Thursday, January 10, 2019

Today’s edition of Thursday Thoughts is on my thoughts about why you should own some clutch and crossbody purses! 

My everyday bag is a tote style.  This is my favorite because I can use it for a school bag, too.  I own about 5 tote style purses.  I like being able to carry it on my shoulder. 

But, for a night out I love to simply bring a clutch.  Below you see my fall and winter clutch collection.  I have a few more that are definitely for spring or summer. 

Left bottom is my favorite.  It’s like a crackle gold with a gold tassel and a cute print on the interior and it was consignment!  Yup – it was like $8.  On the top left is a light grey from a local boutique that I bought about a year ago for $12.  Finally on the right is an Old Navy leopard that I purchased a couple of years ago for around $10.  So, as you can see, none of these are very expensive. 

Do you own any clutches?  I heard a tip to keep a clutch in your big tote or everyday purse for when you just want to simplify on the go – genius, right?  

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Then, we have the crossbody purse so that you can be hands free.  I use these when I go to music festivals, farmer’s markets, flea markets, for traveling and sometimes just to run errands.  It’s so freeing to not have to hold your purse!  

Left is a fun hippy style that I got on Nordstrom.com a few years ago – I think it was around $20. On the right is a the Sak brand from a consignment store that I got a few years ago for about $12.  It always amazes me how much these can hold.  I can even put a water bottle in these!  

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Do you own clutches and crossbody purses?  How often do you use them?  If you want to just start with one of each, I think a metallic makes a great neutral to go with just about everything.  

Here are a few examples from our good friend Amazon!

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/Lecxci-Leather-Crossbody-Purses-Wallets/dp/B01CSDQLN6/ref=sr_1_12?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1547080189&sr=1-12&nodeID=15743631&psd=1&keywords=clutch+purses+for+women

 

https://www.amazon.com/Iris-Clutch-Handbag-Pyrite-Metallic/dp/B007XKKQUO/ref=sr_1_8?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1547080354&sr=1-8&nodeID=7147440011&psd=1&keywords=metallic+clutch+purses+for+women

 

Thanks for reading!

Amy

4 thoughts on “Thursday Thoughts

  1. I agree a clutch and a crossbody are necessary for different reasons. I am realizing now how much I like a clutch with a wrist strap. It’s helpful because then I can use my Clipa to clip it to a table at a restaurant. My favorite crossbody is the Sak bag you have – I got mine at TJMAxx last summer with a gift card my sister gave me for my birthday. It holds so much and the leather is so soft!
    You picked out some great one from Amazon. I especially like that that blush one looks like a Rebecca Minkoff!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Good point – the wristlet is another category that I should have mentioned. So nice to run in with just a little something on your wrist. I don’t have a Clipa. Should I get one? I had some trouble with links but yes, it did look like a RM. Sometimes Amazon pics are deceiving but I may just order one for myself! The price can’t be beat!

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  2. I just got one of those crossbody bags from Amazon and just love it. And the sak crossbody is one of my favorites too. Way to go scoring the secondhand deal!

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    1. Oooh Tanya! Tbanks for the rec! I wanted to order but was a little worried about quality. The San was one of my great consignment finds!

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