NYFW: What I Wore, Day Four

September 16th, 2013 · 6 Comments

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I actually found these shorts in New York when I was in town a few weeks before NYFW, and I absolutely couldn’t resist them!  I’m so bummed to see hardly any color on the runways for next spring, because a wardrobe without color, in my mind, is like an ice cream sundae… without ice cream and sprinkles and whipped cream and cherries.  It’s an empty bowl, people.  I am bummed. 

Truth be told, that was probably one of my biggest disappointments this fashion week — all of you who are into neutrals and summer whites are going to have lots of choices in about nine months, but for those of us who are still digging bold colors (I accept in my mind that neon is “out” — but when I find a great hot pink piece, I still buy it in a heartbeat) are going to be struggling.

But who knows, maybe there’s a silver lining?  Even if the big designers decide that color is over, I’m sure there will still be plenty to be had at bargain stores.  I have a set clothing budget every month, and when times roll around that I’m not feeling what’s in stores, I usually save up those months for a bigger purchase down the line.  Spring collections without color?  Maybe I can translate that into a Celine box bag!  (Or, even better, put it towards another trip to Mexico, because it’s only been four months but I’m already dying to go back!)

Fashion is always changing, and it can be hard to stay excited in a season where you just don’t love the trends.  But there’s always a new collection around the corner, or some new designer to discover or re-discover.  And I think one of the great things about having your own personal style is that you don’t have to follow every trend — maybe I’ll just take the ones that are right for me (I could see getting psyched about a gorgeous white summer dress or two) and shop my closet for the rest!

Topshop quilted shorts (in black and white still available), SixTwenty tank, Chanel bag (cute budget-friendly alternatives here and here), Kate Spade necklace (from T.J. Maxx!), Giuseppe Zanotti heels.

Photos by Carly.

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NYFW: What I Wore, Day Three

September 13th, 2013 · 4 Comments

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One of the absolute toughest things about September fashion week is packing for it!  Especially packing for it from Texas, where the weather is still in the nineties almost every day.  Like when you pack for a tropical vacation in the middle of winter, it’s hard to even imagine there are people wearing bathing suits somewhere on this planet when you’re bundled up in hats and scarves and coats.

And it doesn’t help that New York’s weather went a little insane this season.  While I was in town, it was dropping down into the sixties at night (triggering my constant whiny refrain, ‘you guys, I’m so cold‘ — turns out I’ve become a Texan after all!).  And then, right after I left, apparently the temperatures shot up and turned super hot!  (Kind of sad I missed that, actually!)

Buying for cooler temperatures is also a little tricky in Texas — I obviously want to be stylish at Fashion Week, but I also don’t want to buy clothes that I’ll only wear once or twice because they’re just not practical for where I live.  So this denim/leather jacket was a perfect addition — warm enough to keep me cool in September in Manhattan, and for most of the winter in Texas! 

Aritzia jacket and skirt, Six Twenty tee, Theyskens Theory wedges (similar here and here).

Photos by Carly.

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NYFW: Dinner with The Face!

September 10th, 2013 · 3 Comments


So, remember everything I said about this being a good fashion week?

This wasn’t a good fashion week.  This was an AMAZING fashion week.  I knew going into this dinner that it would probably be one of the highlights of my week, but the reality blew my expectations out of the water. 

For instance:


That is Nigel Barker dipping me. That actually happened last night!

This whole experience was such a blast.  The dinner was incredibly small and so much fun, and I’m amazed that I even got to be in a room with Nigel, Anne V, Lydia Hearst and… NAOMI CAMPBELL!  Yup, we found out the morning of the event that Naomi was coming too!  So basically this was going to be the coolest dinner of my life.

Naomi was totally gorgeous and it was so cool to hear about she and the team at Oxygen have worked to make Season 2 of The Face new and exciting and fresh.  I can’t wait for it to come out!  (They’re just starting filming this week, so not till early 2014!)

And to cap it all off, before the dinner, Carly and I were treated to amazing blowouts — obviously our hair had to be perfect for a photo like this! 


We had such an incredible time at dinner — the guest list was out of this world, between the stars of The Face and reps from so many amazing magazines and huge websites (including my personal fave, Amy Odell, who I was literally too nervous to say hi to)!  Carly and I got seated almost right next to Nigel, where he casually mentioned that he buy his wife ten pairs of Louboutins a year (swoon!).  Chad might need some lessons! 

It was seriously such an incredible night, and the perfect way to end an amazing Fashion Week.  Thank you SO MUCH to The Face and Oxygen for inviting me!




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