This is my second installment of how to prepare for New York Fashion Week. Yesterday, I did a run down on what to wear to New York Fashion Week. Today I am sharing my top apps to use during New York Fashion Week! Even if you aren’t attending the shows, these will help you prep for a big event especially around the holiday season. Check it out!
We are a few short days until February 7th, which means we are that much closer to the fall/winter New York Fashion Week. Designers will presenting their collection that will debut next winter, and some will be showcasing their spring collection that you can buy now. Rebecca Minkoff, being one of the first designers to incorporate the see now buy now phenomenon. I don’t know about you, but I am super excited to see what will be presented. I have a feeling the #metoo and Time’s Up movement will play an important role in what we will see.
What a beautiful year it has been. If you are new to this blog, today is my birthday as well as the magical day of Christmas. I use to not like sharing my day with one of the largest holidays of the year, but each year as I get older, I truly am so grateful. I get to share this day with many people I love and celebrate on a large scale. I love that everyone gets to receive gifts, eat delicious food, and feel delighted for a day.
If you celebrate this holiday, I want to wish you the merriest Christmas. If you don’t, I hope you have a wonderful day enjoying each and every moment of being alive. Hug loved ones a little bit tighter, do something kind for yourself, and indulge in a little something extra sweet. With all that said, I want to share a bit of news…
Can you believe the new year is merely days away!! If you are celebrating big, then I have a few dresses that will be perfect for you. I scouted looks from Rent The Runway that will be perfect for a night out. If you have the unlimited membership, then these dresses are of no additional cost! If you aren’t a member there are two deals happening. The first is joining the unlimited membership for only $99, the second is having a special 5 day rental with no code needed! Make sure you rent soon in order to get them in time!
It’s no secret at this point that I am love with the brand Rent The Runway (please sponsor me!). I have written about their services twice before. My initial review of the unlimited option and then my thoughts a year later after using the subscription. Those reviews stay true to how I feel, but since then Rent The Runway has added a few extra perks that have completely changed the game. Here’s what they are:
One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is wearing pajamas all day long while sitting next to the fireplace drinking hot chocolate. There is something so relaxing and nostalgic about having a matching flannel pajama set to open Christmas gifts. To round up the best pajama sets for Christmas 2018, I headed straight to Victoria Secret. FYI, I have had their robes since I was a freshmen in college and live in them. Their sleepwear and lounge wear are extremely comfortable and cute. For a limited time, some sets are priced at $39.50 and comes with free slippers (originally $29.50).
Do you like to wear festive PJs for Christmas? Let me know in the comments what’s your style.
The third installment of this holiday gift guide series is for the fashionista in your life. This is one area I excel in and have a bountiful of gift options for your best friend, sister, aunt, mom, wife, or daughter. The prices range from stocking stuffer ideas to that all star gifts that will wow her. To make it less overwhelming I’ve divided each gift option into categories making it easier. Simply scroll and click on the one you think is the perfect match to find all the shopping information. I hope you enjoy! Don’t forget to check out the Beauty Gift Guide and Travel Gift Guide as well. For men’s gift ideas, check out a full list here.
Ann Taylor LOFT is probably that secret gem that no one likes to admit they shop, but truly shop for all their closet staples. I am a proud shopper of LOFT. They carry the best jewelry, sunglasses, and blouses at a reasonable price. I have found some of the most adorable sweaters there as well that I have been wearing for YEARS from LOFT. The clothing line is feminine, cute, and very comfortable. The fabric they use is high quality, and easy to clean. These are all the components I look for when shopping for closet staples.
Today’s roundup I am sharing my favorite closet staples from LOFT for fall and winter. These pieces will last you years to come and will be used as often as Monday rolls around. Meaning, these will be the essential items in your closet that will save the day when you feel there is nothing to wear. Let me know in the comments which pieces you are stocking up on and if you want me to do a full roundup of what you should always have in your wardrobe.
Something you may not know about me is that, many many years ago I would never had dared to write this article. I wasn’t the biggest fan of A&F like all my friends were back in high school. In fact, I boycotted the company for nearly a decade. You can read all about it here.
Anyway, as always, many things evolved and changed since high school. Even brands change, and have had a massive overhaul of their marketing. Which is what prompted me to start shopping Abercrombie & Fitch for the first time in my late 20’s. One thing that I discovered was that their outerwear was legit! I have worn my A&F puffer coat for 3 years now and it is the warmest coat I own. I get complements on it all the time, people are surprise it is from Abercrombie. Also, love that the price is very reasonable.
In this round up, I wanted to share my favorite cozy and trendy coats from Abercrombie that will keep you warm all fall and winter long. I’ve included some extra cute accessories to spruce up your winter wardrobe while keeping you toasty. This wouldn’t be a proper A&F post if I didn’t mention some of my favorite scents and fragrances from the brand. I have to admit, I secretly have loved how the store smells even when complaining about it. I hope you enjoy! Let me know which items you’re eyeing in the comments below.
Old Navy is one of those brands where you can find the most unlikely steals and probably the most comfortable pajamas. Especially flannel pajamas. I find that Old Navy does a great job with Fall and Winter clothes, and layering pieces is one of their specialties. The price is always a win with on going sales and already low priced pieces, making the dollar go a long way. I would recommend going to the store to find your correct size before ordering online. Their clothing can run a tad bigger than other brands. Just something to keep in mind!
For this roundup, I have included all my favorite Old Navy picks that are perfect weekend casual outfit ideas. This includes pieces that work well for shopping with friends, brunch, or game day. As well as some clothing options for casual date night to the movies, bowling, or dinner. Of course I threw in a few of my favorite comfy pajamas for those mornings of sleeping in and having breakfast in bed! Let me know in the comments which options you love!
I remember when I was in high school I would LOVE to shop at Express in the Short Hills Mall. When they first launched their shoe collection, I nearly fell over. I still remember the leopard print wedges I bought from them. They were the most comfortable shoes I owned.
I still shop Express, especially for their work outfits. Whenever I need a nice pair of black slacks, I immediately think of Express. Somehow the fit is always right and I know they will have plenty of options to choose from. I recently scanned Express’s selection and fell in love with some new pieces that would be perfect for the office. For this roundup, I also included a few outerwear options to get you to work warmly and in style. I may have sneaked in a couple additional looks for those after hour drinks with coworkers. Everything you may need for your work week outfit options are below, let me know in the comments which items you are lusting after!
I recently caught myself in a tunnel vision scouting out the best bodysuits on the web. I was surprise to find that Free People offered a massive array of bodysuits that completely fit my personal style. I then checkout out what other accessories and Fall pieces they carried. I was shocked by how many items I was obsessed with. I rarely shop the brand, and often don’t even consider them for clothing. However this season, I am at awe by the collection.
Today I wanted to share a few of my favorite finds from Free People. These picks are perfect for Holiday parties, everyday wear, and could even be carried throughout the year. I’ve sorted each style out to help you select the styles you are looking for in particular, while adding a few style notes. In the comments, let me know which styles you love. Also, do you like online shopping?
Nowadays, you can buy anything online. Some of the best and most trendy clothing is purchased on a website. For instance, Fashion Nova is killing the game as an online retailer for women, men, and plus size apparel. Pretty Little Things, co-founded by Umar Kamani, is also topping the charts as a fashion retailer. Most of these trendy clothing websites became popular with the help of mega Instagram influencers and endorsed by the Kardashians. But nonetheless, buying online has become the new place to shop for trendy and affordable options.
Next week is the beginning of New York Fashion Week. While the shows are primarily for those who work within the industry (buyers and press), there are ways to celebrate the excitement by attending New York Fashion Week events open to the public. These events often include entertainment, drinks, prizes, and a slew of good memories to share with friends before the end of summer. Honestly, sometimes these are way more fun to attend.
Here are a list of New York Fashion Week events open to the public.