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Stack on the barrettes

wearing: multiple matching barrettes c/o Beverly Beach by Dorit (under $25)  / bold gold earrings / summer lipstick / black puff sleeve top / gold chain bracelet / gold chain cuff / red and black floral skirt / summer nail polish / black clutch / black slide espadrilles /

OK raise your hand if you are addicted to Real Housewives! Yes, my hand is waaaaay up! If you are a huge fan like me, than you must have noticed Dorit Kemsley’s addiction to the multiple barrette trend. I mean, who could miss all those glittering hair clips at the reunion?! Not me!

Now, if you have been paying attention to hair trends, you may have noticed a huge trend emerging in 2018. This is when fashion insiders starting to stack on sparkling barrettes reminiscent of the 1990’s. You can see my take on the trend at fashion week in February 2019 here. When I stacked barrettes in my hair, I used my vintage barrettes which I had purchased back in ’90’s! As the trend has evolved over the past year, it has moved away from a ’90’s vibe, and taken on a life of its’ own.

The current way the multiple barrette trend is emerging, is the way Dorit has rocked it. You know you can depend on her for rocking trends which haven’t started yet! Since the reunion was filmed back in 2018, the trend has exploded, and Dorit has brought it to us in an affordable way; with a high fashion vibe. Love that!

Beverly Beach by Dorit offers a cute little card with eight matching barrettes on it. They are actually hair clips encrusted in sparkling baubles. They catch the sun, and dazzle the eyes. Love them! Now, when I tried to stack them all together the way Dorit rocks them, I didn’t really like how it looked on my fluffy hair. Maybe I need to sleek it down! Anyway, I decided to split the card and wear four on the right, and four on the left. I like how it turned out.

My barrettes and outfit around the web:

So, have you been watching the current season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? What are your thoughts? I’m loving Dorit and Denise; as always. Share in the comments below!

You can find these barrettes by Beverly Beach by Dorit online here.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

*brought to you by Beverly Beach by Dorit, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


Summer 2020 handbag capsule wardrobe

handbag capsule wardrobe summer 2020

Summer 2020 handbag capsule wardrobe from left: yellow tote bag / straw tote bag (you can customize the message on the tote for under $250!) / black and red bucket bag / metallic Chloe mini bag / soft and large clutch / red baguette /

A bag for every occasion! My summer 2020 handbag capsule wardrobe touches on the practical handbag trends of the season; not the huge over-sized bag trend. I will be skipping that one.

Summer 2020 has a lot of handbag trends. This hot weather season we are looking at huge, over-sized bags, bright colors, ’90’s baguette’s, mini bags, hobo bags, straw or natural fiber bags, large and soft “pouch” clutches, and the return of the bucket bag. This summer 2020 handbag capsule wardrobe reflects the best of these trends.

Did you invest in a Mansur Gavriel drawstring bucket bag six years ago? If not, this is the time to grab one! It went from being an affordable IT bag, to a classic, must-have IT bag. It is part of the classic handbag capsule wardrobe along with the LV Neverful, and the 2.55 Chanel shoulder bag. The black with red “flamma” interior is the ultimate classic from the collection, but any color that moves you will do. I plan on using my Mansur Gavriel bucket bag as my everyday bag this summer. It feels good to bring it back into the rotation. It’s a strong and sturdy bag; which happens to have IT status as well as hitting the bucket bag trend this summer. Love that!

This straw tote bag is a summer staple. I bought it last year, and it’s proving to be a summer must-have. While the message on it was perfect last summer, I won’t be jet setting anywhere this summer due to the pandemic. It will still be fun to tote it around though! You can put any message on there you want on the bag, in any color you choose! You can check it out online here.

I am loving this little yellow tote, and this red baguette, for everyday wear this summer. They both reflect the pop of color trend; and the baguette reflects the ’90’s baguette trend. They are both practical and fun. Love!

Of course the puffy, soft and slouchy clutch is not a hands-free bag, but it is perfect for looking on trend and fitting a ton of things! It’s bigger than it looks! This adds a little bit of practicality to it. Wouldn’t you agree? I love it for dining out at an outdoor restaurant this summer. I have already worn it quite a bit this spring, so I am sure I will wear it lot this summer too!

Of course my little Chloe is my summer evening bag. While mini bags and metallic bags are hot for daytime too, I have found it works best for me at night. It is great for dinner and going out in the evenings. Love!

Shop my summer 2020 handbag capsule wardrobe online:

I hope this handbag capsule wardrobe helps you pull the best handbags together for summer!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Rebecca Minkoff Edie Baguette review

baguette trend spring 2020

pictured: Rebecca Minkoff Edie Baguette in red /

I love finding a handbag which fits into multiple categories. The new Rebecca Minkoff Edie Baguette is not only on trend, it’s a functional bag that serves multiple purposes. Love that!

One of the big trends for spring 2020, and 2020 in general, is the return of the baguette. We are seeing baguettes everywhere! This fabulous baguette by Rebecca Minkoff isn’t just your average baguette, it’s a convertible baguette. Oh yes, it’s three bags in one! Love!

The Rebecca Minkoff Edie Baguette is a cross body bag, it’s a retro under-the-arm shoulder bag, and it’s a clutch. Yup, that’s right! You can wear this bag on casual days as a cross body bag, amp up your look with a ’90’s shoulder bag vibe, or pair it with an evening ensemble. So while we are sheltering-in-place right now, it’s the perfect bag to wear cross body while going to the grocery store or pharmacy. You can also wear it cross body while taking a walk outside. Then, when the economy starts to open back up, you can wear it as a clutch to go out to dinner or a party. You can also wear it with the shorter strap over your forearm or shoulder. It’s a lot of looks in one, for a reasonable price under $250. Love that!

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I love how this bag has two detachable straps. You can detach the one you don’t want to wear, or leave them both on and allow the one you aren’t using to drape down; giving the bag a street style vibe. So fun!

It also has a magnetic closure, so you don’t have to fiddle with the clasp as shown. That’s actually cosmetic. The hidden magnetic closure makes this bag easy in, and easy out. Perfect to wear everyday. Loving that!

rebecca minkoff edie baguette

The interior of the Rebecca Minkoff Edie Baguette offers just enough room for daily purse essentials such as wallet, lipstick, phone, keys, and sunglasses. It also features an interior slip pocket which is great for receipts, business cards, cash, or credit cards; in case you decide to not carry a wallet.

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The Rebecca Minkoff Edie Baguette also has an exterior opera ticket pocket. This is great for receipts, and other slim objects you might want to reach for, or put away quickly, without opening up the bag. There are so many reasons why this bag is functional and practical, while still being on trend.

rebecca minkoff edie baguette

This is a fabulous bag to wear right now, and into the summer, fall, and winter seasons. It will definitely live longer than the season. This bag will also save us all money in the long-run since it is three bags in one! Plus, it fits into the bright bag trend, baguette trend, and multi-color trend for the spring and summer seasons.

Shop the Rebecca Minkoff Edie baguette convertible handbag online:

I’m loving this bag so much this season! It’s part of my spring handbag capsule wardrobe too. What do you think?

You can see it styled at Rebecca Minkoff’s spring 2020 New York Fashion Week presentation here.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

rebecca minkoff edie baguette