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leith clark for warby parker

leith clark for warby parkergreta-optical-crystal wednesday-sun-noir

It’s perhaps time for me to trade in my lilac glasses–Leith Clark for Warby Parker is here. The collection epitomizes Leith’s girly cool look and includes both optical and sunglasses. A percentage of each sale will go to Girl Up, a UN campaign that helps American girls raise awareness and funds for UN programs. And as always, for every pair sold another pair goes to someone in need.

My Leith Clark love runs deep. She styles Michelle Williams, Keira Knightley, and Kirsten Dunst and founded Lula magazine–completely perfecting the modern gamine.

The only lingering question for me is tortoise shell or mother of pearl.

{Aurora in Daughter of Pearl / Greta in Crystal / Wednesday in Noir – All Warby Parker}

the holiday party dress

holiday party

Holiday party invites have been rolling in, and thus the seasonal dress doldrums have begun. Last year I splurged on a true party dress –complete with a fluffy organza skirt– and while I love it, it’s not the kind of dress you can get a ton of mileage out of. Wear it once this season and it’s done.

Of course, I’m looking to the completely original, totally-not-a-cliche LBD. What dress can take you from corporate holiday drinks to a night out with friends with a swap of shoes and lipstick? Your mind is blown now, I know.

The LBD I picked is a Draped Dress from H&M. The shape is supremely flattering and hey, sleeves so you don’t have to carry around a cardigan everywhere. The deep-v might be a tad risque for a work event, but I don’t think it’s beyond the help of a little double stick tape!

Compensation for this post was provided by Fragments. All opinions are mine.

{Work: Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate Eye Palette – Sephora / Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Sonya – Sephora / On the Rocks Carousel Bangle – Kate Spade / Clutch with Clasp Frame – Zara / Kate Spade Dina Pump – Nordstrom / Play: OCD Lip Tar in Pretty Boy – Sephora / Elizabeth Cole Crystal Bib Necklace – Fragments (Sponsored) / Quilted Glitter Cross Body Clutch – C.Wonder / Gigantic Swiss Dot Tights – Kate Spade / Flax Pump – Nine West}

style for may

style for may

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.

{Chance top / J.Crew bracelet / Jack Rogers sandals / Background: Schumacher Zebra Palm Linen Print}

figure flattery: rectangle-shaped

rectangle shaped basics
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.

{Dresses: J.Crew Camille Dress / Mossimo Wrap Dress – Target / Tibi Peplum Dress – Outnet / Kate Young Beaded Shift Dress – Target / See By Chloe Strapless Dress – Outnet / Jacket: Kate Young Satin Blazer – Target / Bottoms: J.Crew Pencil Skirt / J.Crew Minnie Pants / Zara Long Flowing Skirt / Moschino Cheap and Chic Pleated Skirt – Outnet}

figure flattery: pear-shaped

pear shaped basics

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!

{Dresses: Kate Spade Silverscreen Dress / DVF Wrap Dress – Net-a-Porter / Floral Printed Dress – Zara / Saturday Scoopback Dress / Tops: J.Crew Painter Elbow-Sleeve Boatneck / J.Crew Ponte Peplum Top / Topshop Quilted Cropped Jacket / Skirts: Topshop Spot Pleat Skirt / Checkered Jacquard Skirt – Zara / Jeans: J.Brand 818 Slim Bootcut / 7 For All Mankind Kimmie Straight Leg Jean – Neiman Marcus}