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Lunar New Year gift ideas 2021

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Lunar New Year gift idea from top left: red envelopes / red lipstick / ReVive eye cream (I love this!!!) / Estee Lauder advanced night repair (love this product!) / tea gift sets / SK-II treatment (I love this!) /

The year of the Ox is almost here! Lunar New Year, also referred to as Chinese New Year, will happen on February 12, 2021.

This means we have a gift giving opportunity! Red and gold are very lucky colors, so it’s only natural that any gifts given during this time reflect this lucky hues. I hope the new year brings us lots of luck! The world needs it, wouldn’t you agree?

I searched the web for lucky gifts that every beauty fan will love. Of course, there are non-beauty gifts too such as earrings, tea, and macarons! Yummy!!

Without further ado, here are a few fabulous gift ideas for the Lunar Year New!

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What are you hoping to receive this Lunar New Year?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Handbag trends 2021

handbag trends 2021

IT bags 2021 from top left: Chloe Darryl Saddle Bag / BV Pouch / BV Jodie / Coach Swinger / Prada Cleo (hard to get!) / Loewe straw tote (also in yellow!) / Gucci Jackie / Givenchy Antigona Soft /

2021 is here! This means a whole new set of handbag trends to follow, covet, and wear. In past years, we have looked for the next great shape, designer, and IT bag. This year, things are moving a little bit into the past; as well as the classic realm.

The new year is all about classic IT bags, revisited IT bags, IT brands, and a few fun bags. Sound like a lot? It is. There is a lot going on in the handbag world this year! So, make sure you’re sitting down, this will be a lot of information!

IT Designers: This year, if you think seeking the ultimate IT bag is too confusing, just stick with the IT brands of the year. You can pretty much wear anything by these designers and brands; and you will be rocking an IT bag. Look for anything Bottega Veneta, Cult Gaia, Prada, Givenchy, Chloe, Loewe, and Mansur Gavriel.

Colors: Fashion is revisiting color blocking; a huge trend roughly a decade ago. Look for bags in fun and mood-uplifting colors. Also look for the color of the year yellow, as well as grey. You can still wear classic black, but adding some color might be just the right mood-up-lifter after last year. Metallics are also making a comeback, so if you want to sparkle and shine, this is your year!

Fabrications: Leather and faux leather are still important. In fact, technology has really moved faux leather forward in such a way that it can be really hard to tell it apart from real leather. Look for faux leather pieces to help reduce your carbon footprint. Also, straw, raffia, anything woven, and stamped croc are huge in 2021.

Silhouettes: The new year is all about classic silhouettes and retro vibes. Look for the baguette with 1990s inspiration, the return of the hobo bag, oversized and gigantic bags you could fit the kitchen sink into, fan shaped totes, netted bags, half circles, and the pouch clutch.

Specific IT bags: Looking for an exact IT bag to rock this year? Some of these might already be in your closet! Look for classic IT bags such as the Chanel 2.55, Louis Vuitton Neverful, Givenchy Antigona, Mansur Gavriel bucket bag, Chloe Marcie, and Fendi Baguette. Want to buy new? Look for the new Prada Cleo-it’s so hot, it’s already sold out. Old IT bags which are back include the Coach Swinger, Gucci Jackie, and Bottega Veneta Jodie; perhaps you have one in your closet. Additionally, new IT bags (which started to emerge in 2020) include the Bottega Veneta Cassette Bag, Bottega Veneta Pouch, Givenchy Antigona Soft, and the Chloe Darryl Saddle Bag.

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Whew! Well, there you have it! It’s a lot of information. Be sure to check out your closet because you might have a few of these styles already stored in the back! If not, be sure to snap up a classic IT bag or two for the new year. Which style is your favorite?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Holidays 2020 handbag capsule wardrobe

holidays 2020 handbag capsule wardrobe

Holidays 2020 handbag capsule wardrobe from left: Casual, everyday black satchel / large soft clutch for casual looks / gold and black dressy clutch made with cork and detachable chain strap c/o Jord /

My holidays 2020 handbag capsule wardrobe is here! This holiday 2020 season, I am paring down my bag rotation since parties have been cancelled, and we will be home much more than in past holiday seasons.

For the holiday season, I need a workhorse, everyday bag. That bag is my Givenchy Antigona. It is a bag I have had in my wardrobe for years, and it’s strong construction, coupled with ideal interior capacity, makes it the perfect everyday bag of the season. If you are looking for an investment bag to enjoy for years, this is it!

Of course, it is always fun to mix things up! For casual occasions, when I don’t need a workhorse bag, this soft clutch is perfect. It holds coveted IT bag status, and it’s roomy enough to fit my sunglasses case, hand sanitizer, and few extra masks in addition to my wallet and phone. I also love that it’s red (flamma) inside! So fun!

Lastly, outdoor dining is beautiful during the holiday season as the streets are lined with lit up trees and seasonal decor. I am looking forward to wearing this sustainable and vegan, cork handbag on dressier occasions. It has golden flecks, and a detachable gold chain strap. It also happens to be red inside, love that! I also love the versatility of the detachable straps, it’s nice to have a bag which can be worn as a shoulder bag or clutch. Stay tuned for my upcoming review next week!

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Which bags are you wearing on repeat this holiday season?

Thanks for stopping by, and stay tuned for my holiday capsule wardrobe, and holiday beauty bag!

XOXO

Cathy