Accessories can make or break and outfit. I love pairing a more complex outfit with these light Sam & Libby flats I got from Target. They are basic enough to go with everything, but they have a little character to them with the fake snake skin look to them.
Jewelry also really compliments an outfit. For this one I chose these cute bracelets that are stacked together. I love that they, just like my shoes, are basic enough to go with almost anything, but they have a little charm which gives them character!
Last, but not least I wore these with a skirt I got a boutique a few years ago, a Forever 21 belt, and a cute detailed top from Kaitlyn, a small chain of stores on the West coast.
Santa left me these beautiful Kate Spade purses this Christmas! The lighter one is the Lainey bag and the black bag is the Small Catalina. The Catalina is great for dinner one night or just out and about.
The Lainey bag has tons of room, which is why it is a must-have in my opinion! I don’t know about you, but I am always running around with a dozen random items in my purse. I would rather be over-prepared than under so a bag that will aid me in that goal is always welcome. There are two pockets that zip for more personal items and then a large open area for things like a laptop that won’t quite fit in zipped bag. I also really enjoy this design for the random rainy day. It’s easy to put your valuables in the zippered compartments and slip a plastic bag into the middle open compartment where you can store your umbrella if you don’t have a place to put in when it is not in use. The best part is, it’s not zippered so you can quickly grab it as soon as you are outside again.
The Small Catalina offers an adorable pattern inside the bag as well as an extra zippered compartment on the outside which is great for putting small items you don’t want to lose if your purse becomes somewhat cluttered (confession: mine always does). Also my previous black Kate Spade reminds me of this purse a great deal so I suppose there is a certain fondness I have a small black handbag. Is that not the sign that we are all becoming our mothers: favoring the practical handbag? All things aside I’m incredibly grateful I received these handbags this Christmas and I can’t wait for all the fabulous outfits I will pair them with in the future, my mind is already racing.