Summer ’18 Bags: Woven Raffia

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prettylittlething, raffia, summer, handbag, accessories, summer bag

Raffia bags are one of my favorites during the summer! Last year I was obsessed with my cult gaia bag (which I still am), but this year I’ve been leaning towards bags made from raffia. It just screams ‘Summa, summa, summa-timeee’! Woven raffia and wicker are similar to me and both are one of my favorites in the warmer months.

What is Raffia?

Raffia is “a palm tree native to tropical Africa and Madagascar, with a short trunk and leaves that may grow up to 60 feet (18 m) long. The fiber from the raffia leaves, used for making items such as hats, baskets, and mats” (Dictionary.com).
If you google ‘raffia’, you’ll see it is a natural color but it is often dyed other beautiful colors. This black bag (no longer online, but here is a similar one) I saw when walking through Zara, buying things I didn’t need, and just couldn’t leave without it. There are some really cute structured bags that are perfect for the season. Rounded up a few favorites made from raffia or with raffia accents right now. I also threw in a few of other fab summer bags that are on my wishlist. And if you see me out and about this Summer, sorry if you get tired of seeing this one!
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palazzo pant, forever21, pants, summer, trends, fashion, style
photos by Luccia Lowenthal of Luccia Photos

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Beach Kimonos

I’ve been loving kimonos lately! The idea of throwing on something light over shorts and bodysuit or jeans and a tank sounds perfect to me. I especially like kimonos over swimwear! It’s such a nice alternative to your typically ‘shirt’ style cover up and can transition so well. This beach kimono set (here) I had to have. Mainly because I love the Versace vibes from the chain print. I threw it on in Miami over a swimsuit – you could wear this out walking around (hence the heels) or to…

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Summer Staple: Palazzo Pants

Typically, I go for dresses during the Summer months, but lately I’ve been loving pants. Dresses are great because if you tend to grab and go, more often than not, it’s one item. You find some shoes. Grab your bag. Head out the door! I don’t know why I feel like separates require so much more effort. Anyway, maybe I’ve matured or maybe the palazzo pant trend is just too fab to not take part in. I love the wide leg, the beautiful prints, and overall just how comfy they…

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Summer Ready Watermelon Champagne ‘POP-tail’

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