Jumpsuit: Dillards | Top: Similar | Booties: Nordstrom | Purse: Goodnight Macaroon | Lipstick: MAC
By day four in the big apple, I was exhausted to say the least. You will see throughout my final two recaps that my schedule starts to trail off. I’m glad that I kind of planned it that way but it is also attributed to having to miss some things the last couple of days. Britt and I both woke up with sore throats but were determined to push through as much as possible. Pro tip for anyone planning to go to fashion week: bring all the drugs – Advil, cold medicine, cough drops, Emergen-C, etc.
The morning started out with a quick photoshoot in the Tribeca area with Ban Avenue Photography before heading to the Dan Liu show. This was my second year to see Dan Liu and it did not disappoint. All of his collection is bright, feminine, and a little flirty! There are so many shows during fashion week that are fun to go to if you just want to dream and check out of reality, but what I love about Dan Liu’s collection is that it is something I could see myself wearing on many occasions.
I had yet to spend quality time with my girls Kailey and Tayler so when they told me they were headed to Bergdorf Goodman’s for brunch, I totally invited myself along. I ordered the lobster mac ‘n cheese and indulged in girl talk and a break from the fashion week crazies.
After brunch I met Britt back at our hotel as we had to check out of one and into another. We split our time between the Courtyard New York Manhattan/Herald Square and the SpringHill Suites New York Midtown Manhattan/Fifth Avenue. These pictures were actually snapped on the rooftop bar (The Monarch) of the Courtyard location. In fact, both of our hotels that we stayed at had amazing rooftop views. I might be a big city girl but theres something about each new NYC rooftop view that makes me fall totally in love with the city all over again.
While both hotels were absolutely amazing, I am bias towards our first hotel stay only because the staff went well out of their way to accommodate us. The bellman walked us down to the subway, showed us how to buy a ticket, and then pointed us in the right direction. This type of scenario happened many times and we were so grateful for their sense of humor and patience with us and the fact that they knew our names each time we returned! If you are needing a place to stay in New York both are great options and right in the meca of everything. The subway stop was literally right outside of the hotel and provided easy access to Grand Central, Central Park, Soho, Rockefeller Center, Empire State building, Chelsea, and so many others.
We were supposed to go to the Leanne Marshall show but sadly both Britt and I admitted defeat. Once we were checked into our new hotel we both started to get ready and then looked at each other and said “there’s just no way”. We decided to just “chill” for the little amount of time we had before we needed to be at our next scheduled event. While I am sad we missed the show (it was my favorite last year), I think our bodies thanked us for the much needed break in our schedule.
Next up, we headed to Rockefeller Center to take pictures at the top of the rock. It costs $37 to go up there but the pictures and view were well worth it in my opinion! I’ll be sharing the pictures on the blog very soon 🙂 Back to the hotel we went to get changed for the Free People x Vogue rooftop party. I wore this stunning jumpsuit that felt more like pajamas and received SO many compliments. I highly suggest it for a fall wedding or girls night out so that you an bust a move in it! The actual event was hands down my favorite one of the entire trip. They had Free People coats to try on, on open bar, and hor dourves, not to mention the view at sunset was breath taking! Right after the sun went down, in remembrance of 9/11, two light beams shot up into the sky right where Ground Zero was. All of us stopped in our tracks and fell silent for just a moment. In the midst of a crazy week, it was a much needed reminder to be thankful for the life we have and to not take a single moment for granted.
Bless the Lord there were lots of Shake Shack fans attending the party because we all made the executive decision to have a late night burger in our cocktail attire and it was hands down the best decision of the day. What a sight it must have been for everyone else to watch 10 ladies decked out in their best attire shamelessly chowing down on greasy burgers and all of the fries. Did we care? Not one single bit!
PS: Does this jumpsuit look familiar to you? Well probably because I have the same one in maroon! You can see how I styled it here. Again, these are the absolute perfect outfits to wear to any Fall wedding that you might be attending. I will never wear another dress again if I have the option to wear a jumpsuit! You might ask why? One reason: the dance floor, that’s why.
*I’ve linked mine and Britt’s outfits below*