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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What’s In My Bag: Fall Edition

I love watching videos on what people have in their bags and here on my blog, every now and then, I like to share. The bag that I used last season was either my cobalt blue or orange ‘Savant’ bag from JustFab. I’ve featured those bags in previous posts which you can find HERE. While I love those bags, I’ve decided to use one of my newer handbags that I purchased from H&M.

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Fashion Forward Friday [V.28]: Accumulated Fashion Haul

I’ve accumulated some new additions to my wardrobe while donating what I don’t wear. I have held on to clothes in hopes of wearing them, but that never happened. I just kept collecting, collecting, and collecting. It’s not that I don’t have the space, but I’d rather donate it and have it used than for it to just hang in my closet. As for my style, I really like neutrals with pops of color. I’ve also been into statement jewelry, and I can’t wait for fall so I can break out my knee high boots.

As for what I’ve added to my wardrobe although I’m into neutrals, I love printed pants. The easiest way for me to add a pop has been to wear all black and just accessorize, but I love printed bottoms as well. I featured a printed floral maxi (click HERE) in an outfit of the day, but having black and white printed bottoms leaves the print as not only the focal point, but the pop of color can be added easily as well.

I purchased a pair of palm tree shorts from Kohls (Apt. 9 Essentials) and they are by far the most comfortable shorts that I own. I was so tempted to buy them in every print and color that was available, but I refrained myself. They fit great and they are amazing quality. They can easily be dressed up or down. As for the two items I purchased from JustFab, one was a dress and the other a pair of printed pants. The dress I had purchased for a party, but I’ll be wearing it for my 24th birthday in October. As for the pants, I haven’t quite decided how I wanted to style them, but an outfit of the day will follow once I do. Links to items I could find are below.

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JustFab “Foldover Pleated Pant”
JustFab “Asymmetrical Knit Tank Dress”

IMG_2038Most recently from Kohls I purchased a pair of Levi jeans. They were a regular $40, but they were 80% off and an additional 20% of that price. With Kohls Cash I ended up paying under $4 for the jeans. They are a bit baggy as they are a size larger than what I usually buy. They also aren’t typically my style because they’re wide legged, but they were so cheap I couldn’t leave them behind. I plan to turn them into boyfriend jeans and add some distressing.

From the thrift store I was able to snag a few tops and a dress. I didn’t go in looking for anything in particular, I just wanted to see if anything caught my eye. I was able to find a plaid Gap shirt and a basic tee that can be styled with anything. I have a plaid shirt from Gap that I purchased 5 years ago and it’s one of my favorites in my entire wardrobe.

I also snagged a few Old Navy items. I found a nice white dress which I’ll end up wearing sometime next Summer. It has great knit detailing at the the top and it’s a maxi dress. I’m only 5’6, but it’s difficult for me to find maxi dresses. I like the dress to basically drag the ground, not stop at my ankles. I also found a pair of joggers that I’m still trying to figure out how to style. They reach my ankles, but I would wear them cropped.

Lastly, I found two tops that didn’t have the tag inside, but they look like they would be from Aeropostale. they are so cute, so flowy and every time I wear them I get major compliments. I try to stay away from white tops because I always drop something on my clothing, but thankfully this one has stay cleaned.

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Check out my previous thrift haul HERE. There are a few more items I’d like to add to my wardrobe for the fall/winter. A wish list post is coming soon!

Fashion Forward Friday [V.23]: Heel Collection

I’ve posted my shoe bootie collection (click HERE for that post) and I wanted to share my heel collection. I have so many heels that I want to add to my collection so be sure to check that wish list out below as well. For my heels, it’s a growing collection and I’m starting to really get into heels. The ones that I own I’ve had for a while and I’ve downsized because at one point I had quite a bit. The ones I do own are not permanent in my collection minus a few pairs, but I’m content with what I have. Check out the slideshow below.

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Fashion Forward Friday [V.22]: Shoe Bootie Collection

I have been downsizing my shoe collection to shoes that I actually will wear and I purchase based off what will last a longtime. This edition of Fashion Forward Friday showcases my Shoe Bootie Collection. Being that I’ve downsized it is not massive by any means. I’ll be doing a follow-up post sharing my heel collection. Enjoy the slideshow that features brand of the shoe and names for those still currently still online PLUS check out the ‘Shoe Bootie Wishlist’ below as well.

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Lola Shoetique – ‘Fierce Attitude’ | ShoeDazzle – ‘Maddox‘ | Steve Madden – ‘Sizzzlee’ | JustFab – ‘Thaden’ | JustFab – ‘Fiona’

 

 

 

 

OOTD #13: Happy Valentines Day + VDay Mix

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!! Today is a really gloomy day in the tri-state so my outfit matched the weather outside. I still love the beauty of snow. I don’t have major plans for today so I spent it hanging out with my sisters. My outfit is super simple and features items I have hauled here on the blog before. Outfit details under the pic. Plus check out my V-Day Playlist below with a little bit of this and a little bit of that.

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Hat – H&M
Coat – North Face
Scarf – Homemade
Purse – SammyDress
Sweater – Old Navy
Jeans – Forever 21
Boots – JustFab