Unfortunately, this will be my last post for a while, so I figured I better make it a good one. While shopping at the Galleria in Dallas a few weeks ago, two handbags on display at Neiman Marcus caught my eye for very different reasons. I literally stopped in my tracks when I spotted this stunning Tiffany blue bag from none other than my favorite handbag design house, Valentino. With a quintessentially ladylike shape and a napa leather exterior that has been completely enveloped in mesmerizing rhinestones and crystals, this bag is not for the faint of heart. Pair this glamorous flap bag with your favorite red holiday dress and simply wait for the compliments to pour in.
Initially, I walked right by this wristlet, but upon closer inspection I was in awe of the luminous studded detailing. Varying in size and hue, the domed studs actually resemble Christmas tree ornaments. Marc Jacobs obviously designed the Thunderdome wristlet with the downtown crowd in mind. Perfect for when you've had one too many glasses of champagne, this oversized clutch features a detachable crossbody strap as well as a wristlet option. While this MARC by Marc Jacobs wristlet retails for a reasonable $598, the Valentino flap bag is certainly a splurge at $3095. Whichever design you choose, one simply can't go wrong with these statement handbags for the holidays.