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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Wild Like Honey

It’s starting to finally feel like fall in Chicago! That means time to whip out the stomping boots, PSL’s, and a good Gossip Girl fall episode. Nothing says fall quite like a Gossip Girl Thanksgiving episode and this plaid skirt is giving me all the Blair Waldorf feels. My favorite stomping boots have already hit the town 3x this season and I’m super happy they are in perfect condition. Unfortunately, they are still full price at DSW, however, very worth it (linked above). My Wild Honey tee is marked down to $7.99 at Forever21.

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Holding Onto Summer

Labor Day Weekend is days away, which means summer is nearing its end. I am breaking out all my favorite summer pieces before it’s too late. The gingham top I am wearing is a few years old from Target, however, I linked a very similar piece super on sale from Forever 21. The white mini is by FAR my favorite purchase this summer. Although it is sold out in white, it’s still available in black and in denim (the denim is super cute). I haven’t been too much on my blogging game lately. I have been having WAY too much fun and enjoying my summer. I am also very ready for fall fashion. Cheers to PSL’s and cozy sweaters. P.S – PSL’s are back at Starbucks tomorrow August 27th!

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Hot Girl Summer

It’s been FAR too long since I have posted any outfit details to my blog. I have been having WAY too much fun this summer, honestly by far the best summer I have had. Also known as “hot girl summer”. I am also starting to be pretty over my summer wardrobe. Anyone else? BUT I did find this adorable yellow bodysuit from the BP. department at Nordstrom for only $10.20. Such a steal! 

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Beat The Heat

Feeling very fortunate to be able to work in a casual environment that allows tube tops and ripped jeans. Summer in Chicago is heating up fast. I’m beating the heat with my hair tied up, comfy ripped jeans, and easy light-weight tube tops. My jeans, adorable bandana, and tube top are all from Target! Georgie is clearly not the biggest fan of this heat…

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Spotted At Google

I also really love this outfit that I wore for day one at Google. I have been searching all over for a cheetah midi skirt. Everything on Nordstrom is upwards of $50 dollars. The original skirt I found on Target from Wild Fable, had absolutely terrible reviews. This A New Day Leopard Pleated A-Line is super lightweight, the perfect length, and the print is absolutely adorable. AND it’s under $30!