The Clutch In The Junk

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure to meet up with a few local Instagram influencers.  Are you wondering what I mean by that?  Well let me tell ya, an influencer is . . . 


a person or thing that influences:
The most powerful influencer of beliefs is direct experience.
a person who has the power to influence many people, as through social media or traditional media:
Companies look for Facebook Instagram influencers who can promote their brand.

. . . so yeah that's basically what an influencer is, glad I could clear that up for ya =) 

Not everyone we follow and connect with on social media is a blogger, some just prefer to share their talent through social media without the Blog or YouTube channel, which is great and I loved that the sweet and talented diy influencer Leslie from @thislittlehouseofmine reached out to a few of us via Instagram to get together for a day of junkin' at the Rose Bowl flea market in Pasadena.  We had the best day meeting for coffee prior to heading there and then we all just seemed to hit it off as though we'd known each other for the longest time.

That place is so big and there's so much but I didn't really find anything I happen to be looking for in particular but the funny thing is I did find this perfectly imperfect leather hand clutch, I'm a sucker for a good ol' vintage clutch, I don't have a ton but I have a few and I love them.

For me a clutch is my go to when we head out to a dinner party or date night.  Even during the day if I find that its appropriate with my outfit or for a wedding at any time of day this is staple with any dress, romper or mom chic style.

I'm no model or styling expert, but I had to capture a few pictures of the clutch to share with you guys.

For $8, I have to say this was a no brainer. There was another clutch I saw within minutes of us walking in, a cow skin clutch and I loved it but it was too much for what I was willing to spend.  This leather one I didn't actually see until almost the end of our junkin' venture and I actually happen to love it more than the first one I saw.

It does have a few imperfections that you can see in the pictures but I think it just adds character and tells you that this bag has been loved.  Its a suede in the inside and has a few pen marks as well, but over all this was a must have for me, the gold tip on the flap of the clutch really sold me.  Just a touch of classy.

What do you guys think?  Was it worth the $8?

Do you find it necessary to have a clutch for those evening outings or for that wedding your dressing up for?

Would love to hear your thoughts, but over all I had to share this find with you guys because as much as I love coffee, diy's, crafting and furniture makeovers, I also have a love for style, not as much as I did in my twenties but definitely still love the necessary staples for when we simply want to feel girly that completes the process of putting on make up and dressing up.

Till next time! And happy first day of Summer!!

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1 comment

  1. I agree, I love a clutch. I used to have so many. Now I only have four clutch bags, but I'm thinking to add at least two larger clutches. :)