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Bags to celebrate on National Handbag Day 2019

Happy National Handbag Day!

To celebrate this fabulous day, I thought it would be fun to mention five bags which have made a recent impact on the handbag world. Hopefully these are all handbags you know and love!

The Ultimate Classic Investment Bag: Chanel Classic Flap or 2.55

chanel 2.55 handbag review

The Current IT Bag: Valentino VSling

valentino vsling handbag

The 21st Century’s Most Famous IT Bag: Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag

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Hardest to get Bag of the Decade: Gabriela Hearst Nina Bag

2018 it bags

Most Affordable IT Bag of the Moment: Staud Shirley

staud clear plastic tote bag

Which bags are you celebrating on National Handbag Day?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy


Fall 2019 IT bags you need now

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pictured: Chloe Aby in black / original post here /

Drumroll please . . . the fall 2019 IT list is here, and there are four distinct bags on the list. These four IT bags for fall 2019 were spotted on the streets of New York Fashion Week, and they were favorites of street style photographers. In addition, celebrities and style stars across the country are reaching for these bags; you may find a few are already backordered, or waitlist only.

Let’s start with the biggest IT bag of fall 2019, the Bottega Veneta Pouch. This slouchy, daytime clutch was spotted the most on the streets of New York Fashion Week. It is the bag every style star is wearing. This is the number one IT bag of the season; and classic black is in stock as I write this! Fingers crossed it still is when you read this. This soft and fabulous clutch is priced just shy of $2500, so if this is way out of budget for you, there is an alternative. Mansur Gavriel has a similar soft, and slouchy clutch, priced just under $400. You can get on the waitlist here. Whichever style you choose, you will be the style star of the season.

Next in line is the cross body, or shall we say, small shoulder bag, of the season. If small bags are your jam, this is your IT bag of fall 2019! The Valentino VSling is a convertible bag which offers a strap that can be worn long or short. This enables you to wear this bag cross body, or “slinged” over your shoulder. I just picked one up in black, and will post a review next week; so stay tuned!

Are you looking more for a workhorse bag? Yeah, I love having one too. The Chloe Aby was also spotted on the streets of New York, and it is the ultimate workhorse bag of the fall season. It comes in small, medium, and large; so there is a size for you! I have one in black and have been wearing it non-stop since the summer season. It can be worn cross body or over the shoulder; and also on your forearm. It’s a great everyday bag; and it has an IT factor. Love that! You can read my review here.

Lastly, we have the fabulous YSL LouLou Puffer bag. This is a puffier LouLou than we have seen in seasons past. It also has a slightly slouchier silhouette. If chic shoulder bags with a classic vibe are your jam, this is your bag! Black is currently in stock, so grab one while you still can!

Shop fall 2019 IT bags online:

If I could afford all four bags, I would splurge on them all! Alas, I had to choose two which would be the most practical for me. Which IT bag of fall 2019 is your favorite?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy


Summer sunshine

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wearing: ivory and gold door knocker earrings / summer lipstick / yellow v-neck top / brown train case / black snake belt / classic jeans / summer nail polish / gold bar ring / floral espadrilles /

We finally have sunshine here in the San Francisco Bay Area! Our spring weather was so crazy cold. It felt like late fall instead of late spring. Last week we had fog and 60 degree temperatures, this week we have 90 degree weather. It is quite a change!

Since sunshine is naturally cheerful, I felt like wearing a happy, yellow top to kick off summer vacation when I met my friend Dawn from Fashion Should Be Fun for lunch, and of course, blog photos! I felt like the cheery yellow hue represented summer sunshine.

We snapped a few photos on the streets of Campbell, and then enjoyed a leisurely lunch at Flights on Campbell Ave. If you are local, and haven’t eaten there yet, it is a must-do! They have a fun menu you can mix and match, and a hip atmosphere. You will love it!

Our lunch conversation consisted of our favorite brands to take on vacation with us this summer, and New York Fashion Week! It’s never too soon to start talking about fashion week. After all, it’s the biggest fashion gathering of the year; well, technically it happens twice a year, but who is being technical?? haha, I’m not!

Shop my summer sunshine, casual denim look:

I’m so excited summer vacation starts this week. Has summer vacation started for you too?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

casual summer street style