In the words of one of my favorite rappers, Jeezy, I need a vacation! So, I’m counting down the days until Friday, because I will be off until next Thursday. After the last few weeks I’ve had, professionally and personally, I had to cash in some of my vacation days. Since the 4th of July/paid holiday fell on a Tuesday, I decided to take the Monday before and Wednesday after off. So, I might use this time to pack one of my duffel bags and take a quick solo weekend dress getaway.
In college, I learned the importance of having a duffel bag, because you never know you need one until you do. Duffel bags are clutch for overnight visits, quick weekend getaways, or a gym bag. If you are in the market for a new duffel bag or need to add one to your life, keep reading to see some of my favorite picks.
Well, based on pictures from some of my favorite fashion girls on Instagram, this summer is going to be all about having a chic straw bag. Personally, I can’t recall owning a straw bag that I bought with my own money. I do recall a couple of Easters when my mom accessorized my Easter dress with a white straw purse. The bags were cute, but totally not my decision. Now, that straw bags are having their moment, I guess I need to make a decision or should I say “draw straws” (I crack myself up sometimes) on if I’m going to be carrying around a straw bag this summer.
So, If you are interested in hopping on the straw bag train, keep reading to see how to get in on this trend.
For the past couple of months, I’ve been on this kick of trying new ways to challenge myself. For the majority of the time, I’ve just been challenging my eating habits and shopping habits. However, after I posted about small everyday bags, I knew I wanted to try it the small everyday bag life. Although it was a challenge to downsize from large tote to tiny crossbody, I figured it out. In the process, it allowed me to really assess what were my everyday needs. Therefore, I was able to narrow down my list of small bag essentials for everyday.
Receipts and empty gum and straw wrappers mostly filled up my everyday tote bag. After realizing that I pretty much carry a well-made leather trash bag everyday, I sorted out my basic everyday essentials. Keep reading to see my basic basics.
One of the things that I’ve always been mesmerized by is holographic bags. I’m not sure, but my love of holographic bags might stem from my childhood addiction to Gem and the Holograms. I’m talking about the cartoon NOT that horrific real life movie they put out last year, which I’m still salty about.
Anyway, holographic accessories are my favorite way to add some to my adult wardrobe without it being to teen bop or faux futuristic. While doing my usual daily online window shopping, I noticed that there are some pretty amazing holographic purse and bags out there. Is holographic going to be in for spring? If so, I’m in!
Let’s get into these fabulous holographic bags I spotted.
I’ve been slowly getting out of my comfort level when it comes to my style. Another element I want to adjust is my everyday handbag selection. Well, I really shouldn’t call it a selection, because its either my brown or black tote. So boring. However, I’ve been looking into other styles and color for a handbag, but mainly I’m looking for a small everyday bag.
I’m not completely sold on the exact look, but I would like a traditional shoulder bag and a neutral color or print. Since spring is coming, neutral and paste colors are on my radar. So, here are some options for smaller everyday bags that I can easily add to most of my everyday looks.