This year marked my 6th year attending New York Fashion, which means I have been seen a total of 12 seasons. That blows my mind! I actually went back through my archives to double check this fact, which also led me to some very interesting fashion choices I made back then, but that’s for another blog post.
Anyway, I have gone to some pretty amazing shows throughout the years and always feel so blessed and lucky when the lights go down, only for them to blaze right back up again along with blaring, invigorating music and watching model after model walk down the runway.
But this season was particularly one for the books because I was asked to sit front row at the Project Runway Finale Runway Show, right across from Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Zac Posen and guest judge, Carrie Underwood. It was a pretty surreal experience to say the least. What was even more fun was that since it was the finale, we saw the final collections but had no idea who designed them since it was obviously a secret because Fashion Week always occurs when there are still several unaired episodes. However, this season they only featured a handful of collections, which were presented anonymously. Such suspense! What we did know was that Mary Kay and Luis Casco were behind the amazing makeup we were seeing on the models coming down the runway.
With that said, let’s take a moment and discuss the looks. For a bit of review, you guys might remember that I worked with Mary Kay in the past and went to Dallas to tour the headquarters and learn more about the brand (see here and here). Luis himself did my makeup for the Academy of Country Music Awards show and I spent a good amount of time chatting with him about Mary Kay products, his inspiration around makeup, and tips and tricks when it comes to application. So when I was asked to cover two shows for Mary Kary in which they were the sponsor for, during September Fashion Week, (Tracy Reese and Project Runway) I was more than honored.
Luis was kind enough to break down each look for us, so let’s dive in!
Just received this gorgeous black cape and couldn’t be more in love with it. It fits really well and has just the right amount of structure and swing creating a beautiful silhouette. I can also see styling it with a camel turtleneck sweater, dark skinny jeans and a pair heels for date night with Casey.
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to head up to Chatham, New York thanks to Garnet Hill, with Grace and Krystal but realized I hadn’t shared the rest of the photos that I took while I was there. So I thought today would be a good opportunity for a mini photo diary!
The house we stayed in was so adorable and I couldn’t get over the colors of the leaves. I felt like I matched the foliage! :)
This is a photo of the pool that is outback. Sadly we didn’t take advantage of it, even though it was heated. But admittedly I did forget my swimsuit so that would have been an interesting situation!
Before dinner, we headed to the Hudson-Chatham Winery where we sat outside by the fire pit, sipped wine and munched on cheese and crackers. We really lucked out with the weather too – it was warm with just enough of a cool breeze in the air.
Afterward we headed back to the house where we had a delicious farm-to-table meal prepared for us, then sat by the fireplace and roasted s’mores. Pretty perfect evening if you ask me!
Before heading back to the city, we had lunch in the town of Hudson and I picked up the most amazing smelling candle from Source Adage NYC called North Atlantic. So good.
Thank you so much, Garnet Hill, and to everyone who was involved in making this amazing getaway happen. xo
I wore this outfit to run errands to Bed Bath & Beyond with Casey on Saturday before we headed over to a friend’s place to watch the Halloween parade from their fire escape. I hope you all had a great weekend and here’s to a happy and productive week! xo
I recently teamed up with NYDJ to create an outfit to share on Instagram, but I loved the pieces so much I wanted them share on the blog as well! My jeans, top and jacket are all from NYDJ and I loved the fit and style of each item. I also loved that I didn’t have to hem the flares because they were already the right length for me. That is a always win-win in my book!
Just a little mid-week home decor post for a change of pace. Lately, I have really been in the mood to switch up our living room, but in the meantime while I figure out the new color and decor scheme, I wanted to share some of my current faves from West Elm. They are having a huge sale on rugs, lighting and coffee tables, so if you are in the market for some home decor I would highly recommend checking out their selection! xo
Lately, New York has been a yo-yo as far as weather goes and it can be hard to dress for because, well personally I run hot, so either I get too warm but then immediately chilly! Does anyone else have this problem?
Anyway, it’s not a secret that layers are key when dealing with transitional weather, so for yesterday’s weather, which ranged from 57 to 62 degrees, I opted for a turtleneck sweater, a wrap scarf and a light-weight wool coat. I was able to add and subtract layers depending on the temperature so I was comfortable throughout the day.
But I’ve realized that I don’t always share that much information about personal styling tips on the blog or social media and I want to change that.
Although I have started to create more YouTube videos that discuss these types of things, I want to branch out to Instagram as well since it’s so quick and accessible.
Below are the three photos that I have started with where I added a “styling takeaway tip” and I would love it if you would share your thoughts on whether or not you might find something like this helpful!
*Styling Tip: To create a tailored silhouette when wearing cropped trousers or culottes, opt for a slightly shorter or slimmer cut tuxedo blazer to create a tailored look.
Now Let’s Talk About Using LIKEtoKNOW.it!
I also wanted to talk to you guys about LIKEtoKNOW.it. If you aren’t already familiar with it, it’s basically a way for you to shop my outfits via Instagram. It’s super simple to sign up and easy to use with these three steps:
3. Get an email with ready-to-shop product details!
The reason I am writing about this is because along with adding styling tips to my Instagram photos, I wanted to give you guys the option to shop what I am wearing or get the look quickly and seamlessly by using LIKEtoKNOW.it but wasn’t sure if you guys were familiar with it or even used it.
I know that I use it myself and love it when I like people’s photos because I will immedaitely get links to every piece they are wearing in the photo and can shop them right then and there. It’s pretty genius.
Anyway, I would LOVE to know your thoughts on all of this and whether or not you use LIKEtoKNOW.it and why, so please leave a comment below!