NYFW is right around the corner and that means…P R E P time! See everyone thinks Fashion Week is a fun time like you see on TV or in magazines, but actually attending is work…lugging around your camera, notes, back up phone charger (I usually carry 3…hey those apps totally runs down your battery), your makeup, back up shoes (because even I can’t run around Manhattan in heels all day)…it is work! So what gets me to go up, up, up even if I feel completely drained from the work ahead? Preparing ahead of time!
Year after year I learn how to master NYFW (I have been going for about 5 years now) so I picked up a few tips along the way.
Plan your outfits ahead of time — I usually lay out 5 – 7 different options — all that can be easily transitioned from day to night)
Prepare what you need to bring — I always pack a few essentials to stay on track (Back Up Phone Charger, My Camera, My Planner — I am old fashioned and still like to hand write things because what if your phone dies? Kinda tragic if all of your plans are in it!)
Stay Hydrated + Fueled — Now this is pretty accurate to what you see on TV, it’s rare you see anyone eating during Fashion Week because shows are back to back and any events that do mention they include food…it’s usually champagne and cupcakes (which for me isn’t a well balanced meal haha I like to eat #SorryNotSorry). I always bring a bottle of water with me and the past two Fashion Weeks smartwater has been my choice because it also has electrolytes that keep me energized to continue going Up, Up, Up throughout my day!
Always Network + Bring Business Cards — I still believe in being old fashioned and bringing business cards to events (although now-a-days most people just follow each other on social media to connect) I still think there is something genuine about exchanging business cards and I always keep mine in my Initial Pouch.
Wear A Statement Wearing Bag — I always love to wear a chic bag that has room for all of my essentials and also makes a statement during Fashion Week. This Red Leather Bag is perfect for NYFW and it came just in time for the September shows<3
Always Bring Perfume or Body Spray — Nothing is worse than running around all day and realizing you need a little ‘refresh’.
*This story is brought to you by smartwater, who believes in making progress every day little by little and sip by sip. That’s how you move up, up, up.
Today is a bit bitter-sweet…by the time all of you are reading this, I will be on the road for my big move to California! If you didn’t catch Monday’s post, I announced that I am moving to LA and leaving the only place I’ve ever known, Long Island, for a new journey filled with great opportunities and of course some adventure.
It’s crazy to think I will be leaving my family and friends behind to venture out on my own and really become an adult but hey…it has to happen eventually right? Well I decided today was the perfect opportunity to do a little flashback to a look I shot a few weeks ago at one of my favorite Long Island hot spots, Prime American Kitchen & Bar (during my college years I actually hosted there during the summer). I have always loved being by the water and soaking up some sunshine so hostessing there was one of my favorite jobs and not to mention the food was kindaamazing…(and by kinda I mean it was in fact amazing!). Ok so maybe I am getting distracted…I love this look and even more the scenic Huntington Harbor backdrop (hey maybe it’s meant to be I am moving to LA…there is a Huntington beach in Cali isn’t there?)
Happy Monday Lovers! I have the perfect way to cure Monday morning blues…with a brand NEW giveaway from Dora Landa NY! Dora Landa NY sent me these fabulous reptile print pants that are my current obsession for fall…never did I think I could pull off this style of pant but with a crop top and a chic blazer, I am ready to take on any fall day! Read along to get my outfit details & to see how you can WIN a piece from the Dora Landa NY Collection<3A white blazer easily ties any look together and instantly dressed up these super comfortable pants! For a little ‘sexy’ factor I wore them with a black crop top and now it is a look you can wear for work or play! My pieces of bling are from ‘Boho Chic Beads‘. I love the designer who is always sending me little surprises from Miami…you can shop her pieces directly from her instagram @BohoChicBeads7.Next to break down the lower half…My bag is the Rebecca Minkoff ‘Mini Mab’ Tote and I LOVE it! It’s a great going out bag or an easy bag to run quick errands with. My nude strappy sandals are from Payless but I found similar ones from Michael Antonio! These are a ‘look for less’ alternative of the YSL or Stuart Weitzmen sandals I see tons of gals rocking this season.Now more about the giveaway…the real reason we are all here! Enter below to win a piece the Dora Landa NY Collection (PS you can even choose the ‘Jessica’ Pant I am wearing!)| Click To Shop My Look & To Enter The Dora Landa NY GIVEAWAY |
Happy Shoesday Tuesday Fashion Lovers! I had a pretty busy weekend of photo taking and blogging, one of my favorite moments being…supporting Jildor at their 65 Years of amazing service celebration on Long Island! Shoes, raffles and sweet treats…can you say count me in? I spotted some of my favorite trends for spring into summer…and I’m thinking you guys will love them just as much as I do 🙂 Read more
I decided to share the spotlight with one of the most important parts of my life: my dog Charlie! My dad being the brilliant guy he is suggested I do a photo shoot with my little munchkin and right away I reminisced of a Miss Charlotte York (Sex and The City) and her King Charles Cavalier Spaniel named ‘Elizabeth Taylor‘. My look was inspired by Charlotte because tell me you couldn’t see Charlotte walking through central park in bright blue pumps and a tweed blazer…I sure could 🙂