Remember how I told you last week, in this post, that it was below zero degrees while in New York? Well this day, while my mini skirt and bare legs say otherwise, was the coldest day of them all. Braving conditions for a streetstyle shoot, am I right? I was working the ShopStyle Social House event where influencers and retailers gathered in one beautifully instagrammable place to find respite from the cold, refresh and recharge during fashion week, play dressup, chat fashion, and connect with one another. For those who were lucky enough to attend you know how great the event was! We also had famed streetstyle photgrapher Craig Arend and his team shooting all our influencers. Towards the tail-end of the day I decided to shoot what I was wearing with Tim, Craig's main guy (wheresmydriver, on IG- for the title reference.) We ran outside, posed, leaned, sassy-side-eyed the bitter cold catwalk situation and ran back in- but we got the shots. All for the sake of fashion, per usual.
Being in New York City gives me such life and happiness — until you come down with a cold because it's zero degrees and you're not properly dressed because it's fashion week — but we'll save that story for another day. This day, I'd say I was pretty bundled up. The layers are more tissue thin but there were about ten of them, including tights under denim! Always tights under denim when in New York Winter weather.
This day I was running around Chelsea. I'd just wrapped up the Custo Barcelona show and on my way to the Chelsea Market for a late lunch at Friedman's when I serendipitously ran into Ryan Chua, SF based street-style photographer. He was on the way to shoot the arrivals of another show. He offered to quickly shoot me and this is what happens when you shoot with Ryan in less than a minute. I couldn't be more obsessed with how these came out. The perfect tail-end-of-day lighting, the vivid blues on this fashion week outfit, and the stride of a woman going somewhere.
I was lucky enough to borrow this amazing Reiss blazer at the ShopStyle Social House a day earlier, sadly it already went back- I'd give up ten of my good blazers for this one! It was the perfect base for this modern day 70's glam look. The BabubleBar statement earrings were also a fun touch since I never really wear bigger earrings unless they are hoops.
While I miss NYC already, I know I'll be back soon enough- oh, and glad for this California weather.
This past week was a wild one. Last time I posted I was in Dallas, this time around (if you follow on IG and snapchat) you know I was in NYC for fashion week and a few work events. So, apologies for the delay on getting you new content as my out of office signage has been up for the better part of the week, and that makes for a messy inbox come Tuesday morning.
NYC was everything you would of imagined and more- busy, bustling and breathtaking. Every time I turned a corner- the skyline and massive buildings shocked and awed. The weather also did the same, unfortunately not to the same tune, with wind chill it was nearly 0 degrees at the coldest. And cold it was. I never did believe that being in cold temperature could actually give you a cold but this weekend I was proved wrong. Yup, NYC did me in on my final hours and I caught the nastiest cold you could imagine.
So this, ladies and gents is my ode to NYC- the crisp long lines of the oxford, the interesting textures of the moto, the cheeky accent on the zipper skirt, and the lack of color overall- because well New Yorkers.
How was your V-day weekend/ start of Fashion Week? Do tell.
This shirt definitely had me feeling like a flirt all day, even though I was in a room of about 400 other chic women. Typical Tuesday, right? Actually, I was wore this to Create & Cultivate last week in Dallas. I saw this top on Shopbop and couldn't stop thinking about it, the price point was a little higher than what I like to pay for just half of the outfit. But in the end it was one of those items I kept thinking back to and it helped that the "low quantity" stock reminder kept coming up. I pulled the trigger and it was one of the easiest outfit I've ever pulled off for a fashion blogger conference- because if you've ever been you know how much thought and planning goes into the outfit on the day of. The zippered pencil skirt gave the sweet top an edge and a peek of leg, plus it streamlined the flounce up top. The shoes and bold red lip added that sophisticated touch. But, my favorite item, besides this top, is the ribbon tied on around neck, and it was free! This ribbon came tied on a Saks Fifth Avenue shopping bag, gift with purchase if you will.
A friend and I were shopping at Saks, as the saleslady was wrapping up her purchase and in the process of tying this ribbon on the handle my friend said not to worry about it. I jumped in and said yes she will take it! I had other plans for this multi-striped ribbon. So of course said girlfriend was sweet enough to let me have this ribbon. I for one am obsessed with this ribbon and the story behind it. Please don't fault me for wearing it too often in NY this week. ;)