Well that’s a wrap on my first NYFW! I can’t believe how fast 4 days seemed to fly by but I guess the saying is true that time flies when you are having fun! And let me just tell you, I had the time of my life! I felt like Carrie Bradshaw all week, playing dress up, attending fashion shows I only dreamed of, meeting some of my fashion icons, and being inspired by the best street fashion I have ever seen!
For those of you that are wondering what this whole Fashion Week business is all about, I’m about to break down my first day in the big apple. Throughout the next week I will have a recap of each day, tips for conquering NYFW, and how you could go next year!
Top: Zara | Pants: Zara | Purse: Gigi NY | Shoes: Marc Fisher | Earrings: Kendra Scott | Sunglasses: Karen Walker (borrowed from Britt)
10:30 am: Arrive in the big apple! It was an early morning for sure. Britt, Margret and I caught the 6 am flight out of Houston so we were able to hit the ground running in New York bright and early. As soon as we arrived, we got an Uber to our hotel, The Marriott Fairfield Inn and Suites, to drop off our bags. This ended up being the perfect hotel choice as it was right across the street from one of the main fashion show hubs, The Skylight at Moynihan Station. This proved to be the perfect spot to see tons of celebrities, street fashion and more photographers than you have ever seen!
12:30 pm: Meeting with Battalion PR. I had reached out to Battalion a couple of weeks before Fashion Week. They ended up contacting me about a collaboration with one of their clients, Johnston and Murphy. To my surprise, I thought Johnston and Murphy only made men’s shoes, but their women’s shoes are incredible! I ended up picking up two pairs of shoes to wear during fashion week. I got a pair of sneakers and booties that you will see show up in some of my other NYFW recaps.
2 pm: Shoshanna and Gigi NY. We had a quick change of plans when Shoshanna had to unfortunately cancel our showroom appointment last minute. Instead Britt and I jumped in another Uber together and headed to the Gigi NY pop-up shop. We were able to view their Fall collection that just came out and previewed the second wave of Fall release items. The suede collection that will be coming out is AMAZING and comes in so many rich colors. We each brought home the cutest notebook that I can’t wait to use! Also, my bag in the pictures above is by Gigi and has my initials on it which I love!
3 pm: Now + Zen PR appointment. Another Uber ride, and it was onto another PR meeting with Now + Zen to view their showroom. They work with many great clients such as Kohl’s, Express, and Nautica, They let each of us borrow a few items to wear during Fashion Week and also gifted a few items such as these cute sneakers. My sneaker game was strong while I was in New York and for good reason because walking miles in heels is no joke!!
After leaving this appointment, we headed back to the hotel to freshen up. On the way we ran into Amber Fillerup from the Barefoot Blonde and her husband. This was our first “celebrity” run in if you will as she is definitely a celebrity in the blogging world! Little did we know that we would also get to meet several other big bloggers and fashion icons while we were there. I am still glad that Amber was our first though because she was so sweet and offered to take multiple pictures with us! Of course my phone died as soon as I went to snap a selfie with her! #fail
6 pm: Lulu’s Style Studio Event. This was hands down one of my favorite events of the trip! Lulu’s knows how to throw a good party! I was a little skeptical at first since we had to wait outside for quite a bit to get in, but once we were in it was amazing! They had everything from cotton candy and champagne to a braid bar and gifting stations. I got to load up on free clothes, make up, and even a Numu curling wand! SCORE!! I also got to meet a few bloggers that I had been dying to meet such as the ladies from Mimosas and Manhattan and Olivia Rink. They were just as sweet and cool in person as they are online! Love when that happens 🙂
We were supposed to go to the Katie Gallagher show after Lulu’s but we were more into partying than going to the show, what can I say that champagne tasted good! We ended the night by grabbing $1 slice pizza and calling it a night. After only getting 2 hours of sleep the night before to catch a 6 am flight, I was pooped and ready to curl up in my LAKE Pajamas.
Stay tuned for more recaps of each day of my trip and tips I picked up along the way!