I have been eyeing the Love, Cortnie clutches for a very long time. I am extremely picky and indecisive when it comes to handbags. If you’re following me on Instagram (@thee_shopaholic) you will know that I mentioned wanting to expand my bag collection. I asked if my followers had any recommendations and someone again referenced Cortnie. 

I take a lot of chances with fashion choices. I don’t take style too seriously. Trends are always changing. But I am really conscious of my choices when it comes to accessories. Bags and shoes- when made well- have the ability to travel through several seasons. If you care for your accessories properly, they have the ability to last a lifetime. 

  Cortnie is a blogger and handbag designer. I have always admired her work. Her genuine leather bags always seem well made and thoughtfully planned out. There’s literally a bag for everyone. And if you’re like me and you can’t decide; she lets you create your own!

   I decided to go with a white clutch because I felt  that it is very important to have a non-color (besides black) especially in the spring and summer. Our outfits tend to be more colorful and printed during these seasons. Our outerwear has been removed and it can get expensive trying to find an accessory to match each look. I am definitely a lover of print. I didn’t want to lose the interest in the monotone so I decided to add some texture. 

Cortnie added this embossed croc leather to a smaller bag a while back and I thought it would be a perfect addition to my simple clutch design. In true shopaholic fashion I added the spotted calf hair tassel (it wouldn’t be me if it wasn’t spotted). The tassel can be removed and add spice to any of my existing bags so that was an added bonus. 

She also let me chose every detail including the lining! I went with white lining as well but added a print for the days when I didn’t want to utilize the tassel. I love everything about the bag.

  In true love Cortnie fashion there was a quarter inside. I love the novelty and if you are familiar with the saying you know why I am going to keep it there. The clutch was made well. Her craftsmanship clean and perfected. She does great work and I was glad to get the opportunity to witness it first hand.

  I would love to hear what you think about my decision. I think the design collaboration was successful and I can’t wait to purchase from her again!  



  1. I love this!! I am a purse lover anyway, so seeing this made my day. I notice people are starting to wear tassels on their bags. I think it’s cute.

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