winter 2022


BAF Weekly IT List

winter style trends

BAF Weekly IT List from top left: small top handle bag (see review here) / Chanel spring nail polish / Dior spring top coat / cozy puffer jacket (avl in many colors!) / charcoal classic cut jeans / faux fur boots (on major sale and avl in many colors!) / soft hobo bag /

‘Tis the season to stay cozy! This cozy puffer jacket is available in several colors, and selling quickly. I have one in vegan leather, but the fabric version is equally fabulous and cozy; plus, it costs less. Love that!

If your toes are cold, you need warmer footwear! These faux fur boots are on major sale, plus, they are cozy, comfortable, and I can walk a lot in them. Love!

My handbag trend report for 2022 is coming up, and two trends you will find on it are hobo bags and small or mini bags. Plus, top handle bags are hot too. These two handbags are right on trend for the new year, and they are selling quickly since they are already popular on the streets. Love them!

February starts next week, and it is the month to wear red! Red is lucky for Lunar New Year, which occurs on February 1, 2022. Plus, National Wear Red Day is on February 4. We wear red on the 4th to raise awareness about heart health. Check out my post about it here. In addition to Lunar New Year, and heart health, Valentine’s Day is a fun day to wear red and/or pink. I plan on wearing a red bag since I don’t own very much red. Hopefully that will make my bank account lucky in the new lunar new year!

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Also in February, more virtual New York Fashion Week shows, which you can catch on NYFW.com. I will be covering the shows from home again this season. They will showcase Fall/Winter 2022/23. Time is moving quickly! Do you feel that too?

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for a fabulous February!

XOXO

Cathy


BAF Weekly IT List

weekly it list

BAF Weekly IT List from top left: periwinkle cardigan sweater (on major sale!) / Dior cruise nail polish / Dior spring top coat / Chanel spring nail polish / Dior cruise nail polish / small red hobo bag / faux leather pants / structured hobo bag (caramel color on sale) / small convertible handbag / black pouch bag / lug sole loafers / lug sole boots /

Winter is in full swing, and we are all starting to think about spring trends we can rock now; such as nail polish and hobo bags. These are easy ways to update our cold weather looks with a little touch of sunshine. Love that!

If you haven’t invested in a pair of leather, or faux leather pants yet, what are you waiting for? This is a huge trend which started last year, and designers are still loving the look well into 2022. Be careful when shopping for faux leather, as some types can look plasticky. If you love this trend, it’s worth spending a little bit more in order to ensure getting smooth and non-plastic-looking faux leather. The pair I own look amazing in person and are very soft to the touch; I highly recommend them!

Looking for a new handbag in 2022? I am working on my annual handbag trends article which will post later this month. In the meantime, think hobos, bucket bags, top handle lady bags, mini bags, and the continuation of the pouch. Leather is going to be soft, polished, or stamped exotic. Handbags are getting smaller with a more understated footprint. More details later this month!

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Thanks for stopping by! Stay tuned for a review of the hottest emerging IT bag of 2022! Here is a hint; it has been spotted on a few real housewives in Salt Lake City, Beverly Hills, and Orange County as well as a-list celebrities and trend setters. It’s small, structured, and fabulous. Can you guess?

XOXO
Cathy


San Jose winter street style

san jose winter street style
winter street style san sose

Wearing: sunglasses / earrings / puffer jacket (almost sold out, also love this one) / long sleeve collared tee shirt / G buckle belt / red slouchy hobo / dark wash jeans / spring nail polish / faux fur boots (on major sale!) /

It’s that chilly time of year when everyone in the south bay is bundling up in faux fur boots, jeans, and a puffer jacket or coat. This year, puffer jackets are everywhere. Not that they aren’t normally around, they are a winter staple, but this year they seem a little bit more popular.

I love this puffer jacket because it has a dramatic collar, and it is both comfortable and cozy. It’s no wonder almost all the sizes are sold out! There is a similar version of this jacket, which is made from fabric instead of vegan leather, it is equally fabulous and available in tons of colors. I might have to snap up a fun color for the rest of the season! I wear this jacket almost everyday!

My mom snapped these photos for me while we were walking to the new Dumpling Time restaurant at Santana Row in San Jose. This is a famed restaurant from the city which is known for their xlb dumplings. We were quite hungry when we arrived, and if you look at the photos below, you can see the two of us ordered a lot of food! haha

dumpling time santana row san jose

We ordered the pork xlb dumpling, spring rolls, pork dumplings, gyoza, har gow, lobster shu mai, and pork buns. It was a lot of food and we ended up taking roughly 1/3 of it home. My kids ended up eating the leftovers, and they loved them! Next time I go, I will take my whole family. My mom and I really enjoyed the food, and the service was very attentive and friendly. We loved it!

It’s always fun to add a new restaurant to the rotation. So, if you are local, be sure to check out the new Dumpling Time at Santana Row!

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Also, these faux fur boots are on sale! They come in several colors and they are very comfortable. I get a lot of arch pain, but these boots support my arches and I am pain free walking around in them. Love!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

winter street style