Handbags For Spring

I just ordered a lovely pink bag for Spring from Shein (see my set below).  They have some really cute trendy bags at discount prices.

This is my first handbag purchase from Shein so I’m anxious to see it and “road test” it.  It has to be able to hold a big wallet, cell phone and cover, large headphones, a drink bottle, among other items.  Just the normal items you need to get you through the work day 😉


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What a great chic outfit for Spring:

A Splash of Pink

Looking for for a more high-end Spring bag?

expensive pink bagyani leatherMadison colorblock


How about a cute tote from Redbubble:

Red Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Panda on Yellow Kids Clothes

Butterfly Fantasy by karlajkitty
Daisy Blues by karlajkitty

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Redbubble.com Redbubble scarves are available now in a variety of colors, prints, and patterns from international designers. Printed on light chiffon fabric – perfect for summer or winter. Shop Now!

Kimono Trend for Spring

Spring is fast approaching – time to break out those flattering loose fitting kimonos

Kimonos were trending last year and look to be just as huge in 2016.  Their lovely flowing lines are a natural fit for the 70’s style invasion with flared legs and chunky heels.


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A peek at some of the designers:

Hiromi Asai F/W 2016 Collection

“New York-based designer, Hiromi Asai, presents sophisticated, authentic Kimono fashion on the runway at the New York Fashion Week on February 16, 2016. (from Morningstar.com)

Yoshikimono RTW Spring 2016

“Tokyo Fashion Week decided to wrap up the spring 2016 action with something a bit unusual: a runway show featuring kimonos designed by a rock star. Fans — many of them screaming his name — packed the audience to see Yoshiki, a member of the heavy metal band X Japan.” (from wwd.com)

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Shein Floral Loose Kimono

Shein Floral Loose Kimono by karlajkitty featuring Romantic Floral Phone Case


from Shein

Black Short Sleeve Floral Loose Chiffon Blouse

  • Price: $9.89

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and from Lulu’s

Cute dresses from LuLu*s!!!
O’Neill Hattie Purple-Grey Print Kimono Top

  • Price: $69.50

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Pretty Pink Blooms

Introducing my new Pink Bloom Collection on RedBubble:

Pretty Pink Blooms

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I love being able to design all-over-print skirts, leggings, and duvet covers!

Brenda MacLeod: Glamour of the Bag

Today I’m showcasing the amazing handbag designer Brenda MacLeod

“Brenda Macleod is a luxury women accessories brand. The brand was created to provide good quality, ethical and stylish handbags made with great attention to detail for the modern and confident woman who loves functionality, quality and minimal styles.

Designed with passion in the inspirational Highlands of Scotland and handmade with love in Florence, Italy, every handbag is a fusion of quality, style and impeccable craftsmanship.

We select the finest leathers for our production, focusing on luxurious natural leathers. Natural leather is tanned using only natural vegetable dyes, there are no chemicals involved in the tanning process, no buffing and no artificial finish. This means that every piece of our leather is allowed to retain its individual and unique patina, and being such a natural product will age beautifully with deeper colour tones.”  Read More…

These are extremely well-made, timelessly classic, and look incredibly sturdy.  Prices range from £160.00 ($225.99) to £655.00 ($910.00) so while not a budget price, they look well worth the investment.

Glamour of the Bag

 

Brenda Macleod: Black Bag

 

Brenda Macleod: Brown Bag

 

Pink Bag - Brenda Macleod

 

Rebecca Minkoff See Buy Wear collection

Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear:  Rebecca Minkoff

Lovely muted pastels, classy feminine lines, and a bit of fun.  I absolutely love this collection!  The mod purple-gray leather “Rockin” skirt and jacket are calling my name ;).


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The designers at Polyvore were given a preview and asked to create fashion sets for a contest that Rebecca herself will judge – here is mine:

Rebecca Minkoff See Buy Wear collection

So what do the experts at Vogue say about this collection:

One gets the feeling that Rebecca Minkoff’s customer might be most familiar with the designer’s seasonal muses from, say, a Pinterest board. Still, if Minkoff can turn on her young clientele to the likes of Patti Smith or Françoise Hardy, as some of the icons she’s envisioned through her kicky clothes, more power to her.  Read more…


 

More sets from the contest:

My “Dimensions of Purple” Collection had a phone case that was a perfect fit for the purple leather skirt and black hankie top.  See the rest of the collection here:


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Dainty Lace

Women love lace – and it is certainly trending on the runways for Spring 2016

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Dainty Lace

Loyd Ford sequin mini dress
$1,135 – montaignemarket.com

Sandals
mytheresa.com

Gianvito rossi shoes
$390 – mytheresa.com

Alexander McQueen box clutch
matchesfashion.com

Yves Saint Laurent loop scarve
$260 – net-a-porter.com

Bridal hat
beautifulhalo.com


In Your Face Lace from Harpers Bazaar
 

So how do you wear today’s lace trend?

My favorite way to wear lace is layering over a solid color – add a frilly touch to a functional outfit.  Back in the 80’s I had a pair of light blue denims that were covered in white lace – cost me a pretty penny at Gidding Jenny – and I loved them!

Get tips here from Woman’s Day:

How to wear lace from Woman’s Day

 

Lace is HUGE right now for weddings and showers

Ok, so I’m not a big fan of the rustic and lace trend, but I may be in the minority here – so please enjoy these popular offerings from the talented designers at Zazzle:

Antique White Lace Wedding InvitationAntique White Lace Wedding Invitation

Will You Be My Bridesmaid? Rustic Burlap & Lace 5x7 Paper Invitation CardWill You Be My Bridesmaid? Rustic Burlap & Lace 5×7 Paper Invitation Card

Antique White Lace Wedding RSVP 4.25x5.5 Paper Invitation CardAntique White Lace Wedding RSVP 4.25×5.5 Paper Invitation Card

Barn Wood and Lace Rustic Wedding InvitationsBarn Wood and Lace Rustic Wedding Invitations

RUSTIC LACE | WEDDING INVITATIONRUSTIC LACE | WEDDING INVITATION

Rustic White Lace and Wood Wedding InvitationRustic White Lace and Wood Wedding Invitation

Rustic Wedding Save The Date With Burlap And Lace PostcardRustic Wedding Save The Date With Burlap And Lace Postcard

Classy Lace & Burlap Wedding Favor StickersClassy Lace & Burlap Wedding Favor Stickers

Wedding Favor Sticker | Lace and KraftWedding Favor Sticker | Lace and Kraft

Vintage Burlap and Lace Business CardVintage Burlap and Lace Business Card

Vintage Lace & Linen Rustic Country Bridal Shower 5x7 Paper Invitation CardVintage Lace & Linen Rustic Country Bridal Shower 5×7 Paper Invitation Card

The Burlap & Lace Wedding Collection LabelsThe Burlap & Lace Wedding Collection Labels

Rustic Wedding Beige White Lace Wood Burlap 2 5x7 Paper Invitation CardRustic Wedding Beige White Lace Wood Burlap 2 5×7 Paper Invitation Card

Rustic Country Burlap Lace Twine Address LabelsRustic Country Burlap Lace Twine Address Labels

Will You Be My Bridesmaid? Rustic Burlap & Lace 5x7 Paper Invitation CardWill You Be My Bridesmaid? Rustic Burlap & Lace 5×7 Paper Invitation Card

Navy Blue Lace Burlap Bridal Shower InvitationNavy Blue Lace Burlap Bridal Shower Invitation

Rustic Country Burlap Lace Twine Wedding InvitesRustic Country Burlap Lace Twine Wedding Invites

Rustic Burlap Lace Twine Sunflower Wedding InvitesRustic Burlap Lace Twine Sunflower Wedding Invites

Rustic Wooden and Lace with Sunflower Wedding 5x7 Paper Invitation CardRustic Wooden and Lace with Sunflower Wedding 5×7 Paper Invitation Card

White Lace and Burlap Address LabelsWhite Lace and Burlap Address Labels

Ivory Lace Burlap Bridal Shower InvitationIvory Lace Burlap Bridal Shower Invitation

burlap lace string lights and mason jars wedding 5x7 paper invitation cardburlap lace string lights and mason jars wedding 5×7 paper invitation card

Will You Be My Maid of Honor? Rustic Burlap & Lace 5x7 Paper Invitation CardWill You Be My Maid of Honor? Rustic Burlap & Lace 5×7 Paper Invitation Card

The Burlap & Lace Wedding Collection Programs Custom Rack CardsThe Burlap & Lace Wedding Collection Programs Custom Rack Cards

Vintage Lace and Bow Baby Shower Blush Pink 5x7 Paper Invitation CardVintage Lace and Bow Baby Shower Blush Pink 5×7 Paper Invitation Card

Vintage Elegance Ribbon on Lace Wedding InvitationVintage Elegance Ribbon on Lace Wedding Invitation

vintage lace barn wood western country fashion Double-Sided standard business cards (Pack of 100)vintage lace barn wood western country fashion Double-Sided standard business cards (Pack of 100)

Plum Purple Lace Burlap Bridal Shower InvitationPlum Purple Lace Burlap Bridal Shower Invitation

Barn Wood and Lace RSVP CardsBarn Wood and Lace RSVP Cards

Monogram Burlap & Lace Rustic Wedding Standard Cocktail NapkinMonogram Burlap & Lace Rustic Wedding Standard Cocktail Napkin

White Lace and Burlap Wedding RSVP CardWhite Lace and Burlap Wedding RSVP Card

wedding monogram and burlap lace stickerswedding monogram and burlap lace stickers

White Lace & Burlap Rustic Wedding Invite EnvelopeWhite Lace & Burlap Rustic Wedding Invite Envelope

The Burlap & Lace Wedding Collection Tags Pack Of Gift TagsThe Burlap & Lace Wedding Collection Tags Pack Of Gift Tags

Coral Lace Burlap Bridal Shower InvitationCoral Lace Burlap Bridal Shower Invitation

Elegant Gray Damasks White Vintage Lace Large Business Cards (Pack Of 100)Elegant Gray Damasks White Vintage Lace Large Business Cards (Pack Of 100)

Save the Date Photo Card | Lace and KraftSave the Date Photo Card | Lace and Kraft

Antique White Lace Wedding 5x7 EnvelopeAntique White Lace Wedding 5×7 Envelope

I'm The Grandma with Pink Dots and White Lace 3 Inch Round ButtonI’m The Grandma with Pink Dots and White Lace 3 Inch Round Button

Rustic Sunflower Kraft Lace & Twine Bridal Shower 5x7 Paper Invitation CardRustic Sunflower Kraft Lace & Twine Bridal Shower 5×7 Paper Invitation Card

Princess Baby Shower Pink Gold Lace Tiara Ethnic 4.5x6.25 Paper Invitation CardPrincess Baby Shower Pink Gold Lace Tiara Ethnic 4.5×6.25 Paper Invitation Card

Vintage Lace & Linen Rustic Rehearsal Dinner 5x7 Paper Invitation CardVintage Lace & Linen Rustic Rehearsal Dinner 5×7 Paper Invitation Card

Wedding Programs | Lace and Kraft 8.5Wedding Programs | Lace and Kraft 8.5″ X 11″ Flyer

Rustic Wood and Lace Baby Shower InvitationRustic Wood and Lace Baby Shower Invitation

Vintage Burlap and Lace Bridal Shower InvitationVintage Burlap and Lace Bridal Shower Invitation

Vintage Lace & Burlap Look Wedding PostageVintage Lace & Burlap Look Wedding Postage

I'm The Grandma Blue Lace 3 Inch Round ButtonI’m The Grandma Blue Lace 3 Inch Round Button

Rustic Country Mason Jars Lights Lace Wood Wedding 5x7 Paper Invitation CardRustic Country Mason Jars Lights Lace Wood Wedding 5×7 Paper Invitation Card

Burlap And Lace Wedding Invitation, Rustic Wedding 5x7 Paper Invitation CardBurlap And Lace Wedding Invitation, Rustic Wedding 5×7 Paper Invitation Card

Country Rustic and Lace Wedding Bridal Shower 5x7 Paper Invitation CardCountry Rustic and Lace Wedding Bridal Shower 5×7 Paper Invitation Card

Rustic Wooden and Lace with Sunflower Wedding 5x7 Paper Invitation CardRustic Wooden and Lace with Sunflower Wedding 5×7 Paper Invitation Card

Rustic Lace Will You Be My Bridesmaid InvitationRustic Lace Will You Be My Bridesmaid Invitation

Ivory Lace Rustic Burlap Wedding Invitation- Coral 5x7 Paper Invitation CardIvory Lace Rustic Burlap Wedding Invitation- Coral 5×7 Paper Invitation Card

Zebra Stripes and Lace Monogram Cosmetic BagZebra Stripes and Lace Monogram Cosmetic Bag

Wood and Lace Rustic Country Wedding Label Classic Round StickerWood and Lace Rustic Country Wedding Label Classic Round Sticker

Red, white and Black lace Sweet 16 5x7 Paper Invitation CardRed, white and Black lace Sweet 16 5×7 Paper Invitation Card

Rustic Country Burlap Lace Twine Address LabelsRustic Country Burlap Lace Twine Address Labels

The Burlap & Lace Wedding Collection InvitationsThe Burlap & Lace Wedding Collection Invitations

 

 


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Wear Black – Accessorize with Purple

If you LOVE PURPLE as much as I do, you want to wear it all the time. But purple is one of those colors that can be a bit tacky if overdone. Stay classy by wearing mostly black and add purple as an accent. Wear a purple scarf and jewelry or carry a tasteful bag.  Brighten up the drudgery of winter by adding a pair of rich purple gloves to a cozy black coat.

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Cat Walk

Get ready for an early spring with new fashions daily at SheIn.com

Here are some fun and affordable Purple sunglasses from SheIn:

Purple Lenses Black Flower Embellished Sunglasses

  • Price: $16.14

 

 Purples

 

My Purple Kitty Collection:

Spring New Arrivals

Denim Trend: Black Jeans

Black jeans are an absolute staple item – great with a sweater or blouse on “Casual Friday” at work, or with a sweatshirt for a trip to the grocery. Plus they are black – so they go with everything. I’m one of those people whose closet would be near empty if all the black clothing were removed. Did I mention that they are black?

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Denim Trend: Black Jeans

 


 

Fashionable but Affordable Black Denim:

Black Ripped Slim Denim Pant

  • Price: $16.82

 

New fashions added daily at SheIn.com


More Casual Choices:

Zipper Fly Classic Pure Black Slimming Button Embellished Narrow Feet Denim Pants

  • Price: $14.06

 

Massive Clearance Sale


Love Black?  My Black Marble Collection may have something for you:


Winter Layers: Slip Dress

Slip dresses are back – right out of the 90’s and showing up everywhere.

How would you wear a slip dress?  Obviously not for the work place or a trip to the mall (unless you’re Rhianna)- more suited for a nice (very nice) evening out.  Perfect for a cocktail party or dinner and a show.

GET THE LOOK: slipdress long and sneakers

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 So just what is a “slip dress”?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A slip dress is a woman’s dress that closely resembles an underslip or petticoat.[1] It is traditionally cut on the bias, with spaghetti straps.[1] Slip dresses first became widely worn in the last decade of the 20th century, as part of the underwear-as-outerwear trend, when they were made from layered chiffon, polyester satins and charmeuse, and often trimmed with lace.[2] The slip dress looked like an undergarment, but was intended to be seen, and through the use of lace and sheer elements, offer glimpses of the body beneath.[3]Designers associated with slip dresses include John Galliano, whose debut design for Dior was a lace-trimmed slip dress worn by Diana, Princess of Wales in 1996;[4] Calvin Klein and Narciso Rodriguez.[1]

 

Winter Layers: Slip Dress


I found some affordable Slip Dresses on Shein:

Apricot Coctel Spaghetti Strap Pleated Slip Dress

  • Price: $17.99

 

New fashions added daily at SheIn.com


Don’t forget a pair of strappy heels (found on Lulu’s):

  • Price: $69.00

 

  • Price: $22.00
  • Price: $22.00

  • Price: $69.00

  • Price: $26.00

  • Price: $26.00

Cute dresses from LuLu*s!!!


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Cropped Flares

Can you pull off the trending cropped flares?

I have to admit that I don’t quite have the figure for this look – being on the curvy side and of limited stature, this look just doesn’t do me justice. That is not to say that they don’t flatter some figure types.  Make sure to “own” this look – make it a deliberate statement and pair them with just the right heel.


 

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Cropped Flares

Get the look: Cropped Flares by karlajkitty featuring an open front cardigan

 

Marni yellow shoes
$975 – farfetch.com

Wildfox 80s fashion
$125 – coggles.com


From Harpers Bazaar:

Chic Cropped Flares to Try Now

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From the designers at Polyvore:

Would You Wear It: Cropped Flares

Cropped Flare Jeans...


cropped flares


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Cute dresses from LuLu*s!!!