In a Clutch …

July 8, 2015
In honor of this month’s “How I Wear My” (here & here), I’m styling my favorite clutch two ways.  Are you a clutch gal?  I love the way they look, but I fully admit to being one of those types who carry everything but the kitchen sink in her purse and have trouble with paring down.  But you know what?  When I try, I realize that I really don’t need half the stuff I carry around all the time.  But even so … don’t expect me to give up my big totes anytime soon.  I mean … you never know when you might need bandaids, a lint roller, bobby pins, Ibuprofen, or extra pairs of sunglasses ….

Here’s my funky casual look.  I used the studs on the clutch to inspire a bit of a rock & roll vibe. 

Outfit Details and Shopping Ideas:

Clutch – Urban Expressions (Nordstrom Rack)

BF jean shorts – my own crazy creation from Old Navy jeans

Leopard belt – I cut off the tag and I have no idea! (Marshalls)

Cage/gladiator shoes – Steve Madden/ Madden Girl

Tank – Fallon Ikon

Then I glammed up a bit. Here I spiced up my LBD (little black dress) with red heels and sunnies and the studded clutch.

Outfit Details and Shopping Ideas:

Dress – New York & Company

Red shoes – Vintage Prada (thrifted)

Sunnies – Marc by Marc Jacobs

So tell me the truth … how much stuff is in your bag?! 

Be sure to check out all the fashionistas styling clutches for this month’s HIWM!

And hope to see you all for the Fun Fashion Friday link up party, starting Friday Eve (AKA Thursday afternoon)!  Just wait ’til you see the crazy tacky shirt I try to pull off this week!!

Dawn Lucy

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  • Reply Debbie Stinedurf July 8, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    I'm the same way…love clutches in theory, but in practice, well that's another story. When I do carry my clutches I typically have my giant purse in the car. You know, just in case…lol! Love both looks Dawn, smokin' hot as always!

    • Reply dawnlucy July 9, 2015 at 1:23 am

      Debbie, I do the same thing … have a big bag in the car! LOL! Thanks, Dear! OXOX

  • Reply fancystuffandprettythings July 8, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    Love the all black look with the red shoes! I love the look of clutches, but I'm with you… I tend to carry a lot of stuff, so I would need a REALLY big one.

    • Reply dawnlucy July 9, 2015 at 1:24 am

      Hee … me too, Hon! OXOX

  • Reply josep-maria badia July 8, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    The first look is a nice casual look, but I prefer the elegance of the second, with this dress so beautiful, and shoes of this spectacular and sophisticated design.

    • Reply dawnlucy July 9, 2015 at 1:23 am

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Reply S. Thomas July 8, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    Great looks both! Love that clutch, but I couldn't get squat in that thing, alas, 'cause it sure does look good. Adore those red shoes, too, now those I'd have no problem with whatsoever.

    • Reply dawnlucy July 9, 2015 at 1:23 am

      Well thank you!! 🙂

  • Reply Garaytreasures July 8, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    I love your clutch and the shoes in each look. I carry totes all the time myself.
    Rachel xo

    • Reply dawnlucy July 9, 2015 at 1:23 am

      Thanks Rachel! OXOX

  • Reply Denise Kokinis July 8, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    I use clutches from time to time. I think it really depends where I am going or if I will need a ton of things! I really love the look with the dress and the heels. It is such a chic look. Your casual look is a perfect pairing with the clutch as well!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

    • Reply dawnlucy July 9, 2015 at 1:24 am

      Thanks so much, Denise! OXOX

  • Reply Mica T July 9, 2015 at 9:59 am

    I used to carry so much in my bags before baby. Now I know I only need the essentials, and baby needs everything from the nursery it feels like sometimes!

    I do like using clutches or small bags now and then, but I can easily fill up my work totes with lots of 'not so essential but don't want to be without it' items!

    Away From The Blue

    • Reply dawnlucy July 10, 2015 at 1:32 pm

      I can only imagine how much extra stuff having a baby puts into your bag, Dear! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply Jas July 10, 2015 at 1:05 am

    Super cool looks, especially the first one 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing with Thursday Favorite Things!

    • Reply dawnlucy July 10, 2015 at 1:32 pm

      Thanks Jas! 🙂

  • Reply Shellie Bowdoin July 10, 2015 at 2:58 am

    Hey sassy girl, I am digging it both ways! Thanks for joining the #funsummerfinds linkup!


    • Reply dawnlucy July 10, 2015 at 1:32 pm

      It takes sassy to know sassy! 🙂

  • Reply Carrie July 11, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Love both of these two looks, especially those shorts in the first look. Same clutch casual and dressy and totally works!


  • Reply High Latitude Style July 13, 2015 at 5:26 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. The LBD is pretty!

  • Reply Happiness at Mid Life July 13, 2015 at 5:48 am

    I am with you about my real every day purse – it's full of stuff! It's a nice change to use a clutch and give my shoulder a break.


    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you Thursday.

  • Reply ayman mania July 26, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    Great selections which are simple but very charming as they fit into the natural surroundings so well! Love the layering effect too which is so chic

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