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Happy florals to brighten the day

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pictured: silver and white earrings / lipstick / black tee / reversible floral kimono / soft and slouchy daytime clutch (review here) / black belt / spring skinny jeans / two tone spring espadrilles /

My mom snapped these photos of me the week before we went on a “shelter-in-place” here in the Bay Area. We enjoyed a walk in downtown Saratoga, and we also went out lunch. It seems like such a long time ago, but it really wasn’t. My mom was concerned about the petals on the ground since we both suffer from seasonal allergies; I really wanted to take pictures with the petals. I felt like they were pretty and spring-like.

This reversible kimono is part of my spring capsule wardrobe, and it’s a great way to enhance a casual spring look. Especially now, when we are all at home and only going out in public to buy groceries, grab take-out food, or visit the pharmacy. This kimono can brighten any jeans and tee look. I love clothing which can put a smile on my face. This floral kimono is happy and cheerful; something we all need right now.

I’m look forward to everyone getting healthy, and the shelter-in-place getting lifted. When that happens, I will likely live in this kimono on an almost-daily basis. It’s the perfect outfit enhancer.

I hope you are all doing well, and if you are on lockdown too, check out my tips section! I am alternating between tips and spring coverage during this time.

You can the flip-side of this kimono here.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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Mansur Gavriel Cloud clutch review

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pictured: Mansur Gavriel Cloud clutch in black with flamma interior /

Ah! I finally caved and bought the Mansur Gavriel Cloud clutch! This beautiful clutch is priced well under $1000, and has an IT factor to it. Love that!

The Mansur Gavriek Cloud clutch is starting to sell quickly; reminding us all of the days when we couldn’t get our hands on their famous bucket bag to save our lives. In order to snag the Cloud clutch in black with flamma interior, which I feel like is an iconic color combo for a Mansur Gavriel bag, I went on a wait list. It took two months to receive my new clutch, and it was worth the wait.

This soft and buttery leather clutch is lightweight, and fits a ton of items! My camera fits inside too, but I used it to take these pictures so you will have to imagine it inside the bag. Even with the camera inside, there is sill room for more items; such as a baggie of goldfish crackers for the kids. This makes the Cloud clutch by Mansur Gavriel a great daytime bag; as long as you don’t mind carrying it around.

The Mansur Gavriel Cloud can be hand-held, or tucked underneath your arm. It is comfortable to carry since it is a lightweight bag and the structure is ultra-soft. It would even work as an evening bag since a pair of flats could fit inside. (sometimes a girl needs a plan B when it comes to walking in heels-just sayin’)

Below you can see what I carry in my clutch, and you can also see the extra room for more items. The narrow blue case is a sunglasses case.

What fits inside the Mansur Gavriel Cloud clutch

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pictured: Mansur Gavriel Cloud clutch / blue iPhone case / lipstick / sunglasses /

This is a really fun bag for attending an event, carrying out to lunch with the girls, or anytime you want to look on trend, and in-the-know 😉 It comes in several seasonal colors, but my favorite is classic black with flamma interior. I’m looking forward to wearing this bag often during the spring and summer seasons; as well as into fall.

Shop the Mansur Gavriel Cloud clutch online:

Which color is your favorite?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Spring 2020 handbag capsule wardrobe

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Spring 2020 handbag capsule wardrobe from left: multi-color metallic Chloe bag (read review here) / small yellow tote (under $200) / black satchel (read review here) / small red baguette (under $250) / large and soft clutch (under $1000, hot IT bag) / Gucci phone case (read review here) / small black bag (read review here) /

OK, my spring 2020 handbag capsule wardrobe might be a little bit larger than what you would expect. That is because, as you know, I am a huge handbag fan!

For the spring 2020 season, I tried to touch on all the handbag trends I love. Metallic bags are huge this season, as well as brightly colored handbags.

small tote spring 2020 handbag trends

Small is in. Totes, satchels, shoulder bags, and more are all shrinking for spring. Be on the lookout for small bags which still fit your wallet, keys, and phone. This cute little yellow tote hits two of spring 2020’s trend buttons; it’s bright yellow, and it’s small. Love that!

This little yellow tote bag also has a zipper closure, and a shoulder strap. Versatility is always a must!

baguette trend spring 2020

The baguette is back, and you don’t have to buy the Fendi to rock this trend. This fun little red bag also comes in other colors. It’s affordable, and has two removable straps. It can be worn as a clutch, a retro style baguette, or a regular shoulder bag. Pick a strap to suit the style which matches your outfit the best! Or the mood you’re in, both work. 😉

Phone cases which are actually handbags are also a hot trend, as well as soft clutches. Remember the Bottega Veneta clutch which was spotted all over the streets of New York during fashion week in September 2019, and again in February 2020? Well, you don’t have to spend over a $1000 to rock this trend. The clutch pictured above is well under $1000 and it’s a hot IT item which stores are having trouble keeping in stock. Snag one while you still can! If not, get yourself on the wait list. It’s hotter than hot!

As far as the spring handbag capsule wardrobe is concerned, there is a bag for every occasion in this capsule. The metallic bag is perfect for evenings, but can be worn during the day too. Same with the small black bag. it’s great for daytime or evenings. The other bags are casual, and work well for different events, occasions, and daily routines. I am currently reaching for my black satchel, this little yellow tote, and my small black bag the most. Which bag would you reach for the most often?

Shop my spring 2020 handbag capsule wardrobe online:

When shopping for your spring 2020 handbags, look for metallics, bright hues, smaller silhouettes, and ’90’s inspiration. Which trend is your favorite?

Stay tuned for my spring 2020 shoe capsule coming up next week!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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