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Not packed for NYFW spring 2021

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wearing: blue and gold earrings / fall lipstick / stripe puff sleeve tee / black snake buckle belt / patchwork jeans / fall nail polish / lapis bead bracelet / grey bead bracelet / classic grey stamped croc loafers /

I am not packed, and I am not on a plane to New York Fashion Week! Normally at this time, I write a post letting you know I am on a plane, and off to the Big Apple to watch the runway shows during NYFW. This year, things are a little different. New York Fashion Week will be mostly online. While I did receive a handful of in-person invites, the majority of my invites this season are for live streams.

This NYFW season, I will be sitting at my desk, while my husband is on the other side of the wall working from home for his tech job, and my kids are spread out throughout the house doing online school. California is still under a shelter-in-place order, and large gatherings of people are not advised on a national level. This means New York Fashion Week will mostly be online.

An online fashion week is both a blessing and a curse. The reason I attend fashion week in person is because seeing the clothing go down the runway, and watching it move, is how I forecast for the new season. Designers set a tone and vibe for their shows, allowing me to see their  inspiration, and complete artistic vision. While they will convey this through video, it is not the same. I hope I can feel the vibe through my computer screen.

Now for the blessing! The nice part of watching fashion week online, is that, you too can watch it! You can watch the same shows as me live streamed. While some designers have invite-only links, there is a good chance those shows will end up on YouTube shortly after they air. So if you cannot attend an invite-only show, you can catch it soon after online. I hope you watch with me!

Don’t forget, Supima is live streaming their show on September 10, 2020 at 3pm eastern time. You can catch it live on their Instagram page or Facebook page.

Shop my NYFW outfit online:

I am excited to watch the shows from home this season, and see what we can look forward to in the spring/summer 2021 season. I am hopeful it will be a season of joy, renewal, and hope. A renaissance if you will. I believe we will be receiving our vaccines, large gatherings will begin to return, jobs will return, and the hardships we are facing right now will be behind us. It will be interesting to see if this sentiment and hope is reflected in the upcoming collections.

Thanks for stopping by, and stay tuned for my NYFW from home coverage!

XOXO
Cathy

(apologies for the off-colors in my photos. We have orange skies right now from all the wildfire smoke in California, and my photos had an orange glow. I tried my best to remove the orange. The shoes are not really this dark, they are more of a medium grey.)

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Pleated skirts for fall 2019

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wearing: sunglasses / square hoop earrings / lipstick / black puffy sleeve top (under $100) / green printed, pleated skirt (under $100) / nail polish / PVC tote / Gucci sneakers /

There is nothing like a pleated skirt to get me twirling on the street, in public! haha

When I first spotted this asymmetrical hem, pleated skirt, I was hooked. Not only was it priced well under $100, it had an asymmetrical hemline which set it apart from all the other pleated skirts for fall 2019 in stores right now.

Pleated skirts were huge a few seasons ago, and for the fall 2019 season, they’re back! I love a good pleated skirt because they offer a soft a-line silhouette which is flattering on almost anyone. They are also easy to dress up or down. This skirt will look amazing later in the season with high heel booties. Of course at fashion week, I took the comfortable route, and paired it with these walkable sneakers.

Can I give this top a shout-out too? It’s priced well under $100 and it’s the perfect black top for the fall season. It goes with anything-because it’s black, haha. It also boats on-trend puff sleeves which are a must this autumn. I can’t wait to wear it with everything in my closet! Well, all my bottoms of course, can’t pair it with any tops 😉 haha

Shop my fall 2019 pleated skirt outfit from New York:

Are you excited for the return of the pleated skirt this fall season?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

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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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