Getting Ready for New York Fashion Week

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Have I mentioned that I’m just a *teeny* bit excited for New York Fashion week next month?! lol. One of the things I love so much about attending fashion week is the opportunity to really play with fashion and put together outfits a bit more bold than my daily work looks.

This is one such outfit. I wanted to create a modern street-style meets 1930’s glam look, and this outfit was the result. I love the chance to plan these outfits because when I wear them for a weekend event in my ‘normal’ life I feel so confident and bold. Something about a bold outfit that you feel creatively attached to is just all about the confidence boost!

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Denim Culottes // Similar Faux Fur Stoles (one), (two), (three) // YSL Handbag, also here //  Cabby Hat // Ankle Boots

The reason I was inspired to create a modern street style meets 1930’s glam look is this fur stole. Let me start by saying I don’t personally support fur or animal products in making clothing but I do feel comfortable wearing vintage pieces that are. This fur stole belonged to my grandmother, and I inherited it when she passed. I wear it with pride, despite the fact that I wouldn’t choose to wear fur, because it was hers.

I love knowing that she worth this out for fancy events over and over during her life. The stole itself is from the early 1930’s which is just mind blowing to me. So cool.

To make the fur stole more modern and street-style appropriate I decided to pair it with a graphic tee and my denim culottes. These culottes are one of the “wins” from cheap online retailer SheIn. Their clothes can be so hit or miss, but these denim  culottes are fantastic, especially for the $30 price tag. I highly recommend them if you’re looking for a pair of on-trend, affordable denim!

As far as the rest of this outfit, I’m rocking my go to cabby hat (a Forever 21 find that I adore), my Vionic Shoes ‘comfort fit’ ankle boots that I swear by, and my insanely cool YSL embossed croc kate bag.  This bag felt like the perfect accessory for this look since the embossed croc and metal tassel give me those exact 1930’s meets modern street style vibes.

In case the outfit and the title of this post didn’t give it away, I am in full on “getting ready for New York Fashion Week” mode. While NYFW is an amazing experience, there is a lot that goes into it in the week’s leading up to it that I’m not sure people really know about. So to give you a sense of what getting ready for New York Fashion Week entails, I thought I’d share my to do list.

Getting Ready For New York Fashion Week (To Do List):

  • Pitch all runway shows & presentations that I would be interested in attending
    (There’s nearly 50! You can only do 3-4 shows a day but better to pitch everyone since, unfortunately, you get a lot of ‘no’s’.)
  • Email all PR firms / showroom contacts to set up appointments
    (from previous years I have list of showrooms and agencies that I like to stay in touch with in order to organize meetings with brands, or just come check out their showrooms to get sneak peek’s on upcoming lines!)
  • Plan Daily Outfits & Outfits for Photo Shoots
    (I’ll likely have 7 outfits to wear in NY to the shows, parties, etc. In addition I will be shooting blog content and will shoot 4-5 blog post outfits.)
  • Book a Photographer
    (Since I wont have my usual photographer Austin, I need to decide on who I want to shoot with and get them booked.)
  • Email Brands for Collaboration
    (I have some ideas for creative content for brands that I like that would be perfect for New York, so I need to pitch them, start negotiations, & try and get some confirmed collaborations!)

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  1. Nancy January 21, 2019 / 8:48 am

    My grandmother had the same! In black! Those vintage pieces are precious aren t they! Hope to see you on my Fancy Friday linkup party!

    • Lee January 21, 2019 / 9:07 am

      Ah that’s so cool!! I hope you still have it! And yes, they are so so precious.

    • Lee January 21, 2019 / 11:50 am

      Thanks Tricia!! Hope your week is off to a great start 🙂

    • Lee January 22, 2019 / 9:37 pm

      Thanks so much Ruthie!

  2. Candace January 21, 2019 / 5:32 pm

    New York Fashion Week is THE fashion show! I mean, I absolutely love it!! Hopefully I can go to the London’s fashion week. I’ve been several times to NYFW but never to London. So let’s see…

    XO
    Candace
    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

    • Lee January 22, 2019 / 9:37 pm

      Im hoping to do London in September, hopefully we’ll both get to go and hang out!!

  3. Megan January 21, 2019 / 8:45 pm

    That outfit is just beyond cute and you look so ready for New York Fashion week. So jealous.

    • Lee January 22, 2019 / 9:37 pm

      Thanks so much girl, it was such a fun one to put together! And ahh I wish you were going, would love to finally meet in person!

  4. kileen January 21, 2019 / 10:31 pm

    How exciting babe! Loving your outfit and have an amazing time at NYFW!

    Kileen
    cute & little

    • Lee January 22, 2019 / 9:36 pm

      Thanks so much Kileen!!

    • Lee January 22, 2019 / 9:36 pm

      Thank you so much! and ughhh, me too! I am such a wimp about the cold!

  5. Deanie January 22, 2019 / 8:34 am

    So cute! Love how you styled these pieces together! Have the best time at NYFW!

    Xo, Deanie

    Deanie Michelle

    • Lee January 22, 2019 / 9:36 pm

      Thanks Deanie!!

  6. Liz January 22, 2019 / 9:24 am

    I love all these tips! So excited to see your beautiful face in just over two weeks – eek!!!

    • Lee January 22, 2019 / 9:35 pm

      Thanks girl! And yass so excited to see you!!

    • Lee January 23, 2019 / 3:48 pm

      Thanks so much Ruth!!

  7. Amanda January 24, 2019 / 8:48 am

    Your hat is everything!! Love it paired with your top!

    • Lee January 26, 2019 / 12:17 pm

      Thank you so much Amanda!!

  8. Denise Kokinis January 24, 2019 / 2:53 pm

    Over here trying to plan and get ready as well! Last year I just bought a bunch of stuff and threw it in my suitcase! Loving this outfit with the fun cropped fur!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

    • Lee January 26, 2019 / 12:18 pm

      The planning takes so much time eh! It always amazes me that I end up needing HOURS to organize and plan all my outfits. But it’s so so worth it when you’re there and dont have to think about what to wear with what; you know exactly what to throw on so you can get out the door. Anything that saves time during the chaos of fashion week is huge in my books haha.

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