Ok I know New York Fashion Week was like 3 weeks ago but there were just so many photos to go through and I’m honestly just now having the time to get around to posting them (+ work has been absolutely cray cray!)
I wore this look for the rewardStyle NYFW party at the Empire Hotel. I loved this look for this particular Fashion Week event because because it was sleek yet fun (and kept me cool enough in the super humid weather). Not to mention, I’m all about adding in the unexpected…just like these amazing shimmery pumps and this leopard Clare Vivier bag.
I also wanted to do something different with my hair this day than the usual loose curls or straight hair. This hair was so easy to do! I just teased the top of my hair and put it half up with a clip to hold it in the back. I left two sections above my ears and below the part that was secured in the back to add a small braid on each side. Then I secured it all together in the back with bobby pins and twisted the remaining tail of hair into a messy bun, securing that with bobby pins as well.
What do yall think of this look? The Tressemme photographer LOVED my hair & asked to take a few shots of it. Best compliment ever!!
I’ll be sharing more details from the rewardStyle Fashion Week event at the Empire hotel tomorrow 🙂
This day was so exciting, but scary at the same time because I had no idea what to expect. I was attending the show by myself and this was my first NYFW show ever…had no idea where to go, what to do, or how to be prepared. So naturally, I over prepared.
First I had a pre-show drink with my sister & mom at the Empire Hotel across the street from Lincoln Center. This hotel is something straight out of Gossip Girl, y’all! If you ever go to NY..I definitely recommend going there. After finishing my pre-show cocktail I quickly shot my look with this amazingly cute photographer, Kaela from Lousiniana (us southern girls, we stick together!).
Dun dun duuuuun. Then it was time for the show! I quickly grabbed my ipad and was on my way. As I was standing in line with my “stand up” ticket, I realized there was an “assigned seating line” where all the big bloggers and celebrities were passing ever so quickly to get into the theatre. Suddenly, the man next to me says..I don’t need to wait in this line, I used to work for so & so…want to come with me? And I said, “are you sure!?!” (so rhetorical…obvi). And to make a long story short, I passed up the long “standing line” and ended up sitting on the front row at the show.
My life lesson for this year’s fashion week and any advice for the future…be nice/talk to strangers (yes, I said it). I know the fashion industry is extremely competitive and a lot of times every woman is out for herself for a list of reasons, but not everyone is like this believe it or not. I’m not & refuse to be. If I can help get someone to where they want to be, I’m happy to. Because I believe in good Karma and what you give is what you’ll get!
Some of you may or may not know this about me, but my boyfriend is a tennis player, my dad grew up playing tennis (was a baller), and my mom still plays on a daily basis…my family loves tennis to say the least and I’ve grown to love it even more after watching my boyfriend play so often and understanding more about the game.
It’s been a dream of my moms ever since she started playing to attend a match at Arthur Ashe Stadium and be fully submerged in the US Open atmosphere. For her birthay this year, my dad got her tickets and it just so happened to fall right at the time of Fashion Week (super convenient) so my sister and I got to tag along!
We got to see Victoria Azarenka play in the morning and then also the afternoon men’s quarterfinal match with Wawrinka vs. Nishikori. It was pretty awesome to see Nishikori win this match because it was the first time a Japanese man had made it past the quarter finals since the 1930’s or something crazy like that! It was the looooooongest day ever, but so worth it.
Tomorrow I’m sharing a fun look from my first ever New York Fashion Week show and will share the rest of my iphone NYFW diary throughout the week. As always, thanks for reading! Comments below are always welcome 🙂
I had planned on posting this over a week ago, but with all of the chaos (before/during/after) of Fashion Week, I didn’t get around to it. Lucky you, this little twirling number is on major sale…AND it’s seriously the perfect twirling dress. Like ever. Girls are going to be girls, OK?
This new lip color is my absolute fave. It stays on for so long and it’s the perfect color. Don’t let the coraly red color fool you, it’s the perfect bold, muted red!
So.. maybe we got a little carried away at this shoot, but it was too fun not to share. P.S. How amazing is my photographer? Thank you Caroline, for always making me look glowing in my photos!
Tomorrow I’ll be sharing an inside peak at my NYFW diary from my iPhone. Lot’s of personal ish that’s not on insta 🙂 Stay tuned!
Labor Day is awesome for obvious reasons — the SALES, duh!! Okay and going to the lake, spending time with family & friends, etc etc….but mostly because of all the SALES going on, at least in my book. I have scoured the internet to give you this years MUST shop Labor Day sales. I’ also provided you with the links and discount codes to all the best deals — you can thank me later!
Kendra Scott– Save 15% off site wide + FREE ground shipping. Ends 9/1. Code: 2014LDW
Joe’s Jeans – Save 30% off site wide. Ends: 9/1. Code: LABORDAY
Rebecca Taylor – Save an extra 40% off sale items. Ends 9/2. Code: RT14LD40
The LOFT – Save 50% off new Fall styles & more. Ends: 9/1.
t + j Designs – Save MAJOR on 70 items that are only $10 each. Ends: 9/1.
Baublebar – Save 50% off select styles. Ends: 9/1.
GiGi NY – FREE personalization site wide & FREE shipping on orders of $75+
Missguided – Save 15% off all new styles. Ends: 9/1. Code: 15NEW
Does anyone have super fun plans for labor day? I’ll be attending a wedding shower and planning last minute details for Fashion Week next week in New York!! I’m so excited I can hardly stand it. Stay tuned on the blog and my instagram for exciting updates next week 🙂