It's almost summer, and the days spent cramming for finals and living the dorm life are winding down. To celebrate acing your exams, go out with a second semester bang by clubbing with the girls! Often times I find myself annoyed while packing my clutch, because I have to remove and replace items because of the size. I'm not about to carry around a tote, but I'm an over-packer/planner.
Browsing through purses the other day, my eyes fell upon this adorable clutch! I instantly fell in love and knew it needed to be featured on Baggin' Out. Let me present the Topshop Heart Padded Clutch! If you're not a lover of all things cute and quirky, this may not be your favorite edition of Baggin' Out. Considered yourself warned.
I took a look at my measly clutch collection the other day (I'm such an ashamed handblog blogger) and realized that everything I owned was more suited to winter. Basic black and brown leather, but nothing fun or "warm".
Considering I'm done school for the year, my mind is permanently set on dress-up party time. I love a casual weekend of fishing and camping as much as most Northern Ontario girls (not stereotyping ladies - all girls I know like this stuff!) but sometimes you just want to look your best and head to a chic club! I admit, despite having a huge purse obsession, I'm lacking in the clutch department.
Let’s be honest, money stored in your cleavage is not sexy. What comes next…your lip gloss, cell phone, camera? (You gotta be packing some major weight up there to store all that.) When your skinny jeans pockets are so tight and small that they’re non-existent, don’t be tempted to store things where you think no one will see.
One of the biggest fashion trends for the 2010-2011 fall/winter season is velvet. The ultra-soft fabric looks and feels luxurious, so it's great for holiday parties. It's also warm, making it perfect for cold weather.
When you go out, you need to be able to carry around all your stuff--money/cards and I.D., keys, phone, camera, lipgloss, etc.--but you don't want to be weighed down by your usual purse. Which is why a clutch or wristlet is an absolute necessity for every college girl.
It's really easy to get swept away by trends and brand names when you're shopping. The stuff is just so pretty! Not pretty, though, is a closet full of overpriced clothes that are torn, tattered or out of style six months later. Before you hit the mall and load up on all that Spring cuteness, take a moment to assess the difference between an investment and an indulgence.
Let's face it: in these wintery months looking somewhat presentable takes way, wayyy too much effort. When there's 5 inches of snow on the ground and a 15-minute walk to class ahead of me, the last thing I want to do is think about cute shoes, cute pants... cute anything. And I know you're all with me cause I've seen you walking around campus looking just as hideous and sloppy as I do...
Ask any college student about the rivalry between their school and its arch nemesis, and they'll tell you it's gone on for-ev-errrr. While it may seem that way to most, to students at Lafayette College and Lehigh University, the seeming eternity of their rivalry is the closest approximation to truth in American college sports.
The “going out top” has become an often-used phrase in the shopping vocabulary of college girls nationwide, but oftentimes we forget about the rest of the outfit. Like the bag. Stacy London will tell you that a bag is just important to a complete look as your top. It makes a statement and not just "I'm hiding this girl's tampons."
If Carrie Bradshaw was literally going to be the lady who lived in her shoes, then I will be the lady who lived in her handbags. I guess the upside is that handbags are a lot roomier and more cushion-y than those 12 million pairs of Manolos Carrie rocked on a season to season basis.
Spring and fall are two of the most frustrating times to get dressed - it's not cold enough for sweaters, boots and heavy coats, yet it's not warm enough for short dresses. To avoid looking like you're seasonally confused, update your look with a few spring accessories that are trendy yet easy to rock.