I’m sure all of you are loving the great handbags out this fall. The colors are amazing, and I’m loving Kate Spades Gorgeous grey handbags. It’s always fun to buy a great handbag, but filling it with the essential everyday belongings is just as important. We never know when we are going to need something on the spur of the moment.
Handbag essentials doesn’t stop at your wallet and a tube of your favorite lipstick. I have a list of belongings that I keep on hand for those last minute needs. It’s amazing when you have kids , how much you need crazy little things. I always keep a pack of my favorite gum, and mints in my handbag. Of course your going to need them after lunch before talking to people. I keep my favorite pair of sunglasses on hand. I wear sunglasses always. It keeps you from squinting, and is overall healthier for your eyes. Chronic squinting causes wrinkles, which we want to keep at bay for as long as we can. Have you ever been out somewhere, and your child drops something on their shirt, and your headed somewhere? Well that’s why I keep my tide pen in there. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to pull that out for use. They are wonderful , and literally erases every little spot. I have no idea what I’d do if they never invented those.
One item that I always keep in my handbag is my calender book. I’m such a visual person, and I need to see on paper what I have going on. I like to look at the head of each month , and it helps me schedule appts, and such . You can see your open days versus your crazy days.
The last item that I’m addicted to is my Burts Bees lip balm. I have no idea why I love it so much, but I keep my lip balm in there and use it constantly. My lips never get chapped, and I love that it’s all natural.
Well those are my essentials. What is in your handbag?
I’m sure you all know by now how popular ripped jeans have become. The old style of the 80’s has made a comeback only with an edgy twist. The look of Rock tshirts paired with your favorite ripped jeans or even a look that is edgy , but at the same time , a very fun look. The look of KateBeckinsale in NYC this past weekend wearing ripped jeans , and the off -the-shoulder top is as fun as it gets.
The look was very popular in the late 80’s , early 90’s when grunge was taking over the runway. You saw the ripped jeans paired with the Doc Martens of that era, and now it’s even more fashionable to add some great heels or your very favorite flats to the ensemble. I’m loving the summer look of the off the shoulder ruffled tops that you can find just in about every store you walk into. Paige Denim Sells my all time favorite ripped jeans look. The brand makes them in just about every color of denim , including black. They can be rolled up with the shorter look, or left alone if you are wanting to wear a longer heel. The ripped jeans look has made a comeback , and I think it will be around for a long while in the fashion world.
If you are heading to one of your favorite concerts, grab your favorite pair and ensemble it with your favorite rock tshirt. They are perfect for any casual gathering or even your favorite concert for that matter. You have to admit that Kate has rocked the look!
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It seems like forever that I can remember wearing a one piece bathing suit. Believe it or not, when I was younger , I use to think that only older women wore them. I have since lived my days in a two piece, until this year. The newest fashion trend in swim wear is the spectacular one pieces you are seeing everywhere. Am I rethinking my older women thought? Absolutely! Amazing designers are coming out with monokinis, as well as the bandeau one pieces. These suits are made for every single body type, and it’s amazing how great and classy they look. Boutiques as well as big department stores are carrying every single design. J Crew has come out with a gorgeous design for the bandeau swimsuit. This is perfect for anyone who doesn’t want any tan lines on their upper half, and for the girl who wants more coverage through the bottom half. H&M has some beautiful designs as well as colors for the infamous monokini. The great swimsuit,that only Kim Kardashian made famous some years back. This is a gorgeous look for the Caribbean feel, or even a great vacation . The monokini is made for a more sexier look with the sides cut up high from the top of the torso to the top of the hip. It has a more edgy look and feel. Kylie and Kendall Jenner have come out with their own line of one piece swim suits at Topshop. They have the sporty one piece swim suits that would be suitable for water sports such as water skiing , or wave running with gorgeous colors and a great fit. These one piece swimsuits are perfect for any body type. Maybe it’s time to ditch the bikinis .
There is nothing I love more than to go on vacation and feel and look comfortable, but looking out together. The days of wearing tanks and shorts over your bathing suit are long gone. These days Caftans are the mainstay in beach and resort wear. You can even wear them over a pair of great shirts or a skirt for a night time look.
There are so many great ways to wear caftans even if your not headed on a vacation , or even to the pool. The multitude of designs in the stores are amazing. If you are going after a more conservative look, the caftans with darker colors would be the key. They have ones that tie in the front, or even ones that can be worn as a cardigan. The caftan material is usually made with a light breezy feel, or even some are in linen material to keep it light and airy in the summer.
I have filled my summer wardrobe up with a few great ones that I wear during the day, or even to the pool. They have great ones out at stores likeH & M, or J Crew. They have gorgeous written all over them!