It’s here… New York Fashion Week! At least for one more day. I was in NY over the weekend and the weather was crazy. It went from hot and humid with misty rain to a cold, windy, downpour. Thanks, Hurricane Florence. With that said, not even sideways rain can ruin NYFW. I put on my most waterproof heels – these nude patent leather pumps, and headed out. September weather is often difficult to predict, which is why I love this boho maxi dress by Free People.
When the temperature drops in Atlanta (Halloween night, no doubt), I’ll pair it with a denim jacket or cardigan and tall boots. The print is very detailed and contains somewhat of a 1970s vibe, which is perfect given that this season’s trends are heavily inspired by the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s. The material is very light and as you can see, flowy. It moves with every step. I actually changed into some light orange/rust colored booties right after this shoot so that I could walk through the city. It’s very versatile and can be dressed up or down, depending on where you’re headed. New York Fashion Week, or a fall festival. I’m ready for you, October.
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photography by Lydia Hudgens
If you watched any of my InstaStories, then you would have met Erica. Erica is my sister-in-law and NYFW partner in crime. She was a trooper and marched through the city in these 6 inch boots until she almost passed out. On day three, we made our way to Skylight Clarkson Square and after waiting (standing) for almost two hours, we were invited into the Namilia runway show. Once we were in (standing room only), I looked over and Erica was on the floor. My feet, however seemed to have went numb and the pain dissipated as the Disney music came on and the models walked down the runway in the most outrageous designs that I have EVER seen in person. Just take a look here. Worrrrth it. After all, standing is the new sitting.
I wish I could say that I were wearing these Jessica Simpson booties (similar style here) that night. They are super comfortable. Below is my daytime glam look. This would work nicely for the office, daytime shopping, or a night out. It’s all about versatility. I wore this to DUMBO on a beautiful Saturday afternoon to take in the view of the city and then we went for cocktails at a speakeasy called Bathtub Gin, cleverly hidden beyond a secret door in a coffee shop located in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood.
This Express dress (now on sale 40% off!) is a classic shape sheath with small balloon sleeves and a simple bow belt. You can take a classic style (look for a cocktail dress at your local consignment shop) and make it new by adding accessories, and mixing patterns and textures, like I did here with these Simply Vera by Vera Wang polka dot tights. Then, I glammed it up with a glitzy statement necklace and earrings from Sugarfix by BaubleBar (this is Baublebar’s line for Target!), cocktail ring from Tiffany & Co and my favorite black go-to bag for Fall/Winter by Kate Spade (similar style here, no tassel).
photos of me by KVC Photography
New York Fashion Week was ah-mazing. There’s something about the city that makes me feel at home, although I’ve lived in Atlanta my entire life. The hustle and bustle and rooftops and coffee shops… I can wear a cocktail dress and stilletos to Central Park, and I never feel overdressed.
We made it to three shows hosted by FGNYFW. The first: Pelush, by Anna Tagliabue- a “reFAUXlution” against furs in the fashion industry. Although I personally love authentic vintage furs, these faux furs were beautiful and embellished with vintage style brocade and pastels colors popularly used in the 1950s/1960s.
It’s all about print and texture this season. Which is why fur is at the forefront of Fall trends, along with suede and velvet. Here, I am wearing a faux fur vest by Cabi (my sweet friend, Jennifer is a Cabi stylist, visit her site here). Made of shades of deep blue, white, taupe, and black fur, this vest was beautiful and seemed to change color depending on the light. It was perfect for Fall in NY. I paired well with dark denim distressed jeans from Express, a deep blue gray leopard print clutch from Nordstrom (they no longer carry the blue, but here it is in brown), and peep toe cognac leather booties by Vince Camuto.
Stay tuned for my next NYFW look…
Photos of me by KVC Photography