My good friend Audrey (who also took these photos!) came over with this gorgeous little yellow dress. Believe it or not she’s held on to it for years and it previously was her mother’s prom dress. 🙂
I love a pop of red so I tied a red cotton American Apparel sash and brought along my vintage 70’s YSL bag.
What I’ve learned living in New York City style. Growing up in North Carolina I always felt the need to try to fit in, and dress in a certain way so I wouldn’t stand out at all. In New York, I definitely feel comfortable dressing any way because everyone is so open minded. It’s one of my favourite things about the city. You can do anything, and become anyone. It’s a beautiful place to live and it’s progressive. I will say the same for the south, but NYC is definitely some ways ahead.
1.) If you want to go shopping, get your hair blown out, or order Thai tea..you can do all of that at 3 am here. It sounds strange (and unnecessary) but I’m discovering that NYC is called the city that never sleeps for a reason.
2.) The best stores are tucked away and not as easy to find. Chelsea, and Tribeca are both neighborhoods that have many tucked aways stores that a lot of people don’t know about. I also suggest going into a store that looks really interesting to you. Almost always, your gut feeling is right and you’ll find the most beautiful pieces randomly.
3.) Trends dominate more so here than other places. However, unique outfits are also prominent. It’s refreshing to live here and see so many distinct people and styles.
4.) New Yorkers are happy to help you. If you ask if a store has been picked over, or if a sample sale is worth the wait, you’ll be surprised how honest (and often times kind) most people are. There’s there stereotype that New Yorkers are rude, and excessively aggressive people that hate everyone. While I agree that New Yorkers are aggressive, I definitely don’t think they are rude, and insinuating that will cause one to be very rude to you. Just be polite and you’ll be surprised how far that will get you.
Running around during Fashion Week is insane. If you are fortunate enough to be able to show up, be photographed and leave, then I understand how you can wear six inch heels, and a mini skirt. And you go girl!!!
I, however, find that I need to wear pants when I’m sprinting across several intersections. It’s just the easiest way to get around without flashing anyone. (Yes this is something we should all be concerned with).
Fashion Week is also about taking risks with your style, and bringing out those beautiful pieces that don’t normally go out. I paired a simple black dress and Burberry pants with this gorgeous 50′s skirt I received as a gift from my wonderful friend Kimsioux.