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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Editorial Eclipse: Travel Ensemble Inspiration

Traveling back to New York today and wishing I had these oversized comfy-chic separates to wear home on the plane. Thanks to T Magazine for the travel ensemble inspiration! Do you have a uniform for flying?

This time of year my flight of fancy = jeans + helmut tee + cashmere sweater + flat booties.

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Editorial from New York Times: T Magazine via Fashion Vertigo.

 

 

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DIY: Leather Knot Bracelet

I love a chunky piece of jewelry so it was no surprise when I fell in love with the Celine leather knot bracelets that walked the Spring 2013 runway last September. This bold bracelet makes the perfect Spring accessory, and making it yourself is simple.

DIY Celine Leather Knot Bracelet Women's Fashion Spring 2013 | DeSmitten

DIY Celine Leather Knot Bracelet Women's Fashion Spring 2013 | DeSmitten

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Celine Sunnies

During New York Fashion Week I ran into a super stylish girl sporting these Celine frames as eyeglasses, and I haven’t stopped thinking about them since. I always lean towards tortoise for thick frames because they don’t look as heavy on my small face. I love that these frames have the best of both worlds, solid and tortoise. As sunnies or everyday eyewear, I’d wear them around the clock.Celine-Sunglasses-41026S-_-DeSmitten

Bonus! They are on sale right now, get them here

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