Daily Covet: Clare V. Snake ‘n Stripes

Happy New Year Y’all! I know some of you might still be digging out after some pretty serious winter storms over the past month, but we are in the throes of our own blizzard here in Middle America.

You can only imagine what I do when it’s cold and snowy outside and my kids are home from school for the third time since they went back after their holiday break. Yep, virtual window shopping. Nothing brings me more joy than filling up virtual shopping carts all over the Internet. Well, checking out would actually be pretty joyful but not to my bank balance.

Today, my favorite thing is this Clare Vivier foldover clutch. Part of the reason I love it is because I have already taken another one for a test drive. I actually own the same Clare V. clutch in black leather with laser-cut pinholes on the part that actually folds over. It is a little rock ‘n roll and a lot versatile. I use it almost exclusively when I go out for a non-cocktail or formal affair.

But this particular Clare V. foldover clutch is drool-worthy. The tan snake print is actually embossed on leather and the bold navy and red stripes are done in suede. I love that it gives an otherwise “going out” bag a sporty vibe – not to mention a “Gucci” one at that! And since it’s in mostly brown neutrals, it’s perfect for a whole other segment of my wardrobe that is not as well-paired with my black one. I’m already envisioning this cute clutch with my navy-flowered embroidered jeans and some sweet suede sandals. Now if we could only bring on spring!

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Handbags you can see through aren’t new to the handbag scene by any means.  But the vintage ones and the brand new models alike get better and better all the time.

While this amazing Louis Vuitton shopper is one of my faves (who can resist tortoise chain link handles?), these other amazing bags are absolutely drool-worthy too!
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Vintage Louis Vuitton, eBay * Vince Camuto Clutch *

Golden Lane Clutch * Rebecca Minkoff Tote *

Alexander McQueen Clutch (has the fabulous signature skull closure too!) *

Purple Clutch

Shop these from my Pinterest Board… and follow me while you’re there!

Daily Covet: In My Clutches

Hello friends!

I have much catching up to do.

I’ve been shopping far more than I’ve been writing, so it’s high time I share.  Don’t you think?

Anyway, I was on the hunt for something.  I can’t even remember what, but came across an entire page of truly delicious clutches at The Outnet.  At first, I was going to post the one I liked best.  But there were so many, I couldn’t decide.

So here’s a gaggle of the gorgeousness I found yesterday.  And yes, I do realize half of them are pink… what can I say?  I’m a girly-girl.

Enjoy!

ANYA HINDMARCH Twinkle glitter-finished leather clutch, theoutnet.com $246

ANYA HINDMARCH
Twinkle glitter-finished leather clutch, theoutnet.com $246

STELLA MCCARTNEY Alice neon resin box clutch, theoutnet.com  $795

STELLA MCCARTNEY
Alice neon resin box clutch, theoutnet.com $795

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Mini Loubi Lula animal-print silk frame clutch, theoutnet.com $492

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN
Mini Loubi Lula animal-print silk frame clutch, theoutnet.com $492

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN De Manta brocade clutch, theoutnet.com $678

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN
De Manta brocade clutch, theoutnet.com $678

  Anya HindmarchValorie glitter-finished leather clutch Anya HindmarchValorie glitter-finished leather clutchoutfit Anya HindmarchValorie glitter-finished leather clutchfront Anya HindmarchValorie glitter-finished leather clutchback  Anya HindmarchValorie glitter-finished leather clutchclose up Anya HindmarchValorie glitter-finished leather clutch You may also like... More by this designer... Adele checked-weave PVC and leather clutch Diane von Furstenberg Adele checked-weave PVC and leather clutch Tonda sequined clutch Diane von Furstenberg Tonda sequined clutch Tonda printed basketweave cotton clutch Diane von Furstenberg Tonda printed basketweave cotton clutch ANYA HINDMARCH Valorie glitter-finished leather clutch Original price, theoutnet.com $220

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Valorie glitter-finished leather clutch, theoutnet.com $220

JIMMY CHOO Mini Tube mirrored-leather clutch, theoutnet.com $490

JIMMY CHOO
Mini Tube mirrored-leather clutch, theoutnet.com $490

Daily Covet: Metallic Mini Clutch by Eric Javits

The perfect gold clutch.

I’ve been looking for the perfect gold clutch for several years.  I have these fantastic gold strappy sandals that I want to wear with pretty much everything all summer long.

This gold mini clutch from Eric Javits is the right size, the right classic shape, and I adore the little tassel.  Also, the signature flower closure matches the leather cut-out blooms on my sandals.

I guess at $300+ for this evening bag, I really would have to wear those shoes with EVERYTHING, ALL SUMMER LONG!

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Prada Sale at GILT.com

Attention all fashion addicts!

Prada Sale at GILT.com.  Delicious boots, gorgeous handbags, positively feminine pumps… need I go on?

Here are some of my faves, but again, I should be spending my time and money spoiling my loved ones this time of year.

Fingers crossed, the deals will be even better post holiday!

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Daily Covet: Stella & Dot lambskin 3 ways

I knew Stella & Dot made great jewelry, but was surprised to see the label when I saw this gorgeous lambskin bag.  It’s true, Stella & Dot have a small line of handbags and cute accessories, to boot.

This cool handbag/cross-body bag/clutch is ideal in black and even features the fun Stella & Dot signature print on the inside.

My immediate reaction was Wow! This is so versatile!  Next, I thought about the 10’s of black handbags I already own and wondered if I needed another one.

Are you new here?  Of course I do!

 

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Daily Covet: Jimmy Choo wild “kitten” pumps

These kitten pumps are slightly wilder than your average pump in their leopard yumminess.  Wild in print, and demure with a little key hole front, and topped off with a black bow.  Let’s not forget the statement-making patent upper.

I picture these pumps with J. Crews cafe capris in jewel tones come fall.  Or a simple LBD to the wedding we are attending in September.  Or jeans and a bold top for a girls’ night out.  Oh, the possibilities are endless….

Amazingly, these Jimmy Choos are on super sale IN MY SIZE too!

Complete Shopping info on polyvore.com here.