Fashion Friday: New York Adventure (Part II)

As promised, the second and final installment of my photos from New York. You can find the first installment with all of the details about the adventure here.

One of my favorite dresses from the collection — the print on it is a map of Paris!

Daniela’s Day 2 outfit — her vintage Ann Demeulemeester flat forms were perfection.

At the end of Day 2 with the designer, David Peck.

Just want to reiterate how amazing and positive this experience was — I met so many inspirational people, got to catch up with some great old friends, and picked up a cat shirt in the process so overall it was a very worthwhile adventure. Hope everyone is kicking off their weekend with some fun, happy Friday!

70 Degrees and Sunny

There is nothing quite like the beginning of autumn to make my heart flutter. The first mention of a day dipping below 80 degrees sends me into a state of euphoria, unearthing every chunky knit sweater I own and layering riding boots on leg warmers on leggings, even if we’re not completely out of the hot summer season. Clearly, seasonal transitions can be challenging for the over enthusiastic. During my New York trip, I got to work with a couple fashionable ladies who effortlessly tackled the changing seasons.

Meet Celia, founder of Autumn PR:

Celia paired neutrals with neons on our second day of appointments in the city. While it was still muggy and humid outside, Celia pulled her brown leather shorts and black Celine bag to bring the ensemble out of summer and into fall.

Meet Annina, the blogger behind Cinched at the Waist:

Annina is a Houston-based blogger who was in New York for the IFB Conference as well as to help out with the collection. I fell in love with her pairing of a silk, patterned tank with a high-low hemmed color blocked skirt (both from the CrOp fall collection!) and super chunky leather wedges. The whole outfit was gorgeous but I especially loved Annina’s floral Celine tote. I am so looking forward to this kind of subtle pattern-matching for the fall.

Even after a week of being back in DC, I still find myself constantly reminiscing about my time in New York– tomorrow I will post some final photos from the trip, including a look at David’s S/S ’13 collection. Until then, I will be sporting my fishtail braid and black riding boots, a la Katniss Everdeen.

Back to Reality

I’m going to keep this post short and sweet because I just made a to do list that filled an entire sheet of legal pad paper. It feels like last week I was in a dreamy, NYFW week-induced trance and now the world is yelling that it’s time for me to snap out of it. Yuck. To soothe my nerves, I’ve turned to commiserating with my roommates over long study sessions and alternating between listening to this song and all of the rap in my iTunes library:

More adventures to come, just gotta find where I put that pause button for my life…