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NYFW street style handbags fall 2019: YSL shoulder bags

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pictured: YSL handbag worn by Kali of In-Spades / location: Spring Studios New York

OK, so I took a ton of notes at fashion week to see which handbags were hot on the street. Unfortunately, I was so busy taking notes, I failed to snap a bunch of photos! Man, I am out of practice! Thankfully, I had enough sense to get this one photo of a YSL shoulder bag carried by Kali of In Spade Blog before the Nonie runway show at Spring Studios.

Every season there are several handbags which are favored by guests of New York Fashion Week. This season there seemed to be an overwhelming presence of YSL shoulder bags. By overwhelming, I mean you could hardly find any other trend in handbags on the street. This was the bag style favored by the fashion set.

While there wasn’t one stand-out YSL shoulder bag style, there was a general sense that you needed a YSL shoulder bag in your life; any style or model would do. Of course, with any trend, there are a few rules. The YSL shoulder bag could not be jumbo, or on the large side. The New York Fashion Week street style handbags rule of thumb this season was small, or medium; nothing large. Your YSL bag should be small or medium; and if your bag was not YSL, it should still be small or medium. Not nano, large, or jumbo; just small or medium. You should be able to fit your wallet, sunglasses and phone inside your handbag, if not, your bag is too small.

In addition to YSL shoulder bags, there were several versions of square handbags, train cases, and small lady bags on the streets of New York Fashion Week. Handbags offered nontraditional shapes, and were free of logos. PVC handbags were also prominent on the streets of New York Fashion Week. Also, anyone carrying Louis Vuitton was not carrying the monogram vernis. They were carrying LV bags which were recognizable, but free of logos. Take note.

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What do you think of the YSL shoulder bag trend? Are you loving it, or do you prefer one of the other street style handbag trends from New York Fashion Week?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


New Year fitness goals and a street to gym look

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wearing: adidas sweatershirt / adidas pants / adidas Superstar shoes /

Happy New Year! OK, so technically it is the end of January, so we are looking at roughly eleven more months of 2019, but a girl can craft her goals a few weeks late right?

The new year is proving to be extremely busy! I need to squeeze in my workouts between my children’s schedule, my work schedule, and life in general. I am so thankful for the clothing from adidas! I know I’ve said it before, they have the best attire for getting through my day; and slipping in a workout. Street to gym outfits are my saving grace! Who has time to change?? Not I!

Since 2019 is a busy year already, and I don’t see it slowing down anytime soon, my new fitness routine will be a bit different than it has been in the past. To start off the year, my January and February workout routine will include cardio, strength, and interval training. I plan to switch things up in March.

My fitness goals in the new year is to try and lose ten pounds while building strength back up in my core; which became quick weak after my surgery last year. I did lose five pounds last year, so I am getting there! With this new routine, I am confident it will be easier to reach my goals.

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Here is my current workout routine for January and February to kick-start my fitness goals:

  • Monday: Step class
  • Tuesday: rest day/20 minute walk with the kids
  • Wednesday: Treadmill and weights
  • Thursday: rest day/20 minute walk with the kids
  • Friday: Bodypump class
  • Saturday: Spin class or family hike outside.
  • Sunday: Cardio kickboxing before church

In addition to this new workout routine, I plan to continue counting calories, avoid sugar, and eat carbs at breakfast and lunch, not dinner. I will keep you posted on how this works! I don’t really go for fad diets, so eating healthy, and timing my carbs, is how I will proceed.

Like I mentioned before, my schedule is packed. My busy days don’t allow much time for me to change before or after my workouts. Athleisure looks from adidas are my saving grace. I save so much time in their street to gym clothing and accessories!

For more street style worthy ensembles, that are perfect for the gym too, be sure to check out adidas.com.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

*sponsored by adidas, all thoughts and opinions are my own

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Holidays 2018 IT list

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holidays 2018 IT list from top left: brown teddy coat-faux fur / clear tote bag / holiday nail polish / fleece pull-over / faux fur trimmed bootie / turtleneck sweater /

If you have been following along for awhile, then you know I am all about IT items! If you are new here, welcome! Periodically I recap the current IT items of the moment. The whole reason I go to fashion week twice a year is to forecast the trends we will wear in real life. Then from there, the trends get narrowed down by what buyers stock on shelves, and what actually sells. If an item of the moment takes off, it is more than just a trend, it is an IT item.

What defines an IT item? This could be debated. In my opinion, an IT item is something that not only reflects a current trend, it starts a trend and sells out quickly. The items in this post are either IT items which are selling quickly, or they are affordable choices from hot IT trends. I hope you love these trends as much as I do!

  • The Teddy Coat in brown: OK, so teddy coats, or faux fur coats, have been in style for several winter seasons, but this season the ultimate IT teddy coat is in teddy bear brown. You can wear other colors, but the ultimate must-have hue of the moment is brown. The one pictured above is selling out quickly-so snap it up! I bought it in grey and wish I bought the brown one too while it was in stock. Silly me!
  • Clear Tote Bags: The hottest trend in handbags right now, that people actually wear, is the clear tote bag. (cough cough-no-one actually wears fanny packs in real life as cross body bags. Like “fetch,” it’s not going to happen.) The trend in handbags people are actually buying and wearing is the clear tote. The ultimate IT bag of the clear tote world is this cute little one by Staud. You can check out my review of the smaller version here. The larger size, pictured above, is the most popular size they make.
  • Chanel Insolence nail polish: This color is almost sold out, so if you want it, snap it up now! Chanel is usually the one with the IT nail polish hues of the season, so this is not a shocker. This is the only IT nail polish color right now, so if you want IT nails, this is your color!
  • Fleece Pull-Over: The fleece pull-over is a classic, everyday casual piece. This season, it is more popular than usual. Everyone is wearing one! Leave your ski jacket for the slopes, the ultimate cozy cover-up on casual days is the fleece pull-over. The one pictured above is a soft and affordable version which fits nicely into this trend.
  • Faux Fur Trim Booties: Faux fur trimmed booties are a classic cold weather staples. The flat version is hotter than hot this year. The one pictured above is an affordable way to rock this IT shoe trend. If you like the pair I wore on the blog last month, it’s on sale and can be found online here.
  • Turtleneck Sweaters: Turtleneck sweaters are another classic that has put itself front and center this season. The IT sweater of the moment is the turtleneck. You can find body conscious versions such as this one, or the relaxed one above.

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There you have it! The current IT list of the moment. Which item is your favorite from the list?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

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