entirely worth it: Celine sunnies (+ white denim + ballet flats)

When has a crisp pair white denim not been chic? Nevermind the outdated rule of "no white after labor day," a good pair of these pants is worth your while.  They can be dressed up or down - this look can be worn out to lunch or dinner.  Take advantage of the last few weeks of summer and sport them with a wonderful tank top (mine is by Otis and Maclain, LA-based masters of the oversized yet flattering pocket tee).  This top has a flouncy, comfortable shape and beautiful detailing. As you may tell, the fabric is layered, almost ruffled all around, giving it a wonderful dimension. It's low-cut in the front and in the armholes, and looks great casually with denim cutoffs or dressed up with pants, a blazer and heels. The black and white animal print works perfectly with these cropped white Japanese twill skinnies by J Brand and ties in with the black Chanel ballet flats.  Chanel and Lanvin are the rulers of ballet flats, but as you've read in my previous posts, I am in love with everything about the Chanel. I think they are the type of flat that goes from day to night with little effort because of the supple leather and patent detail.  The little heel and leather bow add so much to the already elegant flat.

I FINALLY got a pair of the ULTIMATE sunglasses by Celine.  I love everything about them, the modern, bold take on the wayfarer in deep polarized black with the standard Celine silver detailing at the corners. These sunglasses are completely classic but also unbelievably stylish. When they arrived, I was grinning from ear to ear. They seem to look good with everything, all the time, no matter what. I think they have super powers, which they should throw in for the price. These shades are completely worth it, an investment that you'll enjoy forever.

My (buttery soft) leather handbag, in the lightest shade of grey possible (essentially off-white), is from Les Petites in Paris.  It caught my eye from across the boutique. It also came in black, but I strayed away from my usual handbag shade and am still so glad I did.  This one is great during all seasons (again, doing away with the old-fashioned light color ban in winter).  What I appreciate about this bag is that the long strap is adjustable, so it can be worn across the body, loosely thrown over the shoulder, or shortened into a little bag.  The snap and chain detailing make it fun, and the flap front channels the PS1, which I don't mind one bit. 

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