Mami Fashion

Memories In My Clutch Purse

July 18, 2013


It was a great Wednesday night in NYC! AND my brother and cousin are in town! We drove to the city together although we all had different plans. Jose and I met our friends at Catch in the Meatpacking District and we were able to start off the night with an anniversary champagne toast before their arrival.  While taking these pictures, I noticed that some contents in my clutch, are sentimental pieces that go all the way back to our wedding planning.


The turquoise leather notepad was a gift (along with my Jimmy Choo wedding shoes!) from our dear friend Monica, who now lives in Italy. The Mikimoto pen was a gift from a Panamanian neighbor we had in Tokyo! Dianick now lives in Miami and I miss both girls. There are even new gifts, like the Chanel lipgloss that my comadre, Martha, gave me for Christmas. I’m almost done with this second one!

I treasure these little pieces and only bring them out on special occasions, in special clutch bags. This black one is by Ted Baker and I discovered the designer while on a trip to London with Jose.



The whole night was a celebration. I’m so happy to have my brother here, to see old friends, and spend another wonderful year with my husband. The stories behind the sweet gifts and special wardrobe pieces, make nights out even more special; I’m creating new memories, while holding on to old ones.

Do you carry special mementos as accessories in your purse?

Dress: Target
Ring: Kate Spade
Bracelets: JCrew
iPhone 4s Case: Kate Spade
Sunnies: Tory Burch
Shoes: MICHAEL by Michael Kors

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  • Reply Heather July 19, 2013 at 11:41 am

    I LOVE the outfit Betty! You look gorgeous! I have two pictures of my husband (in my wallet) that I have carried with me since our first year of dating. He showed me this shoebox of pictures from the days that he attended NIU. I took two of them that I loved and have placed them in my wallet. My wallets have changed in brand and color, but I keep his pictures with me always.
    PS: I have that iphone case but in a different color, but I might have to get that Kate Spade ring!!! It’s just too perfect!!! Happy Anniversary!

    • Betty
      Reply Betty July 22, 2013 at 11:58 pm

      That is soo sweet Heather! What a great idea. Thank you so much for your kind words and for stopping by!
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  • Reply Dortha Arva July 19, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Looks so classy, really good composition!
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  • Reply Isabel Garcia July 21, 2013 at 1:20 am

    Gorgeous outfit, Betty!! One of the special mementos that I carry in my leather tote bag is a suede coin purse that one of my brothers brought me from his trip from Ecuador. I take really good care of it. 🙂

    • Betty
      Reply Betty July 22, 2013 at 11:59 pm

      It’s the little things! Thanks Isabel!
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  • Reply Nina July 21, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    The dress suits you, Betty! Glad you guys had a great night out (heels and everything!).
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    • Betty
      Reply Betty July 22, 2013 at 11:59 pm

      That’s right Nina! Thank you!! xoxo
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