fall 2019


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale fall 2019 blogger picks

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Best deals Nordstrom Anniversary Sale fall 2019 from top left: curling iron (such a good deal-I’m buying this one!) / green jumpsuit (one of the top fall 2019 colors!) / red plaid blazer (plaid blazers are still big this year) / gold hoop earrings (new for fall-currently full price on brand’s website) / cable knit sweater (classic ivory cable knit sweater, great to wear for many years) / Estee Lauder set (one of mt favorite’s!) / Zebra bootie (I’m buying this one! Animal prints are hot for fall-as usual!) /Jeans (classic style, yes I am buying this too) / Animal print skirt (always a fall classic!) / Black hobo bag (great everyday bag) / Black high heel booties (I’m buying these-aren’t they hot!) / Brown tote bag (classic tote, great for everyday and the office)

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for fall 2019 is here! This is always a fun sale to pick up a few basics for the upcoming fall 2019 season. It’s good to wait and see which trends from the runway will actually hit the streets before stocking up on fall trends. What we know is going to be hot on the streets for fall is animal prints, snakeskin, plaid, and Pantone’s top twelve colors, which you can view here.

This is the time to buy basics! When I say basics, I mean the base of your fall wardrobe. This can mean items such as jeans, layering pieces such as tee’s and turtlenecks, underwear, workout clothing and shoes, beauty products, and this fabulous curling iron that I am buying!

If you are looking for handbags, look for basic, everyday bags such as this black tote or this brown tote. When it comes to shoes, you can’t go wrong with booties! This snakeskin pair will carry you from now into the winter season, and this black pair is classic to wear throughout the year.

The reason it’s a good idea to buy basics from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 right now, is because the prices will go up on August 5, 2019. So, you can stock up on fall basics now at sale prices! Love that!

Only cardholders can shop today starting at 9:30am PDT. The sale opens up to the public on July 19, 2019.

I have scoured the sale for the best deals on basics which will still be relevant when fall actually arrives. I hope you love what I love! Here are my favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale fall 2019.

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What are you buying this year from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

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XOXO

Cathy


The return of the mini satchel

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They’re baaaa-aaack! Did you miss them? Or were you like me; a little bit relieved that bags got bigger so you could carry more stuff? Yeah, mini bags got old fast. So why in the world are they back? Perhaps they never actually went away. . .

While mini bags had their hey-day a few years back, many handbag fans could never jump on the trend. The mini bag requires a special kind of handbag connoisseur. One who only carries lipstick, a small set of keys, and a smaller smart phone. If you attempt to carry a wallet, sunglasses, or any other common purse essential in your handbag, the mini satchel would not allow it. It was quite unforgiving!

When bags crept up in size, taking us back to small and medium sizes, the mini satchel appeared to disappear into oblivion; until now. For some reason, there have always been hold-outs. Despite the size of handbags getting back to a more practical size, many handbag fans have stood their ground and continued to defy logic by carrying around teeny, tiny, little bags that often-times look like they would refuse a small set keys!

Designers and brands aren’t dumb, they can see a potential market. They figured out there were enough mini bag holdouts walking the streets to sustain a comeback. Boy, are they all making a comeback! Don’t get me wrong, I love a comeback story, but mini bags? Worse, mini-satchels? The structure of the satchel makes the bag harder to get into than a mini cross body bag with a nice zipper, or a mini hobo bag and the like. Satchels are often narrow at the top, right where your hand needs to reach for something. It’s a great way to chip nail polish, scratch your hand on a zipper, or become frustrated from the annoying mini opening of your mini bag. So much mini! Ugh!

Don’t get me wrong, mini bags have their place, perhaps even, the mini satchel. But, and this is a big but, there isn’t anything practical about a mini satchel. They seem ornamental to me. The only time I find a mini satchel practical is if I am dressed up for a special occasion and don’t need to carry sunglasses, car keys, or a wallet. When that is the case, the mini satchel needs to be dressy, if not formal. For those types of occasions, I tend to reach for a formal bag. Is it just me? Am I the only one who feels like one’s hand should fit inside one’s bag? Am I the only one that wants to fit my wallet in my purse?

It should be interesting to see if the mini satchel makes as big of a comeback on the streets, as it has on store shelves at this very moment.

What are your thoughts on the mini satchel trend? Is this a trend you enjoy wearing? Or are you like me, and you demand a bit more space inside your bags?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Best pre-fall 2019 handbags

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The best Pre-Fall 2019 handbags from top left: black tote bag (under $400!!) / lady bag with lock (hot new IT bag) / navy shoulder bag (on my wish list!) / reinvented Marcie bag (also on my wish list!) / Christian Louboutin tote bag / brown structured lady bag /

We have not even entered the summer season, and stores are already stocking pre-fall 2019 handbags for us to covet! I always look at the pre-fall season as a glimpse into the upcoming fall season, and what store buyers will likely be stocking their shelves with.

This pre-fall 2019 season, we are seeing medium shades of brown, more structure to handbag silhouettes, less logos (thank you!!), and classic styles; such as the lady bag reinvented.

Chloe seems to be taking inspiration from old IT bags in it’s archives, and creating new styles for the pre-fall 2019 handbag season. I spy a Paddington inspired padlock on the new lady bag pictured above, and the Marcie has been transformed into an east/west lady bag with some randomly placed circle hardware on the top handle-I don’t know why, but I love it-despite the random hardware placement!

Handbags for the pre-fall 2019 season seem to be sleeker, and more timeless, than we have seen in the past few seasons. I love how logos are heading back onto the clasp of the handbag, instead of being splashed all over it. With the exception of Christian Louboutin’s tote bag, somehow that large cursive logo just looks right. Hmmmmmm

I could use a navy bag in my collection, and a medium brown bag would be amazing too. The new Marcie is speaking to me, as well as every lady bag I have placed my eyes on. Someone hide my wallet-stat!

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Which pre-fall 2019 handbags are your favorite? What do you think of the return to the anonymous, sleek and classic handbag for pre-fall 2019 season?

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XOXO

Cathy