2.11.2016

Started from the bottom...

Now we're here!



The morning has finally come, where my three sweet friends and I journey to the Big Apple for four days of fashion.

If you told me a year ago that I'd be spending President's Weekend 2016 in New York City for Fashion Week, I probably would have laughed and said "only in my dreams." Attending Fashion Week always seemed like a dream, or something I'd only be watching from the comfort of my couch and behind a computer screen. Even as I'm training up to NYC this morning, I still feel like it's a dream.



Let me get real here for a second. I started blogging two years ago. I never even incorporated fashion or outfit posts at first. It wasn't till five months or so in that I posted my first outfit. And let's be honest. It was awful. Bad outfit. Bad photos. Bad editing. Just plain terrible.

Since then, I've grown leaps and bounds. My outfits are more on trend. My photos are professionally taken and edited. I still have PLENTY more hurdles to jump, but I see the light. I see the potential that I can bring to this little ole site of mine.







But this past week, I still felt like I didn't belong in fashion. That I wasn't deserving of a seat at the Marissa Webb show or a ticket to the Kate Spade Presentation. Why me? Why am I going? I honestly had a huge moment of weakness this week. Zero excitement. Zero confidence. Then, a great friend reminded me that we all have to start somewhere.

It's like the wise man once said, "we started from the bottom, now we here." Okay, so that wise man was rapper Drake, but they have never been more true. We all have to start somewhere. Everyone starts at a "bottom point." No matter what the path you're trying to navigate is. When it comes to my day job, I feel so confident and successful. Like I made it exactly where I wanted to be. But when it comes to blogging, I feel so lost and far behind at times. But like my friend and Drake said, the path begins at the bottom. And I'm seeing that bottom get further and further in the distance. The fact that I'm in New York City this weekend is reassurance enough.






Now that we've had a "real moment" today, let's get back to some fun info.

I spent quite a few hours packing the past few nights and excited to share what I'll be wearing throughout the weekend on Instagram. So make sure you're following along there, Twitter and Facebook. I also am FINALLY opening up my Snapchat to you all. I've been hesitant to do this for many reasons, but finally decided. What the heck? So follow along at 'kroyster815' -- don't make fun. I created snapchat years ago when it first came out and apparently you can't change your username?! I should have known better. lol

So to make things easier, here are all my social media handles and links:

Snapchat - kroyster815

For those wondering, here are the shows and presentations I'll be attending! I'll be sharing photos and videos from each, all across my social media! But for those of you who want to watch the shows at home yourself, here's the link to do that!


Finally, here's a sneak at what I've packed for the trip:





14 comments:

  1. so true! I'm so excited to see NYFW from a fresh set of eyes via you. Enjoy! I'm so envious of your ticket to Marissa Webb!

    XO Sahra
    Que Sera Sahra

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    1. Can't wait to share recaps, starting tomorrow!!

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  2. So excited for you! Have such an amazing time! XO

    Anna
    A Lily Love Affair

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    1. Thanks Anna!! It was everything I dreamed of and more. Can't wait to share!! Xo

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  3. Congrats, lady! Your blog is wonderful and you are too cute. Have a great time at NYFW! I can't wait to follow along! xo

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    1. Thanks Katie!! Hope you were able to follow along over the weekend. Can't wait to share recaps, starting tomorrow! Xo

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  4. Have fun in NYC love! You look amazing in these pictures. Hugs, Kait
    http://makeminemaroon.com/

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    1. Thanks Kait!! You're so sweet :)) It was such a fun trip!

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  5. Chris - @nylonlover69 on TwitterFebruary 12, 2016 at 5:22 PM

    Yay you!!!!

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  6. So true about having to start somewhere. This is such a great experience for you! I hope you have a wonderful time!!

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    1. Thanks Rachel. It was everything I dreamed of and more. Can't wait to share recaps on the blog, starting tomorrow. Xo

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  7. Cute outfit! Have fun at all your shows!! :)

    champagneandcitylights.com

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    1. Thanks Courtney!! I definitely did :) xo

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