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5 bags from last year you can wear this year

Staud Moreau Bag

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How cute is this little flower pot in a basket bag! It jumped onto the scene last year as a hot IT bag, and it has reappeared this year as a must-have bag for resort, spring, and summer. While the red color is no longer available, neutral hues such as brown and white are available. This year, you can also find a mini version, and a new oblong tote version. The Staud Moreau can be found in the perfect size to fit your lifestyle this year, why not jump on the bandwagon? This is a comfortable bag to carry, and it has a really roomy interior. I love the natural fibers against the structured leather; it’s a nice juxtaposition, don’t you agree? You can snap snap one up here.

Staud Shirley Bag; any size

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The clear tote with corresponding pouch inside has become a huge trend, and the Staud Shirley started it all over a year ago. This clear tote doubles as a stadium bag during football season with the removal of the interior pouch. I also find this bag handy on rainy days since it is made from PVC. The Staud Shirley is all over the streets, and so many brands have copied it’s look. You can find it everywhere! If you want to have the IT bag that started the trend, it is surprisingly affordable. You can find all sizes priced under $500. The little one I own is priced under $300, love that! You can find the Staud Shirley online here.

Cult Gaia Ark Bag

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The Cult Gaia Ark bag is the bag that keeps coming back! Despite introducing new wooden bag styles last summer and this summer, the Ark bag is the purse everyone keeps buying. You can update yours with a scarf inside, or tired to the handle. This is your resort bag, your hot weather, and your fun bag. What’s even more fun about it? The natural color, pictured here, is priced under $200! Love that! You can snap one up here if you haven’t already.

Two new classics to add to the investment bag list

OK guys, sometimes an IT bag moves from trendy status, to classic status. We have watched everything from Mansur Gavriel move into this category, and now there are two new movers and shakers who are on the classic list. So make room next to your Chanel 2.55’s, your Hermes collection, and your Judith Leiber clutches, there are two new must-have investment bags in town; and you might already own them!

Gucci Marmont Lady Bag or Shoulder Bag

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Did you jump on the Gucci Marmont movement during the logo trend? If so, you made a good decision. The Gucci Marmont collection has moved into classic territory. It is no longer a fleeting trend. The Marmont collection can now enjoy a space on the shelf with your Chanel 2.55 and your Chanel Re-Issue. The lady bags and shoulder bags are classic, iconic, and slightly more affordable than Chanel’s collection. Why not invest in one if you haven’t already! Pull out last year’s Marmont! It is now your investment bag.

Givenchy Antigona Bag

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I am pretty sure I have already told you about the Givenchy Antigona turning into a classic bag. If not, I want to tell you again. The Givenchy Antigona is now a classic! It’s an understated investment bag that speaks to those of us who want a quality workhorse in our handbag arsenal. This fabulous bag is strong, roomy, practical, and chic. No-one can put theirs away. Everyone who owns one continues to wear it over, and over again. This is a fabulous work bag, workhorse bag, and more. I own it in two colors and I have been wearing it non-stop for four years. This bag is my everything, and it is for so many other bag fans too. The Givenchy Antigona was once an IT bag, now it is a classic IT bag which holds strong re-sale value and street cred. I spotted it all over the streets at New York Fashion Week in February, and it continues to grace the sidewalks everywhere I go. If you don’t already own one, snap one up! While seasonal colors are fun, classic black or brown will carry you through the years. This is hands-down my favorite bag. You can find yours online here.

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There you have it! Five bags you might already own, which are still hot this year. If you already own one of these bags, you are set for the year! If not, I recommend snapping up the one that speaks to you. Which one is your favorite?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Givenchy Lunar New Year collection review

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pictured: Givenchy Lunar New Year collection c/o Givenchy. / Givenchy Prisme Libre in Mousseline Pastel #1  / Givenchy Le Rouge in Rouge Fetiche #325 /

How fabulous and luxurious is this Lunar New Year makeup collection by Givenchy? I’m in love! The Givenchy Lunar New Year collection features Prisme Libre, which is a finishing powder in color Mousseline Pastel #1, and also Le Rouge lipstick in a warm, red hue, named Rouge Fetiche #325. The collection is limited edition, and the casing is beautiful!

These colors are perfect for evening looks and dressy occasions; such as celebrating Lunar New Year! The red lipstick is a classic, warm red with yellow undertones. The pastel powder adds dimension to your makeup look without adding actual pastel hues. Don’t worry, your face won’t end up blue and green. The colors blend together to add vibrancy to your skin; not a pastel rainbow. Love!

Givenchy Prisme Libre Mousseline Pastel review

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The finishing powder adds vibrancy to dull skin, which is great at night when the lights could be working against you. It also brightens up your skin when you are tired or completely tan-less; which I am right now! haha

It’s a lightweight powder which will help set your makeup and soak up shine. Love that!

Givenchy Le Rouge lipstick Rouge Fetiche review

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pictured: black faux fur coat / pearl earrings (sold out, similar here)

So I tend to prefer blue undertones in my lipstick, but undertones aside, this is a beautiful, warm red lipstick. It’s a classic hue which can be worn for evening affairs, or anytime you want a classic red lip. Love it!

Givenchy’s limited edition Lunar New Year makeup collection is classic and chic; perfect for a night out on the town! You can find it online here.

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Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

*Thank you to Givenchy for partnering on this post. all thoughts and opinions are my own.


What’s in my beauty bag May 2018

May is here! This month we transition from spring into more of a summer weather pattern. As the temperatures begin to rise, we all need to adjust our beauty routine to stay balanced. While I am still using my favorite daytime Elemis face cream, Revive eye cream, and Revive neck cream, I am switching up my fragrance, lipstick, and evening skin care.

pictured: shaving products and towel c/o EOS; shave cream sensitive / shave cream dry skin /

It’s time to make sure our legs are smooth and shaved! As the temperatures soar, I will be reaching for shorts, skirts, and dresses. This means I need smooth legs! I love EOS shave cream products, they are amazing! The sensitive formula contains cucumber, aloe, wild oats, and lavender butter. It’s great for sensitive skin!

If you have dry skin, which I end up with later in summer, this is what you need! This formula contains Shea Butter, coconut oil, and mango butter. Love that! It’s perfect for nourishing dry skin while allowing you a close shave. That is perfection.

pictured: perfume c/o Givenchy / lipstick c/o Givenchy / lollipop not for sale, sorry!

Givenchy’s “Live Irresistible Blossom Crush” edt is a beautiful, light floral fragrance for warm weather. It offers notes of musk, pink peony, rose, and cocoa bean. It’s perfect for both spring and summer! I’m reaching for this scent now everyday.

I love to lighten up my lipstick in warm warmer. This beautiful plumping, moisturizing, and soft pink lipstick from Givenchy is my new obsession. It’s fabulous! It’s actually more of a lip balm which naturally reacts to your pH and creates a natural color which enhances your lips. Addicted!

pictured: products c/o Fresh; rose deep hydration cream / rose deep hydration facial toner /

So for my evening skin care routine, I am keeping things simple. I am still using the same neck cream from my daytime routine, but for my face cream I have started using Fresh rose deep hydration cream and toner. This is perfect for my skin since it tends to get dry in the warm weather from sun exposure. The cream brings intense 24-hour hydration for dry skin. The toner refines pores, and uses real rose petals! It’s the perfect summer floral! Love!

pictured: Flash Bath c/o Yuni /

This is the season for camping! I’m troop leader for my daughter’s girl scout troop, plus we love to get outdoors as a family. This means I don’t always have access to a shower or bath. Yeah, don’t hate. 😉 This “Flash Bath” by Yuni is the best thing since sliced bread. No joke! It freshens you up as if you took a real shower! It’s perfect for camping, long air travel, or days when you might be running short on time and should have taken a shower; but didn’t. You need this. You seriously need this.

Well, there you have it! All my favorite new beauty products for the transition from spring into summer. I will be using these now, and well into the summer season. What are some of your favorite beauty products for spring into summer?

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Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy