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The return of the pleated skirt

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wearing: blue tassel earrings / Chanel lipstick / blue ruffle sleeve top / black leather and silver watch / Chanel fall nail polish / Givency bag / bold silver cuff (on major sale!!) / black metallic pleated fall skirt / blue velvet booties (so comfy!!)

Remember a couple of years ago when pleated skirt were all the rage? They seemed to disappear for one year, and now they are back! For fall 2017, pleated fall skirts are hotter then hot; and I am thrilled!

I love pleated skirts for fall because they are a flattering silhouette on almost every body type. Pleated skirts can be dressed up for dinner, the theater, church, or date night. They can also be worn casually with street sneakers, flats, or sandals for a feminine daytime look. Love that!

Two years ago, pleated skirts were being shown in solid colors, and in prints. They were usually made from a polyester fabric. For fall 2017, pleated skirts are being shown in velvet, faux suede, and thick, autumnal fabrications. This metallic skirt I am wearing in this post is made from a thin, faux suede-like fabric which feels so luxurious. Love!

These photos were taken while I was in New York for fashion week. I wore this outfit on Sunday when I attended seven shows. The shows I attended that day were Francesca Liberatore, Dan Liu, Nina Tiari, Leanne Marshall, Rinat Brodach, Vivienne Hu, and Jared Zhang. Whew! It was a full day, I am not quite sure how I squeezed in any food! Room service is a life saver during fashion week!

I’m excited about this skirt because back home, I can wear it casually with a sweater and boots during the day, or I can dress it up with a black top and high heels for evening occasions. This will be my go-to skirt for fall!

These booties also happen to be a new favorite of mine. They are really comfortable, and kept me going all day long! The velvet is soft and the heel hits my foot in the right spot to give me a bit of arch support. I am looking forward to wearing these often during fall with skirts, dresses, and jeans.

The next item on my wish list is a velvet pleated skirt. I cannot wait to find the perfect one! Fingers crossed I find one in blue or burgundy. Wouldn’t that be fabulous! What do you think of the pleated skirt trend for fall 2017? Is this one you will be wearing?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

Photos by Dawn/Fashion Should Be Fun

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Asymmetrical lines at New York Fashion Week

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wearing: silver oval earrings / Chanel lipstick / black draping asymmetrical dress (under $200!!) / bold silver cuff (on major sale!!) / Chanel fall nail polish / Givenchy bag / black and silver watch / silver booties (so comfortable!)

One of the biggest questions I have to answer every season when I go to fashion week is, ‘what do I wear at New York Fashion Week?’ There are several different directions one could go when choosing a New York Fashion Week outfit. Some people dress comfortably and blend into the crowd, while others wear a trend salad in the craziest way possible in the hopes that street style photographers will capture their image.  I’m closer to the comfort zone, then the pea-cocking zone (as dressing to photographed it referred to).

The clothing I buy for my New York Fashion Week outfits need to be pieces I know I will re-wear when in my daily life. I have needed a new little black dress for my closet for several months now. This prompted me to find a fabulous little black dress I could wear to fashion week, as well as keep in my closet for last minute dinners, theater events, and parties. A little black dress which is both comfortable and flattering is always the perfect wardrobe staple!

I was thrilled to find this little black dress. It has draped, asymmetrical lines which is an extremely hot trend for fall 2017. The fabric is a cotton jersey which feels like a soft tee-shirt but looks dressier then a tee. The draping hits in all the right spots; taking ten pounds off my body. I love clothing which makes me thinner then I am! Love!

Despite the fact that I was wearing black, famous street style photographer Denton Taylor snapped a few photos of my little black dress! It was so much fun! Who says you can’t get snapped by photographers while being practical in your fashion week outfit ideas?

These silver boots turned out to be really comfortable, and helped get me through a long day of shows. I did a lot of standing in lines, and walking to shows; these boots were made walking, and that’s just what they did! Love that!

This was my outfit for Saturday, which was my second day of shows at New York Fashion Week. I went to Taoray Wang, Runa Ray, Custo Barcelona, Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo, A Detacher, and Academy of Art. Between A Detacher and Acdemy of Art, I swung over to the rewardStyle Rooftop Part. It was so much fun seeing so many of my fellow bloggers; and many blogger friends! Here is a fun little video I took with Dawn from Fashion Should be Fun and Laura from Have Need Want. We are “Charlie’s Angels.” You can tell, right? haha

Stay tuned for more coverage from the New York Fashion Week shows. Spring 2018 is looking fabulous!

My New York Fashion Week outfit for the spring 2018 shows:

Photo credits: Top two photos by Denton Taylor / brick wall photos by Dawn/Fashion Should Be Fun

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Packed for New York Fashion Week and what to expect

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Tadashi Shoji fall 2017 runway last February. Photo Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2017©

Where does the time go? It seems like I was just writing about the fall/winter 2017/18 collections from New York Fashion Week last February; and here we are, looking at spring/summer 2018!

My schedule this season is a little bit crazy; so I am unable to attend the full week of shows at fashion week. Instead, I am flying out a day late, and leaving a little bit early; but don’t despair, I will be squeezing in as many shows as humanly possible in order to bring you the hottest trends from New York for spring 2018! Yay!

My fashion week coverage will start Friday, so watch my social media channels to see what is happening on the runways in New York. It should be interesting to see what spring 2018 will bring to the world of fashion.

Hopefully we will see more ruffles, metallics, bright colors, asymmetrical lines, and fun prints. If resort 2018 has anything to say about spring 2018, there will be stripes, bright colors and prints, shades of red and pink, western/cowboy inspiration, off-the-shoulder tops and dresses, as well as an explosion of athleisure looks. Let’s see if the old adage of resort being a glimpse into spring holds true!

I have packed outfits for fashion week which are both fashion-forward, and comfortable. If you have read my previous fashion week posts, you might remember my constant complaints of tired feet, walking, and standing. I found last September that wearing booties with socks is far more comfortable then killing my feet in cute high heels. This NYFW I will be repeating this trick by wearing booties with socks. You can take a peek at what I packed below:

What’s in my New York Fashion Week suitcase:

My fashion week beauty routine is simple and quick. I don’t bother with masks or deep cleaning while I am on the road. I use a one step cleanser on my skin and simple makeup. I will be using both Chanel and Estee Lauder lipsticks for color, my favorite Laura Mercier Caviar eye stick, Chanel blush, Laura Mercier foundation powder, and this fabulous foundation by Estee Lauder. If you are looking for a long-wear foundation which won’t clog pores, dry out skin, or do anything annoying to your face, haha, this is the perfect foundation! I just started using it and I am in love! Check out what’s in my NYFW beauty bag below:

What’s in my New York Fashion Week beauty bag:

Thank you for stopping by, and stay tuned! I will be seeing a lot of shows, so I cannot wait to bring you my favorite looks from the runways; and at the end of fashion week, I will recap the hottest trends for you!

Which trends are you hoping to see this spring 2018 season? Any trends you hope will disappear and not come back for spring?

XOXO

Cathy