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NYFW February 2014 Video Diary!

February 18th, 2014 · 4 Comments

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Every season, I go to Fashion Week and come home with a thousand photos of the clothes I saw on the runways, and then I spend hours painstakingly editing and posting them…

Except, often I get the feeling that those posts kind of miss the point.

Because, sure, the runways are part of Fashion Week, but they’re just one part.  There’s so much more to the experience that I’ve had trouble sharing in the past.

So this season, I did something a little different.  I took my iPhone, and instead of taking photos… I took video. 

I did this partly for Sugarlaws, but also partly for me — it’s an incredible memento of what this amazing experience was like, and every time I watch it, I can’t help but smile.  I’ve been to a lot of seasons of New York Fashion Week, and in many ways, this one was my absolute favorite.  And now that it’s over, I’m so grateful to have captured all these little moments along the way.

So hopefully you’ll enjoy this as much as I do.  Till September, everyone!

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NYFW: What I Wore, Day Two!

February 14th, 2014 · 2 Comments

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Oh, the Cape Coat.

Helping bloggers dress for fashion week since… oh… 2011 or so.

Seriously, the first time I wore this cape coat to Lincoln Center, I made New York Magazine’s Best Dressed list… which is sort of a shocker, quite honestly, because those pants did not fit me *at all* and I’m not sure what was going on with the boot-tucking thing.  Because the pants are kind of bunched up at the top of my ankle boots… and not in a good way.  (Is there a good way for pants to be bunched up at your ankles?  My guess is no.)

The cape though: very cute.

So I wore it again next season.  Much better… except, oh my gosh, I was *freezing*!  The thing about wearing a cape to Fashion Week in New York in February?

If you’re not an idiot, you wear something with sleeves underneath it.

But, alas, I am an idiot.  So no sleeves.

This season, though.  This season I did it right.  Maybe it took protecting an unborn child to knock some sense into me… or maybe I’ve finally gotten the hang of this whole dressing-for-fashion-week thing.

Because this outfit?

This one I’m digging very much.

Zara Cape Coat (similar budget-friendly style here and a gorgeous splurge here), Chanel bag, Express sweater, Forever 21 dress, Samantha Wills necklace, C. Wonder and Gilt bracelets, Jimmy Choo pumps.

First photo by Sydne, the rest by He.

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Tags: new york fashion week · style

NYFW: What I Wore, Day One!

February 10th, 2014 · 3 Comments

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So, I feel like I have to say this before I post any NYFW outfits:

I gave myself, like, four minutes to shop and plan for Fashion Week. 

Literally, I booked my plane ticket less than a week before my first show was scheduled to begin, and I wound up being really busy at work getting everything tied up before leaving for the airport.  Most seasons, I start thinking about Fashion Week a month or two beforehand, so I have enough time to pick up new clothes if I need them and put some serious planning into what I’m going to wear.

This year, I was throwing stuff into my suitcase ten minutes before leaving for the airport.

And yet… even at seven months pregnant, I swore I was going to make it work!  I was just moaning last week about how I’d bought these white maternity jeans and never had a chance to wear them, so I threw them in.  This pale Celine bag (the one I found at T.J. Maxx!) is always a fashion week staple, and I picked up this Zara coat ON CLEARANCE the day before I left. 

So, with no time to prepare, a Houston-based wardrobe that’s totally different from NYC weather and being seven months pregnant… I’d say I didn’t do too badly!

(And, I was so excited — I got named by the Huffington Post and Stylist as being one of the best dressed at Day One of NYFW!  At seven months pregnant!  My little ego may explode if we’re not careful…)

ASOS Elgin Skinny jeans (similar non-maternity style here); BCBG top; Zara coat (similar here); Celine bag (a super cute similar one by Alexander Wang here); Ann Taylor necklace; Bracelets: Hermes, Tiffany & Company, Gilt; Rings: Catbird, Dogeared and Claire’s.

Many thanks to Sydne for snapping these photos!

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Tags: new york fashion week · style