Handbag Collection

I love bags. Then again I love planners. I also LOVE the Steelers. I have of love to go around. I  shared my Declutter 101: Handbags & Accessories and I wanted to share a closer look at my handbag collection. A lot of the bags that I decided to keep are not only staples that will last me for, but a few are designer as well. Take a look at my beauties below:

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All the bags that I decided to keep are bags that I interchange frequently. Usually when I use a bag I’ll use it for a few months before switching to another. The Victoria Secret’s bags each have a different purpose. The larger black one I love to throw everything into. You need days like those. The Pink one is for the beach (Nicki Minaj voice), and the black and pink one I use for a variety of things.

I could never have enough black bags. Each one has a different purpose. There’s my quilted one which is my go to for a night out. Then there’s my drawstring bucket bag that I love, but I don’t wear as much simply because it doesn’t fit my planner. It’s become more of a weekend bag for running errands.

Lastly, my designer bags. The Louis Vuitton and Coach bags were my moms and I could never give those away. I wear the Coach one more frequently opposed to the Louis Vuitton one. When it comes to designer bags that I would like to add to my collection I would like the Michael Kors ‘Selma’ in black and yellow and the Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM in the Monogram print. Other than that I’m pretty happy with my bags. You do not have to spend a lot of money on a purse and yes, I wear all of my bags. No sense in keeping everything pretty. Use what you have.

Links to bags featured/similar styles are below:

Declutter 101: Handbags & Accessories

My handbags and accessories are an area, similar to my pantry, that I’ve hesitated to declutter. I’ve had no problem getting rid of things in my closet, but when it coms to my handbags especially, it’s difficult. A lot of my jewelry from Forever 21, H&M, etc., has been accumulated over the years, but I don’t really wear it. The main purpose of this declutter was to keep what I absolutely loved, donate what I didn’t use, and to toss any broken jewelry that I had hoarded.

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Fashion Forward Friday [V.17]: National Handbag Day

Happy Friday! It’s crazy that there’s only about two and half months left in 2014. While scrolling through Instagram, I came across a post that said today, October 10th, is National Handbag Day. What better way to celebrate the day than with showing off my three of my most used handbags.

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In my handbag collection I have downsized a lot and some are high end and a lot are low end. In purchasing bags now I like to add pops of color, but I also focus on the structure to see just how durable it will be. Despite all the handbags I have the three above are the ones I interchange the most. During college I had no interest in smaller bags, but being on the go on a daily basis I use them constantly. If I ever need anything more, I’ll just toss it into one of my bigger purses.

 

 

 

Fashion Forward Friday [V.7] — Closet Downsize

IMG_0585-1I am going to be moving rooms sometime later this month and I currently have an entire room dedicated to my clothes, shoes, accessories. For the most part it is organized, but like most closets it gets crazy every now and then. Before I change rooms I’ll do a mini-closet tour with my storage & organization so stay tuned for that.

Winter is almost over as March quickly slides by and I went through my closet taking out clothes, shoes, and accessories that I don’t wear. It wasn’t hard for me to do this being that I donate at the end of every season. All of my donations go to my Church’s clothes closet.

I was inspired to really look deep in my closet and donate things I don’t use by YouTuber, PinkSoFoxy. I’ve been obsessed with her videos as of late with how she has been downsizing all of her possessions with her recent move. It’s inspired me to look within my own possession and my closet was the perfect start.

IMG_0591-1Going through my clothes was easy because as I stated already I had donated items before. I really just went through and took out pieces that were no longer my style or that I could no longer fit.

This time around I really focused more so on shoes and accessories being that it’s so hard for me to part with those, especially my shoes. Here’s the shoes I decided to part with.

IMG_0588-1It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be when it came to narrowing down my shoes. I had boots on my shoe shelf that I hadn’t worn since high school and they had been sitting in my collection going on nearly 5 years, When I purchased them of course I wore them, but time passed and my style changed and I did not wear them as I did before. I was holding on to shoes as more of a ‘count’ of a collection than actually having them as ‘staples’ in my collection. From the picture above I did give away 2 pairs of boots, a pair of heels, flats, wedges, and combat boots, oxfords, and 6 pairs of sandals. My sandals are brand new being that they were impulse buys. Thankfully I do not shop like that anymore. I narrowed down half the size of my sandal collection and the ones I kept I wear all the time in rotation.

IMG_0594-1Next up were my accessories which included not only jewelry, but I downsized my nail polish collection and my overflow of lotions. I surprisingly had no problem doing this and I kept telling myself that the pieces needed a new home and I did not need to continue to hold on to items I wasn’t using. I gave away basically all of my colorful pieces being that I stick to basic silver/gold these days. I also gave away some belts that I wasn’t wearing along with necklaces that just aren’t my style. Two bags that I had received prior I never used in the past 6 months so I’m donating those as well. The lotions I’m giving away were never used and I received them in gift bags and the scents just aren’t for me.

My nail polish collection is where a lot of my money went into my first 2 years of college being that I was obsessed. I bought every color from multiple brands, but at this point in life I’m not into it anymore and a lot of the polishes were only used once so it was time to give them away. I had went through my collection before and donated 25+ bottles to my church and friends and this time around I was happy to donate more polishes that I no longer use. I like the collection that i have now. To see what my collection in its entirety looked like before check out my Nail Polish Collection post.

I’m so glad to have went through my closet and during my ‘mini-move’ who knows what I’ll want to give away again. Right now I’m content with the pieces I own and I have no need or desire to expand at this time. Next up is my bedroom and seeing going through what I don’t use again. Excited to bring you all along for the journey. Thanks for reading and stay tuned!

FASHION FORWARD FRIDAY [V.5] — JustFab Review

JustFab_logo1-300x151JustFab is one of my favorite companies that I have ever ordered from. Just incase you’ve never heard of it, it’s a semi-subscription website that offers shoes, handbags, accessories, and now a few clothing pieces; primarily denim. Every thing is $39.95 + free shipping and upon signing up you get an amazing discount. Sometimes you can get two for the price of one, certain products under $20, or 20% off. It all depends on the promotion they are having at the time for new members.

When you sign up you take a ‘Fashion Personality Quiz,’ which asks you a series of questions with pictures on what shoes you like, the style of handbag you prefer, etc. Once you’re done with that you will have a boutique set up for you every month with styles picked based off the survey you took.

I’ve purchased 3 items from JustFab, a pair of shoes and 2 handbags. I purchased the handbags nearly a year ago and the shoes over the summer. Upon my first purchase I ended up inadvertently becoming a VIP member and if you do not skip a month the $39.95 will be credited to your account. If this happens to you, you can skip the month if you’re not interested between the 1st and the 7th.

Read more for my review on the products I’ve purchased.

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FASHION FORWARD FRIDAY [V.2] — Closet Confidential (YouTube Tag)

I came across this YouTube tag from BeautyBaby44 and MissMeghanMakeup. It was created by YouTuber, Fleur DeForce. Although I do not make videos (I’m more of  a writer), I though the tag was a great idea and I wanted to post it here on FASHION FORWARD FRIDAY!!!!

Read more for my ‘Closet Confidential.’

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