picture is by Chloe; Vogue.com
Usually, I can be seen carrying my monster-huge leather tote I found in London (lovingly nicknamed Bessy, because it's probably made from an entire cowhide- sorry PETA ), but after becoming addicted to Desperate Housewives (Gabby and Eddie and watching old movies more lately) I've found that I'm becoming OBSESSED with clutches. They're awesome, and not just for going out at night or to an event, but really rather practical for everyday use. Their small size keeps them simple, chic, and easy to keep organized, so you're not toting around a million unnecessary things. Also, their small size makes you hyper aware of their presence at all time, so you're less likely to forget your bag, or any of its contents behind (or at least I find that to happen to me).
With spring so close to bursting outside, and little dresses, shorts, skirts, and other fun and flirty outfits begging to be worn again, a little clutch will add a bit of super girlie class to any ensemble. Look at a few of these samples below, from a range of price points, for inspiration to add to your look.
Valentino at NeimanMarcus.com
It's the new HP Clutch by Vivienne Tam