NYFW Day 1

Hello hello everyone! It has been far too long since I wrote an actual post. Obviously the last few months have been a whirlwind transition. I moved from Seattle to Colorado for two months, and finally to NYC nearly a full month ago! I can’t believe I’ve only been in the city for a few weeks and have already gotten to experience so much and meet so many incredible people. For the last year I spent a lot of time trying to grow my blog and presence in the fashion industry, and the hard work payed off when I got the chance to attend my first ever NYFW. I wanted to take readers/Instagram followers along on the journey with me since it was such a fun experience— and you are some of the many people who helped me get here! I’m going to be sharing each day on my blog as time permits with a little recap of everything that went down. :) Would love to hear any feedback or questions! <3

DAY 1:

Day 1 of fashion week was so incredible. Since I’m at school at FIT, I sadly had to miss a few shows due to class (and missed the chance to meet Paris Hilton…still not okay—but Retail Math isn’t going to learn itself). However, I got to kick off the week on Friday! Following class, I booked it to Industria where a lot of shows were being held. The first show of my day was Fashion Palette’s group show featuring many Australian brands. My favorite brand in the show was Saski Collection, a super fun athletic line. The pieces were wearable and cool, and the models looked so fierce in everything. I also loved the brands Elliat and Daniel Alexander. Every designer was incredibly talented!

A photo from Fashion Palette. By John Lamparski for Getty Images.

A photo from Fashion Palette. By John Lamparski for Getty Images.

Following show 1 I had a gap of time until the next show at Industria. Luckily there was plenty of people-watching and street-style scouting to keep me occupied! Afffair was up next- the pieces were incredible! The show was really quick but gorgeous full of lots of shimmer and fitted silhouettes.

An image from the Afffair finale. By John Lamparski for Getty Images.

An image from the Afffair finale. By John Lamparski for Getty Images.

Immediately after the show and a much needed shoe-change from heeled boots to loafers, it was time for the Lulu’s party! I had heard so many good things about how epic this event was, and it did not disappoint. From prosecco to frose to a NYX cosmetics booth and Amika dry shampoo goodies, Lulu’s truly set an amazing scene. They even provided a full pop-up boutique full of gorgeous dresses and accessories!

I loved getting a chance to meet freelance artists and a few members of the Lulu’s marketing team throughout the night. I also bumped into some of my favorite bloggers who inspire me to keep going- @DaniAustin, @candidlychan, and @kathleen.post! They were all so sweet and genuine in person. The night ended with a quick trip to Shake Shack, because a girl needs her French Fries.

What I Wore:

For my first day of fashion week I wanted to start out with a pop of color! I wanted to push myself slightly out of my comfort zone while still maintaining my own personal style. I think it’s very important to stay true to who you are during fashion week even though seeing people wear really over-the-top outfits can cause major envy. Even if you are intimidated by the style of the other guests, bloggers, and industry attendees; odds are everyone is going to think your sense of style is beyond cool and unique!

I found this amazing dress from & Other Stories (my current favorite brand ever) and since purple is so on trend this season I knew it was the perfect piece! I also love the length and side slit. The purple sunnies from Free People made a fun addition for a more monochromatic look. My boots from Sol Sana added a subtle shimmer with a touch of gold velvet socks peeking out. Lastly, having a chic bag is one of the key parts of fashion week- this belt bag from Zara was an inexpensive and on-trend way to finish off the look and keep me hands-free for the shows.

Thanks for reading and supporting me in my blogging dreams! Sharing more details on the week soon. :)

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