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Goodbye 2021 and Hello 2022

goodbye 2021 and hello 2022

The year 2021 is coming to a close, and what a year it was! Things reopened, yet life wasn’t quite what it was back in 2019; did any of us think we would long for 2019? Ugh, well, I digress. . .

As 2021 comes to an end, let’s celebrate what is behind is, and what we have to look forward to in 2022.

Goodbye 2021

Yellow and grey: The mixture of happy yellow and depressing grey is so last year. Thank goodness this oxymoron of a color combo is done.

Loud logo handbags: Stop advertising your faux designer bag from the swap meet. The louder the logo, the faker it looks. Logo bags should be sold or stored in the back of your closet. If you had a weak moment, and purchased a fake one, destroy it. Nobody wants that.

Crazy fingernails: Those long, overdone nails were never really in. Stop trying to make them happen, they aren’t going to happen.

Ugly comfort sandals: These are so done. Donate your wannabe comfort shoes and invest in real comfort shoes or add orthotics to your insole. Ugly shoes are so last year.

Hello 2022

Very peri: Loving this pretty purple-blue hue! Look for shades of purple and blue in 2022, as well as all the colors of the rainbow. It will be a happy and bright year! Love!

Classic handbags continue: Look for hobos, micro-mini bags, top handle satchels, pouch bags, and small tote bags. Handbags are chic in 2022, and they offer clean lines. Love that!

Clean nails: Simple manicures and shorter nail lengths are hotter than hot this new year as we all need hands that function. Plus, understated yet colorful is in.

Beautiful footwear: Look for chic shoes, simple designs, and authentic styles. If you want a Birkenstock look, buy the actual Birkenstocks, not the wannabe pair. Also, if you need some support, add insoles to your shoes. You can get custom insoles from your doctor. Everything fabulous is comfortable too.

Well, that’s it. The list is short this year because 2021 was a move towards classic and chic dressing. As we move into 2022, we will see more classic and chic dressing combined with cheery colors and happy combinations. Cheers to the new year!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous new year!


Happy New Year!

This might be the most exciting New Year on the books! Have a fabulous 2021!

I cannot wait for sports to return to normal, indoor dining to resume, travel to be safe and widespread; and most of all, to gather safely with my friends and family anytime we wish to be together. What are you looking forward to in the new year?

Happy New Year!



Goodbye 2020 Hello 2021

What a year! Thank goodness it’s over. There are so many things we would like to leave behind in 2020, and NOT take with us to 2021. Of course, if I listed it all, I would run out of bandwidth on my blog, so I digress. . .

Every year we say goodbye to the trends we were not thrilled about during the year, and get excited for the new trends in the upcoming new year. This year, let’s keep it light, and keep it fashion! Why change the tradition? You already know the heavy stuff, after all, 2020 was. . .well. . .2020. Yuck!

So without further ado, let’s have some fashion fun, and say adios to the bad trends of 2020!

Goodbye 2020

  • Messy hair don’t care: Hair Stylists were shut down for awhile during 2020, so we all had horrible quarantine hair. While we are still living under restrictions as we move into 2021, Hair Stylists are open, so get a haircut. You look raggedy.
  • Blue: The color of 2020 is so last year.
  • The no-pants look: OK we get it, you’re on Zoom and no-one sees your bottom half, but this no-pants thing has spilled over into a blazers-as-a-dress thing, and no-one is here for it. Put your pants on.
  • Pajamas at the supermarket: It was sorta acceptable in college to roll out of your dorm in your PJ’s and get to class five minutes late, but this PJ’s at the supermarket thing that started due to quarantine is not a thing. Stop wearing your pajamas to the market. Please, have some respect.
  • Trendy handbag shapes: Geometric, or obviously trendy, handbag shapes are over. One season bags are not a thing anymore, so start thinking classic.

Hello 2021

  • Hair done: Hair Stylists are open for business, and as long as you both a wear a mask, it’s a safe activity. Neat and trim hair is IT for 2021.
  • Yellow and Grey: These are the hot colors of 2021. Wear them together or separately.
  • Bermuda shorts are the new pants: OK, we get it, you are anti-pants. That’s OK because Bermuda shorts are the new pants. You can pair them with a blazer, vest or casual tee. So put on your Bermuda shorts!
  • Outfits at the supermarket: You don’t have to look like you just walked off the catwalk when you go grocery shopping, (of course if you want to, you do you), but please, wear an outfit comprised of outdoor clothing, not loungewear. Think jeans and a tee (groundbreaking!) or something you never get to wear because 2020 sucked. No loungewear or pajamas, only real clothing. Thank you.
  • Classic investment bags: 2021 is all about investment dressing, and wardrobing. Look for investment handbags this year which can carry you from one year into the next, and the next, and so on and so forth. Clean lines, timeless silhouettes, and solid construction make the 2021 IT bag. Think Chloe Marcie, Mansur Gavriel bucket bag, Chanel 2.55, Louis Vuitton Neverful, Givenchy Antigona, and the like. Don’t worry, I will post about this a lot in 2021! Love handbags!

So there you have it! The top five things to leave behind in 2020, and to capture in 2021. Have a fabulous New Year, and wishing you all the best blessings in 2021!

Thank you for your support!