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Holiday capsule wardrobe 2023

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Holiday capsule wardrobe from top left: black pencil skirt / green blouse / silver hoops / Chanel nail polish / Dior nail polish / black belt / flare jeans / Chanel handbag (see below for alternatives) / Mary Janes / velvet top / black boots /

The holiday season is upon us. This means it is time to put together a few holiday outfits for Christmas parties, holiday parties, and a general festive feeling. Love that!

This holiday season, I am keeping my looks low key and using classic pieces combined with seasonal fabrics and colors to create a seasonal look. A black pencil skirt is classic and always chic. It can easily be paired with a holiday green blouse or party-ready velvet top.

For more casual occasions, jeans go with everything! Ha! This green blouse and velvet top go perfectly with jeans and can be dressed up with a classic and dressy handbag. I plan to wear the boots with my jeans, and the Mary Janes with my pencil skirt.

When it comes to jewelry, you may have classic and sparkling pieces in your collection. Wear them! If you have office parties, or more low-key celebrations, classic hoops are the answer.

Of course, nails are an easy way to get into the holiday spirit. Both Chanel and Dior have fabulous holiday nail polish collections. I am in love!

Can we talk investment dressing for a minute? As you can see, I have a Chanel bag featured in this holiday capsule wardrobe. This is a classic handbag I purchased close to twenty years ago. While the price increase over the years may be cost prohibitive for many people, there are plenty of equally classic handbags on the market in a similar style. I highly recommend investing in a dressy black handbag you can pull out for dinner, parties, and more. Here are a few currently on the market which will make fabulous investment handbags you will cherish for decades to come:

Also, let’s talk pencil skirts. This is a classic and chic article of clothing everyone should have in their wardrobes. If you don’t already own one, I highly recommend investing in a black pencil skirt. They never go out of style and can be worn for dinner, parties, and are always office appropriate. You won’t regret owning a black pencil skirt! This one is under $100. Love that!

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Enjoy the holiday season and stay tuned for more holiday coverage!



Handbag capsule wardrobe fall 2023

fall handbag capsule 2023
fall 2023 handbag capsule

Fall handbag capsule 2023 from top left: green handbag / black shoulder bag / beige mini bag / brown mini messenger bag / black hobo bag / caramel hobo bag /

This fall season, we are still seeing mini shoulder bags which can double as cross body bags, hobo bags, and soft and squishy bags. I need to invest in a soft and squishy bag! So far, my fall capsule wardrobe consists of the handbags I reach for the most often; my mini bags and my two favorite hobo bags.

As the season progresses, I will post an updated capsule in October, as for now, fall is going to be about mini bags and hobo bags for me! I love reaching for a neutral handbag, as well as this stunning green handbag. These are my tried-and-true favorites!

Of course, the anonymous handbag is still going strong, and these handbags fit into the current trend, which isn’t really a trend, it is a timeless look, but still hotter than normal; so, I digress. . .

Shop my fall handbag capsule online:

I am still in the hunt for a handbag in any shade of red, a dark green handbag, and a soft and squishy handbag. Here are a few from my current wishlist:

Which handbag styles are you loving for the fall 2023 season?

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August handbag capsule

august handbag capsule 2023

August handbag capsule from top left: blue mini tote (current colors here) / black shoulder bag / mini eco tote / green mini bag / small saddle bag /

Happy August! This month is going to be very busy! School is starting and my college student will be heading back to the dorms for another year. This means I will be on the go! When my life is busy, I don’t have time for fussy handbags. For August, I will be rotating through my small handbags so I can wear them cross body if need be. I will only be carrying my purse essentials and keeping myself hands free. Busy busy!

August is also a transitional month. It is still summer, yet the stores are stocking beautiful fall merchandise. This makes us all yearn for cooler weather, cozier ensembles, and, at least for me, pumpkin spice. Don’t hate! I love a good pumpkin spice latte, cookies, muffin, etc. Go ahead, call me basic, I don’t really care. haha

Since fall styles are surrounding us, I like to integrate fall trends while still dressing for the weather. The easiest way to do this is with handbags, nail polish, and color. Shades of green are still hot for fall as well as neutral hues, black, and shades of blue and red. I am on the hunt for a forest green handbag, dark brown bag, and a burgundy handbag. In the meantime, I am loving what I have in my closet. They suit my life perfectly right now.

Shop my August handbag capsule online:

Shop my fall handbag wish list:

Which handbags do you have on rotation this month?

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