Pictured: Earrings: Express / Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Amaryllis” / Blouse: Express / Skirt: Express / Bracelets: Tory Burch, Express / Handbag: Marc Jacobs / Nail Polish: Chanel “Orage” / Shoes: Joie
On day two of New York Fashion Week, the weather was sweltering. It was about ninety degrees, with humidity to match. Of course, what did I pack in my suitcase for the trip? A long sleeved sweater dress. Why you ask? ‘Cause I’m a Rocket Scientist! ( I am so NOT a Rocket Scientist, but I digress.) So, on my first night in New York, I walked, and walked, and walked all the way down to Times Square to find something weather appropriate. Thankfully, there was a two story Express with really cute outfits on display in the window, so I went in!
The clothing I packed for New York was mainly designed to show off my new Marc Jacobs handbag; because I am a little bit obsessed with handbags. 😉 So, with my Rose Pink handbag in mind, I looked around Express and went with a black and white outfit which would show off my handbag. After trying on a few looks and choosing my outfit for day two, I emerged from the dressing rooms. Upon emerging from the dressing rooms, I found myself trapped by a wall of jewelry as I tried to find the checkout stand. I could not help but notice the designer inspired designs Express had on display for really affordable prices. I snatched up the bracelet in the photos above without hesitation and then realized that jewelry was buy one, get one half off. Who can resist that?! For my second piece, I impulse bought the earrings I am wearing in this post. I know I will get a lot of use out of all of these pieces as I break them up into separate outfits at home with the benefit of my full closet. But for day two, I did a fashion no-no; I was head to almost toe in one brand. Oh well, I beat the heat for under $200, so c’est la vie!
Have you ever had to shop for an outfit under pressure? I would love to hear your story!