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Best fall handbags under $1000 for 2017

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pictured: black with red interior Mansur Gavriel handbag. Classic IT bag under $1000

Happy National Handbag Day! In honor of this fabulous day, let’s chat about the best fall handbags under $1000 for fall 2017 from hot designers such as Gucci, Mansur Gavriel, Tory Burch, Burberry, Chloe, and more.

Let’s face it, if you are reading this post, you may just have a love for handbags as I do. I truly feel a girl can never have enough handbags. I love handbags with a story; from designers and brands who value quality, craftsmanship, and original style. I always do my best to steer clear of copycat designs, and brands which have a reputation for poor quality. I also love owning bags which have a decent resale value; because you never know when you might need to turn your collection into cash; especially when you spend a couple thousand dollars, or more, on a bag!

That being said. . .I am a firm believer in looking for bags with value. You don’t have to break the bank to own an IT bag, or a bag with resale value; or a hot designer bag for that matter! So, without further ado, I have curated several bags from around the web which have an IT factor to them, and are made by designers or brands I trust for excellent quality, craftsmanship, and design. My favorite bags are in the collage below-

fall handbags under $1000 2017 best

pictured from top left: Gucci bag (I saw this bag on the arms of New York Fashion Week attendees. This is a hot IT bag!) / classic Chloe bag (this is a classic IT bag which is a staple in every handbag lover’s closet-I have it on my wish list but can’t decide on color-which color do you like?) / Burberry tote (classic and practical-love!) / Gucci Marmont (hot IT bag du jour!) / olive box satchel (hot IT style from a timeless brand) / Chloe Faye backpack (up and coming IT bag for casual style) / Mansur Gavriel bucket bag (be still my beating heart-this fall color is to-die-for. classic IT bag and must-have!) / Black circle tote (circle bags are all the rage right now, and this one is under $400, love!)

How fabulous are these bags?! I’m dying over that new color from Mansur Gavriel, and the box satchel is absolutely beautiful. I have been eyeing that Chloe cross body bag for a few seasons now but can’t decide on a color. So many bags to covet! I wish I could fit them all in my collage, but alas, I could not. I placed my favorites in the collage, and the others I am in love with are in the shopping widget below. Simply scroll through, and click on the ones which interest you.

Best fall handbags under $1000 for fall 2017:

I am thrilled there are so many fall handbags under $1000 for fall 2017 which have an IT factor, as well as timeless appeal. Which designer bag for fall under $1000 do you love?

Happy National Handbag Day!

XOXO

Cathy

mansur gavriel circle tote


Summer floral jumper

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wearing: rose gold earrings / lipstick c/o Estee Lauder / pale pink crew neck tee / rose gold y-necklace c/o Kendra Scott /  floral spaghetti strap jumper (under $50!!) / black leather and rose gold watch / rose gold bracelet (worn with watch) / rose gold cuff / light blue nail polish / pink bow tie tote / black wedge espadrilles

Summer is throwing us some really warm temperatures this year! We had close to a week of high 90’s and low 100’s here in the San Francisco Bay Area, and it was torture! We went from high 60’s and low 70’s to a heat wave in no time flat. It is hard to go to such high temps without a ramp up period in the 80’s! haha

Since the weather has been so warm, I quickly organized my wardrobe to more of a July/August capsule rather then a “June Gloom” mix of clothing. When the weather is really hot, wearing something modest enough for church can be a challenge. I was so happy to find this spaghetti strap dress, which I am using as a jumper, for the summer season.

This pretty floral jumper is easy to throw over a tee and wear to church on Sundays; or any day of the week! The fabric is lightweight, and the silhouette is breezy. There is even a side slit, which doesn’t go too high, on one side. This makes the jumper easy to wear when temperatures soar. Love that!

For more casual days this summer, I plan to wear this outfit with my Cult Gaia bag and flip flops, or even a small cross body bag such as the Chloe Faye. It will also be good for travel this summer since the fabric doesn’t seem to wrinkle. This is all fabulous considering it was under $50!!

What deals have you scored this summer for beating the heat?

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XOXO

Cathy

photos: taken by my cute nine-year-old son in the morning fog

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Girls weekend in a printed maxi skirt

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wearing: rose gold dangle earrings / Chanel sunglasses / Chanel summer lipstick / black v-neck tee / rose gold cuff / Essie summer nail polish c/o / blue printed wrap maxi skirt (order one size up-runs small) / pink tote / white watch c/o Daniel Wellington (use code BAYAREA15 to save 15% off) / pink wedge espadrilles

This past weekend my husband and my son went off to Cub Scout camp. This meant my two daughters and I had a weekend with just us girls! Can you say-Girls Weekend!!

Friday night we watched a movie and ate dinner at home. On Saturday, we did something the boys don’t like to do-we went shopping! I took the girls to Sino at Santana Row for Dim Sum, and we shopped around Santana Row. The weather was warm and summer-like, so it was a beautiful day to be walking around outside. While we were walking around, my cute little ten-year-old snapped these pictures for me. Isn’t she great!

Saturday evening we did some house-cleaning (so not glamorous), and watched another movie on TV. Super fun! On Sunday we went to church, did a Goodwill run, and ran a few errands. The rest of the day my older daughter had some volunteer work to do, and of course, homework! Ugh, cannot wait for school to be over!

All in all it was a quiet, family weekend with my girls. This easy breezy maxi skirt paired with a comfy tee worked perfectly for the hot weather, and hanging out with my daughters.

Are you getting out and enjoying this summer weather?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

blue printed maxi skirt