Just wanted to say thanks so much for your patience with all of these New York Fashion Week posts. I know that not everyone is interested in reading the same thing, but I definitely wanted to make sure I shared about my trip with those who are interested. With that said, I'll definitely be mixing in a few "non fashion week" related posts next week! A brand new outfit post, not from NYC, and a post featuring some of my favorite spring pieces I've got my eye on. So stay tuned for those.
Also, for those of you who have asked NYFW related questions or seek advice on how to attend yourself, I'll be answering all of your questions in one concise post on March 1st. So please email me here if you have any questions or inquiries about my first Fashion Week. Happy to answer them the best I can.
Now that we've gotten those two things out of the way, let's talk about Day 2 of my New York Fashion Week trip.
Friday, February 12th
8:00 a.m. // Wake up, shower and get ready for a long day. Thankfully this day was a tad warmer than Thursday, so I decided to go with a skirt and OTK boot combo, without tights. I also picked out an outfit that I could wear all day, as this was going to be the longest and most jam packed day of them all. So no time to head back to the hotel to change.
Shop My Look Here:
9:30 a.m. // Off to my first show of the day, Tadashi Shoji!
10:00 a.m. // Thankfully I had a seated ticket for this show, so I didn't have to wait or stand long. They let everyone with a seated ticket into the main room and I quickly found my seat. I ended up sitting right behind a girl I hadn't seen since high school. Emma was a grade below me, but we have a ton of mutual friends. Sadly we didn't realize we had been sitting next to each other till right before the show started. Even so, it was so great seeing a past Farragut High grad years later in NYC.
10:15 a.m. // The show started. You can view most of the Tadashi collection, here (photos also via).
Tadashi has been one of those brands that I've followed for years. I've watched the show online the past two years, so it was a dream come true to witness this year's runway show in person. Y'all know I love sparkle, so I was ecstatic to see so much sparkle and sequins in this collection. I just died over this gown with a sequin bodice:
And this gorgeous white number that had a bohemian flare!
10:35 a.m. // After I picked my jaw up off the floor (just still so in awe of the show), I headed uptown to the Kate Spade Presentation. This year's presentation was held at the Rainbow Room above Rockefeller Center. Y'all, I think I was just as enamored with the view as I was with the clothes. This location offered the most breathtaking views of the city and thankfully it was the most gorgeous day.
When I walked into the room though, I immediately noticed Lennon and Maisy from the show Nashville. Being a fellow Tennessee gal, I instantly knew who they were and that I had to meet them. I somehow garnered the strength to walk over and introduce myself. Y'all, they couldn't have been nicer!! Both girls were absolutely stunning in person, and so sweet. They even let me take a photo with them!!
After I got over my star struck moment, I decided I should probably checkout the presentation. If you know me, or have followed me for awhile, you know how much I love anything Kate Spade. I was most excited for this presentation all weekend and it definitely didn't disappoint!
I so wish I could wear this gorgeous floral dress and pale pink coat now...
And the piping on this black trench (photo via)?! O M G #need
I seriously didn't want to leave. I probably stayed for a good 45 minutes. I just couldn't believe I was standing in that room, with so many influential people in fashion. I just had to keep pinching myself!
I'll be sharing a few more of my favorite pieces from the Kate Spade collection next week on the blog.
12:30 p.m. // I cabbed over to the east side of town to meet up with the girls to visit the Julie Vos showroom. We got to view so many fabulous pieces of jewelry, and even took home their infamous coin necklace. I also picked up a gorgeous pair of hoop earrings. Y'all, I love these hoops. I am normally a stud kind of gal, but knew I had to have these. I felt so cool in them, ha!
1:30 p.m. // After our meeting we cabbed to the Upper East Side for tea and lunch at The Plaza. Every girls dream! It was also so nice to rest up for a bit and refuel. We enjoyed our own personal tea pot, glass of Vueve and tray of delicious treats. My favorite was the chicken salad sandwich of course!
3:45 p.m. // Once tea was over, we then Ubered (so many Ubers/taxis, ha!) back down to Clarkson Square for the O'2nd Presentation. Another new favorite of mine. Loved how they incorporated pieces that you really can wear in everyday life.
4:45 p.m. // Exhausted and tired at this point. We refueled with more coffee. Coffee was major key.
5:00 p.m. // Laura and Lauren had a show at Clarkson Square, so they just stayed and hung out before viewing Nicole Miller. Jenn also had a show, Sheri Hill, so I shared an Uber back to the hotel with her and rested a bit before she left. I then took a mini cat nap. It was so glorious.
6:45 p.m. // Everyone met back at the hotel to freshen up for dinner!
8:00 p.m. // We met up with some fellow DC friends, Meaghan of District Sparkle and Ally of AllyCog. We went to a new favorite restaurant of mine, Balthazar. Y'all. This was my favorite meal. I had the best steak I have ever had in my life. I cannot recommend this place enough if you visit. It was seriously the most delicious and I may or may not have licked my plate. Ooops. We also made a new friend, Emily from Accessories Gal blog. She was SO sweet and loved her personality. She also designs jewelry. How cool is that?!
10:35 p.m. // After a delicious dinner, some great company, and a few too many glasses of wine, it was bedtime. We headed back to the hotel to hangout and rest up for Day Three.
Hope y'all have enjoyed my daily recaps so far. Anything you want to see more of for Day Three and Four? Or less of? Let me know in the comments below.
Hope you all have a marvelous weekend! See you back here on Monday with my Day Three recap!