Trend Roundup: Mini Bags

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The era of the “it” bag is over; these bags came of age and into popularity right around the 00’s. The LV Speedy, Chanel Jumbo Flap 2.55, Fendi Spy, YSL Muse–all these roomy luxury totes were all the rage. Now there is a new bag taking over the scene, the mini bag.

Designers this season have been making teensy versions of the luxury bags we’ve come to know and love, and fashionistas from Rihanna to Giovanna Battaglia have been snapping it up and toting these mini bags around town.

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Spotted all over the streets of Paris during Haute Couture Fall 2014/2015 Fashion Week, this little bag is making major fashion headlines. What it lacks in size, it makes up for in chicness. These little purses are certainly in line with the minimalist trend that is big in fashion. The size and sleekness of these tiny fashion wonders serve as accessories that blend in or streamline minimalist ensembles. It never takes over or draws attention, mini bags are all about subtlety, it’s all about having a touch of designer luxury. Just a touch.

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Refresh your purse game and snap up these mini bag babies. Here’s our roundup of the chicest mini bags around:

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ValentinoVa Va Voom glossed-alligator shoulder bag from The Outnet 

Alligator skin + studs = major luxury. This bag definitely makes a statement, and the right one at that. Sling this over your shoulder and watch everyone swoon over your purse pal.

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Givenchy Mini Antigona Grained Leather Bag from Luisaviaroma

The big sister version of the Antigona is pretty popular as it is. Carrying this mini Antigona will separate you from the fashion pack, and selecting a bubbly and punchy color like this shocking saturated pink is your ticket to being a street style standout.

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Proenza Schouler PS11 Mini Classic Smooth Leather Bag from Luisaviaroma

The PS11 classic satchel silhouette combined with the heavy metal hardware makes it impossible to resist. It adds modern polish to any outfit. Wear this across your body with a plain maxi tank dress and flip-flops to glamorize even the most casual days.

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Maiyet Peyton Mini Elaphe and Leather Shoulder Bag from Net-a-porter

The red, black, and white stripe print on this Maiyet Mini Shoulder Bag may just be what your denim-and-tee uniform needs. Match your threads with the colors in this bag, or choose a complementary color and wear a cobalt blue boxy crop top; either way all eyes will be on you.

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Chloe Leather Baylee Mini Tote from MyTheresa

This Chloe Baylee Mini takes your everyday carryall to another level. The zipper detailing and contrast leather handles and straps are opulent extras that are great glitzy accents to any getup.

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3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Mini Metallic Shoulder Bag from MyTheresa

The 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli has reached iconic status by now. This crackle metallic blue leather gives an edgy vibe to the fashionista favorite Pashli shape. Wear with leather pants for maximum tough gal appeal.

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Balenciaga Classic Mini City Leather Bag from MyTheresa

A modern classic this Balenciaga Mini City Leather bag takes that typically roomy holdall design and downsizes it, thereby giving it a fresh look. This black leather purse is an investment that will pay dividends since it can match practically anything in your closet, and can quickly switch from day to night.

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Chanel Blue Velvet Mini Boy Bag from The Luxury Closet

The mini bag that started it all, the Chanel Mini Boy Bag has reached cult status and this reverence will surely last beyond this season. The quilted leather flap bag that Chanel is famous for is given a few tweaks, like chunkier chain straps and a geometric logo setting, resulting in a more current look that fashionistas easily fell in love with.

Which bags will you be rocking? Let me know in the comments! Have a great week ahead everyone!

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Sunny Side Up

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The sun shining on my face, light breeze jostling my hair, amazing scenery to take in and gaze upon, and a comfy yet chic ensemble to traipse around in. That is my definition of a perfect day.

The Marina Bay Sands Hotel is one of the most iconic landmarks in Singapore. You cannot visit Singapore and not glance upon its majesty against the clear blue sky.

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A breezy floral top by Yigal Azrouel New York and fresh white jeans by Tommy Hilfiger kept me feeling and looking cool that day. I love the gracefulness that white lends to any look. A nice fitting pair of white jeans is a good addition to your summer wardrobe.

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These 3.1 Phillip Lim shoes are definitely made for walking. And jumping too! I love the detail on this shoe, the white ankle strap and the sturdy block heel make it the perfect pair to wear for an afternoon of walking. Comfy yet chic.

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Don’t forget your trusty pair of sunglasses to protect from the harsh rays of the sun. I made sure to wear my Valentino sunnies, its classic color and shape practically goes with everything.

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This bright yellow belt by Vince Camuto cinched my waist perfectly and added proportion and structure to my outfit of the day.

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The city skyline wouldn’t be complete without the awe-inspiring architecture and the modern magnificence of the Marina Bay Sands. Pay this landmark a visit, it is well worth it.

Make sure you put on your walking heels (just like me!), and get ready to take a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk and take in the sights. It is a great way to spend an afternoon.

Have a great week! Kisses!

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