With New Year’s Eve quickly approaching I keep thinking about what wonderful clutch I am going to carry that night. For me, the kind of New Year’s Eve handbag I will carry is a no brainer – a clutch, obviously. However, what *kind* of clutch is a completely different story. Do I let my outfit do the talking and use a bit of an understated clutch or do I let my clutch do the talking and wear an outfit that is a little less flashy? I think the Lauren Merkin Eve Moon Rock Clutch is the perfect combination of the two. The shape and size of the clutch is perfect for a fun night out while the color is popping. And this gorgeous gold color is found not only on the outside of the clutch but also on the inside lining. There are definitely times where I go back and forth about if I should go with gold or silver. If you are more of a silver kind of person, check out the Lauren Merkin Eve Metallic Clutch for a similar option. But you know, the great thing about the Moon Rock Clutch, you can use it year round, not just for your New Year’s bash. Buy through Luna Boston for $200.
Let the bold colors roll! This summer is all about the bold colors and I have chosen a few choice pieces to spice up my wardrobe. But when I look in my closet my purses are typically more neutral. I suppose that is what happens when your budget is not endless. So I throw in some fun pieces that fall into the more affordable range but still satiate my love of handbags. Lauren Merkin clutches are very well-known, offering a simple design and a variety of colors and textures. I fell for the Lauren Merkin Plaid Clutch a year ago and now love the Lauren Merkin Eve Clutch in brilliant cobalt blue. Made with lambskin, this clutch features pleating at the front and back and a hexagonal frame. Dimensions are 5″H x 11″L. Add that perfect punch of color to your bag without over-spending. Buy through ShopBop for $180.