(Outfit Of The Yesterday) Spearmint, Coral, Chartreuse and Gray

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♫: October – Broken Bells

First things first–I have been blown away with all the great feedback that I have received from you guys so far about the new site!On Twitter, Facebook, e-mails, and in the comments here…thank you. You guys rock.

Things are still a little broken, but the big kinks are getting worked out fast.  One problem I ran into was with my “Big List Of Deals” post that I do daily. It is typically a huge, lengthy post, which means that Google (and Google Reader) won’t pick it up in the feed.

The only solution I can find right now is to just do a small lead/summary post as an alert that the list is up & ready…and then you guys have to click through on that and come to this site to see the full list.  It totally defeats the purpose of reading this blog in an RSS feeder, I know–but I’m searching high and low for some better solutions, and as soon as I find one I’ll do an update here.

On to the outfit! Going a little bit more casual for today. I wrote about this ASOS croc-effect clutch a few days ago (here), and since I had been lusting hard for the Diane Von Furstenberg Adele clutch I decided to grab it. It is a good “inspired-by” for the price–the spearmint-y body is a really soft (and according to ASOS, real) suede, and while I’m not entirely sure that the gray “mock-croc” part is leather (it feels more like plastic to me), it doesn’t look too cheap. It is a little shiny, much like patent leather, but it contrasts well with the nubby texture of the suede.

It also doesn’t come with a shoulder strap (the Adele clutch does). I have actually found portfolio clutches to be pretty easy to carry, though–I normally tend to gravitate towards shoulder-strap clutches and bags due to arthritis in my hands, especially if I am going to be out & about for a bit, but portfolios tuck neatly into the arm/armpit so little clutching-action is actually required. As long as I don’t get arthritis in my armpits, I’m golden.

The only downside is that they are not  practical for a girl that carries around a lot of stuff–I can typically fit an iphone, wallet, a packet of gum, a compact mirror, and a lipgloss or two inside. Anything wider than that (like sunglasses, cameras, small fuzzy animals) makes the bag bulky and awkward. Portfolios are supposed to be slim & clean, a little minimalistic if you will; so definitely keep that in mind if you want one for yourself.

But all in all, I love it! It’s a pretty leather clutch for the price:

 

 

What do you think about portfolio clutches? Love them? Leave them? Share in the comments!

 

  • http://twitter.com/PPFGirl PennyPincherFashion

    First of all, LOVE the new site & layout!  Also adore that clutch – if it was a little smaller, I would be snatching it up! :)

  • Carolyn

    Love your glasses! Who are they by?

  • carol_prettythings

    Chloe – I love this outfit! These colors are just singing to me. Like an opera. I…really…must……res….ist….

    As for portfolio clutches, they’re lovely in other people’s hands. I just…don’t think I’m graceful enough to carry one. Hahaha, and that’ll have to do.

    • http://thechloeconspiracy.com Chloe

      Thanks Carol!  And if it makes you feel any better, I’m the most ungraceful person alive (so I definitely understand). ;)

  • Beautygirl24

    I love them! I just carried one the other night. It’s from ASOS as well. I really love yours though. I’ve been looking for a minty accessory! Oh, and I’m loving everything J. Crew has to offer. I’m even doing a post about it tomorrow!

    • http://thechloeconspiracy.com Chloe

      I can’t get enough minty green at the moment–aaaand hopping over to read your J Crew post right now. ♥

  • lorena

    The new site is great and you look spectacular. What a marvelous skirt.

    • http://thechloeconspiracy.com Chloe

      Thanks so much, Lorena! ♥

  • http://www.daintyanddecadent.com/ Maria

    Oooooo!  Love love love everything about this look :-)

    Maria

    http://www.daintyanddecadent.com

  • Allison

    Hi Chloe!  First time commenting, and I wanted to ask a quick question about the ASOS clutch.  I looked at the description, but I didn’t see any measurements for it.  Could you post them?

    (For reference, I’m considering getting it if it ever goes on sale and using it as a slipcover for my 13-in laptop — would that work, or am I MacGrubering up the wrong tree?)

    • http://thechloeconspiracy.com Chloe

      Hi Allison! I’m actually out of town for the weekend and don’t have the clutch with me–I want to say that it might not work, though. I was thinking that it might house an iPad pretty well, but laptops can be tough. I’ll measure the clutch as soon as I get home and post the measurements here! ♥

  • Marina

    LOVE portfolio clutches…I actually like them better than shoulder straps, which I feel don’t always stay.  That is a pretty awesome look-alike!

    • http://thechloeconspiracy.com Chloe

      Thanks Marina! ♥

  • http://www.thestylishhousewife.com/ the stylish housewife

    kicking myself for not picking up that skirt when i saw it at f21! i LOVE the way clutches look on everyone else and have a few myself but i am more of a “bag lady”. i carry a bag that i could basically fit my toddler into (not that i would, but i could if i had too…lol). but this clutch sure is gorgeous.

     xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

    • http://thechloeconspiracy.com Chloe

      Thanks so much Jenn!  And oh yes, I think having a kid definitely means having a bigger bag. I’m always impressed with all the things my mom-friends can fit into their bags, they totally Mary-Poppin it (and I’m just waiting for them to pull out a kid, too). ♥

  • TheKimmieChronicles

    Hi Chloe! I’m a fan of the new layout! It seems like everything is going smoothly with the transition (except for the hiccup mentioned). I like the aesthetics of a portfolio clutch, but not all of them are practical. In order to prevent them from looking too lumpy, I wouldn’t be able to put much into it. I wouldn’t find it suitable for day-to-day use, but I do love how they look! 
    Your outfit is so lovely! I love the color mixing as well. How do you mix your colors? Do you hold a garment up to another and say, “that’ll do!”, or is it the extensive knowledge of the color wheel (from your remodel) :)

    • http://thechloeconspiracy.com Chloe

      Hahaha, thanks so much Kimmie! This is going to sound completely horrible, but I’ll sometimes spend a few minutes in my closet trying things on…and more often than not, as I’m (lazily) discarding clothing into a pile on the floor as I do it (shh!), I’ll suddenly get a little bit of color-inspiration from that. It happens way, way too often. :D

  • http://rosalovesdc.tumblr.com/ RosaLovesDC

    Love that sweater girl! I might have to get it. I’ve been looking for something in that color and I love the Tippi sweater!

    • http://thechloeconspiracy.com Chloe

      Thanks Rosa!  It’s *a lot* brighter in person that it appears on the website, but I love it. Nice and lightweight for summer, too.

  • http://www.fashionatforty.blogspot.com/ shoehoard

    That’s one mother of a clutch!
    Niki
    http://Www.fashionatforty.blogspot.com

  • Dani Shapiro

    Oh gosh this entire outfit is just divine! The colors are gorgeous & the clutch is just FANTASTIC! I LOVE it! :)

    <3 The Daily Dani

    • http://thechloeconspiracy.com Chloe

      Thanks so much, Dani!

  • http://www.helloframboise.com/ Hello, Framboise!

    You look adorable!  I love the mix of colors here, and I’m liking the new look of your blog!  So sleek and lovely.  

    • http://thechloeconspiracy.com Chloe

      Ooh, thank you thank you. ♥

  • http://www.minimestyle.com/ Mini Me Style

    The new page is fabulous!  It looks great and I feel like it’s a lot easier to navigate.  And that croc clutch is to die for.  Have a great weekend!

    • http://thechloeconspiracy.com Chloe

      Thanks so much, girlie!

  • http://www.thedapperbun.com/ Mary Ann

    I was totally prepared to buy that clutch ’til I saw the price, haha (even though it is inexpensive). I’m savin’ up for a home down payment! ;-)

  • http://rosalovesdc.tumblr.com/ RosaLovesDC

    I just got this sweater and I love it!

  • http://becomingrefined.blogspot.com/ Jessica @ Becoming Refined

    Love this look so much, found it via Pinterest.

  • http://simplychic08.blogspot.com/ simplychic08

    found you via pinterest also and this is fantastic! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1319340080 Jamie Bell

    you listen to AMAZING music and your style is phenomenal. seriously inspired. :)

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5'6" with her favorite 4" Givenchy boots on. Likes fashion, good music, broccoli, ice cream, pretty shoes,, her two chihuahuas, tickle fights with her husband, digging around on the internet for fun finds, being old enough to know better but still not caring, using a chair to get things down from the cupboards, and always lugging around a camera or two...(more)

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