You might find this hard to believe, but I’ve walked around all day with nothing but my phone and survived, thanks to Apple Pay. Not only did I just survive, I was surprised by how fabulously liberating it felt. Sometimes it’s nice to take a load off and travel light. Not long ago, the idea of carrying nothing but a slender pouch seemed crazy. This is the new normal.
Maybe it’s delirium from the heat, but summertime is when I like to get experimental and wear things I never thought I would. Going for something that surprises even yourself is a move guaranteed to make for some fun vacation photos of the “What was I thinking?” variety, but hey, playing it safe only ensures boredom in life. Get out of your shell and throw caution to the wind!
Sometimes you’ve gotta go big, and now is that time. It’s looking like more is most definitely more this summer. When you’re seeking out embellishments, unfettered exuberance is the only way to go. Store away the boring and plain bags for later. Minimalism will surely come back soon as an opposing reaction to this current bubbly mood, so for now, let’s live in the moment and fall in love with the exciting trims, appliqués, embroideries, hardware, heavy stitching, and anything else you can throw on a bag that will stick.
This spring is all about projecting an innocent spirit. I’m loving the sense of optimism and joyful attitude that’s already in full effect. It’s the perfect way to start off the new year, one that, by the look of things, is guaranteed to be a good one. It also looks like it will be nothing but picnics all season, and I am definitely okay with that! Come prepared to soak up the sun with the right bag…
Can we all just agree that Jennifer Lopez was the best-dressed at the Globes? That dazzlingly bright marigold Giambattista Valli gown with the cape was everything. The caped-crusader trend definitely didn’t start with the always-flawless star (remember Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford at the 2012 Academy Awards?), but there’s no doubt she’ll be the one to mainstream it. Be prepared to see cape everything, starting now.
Dangling bag-themed decorations feel perfect for this time of year. They’re like tiny ornaments. I mean, how amazing would it be to have an entire tree trimmed with these cuties? Each one of these, from bag charms and key chains to brooches and earrings, is great as a gift, but I’ve already got my Christmas gifts covered. Which means I’m getting these for myself! Good things do come in small, bag-shaped packages.
For better or worse, we look at our phones, and other gadgets, basically all day long, so don’t they deserve something special? And since it’s not your main accessory in the spotlight, your iPhone or iPad case is where you can really let loose and opt for something you wouldn’t normally carry. Snakes? Sure! Studs? Bring it!
I am not one for a festival, but I never say no to Las Vegas. No, there will not be any camping. I am staying near the Life is Beautiful festival, where Kendrick Lamar and Stevie Wonder are slated to perform, among many others, and enjoying the glamour.
Winter is coming! It may be awhile before the temperatures drop severely, but the cold season has a way of creeping up sooner and more swiftly than you think. And even if yours isn’t as severe as it is in Winterfell, having a nice, warm and fuzzy friend to snuggle with feels right when you’re chilly.