May I Present to You the Flexible, Lightweight Zella Quilted Frame Clutch?

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Did I forget to tell you what I got my mom for her birthday last weekend? I actually ended up getting her a Galaxy hooded sweatshirt from Zella.


I know, BIG surprise. πŸ™‚

Yes, I’m on a mission to get all of the ladies in my life Galaxy sweatshirt-ed out, and um…it was on sale, which is always a good thing.

I also got her this Zella Quilted Frame Clutch. It’s a lightweight, quilted fabric bag with a zipper. Hardly weighs a thing, too, and it’s super roomy.


Like the sweatshirt, it was marked down ($18 from $28). I filled it with a few things — a pair of birthday socks, a night cream and a serum that she likes — and tied a ribbon to the strap.

It turned out to be a cute, little present.

The bag itself is kinda like an all-purpose carryall (dimensions: 8″W x 5″H x 4″D). It would make a great, little makeup bag, or could maybe be something to store toiletries in a gym bag. You could even use it as a causal clutch.


My mom goes to the senior center a few times a week for group exercise classes (I know — so cute!). She takes yoga, Zumba and something called “Silver Sneakers,” which always cracks me up. It’s funny… All of her senior citizen friends call her “the baby” of the group, haha!

Anyway, she’s there a lot, and even though she’s not really into makeup, I figured that if she ever wanted to go out with The Golden Girls for a coffee date or to a juice bar afterwards, she could use this bag to store her toiletries, and freshen up at the senior center before going.

Now that I think about it…I might have to get one of these for myself! I love the little details, like the strap, the Zella quilting (look closely, and you can see the “Z” pattern in the stitching), and there are these buttons on the side that clamp down to reinforce the rectangular shape.

If you need the extra room, though, you can pop open the buttons to expand the bag to its full potential.



For something spicier than basic black, the bag also comes in a pretty eggplant purple and a sassy cayenne pepper red.


Hmm… Not sure which one I’d get for myself. I should probably check with Tabs, because we all know that, ultimately, I have no say in these matters. The cat runs this show. πŸ™‚


If you’re interested, you can find the Zella Quilted Frame Clutch at Nordstrom stores and

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. That’s a nice size actually! I’m really intrigued by this Zella stuff. Have you got a pair of their leggings? Do you like them? How’s the fit?
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    • Lorraine ER says:

      I’d like to know about the fit as well. I love tights and leggings but I’m curvy, not even big but still if leggings or tights are too tight they just aren’t flattering and make it muffin-top-city. lol…

    • angela says:

      I literally live in their leggings… I love it more than my lululemon leggings and its not as expensive as lululemon

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tracy and Lorraine,

      Yup, I have a pair of their leggings. I have a black pair that hits just below the knee, and I love them. They’re snug without being too snug, and waistband sits just below my belly button, which I like (gets the muffin top situation under control).

      Let me know if you have any other questions. πŸ™‚

  2. Sunny says:

    LOL why does Tabs seem SO interested in the bag? The present sounds thoughtful πŸ™‚ Bet your mom was happy!

  3. nekosan says:

    I can’t help but think that Tabs in #in# the bag in picture #2. But if he were, it would be a full-size duffel bag, not a clutch. =)

  4. Chelsea says:

    Tabs seems to like it – are you sure you didn’t fill it with gravy?

  5. Agata says:

    That looks really pretty. I went to a Coach store today and I really wanted a new wallet but then I thought I shouldn’t cause I will be getting my Kate Spade soon πŸ™‚

  6. Yinyan says:

    WHY must you taunt me with more Zella stuff??!! I already bought the jackets and hoodies because you looked so cute in them! Nordstroms needs to pay you some advertising fees I swear…

    • Karen says:

      Hi Yinyan,

      Oooh, which jacket did you get?

      • Yinyan says:

        I had JUST ordered the Soft Shell jacket before I saw you wearing it in your other post, but I already own an Intersect jacket, a quilted Moto jacket and Galaxy hoodies in 3 colors! Did you notice that they just released a new “Karin” jacket? I bet they sort of named it after you as a thanks for being a great spokesmodel πŸ˜‰

  7. Jennifer says:

    You totally turned me onto Zella! Bought that hoodie and LOVE it!

  8. Joanna says:

    I bought the Galaxy hoodie because of your post and I am in LOVE with it. I wanted it in all the other other colors, but I don’t see them on the website anymore. Sigh.

  9. Radhika says:

    Sorry..I got totally distracted by Tabs in pic#3 πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ He is not going to be overshadowed by annnnnnnnnnnnny bag!

  10. brooke says:

    Tabs thinks that if the bag had treats in it, it would look fab in any color!

  11. Oooh i love this! I actually do need a new makeup bag REALLY badly and this one is both cute and looks sturdy and large. I really need to check out more Zella–everything you’ve been featuring looks awesome!
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  12. musical says:

    Happy New Year, Karen (and El Hub and Tabs)! Major love @this post! So sweet!

    Lol @ Tabs’s first picture-that’s one loud MRRROW!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Musical,

      Happy New Year! How was your NYE? We spent it at home on the couch. At midnight, we went on the deck in the back and watched fireworks. It was just what Tabs wanted. πŸ˜‰

  13. Sarah says:

    This would make a nice casual bag. πŸ™‚


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  14. Steph says:

    Happy birthday Mrs. Mama MBB! Mrs. Karen’s Mom?
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