, if you don’t mind that, this could be your bag.

In addition to specific IT bags from close to twenty years ago, the early 2000s gave us several handbag trends which are hot again this year. Remember oversize handbags you could carry a small child inside? They are back, and the hottest one on the streets this year is from YSL. See above graphic.

The other trends to watch for include nylon bags from Prada, Bowler bags (I love Dior’s version), all types and sizes of hobos bags, baguettes (doesn’t have to be Fendi), classic Chanel bags (think flap and 2.55), and the Chloe Marcie in any style; saddle or satchel. Love!

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What was your favorite handbag trend from the very late 1990s and early 2000s? My favorites include the baguette, Chloe Marcie, hobo bags, and nylon bags.

Quick shout-out to nylon bags; they can be worn in the rain! Love a bag I don’t have to worry about during inclement weather.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Spring 2022 fragrances

spring fragrances

Spring 2022 fragrances from top left: floral gourmand (I own this and love it) / woody floral / classic floral / fruity floral (I own this and love it) / iconic Chanel N.5 floral (I own this and love it) / sweet floral /

Spring is all about renewal, which means it is time to renew our signature scent! Rose based florals are hotter than hot right now in the world of fragrance. This means we all need to gravitate towards a rose based floral scent; unless of course, you detest rose. If that is the case, Chanel N.5 might be the fragrance for you since the rose is undetectable.

Other than Chanel N.5 edp, the other five fragrances I am showcasing in this post are beautiful florals scents which each have their own personality. Do you like gourmand scents? Are you more into fruity fragrances? Which type of fragrance floats your boat? I have to say, I love a fabulous gourmand or a fruity floral. Those are my two favorites. Of course, I never shy away from a timeless scent from Chanel. I plan on purchasing something new this season, preferably a sweet floral. I already own a fruity floral and a floral gourmand. Love!

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What is your favorite style of perfume for spring?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy


Reve de Chanel nail polish spring 2022 act II

reve de chanel nail polish spring 2022 act II review

Chanel Reve de Chanel nail polish and beauty collection from top left: Chanel Onirique nail polish / Chanel Utopie nail polish / Chanel Evanescence nail polish / Chanel eye quad Imaginaire / Rouge Coco Flash Halo /

The Chanel Act II beauty collection for spring 2022 is here! Reve de Chanel is a feminine and flirty beauty collection which celebrates classic spring pastels in a fresh and fun way for the spring 2022 season. Love that!

There are three vivid pastel hues in the Reve de Chanel nail polish collection for late spring. Chanel Onirique is a sweet and pale pastel pink, perfect for the office or to wear as an understated neutral. If you prefer a more avant-garde look on your nails, Chanel Utopie is a soft orange cream hue which offers a vivid orange pastel; perfect to pair with a bright orange power suit this spring season! For those of us who like fun colors on our nails, the Reve de Chanel nail polish collection offers Chanel Evanescence nail polish which is a vivid lilac. It’s feminine, fun, and works well with all of the spring color palates we are seeing from designers. Love!

The three nail polish colors from the Reve de Chanel beauty collection are cream polishes. While they offer good color saturation with two coats, you might opt for three coats for a deeper hue which matches the bottle. I am showing all three nail polish colors with one base coat, and two coats of color.

So, without further ado, here are the three nail polish colors from the Reve de Chanel beauty collection for late spring 2022.

Chanel Utopie nail polish | Reve de Chanel spring 2022

chanel utopie nail polish spring 2022 reve de chanel

How pretty is this pastel orange hue for spring! Chanel Utopie nail polish reminds me of an orange creamsicle, and it offers a fun, vivid pastel hue for the spring season. If you like colors which push the envelope, this is your hue!

Chanel Onirique nail polish | Reve de Chanel spring 2022

Chanel Onirique nail polish spring 2022 reve de chanel

Chanel Onirique nail polish is the perfect pale pink for daily wear. If you work in a professional environment, or you prefer timeless hues on your nails, this is your late spring nail polish. Although I show it with two coats of color, I would suggest using three coats for more color saturation. This color is so pale, you can see the tops of my nails through it with only two coats. Three coats would offer better coverage.

Chanel Evanescence nail polish | Reve de Chanel spring 2022

Chanel evanescence nail polish spring 2022 reve de chanel

This is my favorite color from the Reve de Chanel nail polish collection! Isn’t it beautiful??? Chanel Evanescence is a vivid lilac color which mixes classic spring with a slightly edgy vibe. I love this color, plus, it looks fabulous with my bright blue power suit. Love that!

The Reve de Chanel beauty collection also offers a few new Rouge Coco lipstick hues as well as an eye quad and finishing powder. I needed a new eye quad for the new year, so I snapped up Imaginaire for the spring season. It offers four neutral hues which are easy to wear day or night. I also love this new lipstick hue, Halo. It’s a fun, sheer lilac which plays well with my bright blue power suit. I am all about this blue blazer right now!

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What do you think of these pretty pastel hues for the spring 2022 season?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy