Yesterday I posted about Lizzie Fortunato and how much I love her designs. Unfortunately, unless I'm due for a special gift (husband, this is for you), I'm not going to be able to buy any of her pieces any time soon. One of the great things about all of the recent designer collaborations with big box stores (Target, H&M, etc) is that sometimes you can actually get a bit of that unique designer flavor at a fraction of the cost. Duro Olowu's recent collection for J.C. Penney is a great example, and I think this clutch could even satisfy some of my Lizzie Fortunato urge. 

via jcpenny.com

via jcpenny.com

It's $40, which is great, but even greater is the fact that I live in a city where most people have no interest in a designer collaboration, so usually these things end up on the clearance rack! I'll wait it out and keep you posted. There's one other thing from the collection that I love.

Imagine you're wearing your comfortable, yet stylish black traveling ensemble, and you're carrying this bag. Awesome.