The best thing about blogging is getting to meet so many new people - like fashion blogger Suzy Walsh. Check out her amazing insight on this season's handbag trends below!
Most women have a fetish for shoes, handbags and accessories. No matter how many you own, you still want to shop more. Every season, designers come up with new collections, and besides the clothing and outfits, there are handbags that demand instant attention. Since this blog is about traveling, I thought of doing a post on handbags, which are easily one of the main essentials for ladies on the move. Here are the best picks from fall 2017 collections that you need to try.
Straps and more straps: Instead of the main handbag, many designers chose to work with heavy and funky straps. Mulberry had sling bags that had scarves wrapped on the straps, while Alexander Wang worked with amazing details for a hobo bag. There were others like Fendi, who worked with fur. The idea is to shift attention, and with a quirky and stylish strap, this job is done for sure. You can pair these handbags with trench coats, dresses and jumpsuits with ease.
Small and smaller: Well, micro mini handbags seem to be the flavour of the season. Coach, Mulberry, Tory Burch, and Fendi were some of the brands that worked with this trend in different ways. Probably not a practical choice, especially if like to carry the world in your handbag, but when it comes to fashion, you hardly need a reason anyway! These handbags can be perfect for those one-day outings, when you are traveling with the minimal essentials.
Larger than ever: If you are a traveller or someone who likes to pack everything in one bag, this is the trend for you. Basically, designers like Michael Kors, Altuzarra, and Gucci, worked with large bags that almost resembled a regular gym or duffle bag. The shapes were different, but the idea was quite obvious – big enough for everything, including your small laptop, makeup essentials, phone and tablet. These are ideal for long vacations, and for the fall, you can carry them anywhere, with a scarf/shawl to keep you warm.
Crocodile prints: We don’t support animal based fashion, and you shouldn’t either. The crocodile print, however, remains a big influence. The good thing is you can find all kinds of faux products, which almost feel and look same as real. Also, there are so many different styles in the same texture that you would be spoilt for choices. You can check the collections of Jason Wu, Fendi, Gucci and Mulberry to find a few ideas. The good thing is you can find a lot of cheaper options on online stores. You can get a clutch or a sling bag – as you like it - and don’t worry, this is a classic, so it will never get out of fashion.
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Author: Suzy Walsh is a fashion blogger, best known for herstint as the chief editor for the House of Elegance Fashion. She is also associated with many other blogs and websites as a guest author on fashion.
As part of my Valentine's Day gift, B took me to the Getty Villa - a gorgeous museum set into the hills on the PHC. Looking out over the ocean, the Getty Villa features exhibits from Roman and Greek history; but the true beauty is the museum itself. With herb gardens, koi ponds, and fountains at every corner, it is more than just a museum. Honestly, this is the perfect date spot! If you ever find yourself in the area, I would definitely check it out - you do need tickets (they are free online) but parking is only $15!
Giving an old piece new life is one of the best ways to add character to your closet. For me, "grandpa sweaters" are definitely my fashion guilty pleasure - talk about Breakfast Club vibes. Paired with your favorite jeans and closed toe heels, this look is fool proof. (& comfy)
All The Details:
Top: St. Croix
Shoes: Karen Scott
Bracelets: Tiffany & Co. and Divinity LA
In honor of making it halfway through the week, I wanted to share this super easy look with you all! I am in love with this hat (Brixton) that I found on sale in the men's department of Urban Outfitters, along with their Urban Renewal button down. I love the tie-dye/distressed feel of this top - it definitely helps soften the look. (And of course I couldn't leave out the gold-studded, leather bag)
All The Details:
Bottom: 7 For All Mankind
Shoes: Nine West
Button-Up: Urban Renewal (Urban Outfitters)
Bag: Under One Sky
Hat: Brixton (Urban Outfitters)
Happy Valentine's Day lovelies! With B being stationed in 29 Palms, I won't be spending Valentine's Day with him, but that's not stopping me from eating a whole box of chocolates and waiting for the weekend to catch Fifty Shades Darker - wishing you the best V-Day!
Lately my mind has been in a whirlwind, and sometimes it's hard to get a grasp on everything that is going on. Hiking is my one outlet where I get to completely clear my mind and refresh. Solstice Canyon has been my go-to trail since I first moved to California, and continues to be my favorite adventure spot. Here's a glimpse of B and I's latest expedition!
"KARMA" Charm Choker, Tribal Woven Bracelet/Anklet & Gold Feather Ring - The Karma Jungle
The Crisis Classroom is a charity focused on providing education and resources to refugees; it is also the featured charity of The Karma Jungle (from now until March 2017). This inspirational (and trendy) jewelry company uses their "charity line" as a way to connect their customers to some of the most beneficial charities. (All profits from this line are donated!) With strong bohemian inspiration and beautiful morals, The Karma Jungle is definitely a brand I look forward to keeping around my jewelry box!
Learn More & Shop The Karma Jungle:
I've recently been putting extra time into creating new features for the blog, but I HAD to take a moment to share my latest and greatest accessory finds with you all. My first love is this luggage-inspired, jeweled purse (ALDO). It is so unique and actually offers a lot of space. I also wanted to share these oxford inspired shoes (Shellys London). With a timeless silhouette, the Emmas are definitely an effortless statement piece!. (Out of all of my shoes, I get stopped the most for these cuties)
Hope ya'll have a great Monday!
All The Details:
Top: American Rag
Bottoms: American Eagle
Shoes: Shellys London
Bracelet: Tiffany & Co.
Some of my favorite pieces are from the men's department, and stealing looks from B is nothing new. There is no shame in expanding your wardrobe by sneaking some of your man's favorites! Once I fell in love with his (Wilson's Leather) hat, I just couldn't help myself! I paired it with a 70s - inspired kimono and long sleeved knit body con dress to add some femininity to a rather masculine accessory!
What I Am Wearing:
Kimono: Forever XII
Shoes: Style & Co.
What He Is Wearing:
Hat: Wilson's Leather