Author: KnowlesMalinda

New Year, New Handbag! Eight Cute Designer Bags

Calvin Klein 205W395NYC Genuine Calf Hair Tote, $3950

 

Happy New Year! You know what they say New Year, new you! Now is the time not just to make your plans for 2018 but it’s also a great time for a new hairstyle, profile picture or even a new handbag!

Order the Michael Kors Fox Fur Tote for the rest of the winter or pre-order the Hayward Python Shopper for Spring! Check out more handbags below and keep in mind that ModaOperandi is having a promotion of up to 25% off their handbags until January 12th. Just use the code NEWBAG25 for 25% off $1000 purchase and NEWBAG20 for 20% off a $500 purchase

Happy shopping!

                 Gucci Dionysus Suede Clutch, $1890

 

                 Cult Gaia Small Ark Handbag, $298

 

 
Michael Kors Large Elenor Genuine Fox Fur Tote, $1750

 

Alexander Wang Dome Stud Roxy Black Suede Mini Bucket Bag, $595
Balenciaga Small Classic City Graffiti Leather Tote, $2190
              Hayward Shiny Python Mini Shopper, $790

                   3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Magenta Leather Mini Satchel, $417

                                                                   

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles

 

NEW COLLECTIONS

My Grandma’s Christmas Bacardi Rum Cake

In honor of my late grandmother, I’m baking several Bacardi rum cakes this year for family and friends. I didn’t forget about myself, I’m also going to bake one for the house. Rum cake is absolutely delicious and one thing you can do is pour rum itself on the cake after its finished just to make it a drunk cake! I’ve been told this is a Caribbean thing but I do have family from the Bahamas.

Anyway, bake one of these for the Holidays and enjoy!

Ingredients

Cake: 

1 18 1/2 oz. package yellow cake mix

1 3/4 oz. package Jell-O Vanilla Instant Pudding and Pie Filling

1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

4 eggs

1/2 cup cold water

1/2 cup Wesson Oil

1/2 cup Bacardi rum

 

Glaze:

1/4 lb. butter

1/4 cup water

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup Bacardi rum

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour 10″ tube or 12-cup Bundt pan. Sprinkle nuts over bottom of the pan. Mix all cake ingredients together and pour batter over nuts. Bake one hour. Cool. Invert on serving plate. Prick the top with a fork or toothpick. Drizzle and smooth glaze evenly over top and sides. Allow cake to absorb glaze. Repeat until all the glaze is used. 

Glaze: Melt butter in saucepan. Stir in water and sugar. Boil five minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in rum.

 

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles

Alexander Wang at Art Basel Miami Beach

This weekend I went down to Miami for Art Basel Miami Beach. It was an amazing show full of beautiful paintings, sculptures, champagne and even oysters. I wore a grey Alexander Wang dress (similar here), my grey Alexander Wang handbag (similar and on sale here) and vintage grey Lanvin metallic sneakers. It was cool down in Miami this weekend so I also wore my Veda leather jacket while outside.

If you love art and haven’t seen my artwork, click here. Prints are available for purchase if you fall in love with any of them. Maybe next year I will show with a gallery. Anyway, check out more great artwork from Art Basel below!

   

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles

 

Pop-In@Nordstrom Holidays ft. MoMA Design Store now at NORDSTROM.

Army Green Wish Set

So I recently discovered Wish a website and app that features all kinds of merchandise for next to nothing! You order directly from China usually so it cuts out the middleman and makes the prices cheaper. I got this set for only $12. Now you would say that the quality was compromised right? Well, the set actually is a very good cotton and it hasn’t just fallen apart. I’m a fan of high and low fashion as long as we support our designers.

Anyway, this is a style perfect for the Fall. I paired the set with vintage Christian Louboutins from Bergdorf Goodman. Just layer it with your coats and jackets to be a little warmer in the snow!

  

Photo Credit: Mariya Nicole Photography

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles

Ten Holiday Gift Ideas

Happy Holidays! It’s that time of the year for gift-giving. I did some online shopping and found ten holiday gifts to consider for that special someone or even a kid. From electronics to a Gucci bag to a tea time experience, check them out below!

 Yuliya Magdych Robe 

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A1 Wireless Speaker 

24K Gold Crocodile Teddy Bear

    

 

Pret A Portea Berkeley Experience by Chef Mourad Khiat 

Le Creuset Signature Cast Iron French/Dutch Pot (20% off)

Hamilton Khaki Aviation X-Wind Automatic Chronograph Leather Strap Watch (25% off) 

 

 

Tasha Jeweled Cat Ear Beanie

             Urbanears ‘Plattan ADV Wireless’ Bluetooth Headphones

Gucci Gatto Medium Top Handle Bag 

 

Fitbit ‘Charge 2’ Wireless Activity & Heart Rate Tracker 

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles

Blue and White Striped Mark D. Sikes Dress

When I was in New York in October there were a few warm days and I wore this Mark D. Sikes blue and white striped dress with my new Proenza Schouler PS1 white handbag. Since I’ve moved to Florida, this handbag goes perfectly with many of my bright-colored outfits. And if you’re up north, who says you can’t wear white all year round? If not, check out some of these other colors that the Proenza Schouler PS1 handbags below! 

 

Photo Credit: Mariya Nicole Photography

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles

Cyber Monday $150 Giveaway and Pink Metallic For Love & Lemons Skirt

Happy Cyber Monday everybody! Today is a great day for online deals and another great day for a giveaway! I’m giving away a $150 gift certificate to Shopbop, just in time for the holidays.

ENTER TO WIN HERE!!

My outfit goes great for a date night to dinner or just when you want to stunt. This For Love & Lemons pink metallic skirt and lace bodysuit will definitely make heads turn in the room. I got it from Revolve and it wasn’t even that expensive (skirt $123, bodysuit $184). Check out more photos below and make sure to peep Revolve’s site for Cyber Monday (up to 75% off select markdowns)!  

Photo Credit: Mariya Nicole Photography

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles

NA-KD