⭐️ "I wish that every time I "liked" an outfit on Instagram, it would magically appear in my closet." ⭐️
Don't we all wish for that pretty unicorns!? :) If only that came with an ice cream cone and little fur babies...Happy Wednesday and welcome back to #SmartBlondes! We promised new content for you and The Half-Moon Bag is back!! 👀 It hasn't really been gone that long but it's been spotted once again on the spring 2016 runways. It's long strap and refreshing geometric shape make it both unique and functional. It's the it-bag of the season; perfect for toting around all of your beauty essentials. 👊🏻 We're pretty sure we're not the only ones lusting after this little beauty. 😍😍 LOVE it!! But before we get into why it needs to be in your closet, let's start with what it is 🌙
WHAT IT IS! This fun little accessory trend is a crescent-shaped style handbag, usually made of leather andcompleted with a long shoulder strap. The half-moon bag first made appearances with heavy hitter designers like Michael Kors, Victoria Beckham and Valentino. Now other retailers like Free People, Forever 21 and Topshop have taken note and gone with the trend. It's been available in neutral shades, which is a-maze-ing because it goes with everything!! Ahhh! 🙌🏻👝
Leslie: Hi babes! :) For my spin on our funky Half-Moon Bag I took the word literally because it can be showcased as an actual crescent moon or have the moon as a design on it 💁🏼 (Also did you know that my cute little purse is a cat? (Warm fuzzies) ❤️❤️ I also ventured into the land of the T-Shirt dress from Windsor (when buying online know your measurements or get comfortable with the brand so you know what to buy in a pinch!) 👅 Also, harnesses are fun and it gives you that immediate shape of an hourglass without trying! Metallics are in babes (I never thought I could pull off a chunky slingback and I absolutely LUV them!) They are beyond comfortable! I happen to know this fab local girl RISA KOSTIS of Ristyle Consulting and she is right on the mark with metallics, check her out pretties! 💋💋
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WHY YOU NEED ONE! So here's the deal! There's always an accessory that manages to rise above the rest on the runways! And this season the clear winner is the coveted half-moon bag. We wouldn't be street style darlings if we didn't carry one, too! 😘 Here's why you need this trendy little number in your closet:
1. It's super cool! 🕶 The geometric-ish shape makes it funky and totally distinguishable from other handbags.
2. There's enough room to live in it! Okay, not really live in it but there's plenty of room to carry all of your fave beauty supplies.
3. It's totally recognizable and photographs like THE BOMB! Just check out our pics to see how we styled a couple of half-moon bags! If your Instagram could thank you, it would.
4. It looks powerful! And we're all about empowering women! #UnicornsUnite
5. It's versatile for all styles and tastes! The shape is chic and clean; simply perfect for any occasion.
Lindsey: Sup party people! Happy Wednesday!! 😘 We're back with some brand new looks! Yayy! This look is by far one of my faves!! Sigh! 💜 I decided to feature this little crescent-shaped bag from Forever 21 with a long sleeve black jumpsuit! And to give it some texture I added a beige lightweight jacket with a choker lariat necklace! 🤘🏻 Plus an awesome statement ring and cheetah studs! The extra accessories tie the overall look together and bring different elements to the look! ⚡️💥 The jumpsuit adds a little sexy with its bodycon-ness, (is that a word? Lmao) the jacket offsets the tight fit of the jumpsuit and gives the outfit balance! ⭐️ Not to mention the statement half 🌙 bag itself completes the whole look! And the bag is both functional and fashionable! Best of both worlds! 🌎 Plus it can hold my 50 lipsticks I carry around at all times! 💄💄💄 (JK more like 3 or 4 ... Plus mascara ... Plus lip liners ... Plus a little bronzer and blush ... Let's be real it's my whole makeup bag!! 😈) I just love this bag! Definitely one of my new faves in my closet! It will be worked into the weekly roster for sure! 👑 Smart Blonde out! 👸🏼✌🏻️
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Get The Look!
SHOP LESLIE'S LOOK:
Windsor: Hey Girl Suede Dress $24.90
NewChic: Moon Print Casual Crossbody $21.85
SHOP LINDSEY'S LOOK:
Windsor: Black Velvet Choker $8.90
Windsor: Khaki Into the Wild Anorak $34.90
Forever 21: Embossed Faux Leather Corssbody $24.90
Forever 21: Faux Stone Ring $4.90
Forever 21: Cheetah Mix Stud Set $6.90