Photos: (clockwise from top left) Eva Chen, Paris fashion week street style, Marielle Safra, Paris fashion week street style, Claire Courtin Clarins, Leigh Lezark, Paris fashion week street style. Courtesy of vogue.com, harpersbazaar.com.
At 22 weeks pregnant, the discomfort is almost gone, I’m starting to enjoy this journey now. And exciting news to share with all of you: we are expecting a —- boy! He is so active everyday. Even during my ultrasound, he kept moving around, sucking his little fingers.
My body has changed a lot in the past five months. With the limited (and boring) clothing choices, handbags have become my trusty friends to keep my outfits fresh and updated. Luckily, this catalog is always worth the investment, whether we are expecting or not, right?
Starting from last season, the key word for handbags has become “small”. For those of you who are also in the market for a great arm candy for the warm weather ahead, or investment versions that can be carried year round, I picked six types of stylish cross body bags/clutches that I’m lusting over. Hope can give you some inspirations to find your trusty go-to bag that will surly brighten your day!
Black and white is a huge color trend now and also a timeless classic combination. For the of-the-moment checkered pattern, you can recreate your own with this affordable Forever21 bag. For the never-go-out-of-style striped version, this one by Marc Jacobs is definitely worth the investment, it is covered in over 135,000 paillettes, truly a collectible art piece!
DIY version: Forever21 crossbody bag; DIY process courtesy of popsugargirlsguide.
Designer version: Marc Jacobs paillettes clutch (similar here & here)
Colored bags are also something we never get bored with. There are a bevy of options: from the modern colorblock version to stunning geometric pattern to luscious floral print… They can instantly brighten up your neutral outfit, or add flourish to your equally eye-catching garment.
clockwise from top right:
Fendi Baguette (also here)
Nine West foldover clutch
Pierre Hardy color-block shoulder bag
Loeffler Randall mini rider
Below are stylish choices you can carry year round. From wild python to sleek, understated navy to endearing earthy orange. Compared to the basic neutrals, these patterns and colors add character and details with the same versatility and practicality.
Stella McCartney Falabella mini bag(plus 25% Friends and Family sale!)
Loeffler Randall lock wallet
MICHAEL Michael Kors Astrid clutch (similar here)
Saint Laurent ‘Y’ crossbody bag
Michael Kors flap shoulder bag (also here)
MICHAEL Michael Kors Charlton bag
Chloe Orange Fizz sally clutch (also here)
Vivienne Westwood Babylon envelope bag
Smythson stamped travel clutch (similar here)
Last one (below) is a seasonal option: a woven wick bag or wood bead clutch. They are not usually considered as essential pieces, but they caught my eyes every time. Compared to ubiquity leather, these natural materials are refreshingly cool. The understated appeal and inherent quaint beauty make the carrier stand out.
J.Crew Havana clutch
Moyna wood bead clutch (designer version here)