The Canadian Tuxedo

I had no idea that wearing denim on denim was called the “Canadian Tuxedo”. I mean, is that really a thing?! If it is, then although technically not denim on denim, this is my version of the Canadian Tuxedo…and I think I like it!

 J Brand Lovestory Denim /  J. Crew Keeper Chambray Shirt Michael Kors Runway Watch MK5076  LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Adena Pumps /  Forever21 Rings and Bracelet / Madewell Lafayette Bucket Bag 


Zara Superskinny Ripped Jeans  / Zara Leather Shopper Bag (Burgundy) /  LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Adena Pumps / Ann Taylor Blose (Navy/White) /  Aldo Rings / Urban Outfitters Bracelet

I’m obsessed with large everyday clutches. Some women find them cumbersome or are afraid they are going to lose them, but the trick for me is just to never put it down. I always tuck it under my arm if I need both my hands and usually this works just fine.

I saw this Zara tote online and I actually did not know it could be used as a clutch. I thought it was just a tote with an optional cross-body strap. I loved the color and so I went ahead and ordered it. It wasn’t until I was playing around with the bag did I realize it was also a clutch! I took a look at this straps on the side of the bag and thought it was such a weird placement for straps, what could possibly be its purpose?? Then I realized itwas very similar as my 3.1 Philip Lim 31 Minute Medium Clutch. Eureka! If I was unsure about keeping this bag before, I am certainly not now!


Bucket bag

I’ve had a bucket bag on my wish list the last few seasons. I’m not sure who or what inspired me, but I suddenly felt like it was one of those items, while not a necessity, would be a great addition to my small handbag collection. My top pick, of course, is the 3.1 Phillip Lim Diego Bucket bag with its thick, luscious leather with studs to boot. The hardware gives what may at times lend itself to a bohemian-style bag, some edge. However, at $895, it likely isn’t within my reach in the near future. Plus, I’ve heard many things about how heavy it is due to the leather and the hardware. I generally don’t do well with heavy cross-body bags, so this fact made me wary.

After searching high and low, I think I’ve found a great alternative, the Madewell Lafayette Bucket Bag, for a much more reasonable price of $198. It is has yet to come into my possession, but as soon as it does, you will definitely hear about it. 😉

Here are some other options I had my eye on:

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