spring 2020


Cross body phone cases spring 2020 handbag trends

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pictured: hoop earrings / lipstick (pictured below) / long coat / black knit turtleneck / belt / spring nail polish / skinny jeans (under $50!) / Gucci phone case cross body bag / western style boots /

New Year, new handbag trends for spring 2020! There is a new small, cross body bag in town, and it’s not a silhouette we have seen in quite some time. Enter, the cross body phone case for spring 2020.

You might be thinking, “I have way more than a phone to carry around when I want to be hands-free!” Well, that’s not a problem here; as long as you don’t mind carrying light. This north/south mini bag offers room for a phone, a small wallet, a set of keys, and a lipstick. You can also forego the wallet altogether, and use the built-in credit card slots to free up room in the bag. I am more of a wallet person,  so I prefer squeezing in my mini-wallet, but it is nice to have options!

Gucci Phone Case : Gucci cross body phone case review

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I won’t lie, this is a tight handbag. As a mom, it does not leave me any room for when my daughter hands me her phone to carry, or my son asks me carry a baggie of goldfish crackers. That being said, this is a great mini bag for days when I want to be hands-free, and lighten my load.

There are several handbag trends for the upcoming spring 2020 season, but the cross body phone case is one which is new. It isn’t continuing from another season. This trend will replace your larger, east/west cross body bag from years past.

I chose the Gucci phone case as my bag for rocking the mini cross body bag trend because it offers a classic, vintage vibe. I am always feeling the 1970s, so this bag evokes a vibe which works well with my current ’70’s mood. Love that!

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What are your thoughts on the new cross body phone case trend? Is this a bag trend you plan to wear?

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XOXO
Cathy

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Chanel spring 2020 nail polish review

Chanel nail polish spring 2020 review

chanel spring 2020 nail polish review

Chanel nail polish spring 2020 from left: Chanel Mirage nail polish / Chanel Daydream nail polish /

It’s here! You know I love it when the new Chanel nail polish colors come out! The spring 2020 beauty collection from Chanel has two beautiful hues for the upcoming warm weather season; and I am excited about it!

There is a classic spring pink named Chanel Daydream, which evokes a spring picnic vibe. It’s a vibrant, chic pink which is perfect for understated nails this spring 2020 season. Chanel also created a fun, dark mauve with purple undertones named Chanel Mirage. If you are looking for a more edgy spring nail polish color, this is the hue for you!

So, without further ado, here are the two nail polish colors from Chanel’s spring 2020 beauty collection!

Chanel nail polish spring 2020: Chanel Mirage nail polish

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This is my favorite hue in the spring nail polish collection. It offers a warm weather vibe while still remaining fresh and new. Mirage by Chanel also plays well with spring 2020’s color palette and “Classic Blue,” the color of 2020. Since I love wearing shades of blue, this is the perfect hue to compliment a neutral and blue wardrobe this spring season. Loving it!

Chanel nail polish spring 2020: Chanel Daydream nail polish

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If you love a classic nail, Chanel Daydream is the spring color you have been literally “daydreaming” about! This is a great nail color if you work in a professional environment, or if you prefer to keep your personal style timeless. It’s also understated and feminine, love that! I plan to wear it this spring when I need a more toned down look, or I have business meetings in a professional environment.

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What is your favorite color from the spring collection?

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Cathy


Color of the year 2020 Classic Blue

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Pantone color of the year 2020: Classic Blue / graphic courtesy of Pantone

The color of the year 2020 has been announced, and I am here for it! Blue is my favorite color. I love the oceanic, peaceful vibe which blue evokes. I love how it looks in interiors, on my car, and on my clothing. When Pantone announced Classic Blue as the Color of the Year 2020 last week, I was thrilled! My favorite color gets a year to shine! Yay!

2020 is the dawn of a new decade. With a new decade, comes a sense of renewal filled with expectations, and a slight fear of the uknown. While that fear of the unknown isn’t as pronounced as it was when we went from 1999 to 2000, there is still a sense of wonderment as we move into a new decade. Since we are all filled with anticipation of a new decade, and a sense of renewal, we are all drawn towards colors which bring calm, grounding vibes. This is why Pantone’s Classic Blue has been crowned the Color of the Year 2020 for all aspects of our lives.

Classic Blue is a dark blue hue which is close to navy, but not quite navy. It’s what the sky looks like right after the sun goes down, and it is the color of the deep blue sea. It is a hue found in nature, and it is a timeless color when it comes to clothing, accessories, interior design, and more.

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My Classic Blue mood board for 2020. I love mixing shades of blue, so oceanic hues grounded in Classic Blue are inspiring me right now. 

As we move towards sustainability as a planet, we are looking towards more sustainable ways to manufacture clothing, as well as reduce the amount we are purchasing. Classic Blue is a color which uses dye from nature. It is made from Indigo, making it a plant based color. This helps to further make Classic Blue relevant as we move into a new decade, and time period, where protecting our environment becomes an increasingly important way of life.

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Below are color combinations we expect to see surrounded by Classic Blue in the new year.

Desert Twilight

Ponder

Snorkel

Untraditional

Graphics courtesy of Pantone

“Ponder” and “Snorkel” are my two favorite color palettes anchored by Classic Blue. Which color combos are you drawn to? I am really excited about Classic Blue being the color of 2020. What are your thoughts on the hue?

You can check out Pantone’s press release at Pantone.com.

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XOXO

Cathy