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TREND WATCH: Clear Purses and Bags

One of my favorite bags I’ve ever owned is a clear tote bag that I got from Baker Shoes back when I was in the 9th grade. It was just a simple clear final tote; no zippers, closures, or details. Despite the fact that it was so basic, I got so many compliments on it. I got that bag back in the spring of 1996 and 22 years later, clear purses and bags are back.

Clear Purses & Bags for Fall | STAINED COUTURE

I recently fell down a rabbit hole of scouting possible purse contenders for fall. However, I couldn’t get over all the clear and semi-clear purse options out there. Also, they will be clutch for football season, since you have to have clear bags when entering stadiums. Now I’m wondering should I get a clear bag for fall. We’ll see, but check out some of my favorite clear bags as I try to remember what happened to my clear tote from 22 years ago.

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IN MY BAG: Summer 2018

Summer isn’t over, yet. We still have another month or so before we can officially welcome fall. However, now that the weather is trying to cool down and kids are back in school, it might as well be fall. I’m not going to miss much about summer, because it was hot and stressful. However, one thing I will miss is the bag I carried for most of the summer, which is also my favorite thing I bought recently. Although it wasn’t big, you wouldn’t believe all things that I would have in my bag at any given time.

IN MY BAG: Summer 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

The bag I carried most of the summer is round straw bag by Hat Attack. When I saw it online, I thought it was white with silver detail. However, it’s actually a really light gray with silver straw. I love it and I’ve gotten so many compliments on it. However, keep reading for all the details on what’s been lurking in my bag all summer.

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Lazy Girl’s Guide To Packing For Vacation

Up until my mid-20s, I used to hate traveling for vacation. It was just an absolute headache and that was back when I didn’t have to be responsible for any of the financing. However, I eventually learned to not only like traveling, but love it. I was able to do this my simplifying as many elements of traveling as possible, starting with creating a guide to packing for vacation.

Lazy Girl's Guide To Packing for Vacation | STAINED COUTURE

When I pack for vacation, I start by being realistic of what I’m going to need. I loathe over-packing. Not only are your carrying around waste, but depending on if you’re flying, it can cost you a lot of money. So, I’ve become very conscious of what I really need to bring when on vacation. Not to mention, bringing too many options will leave room for you to overthink. Who wants to overthink anything on vacation, let alone which color shorts to wear? Not me. Minus the basic denim shorts and basic tees, here’s what I include in my guide to packing for vacation.

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Planning My Summer Wardrobe

This past weekend, I came to the realization that Memphis isn’t getting a Spring this year. Having to deal with 90+ degrees weather in the middle of May is ridiculous. So, to help soothe this depressing understand, I decide to start planning my summer wardrobe.

Prepping Summer Wardrobe 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

Keep reading to see what three items are I’m wanting to add to my summer wardrobe this year.

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Handbags for Spring 2018

Spring is here and all I’ve been wanting to do is add spring-worthy pieces to my closet. In my opinion, the best way to transition your wardrobe from season to the next is with accessories. So, that’s why I’m starting with adding handbags for spring to my life.

Hnadbags for Spring 2018 / STAINED COUTURE

To see what bags I’m leaning into this season, keep reading.

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