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February 14th, 2014 · 2 Comments
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.
Tags: new york fashion week · style
February 10th, 2014 · 3 Comments
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!
Tags: new york fashion week · style
February 6th, 2014 · 3 Comments
Somehow even though I barely fit into anything in my closet, I find myself wanting to dress up more now than ever! I don’t know if it’s just that I’m trying to take advantage of my last few months of freedom before the baby gets here, or if I’m just generally feeling excited about life right now (or maybe a little of both!), but I’m bursting with energy lately.
A *lot* of that excess energy has gone into our house — I’ve been on a rampage lately! People say that being pregnant makes you prone to “nesting” and it is SCARY how true that is! Lately it seems like I can’t walk through our house without finding a dozen things that I need to tinker with right now… and then spending the rest of my day getting them done. It’s seriously compulsive! I guess the good news is that our house will look amazing just in time for the baby to turn everything upside down!
I’ve also spent quite a bit of time figuring out how to dress my growing bump! I’m starting to get really into it now, especially as it becomes more pronounced. This dress is actually a non-maternity dress, but it’s empire-waisted enough that it still works, and the pale pink color is perfect for these pre-Valentine’s Day weeks.
But more than anything, this dress needed some great accessories. BHLDN’s Seapearl bracelet was basically perfect for this look — just delicate enough to add the perfect finishing touch. I’ll be breaking it out again on Valentine’s Day! (Hint, hint, Chad — where are we going?)
Madewell dress (similar here), BHLDN Seapearl bracelet, BHLDN Luna Moth earrings.
Tags: sponsored · style