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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

NYFW Recap: Honest Story

Hey loves! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. My husband and I left NY Sunday evening and we were exhausted. I actually felt really sick Sunday with painful cramps. This year I went through a roller coaster of emotions during Fashion Week. It takes a lot of strategizing  and planning for Fashion Week. Its also an expensive investment for your career and can bring great connections. Paying for your stay, subway rides/ fare rides and food. We rented a Homeaway apartment in Washington Heights and it was really cute and conveniently close to the subway station. It was very far uptown from a lot of my events that were located downtown so in hindsight I should have gotten something closer. 

Saturday was my busiest day. I attended TAORAY WANG show at 11 am and it was my first time. The collection was stunning and there were a lot of big names in the fashion industry there. After that I went to the Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo collection presentation. The line was so long and at the point we were so hungry. Finding food can be frustrating especially for out of towners. I relied on Yelp to guide me on what restaurants were near us wherever we were. 

Because we were so hungry we decided to run and grab a quick bite to eat before the Banana Republic show. When we came back to the line it had doubled! We waited over an hour and I never got to meet Olivia Palermo which was a bummer because she is one of my favorite fashion influencers. The event ended and the store opened its door to the public for shopping. I was already in line for almost 2 hours at that point and figured to just check out the collection. It was beautiful. The collection is filled with military inspired jackets, feminine detailed sweaters and sportswear trousers. I wanted every piece but I held back because I had already spent a lot of money on our trip. I am currently eyeing this navy blue and red military jacket and hoping they still have my size in a few weeks. After that my husband and I were exhausted and we found a restaurant near by called Burger & Lobster. My husband ordered the burger and I ordered the lobster roll. It was my first time trying a lobster roll and it was amazing!!!!!!!! 

I was slowly getting in a bad mood so we decided to head back to the apartment. A much needed nap was necessary at that point. I was feeling sad that evening and I didn't know why. I felt ironically lonely in a city surrounded by millions of people. I went to the TAORAY WANG show alone and I kept finding myself feeling insecure again and comparing myself to others. It honestly is really hard not to. You are surrounded by beautiful woman from all over the world who come from different backgrounds and social economic status. Many are stunningly wearing head to toe designer pieces and just look amazing. I felt small next to them. At the moment, I can't afford designer pieces and its hard not to compare yourself during Fashion Week to women that can. I love and appreciate fashion so much and I felt insecure attending a show with those that have it because I felt that by not having those items I wasn't showing my love for fashion like them.

After a pep talk from my amazing husband I got a text from my friend Johnny Bell (NY Trendy Moms) to come to the Lulus Style Studio event as her plus one. It was the cure that I needed, some girl time with my favorite lovies. I went to the event and felt so much better. I have really grown a great friendship with my NYC/NJ friends. We had a great time and I even got to meet Michael Costello! He was so nice and down to earth! 
After that night I was smiling from ear to ear. Part of my desire to go to NY is to spend time with my friends. I see them for sometimes once a year but when we see each other we just picked up where we left off. I feel really grateful for our friendship. 

Sunday I attended Nina Tiari show and after that had brunch with Johnny Bell and Maria (CityLaundry) at a beautiful Thai Cuisine spot. It looked delicious but I couldn't eat it because of my stomach feeling weak and nausea. It was bittersweet saying goodbye to the girls but I was grateful for their company and time. I ended my trip in a better mood. I put a lot of pressure on myself to make the most of my time in NY for FW. Pressure to wear the perfect outfit to get photographed, pressure to take perfect pictures for my blog with my husband, pressure to make the right connections etc. By doing this I missed out in being in the moment and being grateful for the small milestones. My first time attending FW 3 years I didn't go to any shows and now I went to two. Its not a lot and Im not a big blogger but its progress and looking back I wish I wasn't in that mind state. I could blame it on my period hormones but I need to take accountability for allowing myself to fall into that funk. 
Im so thankful for the brands that believe in me and if this career is meant for me and I continue to work hard it will happen. Not overnight but when its my time. I believe in God's timing and need to have faith and appreciate my accomplishments. 

I wanted to share my experience with you guys because a photo on Instagram doesn't show it all and I want to be transparent and honest with you guys. I want to inspire you guys through my experiences and journey. If you guys ever need FW tips please send me an email or DM. If you have FW tips girl share the love please! LOL! I truly believe that when one blogger succeeds we all do! There is room for everyone in this industry so lets support one another. Thank you guys for your time to read this long post and listen to my rant! Its therapeutic and feels good to put it out there. 

Hope you all have a blessed day! 

Jacket: ASOS / Pants: H&M (click here) /
Boots: Zara / Sunnies: Nordstrom (click here) /
Hat: Top Shop (click here) / Lipstick: Bobbi Brown Rich Red /



  1. Wow, thank you so much for sharing. I totally understand and it feels so sad that the blogging community has come off as " showing off" instead of inspiring one and other. You are great and I absolutely love your blog, keep being humble ❤️. Best of luck.

    1. Thank you so much doll! I appreciate you taking the time to read my post and leave a comment. It was a learning experience and I had to share it. I hope if I grow that I can bring my positivity and kindness to the community and it creates a ripple effect :) Best of luck to you love xoxo


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