Friday, June 27, 2014

The Right Sunglasses for Your Face Shape

Today is National Sunglasses Day...I can see the excitement in your eyes! (Sorry...I just had to say it.) In celebration of such a chic holiday, I'm sharing tips on how to choose the right frames for your pretty little face features. Unlike ponchos, sunglasses are not a one-size-fits-all type of accessory. There are frames that work for you and there are frames that against you. So how do you find your soulmate sunglasses? First you identify your face shape by following these easy instructions:

Using a soft measuring tape:

Step 1:  Measure your pretty face across the top of your cheekbones. Write down the measurement on a piece of paper.

Step 2: Measure across your jaw line from the widest point to the widest point. Write down the measurement.

Step 3: Measure across your forehead at the widest point. Generally, the widest point will be halfway between your eyebrows and your hairline. Write down the measurement.

Step 4: Measure from the tip of your hairline to the bottom of your chin.

When you have all of the aforementioned measurements, compare to the following shapes:

Oval - this face is egg shaped and equal in size on top and bottom

Heart - wider at the temples and narrower at your chin

Round - this face shape is similar to the oval, but shorter

Square - a strong jaw and squared-off features are typical of this face

Rectangle - a longer version of the square face

Diamond - widest at cheekbones, narrow forehead and jaw line are of approximately equal widths.

Now that you know your face shape, here are the frames that flatter you best:

Try...All different styles! You can pull off lots of shapes and widths (yeah, you officially stink). Have fun with bolder pairs from cat-eyes to chunky frames.

Try...Rounded styles that dip between your eyes and don't sit wider than your cheekbones.
Avoid...Wide frames with straight lines, which can make your chin look sharper.

Try...Square or rectangular sunnies to balance your face. Styles with defined angles work best.
Avoid...Round styles which can make your face look even more round.

Try...Rounded frames to soften your jaw. Aviator and wrap styles are good choices.
Avoid...Boxy frames as the sharp lines are too harsh on you.

Try...Oversize, round or oval pairs that have some depth. These frames will bring your face into proportion.
Avoid...Small or narrow glasses with hard angles. These sunnies can make your face look longer.

Try...Top-heavy frames, rimless frames and styles with detailing on the brow line. Upswept styles like cat eyes will compliment your cheekbones...not to mention how chicly feminine they are! Meeeow....
Avoid...Frames that are wider than your cheekbones which draw attention to the narrow eye line.

Other tips to keep in mind:
  • Get the right size - Avoid frames that press against your head or slide down your nose.
  • Look at the lenses - Your eyes should be right in the center of your lenses. If they are not, the frames are too wide.
  • Check the arms - Your sunnies should sit at a 90-degree angle to your face and be long enough to fall comfortably behind your ears.

Where to buy your sunglasses online: - Hundreds of shades. $20 or less - Luxury, designer and sport sunnies - Celebrity-inspired shades for less (a lot less) - Trendy/current frames that are only available online with a pair for every kind of budget

Best of luck finding your perfect frames! The future's so bright... 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Blake Shelton Concert - What to Wear

 Sequin Top / Joe's Jeans Shorts (similar here) / Old Gringo Boots / Kendra Scott Earrings
Leather Wrapped Bracelets / Braided Headband How-To

Equipment Plaid Shirt / Lace Shorts (similar here) / Turquoise Boots / Turquoise Earrings (similar here)
Turquoise Ring / BanglesUrban Outfitters Headwrap / 
With the knowledge that Blake Shelton, my "country crush", would be coming to Little Rock, I started planning my outfit long before tickets even went on sale! If you watch The Voice, you can't help but to ja-adore him. He's funny, he's country, he's cute, he loves the south, he loves women, his wife is ah-may-zing, his personality is addictive and his album is uber-fantastic! I mean, I already have my lighter...Ooppp, I mean cell phone, in the air!

Now if you love to people watch, country concerts (along with Poison concerts) have award-winning people watching...better than Wal-Mart! People (and by "people" I mean women) definitely have an insanely "creative" sense of country style. Sometimes I get so caught up in women-watching that I'm late getting to my seat...literally! So to make sure that I don't fall into the "what not to wear" category, I begin planning my country concert attire by taking the southern basics into consideration: lace, boots, denim, cowboy hat and sequins, of course.

You'll notice that I didn't include a hat in any of the outfits above. That's for two reasons: 1) I include hats in my outfit inspirations often, and 2) I feel like it's expected - nearly every girl breaks out a cowboy hat for the concert...and that's the only time they wear them. As many of you know, I heart the unexpected (but only when I'M bringing the unexpected...make note: don't bring the unexpected to me...I don't play that game). I'm completely obsessed with the cutoff and sequin combo above as well as the lace shorts and turquoise boots! Roll up the sleeves on the plaid shirt and adorn your wrists with bangles or a temporary metallic tattoo and you're set! Country Couture, Baby!!

Btw, the music fans that we are, the hubs and I weren't able to get tickets to Blake Shelton. As to be expected, the tickets sold like hotcakes. Hot, steamy, delicious hotcakes. So tomorrow night, you can find me on my front porch dressed in a lace skirt, MuMu top and hair adorned with a headwrap, drinking a Michelob Ultra and I listening to Blakey...crying a Mississippi River!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Rock the Runway

While black and white are proving their staying power in the trend zone, they're also the attire for the annual Rock the Runway event taking place this Thursday, June 19th. The epitome of chic, you can find an abundance of black and white threads in local boutiques, online and even in your current wardrobe. And if there happens to be a lack of budget or time on your side before Thursdays event, get creative with your current wardrobe by using the tips above.

Rock the Runway is a New York-inspired runway show benefiting the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at UAMS and Little Rock-based non-profit organization Fighting Fancy. Tickets for Rock the Runway can be purchased HERE 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Letter Books

Our master bedroom has been a work in progress since the day we moved in our home...nearly six years ago! (Awful, I know!) Feeding my desires to have a beautiful master bedroom retreat straight off the pages of Houzz, we have recently made strides in bringing this room to life! Along with a new king-sized bed, new dresser, bedside tables, and lamps, I have picked up a couple of other personalized and unique items. And the pieces that I can't quit obsessing over are these little letter books from Reinvented Vintage in Little Rock. The perfect bedside reading material...dont' you think?!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Lyndsey Sullivan Photography Studio Sip & See

She's one of the best photographers in Arkansas, a 2014 Woman to Watch, and she recently moved into a new studio. To commemorate this exciting news, Lyndsey Sullivan of Lyndsey Sullivan Photography is hosting a fabulous studio sip and see tonight, June 5th, from 5:00pm  - 8:00pm. The evening will include champagne and door prizes while her neighbors, E.Leigh's and DryandDash Blowout Bar will be open late in honor of the celebration.

With tonight also being First Thursday in the Heights, it's the perfect time to pull out your photo worthy threads. Don't let the chance of rain keep you from enjoying this good time. Instead, take some inspiration from below and stylishly incorporate rain boots into your Studio Sip and See outfit!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Beaux Arts Ball - What to Wear

Kate Moss for Topshop Dress / Jules Smith Earrings / Vince Camuto Clutch / DVF Metallic Heel

Nicole Miller Dress available in Gold at Proposals Boutique
BCBGMAXAZRIA Drape-Back Shift Dress available at Dillard's

Little Rock is full of of them being the Arkansas Arts Center. A beautiful combination of a museum, a children's theatre and a studio school, AAC has a mission to ensure that learning, inspiration and creative expression in the arts flourish throughout Arkansas, for people of all ages and backgrounds. This weekend the AAC, will support the Fine Arts Club (an organization largely responsible for what AAC is today) in hosting the Beaux Arts Ball - a celebration of the Fine Arts Club of Arkansas' 100th anniversary.

The dress for this event is cocktail attire (which is always fun!). So if your needing some direction on what to wear, you've come to the right place! The sets above show you how to reinvent a wardrobe staple that you may already have and/or where to go within Little Rock to find your "it" dress. Need more assistance on finding the perfect attire, you can contact me at heather(at)mrsstyleseeker(dot)com. I would love to's kind of what I do! (wink)

Tickets for Saturday night's event are $150/person and can be purchased at