Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Clutching At Straws

I was recently in the market for a new clutch purse to complete my "40's Glamour' outfit for the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

I needed to replace the leeetil satin one that I had been using up to that point with one that was large enough to fit all the necessary accouterments that every lady needs:

  • House keys
  • Mobile phone
  • Cash/Cards
  • Lipstick
  • Compact mirror
  • Pen
  • Raceday first aid - band aids, Hollywood tape, aspirin

And then I found one:

This cutie actually has a hard outer shell, so it protects all your girly must-haves and closes with a magnetic clasp.

I was rather pleased with my find!

The lining of the bag was a lovely combination of black and white striped and polka dot material. The inside also contained a secure zipper compartment as well as a little pocket for your phone and another for your tickets.

The black raffia clutch has sensuous curves that make it so comfortable to hold (or you can use the sweet chain link strap that comes tucked inside)

Morgan & Taylor Clutch - Corner Closet, Acland St, St Kilda


Lady Melbourne said...

I saw one like this in Retro Star and wanted it just for the reasons you stated, but didn't actually need it.
Now I'm sorry I didn't nab it when I had the chance!
You looked lovely at the races by the way.

Miss_Red said...

Cute clutch! It's so hard to find one that it big enough to fit in all the essentials without being too bulky.

diamondsinchampagne said...

Very cute clutch indeed, love the inside. It's so nice when bags are gorgeous on the outside and the inside. I especially love my Dolce and Gabanna bag with the outside gorgeous leather and the inside leopard print

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Too Many Shoes said...

LM. Thank you for the lovely complement. You may be able to still find them on your return from your European adventures. I'll keep my eye out for you.

Miss Red, so are so right - it really is a case of size does matter!

Diamonds I agree, I love the little details of things too.

Thank you Janetta, I will certainly take a look at your blog too!