The Most Popular Bag Types for Men in 2023

What we carry says a lot about who we are. And in 2023, the types of bags men choose are as diverse as they are practical. From classic leather briefcases to the trendy canvas laptop backpack, there’s a style to suit every man’s needs. Here are the five most popular bag types for men in 2023.

Crossbody Bags

The crossbody bag is a convenient, stylish choice that tops the list. This bag is lightweight and comfortable, with a strap that crosses the body for a secure fit. It is ideal for daily use and offers enough space for essentials like wallets, phones, and keys. It’s perfect for men who prefer a laid-back, casual style.

Leather Briefcases

Even in the digital age, the traditional leather briefcase symbolizes professionalism. With a sleek design and durable build, leather briefcases are a mainstay for businessmen. These cases provide ample space for documents, laptops, and other essentials. A well-crafted leather briefcase exudes confidence and elegance.

Canvas Laptop Backpack

In 2023, the canvas laptop backpack is not just for students anymore. It’s become an everyday item for professionals and travelers alike. Made with durable canvas, these backpacks protect laptops and offer plenty of room for other items. Their comfortable, balanced load distribution makes them a preferred choice for men on the go. With various compartments for easy organization, the canvas laptop backpack is a stylish, practical solution for carrying your world.

Popular Bag Types for Men

Messenger Bags

With a design combining the best crossbody bags and briefcases, the messenger bag is a favorite among many men. Whether in rich leather or rugged canvas, messenger bags are ideal for those who need easy access to their items. Their spacious interiors and various pockets provide an excellent balance of style and functionality.

Gym Duffle Bags

Health and fitness continue to be a priority for many men, and the gym duffle bag reflects this trend. It’s perfect for the active man, with ample room for workout clothes, shoes, and small exercise equipment. Gym duffle bags are practical and durable and made from robust materials that withstand regular use.


The bags men choose in 2023 are not just about carrying things; they’re about expressing personality and meeting diverse needs. Whether it’s the functional canvas laptop backpack or the sophisticated leather briefcase, each popular bag type offers a unique blend of style and practicality. So, choose a bag that suits both your needs and your style because, in 2023, there’s a bag for every man.

The Style Guide to Wearing a Rose Gold Apple Watch Band

Rose gold is undeniably a unique color for an apple watch band. However, most people are afraid of choosing this option because they don’t know how to style it with other clothes and accessories. On the contrary, rose gold is one of the most versatile color options in the fashion industry. It blends well with all skin tones and a wide range of colors. It also matches with formal and casual wear. Therefore, it should be easy for you to style it.

If you want to buy apple watch band for rose gold and you don’t know what to wear it with. Below we have compiled a couple of tips to help you style and wear a rose gold apple watch band.

Wearing a Rose Gold Apple Watch Band

Casual Wear

A rose gold apple watch band can be styled to suit all occasions, including casual wear. You can rock this hue with a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. Rose fold blends really well with natural colors. Therefore, if you are styling a casual outfit, go for a black or blue pair of jeans with your rose gold apple watch band. As for the t-shirt, you can play around with neutral colors such as black, white, brown and gray.

Because rose gold tends to pop out. It will complement your casual wear. This hue will also add some complexness to a simple casual outfit.

Formal Wear

For formal outfits, rose gold also looks good when worn with dark-colored suits. This applies to both men and women. This apple watch band color radiates a sense of power and uniqueness. It will, therefore, add some charm to your formal outfit and break the monotony.

Extra Accessories and Jewelry

If you love wearing accessories, then a rose gold apple watch band won’t be the only thing on your body. Below are some accessory combinations that look stunning when combined with rose gold apple watch bands;

• Silver Jewelry: One would assume that a rose gold apple watch band would clash with silver jewelry such as earrings and bracelets. But these two create a remarkable contrast. Silver features cooler tones which complement the warm tones of rose gold. Whether it’s a casual or formal outfit, don’t be afraid to add some silver alongside your rose gold apple watch band.

• Rose Gold Jewelry: If you are not a fan of mix and matches, you can play it safe by wearing extra accessories in a similar rose gold hue. Your outfit will make a bold personal statement when all your accessories are rose gold. Such a dress code evokes drama and confidence.

Is a Rose Gold Apple Watch Band Suitable for Men and Women?

Gone are the days when specific colors were assigned to different genders. Today, any man or woman can wear a rose gold apple watch band, and they would look amazing. Rose gold is a soft, dark and golden shade of hue. It, therefore, comprises a touch of both femininity and masculinity. Gender should be the last thing on your mind when styling a rose gold apple watch band.

You Can Never Go Wrong with a Rose Gold Apple Watch Band

Rose gold is currently the trendiest color for apple watch bands because you can wear it with anything. From formal to casual, this hue will blend well with other colors and complement your outfit.

Feminine Farmhouse Christmas

Hey friends! If you checked out my post from last week, you got a little peek of my office decorated for Christmas! Well, today I get to share more of a reveal with you! I absolutely LOVE decorating for Christmas!! I am a firm believer you should have multiple Christmas trees in your home! This year we have three large ones on each floor and I’m also considering putting one in our master bedroom (but shh.. don’t tell my husband that part!) 😉

farmhouse office decorated for Christmas

I have decided to do something I haven’t done before.. I usually decorate and incorporate red into my Christmas design each year, but this year I didn’t! But who’s to say I still won’t 😉 I had fun decorating my office because I was able to be a little more feminine and use textures and patterns I really like, opposed to our family tree in the living room.

I put my 6 ft. pre-lit tree I bought from Target in my ceramic antique tub and it fit perfectly cornered behind my couch! I used very simple things as ornaments so I wouldn’t have to go out and buy all new ones. I used rolled up book pages and folded them in half to give an accordion look and placed them throughout the tree. I also took metallic chalkboard gift tags I snagged from Target dollar spot last year, and wrote things that mean the most to me (family, love, joy, etc.). I also added small strands of crystals and just hung them from the branches. They are absolutely beautiful when the light hits them!! You can see the cute little picture frame ornaments I made, that are perfect for this tree! I also love the large overly-glittered cardboard letters that say “Merry Christmas”, simply drooped across the tree!

This is a fun little mix to farmhouse chic design! I’ve always had a thing for polka dots, black & white and leopard! I feel like this flawlessly incorporates them all <3

farmhouse office decorated for Christmas

It was a real pleasure to have you visiting my home office today! I hope that you will stop by again soon! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving friends <3

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Witches and Wonders Halloween Blog Hop

When you think of Halloween you probably don’t think of putting up a tree. And to be honest, it’s not something I’ve ever done… Until now! I was super excited when I received an email to work with Treetopia and be apart of their Witches and Wonders Halloween Blog Hop! What is that you may ask? It’s where myself and four other ladies chose one of the beautiful Treetopia trees and gave them little Halloween twist!

Today I’m sharing with you my Halloween inspired tree!

Halloween inspired tree

It’s no surprise Tinsel found her cozy spot right in the middle of all the action 🙂 But no complaints here! She looks beautiful next to my Halloween tree! I was a little nervous at the thoughts of decorating a tree in colors I typically don’t use. But I’ll tell ya what, I’m just tickled with how it turned out!

The gorgeous black and gold ombre Christmas tree totally steals the show! This is such a beautiful tree and I cannot wait to decorate it for Christmas too! It’s definitely one that I will be using again and again! Conveniently, we were watching our favorite Halloween movie, Hocus Pocus, and I began to gather inspiration for my design!

Halloween inspired tree

I wanted to include some of the significant necessities of this frightful holiday. Things like skulls, witch hats, broomsticks, witch fingers and spider webs! I had fun incorporating colors like orange, green and purple into it too! My little girl didn’t have school the day we decorated the tree, so she had a lot of fun helping me add on the fun items that brought this tree to life!

Even baby Gray decided to “help” with the tree, haha!

So what do you think? Something you could see or yourself doing next year? What a fun addition to Halloween decor!

Thank you for stopping by! Be sure to check out the other bloggers participating!

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Early Fall Mantel

Hey you, welcome! I’m so happy you’re here hanging out with me this morning! It’s beginning for feel more like Fall here in Ohio… The temps are crisp in the mornings and evenings and it’s got me so excited for them to stick around!

Today I’m excited to share with you my early Fall mantel. It isn’t anything over-the-top. It’s very simple and clean, and I love it! I have had a major obsession with silver dollar eucalyptus lately. It is just so beautiful and whimsy, I can’t get enough of it! It pairs perfectly with white and blue pumpkins, which I’m also obsessed with this time of year. I’m a firm believer that using books as “fillers” in design, is one of the best things ever! I love incorporating books, as often as possible. It just makes the space look and feel cozy, instantly.

Fall mantel

You know, I love making book page banners too, so this one is a glitter F A L L banner; super simple. Check out my banner from last Fall here! I will have these adorable glitter Fall banners for sale at the Zassy’s Fall Barn Sale October 1-3, and also for purchase in my Etsy shop, soon!

Fall mantel

Fall mantel

Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my early Fall mantel design! I hope you’re leaving here a little more inspired to think outside the Fall design box! 😉 Have a wonderful week and come back soon!!

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DIY work desk

The truth is, sometimes it takes me months to finally write a post on projects we’ve accomplished around the house. You may remember awhile back, me sharing some photos on Instagram of a table my husband and I were making. We actually created it to be a work desk for my office! To this day, it is one of my favorite pieces we’ve ever made!!

DIY office desk

This DIY work desk is the perfect piece for my office and allows me to have the adequate amount of working space I need for things like my sewing machine, printer and silhouette! And lucky you, I’m sharing how we made it today 😉

We headed to Lowe’s and purchased a clear kiln-dried aspen panel that measured 24″w X 72″l for the top, 3 spruce pine furring strips that measure 1″ X 8ft., and 2 spruce pine furring strips that measured 2.5″ X 8ft.. Previous to starting our project we purchased oak wood table legs from Amazon here, but you can purchase similar from Lowe’s here. Once home, we began to assemble the table! Choose a side for the top and bottom of the aspen panel. Make sure you have a sturdy work station. In our case, we used to saw horses to rest the panel on. Please excuse our messy garage!! Next, take a strip of the 1″ furring strips, measure it to length of the panel and cut, continue for each side. Using your nail gun, nail each piece into place. The top side of the table will be flat, but the bottom will have a bit of a lip. Get your table legs and position them to your desired location on the bottom of the panel. Using an angel, drill and screw into place. Grab your 2.5″ furring strip and measure between each leg, cut to size and screw into place. Using some extra 1″ furring strips, create some stability for the table by using short screws and screwing equally the length of the panel. Flip your piece over and relish in it’s beauty!!

Make sure everything is even and there are no screws popping through. Using filler, begin to fill your nail holes. Once dry, use a sanding block and sand until smooth. I used a dark walnut stain I already had and stained the entire piece. Once that was dry, I made a mixture of white paint and water for whitewashing. I love using the whitewashing technique because it gives it a worn, rustic look! Work in small areas when whitewashing. Simply brush it on, allow it to sit for a few seconds and wipe it off with a clean white towel. Continue this for the entire piece. The longer you allow the whitewash to sit, the more the piece will absorb the color.

DIY office desk

I am just tickled with how the finished product turned out! It’s truly a beautiful piece to see in person and it looks so expensive!!

So what do you think? Thank you for stopping by! Be sure to stop by next week, I’m sharing how I made the french-inspired drop cloth skirt!

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The Windsor Bench

Hello friend! It’s great to have you here today! It was a beautiful weekend that consisted of lots of laughs, dreamy weather and a little farm market that had pumpkins!! As you can imagine, I was ecstatic about that! I have been busy preparing for the barn show I will be a part of the first of October ( I will share more about that later!). That has put me even more in the mood for Fall, because I’m making so many lovely Fall decor items! With that said, I finally finished the Windsor bench and I was eager to decorate it for Fall 🙂

A few months back while shopping at a local Antique Mall, I came across a really lovely, old black Windsor chair. I mean this thing was beautiful! I quickly looked at the price tag, only to be shocked it was $495! Say whaaat? Crazy stuff right there! I left, somewhat, broken hearted…

home decor

A few days later, to my surprise I came across a very similar bench someone was selling. I jumped on that like a hot cake, and ended up getting it! I was like a little kid in a candy store! It was beautiful, and I couldn’t wait to get working on it!

When we bought it, it was a combination of hunter green stained wood and a stained maple-colored seat. I didn’t care for the combination, and I kept reverting back to the black Windsor chair, so I knew it was going to be black! Black is a color I have never painted a piece of furniture before, so I was a little intimidated… You can see the “before” picture below, and PLEASE excuse our messy garage! I’m just keepin’ it real folks 😉

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Before I got to painting, I sanded the seat down to the natural wood. It was looking better already!! I began painting soon after, no taping off, nothing. I quickly realized that was a big mistake when I started getting close to the ends of the spindles; oh, did I forget to mention the seat wasn’t going to be painted black! Yes, so smarty pants me, I figured I could easily sand off any small marks I would get on the wood while painting.. wrong! It was a disaster, and I may have cried. I called my husband and he had just the trick to fix it. He hooked up a wire brush attachment to his cordless drill, and with a little bit of time, the paint marks were gone! I took the time (a really, really long time!) to tape around each spindle so no marks would get on the seat. Using a foam brush, I began painting with folk art rich black chalk paint. I love this chalk paint! It covers amazingly, and is so affordable compared to similar products. I allowed each coat to dry completely, giving it a total of 3 coats. The entire piece dried for a couple of days before I began the next step!

I loved how the bench looked!! It was a totally different piece from when I had first got it! But, I wasn’t done yet… I wanted a little more character, so I opted for Miss Mustard Seeds white wax. I applied the wax using a wax brush, applying even coverage to each part. I gave it a good two coats. Once it was dry, I topped the entire piece off with a folk art clear wax. And it was finally done! DONE! I was so happy with how it turned out! I couldn’t wait to get it inside and stage it for Fall 🙂

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home decor

home decor

home decor

So, what do you think of how it turned out? I can’t wait to hear what you all have to say!

Thanks so much for stopping by and hanging out with me a bit today!

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Simple DIY Banner

Hey you! It’s great to have you here today! I’m excited to tell you I’m apart of a fun little link up called “Home for Fall”! In this link up, you will find all Fall inspired projects! I hope you’re ready to get inspired because there are a lot of great projects for you to check out, share and pin for later! Head over to Hometalk and use the hashtag #homeforfall for all these amazing projects!

Simple DIY Banner

The project I’m sharing is a simple DIY banner that literally takes just minutes to make!

You’re going to use two ripped or unwanted book pages. Cut the edges and bottoms off, so all that’s showing is the wording. It’s going to be a rectangle, cut that in half. Now you have four pieces total. Stack them together and cut that in half, now you have 8 pieces. Grab one stack of four and fish tail the bottoms, do for the remaining four also.

Using a hot glue gun, put two glue dots on the back corners and push into place on your jute. Leave about an inch in between each book page; continue for the remainder. Leave nearly 5 inches on each end of the banner for hanging purposes, and that’s it! Can you believe how easy that was!!

It’s the perfect addition to my chalkboard in my office! I am obsessed with it’s simplicity <3

Simple DIY Banner

Simple DIY Banner

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Back to school vignette

We’ve got our school supply lists in hand, shopping trip planned and back to school on the brain! So, I got to thinking, why not make a cute little back to school vignette? Who doesn’t love a good vignette? Super simple elements create an adorable presentation!

back to school

I’m pretty much obsessed with how this turned out! It reminds me of a vintage school theme, and I love it! I scored these kraft paper pennants as a pack from Marshall’s for $1.99. They’re great because it’s a blank canvas, you can make them into whatever you want! I freehanded a few alphabet cards, added it to some twine and just like that I had a banner! I also finally gave in and bought this 9- slot cubby from Target. I’ve been eyeing it for awhile now and decided to snag it for my son’s “big boy” room makeover! Until then, it’s displaying all these cute goodies!

This display is simple to achieve, an apple (signature back to school item 😉 ), alphabet banner, chalkboard, vintage ledger and a couple of no.2 pencils!

Back to school vignette

And now we’re off to go buy our school supplies!! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a great day!

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Elegant Thanksgiving Tablescape

Hello there! It’s a pleasure to have you here today! As much as I am ready to bust out all of the Christmas decor and start decorating, I want to take a little time to reflect on just how thankful I am! I think it’s important that we don’t lose site of Thanksgiving and what it signifies! There is absolutely nothing wrong with decorating for Christmas early (and believe me, I will be!), but I also want to take some time to focus on the Holiday we celebrate this month first! Today I will be sharing with you my elegant Thanksgiving tablescape!

Thanksgiving tablescape

We hosted a Halloween costume party with friends and the following day my Halloween decor was packed up and out of site! My little one and I headed to the store and picked up some beautiful, fresh flowers! I will be sharing the tutorial for making this gorgeous, elegant centerpiece over at Fantabulosity later this month, so stay tuned for that! My obsession with eucalyptus continues, as I incorporated it as the centerpiece in this tablescape! While we were at the grocery, we also picked up three gorgeous red anjou pears, aren’t they lovely? I used mini white pumpkins I already had and also incorporated a stunning mix of mercury glass, votives and a copper mercury glass hurricane I recently bought! I really wanted to create a light, elegant setup using copper and earthy tones.

A few weeks back while shopping at Sur La Table, I spotted an adorable ivory and copper paper table runner on clearance. I bought it and based my entire design off of that! I love it when one specific item sparks the design for an entire tablescape! I can’t wait to show you this tablescape, so let’s get to it!

Thanksgiving tablescape

So what do you think of how this unexpected mix turned out? Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week!

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