My trip to New York and my few days at fashion week flew by!! A super quick trip made shorter because of flight cancellations, but the long girls weekend in the city with my mom was an absolute blast. Also, I think it was the perfect introduction to fashion week for me. This was my first time experiencing fashion week shows and events, and I have to admit that I was beyond intimidated at the idea of going initially.
Since I missed about 50% of my planned events and shows (talked more about it in this post), I packed as much into Saturday as I could! The first thing on my list was the ShopStyle Social House event. Once I arrived, my initial hesitation of not knowing anyone or not having the funkiest clothes was immediately put at rest. I met new friends and old (like Maggie from Blush and Blooms and Emily from Vita Brillanti who I met at Create and Cultivate last year). We explored the fun event and each got a a cute monogrammed Gigi New York file folder and browsed the clothes that were available for borrow for the week - it was like a giant closet... so fun! After the event I met up with Lauren Bloom, the sweetest photographer from Dallas and we shot this look.
I ran to our hotel for a quick outfit change and went to a fun happy hour that Maggie organized for everyone. As I have mentioned before, my favorite part about this industry is the great connections you can make with people from all over!
Next, I went to the Julianno Bass show and got to bring my momma! We loved her gorgeous gowns and tailored jumpsuits. Finally, (I told you it was a long day!!) mom surprised me with tickets to the live show of SNL!! So we stopped for a quick bite at The Standard (yummmm), and scooted off to 30 Rock!
When I was deciding what to wear, I wanted something that felt true to my girly style with a little edge and thought this skirt ($44) was perfect! There are only a few left in the white I am wearing (also comes in navy)! My turtleneck ($39) is the softest shirt that have and sleek enough for a skirt or loose enough to wear with jeans. These boots were great for walking around all day - although I really wanted to wear heels, it just did not make sense since 1. freezing and 2. I was going to be running around all day!
I love these earrings from Kendra Scott - they go with everything and I love even more that 20% of proceeds are currently going to the American Heart Association which I think is such an important organization! For local friends, I will be celebrating my 30th with Kendra Scott and the American Heart Association next Wednesday, Feb. 22nd at the Cherry Creek store 5-7 p.m. Please join us for some drinks, treats, and shopping for a great cause of course! Hope to see you there!!