So it has been a few weeks since I attended my first New York Fashion Week and I thought it was about time I gave you a pictorial breakdown of my time AND outfits while there!
As you can see from this picture of me walking towards one of the main venues where the shows were being held, I was being photographed by a random dude!! This seems strange, (and it really was at first!) but after being around that venue for 4 days, it was actually the norm. There were photographers everywhere snapping pics of us ladies and gents and asking us “who” we were wearing and taking it down on notepads.
I felt slightly like a celebrity whenever this happened, can’t lie. At times I wanted to be honest though and say, “Um, I borrowed this handbag from my roommate and I don’t know who the designer is, ha!!”
I have always dreamed of having a reason to attend NYFW. And I have always talked myself out of it each year saying to myself, “you don’t belong there” or “you aren’t fashionable enough.” Well, this year one of my blogging besties, Lauren of Edit By Lauren, convinced me I DID have a reason to be there. Sometimes it takes encouragement from a friend to do things outside of your comfort zone right??
^^This is Lauren and I in one of the MANY cabs we took around the city over the 5 day trip. I have to say that cabs and ubers were where we spent the majority of our money because we didn’t want to walk all over the city in our heels!! I know NYC is usually a walking city, but not this time for us:)^^
We ended up rooming with two other bloggers, Jessica of Lipstick Heels and A Baby, and Tara from Jimmy Choos and Tennis Shoes blog. The catch – I had never met either of these women before or even talked to them on the phone! But I was going to be rooming with them in a NYC hotel room! Lauren was responsible for getting us all together because she had met Tara at a RewardStyle event in Texas and she knew Jessica from Instagram. Yep, the power of social media! And guess what, it was a blast and the 4 of us could not have gotten along any better. I think it helped we are all mothers, so that was a huge common denominator that brought us together.
Plus we all have a love for blogging and take it very seriously. I got lucky that the 3 of them are fashion bloggers, so it was like having a mini Nordstrom right there in my hotel room because we all borrowed stuff from each other everyday! Need a clutch, no problem, don’t have the right jewelry for that dress, no worries, we all had each other covered. I was mainly there for false lash help and giving them the right lip color to finish off their outfits!
Here are some pics from the first couple of days there and some links to what I wore…
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^^Getting my hair done everyday at the Tresemme lounge. This was a huge perk!^^
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Pink M&M’s and champagne with rock candy were served in the awesome Bollare showroom we visited. They rep so many great lines like Kevyn Aucoin Beauty (love love), TKEES shoes, Kokomo glasses, Ken Paves You Are Beautiful haircare, Big Star Denim, and so many more! We had a blast there and came away with some great goodies! So thanks Bollare!!
This top knot was by far my favorite hairstyle of the trip! I have not been able to recreate it as perfect as the Tresemme stylist did now that I’ve been back home! My lashes are my Esqido Mink Lashes in style “Oh So Sweet.”
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Of course we ate at so many great places while we were there, I mean New York has endless options, but my favorite of the trip was Beauty & Essex. It looks like a dumpy pawn shop when you walk in, but then a big bouncer guy opens up a door on the inside which takes you into this two story hip restaurant! The food was amazing where we all shared small plates of yummy food. Hello tiny grilled cheese in a tomato soup spoon!! And best of all, the womens bathroom serves tiny glasses of pink champagne – Not kidding.
Since we were there on September 11th, we all decided we wanted to go pay our respects to the 9/11 Memorial Plaza after our dinner at Beauty and Essex. This was my first time seeing it in person. And to say it was breathtaking and but so sad at the same time, would be an understatement. Seeing this on TV doesn’t do it justice. There were flowers and flags stuck all around the plates where the people that lost their lives in those buildings were memorialized. And to see the amount of people surrounding this and how everyone was so quiet and still in this space was amazing and respectful.
Looking back at these photos makes me realize how much I really do love NYC. In small doses though, because it’s so high energy, it’s kind of exhausting, but really a fun atmosphere. I have lots more to share in my next recap so stay tuned!
If you want to hear me actually TALK about my NYFW experience, check out Episode 11 on Making It Up As We Grow podcast!! It’s a good juicy one!
Have you ever wanted to attend New York Fashion Week?