Author: The Girl & The Bag

Hello & welcome to The Girl & The Bag! My name is Taylor Domenica Rascia, I am a 26-year old Chicago Fashion Blogger. I officially launched my blog in February of 2016, as a creative place to share my passion for fashion and beauty. I have a serious handbag addiction, non-matching Mani/Pedi phobia, & obsession with mixing prints.
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Quarantine Uniform

Yoga pants, a sports bra, sweatshirt, and sneakers = the new daily quarantine uniform. Scary times right now across the world with COVID-19. I hope you’re all doing your part to flatten the curve and stay home. I have been doing home workouts with my Sworkit app decked out in JoyLab gear, binge watching Elite, cooking tons of Trader Joe’s recipes, and reading. How are you keeping busy?

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White out

All white everything! I have been looking for a white leather jacket everywhere. I ordered this Levis leather jacket first off of Amazon. I absolutely love the croc finish, however, the color of the jacket was more of a beige/off-white. I wanted a true bleach white. The BB Dakota jacket I also have in black and it is by far my favorite jacket I own. I wanted to do something different, however, I ordered once I ordered it in white I fell in love. The white color is absolutely perfect, it’s a very true white! 

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Bright Start To 2020

Peace 2019 – you will certainly not be forgotten, for both the good and very very bad. Hoping for a 2020 as bright as this sweater. Obsessing over neon right now, especialyl this La La Land Creative Co Neon Dolman Sleeve Ribbed Top. Another find at the Nordstrom half-yearly sale, that was not actually part of the sale :).  It’s way more neon in person than the product image on Nordstrom. I bought an xs, it’s oversized and fits very comfortably. 

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Pink Makes Everything Pretty

If you know me, you know I am not a big sweater or cardigan lover. I RARELY buy them. The ones I actually have an interest in are always WAY too expensive. The ones that are cheap, are always poor quality and ugly. I am obsessed with the pink color of this cardigan, in person it’s almost neon. I stumbled upon it at the Nordstrom half-yearly sale, of course not on sale – BUT only $49.00! It’s super high-quality and cozy. I got an XS because it’s oversized. 

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Christmas Sparkles

I really wanted to post this outfit because it was special to me. This was our first Christmas without my Nani and my Uncle. My grandmother light up every room that she entered with her glitzy outfits and fun personality. I wanted to wear something this Christmas in honor of her. AKIRA is my go-to place when shopping for a night out or formal occasion. I found the sparkliest pants I could find, paired with this adorable suede off-the-shoulder crop top. I absolutely LOVED this look. The top can be worn dressed up or dressed down with jeans. The sparkly pants are super comfortable and flattering (they do shed though). This is an easy and fun look for NYE.