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jacket: BB Dakota c/o Shopbop (similar in plus size) // turtleneck: J.Crew (similar in plus size) // skirt: Ann Taylor (similar, similar in plus size) // booties: Old Navy // purse: vintage Coach via Pieceology Vintage // rings: Nina Berenato JewelryMoulton // glasses: c/o Warby Parker

photos by Chelsea Laine Francis

I guess it's about time I address the elephant on my face, isn't it? I got new glasses! They are absolutely not the pair I expected to fall in love with (was thinking something more like this), but after I discovered them I just couldn't stop thinking about them. This pair is a part of a Warby Parker collaboration with Leith Clark, Editor-in-Chief of The Violet Book. The whole collection is ├╝ber-femme with unique vintage details. This particular pair is named Zelda, which I like to think is a tribute to Zelda Fitzgerald, one of my favorite women in history.

I hadn't noticed until getting these photos back, but this outfit is pretty reminiscent of my new specs. While the actual color name of these glasses is Crystal Taupe, I can't help but feel like they're the slightest bit blush. I know rose quartz was one of 2016's colors of the year, but I'm not ready to give it up in 2017! (Plus, let's just say I'm not exactly thrilled with Pantone's new choice.) Give me all the blush, all the time.

Speaking of blush, this Ann Taylor midi skirt has made quite a few appearances on the blog this year! You can see how I wore it for spring here and summer here (the latter of which is basically the same outfit you see here). I actually had fourth outfit planned with it, but the day we photographed it was too windy, and by the time our next shoot rolled around, it wasn't quite seasonally appropriate. Thinking I may be able to rework it with tights though -- a skirt for every season!

Is there a color you keep coming back to? Or an article of clothing you reached for again and again this past year?

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