Gingham Days

I’ve been back from New York Fashion Week for a full week now and still sorting through all my photos! I wore this outfit my first day in New York, this top is actually a dress but I paired it with some distressed jeans to help me stay warm once the sun set. I am excited to wear it as an actual dress next spring/summer – it will be the perfect vacation or weekend dress I am sure and is on sale now if you want to check it out here!

 

Lately I find myself wearing dresses over jeans all the time. I wonder if it looks normal to the outside world?! I guess it doesn’t really matter as long as I’m into it – right?!

Oh and I know I talked about how many white shoes I saw while in NY – definitely a huge fall trend! Mine are from Zara last season but these are super similar! Hope you all are having a fabulous week!

xx

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NYFW SS18 Street Style Trends

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One of my favorite part about Fashion Week is the street style. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely ADORE fawning over all the new designs that come down the runway each season but I would say I equally love seeing all the great outfits that make their way onto the streets during this time. Since I was able to attend Fashion Week this year and got a front row view of what people are wearing I wanted to give you guys the inside scoop on the top 5 trends I am noticing for Fall ’17 based on what people were wearing to the shows this season.

And for all of you who like to plan ahead, don’t worry – I am working on my top trends for SS18 coming up soon. I like to wait until the other fashion weeks have passed (London, Milan, & Paris) so I can really get a good feel for what people are going to be reaching for next season. For now, read on to see what you should buy NOW!

    1. White Booties – White shoes made their way onto the street style scene like none other this year at NYFW. From booties, to heels, to flats, white shoes were defintely one of the biggest trends I noticed. My favorite style was the white bootie with a bit of a kitten heel and a pointed toe, or the mod 70’s style looking boot in white. I loved them paired with jeans, mini skirts, flowing maxi’s – there really are endless ways to style white booties! Check out the photos below for some inspiration!

2. Bold Colored Suits – Red suits, pink suits, you name it. So many ladies stepped out in bold colored suits this season. I adored seeing the suits paired with tattered t-shirts underneath and ‘undone’ hair – it gives the look a more casual street style vibe. Perfect for the office, day meetings, or lunch with the girls.

3. Statement Earrings – From show to show one of the biggest trends I noticed were statement earrings. I just recently bought a few myself but many of the ones I saw were super bold and fun! They definitely made a statement. What a way to bring a simple black dress to life! Check out some of my favorites right now…

 

Other trends I noticed were…

Band t-shirts. But not worn with tattered denim. They were dressed up by pairing underneath a suit jacket or with wide legged pants and heels.

Color blocking. People were wearing bold colors together that you might not typically think to pair together. Think bold green & orange, or pink & yellow.

Monochromatic looks. It wasn’t rare to see a full on red look or yellow head to toe walk by.

Belting over blazers. This was one of my favorites. Throw a chunky belt over an oversized blazer for an updated way to wear blazers this fall.

What do you guys think? Will you be joining in on some of these street style trends this fall?

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A Little 70’s // NYFW Day 3

NYFW street style NYFW street style NYFW street style NYFW street style NYFW street styleA few years back I was vacationing in New York during Fashion Week and all of the amazing street style looks I had the opportunity to see is what inspired me to start my blog. I remember thinking I wanted to be a part of what I saw. So when I came home I had my husband start taking my #ootd photos and started my blog!

I have to admit I can be really tough on myself with meeting certain goals and benchmarks with my blog. Sometimes you can feel like you didn’t do enough, didn’t get the right shot, or weren’t 100% satisfied with your ‘look’. To some that can sound absolutely insane, but after all that is the essence of a fashion blog – creating looks that you feel proud of and sharing them with your followers. And fashion can be a tough business, especially when in NYC at Fashion Week! You are seeing the BEST of the best and it is hard not to compare yourself or feel that you don’t measure up. I’ve found that really staying true to myself and wearing things that #1 – I am comfortable in and #2 – make me feel good is the most important thing. If you are wearing something that is absolutely stunning but just doesn’t fit your personal style or you don’t feel comfortable in, it definitely shows.

This look was my Day #3 look for NYFW. That day was kind of a ‘pinch me’ moment. I didn’t get to go to all of the big shows I wanted – and that is another reason I say I was hard on myself. BUT, I did get to go to SEVERAL amazing shows by truly talented designers. And not to get all sappy on you guys but at one point I was sitting at a fashion show and just had goosebumps because I felt so overwhelmed that I actually made it here. After this past week I realize I’ve come a long way since starting my blog but as any business person knows – there is always more work to be done and more goals to reach.

xx

Photos by @laurelcreative

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