After five straight days of kicking keester and (neatly) taking names, the dull roar of your boss's machine-gun-texts, and the siren song of much-needed beauty sleep... sometimes it's easier to slink home into PJs than into the flirty fray of Friday nights.
But you're a fiercely feminine, take-no-prisoners, womanly workhorse who can Get. Things. Done. (We'll bet you whip up more on your morning commute than most men can muster all day). So gather up all your sassy stamina and slip into a pair of stilettos. Stick your sleepiness right where the sun don't shine. Your crew of cronies is waiting to shake a tail feather and they need your moves -- the way you shake it is second-to-none.
Now. What you wear is up to you (little black dress? satin short-shorts?), but what you tout in your clutch should be essentials only.
Whether you're a scintillating starlet headed to lush LA clubs or a beer-swilling beauty bound for some bad-ass NYC bars, here are a few suggestions from Party Earth that'll have you better prepared than a Girl Scout with a sling-shot:
Let's begin with the clutch itself. If a long night of dance floor debauchery is in order, forgo the chichi, gold-chained, look-at-my-Chanel route. Let's face it; you might lose it.
Instead, stock up on some tried-and-true clutches -- we recommend at least three -- that won't cost you more than 30 bucks a pop. Black, silver and gold go with just about every frock on the planet; if you're a glammy kind of gal, stick to a chic and simple affair. It's like your mama always said, 'when it comes to flashy flair, less is more.'
On the other hand, if you're a little black dress kind of lady, you can carry a clutch with some come-hither accoutrements (beads, flowers, and rhinestones) -- men are like randy crows -- they're a fool for something that sparkles.
Bottom line: Don't fret your pretty head about it too much. If tonight's the night you meet Mr. Right, he's not gonna notice the eight inches of leather that you're holding.
If he does... he's probably looking for Mr. Right too.
Think minimal. You don't want some bulging bag full of baloney that you'll never use. It'll make you feel like a grandma. There's a line between prepared and over-prepared and the latter ain't pretty.
Apart from the obvious -- a credit card, phone, ID, and 20 bucks in cash -- this is what you should bring to the club to sip some 'bub (sorry, we couldn't help it):
Everything we've rounded up is cheap and easy to replace so you can always have a trusty clutch at the ready. It frees you up to focus on more important things.
Like what's-his-name over there.
*We totally made that up. But it's true.
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