fall 2019


A touch of western at New York Fashion Week

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wearing: hoop earrings / lipstick / sunglasses / puff sleeve blouse / gold bangle bracelet / nail polish / black satchel / dark wash denim skirt / brown cowgirl boots /

One of the ongoing trends since last year is western inspiration. This is a trend which has done well on the streets, and is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, designers still incorporated western touches for the spring 2020 season on the runways of New York during fashion week.

The runways featured cowgirl hats, puff sleeves, prairie dresses, and ruffles. While it wasn’t as dominant for spring 2020 as it was on the fall 2019 runways, the western theme was still going strong.

So of course I wanted to touch on this trend for one of my outfits during New York Fashion Week! I fell in love with these little cowgirl boots when I spotted them over the summer, and they turned out to be a good footwear choice. They were very comfortable to wear to the shows, and added a fun, sassy touch to my ensemble. This denim skirt was also fun and had a western vibe to it, along with this puff sleeve top. It was a fun look!

This skirt can easily be paired virtually anything throughout the fall season. When winter hits, it will look great with boots and a sweater. Score on versatility!

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I was obsessed with this top when I first spotted it earlier in August. It was one of the first fall pieces I purchased, and this outfit was designed around the top. It will be fun to wear with jeans on casual days too during the autumn season.

Everything in my suitcase for New York Fashion Week this season was purposely purchased to incorporate into my existing closet, as well as to mix and match. I really wanted to create a fall wardrobe this year, instead of buying single outfits. It’s a great way to mix-and-match, and also save money!

When I worked for Ann Taylor back in the 90’s, we were trained in wardrobing. It was the central theme of how we chose our designs, and how we educated our clientele. We wanted everyone to create a wardrobe they could mix and match, as well as add on to year after year. I have strayed from that concept over time, but as I get older, I am going back to my roots and working on wardrobing, rather than buying cute outfits which cannot be incorporated into my wardrobe. I hope you find some mix and match inspiration in this too!

Shop my western themed New York Fashion Week look:

What do you think of the western trend? Are you all in?

Do you prefer wardrobing, or do you have more fun buying individual outfits?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

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Asymmetrical plaid and mis-matched sneakers

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wearing: earrings / sunglasses / lipstick / plaid and black dress / black handbag / nail polish / Gucci sneakers /

Plaid is a huge trend this fall 2019 season, so I knew it was something I wanted to rock at New York Fashion Week. I didn’t want to do wear a menswear look, or attempt to wear plaid pants; which make me look fat-let’s just admit it. So, when I spotted this comfortable yet very plaid dress, I knew it was the perfect way to rock the plaid trend without adding girth to my frame.

This dress turned out to be so comfortable! The top is a cotton blend which is soft and breathable; perfect for New York’s humidity. I loved the layered plaid fabric, and pretend arm tie around the waist. I decided to give it some fashion week, street style edge, by pairing the dress with sneakers. Now, this is fashion week, so I wasn’t going to pair it with my cardio kickboxing sneakers, oh no, these sneakers had to be fashion week appropriate. Enter Gucci. . .

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Sitting front row at Spring Studios with my friends Belle Haute and Fashionality.nyc / switched bag and earrings during the day: Cross body bag (sold out-similar here) / scarf tied on bag / hoop earrings /

So when I spotted this pair of fall 2019 Gucci sneakers, I knew they would be my workhorse shoe of fashion week. It’s always good to have fashionable, yet comfortable, shoes on hand for busy days of running to shows. These sneakers encompassed two fall 2019 shoe trends; lug platforms, and mis-matched. Yes, you read that right, mis-matched.

There is a huge trend right now to wear mis-matched shoes. People around the globe are wearing the same shoe, in two different colors. I am not sure if they come like that, or if people are buying the same shoe in two colors; nevertheless, mis-matched feet were everywhere on the streets of New York Fashion Week. My version of the trend was a bit more, shall we say, understated?

These Gucci sneakers had one green back, and one red back. That’s all. Nothing crazy. Just a tiny touch of a crazy trend. I don’t think anyone who saw my shoes even noticed the backs were different. Haha

I wore these sneakers almost every day. They were really comfy, and kept my feet happy throughout fashion week. Love that!

Stay tuned to seeing more of this dress as fall progresses. I plan to pair with boots and a jacket. It’s my favorite dress of the season!

Shop my plaid New York Fashion Week look:

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

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Vintage inspired with Chico’s at New York Fashion Week

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wearing: gold earrings c/o Chico’s / sunglasses c/o Chico’s / neckerchief scarf c/o Chico’s / black top c/o Chico’s / polka dot skirt c/o Chico’s / gold bangle bracelet c/o Chico’s / black pvc tote / black high heel boots /

One of the big trends I noticed on the spring 2020 runways was vintage inspiration from the 50’s, 60’s, and 90’s. Although we have barely touched the fall season, it is always fun to see which trends will reach well into the next year; and vintage inspiration is one of them!

When I spotted this mixed print, polka dot skirt at Chico’s for the fall season, I knew I needed I build a vintage inspired look around it. Chico’s has a fabulous selection of print scarves for fall, so I thought a contrasting print neckerchief tied 90’s style would do the trick. After all, 90210 has been revived, so aren’t we all feeling a little nostalgic for the 90’s?

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I’m a sucker for a good black top which can pair with anything in my closet, so this understated black twist top looked perfect for tying the look together. I love how it looks amazing with this skirt, and also with jeans and sneakers. It’s definitely going to be my go-to black top this fall!

Now, isn’t fashion week all about pushing the limits of style? Of course! So I had to snap up these fun black and white sunglasses from Chico’s too. They added the perfect amount of pizzazz to my New York Fashion Week look. This was so much fun to wear to the runways! I loved mixing vintage inspiration from multiple decades, it’s a fun look.

Shop my New York Fashion Week look from Chico’s:

I also wore this scarf around my ponytail with another outfit during the week, and the sunglasses were worn with every outfit except one. Chico’s has such great mix-and-match  pieces, they are great for travel and building a wardrobe in general. Be sure to check out everything new for fall at Chico’s!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

*thank you to Chico’s for sponsoring this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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