Post wedding, I still admire Valentino, they've come out of the classic red era and really hit the mark with some edgy stuff! When I saw Chriselle Lim of The Christelle Factor post up photos with her much loved studded Valentino Rockstud clutch, I gasped and had one of those moments where your eyes become pulsing hearts like in a cartoon. See her post here!
Alas, I curbed on the idea of spending AUD1,412 on the beautiful Valentino clutch and spent a neat little AUD45 buckaroos on this ink coloured beauty.
Of course I know that the "curb" option is not like the lush lux Valentino matte leather nor a nude coloured clutch for that matter. But if I'm not purchasing the real deal, I didn't want an EXACT copy, I wanted an inspired version. The studded theme, general size and the lovely ink blue colour (a great Autumn colour) is an alright substitution to me :) I think of it as a fashionable but functional clutch that can be used for work and play.
While I try and rock a mini fashion moment by going down the curb-ing route, I'll just continue to dream that I look and "work it" like this everyday haha!!
Photography credit: Jason Lee aka Mr Lee aka The Hubster
Outfit:Glassons / Clutch: Unknown brand / Shoes:Peeptoe / Necklace worn as a Bracelet: Kookai, an old birthday gift from a friend :)