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Rebecca Minkoff M.A.C. Woven & Perforated Clutch

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Rebecca Minkoff M.A.C. Woven & Perforated Clutch

Oh, Rebecca Minkoff, what you do to me!

This is truly a handbag love story. But it doesn't turn out like Romeo & Juliet; it rather ends happily. I have seriously been lusting over this bag for months. There were multiple times I could have purchased it, but it just wasn't the right time. And an accessories addict has to budget themselves. For so long I thought that I had 'lost' the bag. It was no longer available on the Minkoff website, and I hadn't seen it in stores. As a veteran of handbag sales, I know that sometimes you get a second chance and sometimes it is gone as quickly as it was available. Despite my multiple chances, I just couldn't bring myself to buy it for financial reasons. Girl has to eat--am I right?

Minkoff MAC Clutch

Luckily, the purse gods blessed me with a Gilt sale on Minkoff bags not too long ago, and I finally grabbed this fun cross-body nearly 50% off retail price. Sometimes it is truly good to wait!

I genuinely enjoy this bag since it's large enough to fit a book or iPad, and room for other small accouterments. M.A.C. Clutches are great for concerts, touring, and for the quick jaunts into town.

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The Shoulder Strap Holiday 2012 Picks

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The Shoulder Strap Holiday 2012 Picks

The first week of December is already coming to a close, and the holiday retail rush is still in full-swing with two days to go until Hanukkah begins and the remaining two weeks before Christmas!

Are you ready?!  If not, The Shoulder Strap has some great picks for you that are sure to make your loved ones happy! In this list are classics and useful neutrals to carry you through the formal holiday season and also throughout the year.

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The Cross-bodyRebecca Minkoff's M.A.C. Daddy

Prada Saffiano Briefcase

The BriefcasePrada's Saffiano Flap Briefcase

Marc by Marc Marci Mirror

The WatchMarc by Marc Jacobs's Marci Mirror Strap 33mm

LV Flat Zip Pochette

The Evening ClutchLouis Vuitton's Zip Flat Pochette

Gucci iPad Case

The Tech AccessoryGucci's iPad Case

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The NecklaceRachel Reinhardt Jewelry's Layered Mixed Metal Swag Necklace

Balenciaga Velo Latte

The SatchelBalenciaga's Giant 12 Rose Gold Velo in Latte

Phillip Lim Ava pumps

The Heel3.1 Phillip Lim's Ava leather pumps

Rene Caovilla Pearl Thongs

The SandalRene Caovilla's Pearl-Strap Flat Slide Thong

Prada Studded Smoking Slipper

The FlatPrada's Studded Smoking Slipper

rag & bone shoes

The Dress Shoerag & bone's Bedford Classic Brogue in burgundy

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Rebecca Minkoff Swing Cross-Body with Double Chain in Bright Green

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Rebecca Minkoff Swing Cross-Body with Double Chain in Bright Green

I picked up this summer Rebecca Minkoff beauty at the new REVEL resort in Atlantic City. They have beautiful boutiques that sell designers like Minkoff, Valentino, and many more. This is a gorgeous cross-body sure to add to your summer color block ensemble.

Rebecca Minkoff

The bag is versatile with options for it to be carried as a cross-body, shoulder bag (using the double chain), or as a clutch (if you tuck the chains into the bag). Its hardware is light gold, and its bright green pebbled cow leather speaks to its stylishness and practicality.

The zippers on its side provide extra interior space when unzipped, but as pictured here, looks incredibly chic with its soft leather zipper dressings hanging down from the bag. This is one of my favorite grabs and is incredibly trendy with a side of economical. Gotta love Rebecca Minkoff's affordable chic!

What's your summer chic bag?

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