Wednesday, February 24, 2016

{new york fashion week | day 1}

Alright y'all - I'm finally kicking off my recaps of New York Fashion Week! It's taken a while to go through all of my photos and videos and it's also taken me a good week to catch up on sleep! I think I've worn heels once since I got back to DC ;) I will never forget a pair of flats/boots again. I know I promised days 1 and 2 for today's post but after looking at over 1,000 photos they need to be split up... trust me. It'll save your hand from scrolling! Plus, pictures are more fun than words.

Day 1 was the definition of a whirlwind... We woke up at 3am to catch a train around 5am. It put us in NYC by 8:15 so it was business the second we saw the skyline. I was in charge of taking everyone's bags to the hotel since they had the Nicholas K show at 9. I didn't mind one bit because it meant I had a chance to freshen up before the BCBG show at 10!!!

(Did you see my post yesterday on what I wore during day 1?)

BCBG... My first fashion show... I think my heart was pounding out of my chest because I was so excited while walking up to Moynihan Station. I ended up sitting in the third row! The pictures didn't turn out too well because of the contrast between the runway and the all black space but I think I have the whole (8 minute) show engrained in my memory forever. The music thumped so loudly you could feel it in every bit of your being - I felt like I was living and breathing fashion. Pure magic.

Off to Laduree for brunch, rosé, and macarons (of course). This cute little spot was totally worth a visit and it was nice to sit and relax for a brief moment with my girls. Plus, the macarons were absolutely divine and I'm still dreaming about them... I adored the colors and the romantic, French vibe. I'm a huge croque monsieur fan and this did not disappoint. Top of my list!

Lydell NYC jewelry showroom - what a fun visit!! This space had jewelry for every girl. From boho to glam to dainty... you name it! I picked up some fun pieces and can't wait to style them :) Sadly, my favorite one broke during a cleaning accident last Friday. Tears were involved (ha!) the second it becomes available online you better believe I'm purchasing it.

After a fun visit and glass of champagne with the Lydell girls the 4 of us were off to the Marissa Webb show at Skylight Clarkson Square (see full collection here). Everything was so wearable that I don't think I could pick a favorite look! After some fun blogger celeb sightings you could feel the adrenaline in the air waiting for the show to start. We had great seats so that we could survey the entire runway scene and watch the models come and go. Everything glowed pink/blue in the beginning and then became so stark and crystal clear when the show came on! Marissa Webb used to be the creative director for Banana Republic and J.Crew so I knew her newest line would continue to be perfect for "real life".

It was freeeeezing and really windy when we got out of the show so I was thrilled we were stopping to meet up with AnnaCaroline of Dressometry at a cute little coffee shop called Chalait. I am a huge chai tea latte girl and can't recommend the one I had there enough. I've worked with Dressometry before and was excited to hear how AC got everything started and meet her in real life. She has a fascinating background and I'm excited to bring y'all some awesome giveaways in the near future with them!

After coffee we stopped by the hotel to change into comfortable clothes before dinner at Cookshop... for me that meant an all black ensemble with my camel cashmere scarf and chucks. If I had added a black beanie and Ray-Bans I would've felt very NYC hehe. My friend Krista was supposed to join us (and made the reservation for the group) but sadly she had a bad case of the flu. Luckily, our other NYC friend, Dana, was able to meet us still! After a delicious pasta meal and (one) glass of wine you could tell our eyelids were heavy and we were ready for bed... we had been up for 20 hours...

If you've made it this far - Thank you for reading!! Check back in tomorrow for day 2 (for real this time) and then days 3 + 4 on Friday. I would love to give y'all any of my tips for surviving NYFW or how to actually make the dream come true! Please email me (or snap me, comment, message, etc.) any of your questions so I can help and get a great post together!

You know day 2 is gonna be a good one when it starts with macarons from breakfast and some pretty jewels ;)

Love Always,


  1. You guys were SUCH troopers after your day - I'm surprised you all didn't fall asleep in your food ;) So glad we got to meet IRL, finally!

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