Wednesday, November 28, 2007

what i want today: clutches, clutches everywhere...

we'll be talking more about holiday gifts soon, i promise. but today, i'm still obsessing about a clutch - how i've managed to get this far and not have one is seriously beyond me. and now, with the holidays upon us, i not only want a clutch, but i want a pretty, sparkly one. you know, something really useful, that i can take anywhere...i mean, nothing says versatile like sequins and metal studs.

some of the many pretties i'm coveting this week:

this super sparkly option is by seven for all mankind...i didn't even know they made bags. but i completely love the metallic leather and the chain mail look - this is definitely a piece that's going to turn heads. plus, the style would work with everything from jeans to a cocktail dress, which is a tough line to walk with a clutch.

i don't know where i've been, but i just discovered the bags over at emporio armani's online shop. really amazing prices on exotics, i have to say. i love this grey lizard version - the shape is so classic, but the skin and the studs give it a great edge. plus, it's on sale for $450, which is high, but crazy reasonable for an exotic. or, for $350, i also really like this piece in eelskin - i'm loving the delicate chain and the unique closure, which makes this one really perfect for the holidays.

when i found this weyman clutch by kale, it was love at first sight. you can pick it up in a metallic, but i sort of love this oxblood color. the patent is stunning, and perfect for the holidays. and the studs add the perfect edge to an otherwise very girly piece. best of all, it's on sale right now for $267, which is a crazy steal for a clutch you'll wear for years to come.

i absolutely adore this orange leather version that i found on etsy (also available in lavender). $140 feels like such a steal for something this gorgeous. clearly, not an evening clutch, and doesn't really fit with the theme of this post at all, but i think it's fabulous nonetheless. is so hard to be selfless this time of year...