The Emmy Awards are on Monday. For a fun way to watch them, invite over a few friends and pretend like you’re attending the awards too! Get all gussied up and view your favorite television stars in style. First, you’ll … Continue reading
The ladies of Clueless may have been clueless about life, but they weren’t clueless about fashion. Cher and Dionne had some great outfits. They even helped Tai upgrade her style. The iconic look they wore that everyone remembers is the … Continue reading
Want a clutch that makes you feel like royalty? Then this purse is for you. This clutch purse has a beautiful crystal and rhinestone pattern that looks like the bag is wearing an elegant collar necklace. The ring closure also … Continue reading
You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both, and there you have the facts of…eighties fashion. The Facts of Life had some great moments and characters and we wonder, what would Jo, Tootie, Blair, and Natalie … Continue reading
Clarissa Darling on Clarissa Explains It All had some great early nineties fashion. She loved layers, loud prints, loud colors, and black boots. What would she wear today if we bumped into her?
She might be wearing a polka dot chiffon scarf in neon yellow to get the layers she loves, a bright color, and a pattern too. We’re sure she’d also still be mixing patterns, but to bring it up to date, they’d be in the same color family. She might bring out the color of the polka dot and pair it with a striped shirt in the same color family.
Another style she enjoyed was bright colored socks with black shoes. Today she could incorporate bright tights into her look and rock some black ankle booties. She might even have updated her loose black leather jacket to a cropped bomber jacket.
Clarissa loved her statement pieces so jewelry and clutches would be a great way for her to still express herself. A statement necklace like this vintage multi layer collar necklace would be a unique piece. For purses she’d let her imagination run wild. Anything from knuckle duster clutches to give her a tough feel, a glass bugle bead hard box clutch for a unique pattern, to a bright chevron straw and matching leather envelope clutch for her love of color.
Regardless of what she’d be wearing, you know she’d be doing something she was passionate about.
We’ve probably all debated whether we were a Carrie, a Charlotte, a Miranda, or a Samantha. These ladies all had their own distinct opinions and style. We wonder what would they be wearing if we spotted them in NYC today? … Continue reading
Having some set items for special occasions can come in handy. Here is a versatile formal clutch to save for those extra fancy events.
It is always useful to have some set parts of your wardrobe for specific things. Some things every closet should have are a little black dress, a universal interview outfit, and a few other staple pieces to keep your wardrobe fully stocked and at the ready no matter what. It is always smart to have some fancy things on hand. Even if you do not attend formal events very often, it is good to save pieces from past events to use in the future in the event that the occasion arises. One accessory fits that category and that is the elegant clutch. The clutch is the perfect handbag for more upscale events, and this one ring knuckle duster does the trick.
This elegant piece makes a classic statement. On it’s own, it is very bold and eye-catching, using large gold and rhinestone insets over a loud statement color. These primary-leaning jewel tones add a touch of old world elegance that is found in regalia and is reminiscent of royalty. Because this statement clutch is so bold on its own, it goes best with basics and more subtle dresses or pantsuits. For instance, a knuckle duster in any of these shades would go wonderfully with a little black dress. Its motif can be implemented simply by using other accent pieces that are the same shade as the bag, such as matching shoes and jewels or colored jewelry with the clutch itself.
You can also go with using the bag’s color to inspire a theme for your look. Wearing other blues in the same family as the blue used in the bag you can create an interesting, somewhat matching look that doesn’t look too matchy-matchy but is still well coordinated and complete. Accessorize with simple gold jewelry that only adds a hint of shimmer with some rhinestone or diamond earrings to balance the look. Alternatively, you can use the color of the bag as a means of offset. Pair this clutch with a dress in a complementary color to that used in the knuckle duster you choose. You can go with the option above of using it to accent a little black dress, but this clutch would stand out just as well against most other neutrals, especially whites or beiges. It all depends on the look you wish to achieve and the level of glam you’re going for. No matter what, it is always vital to have a staple formal bag on hand because you never know when you might need one in a pinch.
Accessorize with timeless pearls. Use this hard case one ring clutch to add some elegance to any look. Clutch purses are always classy. Even if their inherent design is modern and chic they always have an air of sophistication about … Continue reading
Don’t forget to accessorize on your big day! Here are some unique clutches to add some character to your wedding ensemble.
Every bride seems to be preoccupied with her wedding dress, above most all things, when it comes to planning her wedding. It will be, after all, the focal point considering the bride is one of the two special people being honored on such a wonderful and meaningful day. And while the dress is important, of course, you can’t forget all of your other accessories! Though they may not be as important for the ceremony, they absolutely do become important when it comes to the reception. The reception will be all about feasting and dancing and celebrating, so why not glam up a little? And not to mention, you’ll want to have some of your essentials on hand, so why not accessorize with a unique bridal clutch?
Clutch purses are always elegant, no matter what style or look you happen to be going for, and they are more than perfect for your wedding. Even the most traditional and timeless dress can be accented with a unique clutch. For instance, a pure white satin rhinestone clutch with embellished enclosure would work wonderfully. It would also look great alongside a more vintage inspired or retro gown. The appearance of this bag hearkens back to a more romantic time that suits both dresses rather well. If you have a more modern dress, then an updated clutch would do well. Consider something like a black and white basket weave hard box clutch for a gown of sleeker design. This bag suits a more modern look in both its use of pattern as well as its black and white color scheme. Black and white is always classy but has just as much appeal to edgier looks, as well.
Don’t forget about destination weddings, either. Where your reception will take place can have just as much influence on your choice of accessories as your choice of gown. If you’re headed to warmer climates to celebrate your vows, then a mother of pearl hard box will suit a beachier scene perfectly. The mother of pearl insets reflect the seashells of the beach and can be used with more modern dresses as well, especially considering its geometric pattern. If you’re headed to a swanky, candle-lit venue then a pearl embellished one ring knuckle duster will do the trick. Working well with both classic and timeless pieces, this bag is glitzy yet elegant all at once.
Remember, while your dress may be the focus of your wedding ensemble, the accessories do just as much to complete the outfit!
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Gold can be great in a pinch. Add that oomph to your outfit with this glittery gold clutch.
Looking glamorous can have a lot of meanings and may differ depending on who you are talking to. But no matter what, gold always has the power to add oomph to an outfit. The key with gold is to use it wisely and sparingly. Bring your evening ensemble to the next level with this gold glitter duster knuckle clutch.
This bag can go two ways, if not more. But when it comes to evening events, it can be worn to a high class formal event just as well as it can to a night out with the girls. It all depends on what you’re wearing it with. If you’re heading out to a glamorous formal event, clad in an evening gown and timeless jewelry, this handbag can add that bit of boldness you’re looking for without requiring you to overhaul your whole look. While looking timeless and traditional for a formal event is nothing but expected, having a statement piece to set you apart from the crowd can make you feel bold while you still adhere to the rules of formal wear. Against a neutral evening gown, this bag sparkles and shines and since it is so small it will attract just the right amount of attention.
If you’re planning a more casual night out that still calls for you to dress to the nines, then this bag will work just as well. If you’re going to a less formal event then you have much more freedom to play around with dresses in terms of color and texture. You can use this bag to inspire your jewelry by adding other sparkly or metallic gold pieces and shoes to add that wow factor to a cocktail dress or even more casual outfit. Even if you’re going out on a date, this clutch can be used along with a basic outfit and, say, a statement necklace to jazz it up a little.
This bag has multiple purposes, but the trick is not to go overboard. If you choose to wear matching accessories, choose one or two choice items and make sure they aren’t crowded around the same area. For instance, a statement earring and metallic gold shoes would be great with this clutch when worn with a cocktail dress. If worn to jazz up a casual outfit, a bold necklace is perhaps the only other accessory you need. Subtlety goes a long way with gold and still adds that glamorous effect.