Masquerade Costume

Red Masquerade

 

Halloween is the time to put on a masquerade. A masquerade party, by definition, is a party where everyone attends wearing a mask. Well, on Halloween, that’s a definite given! Masquerade parties allow you to adopt new personas. As per their 15th century beginnings, they allowed people to wear clothing they wouldn’t normally wear. Enjoying yourself while remaining anonymous is what makes these parties so alluring.

But if you’re running late or found a party to go to last minute, a masquerade costume is so easy to make! Literally, all you need is a mask, and boom – masquerade!

There’s no reason to be boring about it, though! Use this time to wear an outfit you wouldn’t normally wear! Just pick your favorite color and GO!

Start with a satin lace up corset in your most favoritest color! From there, find a pair of shoes that match, like these red peep toe crystal encrusted heels! You’ll definitely need something to carry your car keys in, but not something you want to worry about holding the whole time, so this red satin rose wristlet with rhinestone handle is perfect for dangling on your arm without being too big to think about. And its rose design looks like part of your costume! Add a long ballgown type skirt and a red chiffon scarf to keep your shoulders warm, too! Last, but definitely not least, a tiny top hat for the crowning finish!

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The Chicastic Guide to CLUTCH PURSES

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A clutch is, simply speaking, a small purse. It is usually built around a frame opening at the top, held closed by a kissing lock. The clutch has evolved from this simple design and now includes the envelope, fold over, minaudière (box), frame, and wristlet.

The clutch was designed to hold only the necessities, such as a cell phone, driver’s license, lipstick and car keys. There are an infinite number of designs and styles, and they range in price from $10 to the thousands. The clutch went out of fashion in the early 19th century, but came back to popularity during World War II. They’ve remained popular to this day, mostly as evening and formal bags but there are plenty of women who use them for daily use.

Here are a few of the most popular styles of clutches.

1. Envelope Clutch

Though it is designed with a more casual look, don’t let this little envelope fool you! It can be used for formal wear as well! Depending on the materials used, an envelope clutch can transition from work to an evening out!

2. Flap

Similar to the envelope clutch, the flap closure clutch is the most popular style for bridesmaid accessories.

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3. Fold Over

The Fold Over clutch is almost exclusively a casual bag. It has a zipper top that folds down to half its size when closed.

4. Minaudière

Also known as a box clutch, this bag is the most popular for very formal events as they can be decorated with a myriad of objects such as knuckle duster handles, crystals, faux flowers, pearls, beads, leather…anything you can think of!

5. Frame

The frame usually has a hinge opening with a clasp or kissing lock, and the body is usually made of fabric in a pouch or rectangular shape. Sometimes the body is reinforced with a flexible yet sturdy lining.

6. Wristlet

All frame clutches can be wristlets, but not all wristlets can be frame clutches. It is basically a small bag or wallet with a small strap that fits around your wrist. This bag is a favorite for running errands or tossing in a bigger bag to use later.

 

To see these and other beautiful clutches and minaudieres, visit Chicastic.com!

Plain and Patterned Zip Around Clutch Wallet

Upgrade your wallet game and treat yourself to something pretty with either the plain or patterned zip around clutch wallet, exclusively from Chicastic!

Plain and Patterned Zip Around Clutch Wallet

These wallets feature great storage capacity and usability with multiple compartments for all of your everyday essentials. Plenty of room for your cash, credit cards, and ID’s! Chicastic offers this zip around wallet in either a natural or patterned look, so you can choose the style that best fits your personality! Plus, the wallet comes with a detachable wrist strap so you can easily convert the wallet to a clutch wristlet in seconds.

The wallets measures 7.5 inches in length and 3.5 inches in height and each style boasts quality synthetic leather with solid colored fabric lining and gold tone hardware. The smooth look of the regular wallet shows off the fashionable leatherette material while the subtle designs of the patterned wallet adds a pleasing visual textured look to the exterior. No matter which one you choose, you’re sure to fall in love instantly with your new zip around clutch wallet!

Check out all of the colors that Chicastic has to offer here!

Lovely Floral Flower Girl Wristlet

Flower Girl Purses

Now the flower girl can look just as elegant as the bride when she carries this darling floral wristlet down the aisle. This pretty flower clutch would make your flower girl look oh so adorable on your big day! It’s … Continue reading

Glitter Mesh Envelope Clutch

Envelope Clutch Purse

As holiday gatherings approach, you may think you need to buy a whole new outfit. We suggest adding one or two new fun accessories instead. A great option is a glitter mesh envelope clutch. It will give your current wardrobe … Continue reading

Wedding Wednesday- Accessorize the Flower Girl

Flower Girl Purses

Everyone knows the bride is the star of the wedding. But who is the mini star on this special day? We’ll give you a hint. It’s not the groom. It’s the flower girl! Everyone can picture that sweet little lady … Continue reading

Envelope Clutches

Envelope Clutches

The sleek, flat, rectangular shape and classic fold over flap make the envelope clutch a timeless design. Envelope clutch purses come in a variety of colors, patterns, and fabrics. For an elegant look, try the metallic glitter mesh envelope purse. … Continue reading

Envelope Clutch – Modern Functionality Meets Effortless Chic

Like any other handbag, there are so many styles of clutch to choose from. But the envelope clutch stands the test of time.

Clutch bags are an easy go-to bag if you’re looking to glam up an outfit or look more professional or sophisticated. The envelope clutch has stood the test of time and its flexibility has seen to its long fashion life. It’s simple and functional design keeps it modern and functional, and its sleek design ensures that it is always effortlessly chic.

An easy go-to envelope clutch would be patent leather in any neutral color. This bag is timeless and classic, and above all goes with just about any ensemble, whether its casual or formal, playful or professional. While a good simple, neutral clutch is always a good decision, it doesn’t hurt to add some flare to any wardrobe. If you tend to wear solid colors or more subtle patters, a bold envelope clutch may be more your speed. With a bold color, whether it’s jewel-toned or neon, or even an animal print, one of these flashy clutches will add some oomph to any outfit without being over-the-top and will still look sleek and sophisticated. Even a flashy cocktail evening clutch purse can go with just about anything. The glam of this kind of bag can dress up any casual get-up or compliment any elegant ensemble, no matter what the occasion.

Envelope clutches are extremely useful to boot. Their closure and design keeps them simple and easy to hold and come in a variety of sizes depending on your need. The great thing about any purse is its ability to hold other important items, such as wallet, phone, makeup, or any other number of items, without making your overall outfit a victim of convenience. If you’re prone to losing things, try to find an envelope clutch with a wristlet or chain that you can keep easier track of and not lose as easily.

No matter what kind of envelope clutch you choose, it will last you a long while. The simplistic and timeless design of this clutch makes it incredibly versatile and will stand the test of time. No matter what trends come and go or what season it is, this simple piece will always be elegant and accent just about anything. Its sleekness keeps it constantly adaptable to any style it could be paired with, outfit-wise or jewelry-wise. An envelope clutch is a must-have handbag for any wardrobe and will continue to accessorize outfits and ensembles for years to come. Chicastic has a bunch of nice and trendy envelope clutches so buy one now!

Envelope Clutch Purse