nyfw outfits


Packed for New York Fashion Week fall 2019

from top left: black street sneakers / brown train case / black boots / black pouch handbag / PVC mini tote / Gucci lady bag /

I’m actually heading to New York for fashion week today! Yay! It seems surreal after last September, when I had to cancel my trip last minute due to a medical emergency. I am so thankful to be healthy right now, and to be able to go to New York for fashion week! This isn’t just a work trip, it feels like a miracle!

Although we are still in winter 2019, and spring 2019 is hitting store shelves, I will be viewing the fall/winter 2019/2020 collections. It seems a bit crazy right?! It should be interesting to see which trends from this season will continue into next year. It is always fun to get a sneak peek and share it with you!

If you would like to see what is going on during fashion week, be sure to join me on Instagram. I will be sharing everything real-time via Instagram Stories.

What’s in my NYFW suitcase:

What’s in my NYFW beauty bag:

I will be attending some fun shows this season such as Noon by Noor, Badgley Mischka, Custo Barcelona, Chiara Boni, and more! Coverage of all the shows will hit the blog next week, in the meantime, you can see everything real-time via my Instagram.

Thanks for your support!

XOXO

Cathy


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?

Shop my pink and blue New York Fashion Week outfit:

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


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?

Shop my New York Fashion Week menswear inspired look:

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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