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What’s In My Bag: Everyday Handbag

There’s an ongoing joke at my office about the size of my daily handbag. While I switch things up fairly regularly, some of them could be considered… Sizeable. On weekends I tend towards crossbody bags and carry less with me, but during the week, when I’ll be away from my apartment for 12+ hours a day, I tend to haul my whole life around with me.

So, without further ado, here’s what’s in my bag:

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Plus, there’s the handbag itself. This is my baby – A large Givenchy Antigona. I have a medium-sized Antigona as well and it’s the ultimate Mary Poppins bag. You can fit an unbelievable amount of things in it. I always, always take this as my carry on bag when I travel.

What’s in YOUR handbag?

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Urban Expressions: What’s In My Bag

Hello, my name is Caity, and I am bag lady.

That statement is true on a number of levels. Not only do I carry at least two bags on a daily basis – Purse and gym bag – But I’m also a very serious collector. I would happily spend the rest of my life in basic head-to-toe black if I had access to all the handbags that I wanted.

I’m that girl.

And since my bag is essentially a home-away-from-home on a daily basis I thought I’d give you a peek inside.

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Bag: White Janie Tote c/o Urban Expressions. I love giant totes like this that I can fill with all my daily essentials.

Calendar: Moleskin Planner. I’m old school and carry an oversized calendar with me everywhere. Addresses, to do lists, notes, etc. – This is my lifeline.

Accessories: There’s always a little black velvet jewelry bag in my purse filled with daily jewelry must haves like my Kamryn Dame bracelets & choker, signet ring, favorite Marrin Costello earrings, and classic pearls.

Make-Up: I usually have my Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage compact, Burt’s Bees pink grapefruit chapstick, and a Chanel lipgloss in case of an emergency!

Electronics: I’m an Android girl and could live without my Samsung Galaxy. It takes amazing pictures!

Tell me – Are YOU a bag lady too?

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Fall Accessories

I recently shared some of my Fall Essentials, the pieces that you can add to your existing wardrobe to help you create fun, flattering, on-trend looks for the season. If you feel like you’ve got all the building blocks for a great Fall wardrobe already, the perfect way to amp up your style for the season is to layer on some eye-catching accessories.

Everything from the killer boots that will take you where you want to the striking hats and bold bags that will finish off your look.

Bold Bags:

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Keep your hands free this Fall with the perfect cross-body bag – Or you can even try out a chic little belt bag. Who could have guessed that designers would bring back the fanny pack with a fun, modern twist?

{Kate Spade Animal Print Crossbody Bag //Black Quilted Rebecca Minkoff Belt Bag // BCBGeneration Tan Snakeskin Fanny Pack}

Hats:

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The perfect way to finish off your look for Fall is with a chic topper – From classic black hats to printed versions for a bold take on this classic style for the season.

{Genie by Eugenia Kim Red Fedora //  Michael Stars Oh Darling Wool Hat // Missguided Black Fedora}

Ankle Boots:

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The first thing that I pull out of my closet when the weather starts to cool down are my favorite boots. From soft Peter Pan-inspired booties to va va voom over-the-knee stunners, Fall is all about boots! So give your feet a break and try out some of these flat or chunky heeled ankle boots this season.

{Sam Edelman Fairfield Ankle Boot // Steve Madden Jannyce Suede Booties // French Connection Izzy Mules}

Faux Fur:

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A great way to keep warm as the temperatures drop is with cozy layers of faux fur – From boho chic vests to soft scarves to glamorous outerwear perfect for layering.

{Bb Dakota Faux Fur Sweater Vest // SheInside Leopard Long Sleeve Covered Button Pockets Coat // boohoo Frankie Longpile Long Length Faux Fur Scarf}

I’m completely mad about this faux fur vest and its on SUPER SALE! 🙂

{Images from Fall & Winter Fashion}

What’s YOUR dream accessory for Fall?

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MCLV Style: Tiger Tiger Burning Bright

Okay fine, this top is actually adorned with leopard heads not tigers, but once I got that William Blake poem in my head I was determined to use the line as a post title. My deepest apologies for the  fuzzy animal inaccuracy. 🙂

{You can shop similar pieces by clicking these hyperlinks: Leopard Head TopAsos.comSlim Corduroy Pants – Paige Denim via Bloomingdale’s, Tan Peep-Toe Sandals – Madden-Girl via Nordstrom,  Zippered SatchelOASAPLarge Le Pliage Bag – Longchamp via Saks Fifth Avenue, Retro Gold Watch – Vintage, Geometric Gold Bracelet – BCBG Max Azria, Swarovski Crystal Ring – Gift, Spiked Necklace – H&M & SunglassesOscar de la Renta}

{You can view this outfit on both Lookbook.nu and Pose}

{Check out outtakes from this shoot here – Just log into Facebook to view}

I put this look together for last Saturday’s walk down to SOMA for a photo shoot for an upcoming holiday collaboration with Sasha Maks Vintage and Mystery Mister, and that Longchamp bag I’m carrying was completely filled with shoes, handbags, and other accessories for the shoot. Stay tuned for pictures!

Are you a fan of of the animal print & animal head pieces that are all over the streets and in magazines for the Fall 2012/Winter 2013 seasons?

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MCLV Style: Animalistic

Northern California is all about layering during the Fall – The mornings may start off foggy with a chill in the air only to end up in the mid seventies with the sun beating down on you by lunchtime. Since moving to San Francisco I’ve become something of a self-taught layering expert.

{You can shop similar pieces by clicking these hyperlinks: Leopard Knit Moto JacketExpressSiren Skinny Jeans – Victoria’s SecretBlack Tunic TankClub Monaco, (faux) Patent Leather Chainlink BagExpress, Gold Geometric Bracelet – BCBG & Over-The-Knee Seude BootsChinese Laundry}

{You can view this outfit on both Lookbook.nu and Pose}

{Check out outtakes from this shoot here – Just log into Facebook to view}

This ended up being the perfect amount of layers, I could easily unzip the moto jacket to get some air, and take it off completely when it got too warm. We spent the day wandering around Sonoma Square and enjoying wine tastings, window shopping, and a tasty lunch at The Girl And The Fig.

Do you like to wear multiple lighter-weight layers when the weather starts to get colder in the Fall/Winter? Or do you prefer to wear thicker outerwear during the chillier seasons?

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