spring 2021

BAF Weekly IT List

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BAF Weekly IT List from top left: basket bag (current IT bag) (under $500) / Dior spring nail polish / Chanel spring nail polish / grey scarf (color of the year 2021) / limited edition lipstick for Lunar New Year / combat boots (super comfy!) / classic black IT bag /

I love this time of year. While we are still in the winter season, spring merchandise is starting to hit store shelves, and it brings hope for warmer temperatures and brighter days. The easiest way to add a little spring to our steps during the dreary winter months, is through beauty products and accessories. That’s why these spring nail polishes are already a hit, along with this lucky red lipstick for Lunar New Year next month.  Love that!

In addition to beauty, accessories are an easy way to brighten up our winter days. A handbag is a great way to add a little spring to a winter look right now. While a basket bag may not look right with a heavy winter coat, a classic IT bag, which is proving to have timeless staying power, is the right choice. The basket bag brings joy to my office right now, and I am looking forward to wearing it next month when the weather heats up! Loving it!

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Loewe basket bag mini review

loewe basket bag mini review

Pictured: Loewe basket bag mini size /

Raise your hand if you are excited about warm weather; and the upcoming spring and summer seasons? My hand is waaaaay up! One of the hot the trends this upcoming spring/summer season is the basket bag. Another hot trend in handbags is the inverted triangle or “fan” silhouette. This cute little basket bag by Loewe offers both the basket weave trend, and the fan shape trend. Love that!

It’s always nice to have a bag which is small yet mighty during the warm spring/summer months. The mini basket bag by Loewe offers just that. It’s a small tote which fits all my purse essentials, yet still has room for a a scarf, snacks, mask, and hand sanitizer. The woven fabrication is easy to clean if sand gets in, and it has the natural texture we are looking for this upcoming warm weather season. Love!

Loewe mini basket bag interior capacity

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Inside my Loewe basket bag mini: wallet / keys / lipstick / sunglasses / phone / basket bag /

The Loewe basket bag in the mini size offers more room inside than you would think. I have plenty of space for everything I need! There is also plenty of space left to add my camera, a scarf, mask, and hand sanitizer. I can even fit a snack bag for my kids inside. The Loewe basket bag comes with a thick dust bag in addition to the thin dust bag for storage. The thicker one can be placed inside the basket bag to secure what is inside. You can simply pull the drawstring, and voila! The basket bag closes, and you no longer run the risk of the bag tipping over. That being said, when placed on a flat surface, the Loewe basket bag has good balance and does not tip over.

There are two adjustable straps on the front and back of the Loewe basket bag. I adjusted them a little bit longer so I can push the bag up to my shoulder if need be. Otherwise, this is a great bag to carry handheld, or on your forearm. It’s lightweight, and not bulky. I love an easy to carry bag!

I am looking forward to warmer weather, so I can wear this basket bag often. It will be great for warm weather! The Loewe basket bag also comes in a larger size if the mini is too small for what you are looking for this spring and/or summer in a straw tote bag. Both sizes are priced under $500; how often do you find an IT bag priced under $500? Not often! Love this!

You can also find the Loewe basket bag in yellow leather trim, and white leather trim. I love the medium tan trim since it is a classic color Loewe carries every year in this bag.

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Pictured below: spring nail polish / basket bag /

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Chanel nail polish spring 2021 review

Chanel spring 2021 nail polish review

chanel spring 2021 nail polish review

Chanel nail polish spring 2021 from left: Chanel Pensee nail polish / Chanel Anthurium nail polish / Chanel Metallic Bloom nail polish /

Classic style goes bold with the Chanel spring 2021 nail polish collection! Fashion in 2021 is mixing classic styles with retro trends from the early 2000s back to the 1960s. Depending on the designer, you can find almost any decade of influence you want. So for spring 2021, Chanel decided to take three classic nail polish hues, and add a little bit of spice to them. They will blend with any fashion trend you decide to wear. Love!

“Les Fleurs de Chanel” has taken classic spring hues, and added a little extra spice to them in order to modernize something deemed timeless. Chanel Pensee nail polish appears to be a classic spring pastel pink, but it has a little bit of orange mixed in, making it more of a pale peach; and the most classic of the three colors. With Chanel Anthurium nail polish, an otherwise classic cherry hue, red infused with extra hot pink, making it more of an extra bright raspberry. Lastly, Chanel Metallic Bloom nail polish is the sparkling polish those of us who love a good metallic hue have been waiting for. It appears to be a classic metallic red, but it has a lot of orange laced in, making it an orange-red fire hue. Normally I would shy away from this color, but Chanel did it right! I am in love with this color; it is my favorite of the three! Love it!

I tested all three colors with one base coat, and two coats of color. I didn’t want to photograph them with a top coat since it adds more shine. This way you can see the colors as they are. So, without further ado, here are the three nail polish colors for spring 2021 from Chanel!

Chanel nail polish spring 2021 |  Chanel Anthurium

Chanel Anthurium nail polish spring 2021

How pretty is this bright raspberry hue? If you love an edgy take on red, Chanel Anthurium nail polish is your spring 2021 hue! This is a nice cream nail polish which glides easily on in two coats. The color saturation is smooth and does not streak. It’s a great way to brighten up nails, and add a pop of color to your overall look. Love!

Chanel nail polish spring 2021 | Chanel Pensee

chanel pensee nail polish spring 2021

If you love a more feminine and soft look, Chanel Pensee nail polish for spring 2021 is your color. This pale peachy pink is delicate and light. I found the color to be quite light. I would recommend using one base coat, and three coats of color with Pensee. This is a great color if you plan to wear a lot of different color palettes this spring. It won’t clash with anything, and will offer the most classic vibe of the three colors.

Chanel nail polish spring 2021 | Chanel Metallic Bloom

chanel metallic bloom nail polish spring 2021

This one is my favorite! I love a sparkling metallic nail polish, and Chanel Metallic Bloom nail polish does not disappoint! This fire color has both red and orange hues; while being more on the red side. I normally shy away from orange based colors, but this one is amazing. I am in love! I can’t wait to wear this bold hue throughout the spring season. If you like a sparkling metallic, and a bold hue, this one is for you!

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chanel nail polish spring 2021 review