Bundled up in NYC

Happy President's Day, Friends,

This weekend was gorgeous in Colorado and Jonny and I spent the past few days soaking every bit of the springy weather in.  An unexpected warm week in the middle of winter always puts a little spring in my step.  I told you that I have really been craving sunshine, so the 70 degree weather was such a welcomed surprise after our week dealing with so many snow related set backs.

This was my second look of the day and wore it to some evening events at NYFW.  It is my favorite kind of outfit to put together - feminine with some unexpected edgy touches.  In normal every day life, I would wear a cami under this lace top ($79), but wanted to be a little edgier than I would typically.  My tweed jacket sold out super fast and I got a ton of questions about it so I searched high and low for you guys to find it! It looks like it is available in very few sizes here!  Sister Jane has a very similar option here.  I think they have the cutest stuff, while searching, I found this dress, this pink ruffle dress, this bow jacket, and this two piece set that I want in my closet for spring.

One of the perks of traveling with mom is getting to borrow her fun things... this pretty vest is hers, but I also love this similar one and this one!  We are heading to the mountains next weekend and I am always sure to pack my vest since it is so warm and is perfect to throw over any casual outfit.

Hope you are enjoying this gorgeous weather and your day off!!

xo

A New York Minute

Hi Friends,

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!!

xo