Tag: céline

Outfits

Polka Dots & Pink

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Polka dots have never really been my thing. I’m more of a stripes gal. But I have to say….they are starting to grow on me. I saw this champagne skirt with an angled hem and thought it would go perfectly with some favorites I already have in my closet. Neutral sweaters, a black turtleneck, mock neck bodysuit…the list goes on and on.

 

For our recent trip to Savannah, I had to bring my new skirt along and add in some details to give it some Southern and girly flare. What did I pair my polka dots with? Pink pumps of course. I picked up these famous Manolo Blahnik Hangisi satin pumps that were waiting to be found at Saks Off Fifth. You may recognize these as Carrie’s Wedding Shoes (in blue) in the first Sex & The City movie! Well, While I’m no Carrie Bradshaw, I do absolutely love these pumps that are more versatile than you might initially think. I’ve worn them to work with jeans and a collared shirt and paired them with dresses of equally bright shades.

 

To finish my Savannah weekend look, I capped it all off with my favorite Eric Javits straw boater, my new Céline (swoon) and classic, cat-eye shades!

 

Skirt: Corey Lynn Calter.  Sweater (Similar): Forever 21.  Hat: Eric Javits.  Pumps: Manolo Blahnik.  Bag: Celine.

Features

Céline

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Well, I finally did it. I pulled the trigger on a bag that I’ve been lusting over for years. The Céline classic box bag is just that…classic. And it’s finally mine! With minimal branding (a logo only on the inside), and simple gold hardware, it’s a subtle showstopper. I originally wanted the bag in Camel (the color I purchased), then wanted grey, then taupe…needless to say I was being undecided. Well, this year fate stepped in. In 2018, Hedi Slimane took over for Phoebe Philo as the creative director of Céline. In my opinion, Phoebe Philo brought a feminine and minimalist aesthetic that defined the brand. On the other hand, Slimane has re-branded Céline to CELINE and once again, emulated his signature rock and roll style that he most recently brought to Saint Laurent (also rebranded from YSL).

 

Long story short…with the re-brand, bags with the old logo (and accent on the e) were being phased out as the new brand was being rolled out. Fans of the brand were flocking to purchase Phoebe Philo’s designs before they became obsolete. Suddenly there was a time restraint on my impulse to get a bag! I really wanted a Phoebe bag as a snapshot in time. To me she epitomizes the modern woman, combining luxury, simplicity and a sense of practicality. In this respect, the accent on the e is more than an old logo – it’s symbolic.

 

As 2019 rolled around and I started a new job, I decided to treat myself before all the old Céline items were gone. In a little bit of a poetic coincidence, Atlanta had one of the country’s last remaining camel bags, the most coveted color and the one I originally wanted years ago. It was meant to be! Thanks Phoebe!

 
Bag: Céline.

Lust List

Winter 2019 Lust List

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Well, we’re officially smack dab in the middle of Winter, and my closet has taken notice. The grey, dreary weather has me wanting to throw on cozy sweaters and comfortable flats for easy, no-fuss work looks. In reality, I just want to stay curled up at home with a good book. Getting primped or staying warm at home? Either way, this Winter lust list has you covered:

 

 1. Ads of the 90’s book: As a mad-woman by day, old ads have always caught my attention. But anyone can appreciate some of these iconic ads of the ’90s, many featuring our favorite Supermodels! This book will liven up any coffee table and would be a delight to flip through on days cozied up at home.

 

2. Celine Oversized Butterfly Sunglasses: When you don’t want to get all dolled up, but still want to look put together, oversized sunglasses are an easy way to look glam!

3. Mateo Mini Satchel: The cutest cross-body purse that fits just the right amount when you want to grab and go! Plus it’s on sale!

 

4. Byredo Perfume: A fresh scent for the new year, Byredo’s Gypsy Water is a favorite amongst fans of the brand. I’m in love with the Suede hand wash and lotion, but I think it’s time to grab a perfume as well!

 

5. Dyson Supersonic™ Hair Dryer: Speaking of getting all dolled up, I’ve been lusting after this Dyson hair dryer for ages. With a quiet and light-weight design, this dryer is meant to get your hair extra smooth and reduce frizz. I borrowed my BFF Rachel’s once and was very impressed! As someone who styles my hair often, this investment seems worth it!

 

6. Dior Ballerina Flats: A pretty combination of durable canvas and embroidered ribbon, these flats are a dressy option for days when you can’t imagine throwing on heels!

 

7. Rag & Bone Cashmere Sweater: Super soft and super stylish, I love this sweater in the powdery white, or black with a sporty, thin stripe at the bottom.