Thursday, July 17, 2014

Pasadena and the Married Girl

I finally got my kate spade book clutch after many years of pining over this particular style of clutch from the designer. A couple of years ago I bought the Great Gatsby kate spade clutch but then returned it thinking it was too expensive and too impractical. When I spied this Paris and the Single Girl clutch drastically reduced during the latest kate spade sale I pounced on the opportunity to get it. Although it's not an actual book and the writer and reviews on the back cover are fictitious, I love the red and black color scheme and the "disembodied" surrealist lips that grace its cover.

My husband asked me, "Why don't you just carry a book around with you?" Certainly that would be cheaper and more practical, but as my husband also pointed out women just aren't that practical, especially when it comes to matters involving fashion. I guess I can't argue with that. Perhaps I should rename this clutch, "Pasadena and the Married Girl" as that would be more appropriate for me today, as we went to a Parisian bistro in Pasadena and it was certainly the perfect place to debut my new clutch.













Linking up today with Mix and Match Fashion, Treasure Tromp, Stylin in St. Louis 
and Fashion Item Friday with Simple Sequins

Dress: LOFT Striped Pleated Cotton Linen Dress similar here
Denim Jacket: H&M
Shoes: kate spade "Susan" pumps similar and summery here
Clutch: kate spade "Paris and the Single Girl" book clutch similar (plus check out her surprise sale!)
Necklace: J. Crew Daisey Petal Necklace

21 comments:

  1. i love the striped dress! and the clutch is the perfect compliment :)
    xo jac
    thesunshinedistrict.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Jacqueline! You can never go wrong with stripes and kate spade. Thank you for stopping by!

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    1. Thank you Jill! I feel like I have been on a bit of a stripe "kick" lately!

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  3. I love your dress! Those book clutches are so fun!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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    1. Thanks Nicole! I feel like I could really get used to collecting these book clutches when they go on sale as they are such a fun accessory, although not practical!

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  4. So stylish I can barely handle it. You look beautiful Katie!

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    1. Thanks Laura! I'll try to "tone down" the style a notch! :)

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  5. Love this outfit and what a fun clutch! We don't see pieces like that here in the Midwest.

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    1. Thanks Ginny! Yes, this clutch is really fun! In Los Angeles I think you can probably get away with wearing more unique pieces compared to the Midwest. Although I still catch people with a "what is that?" expression on their faces when I wear something different, even here!

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  6. LOL your husband's comment about you carrying around an actual book instead sounds exactly like something my husband would say. Men just don't get it. I think the book clutches are adorable! Lucky lady for getting one on sale!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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    1. Seriously, men just don't get it! I feel like I spend a lot of time writing about my husband's quips and comments about what I wear and fashion. It's like the foreign world to him! Anyway, thanks for stopping by Nikki!

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  7. What a fun dress! But you know what really got my eye? That red bow shoes!!

    Found you via the linkup. Would you like to follow each other on GFC and social media? Pls let me know if you’re up for it :) xoxo

    Abby of http://www.fashchronicles.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Abigail! I get a lot of use out of these shoes as the color seems to go with everything! Plus, the heel height is just perfect in my opinion. I would love to check out your website. Thanks for stopping by mine!

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  8. Hi Katie. Just discovered your blog via Renae's link up and I am glad I did. From your little "about me" section you sound like an awesome person. I am pretty random too so I get it. ;-)

    But let's face it I had to stop by to see this gorgeous outfit. I am a sucker for stripes. This year alone I have purchased 4 new striped dresses. The denim jacket (I own the same one) and the red pop of shoe make this totally Americana - I love it. Ohh and I love and appreciate the clutch and I bought a similar one myself, this year. I love their retro feel. My husband hates it also, but my 18-month old daughter seems to love it. LOL

    Anyway you got a new fan and bloglovin follower. I welcome you to check out my blog and hopefully support me by following back. Enjoy the weekend pretty lady. Ada. =)

    P.S. I just realized I wrote a novel. LOL

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    1. I guess it's appropriate to write a novel for a clutch that is fashioned after a novel ;) Anyway thanks for checking out my blog. I started following you on bloglovin! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  9. Oh, how I love this look! Beautiful striped dress and that clutch is Ah-Mazing!!! The pop of red in your pumps is just perfection.

    Jennie
    http://www.apocketfulofpolkadots.com/

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    1. Thanks Jennie! I always like to add a little pop of color in my wardrobe. (I really love color!) Plus you can't go wrong with the black, white and red combo... somehow it makes me feel very Parisian! I hope you have a great weekend!

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  10. Oh, how I love this look! Beautiful striped dress and that clutch is Ah-Mazing!!! The pop of red in your pumps is just perfection.

    Jennie
    http://www.apocketfulofpolkadots.com/

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  11. Ahaha what a unique clutch! Its ingenious! So it actually stores stuff inside right???

    Lets keep in touch and follow each other on bloglovin! I always follow back!

    Love from Canada,
    Marie from www.ElleCharie.com

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    1. Thanks Marie! Yes, it actually stores stuff, although it's just a few credit cards and an iPhone. Love your blog and I started following you on bloglovin! :)

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