Get My NYFW Look: Black Caged Dress + Strappy Heels

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I think I received the most requests for outfit details ever before after posting this look. It’s
such a classic NYC look to me – all black, sleek and trendy, yet still wearable and fun.

That said, I pulled in new and old items to make this outfit come to life. I love using old designer items, especially when they’re classic like the YSL clutch I’m holding. Because of this, it’s bit hard for you to shop my exact look, but I’ve done my best to link to similar options/items below.

I hope you enjoy!!

PS: The Stuart Weitzman shoes I linked are 50% OFF!!!!!!

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My Tips for Mastering New York Fashion Week



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*PS: Nearly everything I’m wearing is sold out (or not sold in the US), so I tried to link to similar items so you can still get this look!

Happy Fashion Week!

Another season, another week of throbbing feet and sleepless nights! This is my sixth season attending Fashion Week, but this time instead of accompanying clients or sponsoring events through work, I’m attending as an “influencer” and guest.

I must say, I didn’t put much effort into making sure I would be attending shows or going to events until about a week before Fashion Week. Since I’ve been in the industry for a few years, I’ve gotten the hang of how these things work. Last minute invites are easy to come by and there’s something going on 24/7 for about two weeks, so you’re sure to weasel your way into something.

That said, I was pleased that some brands reached out directly to invite me to shows/events. For the events that I wanted to go to, but didn’t get an invite to, I simply just reached out and requested attendance. Some I got accepted into, others I didn’t hear back.

I’ve compiled some of my best Fashion Week advice for your enjoyment, below.

  • Network, network, network! I hate to say it, but NYFW is all about who you know. For example, industry friends of mine, as well as bloggers share invites to parties/shows and vice versa. We all tip each other off with RSVP details and info.
  • Don’t try too hard. Say goodbye to your club clothes (bandage skirts, I’m talking to you). The coolest looking people are always that ones that are dressed down. I’m talking sneakers, oversized denim coats, loud patterns and baseball caps.
  • Find free events. Not in the industry? No problem! Look on sites like to find free happenings during the busy NYFW timeframe. For example, the Tommy Hilfiger x Gigi Hadid Fashion Week Carnival happening this weekend.
  • Watch the shows online. Just into the fashion, but not the “scene?” Tune-in the NYFW livestream to watch all of your favorite designers and shows live, as they’re happening.
  • Purchase tickets. Ok, so if none of the above is working for you and you really really want to enjoy the NYFW experience, you can purchase tickets to some shows or select events. This way you’re guaranteed an “in” and don’t need to worry about the door girl not having your name on the list.

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Transitioning Into Fall

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It’s that time again… Time to transition our wardrobes from summer to fall. That said, I’m pretty happy that layering is now acceptable. Adding multiple elements to your outfit can definitely elevate any look. Take this look for example. If I were to forgo the jacket, the outfit would just be plain and boring!

Since the white pants after Labor Day rule officially goes into effect after this weekend (do people even follow that anymore?), I had to get my fix in while I can! I paired these very-ripped white jeans with rose gold heels, a white t-shirt, a pink suede biker jacket and my vintage Fendi bag. This look is perfect for this in-between weather.

Ps. You can shop my entire look below and my other “Fall Fashion Picks” in my recent post .

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Fall Fashion Picks

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I love any excuse to shop and the fall is just that. I’ve already been creating wish lists of items I need to fill my closet with as the weather changes. Let’s be twins and match because I’m literally buying one of each of these items I’ve listed below. Plus, as you’ll see, I already DO own a few (like the outfit I’m pictured in).

I saw these pink Reeboks and had to have them. I’m a sucker for shoes and these were no exception. Plus, this sweatshirt was just too comfy (and affordable) to pass up. You’ll find the items I’m wearing sprinkled into the below shoppable list.


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Latest Look: Me & My Calvins

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Fall is coming and it’s time to begin the wardrobe transition process. I’ve found myself looking past all of the summery items hanging on the racks at my favorite stores because I know it’s just a waste to purchase anything summery this late into the summer (unless it’s on a killer sale).

Instead, I’ve been gravitating towards transitional pieces like the Calvin Klein crop I’m picture wearing above. As you can see, this pairs perfectly with a summery skirt and lace up heels, but can also be worn this fall with a pair of high-waisted jeans and ankle boots.

I’m going to be doing a post with all of my fall picks, but in the meantime, you can shop this look below!

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