Tuesday, September 29, 2015



Happy Tuesday! I hope you love this vlog(ish) video of my time out in NYC! It gives you little snippets of what I was up to and what everything looked like! My girl, NICOLE TRAVELLER, moved to the East Coast a few months ago and I had to see her (duh) and we decided to do another video together. (She also created my brand video which you can find HERE.) She is 50 kinds of talented and I love how our ideas just flow together so magically without much planning.

If you ever need videography she is, HANDS DOWN, your girl. Since she doesn't live in the city and we were only able to spend one day together, we decided to incorporate some footage I took too. I feel like you can totally tell the difference between her footage and mine, but Nicole definitely waived her wand and created some serious goodness out of it all!

You can find details for any of the outfits I'm wearing in the video HERE, HERE, and HERE.

As promised, today I'm also going to spill the beans on how to get invited to NYFW shows if you're a serious fashion blogger, or working in the fashion industry. I've gotten so many emails, comments, and messages on HOW on earth I was invited to shows and events so here it is.

1. GET IN WITH PR COMPANIES: A few weeks before fashion week, reach out to PR companies that you have contacts with and see if there is any availability to attend shows they're involved with. Offer media coverage through your social channels and blog (or whatever else you have access to), and cross your fingers that they will shoot over an invitation. If you don't know any PR folk, there's still hope. Go to designers' websites and find their media contact, or get extra creepy and stalk people on LinkedIn. Keep in mind that these PR peeps get countless emails from media to attend shows, so draft concise emails and don't be disheartened by the no's. It'll be worth it when you get the yes's.

2. NETWORK YOUR BUTT OFF: There's truth behind the saying "it's who you know, not what you know," especially in the fashion industry. If you're friends with the right people, you're golden. I was invited to many Plitz shows because a friend of mine interns with them. Work hard, be kind to everyone, follow up with people you meet at events, and I promise you, it'll pay off.

3. DON'T BE AFRAID TO TAKE RISKS: To be honest, I didn't plan to go out to NYC until a few days before getting on the plane. I am a planner through and through and rarely make quick or rash decisions without mulling over every detail. Jake, on the other hand, is on the other end of the spectrum. (Opposites attract, right?) So as soon as I started getting a few invites, he forced me to book my flight and go out there. Everything seems to be last minute in the fashion industry so I guess I fit right in, in that aspect. ;) I wish I had realized JUST how last minute everything is because I booked my return flight for the day after the last show I was invited to at the time, but continued to receive invites while I was in NYC. Sadly, I had to miss many amazing shows because I didn't plan to stay longer. Don't be afraid to take risks, book your flight, and head out there. Opportunities roll in at the least expected of times and you don't want to miss out on them because you were too busy being scared.

Hope these tips help you out and I look forward to hanging out with some of you at next season's NYFW! xoxo

Monday, September 28, 2015


dress: A.L.C. (less expensive HERE) || shoes: RACHEL ZOE (similar HERE)

I wore this gorgeous A.L.C. dress to some shows that Plitz invited me to and it was such a fun experience to be front and center at these shows and get a really good look at lots of new designers' collections. My cousin, Peter, came with me and we just had a grand old time! Right after the shows, he took me to his favorite lunch spot in Brooklyn, walked along the Skyline, and explored Chelsea market until our feet hurt. The highlight of the day for me was attending a Chanel event to debut their new boyfriend watches. Serious swooning. 

It was zee best day I had during my time in NYC.

It's funny because while I was in NYC, I kept saying to myself that I could NEVER live there, but now that I'm away from the hustle and bustle of it all, I truly crave it! I can't wait to go back one day soon, especially since I feel like I've finally gotten the hang of the Subways. (And let's be honest, that's definitely the scariest part of New York City.)

P.S. Check out an interview I did with TheBestCompanys.com

P.P.S. Check back tomorrow for a really fun video I did with Nicole Traveller, as well as spilling on how I got invites to NYFW shows. And then after tomorrow, I promise I'll be done with NYFW posts for a bit. ;)


Thursday, September 24, 2015


headband: ASOS || dress: ZARA (love HERE) || shoes: TORY BURCH


While in New York, I had to get my Gossip Girl looks on. Because what else do you wear when your in the city, right? ;)

I wore this look to the Lulu's NYFW event (more on that later) and honestly the headband and shoes stole the show. I got sooo many compliments on this dang HEADBAND and have continued to get them every time I wear it! I was not expecting that when I got it, so it was such a pleasant surprise! Truthfully, I'm not a headband person, but this one caught my eye because it's an untraditional headband. I love how the gold leaves give it dimension and creep up along the sides to create almost a Grecian goddess vibe.

These TORY BURCH pumps are kind of everything. They are so lush and perfect for fall. I had buyer's remorse after I got them and was actually planning to return them since I hadn't worn them yet, but my girl Nicole, reminded me how amazing they are and convinced me to keep them. (The makings of a great friend right there people. haha) 

You really do get what you pay for, because the detail on these shoes are impeccable. The cherry color is so rich and beautiful, the cut outs along the sides, the stitching on the toe area, the ankle strap, etc. Pretty much everything is amazing. They're also way comfortable which caught me by surprise. Oh and mega bonus? They make legs look at least 50% better.

Hope you like this look and happy Thursday!


Wednesday, September 23, 2015


NYFW is such an important time for people in the fashion industry because it is when designers will showcase their collections for the next season. They show their collections about six months before releasing them to the general public so that buyers can have ample time to decide which pieces to bring in to stores, media/editors can prepare content on trends, etc. So while I was out there, I saw shows displaying spring/summer 2016 collections.

One of my favorite presentations was by O'2ND. Admittedly, I hadn't heard of them until I received an invitation to attend their show. But I looked them up prior to heading out and fell hard for them. I found out that they're based out of Seoul Korea but have been making big strides in the U.S. 

Their spring/summer collection only fed my new obsession with them even more. O'2nd focused a lot on pretty pastels and flowing silhouettes. Their modern twist on classic pieces is done so beautifully and seeing the pieces up close actually took my breath away. The powder blue top and skirt set (photo 8), the black jumpsuit (photo 6 & 11), and the white, oversized suit set (photo 3 far right) are a few of my top picks. But truthfully, I wouldn't be mad if any/all of these pieces magically appeared in my closet. 

Thank you O'2nd for having me! Below some of my favorite O'2nd pieces that are available right now. Click on the images to get more details:

Monday, September 21, 2015


top: REBECCA MINKOFF || pants: ZARA  (similar HERE) || coat: ZARA (love HERE) || purse: LOEFFLER RANDALL || shoes: AQUATALIA

photos by my dearest: NICOLE TRAVELLER

Ah! You guys! I feel like I've finally had a chance to catch my breath from the trip of my life! 

Ever since I was a little girl, I have dreamt about venturing out to the Big Apple and going to New York Fashion Week. This dream finally came true for me, and with my husband's blessing and encouragement, I left for a week BY MYSELF to NYC.

Holy smokes, I haven't been so scared to do something in a long time. First off, I don't know NYC well at all + the fact that I'm the number one most directionally challenged human on the planet = me crying. (Not to mention I'm a pretty paranoid person who thinks everyone is following me/ trying to murder me.) 

Another thing that scared me was leaving Jake for almost an entire week. This was the longest we'd ever been apart since we've been married. It's strange because I used to be such an independent spirit, but over the years, I've come to rely on Jake so much and didn't realize the extent of all he helps me with until he wasn't with me. Fortunately, I was able to meet up with some of my dearest friends while I was out there, and make some new ones along the way too. And I was totally getting inside my own head before I left because once I was out there, I realized how sweet everyone is! New Yorkers definitely get a bad rep for being nasty and cold, but truthfully, I never encountered one mean soul out there. Everyone was so willing to help me and people would literally carry my 50 pound suitcase for me wherever I was. I couldn't believe it. Angels I tell ya.

I wore this look to the O'2ND presentation and may have found one of my new favorite designers. Honestly was so in love with every single piece. I'll be doing a separate post on my experience at that show so stay tuned for that! I chose to go with a fall inspired look that was both comfortable and chic. Plus faux fur collared coats are definitely having a moment with me. I mean, THIS one? I could die right now. Also, if you're looking for a good investment bag that is equal parts functional, classic, and chic, look no further. This LOEFFLER RANDALL bag is high end and looks a lot like a Proenza Schouler but minus a few digits on the price tag. The matte, black hardware with the black, pebbled leather is super luxurious. And if you're like me and appreciate bags with good organization inside, this one tops the charts.

K well I'll be posting all things NYFW all week so make sure you stop by tomorrow!! At the end, I may have a special treat for you guys too. ;) xoxo