Sunday, March 12, 2017

That Clutch Really Ties the Outfit Together!

My husband is usually inquisitive about anything that shows up in my closet that he hasn't seen before. Usually something new elicits the following two questions in this order: "When did you get this?" and more importantly, "How much did this cost?". It's always nice when the last question can be followed with a dollar amount that I think is reasonable or that I try to make reasonable through some creative rounding. Well, both these questions came up when my husband discovered this new tassel and pom pom straw clutch laid out next to my outfit on the bed this morning.

The good news was that this clutch was very reasonably priced, which is something that I can seldomly say for many of my handbags. It's also very practical, which is also something I can seldomly say for many of my handbags! This straw clutch perfectly fits a wallet, phone, and sunglasses with room to spare. Below are some other fun straw and pom pom options, as this seems to be a trend that's cropping up for spring.

The title of this post, if you didn't know, is an allusion to the film The Big Lebowski, which happens to be one of my husband's favorites. I just replaced "rug" with "clutch" and "room" with "outfit" in the famous quote said by Jeff Bridges' character "The Dude". My husband is ultimately the one responsible for this clever title because once I had assembled my final look for the day, he told me "that clutch really ties your outfit together". Actually, I think this colorful wall is what really ties everything together! The Dude abides, but Katie abides too!

Skirt: Banana Republic similar striped skirt here
Sweater: J. Crew Tippi here
Shoes: ASOS here
Clutch: T&J designs here and navy version here
Sunglasses: Celine
Earrings: Sugarfix / Target here


  1. I love, love, love the clutch and i cannot believe how affordable it is. I saw it pop up on my Instagram and i was like yep, want it! I hope you have a wonderful week lovely lady! XO- Kim

  2. LOVE everything about this pic. Your outfit, the clutch, sunnies and the background. So colorful!

  3. I LOVE it all! The colorful background, your FAB outfit and the clutch!!!! Your post is making me ready for warmer weather in Nasvhille.


    Kay Elle

  4. You always have the most amazing wall backgrounds. I love this tassel straw clutch and yes it totally is going to be big during these warmer months!

  5. I really like pink and black together so I like this outfit, but I adore your fun clutch, the tassels are really cute! I missed out on getting a pair of fun pom pom sandals but I'm keeping my eyes open for any other fun accessories I might see when my 6 months no-shop challenge is over.

    Hope you are having a great start to the week!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  6. love these photos! and especially the clutch bag, its so cute :)

  7. Haha, sounds like your husband and mine would get along ! Marvellous handbag.

  8. The tassels are so cute. And it is a great price.

  9. this is the perfect combination of everything, amazing look!

    xoxo, Sakura

  10. Cute clutch!!! Haha I can totally relate to that same conversation with my husband!! Too funny :).

    Trendy & Tidy


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