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.
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.
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!
I don’t know if it’s my feet or just my exquisitely painful taste in footwear, but I’ve never had a pair of shoes that didn’t give me blisters at first. Until I got these. Driver mocs, where have you been all my life? I love the versatility of them too–worn with a tee they’re great for walking in the park, and then paired with a button down, I’m ready for dinner. Hobble no more!
I got the Coach mocassin in Ginger, but I’m intrigued by the gold too. If you’re in the market for a new flat, I highly recommend these.
One of my favorite stores in New York is Joe Fresh. It’s kind of like H&M’s preppy sister: super affordable, but the clothing styles are much more classic. Simple shift dresses, colorful button downs, lace shells–basically Colleen’s favorite things (I went there with the third person).
The only problem? The store doesn’t have e-commerce. But! Starting this week, the women’s line will be sold online at JCP, and in JCP stores in March.
I love love love this clothing line. Seriously. Everything is wearable, so you never get home and go, “um why did I buy a neoprene peplum top for $40?” (I have done this).
So I’m going to say something I rarely say: get thee to a JCP!