Category Archives: Handbags

More Likely: Perforated

runway Michael Kors eyelet skirt

Michael Kors Spring 2015

Another spring look from Michael Kors 2015 runway this week that hits one of fashion’s current trends — perforated. I like the way this perforated skirt is reminiscent of eyelet without the extra dose of sweetness. You’ll also see this trend on handbags, tops, sleeves and shoes.

Elliot Lucca bucket bag

Elliot Lucca bucket bag $98

Just yesterday the Nordstrom catalog landed in the mail showing this yellow Elliot Lucca bucket bag ($98). This perforated little number ticks two trends in one bag, because the drawstring bucket bag is everywhere right now. If you have the slightest weakness for this shape, this is your season to grab one. I had one years ago (probably 20+ years) in tan that I adored and wore all the time until a pen leaked in the bottom and ruined it. Clearly I’m still a bit traumatized over it.

But, back to the matter at hand. Here are some more outfit ideas that incorporate the modern perforated look.

Natalie Off Duty

Natalie Off Duty

Lady Addict perforated sweater

Lady Addict

perforated skirt with woven clutch

Via Pinterest

I’ve already purchased a perforated grey belt and am likely to grab a pair of flats for this summer. What do you think of the trend? Are you more likely to skip or shop something perforated this season?

x Laura

“Sweet life continues in the breeze, in the golden fields.” ― Jack Kerouac



Nothing New – Days 26 and 27

Skirt + Blouse, Clutch

Skirt + Blouse, Clutch

Wearing: Anthropologie blouse (also Day 14, Day 3), Anthropologie beaded skirt, Naya wedge shoes, Cole Haan strappy clutch, World Market beaded bracelet, white stone necklace (gift).


Skirt + Blouse, Crossbody bag

Wearing: same as top photo except, Michael Michael Kors Fulton crossbody bag.


It’s snowing today! Black + Cardigan, Scarf

Wearing: Eileen Fisher sequin-trimmed cardigan / Fever top / Levi’s Curve ID jeans / Joan & David ankle boots / Zara printed scarf / Loft bracelet / Sundance lotus earrings.

Happy Monday and here’s hoping all the Moms are feeling well-loved and a bit more pampered after yesterday. I know I do! My family made it nice by feeding me comfort food (cinnamon rolls and bacon, yum), encouraging me to take time for myself and then setting up a nice hot bath at the end of the day. I forgot how great a bath can be.

There are two pictures for Day 26 because I wasn’t sure which bag was better with the skirt outfit. Thoughts? Maybe neither, I don’t know. I was kind of stumped. Help needed!

Have a lovely day.

x Laura

Honestly, I don’t have time to hate people who hate me, because I’m too busy loving people who love me. –Anonymous

Nothing New – Day 11

40+ style, white blazer

Wearing: Zara blazer and sheer top w/ crystals / Lucky Brand jeans / Rebecca Minkoff MAC convertible crossbody (similar) / Me Too pumps / Loft bracelet / House of Harlow necklace / Anthropologie earrings.

White blazers are an easy way to dress up an outfit. You could have a t-shirt on under a white blazer and still look ready for a night out. I always scrunch the sleeves up to keep it from looking too serious. This one has polka-dots on the up-turned fabric, which is kinda playful. These blazers also work well over summer dresses and keep you from freezing in office air conditioning. The white blazer trend is winding down in favor of pastels this spring, but to me it’s a classic look. I’ll have this one in my closet for years to come.

Are you more likely to wear a white, black or colored blazer?

x Laura

From Good Earth teabag wisdom:

The biggest coward is a man who awakens a woman’s love with no intention of loving her.

— Bob Marley




Nothing New – Day Ten

spring skirt personal style 40+

Wearing: Anthropologie top, skirt and belt / Zara nude wedges / Olivia Harris handbag / Lilly earrings / Loft bracelet.

This bright spring outfit is bursting with color. The orange color of the skirt is as bold as it looks, so no slinking in the back door unnoticed. Fuller skirts are what I want to live in during the warmer months. They offer a delicious freedom of movement and there’s that lovely swish of fabric during the slightest breeze.

What do you reach for again and again in spring/summer?

x Laura

Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the Trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

— Mark Twain

Nothing New – Day 8

During the day...

During the day…

Switching shoes for night

Switching shoes for night

Wearing: Target shirred tank / Nordstrom floral midi skirt / Slip-On (top photo) Me Too by Adam Tucker / Espadrilles (bottom photo) Franco Sarto / Loft bracelet / Stella & Dot necklace / World Market earrings / Pour La Victoire convertible clutch.

Looking forward to today and lunch with a dear friend. We’ll take some time to enjoy the sun and flowers on Pearl St. Mall and do some window shopping. Who can resist lingering outside when the weather is hitting 80 degrees today?! I chose this flower print midi-skirt in honor of Earth Day and am doing an airy slip-on for daytime. I’d switch up the shoes for a date night to the high-heel espadrilles, which just make me feel like it’s summer already.

Hope you have a good one!

x Laura