Monday, 5 December 2011

Holiday Handbag Suggestions (that will help you cut calories too!)

So the holiday season is upon us and with this time of year comes work parties, open houses, festive cocktails and many other opportunities to indulge.  December can really do a number on your wallet and your waistline.  As I ate homemade peanut butter cups at a Christmas event recently I realised that the clutch really is the best holiday handbag, and not for the reason you might think. 

Obviously clutches are great because they dress up a fairly casual outfit.  They can be a perfect pop of colour (like this Furla Clara Croc):

...or bit of bling with a little black dress (like this Coach Sequin Wristlet or Calfskin Firelight Swarovski).   

Aesthetically clutches were just meant for the holidays.

But here’s what I thought of the other day following the peanut butter cups with chocolate candy cane bark, if you are holding a clutch in one hand it only leaves one hand available for gathering food.  The clutch slows down your calorie consumption!  If you have your glass of wine (mulled or otherwise) in one hand there’s no hand left for food.  It would have been physically impossible to unwrap that peanut butter cup! 

On the other hand, if you’ve been hitting the gym all Fall in preparation for the holiday season then grab a cute, shiny hobo (like this Gucci that Bling Borrowers JUST got in!) that should sit nicely over your shoulder freeing up your hands.  

I’m going to pass things over to the fabulous ladies of Bling Borrowers to fill you in on great rates/deals/general wonderfulness they’re offering right now.  Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Happy Kwanzaa!

Leigh-Ellen Thomas lives, loves and shops on the East Coast of Canada with her husband, golden retriever and the cat who rules them all.  For more fashion, travel and pet peeves visit her blog at  

Note: If you are interested in any evening bag, clutch, or the NEW Heart bit metallic Gucci Leigh-Ellen mentioned in this blog, just post a comment with your email address and we'll be in touch with a SPECIAL OFFER!!  Much love and happy holidays!  The Bling Girls


  1. I always get such a kick out of seeing what photos you add!!

  2. Great job Leigh-Ellen! I will now be carrying a clutch ALL the time :) That Coach sequin clutch is stunning!