It was date night on repeat in Maui, and every night was a dream. I hadn’t even packed a pair of stilettos for our trip, and I didn’t miss them at all. My typical packing routine would include grabbing every single pair of heels I own, shoving them into my suitcase and praying that it closed. I generally know I’m packing too much, but I do actually wear them all.
New York Fashion Week is in full swing. The city is bustling with designers showcasing their latest collections, and models walking the runways, while editors and fashionistas have taken over the town in their fanciest stilettos, just to get a piece of the action. Since I work in the fashion industry, I will tell you that fashion week trumps it all. Fashion brands and designers hustle the entire year to put together their collections, which are on display during fashion week. You’ll never see the work that goes into each collection behind closed doors, but let me tell you from experience, it is quite a labor of love.
Palm trees are popping up everywhere, and I mean everywhere in NYC! (Wouldn’t that be a dream come true?)! But I truly mean it. This concrete jungle of ours has embraced palm trees in a big way. Unfortunately, I don’t mean in a realistic, towering way, that would make it easy to lounge while sipping a pina colada in tropical paradise. This is NYC, so let’s be real. This city is a mecca for fashionistas, as well as the fashion industry, so of course the palm tree print is trending this summer.
Fun fact about me. I dress up for everything, and I mean EVERYTHING! I love playing dress up, changing my look, and accessorizing every chance I get. Grant sounds like a broken record everyday, asking the same questions. “Babe, do you really need ten pounds of jewelry today? Why are you wearing a dress? Can’t you just wear sneakers? You know we’re just going to the grocery store right?” Over, and over I listen to the same nagging comments. My response is always the same. “Yes. I get it. This is me, and you married me this way. I promise I will never ever change.” I need makeup for the grocery store, the laundry room, and the gym (although it drips down my face). My reason being, I feel ready to attack my day, when I know I’ve put myself together. I’ve been this way for as long as I can remember.
This weekend’s sunshine in NYC, had me anxiously shopping for new additions to my spring wardrobe. I love sunny afternoons in the city, wandering from store to store through my favorite neighborhoods, with no real agenda but to enjoy the day. Every day of my work week is scheduled basically to the minute, and although I love being busy, I do find peace in quiet moments by myself.
It is that time of year again. The temperatures keep dropping and the snow continues to fall. The fashionistas, editors, and stylists of New York, dress in their most fabulous outfits and Uber over to Lincoln Center, where the famous tents of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week stand tall. Yes, it’s the one and only, New York Fashion Week. It is quite a scene over at the entrance of the tents, with men and women, shuffling in and out, to see designers present their latest and greatest Fall/Winter 2015 collections. There are countless photographers waiting outside, snapping away with larger than life cameras, in order to catch the perfect street style shots. The men guarding the doors of the tents seem to have all the power in the world, just for a moment, as you just hope to make it through with flying colors.
Beware of Snowmaggadon 2015! We were warned for several days of winter storm Juno, which was about to wreak havoc on New York City. We did the usual grocery shopping, stocked up on the essentials, and of course I decided to go shopping on my way home. It’s all about the necessities in emergency situations! I stopped by the gym, trudged through the powdery snow on my walk home, and settled in for the night, knowing I’d either be making snow angels in the morning or sledding to work, since transportation was down.
While preparing for a hometown visit to Ohio, I went a little sweater crazy, in an attempt to find perfect sweaters for my trip. I’m generally not a sweater girl, so finding styles that I like is usually a challenge.
Fall has arrived, and I can feel the chill in the air. You know what that means? It’s boot season! While I usually search endlessly for my favorite pair of boots each Fall, this year the search was simple and successful. I found my favorite pair of UGG boots.
UGG’s Fall boot collection is incredible. Aside from their classic styles, they designed a beautiful collection of fashion forward boots, which are must haves for the Fall season. I found so many styles I loved, and I initially found it challenging to pick my favorite.
New York Fashion Week is here and it seemed to bring the cold weather, sleet, and snow. This time of year, dark colors tend to dominate our wardrobes. After a few months, it leaves me longing for sunshine and brighter colors. With a quick glance through my closet, I realize that winter white and a whimsical print is the perfect solution to update to my look.