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The Pop of Leopard Everyone Needs

The Pop of Leopard Everyone Needs

The morning after Kid Cudi, Chris left for a few nights in Dallas for work. I had a committee meeting after work on Tuesday, am heading to a bingo fundraiser tonight, and other than that, I've been watching a lot of Shameless! The dysfunction and chaos in the Gallagher family makes me feel a little better about the imperfections in my own, you know? Things could be worse! Also Sheila is the best. I'm halfway through season four—four more to go! 


For nights like tonight—when I have to be somewhere straight from work—I always pack my leopard clutch in my tote so I can make a quick switch en route from office to restaurant/bar/bingo hall.

It's a pop of fun that instantly takes me from work mode to fun mode, and the only way—other than shoes or maybe a scarf—I'll wear the pattern. Leopard sweatshirts, tees, skirts and dresses are too much for me, but a roomy clutch that is just the punctuation on an outfit? Perfect.

I'd been wanting the popular Clare V. leopard clutch forever, but could not justify spending $275. At $75, the version I found is WAY more reasonable—especially for something I'll carry for years to come. It's roomy enough to fit whatever you might need for an evening out (yes, even bingo dobbers, which I do have) and the calf hair texture feels expensive. 

The bottom line: if you don't have a leopard clutch, jump on this one! It's both classic and fun, dresses up and down, works in every season and is appropriate whether you're 25 or 55—my default option whenever I'm heading out. 


SHOP THE POST: Leopard Clutch | Faux Leather Jacket | Scarf (J.Crew) | Dress (J.Crew) | Sunglasses

It's so hard to find a good faux leather jacket, so I linked a few other options I considered buying for you to check out.

Wish me luck at bingo! (So nerdy, I know, but I love it—I won twice when we were in Vegas last year and now I think it's my "thing.")

P.S. If you're staying in tonight, are you watching the Grey's Anatomy 300th episode? I haven't kept up with it over the years, but it was so popular when I was in college—this cliquey group of girls gathered to watch it in my dorm every Thursday, and the show always makes me think about those days and the awkwardness of trying to fit in with a group that clearly wasn't for me. College, right?! Anyway, happy viewing! 

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