Handbags


Top IT bags for summer 2017

must have handbags summer 2017

Summer is upon us, this means it is time to ensure we are carrying the ultimate IT bags for the summer 2017 season. There are three handbags which stand out this summer, and are must-haves for anyone who covets the ultimate IT bag.

You might be wondering, how is an IT bag determined? Well, I have studied social media, sales trends, and also what people are carrying here on the streets of the San Francisco Bay Area. While some bags may appear to have status online, they don’t always have that same IT power on the street. If a bag is spotted regularly online via social media, and on the streets, plus it sells out quickly, then it has achieved coveted IT bag status.

Without further adieu, here are the three IT handbags to have this summer.

Chloe Nile

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*photo courtesy of Chloe

Chloe has done it again! They have conquered the IT bag market. The new Chloe Nile handbag is offered in two sizes, and has been deemed the “bracelet bag.” It features a fun, golden bracelet which can be used as a top handle or as decoration. The mini version of this IT bag holds little more then keys and a lipstick, while the medium-sized version can easily be worn everyday as it holds a wallet, keys, lipstick, smart phone, and glasses without a hard case.

I have spotted this bag on multiple women throughout Silicon Valley. This bag is hot right now, and can only get hotter!

If you are seeking the ultimate IT bag for summer, this is it! I am definitely eyeing this bag in black, I think it is so chic! They are hard to find in stock online, but I did find a few! So if you want to add the Chloe Nile handbag to your collection now, you can find it online here-but act fast! They are selling faster than a New York minute.

Chloe Nile in stock online:

Cult Gaia Ark Bag

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The Cult Gaia Ark bag is hotter then hot. It also happens to be under $150! A-ma-zing! It is extremely rare for an IT bag to be so affordable! While this might not be the most practical of the IT bag family, it definitely wins in the unique style department. You can easily tie a scarf on the handle to make the bag match your outfit, or you can line the bag with a colorful scarf, allowing your own personal style to shine through the cracks of the bag. It is great for the beach, poolside, or as an everyday bag. Love!

This is a bag I have spotted on the arms of women here in the San Francisco Bay Area, plus it was carried by a lot of other fashion and style bloggers at the recent rewardStyle conference. The Cult Gaia Ark is a popular bag on the street, and via social media!

This is another IT bag which sells out quickly, and can be hard to find. Thankfully, it is currently in stock online here. If you love it, snap one up ASAP! You can also read my full review.

Cult Gaia Ark bag in stock online:

JW Anderson Pierce Bag

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The JW Anderson Pierce Bag is getting hotter as we speak. This street style star first gained IT bag status last fall when it peppered the streets of New York at fashion week. The bag’s popularity has grown, and it has become a must-have bag for the summer 2017 season. Look for it in classic black, red, and seasonal dark blush. Swoon!

There is also a cross-body mini version available, so if carrying a bag in your forearm is not your thing. The cross-body version has a pretty chain strap which allows the bag to be worn as a shoulder bag, or cross body bag. Love!

I have spotted a few of these on the streets of San Francisco, but it really shined when I was in New York. This is the bag I get the most compliments on when I wear it, and I have had multiple women ask me how I got my hands on mine. This is a great IT bag to own if you want one which is a little bit on the rare side.

You can find the JW Anderson Pierce bag online here, but not for long! It has been selling quickly too. I love this bag and find myself wearing it constantly. You can read my complete here.

JW Anderson Pierce Bag in stock online:

There you have it! Three IT bags to own this summer 2017 season. I love the fact that there is finally a bag on the list under $150!! It is so rare to find an IT bag which is affordable, and super cute!

What do you think of the bags which made the list? Are they your style?


Boutique Mexico Stella tote review

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Pictured: pink and orange tote c/o Boutique Mexico, this is the Stella tote in medium.

If you are wondering where the next big thing in fashion will come from, it will come from Mexico. Mexico is starting to gain recognition in the fashion industry through their hand-made brands, and couture designers. One of the hot brands from Mexico to watch, and shop from, is Boutique Mexico.

Boutique Mexico not only combines traditional Mexican craftsmanship with fashion, they enable artists to rise above poverty and help their communities achieve economic stability. Isn’t that amazing! You can read abut their entire story online here. Love!

The Stella tote by Boutique Mexico is hand-made by artisans in Oaxaca, Mexico. It is hand-woven with plastic, making it a great tote for all-around use. I love wearing mine as a handbag, as seen here, or as a beach tote. It can be worn for any occasion where a tote is needed! I love the addition of the hand-made tassels; they add a fashion-forward and fun element to the bag itself.

This spring, I have been carrying my denim jacket, a book, wallet, sunglasses, lipstick, iPhone, and keys around in my Stella tote. Even with all of these items I still have plenty of room inside the tote bag in case my kids want me to carry something for them. It is really roomy!

Tassels are a huge trend right now in fashion. The tassels on the Stella tote make it on-trend; plus they are so cute and fun! Love them! The tote comes in a variety of colors, but the orange and pink version is my favorite.

Boutique Mexico has amazing products in addition to handbags. They offer hand-made jewelry, accessories and more! Each product is made in a different village or town in Mexico. It really is a one-stop-shop for Mexican fashion and gifts. Love it!

The medium size tote is shown in this post; which is extremely roomy. There is also a large version which is great for travel, poolside, or the beach. In addition to the Stella tote, Boutique Mexico has a large selection of handbags to choose from, all of which are hand-made!

You can find the Boutique Mexico Stella tote online here, or visit the whole shop at BoutiqueMexico.com.


Denim for spring 2017

denim trend spring summer 2017

From top left: espadrilles / shoulder bag / denim dress / white denim jacket (must-have closet staple for spring!) / striped slides (on my wish list) / patchwork jeans / cropped jeans / wedges / denim hobo bag

Denim for spring 2017 is a huge trend which originated on the runways. Of course, one could argue that denim is always hot, but this season, it is hotter than hot! So it ground-breaking, in a way. Ha!

This is a fabulous trend for spring and summer since denim is casual by nature; and denim is always comfortable! This means you can look fashionable, and fabulous, while wearing something practical, washable, and comfortable. Love that!

Denim is being found on everything for spring from shoes to handbags to accessories to clothing. There is something for everyone in denim this season. Even on a hot summer day, when jeans are too thick, you can rock a denim handbag or a pair of denim shoes, and still be wearing the denim trend for spring and summer.

In the collage above, I placed my favorite pieces in denim for spring 2017. I have also included more of my favorite denim pieces for spring in the scroll bar below. How do you plan to wear denim for spring this year? Is this a trend you plan to rock for spring and summer 2017?