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Windblown on the beach in a floral jumpsuit for summer

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wearing: Chanel sunglasses / YSL lipstick / rose gold dangle earrings / floral jumpsuit (under $140!!) / Chloe handbag / rose gold cuff / summer nail polish / black leather watch / pink platform wedge espadrilles (so comfy!!)

Jumpsuits are everywhere this summer season! I have always been afraid of trying to wear a jumpsuit. I am only 5’4″ which is on the cusp of being petite. This puts me in a position where I often find petite clothing does not fit, yet regular sized clothing is too large for my short frame. When it comes to a jumpsuit, this poses a problem since petite jumpsuits do not offer enough room in the torso, and regular sized jumpsuits are too long.

I keep seeing people wearing jumpsuits; and they look so cute! This inspired me to just bite the bullet and try to make a regular sized jumpsuit work; after all, you can alter something too large, but you cannot add to something which is too short.

This floral jumpsuit for summer caught my eye; plus the price was right. I took a chance and ordered it online. Of course when it arrived, I noticed it was too long. This was an easy fix. I could either shorten it, or I could be lazy and wear it with platform espadrilles; I chose the latter.

Since I am long-waisted, and typically wear regular sizes on top, and petite on the bottom, this worked out perfectly for the jumpsuit. Apparently I CAN wear a regular size jumpsuit due to my long waist! Yay! The jersey fabric turned out to be extremely comfortable and easy to wear.

As you can tell, I am at the beach! We snapped these photos after dinner during our recent trip to Los Angeles. We enjoyed a yummy Italian dinner at Mangiamo’s in Manhattan Beach. The wind was blowing extremely hard; and it started to get a little bit chilly after dinner. Despite the cool, windy weather, my ten-year-old daughter snapped these photos for me on the beach. The lighting wasn’t optimal, but she did a great job!

If you are looking for a comfortable jumpsuit which is easy to pack in a suitcase, and stays wrinkle-free, this jumpsuit is perfect! The price is right too.

What do you think of the current jumpsuit trend? Will you be jumping on it this season?

Stay tuned! I have a recap post coming up next week which details our recent road trip to Los Angeles, and all the fun things we saw, and did!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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Designer sales to kick off summer 2017

The designer sales are here! This means we can all find fabulous items from Chloe, Valentino, Gucci, Manolo Blahnik, Stella McCartney, Balenciaga, Aquazzura, and more on major sale! Yay!

I’m in shock! My favorite leopard print pumps are on major sale! These pumps are classic, pointy tote high heels which are made from suede and offer a classic leopard print. They are super comfortable, and I have actually had to run in them! No joke! My middle child used to like to run away from us, and I had to chase her down so she would not run into the street while wearing these heels a couple of years ago. Thankfully she has outgrown the dangerous running habit; seriously, it was stressful!

If you are looking for a fabulous pair of pumps, these are perfect! They are comfortable, classic, and since leopard print is hot for summer 2017, and fall 2017, they are on trend! Love that!

In addition to my beloved heels being on major sale, there are a few Chloe Drew’s on sale! I have one in off-white and I love it. If you have been eyeing the Chloe Drew, now is the time to snap one up!

I also found a couple of Balenciaga City Tote’s on sale! Eeeek! They NEVER go on sale. I bought a City Tote back in 2009 and I still love it. These are great casual handbags which are also extremely classic. If you have been on the fence about getting one, this is a great opportunity to grab one at a great price!

There are so many amazing deals right now so I rounded them up and placed my favorites in the collage below.

from top left: one shoulder top (so hot and on trend right now!!) / Balenciaga City Tote (amazing deal!!) / My beloved Manolo Blahnik leopard print pumps on major sale! / Aquazzura “Wild Thing” low heeled sandals (fabulous price!) / wide-leg jeans (this style is major right now! Such a great deal!) / Chloe Drew (great deal!!)

There are so many fabulous designer items on sale around the web right now. I sorted through them all and found the best deals on classic and on-trend items I think you would love. I know I love them!! Without further adieu, here are my picks from the designer sales!

Best spring/summer designer shoes on sale:

Best spring/summer designer handbags on sale:

Best spring/summer designer clothing on sale:

What are you planning to snap up from the designer sales? I’m eyeing the Aquazzura shoes, and the mini Chloe Drew.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Top IT bags for summer 2017

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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?