Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tightwad Tuesday: Chloe Paraty for Pennies

One should always be in the company of a handbag that makes you dazzle – a shoulder accoutrement, or tantalizing tote which hangs elegantly from the crook of your arm; enticing passersby to cast quick, envious glances in your direction, only to look the other way when you catch their eye, too haughty to admit that they covet the pretty in your possession.

Let’s get things straight right off the bat, darlings…to dazzle, it is not a prerequisite for a handbag to be decked out in glittering rhinestones or sparkles; nor is it necessary for it to be dipped in gold, or covered in studs. An accessory that truly dazzles is one with character that shines from within; quite like that found via Chloe’s Paraty Medium Tote.

There are no outrageous embellishments adorning her smooth surface, or stop-them-dead-in-their-tracks shades that will make it nearly impossible for you not to stick out like a sore thumb. In place of those unnecessary attributes is timeless charm, classic refinement, and a desire to get down and party with the posh Paraty!

Soft, supple black leather receives a gilded makeover with subtle goldtone hardware lacing the top handle; while a shoulder strap makes it easy for one to sling the bag around their body criss-cross applesauce style, or simply allow it to dangle haphazardly to and fro in the chicest of ways as they lug this luxurious bit of luggage here, there, and everywhere.

But no, I won’t be partying ‘til the break of dawn with the Paraty anytime soon, courtesy of the four-digit number - $1,895.00 – which, sadly, comes attached to it. At $46.00, however, Emmie is every bit as enticing to both me and my current budget.

Like the Paraty, Emmie is luscious and luxurious, and can be donned in a multitude of fashions; making her a worthy contender of my affections.

Which road are you traveling today, dolls? Tightwad or spendthrift?

Fashionably yours!

Thanks to Saks Fifth Avenue and Mimi Boutique for the pictures.

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