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’.
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Sometimes what truly pulls a look together is some chic bling and I have become OBSESSED with rings…midi rings, statement rings, knuckle rings + more…pretty much the more bling the better. So I decided to share some of the pieces I am lusting after (naturally a few of them I turned from Lust to Must but hey it happens…right? :p)
Don’t worry…I kept my ‘lusts’ affordable. All of the rings retail for under $150 and all are eligible for free shipping + free returns (go wild!)
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I’ve just about had it with all of this snow…at this point the only thing I am finding it to be good for is to cast a nice white backdrop for my outfit photos (and even then it’s not necessarily the best to shoot in…snow + suede do not mix #oops). Although I am not feeling these snowy vibes, I am feeling this all black outfit (with a slight pop of color of course) so to distract myself from the frigid weather outside, I am attempting to stay warm and cozy in oversized sweats while writing this (in case you didn’t know, I write my posts the night before they are published #themoreyouknow).For once I am dressed weather appropriate…I have my winter accessories + shoes in tow to keep me warm, toasty and stylish!
Fashion Week is exhausting, draining, long and fun? Yes, I know every gal dies to go to NYFW (hey I still have butterflies every time I get to go to a show) but let me tell ya…it is rough during fashion week…especially with these freezing temperatures. Nonetheless, I have a little recap of what I’ve went to so far (I’ve been limiting the schedule down a bit due to work and my lack of wanting to go anywhere in this weather). On Friday I popped by the Kendra Scott showroom to check out the new spring and summer collections (I even got a sneak peek at fall). Kendra Scott just gets me…with all of the bright colors and now the ability to layer dainty and simple pieces…I want absolutely everything #ShoppingAddict (yea let’s just say some new Kendra Scott jewels will be making it to the blog in the near future). P.S. Can you guess what is inside? (stay tuned)Friday night I headed to Lincoln Center, the mecca of all things fashion week for the Charlotte Ronson presentation. Naturally I was exhausted, freezing and just wanted to go in, snap some pics and leave but I got a little pep in my step when I got to meet one of my instagram pals in person, Cameron Silver aka the man behind the gray pumps with pink soles I love that I wore in yesterday’s post (if you missed it check it out here). I was waiting on line for the show and then all of a sudden I look up and bam it’s Cameron and recognized ‘Missy’ right away…I felt semi insta famous for a moment (simple things thrill me).And yesterday I went to the Dennis Basso show…filled with plenty of fur and stunning gowns. I wanted each and every piece from the show…although I wouldn’t nearly have enough room to fit it all #oops!Since none of the runway fashions shown in these photos are ‘shoppable’ yet, here are some pieces I want mean while from Dennis Basso, Kendra Scott + Charlotte Ronson.
With NYFW quickly approaching I teamed up with smartwater to share my NYFW prep guide / a little outfit inspiration for the big week in NYC! Fashion Week is a stressful yet exciting time for every blogger…shows to see, parties to attend and outfits to shoot…so I tend to A) Keep my looks simple enough to transition from day to night + B) Stay hydrated and ready to go with smartwater, the official hydrator of NYFW (no matter where I go I always have my bottle handy).
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My NYFW style always incorporates a killer pair of heels, an easy go to bag and a crisp blazer that pulls the look together. What inspires my look? Easy, simple, chic, classic pieces. Pieces that can be worn season to season, can transition well for any occasion and are pieces that are flattering on every figure. While I am never one to shy away from color during February NYFW I tend to keep my winter neutrals paired with a little pop (my pop being white). Since NYFW is such a hectic time I prep the best way I know how…with a little rest, relaxation and of course a vacation! Last week I headed on a pre-fashion week trip to Orlando Florida (where I shot these photos…hence the lack of snow covering the ground and the ability to wear white pumps). I spent the weekend at Disney World and every hour on the hour I was guzzling another bottle of smartwater to stay hydrated as I was running around…which in a way reminded me of running from show to show, party to event all week long during fashion week. My takeaway? Stay HYDRATED (trust me it’s much needed).Although I am always carrying a ton while attending the shows, my Rebecca Minkoff Affair Bag has been my go to for the past few seasons. It fits all my essentials: camera, iPhone charger, sunglasses, water bottle, makeup and more. Not too big, not too small…just right 😉 I wish fashion week was in a warmer climate this season but what can you do…it gives me an excuse to wear vegan leather leggings like these ones from Lysse that not only keep me warm, but they are as stylish and as chic as could be.