Shark Attack

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After living the first 27 years of my life in much colder states, I still can't get used to the fact that I now live so close to the Pacific, with palm trees in abundance. While a flowy maxi might be the more obvious choice for a sunset gaze over the ocean, I like to opt for something a bit more edgy, structured, and a little kitschy. The only kind of shark I like is one on a cute tee with pretty colors like these, worn with a seafoam embroidered moto blazer and some sharklike accessories in gray leather and razor sharp silver to match. These sunnies from Ivory + Mason remind me of something you'd see in Miami in the 70's, which makes them perfect for this outfit. This is about as beachy as my wardrobe gets, and I'm totally fine with that.

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20130406-IMG_6176Zara blazer and tee, Joe's jeans, J.Crew flats, Rebecca Minkoff purse, Ivory + Mason sunglasses (c/o), Michael Kors watch, Workhorse Jewelry necklace (c/o), Bracelets: HRH Collection and Moondance Jewelry, Kate Spade earrings, MAC lipstick in Costa Chic
Photography by Ian Sheppard

Optical Dress-Up

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Growing up I was definitely one of those girls who was "jealous" of those without 20/20 vision and got to wear cute glasses. I even had a few pairs with plastic lenses so I could pretend but back then it wasn't cool to wear "pretend" glasses. Lucky for me that's not the case anymore and glasses are there to use for our styling pleasure. Warby Parker makes it even more fun with their at home try-on program, not to mention the fact that they give a pair to someone in need for every pair purchased. I must have spent three hours on the site playing virtual dress-up before finally narrowing down to my five picks. I'm a huge sucker for sunnies as well so I had to include a couple of those too. It was hard enough to select just five (there's at least three or four I am sad to have left out - eh hem Percey), and now how am I going to choose between them? What do you think - which ones should I keep?

Warby Parker glasses from top to bottom (c/o): Beckett specs in revolver matte black, Tenley sunglasses in midnight blue, Crosby specs in black, Jasper sunglasses in marine slate, Winston specs in lunar fade, Outfit: Theyskens Theory leather jacket, T by Alexander Wang tee, Joe's jeans, J.Crew flats, Valentino bag, Forever 21 bracelet, Michael Kors watch (similar)
Photos by Ian Sheppard

New Favorites

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Current Favorites

Cle de Peau Cleansing Cream, Kerastase Elixir Ultime, Maya Brenner 'C' necklace (c/o), Jonathan Adler Muse Blanc candle, Diorshow New Look mascara, J.Crew Viv flats, Michael Kors watch, Miss Dior eau de parfum, Dollar Shave Club razor, MAC Russian Red lipstick, Mint M&M's, 3.1 Phillip Lim clutch/cosmetic case, Trish McEvoy makeup brushes

Between the start of winter, traveling and the holidays, the past month has brought on all sorts of new favorite things that have made their way into regular rotation. Some are rediscovered gems like my best red lipstick shade (MAC's Russian Red), and some are new versions of tried and true staples like J.Crew's Viv flats (I have loved them in black, now I'm so excited to have them in silver) and a new Michael Kors two toned watch with a simple, masculine dial that will alternate with my old friend rose gold. Some are brand new additions to my life that I can't get enough of - Kerastase's Elixir Ultime is a no-joke hair serum that I  rely heavily on (I love to apply it to dry ends before bed and wake up to silky smooth 2nd day waves), Cle de Peau's ultimate luxury of a makeup remover, Maya Brenner's 'C' necklace that sneakily hasn't left my neck since November, Diorshow New Look mascara with its wonderfully tiny wand to get those hard-to-reach lashes (and great for smaller eyes), Phillip Lim's black and white leather pouch that serves all sorts of heroic carrying purposes, Jonathan Adler's divine smelling Muse Blanc candle which I practically carry with me every time I go from one room to another, Miss Dior which put an end to my long-time perfume collecting/wearing dry spell, and Dollar Shave Club's razors which not only have the most genius branding, but are a clever solution to both his and my shaving needs. What are some of your favorites from the past month?