May has been a fickle month for us in NYC. The weather can’t seem to settle on a season, though I confess I’m glad we haven’t reached higher temps yet–last summer was brutally hot, which is not much fun in an apartment with just one dinky window air conditioner.
I have a particular fondness for jacket weather, or really any weather where jeans and sleeves (or a light jacket) will get you through the day. While I love the layered look on other people, I always revert to very basic outfits. Uniforms can be good.
This week I was in North Carolina styling props for the new Society Social magalog and one of the items I brought along was this print. I made the print just for the shoot, but the response to it has been awesome! So it’s in my print shop now, ready to join your gallery wall!
The shoot itself was fantastic, and I can’t wait to share the images when the new magalog arrives!
Continuing with the figure flattery cheat sheets, today is all about the straight or rectangle-shaped figure. This one is a fun one to me–you can get away with pretty much anything! Basically the only really guideline is to stay away from shapeless things like sack dresses. I think I could handle that.
I promised another wardrobe guide but instead I’m posting a springy picture I took last week. My mom was in town, and after visiting the Museum of the City of New York, we stumbled upon the Central Park Conservatory, a beautiful formal garden at the northern end. The magnolias last week were in full splendor everywhere, one of those rare weeks where everything seems quite perfect in New York.
As much as I enjoy shopping, I’m sometimes a little unsure of what I should actually be buying. The May issue of Real Simple (unfortunately not on their site) had a little section on dressing for your figure, but no pictures! Since I’m a visual person, I put together a cheat sheet of shapes that work for my figure.
Later this week I’ll share the straight figure guide!