spring 2021

BAF Weekly IT List

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Trending for summer from top left: black hobo bag (hot IT bag-hard to find) / puffy slides / puff sleeve top ( avl in several colors and under $50-I own two!) / basket bag (hot IT bag under $500) / yellow puffy slides / pink nail polish / summer nail polish / grey satchel /

It’s starting to heat up! We have had temperatures soaring into the 80’s and 90’s here in the San Francisco Bay Area this past week. The sudden heatwave made me realize how few summer pieces I own! After all, last summer was spent in workout clothing, swimsuits, and pajamas! haha

I have figured out my accessories for the summer season already; as you know that’s my favorite part of fashion. That being said, when it comes to clothing, I picked up several cute tee’s for the summer, but I need skirts and bottoms! Here is a sneak peek at some things I already picked up, and what I am looking at purchasing.

It appears I am not the only one thinking about summer! I am sure temperatures are starting to heat up where you live too! I am sure, like me, you don’t have a lot of going-out-of-the-house clothing from last year; you need to shop too! This past week shoppers have been gravitating towards what’s hot for the upcoming summer season. Shades of light and dark pink nail polish have been trending, as well as IT bags for the summer.

Slides, both flat, and featuring block heels, have also been trending this past week. People have been stocking up on trendy tee’s too! I love this one with understated puff sleeves. It reflects the puff sleeve trend without being 1980’s soap opera, over-the-top. Love that!

If you like to transition from one season to the next like me, these puff sleeve tee’s paired with jeans, summer IT bags, and slides, are ideal to rock the summer trends before temperatures are hot enough for shorts. I love this look right now!

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What are you looking at for summer right now?

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Wearing: white and gold drop earrings / sunglasses / summer lipstick / puff sleeve top / snake buckle belt / bead bracelets / chain cuff / summer nail polish / classic cut jeans (under $50) / chunky chain pouch in dark brown / classic black mule loafers /

This pink puff sleeve top is the same top you have seen me wear in stripes. I love my striped top so much, which I purchased last fall, that I decided to get one in another color! This coral-pink hue is cheery and fun for the spring and summers seasons. Love it!

The puff sleeve trend is so much fun. While it is reminiscent of the 1980s, puff sleeves in 2021 are not nearly as dramatic as they were back in the day; making them easy and fun to wear on a daily basis. I love pairing this casual puff sleeve tee with my classic jeans; which happen to be a little loose on me! I have been starting to lose the weight I gained during quarantine. Yay!

Puff sleeves are definitely my favorite trend this year. I love how this simple sleeve adjustment can make any outfit, casual or dressy, look fresh and new. What is your favorite trend this year?

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I want to give a quick shout-out to this handbag. It’s the perfect size for daily wear; and the chain is surprisingly comfortable and not awkward at all! Stay tuned for my full review later this week!

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BAF Weekly IT List

BAF Weekly IT List from top left: dark brown pouch with bulky chain (hot IT bag) / pink nail polish / summer orange nail polish / black puff sleeve tee / small yellow pouch (IT bag under $500) / yellow puffy slides / grey satchel / black mules with sculpted heel / classic Gucci IT bag /

Is it just me, or does May always start to feel like summer? Maybe it’s the warmer temperatures, swimming pool weather, and clear skies? It makes me feel like summer and vacation are near!

As we move towards the summer season, we are gravitating towards summer nail polish, functional handbags with an IT factor, and shoes we can kick on and off. Slides are so hot this year!

While functional bags are popular this year, there is one handbag style from before the pandemic which is still hot on the streets; and highly sought-after. You know the style! The pouch!

Pouch handbags, as you know, are a puffy and soft, clutch-style handbag we can carry on both casual and dressy occasions. This makes it a great day-into-evening bag we can easily snuggle with under our arms. While the Bottega Veneta pouch is the biggest IT bag of the pouch world, the Mansur Gavriel version is equally sought-after. Of course, Mansur Gavriel’s version is much more affordable with the large bag being just under $600 and the small version under $500.

One thing that is different in the pouch world this year is the funky, chunky, gold chain. Designers are placing useless chunky chains on their bags this year which are not meant to be used as a strap; they are meant to drape thoughtlessly over the bag. If you like pouches, and you like chunky chains, Bottega Veneta has the pouch for you; and it’s the hottest version of the pouch IT bag around. Love it!

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Starting to shop for summer? Think puff sleeves, earth tones, pops of color, slides, mules, and IT bags. Love!

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