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Mansur Gavriel mini Cloud wristlet review

mansur gavriel mini cloud wristlet review

Mansur Gavriel mini Cloud wristlet /

How cute is this miniature wristlet from Mansur Gavriel! The mini version of Mansur Gavriel’s cloud clutch is small in size, yet big on style. One of the many IT bag trends right now is the micro-mini bag. This version of the style also incorporates the IT bag style of the pouch clutch; giving you two IT styles in one. Love it!

Normally I shy away from really tiny bags. I like to be able to fit my wallet, glasses, and phone inside of my bag. I also like to have a little bit of extra room inside my bag just in case I need to carry extra items. That being said, this little bag intrigued me, so I decided to give it a try.

The Mansur Gavriel mini Cloud wristlet has dimensions which would lead you to believe an iPhone would fit inside, unfortunately, that is not the case. This little pouch fits a lipstick and keys; not much else. Even my mini travel wallet does not fit inside. I need to leave a credit card and cash loose inside the bag. This wristlet is definitely for evenings out, or occasions when you don’t need to carry anything. It is not a practical bag, by any means.

The mini Cloud wristlet by Mansur Gavriel can be used for special occasions, or times when you don’t need to carry very much with you. It is also a great companion to a larger bag. You can use the mini Cloud wristlet in conjunction with a work tote, and carry it out to lunch at the office so that you don’t have to lug your large work bag around with you. It can also be used for travel to secure small items inside a larger bag. This little pouch also makes a great make-up bag to place inside a work tote, or school bag.

If you are looking for a small bag which fits your phone, I recommend the mini Cloud clutch instead. Here is a size comparison:

Mansur Gavriel Cloud clutch size comparison

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From left: regular sized Cloud clutch, review here / mini Cloud clutch, review here / mini Cloud wristlet in gold /

Are you a little confused by the sizing? Yes, I was too at first. The small Cloud is actually the mini Cloud “CLUTCH” while this smaller pouch bag is actually categorized as a “WRISTLET” and not a clutch. They are both titled “mini Cloud” while they are two different sizes and bag types. If you are looking for a clutch, the mini Cloud clutch is your bag. It can be found with a strap. If you are looking for a tiny bag, the mini Cloud wristlet is your bag.

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What do you think of the little Mansur Gavriel mini Cloud wristlet? Is this your type of bag? I plan to use mine in conjunction with a larger bag; mainly my work tote. I will occasionally use it as a small clutch, but since I am addicted to having my phone with me at all times, this may not happen very often. It’s a great pouch for make-up, and to keep things stylishly organized within a larger bag. I also plan to use it a lot for travel.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

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Wearing: sunglasses / green statement earrings / black sparkling puff sleeve top / gemstone bracelets (local designer under $50) / gold bead bracelet (use code BayArea15 site-wide to save 15% off) / green metallic nail polish / mini gold clutch / self-tie faux leather pants / chain detail black boots /

Ah, the pants! If you are a fan of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, you know about these pants! While they aren’t the exact brand worn by Crystal, they are the closest pair I have found. I absolutely adore these pants! They are fairly thick, so these faux leather pants are warmer than jeans during the colder months. They are also as comfortable as pajama pants, so I find myself reaching for them often. It is possible I could have gone down one size. With my new weight, I am still figuring out my sizes.

How fun is this sparkling black top! I wish you could see how sparkly it is in real life. These photos do not do it justice. If you want a fun top this holiday season, pick up one of these! I also have one in red, and they have other colors available too! This top is also a great way to make jeans festive. Love that!

OK, I know I have a lot of Mansur Gavriel fans here with me! If you love their cloud clutch, this is the mini. I wanted to jump on the gold handbag trend, but didn’t want anything too bold. This mini size is a great way to be understated, yet still rock the gold bag trend. I have to say, it is very mini. I need to switch to my small travel wallet, and my iPhone does not fit inside. My full review will hit the blog tomorrow. If you want to pick up a small, gold clutch, but need to fit your phone inside, I recommend going with the middle sized cloud, which can be found here.

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Have you ever had an outfit inspired by a TV show? More specifically, have you ever designed an outfit around a piece you saw on the Real Housewives? This outfit is exactly that! haha

Well, this is my version of a little-black-dress for the holiday season. I can wear this outfit for dinner, to the theater, and to a party. It’s dressy enough for holiday festivities, yet feels like a comfortable pair of pajamas. haha, love that!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

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Casual date night

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Wearing: sunglasses / large gold hoops (under $100) / fall lipstick / pink scarf (under $100) / black oversize top / G buckle belt / dark wash skinny jeans / fall nail polish / black pouch (IT bag under $1000) / chain detail boots /

Life has been so busy lately, my husband and I have not had a chance to go out together without the kids in months! In fact, we have only gone out once since the shut-down ended. About a week ago, we actually had a free Saturday evening, so we took advantage of it!

I have been to Flights in Los Gatos a handful of times with my mom for lunch, but my husband never had a chance to go. He had been missing out! Flights is a restaurant that serves different variations of a dish on the same plate; essentially a flight of food. It’s not only fun, creative, and fresh, it’s delicious!

My husband enjoyed a flight of skewers, while I ordered the seared ahi flight. We shared a plate of mixed mushrooms, and the french fries flight. It was a cool evening, and we ate on the patio, so I also ordered warm tea. It was perfect! The food was so good, and my husband was really impressed. He has a new favorite restaurant, that isn’t a sports bar! haha

Since I knew we would be on the patio, and Los Gatos is a California Casual type of place, I opted for my dark wash skinny jeans paired with my oversize, long sleeve top. To stay warm on the patio, I added my pink scarf. It was perfect for staying cozy outside on a cold evening.

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If you are local to the Bay Area, be sure to try out Flights. They have locations in Los Gatos, Campbell, Burlingame, and Las Vegas (obvi not the Bay Area). If you go, make sure you get the french fries flight, it’s a must-have! If you love sushi, or fish in general, the seared ahi flight will knock your socks off. Yum!!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

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