Ah, a Bay Area summer day. Wrapped in thick, pastel fog as you are wrapped in a thick, pastel sweater. Around 3:00, the sun peeks through, realizes it’s looking at Oakhampton, shuts the curtains again and flees in horror to more salubrious (or glamorous) climes.
So even though it’s well after Memorial Day*, you don’t really feel like it’s time to break out those summer whites just yet. Unless it’s these summer whites:
(Above) Trust Valentino to come up with this wonderfully over the top white patent leather gem. About $1,500.
(Above) This Gucci Joy bag would certainly bring me some. Around $1,000.
(Above) There’s always Chanel. Closer to $3,000.
Or an evening bag that costs about the same as a modest house in many parts of the country. It’s up to you, my well-accessorized friend.
*Does anyone still keep to the rule of not wearing white before Memorial Day or after Labor Day? I suspect not, just as no-one seems to follow the old rule that one is supposed to congratulate the groom and wish the bride good luck, which kind of says it all to me.