What's the Deal With...

women who take their large everyday purse with them when they go out? O_o

The past few times I've been out, I've been noticing too many women carrying around huge bags while at a club/lounge/cocktail party/etc.  And it distresses me.

Ladies, for an evening out on the town, a clutch is your friend.  You are not meant to lug everything that's in your daytime bag with you to an event or a nightspot.  Do you really need that book, your journal, your checkbook, hand sanitizer, snacks, your cellphone charger and other assorted items with you at the lounge?  I don't think so.  Let's downsize for one night, k?

Nowadays you can find a cute clutch almost anywhere, and often for dirt cheap.  I've found so many great clutches on sale, or in an outlet store.  You can find big ones that fit under your arm, little ones that fit in your hand, clutches with handles or even clutches with a wrist strap.  Please don't let "I don't want to carry my purse all night" be your reason why you're bringing your huge bag to the club.  And "I don't have enough room for my stuff" isn't a good excuse either - for a night out you should only need space for your keys, cell phone, cash/credit card/ID, and lipgloss or lipstick.  That's it.  Anything else is just extra & you can leave it at home.

Need some clutch inspiration to get you going?  Here are some that I like:

I love this bag so much that I have it.  It is truly a small clutch, but for a formal or semi-formal night, its the perfect bag.  Buy it here.

I'm telling you right now, THIS is the next bag I'm getting.  How fabulous is that?  It also comes in black and vanilla.  Buy it here.

A cute bag that actually works for day and evening, and the wrist strap makes it easy to carry.  Buy it here.

How cute is that?  Its got a little ruffle, almost like a skirt on a woman.  It also comes in white and pink.  Buy it here.

Another cute one with a wrist strap - I love the design, definitely a stand-out piece.  Buy it here.

Tell me about your fave clutches.  Do you have a fave designer or store?  Let me know!