nyfw outfits

Pardon My French

Wearing: spring navy and white earrings / lipstick / blue scarf / pink coat  / “Pardon My French” tee / pale blue handbag / yellow spring nail polish / charcoal trouser jeans / black boots (old, also love this pair)

A-hem, pardon my French, but don’t wear pink and purple together. Well, you can if you want too, but I can’t; I just can’t do it.

You might be wondering, why not? They look great together! Well, when I was in 3rd and 4th grade that was all I ever wore. My whole life was pink and purple together. I originally woke up on day four of New York Fashion Week and planned to wear a purple scarf with my pink coat, but when I looked in the mirror, I had to say no. I just couldn’t do it. I looked like a seven-year-old. So, I replaced the purple scarf with the blue scarf and voila! I look like an adult! Yay for being an adult!

The blue scarf with the pink coat proved to be a good last-minute switch. I got stopped by a few photographers while attending shows, and kept receiving compliments all day. It was quite the ego boost! I need to wear pink and blue together more often! Too bad it is the end of the season, and I am running out of coat weather! <sigh>

My outfit under the coat was pretty simple. I wore my favorite trouser jeans with a casual “Pardon My French” tee and paired the look with my go-to black boots. It was really comfortable, and easy to wear. This tee is so much fun, and it will carry me through the rest of winter, into spring, and of course through summer! Love that!

Do you have any color combos you can’t wear as an adult because you wore them to death as a child?

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Menswear for spring at New York Fashion Week

Wearing: bold silver-tone circle earrings c/o Express / lipstick / pinstripe blazer c/o Express / black and white cold shoulder sweater c/o Express / yellow spring nail polish / pale blue handbag / black and white pinstripe trousers c/o Express (order one size up from normal) / black boots (old, similar here)

One of the most comfortable trends for spring, outside of athleisure, is the menswear trend. Why is men’s clothing so much more comfortable then ours? Thank goodness for this trend! I needed something comfortable, yet on trend to wear on day three of New York Fashion Week. This spring 2018 menswear inspired suit from Express fit the bill!

This suit is so amazing! Although it is a spring 2018 outfit, the blazer and sweater offer medium weight, which makes it an ideal outfit for wearing now during the winter season, and well into the spring season. I love clothing which transitions between seasons!

Together, the pants, blazer, and sweater make a fabulous outfit for winter days. If the temperatures drop below forty, a jacket or coat can be thrown on top of the outfit, plus a scarf, to make it cozy. Over forty degrees, this outfit is good to go! I wore it in the morning at fashion week when it was forty degrees. It was also comfortable later in the day when the temperatures rose to the high fifties.

The great thing about a suit, is that it can be integrated into your closet to create multiple new outfits. The pants can be worn alone with the sweater or paired with a chunky sweater for cold days. The blazer is great as a lightweight spring jacket over jeans, or a pencil skirt. (pencil skirts are hot for spring by the way). The sweater can double as a casual piece when paired with any style of jeans. There are so many outfit possibilities with these three pieces!! Love!

As the day wore on, I switched out of my high heel boots and into my silver sneakers and jeans. In my casual and comfy state, street style photographer Denton Taylor snapped me in front of the NYFW shows! Here is one of his photos:

wearing: silver earrings c/o Express / purple scarf / lipstick / blazer c/o Express / sweater c/o Express / black skinny jeans / yellow nail polish / pale blue handbag / silver sneakers

On warmer days, the suit can be worn with high heel sandals instead of boots. It can also be made more conservative (perhaps for an office environment) when paired with pointy toe pumps. (also, a hot spring trend!) I cannot wait to keep re-wearing these pieces throughout winter and well into spring!

What are your thoughts on the menswear trend? Is it your thing this season?

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*sponsored by Express, all thoughts and opinions are my own

Rocking spring trends when it is still winter at fashion week

Wearing: navy and silver geometric earrings c/o JD Williams / lipstick / navy cold shoulder sweater c/o JD Williams (also avl in plus sizes!) / navy, grey, white color block pleated maxi skirt c/o JD Williams (also avl in plus sizes!) / black tote bag c/o JD Williams (last seen here) (under $75!!!) / spring nail polish in yellow / navy boots c/o JD Williams /

New York Fashion Week in February is always tricky to dress for. Since it is the biggest fashion event in the United States, I always feel like I need to not only bring my A game, but my A+ game! Since spring 2018 is starting to hit stores shelves, I can’t be caught wearing something which screams “last season” while I attend fashion week. Yet, it is February in New York, and it often snows; which means how do you rock the spring trends while dressing for winter?! Eeeek!

This spring 2018 outfit from JD Williams solved the ‘cold weather but I want to wear spring’ conundrum I always face at fashion week in February. It offers up the latest spring trends yet offers an in-between style which can be worn in the winter, and throughout the spring months. Love that!

Dawn and I even got snapped by street style photographers while I was wearing this outfit. Check out the fun photo below by street style photographer Denton Taylor!

*photo credit Denton Taylor

Cold shoulders are a huge continuing trend from last year into this year. This navy sweater is perfect to wear now into spring since it reflects the cold shoulder trend, which happens to be a hot winter trend, as well as a hot spring trend. I love how versatile it is. This sweater looks great with the maxi skirt for a creative office setting, brunch, a baby shower, picnic, and more! It also looks fabulous with jeans and boots for a cute and casual daytime look. Or, it can be dressed up for a night out with the girls by paired the sweater with skinny jeans, high heels, and a small clutch. It can also be layered under a blazer as part of the current menswear trend. This cold shoulder sweater really is a capsule piece for spring; it is a must-have!

These boots were so comfortable at fashion week. I am on my feet for a large portion of the day while attending shows. There is a lot of walking and standing in line; so comfortable footwear is a necessity. These boots were fabulous, and I can’t wait to wear them often this spring season.

You know I love handbags, and this tote turned into my savior at fashion week. It was comfortable to carry, and I love how I had the option to hold it by the circular top handles, or with the detached shoulder strap. I mostly held it by the handles because let’s face it, circle handle totes are all the rage right now!

*Dawn and I posing on the runway during seating; before the Just In XX show at New York Fashion Week. Both of us are wearing JD Williams outfits.

This was my day two outfit at fashion week, and it carried me through the day. I can’t wait to wear this outfit during the spring season, as well as separate the pieces to create more spring looks with items from my closet. Love!

It also happened to be National Pizza Day. Dawn and I found a yummy pizza place near Spring Studios to celebrate. So fun!!

You can find my outfit and more for spring from JDWilliams.com

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*sponsored by JD Williams, all thoughts and opinions are my own