So where did summer go? Everyone has been commenting that as soon as September hit the weather cooled down drastically! This past weekend in Toronto was actually beautiful – perfect for star gazing at the Toronto Film Festival (TIFF). Did you see my video of Ryan Gosling? If you “like” Toronto Beauty Reviews on Facebook you probably would have seen it! Here is the link and the video below:
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Anyway, I’ve pretty much transitioned into fall. I’ve been wearing pants mostly since I have to still dig out my tights! But I thought I would post one of the last times I wore shorts this summer and also me sporting my new purse!
Shorts: Banana Republic
Shirt: Joe Fresh
Tank (under shirt): Joe Fresh
Purse: Rebecca Minkoff clutch (from Dealuxe)
I’ve been eyeing this clutch ever since I saw it on Tiffany of I Am Style-Ish and I’ve been keeping my eyes open for sales! I managed to score this pretty bag on a sale site called Dealuxe.ca. At the moment this site is only for Canadians only offering FREE shipping and returns! Here is my referral link or I can send you an email 🙂
I love that this clutch has a detachable strap and that it’s long enough to be used as a cross-body.
But…can you see that on a shorty like me it’s a bit too long? I prefer my cross-body bags to hit me closer to the hip. I would wear this bag like this with a long skirt/dress or with pants. I don’t like when cross-body bags hit lower than what I’m wearing on the bottom! I also don’t like wearing them with a short skirt even if the purse hits higher than the skirt because it tends to cause the skirt to creep up!
Here is a close up of the bag and then I’ll show how I solved this problem.
This colour is called denim. It’s gorgeous! I love that it’s such a vibrant colour but the shade of blue can make it casual too.
So here is a picture of the shortened strap:
All I did was take the hook part where the strap detaches from the clutch and clip it to the ring at the leather part of the strap. Then I re-attached the strap back to the clutch.
Picture of the strap attached to itself:
And now attached back to the clutch:
In the next picture you can see how the clasp has both “rings” attached to it.
And now it’s a shoulder bag!
Anyone else have this clutch? I know Kileen of Cute and Little does and she always rocks it! Have you ever had to make modifications to your purses to make them work for you?