summer 2021

BAF Weekly IT List

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BAF Weekly IT List from top left: blue v-neck sweater (on major sale) / lipstick / fall nail polish (check out my review) / Gucci sneakers / white puff sleeve tee / classic black satchel / convertible cross body bag (IT bag under $300) / ’90’s style hobo bag /

Fall is in the air! Well, not really, it’s over 90 degrees outside. That being said, we are all starting to think about, and shop for, the fall season! Love!

This year, the fall season brings more than just moderate temperatures. It brings back a feeling of normalcy we didn’t have last year. Fall 2021 is offering our children in-person school with a normal schedule, normal sports schedules, travel, and a normal schedule we did not have the opportunity to enjoy last year. So as we all shop for fall, it’s more than just new clothing or nail polish, it’s a fresh start and a renewed sense of joy. I am here for it!

I love looking ahead to fall events and activities, which means more than just loungewear and jeans. It means a possible dress, flowing skirt, and a renewed anticipation of having fun at traditional fall events. I am looking forward to attending football games, parties, traveling, and more!

As shoppers look towards the same normalcy we do, they are building up their wardrobes with classic IT bags, and IT bags which offer a ’90’s vibe. Nail polish for fall is dark and neutral. Clothing has color, and offers some practicality. More on all these trends in August on the blog!

The best items to invest in early in the season are IT bags, fall nail polish, and a fabulous pair of sneakers for walking and travel. Clothing always seems to be last to hit store shelves, and a lot more is coming! So stay tuned! In the meantime, this lightweight blue sweater is perfect for transitioning from summer into fall, and this puff sleeve top is on trend for both summer and fall. There is an all-white trend coming up this fall season; stay tuned!

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Thanks for stopping by and look forward to upcoming fall coverage in August!


National Lipstick Day 2021

National Lipstick Day 2021 from top left: Dior lipstick / Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom / ShadeM liquid lipsticks / Chanel Rouge Coco /

Happy National Lipstick Day 2021! This is always such a fun day, because we can celebrate our favorite lipsticks, and maybe indulge in a new one or two! Love that!

Let me share my favorite lipsticks with you. I am a huge fan of this Dior lipstick, the ShadeM liquid lipsticks, and all of Chanel’s Coco Rouge line. My favorite’s from 2021 are pictured above.

My favorite types of lipsticks are sheer, with just the right drop of color; although, sometimes I love wearing a pigment lipstick such as the liquid lipsticks from ShadeM.

What are your favorite lipsticks? Do you prefer cream, sheer, or gloss?

Thanks for stopping by, and have a fabulous National Lipstick Day 2021!


BAF Weekly IT List

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BAF Weekly IT List from top left: linen joggers (so comfy-my summer go-to pants!) / summer nail polish: sparkling brown, sparkling gold / fall nail polish / mini tote (on major sale!) / black convertible IT bag (under $300) / booties with chain details (on sale under $100-hot trend for fall!) / classic IT bag / Gucci sneakers / running shoes /

Don’t let the dark hues in this week’s IT List scare you! This upcoming fall season is all about color; that being said, some things in the fashion realm will be neutral, and dark. So get ready to mix and match!

This fall season we are seeing dark neutrals for nail polish; note the fall nail polish hue from Chanel in the graphic above. My full review of Chanel’s fall nail polish collection will be ready in roughly one week, but I digress. . . shoes and handbags are being shown in neutral colors; look for black, dark brown, grey, and various shades of putty and tan. This will allow you to have some fun with your clothing, which will be more colorful than in autumn past. Love!

That being said, summer clothing and accessories are still hot right now! As temperatures rise, and stay up through September, we all need cool clothing and accessories to match. These linen pants are hot right now; since they keep you cool. Sneakers are also selling like hot cakes as people return to traveling and need a good pair of walking shoes, which are also fashionable. I mean, aren’t these Gucci sneakers fabulous? They are comfortable too. Love them!

Affordable and classic IT bags are all the rage as we all scramble to update our wardrobes and get away from loungewear right now. These classic IT bags are perfect to wear now and forever.

Have you noticed chains everywhere? I will go deep into the chain trend later this month, but right now we all need to focus on this pair of chain detail booties. They are a fall bootie, and currently part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale which features both summer and new fall merchandise. I picked up a pair in black and they are super comfortable, and the chain detail is amazing! One thing you don’t see in the photo; they zip up in the back making these booties easy to get in and out of. Love that!

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The Nordstrom sale is currently going on, and a lot of items have been selling out. Check out my favorites from the sale here.

Thinking of road tripping to Disneyland? My Disney recap is on the blog, right here.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a fabulous weekend!