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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}

coach driver mocs

coach driver mocs
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.

{Coach Nadia moc}