Summer means different things to different people. To me it is having tan skin, swimming in the ocean, eating crab cakes, wearing tiny outfits, and lots and lots and lots of white & gold. When I see that color combination, I am immediately transported somewhere warm, have very little responsibilities, and can't wait to hear live music at a tiki bar on the beach.
Now there are a million and one ways to wear white and gold and give off a gorgeous boho-chic summer vibe. You can go a little modern hippie (think gold fringe on a cross-body bag over a white tank top and denim cut-offs), a lot romantic (a white crocheted maxi dress with layers of delicate gold jewelry), or my favorite...like you are on the biggest yacht imaginable, docked somewhere in the South of France, going to a very, very chic restaurant for dinner after a day of perfecting that tan skin. (Clearly I have lovely delusions of grandeur of what my summer should look like...!)
So, if you are like me and are picturing yourself on that yacht, well...of course I have the most perfect (and extraordinarily pricey, natch...) accessories for whatever little dress or ultra-chic jumpsuit you decide to pair them with. First up are these heels from Jimmy Choo. In embossed gold leather with the shiniest, skinniest, sexiest heel, these scream "I summer on a boat...a BIG one..." They also go with just about everything I wear all summer and can dress up anything from a goddess-style evening gown to a pair of destroyed jeans & a wife-beater. The wide, strategically placed straps make these actually comfortable and the $850 price tag is indulgent but not unheard of.
And what to pair with these amazing shoes? Nothing less than this white acrylic & gold glitter box clutch from Edie Parker. It has a vintage feel with the most modern vibe to it, and that little shot of glitter is playful and fun for the summer. This too perfectly compliments the same extremely-different outfits as the Jimmy Choos (which is why I want them both...to wear together!). At just about $1600, this bag is definitely a serious investment (which makes it even funnier that pretty much all you can fit inside it is your AmEx black card...), but one that you will treasure forever.
All that glitters is gold. And all that is gold belongs in the heat of summer...