You guys! New York Fashion Week SS19 just wrapped and I’m still in awe that I was able to attend for the second year in a row. I figure, I’m in my early twenties and have the world in the palm of my hand, why would I NOT go? It’s out of my comfort zone, but oh so fun. Sometimes, that push is what you need!
To recap all the fun (and chaos) for you, I’m sharing a day-by-day breakdown of what my pal Lexi Holden of Lex and the City and I did in the City of Dreams. Keep reading below to hear all about it and check out my outfits from the four days I attended!
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
I originally flew in the day before this, but this was our first full day up and at ’em! This year, Lexi and I focused a lot more on brand and agency meetings versus actual fashion shows, which was so welcomed by yours truly. Shows are incredibly fun, but being in the industry ourselves, we love connecting with those we email with on a weekly basis in person. Nothing beats it. It’s also so great to brainstorm, network and think about how we can collaborate on future projects!
To be a bit more casual, I wore this floral wrap dress from Lucky Brand that I’m obsessed with. I actually just wore it again because it’s a perfect transitional piece between summer and fall. I may even wear it into winter with a chunky sweater on top and booties! The Vince Camuto block heels are also incredibly comfortable. Definitely the comfiest pair I packed! P.S. They’re on sale right now for $64.99.
Before our day of meetings, we popped by TRESemme’s pop-up at one of the New York Fashion Week venues, Spring Studios. I will say, it was so nice not having to do our hair ourselves this trip! Now I know how celebrities must feel. Haha! Later, we settled in and grabbed a drink at the Conrad’s Loopy Doopy rooftop bar and some fish tacos at Seamore’s. My tip? Skip Loopy Doopy. It’s immensely overrated.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
ZARA Button-Up Dress (old) // Target Block Heels (similar here, $29.99) // See by Chloe Small Hana Crossbody Bag ($325; price varies)
We kicked off Friday by visiting Redken’s styling suite at The Dream Hotel Downtown and it was absolutely breathtaking. They rented a whole suite and had hairstylists, brunch (including well-needed mimosas), photo moments, goody bags, makeup touch-ups by Maybelline New York and manicures by essie. It was truly right out of a dream! I wore a simple, black and white button-up dress from ZARA with black block heels from Target (yes, Target)!
After a few more meetings, we went to the LANYU show at Industria where DJ and Kylie Jenner entourage member, Chantel Jeffries, was only a few rows in front us. I didn’t even notice until afterward when we were in the back of her paparazzi photos! Too funny.
We then popped back to our place to freshen up for the Lulu’s Style Studio party. I wore this adorable, red polka dot wrap dress from my favorite Chicago boutique, Alice & Wonder, paired with these nude, Mix No. 6 heels from my friends at DSW , which were also surpsingly comfortable. At the party, I ran into a few friends including Kathleen Post of Lemon Blonde, which was too fun! I also snagged this adorable, black lace dress from the party as a takeaway gift.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
Free People Bodysuit via Alice & Wonder (old) // KREWE Breton Blonde Tortoise + Buff Polaorize 24k Sunglasses ($315)
This was probably my favorite day of all four! We started the day super early with GlamSquad doing our hair and makeup. Afterward, we stopped by Club Monaco’s SoHo store to see their new fall collection, and pick out one piece to take home, as well as the attached sunglasses store, KREWE, which Lexi introduced me to! I picked out this army green trench that I can’t WAIT to wear and shoot this fall. It’s gorgeous in person and will certainly be a classic piece in my wadrobe for years to come. As for sunnies, I got this pair that I’ve been rocking since receiving them! Each pair is actually handmade in New Orleans.
Then, we shuffled our booties over to another fashion show venue to go backstage with Redken for the Adeam show. It was so cool to see how the artists, hair and makeup, had to hustle to get the models runway ready. Plus, they were doing the most interesting yet simple, knotted style. We then saw an Oxford Fashion Show at Pier 59 Studios with some friends, which was one of the more unique collections we saw to say the least. Lots of bright colors and intricate designs!
Afterward, we headed home to freshen up and got ready for the night. We went to the brand new YSL Beauty Hotel party in SoHo, which was certainly a night to remember. To say the least! Each room has different products and experiences for guests to enjoy and if you’re in the area this fall, you can stop by, too. Plus, I even met Harper Bazaar’s Beauty Director and Fat Mascara, Jessica Matlin! If you need a good beauty podcast, you must listen to Fat Mascara.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
LOFT Floral Dress (old) // Dagne Dover Legend Tote in old color ($245)
Sunday was our pretty *chill* day, which was so well-needed after a busy three days prior! It was also super rainy in New York City the whole day, but after the heat we experience on Thursday, I didn’t entirely mind. We started off the morning at Paintbox where one of my favorite jewelry brands, Kendra Scott, had a cute, little pop-up event. Then, we managed to shoot in SoHo in the middle of the rain, but it was ALL worth it for this awesome shot I got of Lex.
We also saw Romeo Hunte’s show on this day and I loved it! Not only did we see Miss J in the crowd from America’s Next Top Model (pinch me much?), but we also saw lots of statement athleisure like Lexi noted in her NYFW recap post. I can’t wait to see how this manifests in the spring.
Once lunch came around, we were starving and stopped by DEZ for some well-deserved, Mediterranean eats. The space is just as beautiful as the food and I highly recommend popping by. When we didn’t have time for actual meals though, RXBAR SAVED me this year. I swear I had at least once bar stashed in my bag at all times for emergencies (AKA breakfast).
If you read this whole entire recap, I am both proud of you and so grateful to have you as a reader! I’m continually in awe of the opportunities my blog provides me, including NYFW. It’s so fun to experience and share with you guys along the ride!