new york fashion week: day five

February 18th, 2011

After going a little crazy shopping for September Fashion Week, I made myself a promise this year that I wouldn’t blow my clothing budget on the week’s worth of outfits that I’d need this February.  My closet is full of amazing pieces, and there is absolutely no excuse for saying ‘I have nothing to wear.’

And yet… I did.  Probably every day, I looked through my closet, shelves and all my drawers, and I emerged with the conclusion that I had absolutely nothing to wear.

Fashion Week is a great time to think about your go-to style, and how you want to present yourself in a room full of the most fashionable people in the world.

Me?  I went with Forever 21.

You guys may disagree, but I think this olive sequin shirt looks a heck of a lot more expensive than the $15 I paid for it.  And these killer totally-on-trend heels were under $20!  The most fashionable people can find cute items at expensive AND inexpensive stores, because that’s what fashion is about.  So in a wash of four-figure bags and five-figure furs, I still felt pretty good about myself.

And, you know what’s nice?  I didn’t feel the need to spend four or five figures to fit in.  Fashion Week is a lot more welcoming than you would think — for the attendees, Forever 21 is at home alongside high end designers and crazy vintage gems.  So long as you love it and feel confident in it.

More shows soon — I have SO MANY to show you guys!  And I plan to cook all weekend, so I promise I’ll post some recipes soon too!

Forever 21 sequined shirt, Forever 21 heels, gifted SOLD Design Lab jeans, Gap sequined bag ($10 on sale at Christmas!), Burberry Coat.

Tags: new york fashion week · style

10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 closet fashionista // Feb 18, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Love the outfit! And so true, a fashionable girl can find pieces anywhere 😀

  • 2 chris // Feb 18, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    niiice. gotta get more bang for your buck. lookin’ good in the clothes you wear shouldn’t be about spending inordinate amounts of money, as you and many others have proven. it’s also a lot about how you were them and making it so that they flatter your body. looking forward to your recipes. great post!

  • 3 Sara // Feb 18, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    I SO agree!  And this looks adorable, I remember when you wore that top this fall!

  • 4 Carly // Feb 18, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Love your mix of high/low here. A real fashionista knows how to mix it up and make it all look luxurious..even when we paid 15 dollars for it:)
    Hope you had a fab time at fashion week

  • 5 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) // Feb 18, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Love the shoes!

  • 6 Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries // Feb 18, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    You looked amazing as always honey! 😀
    Happy Weekend!

  • 7 Lana // Feb 18, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Shoes are HOT!

  • 8 Lexy // Feb 19, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    You can’t look bad ever.  I bet you wake up beautiful.
    Question….is it just me or are others noticing that some of your photos look, not surewhat the correct word is, dull, low , not enough photo contrast?????  Just wondering?

  • 9 kourtnie // Feb 21, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    as if!

  • 10 Sarah Helfgott // Feb 22, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Those shoes are fab! I have a pair just like them from Forever 21 (in black) and I can’t walk in them to save my life. I’m impressed that you made it through fashion week in those!

    Lookin’ good!


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