#HERSSENTIALS: The Prada Bag

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What exactly is a closet without a Prada? Nada! A month ago when I went to Milan, my dad and I were looking for cute bags. Upon stumbling Prada’s window display, my eyes were crushing hard for that black and white crossover bag. While I also had my sights on a straw bag, I concluded that the first bag I saw looked like a better investment since it was something that I could see myself wear more frequently. The day after, it was sealed: I got the bag I wanted!

From there on, I’ve been wearing it non-stop whether it be for brunch, shopping or dinner. Let’s say that the obsession got wayyyyy too real. While crossbody bags are mainly seen as a weekend thing, you can actually squeeze it in on the weekdays!

A) The Coffee Date

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Liana t-shirt | Reworked Emporio Armani skirt | Vintage necklace | Prada bag | Forever 21 choker (as bracelet)

This situation usually calls for a super chill outfit regardless of who you’re seeing. If you’re seeing that cutie from Tinder or your boss, a little professionalism in the looks department goes a long way. In place of the denim mini, wear a structured bag with a statement miniskirt. It’s cute AND polished as fuck. For that little glam girl in you, toss on a rhinestone/faux Swarovski crystal necklace and you’re good to go! Shoe-wise, pick a flat if you’re gonna walk around later or go for a daring heel with some socks if you’re gonna hail a Lyft.

B) The Concert 3B2A1881.JPG

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Iro moto jacket | Liana t-shirt | Vintage dress

Whoever thought of planning concerts on a Thursday night is a genius. The day before Friday is the new Saturday. A couple of weeks ago, I went to an R5 concert at Gramercy Theatre, where they premiered their new EP New Addictions. It was my first time seeing them and by chance, I was just strutting around in a glitter tee and pink wig. I honestly never thought that I’d plan my outfit to match their new cover, where Rydel wears a pink wig. But if you’re going to a concert that isn’t R5, always throw on a leather jacket! It carries the Prada purse into something that’s casual enough to wear at sundown. Since most concert venues I go involve a LOTTA walking, I always wanna make sure that I remain hands-free if I’m taping the show on my Insta Stories. Thank Miuccia Prada for making my life easier.

 

Similar products: Vintage 1940s Rhinestone Necklace |  X by NBD Kendra Dress |  Muuba Mustang Patent Biker Jacket 


All photos by Hallie Geller

#HERssentials: the city edition

New York, I’ve missed you terribly.

It’s been a month and a half since I left you. While I wanna sleep all day long and complain about the cold weather (ugh, I hate it!), there are few things that make me happy all day long. (I secretly wanna sing like Julie Andrews while trying to battle this nasty jet lag!)

IMG_0393.JPG Giant Vintage cat eye sunnies | Pop & Suki camera bag | Milani liquid lipstick | LMU Iggy the Lion keychain

Everyone always swears by the “one” thing they can’t live without, but there are a few that I need to start my day with. Since childhood, I’ve been collecting sunglasses and if there’s one that I legibly cannot live without, it’d be my vintage ’90s cat eye shades from Giant Vintage. From the pearly white frames to the elliptical oval lenses, these bad girls are alien chic at its finest. Although alien shades have a bad rap for being a ‘lil too cheesy, it’s always done right when you have ’em in a cat eye silhouette. If you wanna cop the exact look, you can get something similar to this.

If I need to have a purse, I’ll always grab my Pop & Suki bag. Honestly, it is THE best (bag) I’ve ever had! Although it’s small, it can stuff EVERYTHING: keys, Metrocard, phone, small wallet, lipsticks, etc! Unlike most bags in the game, you can sling it on your shoulder or let it go as a clutch. Price-wise, I have to admit that it was worth spending on. It’s so easy to find it in case I ever store it. 😉

Speaking of lipsticks, you seriously NEED to buy this. I’m being 100% dead serious. Milani liquid metallic lipsticks are HEAVENLY and freakishly regal! Among all the shades there, the one I swear by is Matterialistic, a brownish coppery red. Although metallic shades are always perceived to be “trendy”, it’s something to invest in since you never know when you need to add that “oomph”. WARNING: you will get TONS of compliments wearing this beauty! ✨✨

Last but not least, no purse is EVER complete without a cute stuffed toy. Every adult in your life older than your sister may say that it’s “too kiddy” to rock a plush, but screw it! As a firm believer that there’s no limit in age, this cute ‘lil lion is here to make me smile. Before I can go on, it’s the official mascot of Loyola Marymount University, where I went to college, and his name is Iggy the Lion. Any time I put ‘lil Iggy on, I just wanna pet him! I mean, don’t you wanna feel that mane?!

What are your essentials?