Among my handbags stolen was this silver Prada Car clutch that features a vintage car. I knew this item was somewhat rare and couldn't be replaced easily, which added to my anger. The rarity of the bag, however, actually led to catching the thief who broke into our home. After visiting a dozen pawn shops with no luck, I turned to scouring the Internet for my lost bags. Magically, this clutch, along with a Prada tote that had also been stolen, popped up one evening on a website that sells preowned luxury goods. The bad news was that the car clutch was already sold when I found it on the website. Anyway, to make a long story short, thanks to my detective work and the help of an actual detective from the police department, we caught the criminals who did this and got many of our items back, with the exception of this bag and a few other items. Eventually, via the criminal justice system and a plea bargain, we were financially compensated by the criminals' families for the goods that were not returned. All things considered, this robbery could have ended up far worse.
Last month, I finally found a Prada car clutch in new condition for sale online. While it's not my actual bag that was stolen (I can tell by the stitching, which is unique to each bag since they are all handmade), it's as close as one could get. Now I finally feel as if my bag collection is now complete again. To be honest, however, there will always be new bags that I covet!
This particular Prada car clutch design came in two different colors, silver and green, but silver is my favorite. As you can see, I've paired it with some other silver accessories. I've always preferred silver to gold, and while gold watches and costume jewelry may have taken the fashion world by storm in the last decade or so, silver, in my opinion, is a little bit more understated compared to the flashiness of gold. Still, that doesn't mean you can't still make a bold statement by wearing some silver accessories like I'm showcasing today. While my silver clutch from Prada is no longer available and difficult to find preowned, below you will find some of my other picks if you want to add a little silver to your wardrobe in the form of fun accessories.
Skirt: J. Crew same style in black and white stripe here
Tee: Madewell similar here
Shoes: J. Crew "Lillian Wedges" in Mirror similar here
Belt: kate spade similar here
Bag: Prada Car Clutch
Sunglasses: Prada here