Backpack Purses – My Favorite Summer Trend

Backpack Purses – My Favorite Summer Trend

Fashion and accessories are always changing and every season brings us a new trend to get excited about. This summer, the trend that I am most excited about are backpack purses. Turns out backpacks are not just for the classroom anymore. This trend first popped up on my Instagram during festival season and now I see cute backpack purses everywhere!

Backpack Purses

I’ve rounded up my favorite backpack purse options of all sizes and prices below! Just hover over each picture to see the price of the bag. All of the listed options are under $100!

The best part about this backpack trend is that it’s not just a purse it can be a laptop bag, diaper bag, carry on, the options are endless. Like, my friend, John C. Reilly said in Step Brothers, ” So much room for activities”. Turns out this quote isn’t really that relevant, I just really love the movie Step Brothers.

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Travel Backpack

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Backpack purses are the perfect bag for a weekend on the go. This past weekend we visited some of our best friends in one of my favorite cities, Denver. We had the best time! We drank all the drinks and ate all the food and just had a really great time. I brought my brand new backpack purse along for the ride and was very happy with my new purchase.

Backpack Purses
Summer Purses

I used my backpack purse the entire time we were in Denver and I have to tell you, I am hooked. Not only is it a super cute trend but it’s also so much more comfortable than a large purse.

What do you think about this trend? Are you excited about it or do you think backpacks belong in the classroom? Leave your thoughts in the comments below! XOXO

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Monday Must Haves: 5 Things I Am Obsessed With This Week

Monday Must Haves: 5 Things I Am Obsessed With This Week

Happy Monday! Is Monday an exciting start to a new week or a four-letter word for you? My answer changes depending on the week. This week, I am starting the week feeling happy, confident and excited to conquer the week. Feeling this great on a Monday morning is not the norm for me, the words I would normally use to describe my Monday morning would probably be tired, unmotivated and dehydrated. I guess the saying “A Sunday well spent brings a week of content” is probably true.

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Happy Monday Y’all!

When I first started blogging, almost a year ago (WHAT?!?) I consistently posted the things I was obsessed with that week. Somehow in the past 10 months, I got away from this weekly blog post and honestly, I missed it. So here I am declaring that Monday Must Haves is BACK!

I was going to dedicate this Monday Must Haves to Mother’s Day gifts but I feel like there are plenty of Mother’s Day gift guides all over the internet. You can find my favorite gift guides here, here and here.

Okay, here is what I am obsessing over this week.

The perfect nude lipstick combo

I am ALWAYS on the hunt for a nude lip that I love. I get bored with my lipstick way too easy so I am constantly changing my everyday lip. For the past few months, I have been using the same lip liner and lipstick duo and I can’t see to get enough of the combo.

A Great Fitting Bodysuit

Dead To Me

WHOA! This show. My mind is blown. The surprises keep coming and coming, so dang good. Also, its produced by Will Farrell so that means it must be good, right?! Its a must watch, fortunately, it’s on Netflix so basically you can binge it all in one afternoon.

High Waisted Bikinis


New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

If you have been watching my Wine Wednesday Instagram stories you know I am obsessed with a nice chilled Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. I love the crisp, citrus heavy flavors that New Zealand’s Sauvignon Blanc’s give, the perfect wine for an afternoon by the pool.

Here is a list of My favorite New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc’s that you can easily purchase in America at a great price point:

  1. Matua
  2. Oyster Bay
  3. Kim Crawford
  4. Wairau River
  5. Whitehaven

I am always on the hunt for new things to add to my list of weekly obsessions, so I need to know what are you obsessing over this week?

Hope you have the best week!

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April Roundup: The Most Popular Items On Hat On The Map

April Roundup: The Most Popular Items On Hat On The Map

Guys, its May. How did that happen? I am not going to annoy you with a really awesome ‘Nsync lyric but just know that I am thinking it! Not only did April bring us showers but it also brought us some really awesome warm-weather fashion.

A new month means that I get to share the most popular items from the previous month. If you are curious about how I determine the most popular items every month, it is a combination of the most popular items on Instagram, the liketoknow.it app and my blog.

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Summer Fashion Trends

Espadrille Wedges | High Rise Shorts | Tie Front Tank Top | Wicker Purse

April on Hat On The Map was all about Spring / Summer fashion, specifically super cute pieces to take on vacation. In fact, the most shopped item was definitely swimsuits! I have no fun beach vacations planned for this month, but boy did I shop as I did. Our swimming pool is going to see me in some cute swimsuits, that’s for sure!

It’s no surprise to me that once again the most popular retailer on Hat On The Map was Amazon. 7 out of 10 of my most popular items are from Amazon, I mean I get it, it’s honestly the best! I do a ton of Amazon stuff because everyone seems to love it but what other retailers would you guys like to see? Please leave a comment below, email me or DM me on Instagram and let me know!!

One more really awesome thing about my most popular April items is everything is under $50!! It appears that everyone really does love a deal!

Now let’s get to the most popular items on Hat On The Map from April.

Revlon Colorstay Foundation: Turns out that you guys love this Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation Dupe as much as I do.

Off The Shoulder Bikini: This bikini is the cutest, I can imagine it now, sitting on a white beach, with a drink in my hand wearing this cute little bikini.

High Rise Jean Shorts: I will be living in these shorts all summer long, they are so comfortable and fit perfect!

Tie Front One Piece Swimsuit: I loveeeeee a swimsuit with no straps because who wants tan lines, you know?!

White Nikes: The perfect white sneaker for spring! Because a cute sandal does not fit every occasion.

Cut Out One Piece Swimsuit: I love Cupshe! Here’s a shopping secret; almost all of Cupshe’s inventory is available Amazon Prime, a much easier way to shop this awesome retailer.

High Waisted Bikini: I am the number one fan of this high waisted bikini trend, gimme all the flattering bikinis!

Ankle Strap Espadrille Wedge: I can’t stop talking/wearing these! Hello, cutest wedges EVER!!! I’ve seen wedges identical to these for up to $200!

Short Sleeve Dress : A lightweight dress is always the best bet for a warm summer day!

Oversized Square Sunglasses (Celine Dupe): Quality, cute and stylish sunglasses for under $15?! yes, please!!

Okay, I need to know, now that it’s May, what are you shopping for this month? I am on the lookout for all of the cute tops for warm Palm Springs days. Happy May flowers to all of you!!!

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Hat On The Map | Lifestyle and Fashion Blog

The Best of TJ MAXX: Spring/ Summer Fashions

The Best of TJ MAXX: Spring/ Summer Fashions

My Instagram feed is currently full of the cutest spring/summer fashions from all sorts of retailers but one retailer I have not yet seen represented is my personal favorite, TJ Maxx. I think it’s safe to say that basically everyone loves TJ Maxx, right? I also think everyone would agree that hunting for the cutest items at TJ Maxx can be quite the chore.

I spent hours combing TJ Maxx’s website for the absolute cutest summer fashions and let me tell you, I found tons of cute, must have items. The best part about all of my TJ Maxx finds is they are all under $50!!! WHAT?! I know, isn’t TJ Maxx the best?

After spending so much time shopping on TJ Maxx’s website what I quickly realized is the best summer fashions on their website are their accessories. I found the absolute cutest shoes, purses, and earrings!

If you scroll through my TJ Maxx picks you can quickly identify what trends I am obsessed with this spring/ summer. The trends that I can’t get enough of are one piece swimsuits, straw bags, and espadrille-inspired shoes.

What are your favorite spring/summer trends that you can’t seem to get enough of in 2019?

Okay, now let’s get to the real good stuff at TJ Maxx.

Hope you enjoyed my TJ Maxx picks. Now, I need to know what is your absolute favorite retailer!?

Happy Shopping!

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Shoes for Spring: The Best of White Sneakers

Shoes for Spring: The Best of White Sneakers

The flowers have bloomed, the temperatures have risen, it is officially spring! I love spring and I especially love the cute new fashion that comes along with spring. This spring I am all heart eyes for all the sneakers, I love them. Specifically white sneakers. They are casual, comfortable and look great with shorts, jeans, or dresses.

When most people think of new spring shoes they normally think of sandals or open toe heels but there are plenty of occasions where a tennis shoe is most appropriate. Like if you are exploring a new city and plan on walking all day, a sneaker is the best option or if you are attending a festival in the middle of the desert, a sneaker is absolutely the best option!

White Sneakers
Shoes For Spring

I just realized that I use the words sneaker/ tennis shoe interchangeably. Am I the only one who does this? There are tons of words that I picked up from my time in the south that I did not use growing up in California, and I think sneaker might be one of those words.

Now that I live in Palm Springs, tennis shoe season is year round. The seasons in Palm Springs look like this: sweater weather, windy but warm, so hot you can’t go outside and absolutely perfect. Those are the four seasons. The good news is cute little white sneakers are perfect for all four of those seasons.

Okay, let’s get to my absolute favorite white sneakers

People are turned off by white sneakers because they get dirty much faster than their colored counterparts. When I purchase white sneakers, I immediately scotch guard the shoes and this little trick keeps white shoes clean and crisp for a very long time. If you have any secrets to keeping your white tennis shoes clean and white for a long time, I would love to hear them!

White tennis shoes
White Vans for Women

Happy Spring my friends!

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