I, like many girls, have a certain soft spot in my heart (and wallet) for certain designer items. Whether it's the name, the label, the gorgeousness of the item or simply the terrifying power of consumerism - there are some designer items and names that simply make my heart beat a little bit faster. Call me crazy (I know I am), but I've always wanted to own a pair of Céline sunglasses. Well, ok, the truth is what I've really always wanted a Céline bag, but....well, we're going to hold out for that purchase until I'm getting a big girl paycheck.
For my recent birthday (don't worry, I'm still accepting belated gifts), I got these beautiful Céline sunglasses and I'm not going to lie, they make me feel pretty darn fancy. And since when is that ever a bad thing? Truth be told, my parents and brother make fun of me because the sunglasses take up 75% of my face, but that's ok. Who said style was about showing what your face looked like? That's right; no one.
I love the way sunglasses can take an outfit to the next level and I think these are the perfect pair of sunnies for my personality. The cat-eye shape is classic, but the oversized and exaggerated shape give them a modern and current edge. In a lot of ways, that's how I describe my style. I love classic shapes and silhouettes, but I also am a big fan of trends. What fashion blogger isn't, right?
It may be ridiculous to feel a little giddy over designer brands or labels, and style is CERTAINLY not about how expensive or high-end your clothes are (most of my closet is made up of Forever 21 and H&M, as you have seen), but I think there's something to be said for treating yourself to something that really makes you happy, and makes you feel really special to wear. Of course, this doesn't have to be a pair of designer sunglasses. It could be a handmade dress or your favorite thrifted purse. It doesn't matter. If it makes you feel good to wear it, then wear it and feel fabulous about wearing it! Simple as that.
PS: Have you followed me on Instagram yet? Do that. Now. I post photos of beautiful places and also just a lot of selfies. What? At least I'm honest.
Photos By: Ashleigh Munro