Valentine's Day is upon us, and you know what that means: overpriced, crowded dinner out and the search for the perfect outfit in which to eat said prix fixe fare. As a married woman and mother, I will (sadly?) not be wearing a tiny cocktail dress as I would have in yesteryear. Instead, my search recently leads me looking for something fun, with some pop of color, and warm. I have some contenders, but my big hold-up this year was what to carry.
I suddenly have been craving a large, black clutch the way I used to crave ice cream shakes when I was PG with Muffin. My biggest issue is actually finding the bag I wanted. I don't need another logo bag but I also don't want a cheap, boring, black clutch. I want something simple yet fashionably over-sized without an over-sized price tag. And definitely with swanky, but discrete hardware. My search appeared futile until I discovered the Clare Vivier line.
I know, I know: Late to the party as usual! Whatever. They're classic and I want one. Or three, but for sure one. They're everything I've wanted, and nothing more, which is a rarity in a time of studs, tassels and offensively over-sized logos. A black and a leopard Fold-Over Clutch for all-purpose fabulousness (animal is a neutral after-all) and white Monogram Striped Flat with a bold black stripe and my initials for...well, anything I want. (It's that fab!)
Is there anything better than finding your bag soul mate and having it accompany you to dinner with your one true love? I think not.