Must Have: Block Heel Ankle Boots

No matter how many pairs of black boots come and go from our closets, there is always room for one more. With all the reference to retro booties this year, there is no excuse not to have block heel ankle boots among your collection. The heel is comfortable enough to wear everyday and there are plenty of options to fit your style. This on-trend, but still classic boot is sure to be one you wear day in and day out this winter. I’d add any of these styles to my closet, but I did receive these as an early Christmas gift…

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Crocodile embossed Max Mara boots // Céline lace up boots // Gianvito Rossi suede block heeled boots // Roger Vivier suede buckle boots // Marc Jacobs quilted patent boots // Gucci patent leather boots // Acne Studios zipper boots // Whistles loafer boots

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Céline Spring 2015

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 The Céline Spring 2015 lookbook just launched and as always, I’m in love. The bold earrings and subtle hints of color and texture prove that simplicity is anything but boring.

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Daria Werbowy for Céline Fall 2014 Ad Campaign

celine-2014-fall-ad-campaign-ft-daria-werbowy-desmittenI’m not surprised that Daria Werbowy continues to front the Céline ads, as she represents the essence of the brand, laid back luxury. The Céline Fall 2014 ad campaign is no different, Juergen Teller captured Daria lounging around while looking impeccably chic. From the minimal makeup and single statement earring to a new nautical vibe and golden rod accessories, it all feels so fresh for fall.

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To see the full campaign visit FGR 

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Best of Basics: Black Sunglasses

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Finding the perfect pair of sunglasses is probably the hardest thing next to finding the perfect pair of jeans. This is true for me at least. I’ve spent the past year or so trying on hundreds of sunglasses, with my only requirement that they were solid black. Black sunglasses are the ultimate basic accessory. Black frames, black lenses, period. I don’t make my glasses choices lightly, so when I finally found this pair of Céline sunglasses, I was quick to snap them up. The angular frames, with a modern nod to a cat-eye silhouette. Absolute perfection. Do you have a favorite pair of black sunglasses?

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Best of Basics: Céline Nude Heels

Since I’ve exhausted my 5 Piece French Wardrobe for the first half of this year, I am turning my shopping sites to the basics. The ultimate shoe basic is a perfect pair of nude heels. Earlier this week I found my match, a pair of nude heels from Céline, and at half off no less. What makes these the perfect nude heels? Let me count the ways…

1 // The slingback gives a slightly sexier, more laid back vibe than the traditional closed heel pump.

2 // The heel height is high enough to dress up any look while allowing you to walk/dance/swiftly run down the subway stairs to catch a train, without falling flat on your face.

 3 // The color matches my skin tone enough to do what nude heels are meant to, elongate the leg. The pointed toe helps with this optical illusion as well. Word of advice when shopping for your perfect pair of nude heels… go with patent leather rather than matte leather. The shiny leather finish will pick up more of your skin tone for a closer color match.

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Let me know if you have any pieces you’d like me to scout out for the Best of Basics series!

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