Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tightwad Tuesday: Miu Miu Studded Mini Drawstring Bag for a Bargain

Darlings I know that your senses have already been romanced by the reticule, don’t even try to deny it. The vintage aesthetic which takes your ensemble du jour back to an era full of floor-length evening gowns sporting empire waists worn during the daylight hours; of pretty parasols held high above the well-coiffed heads of the wealthy; and lace gloves protecting one’s dainty fingers from the harsh cruelties of the outside world. Yet even with such history proffered, the reticule presents a very avant-garde styling to your person that is cutting-edge and antiquated all at once. A fact quite easily visible with a mere glance in the direction of Miu Miu’s Studded Mini Drawstring Bag.

While not capable of holding the magnitude of miscellany that so often finds itself situated within the confines of the oversized luggage I refer to as my handbag, the Studded Mini Drawstring Bag makes up for storage space via a dainty design contributed by the drawstring closure and tassel ends; whilst retaining an ever so slight ruggedness about its form courtesy of the polished goldtone, brasstone, chrometone, and silvertone studding covering its contours.

Let’s be honest dolls, it’s an accessory with the power to wine and dine your wardrobe; a piece harnessing the capability to create chic sophistication mingling with rebellious feminine mystique; an item to glam up your skinnies, bedazzle your basic tee, even captivate your sparkling baubles. But really, I have no right to become so spellbound with a carryall of such sublime sovereign; though it is not the bag itself that is the problem, rather it is the outlandish price tag.

At $716.00 the Studded Mini Drawstring Bag is the true epitome of bliss; but it is Free People’s Studded Side Sling Bag, and its $48.00 asking price, which is far more fabulous for the budget fashionista.

Like the Miu Miu marvel, Free People’s pretty presents the same type of tumultuous temptations, such as the drawstring closure, tassel ends, and studded embellishments, all in a pint-sized package that is pleasing for one’s wallet.

I’m dying to know dolls…will you splurge, or walk the trail of the tightwad?

Fashionably yours!

Thanks to Bluefly and Free People for the pictures.

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