The Overlooked Statement Piece

OUTFIT DETAILS: Burgundy velvet clutch (also loving this version) // Black peplum dress (wearing UK size 8 – also love this one with sleeves and this burgundy one under $40)  // Grey boyfriend coat // Pink patent heels (also loving these) // Gold Chain Watch

It can be easy to grab your usual handbag or clutch out of habit or convenience. If it still has your wallet, lipstick, and keys in it, it is probably your first choice – but only because it saves you the hassle of swapping your essentials to another bag. Although it is so easy to fall into a routine, a clutch (like any accessory) can completely change your look so it shouldn’t be an afterthought. Once I saw this velvet clutch I knew it was a statement piece that would make an outfit. Deep reds have been my favorite shades this season, so the luxe velvet material in such a rich hue made it an obvious choice. I’m also crushing over this clutch and this gorgeous beaded one, next on my wish list!

Below are a few more of my favorite dresses paired with statement clutches and bags:

Emily Slit Neck Cap Sleeve Peplum Midi Dress • Boohoo
Carmen Marc Valvo Long-Sleeve Illusion Peplum Top • Carmen Marc Valvo
Gradient Silk Georgette Dress • Elie Saab
Grained Leather Credit Card Holder • Saint Laurent
Small Antigona Grained Leather Bag • Givenchy
Saint Laurent Cassandre Small Tassel Crossbody Bag, Black • Saint Laurent
Saint Laurent Monogramme Leather Clutch • Saint Laurent
Antigona Grained Leather Clutch • Givenchy
Saint Laurent Saint Laurent Monogramme Clutch • Saint Laurent
FOREVER 21 Sleeveless Peplum Dress • Forever 21


* Photos: JessaKae Photography // MUA: Vivian Makeup Artist


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  1. Emma

    This is such a beautiful land elegant outfit. I love the little black dress with the statement clutch, even your makeup is beautiful!!

  2. Natalie

    Wow you look amazing!!! So bummed they only have the dress in pink left 🙁

  3. stacey

    That lipstick is amazing. I need it! What color is it?

  4. https://www.etsy.com/shop/BCcrafts101?ref=hdr_shop_menu


  5. Beatrice Balaj

    Love this dress! Looks so beautiful. You look fabulous!



  6. Rachel

    This dress is stunning and your hair is always PERFECTION! Makes me want to chop mine, but I wouldn’t look that good!

  7. Alicia

    That dress and clutch are stunning. The velvet bag is definitely a statement and perfect for the cold weather. I love that you included some picture without sunglasses. You look very nice.


  8. Sara Kate

    Love this look! That dress is so flattering. I love the matching lip and purse color.

    xo, Sara Kate
    Sara Kate Styling

  9. Kristjaana

    Christine your so gorgeous!
    Every time I look at your post, I’m amazed and then you post another outfit and you look even more beautiful!


  10. Christina Storm

    You look GORGEOUS! That clutch is amazing! Such a prefect look for a holiday party!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  11. Mark Porter

    Love the Outfit. Your blog is fantastic! For fun Cosabella Lingerie and Letarte Swimwear please check out our website. Portersboutique.com We’d love to hear from you.

  12. hanna

    SUCH a great dress!

  13. EMILY


  14. Behluli Girls

    Nice dresses <3

  15. Nora

    when and where did you get that fabulous YSL?!

  16. Flic

    I am completely obsessed with your YSL clutch but I cannot find the wine coloured version anywhere – only the black. Can you direct me somewhere where I might find it?!

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