spring 2022


Blazer vest for spring and summer

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Wearing: sunglasses / statement earrings / blazer vest / white layering tee / gemstone bracelets (under $50, local designer) / spring nail polish / green mini bag / G buckle belt / dark wash jeans / slingback heels /

Raise your hand if you are excited for the return of the blazer vest?! My hand is way up! I loved blazer vests back in the 1990s. They were a great alternative to a blazer on warm summer days. You can wear a layering tee underneath a blazer vest or really dress one up with a body conscious blouse underneath.

Wondering how to style a blazer vest? They are really easy! Blazer vests play well with jeans and shorts on casual days, and then they are perfect for the office on workdays when paired with trousers, trouser shorts, and skirts. I love how blazer vests are structured yet comfortable too. Love them!

In these photos you can see a timeless and casual way to style a blazer vest. I paired mine with a classic white tee and dark wash jeans. I really wanted my new green bag to pop! This outfit has a classic yet 1990s vibe to it, and I love that.

If you are looking for an alternative to a blazer for the office or chic casual days, this is what you need! The blazer vest is perfect for staying professional at work on hot days, as well as looking put together on casual days. I started off with a black one this season, I plan on adding a fun color to my summer wardrobe; it’s just hard to choose which color!

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What do you think of the blazer vest for spring and summer? Do you plan to wear it?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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BAF Weekly IT List

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BAF Weekly IT List from top left: wrap dress (under $50) / large hobo bag / spring nail polish / small black bag / basket bag / street sneakers / dark wash jeans /

Late spring is here! This means our shopping habits are shifting towards outdoor events and summer handbags. How fabulous is this classic basket bag? Basket and woven bags are always on trend in the summer, but this one is always on the IT list. I love a good investment bag. Who wants to keep buying a new basket bag every year? Not me! I love this small basket tote for summer. Perfection.

Street sneakers are continuing to be a hot trend in footwear, and this pair is really fun. This year, look for color combo’s you love in street sneakers, as well as comfort.

As you know, handbag styles from the early 2000s have been making a comeback the past few years. This summer, the trend is exploding, and you will see not only comeback styles, similar styles, and inspired styles, but an uptick in vintage bags hitting the streets. I will talk more about this next week on the blog, but in the meantime, this large hobo is hot on the street and also this black mini bag; which is reminiscent of the small pouch trend from the late 1990s into the early 2000s.

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What are you loving right now?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy


Casual summer dress and sneakers

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Wearing: silver bamboo hoops / sunglasses / silver moon necklace (old, also love this one) / blue dress (under $50) / denim jacket / gemstone bracelets (local designer, under $50) / spring nail polish / handbag / sneakers /

How cute is this summer dress! Since I lost a lot of weight, I am in the process of slowly replacing my wardrobe. One of the items I needed was a casual, go-to summer dress I can dress up or down depending on the occasion. I was thrilled when I spotted this dress, which is available in several colors and is under $50. Love that!

There were so many colors to choose from, but I ultimately chose blue because I love blue! This dress has short sleeves and a flattering twist design at the waist. It fits really well, and I found it to be comfortable for day-long wear. I definitely need to snap up another one in a different color!

It was a cool and casual day when I decided to wear my new dress. To keep myself warm, I opted for my trusty denim jacket and for walking, I chose these funky sneakers. This turned out to be a really comfortable outfit! I normally don’t think of wearing a dress as comfy, but this one shattered my preconceived notion! I look forward to wearing it casually this summer, as well as pairing the dress with wedge espadrilles for a dressier look. It will also look cute with sandals, flip flops, and flats. Love!

If you are looking for a casual dress under $50, I highly recommend this one! There are so many colors to choose from!

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Have you ever bought something and been surprised how comfortable it turned out to be?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

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