Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Touch of Sparkle


2. Halston Heritage Susan Mesh Evening Clutch $235
3. Elie Tahari
Sienna Ruffle-Trimmed Matallic Leather Clutch $198
4. SR Squared by Sondra Roberts
Multi Sequin Clutch $80
5. Lauren Merkin
Diana Metallic Bubble Clutch $195
6. Forever 21
Beaded Clutch $22.80

I remember a time when gold lamé was reserved for Elvis impersonators and 80 year old women. I recall laughing with Lucia (with, not at) about the gold lamé polka dot rain coat her grandma bought her for Christmas one year and thinking it very much resembled something I'd seen Cher wearing on one of her concert tours. Rest assured, I've been eating my words on this one for years, while metallics have come on strong and taken over my closet. And what better way to welcome the upcoming holidays than with a little metallic sparkle? These shiny clutches immediately have me thinking of holiday parties and festive attire.

35 comments:

Jaime [SWHHW] said...

You're a woman after my own heart! I'll take one of each please.

Cara said...

I am sure you know how I feel about sparkles-so I would take ALL of these, but #2 and #4 are the BEST!
<3 Cara
Giving away a Beau Ideal hand screen printed card!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Oh nice! I adore everything in that second row.

Lindsay said...

Shiny metallic is perfect for this time of year! I LOVE the MJ one. OF course. He steals my heart every time! :)

Nikki said...

I LOVE that last one!!! Great picks Valerie, and so perfect for holidays parties and dinners!

Have a great day!!

xx
Nikki

Gabriel said...

Shiny and sparkling, what's not to love? Perfect for a night at the Discotheque!

Anna Jane said...

oooh, i'll take #2 and #4 please! sparkle is ALWAYS good for the holidays, if not all year round.

xx

Daisy said...

The only one I can afford is the F21! I like it though so that works out. Stunning choices all around though!

Erica said...

OMG, I think I am in love with the Marc Jacobs one!

Danielle said...

i love that lauren merkin one

Nicole said...

i particularly love that elie tahari clutch!

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

I am actually partial to the Forever 21 clutch.

Ashley said...

Ooh these are so pretty. I couldn't pick a favorite!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

pretty! my faves are 1 & 2, but I can only afford #4 lol ;)

Jessica said...

Remember how much we loved the gold and silver backless metal tops? Boy I feel old now.

Katie said...

This makes me ready for some holiday parties!

Anna Walker said...

Oh! I love love love the last one! :)

Samantha said...

Love all of them! I agree, a touch of gold lamé is enough for me. I'll stay away from the lamé raincoat : )

-Samantha
http://sincerelysamantha.com

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I'm loving every single one! Bring on the gold lame. I have a foley & corinna gold bag and one day i was going to a concert and the ticket taker asked me if i was going to miami. LOL

Annie said...

Love them all, especially #3 and #5. You're so right - perfect for the holidays!! I have gold, but I need silver.. I always love your picks :) xo

Josie said...

I ADORE the Marc Jacobs and Lauren Merkin ones -- so chic and very pretty. This is such an easy way to make a simple outfit feel special -- love it!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Tasha said...

Oh I love sparkles! #1, #4, and #5 are my favorites from the bunch!! Perfect for a holiday party!

Marcie said...

This post makes me laugh. I vividly remember laughing about gold in high school. I was convinced it was so O-U-T! And today, I can't get enough of it. I love the shiny pieces you've picked here! #3 is my favorite.

xo M

this free bird said...

I'm over here busting up laughing about the gold raincoat (that I now wish I could find and wear on even the sunniest day).

Valerie!! You've got me going on a gold and sequins addiction. I can't stop...I'm thinking bag #4 might need a home at my place!!

xoxo,
Carrie

Taj Acosta said...

Like a moth to the flame, I love gold! lol. These are perfect for the holidays! xo

Krystal said...

I keep imagining a little black dress with one of these. very pretty :)

Diana Mieczan said...

Those are so very pretty:) I would love the second one:)...Have a great afternoon, sweetie
Kisses

style'n said...

shoot I went for #!- actually # 6 is pretty nice too :)

Alexandra said...

Oooh those first three would all go so well with those shoes :-)

By the way- just made your pumpkin chocolate chip bars and I AM IN LOVE. Tonight we're having a "friends Thanksgiving", but I will definitely be making them again next week when I'm home for the real Thanksgiving. AMAZING! You always have the best desert ideas!

Leah said...

When I saw all the glitters and shine, I thought of the holidays too. Those are gorgeous pieces. xoxo

Mandy said...

These are definitely perfect for the upcoming holiday parties! I'm digging #2.

She Wore It Well said...

Love the Sondra Roberts!

M xx

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I too have been eating my words haha! My sense of style has evolved so much and has allowed for so much more "play" as I've gotten older.

I love all of your selections, especially the fold over clutch. These are perfect for the holidays. Everything you touch is fabulous!

A La Mode et Plus! said...

Looove sequins and sparkles, especially this time of year! Great finds.

Oh, My Darling said...

These clutches get me pumped for holiday parties!