Day Two of Fashion Week was kind of insane. (Please promise me that you’ll read Hallie’s recap here. I’ve read it about 30 times and I still die laughing. I mean, crying and snorting laughing. You have to read it.)
Dressing for NYFW in February is never easy. It’s always so frigid and snowy, but the last thing you want to wear is a bulky coat and appropriate shoes. These Sam Edelman booties were my go-to’s most of the week and I’ve since had to order another pair. I absolutely ruined this pair in the snow, salt, and slush, and couldn’t stand the thought of not wearing them again. NYFW: 1, Jessica: 0
As I was scrolling through my Instagram a few days ago, I realized that there were pops of pink in almost every single photo! These past few months have been pretty dreary and I feel like my clothing choices have been made around the mantra — All Black Errythang. But lately, there has been a bit more color. Maybe these little pops of pink are my way of trying to fast forward to spring!
By this point, I think it’s pretty evident that I’m a bit of a watch “collector.” The term collector being used lightly, as I’m mainly referring to the fact that I have a lot of watches and I keep buying more. I wear a watch every single day and on those rare days that I forget, I’m constantly glancing at my wrist for the time. See? Not just for fashion purposes either.
I know Valentine’s Day is typically associated with buying jewelry, but I feel like that is just so cliche. Don’t get me wrong — I definitely would not turn down a Cartier Love Bracelet, anything Yurman, or an Hermes bangle (or 2). Ever. (Take notes, boys.) But when it comes to Valentine’s Day presents, I feel like there are other routes to take.
Personally, I always love the idea of gifting a watch for a special occasion. It’s a gift that’s timeless and truly caters to a person’s individual style. You can choose how much you want to spend, and it’s something that he or she will wear and actually use every single day. I still remember exactly which watch I received for my high school and college graduations, the first watch I saved up and bought myself, and the list goes on. I mean, I actually still remember (and have) my very first watch… It was Pochahontas from the Disney Store. I’ve also given my brothers and multiple boyfriends watches for holidays and milestones over the years, too. The gift of time… Who can object?
In my typical tomboy fashion lately (Seriously, what has gotten into me?), I’ve actually added 2 mens watches to my collection — this one & this one. I feel like they provide just the right amount of masculinity to my usually girly outfits. It’s all about the juxtaposition, ya’ll.
Happy Monday! (True Story: I just had to look up what day it was.) We’re in the midst of New York Fashion Week and all of the days are blending together at this point. As fun and exhilarating as this week is, it’s kind of starting to take a toll … Early mornings, jam-packed days, lots of parties and get-togethers, late nights, and barely any sleep. Exhausted is an understatement! If you were to sneak a peek at my dark circles, you would probably think that I’ve joined a boxing league. And if you were to take a look at my feet, you might think that I’m pregnant. #SwellingForDays Actually, I feel like my entire body is swollen at this point. Maybe because I’ve been living off of chips & guac for the last few days…
Anyway, enough about my physically fatigued state. Let’s talk my outfit for a second — I wore this monochromatic gray look to work last week before the NYFW madness began. Pink and gray has always been one of my favorite color combinations so I topped off all of the gray with my bubblegum pink coat from J.Crew. I kept my accessories simple… clear, silver, and crystal.
It’s hard to believe that we’re already about 1/4 of the way into February, but I have a feeling the rest of the month is going to fly by even faster. New York Fashion Week officially begins today and F/W 2014 looks have already started walking down the runways! [Sorry in advance to my friends & family... Talk to you in a few weeks.] The Olympic games in Sochi also start today and before you know it, February 14th will be here, too. Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, Galentines’ Day (I’ve got a hot date with Hallie & Ashley), or spending some QT with yourself, it’s always more fun to be a little bit festive, no?
When I spotted this lipstick print sweater, I knew it would pair perfectly with my Kate Spade skirt. You know what they say, “Too much of a good thing is… even better.” Do they say that? Who knows, but I do. When I got home and realized that my J.Crew hot pink pumps couldn’t actually match the sweater or skirt more if they tried, it was dubbed a meant to be situation.
I kept it casual and a little bit sporty for the Super Bowl this year. Since I could have cared less about who won (I mean, I was rooting for the Broncos purely because they have the same colors as the Bears), I stayed neutral — in black. In retrospect, wearing my pajama jeans was probably a bit too man-repelling for the occasion. Live and learn, I suppose. What did you wear for the game?
Other than a few absolutely amazing performances — Beyonce & Jay-Z (we all know how I feel about it by now), Kendrick Lamar & Imagine Dragons, Mackelmore, and John Legend — I was really underwhelmed by the Grammys this year. The rest of the show kind of bored me… I mean, did they just forget the fashion this year? E! chose the 5 Best Dressed and I have to agree with their picks… These 5 ladies were my favorites, too.
Even if majority of the dresses were a snooze-fest this year, it’s still possible to draw some inspiration from a few of the frocks.
Katy Perry’s whimsical Valentino dress reminded me that I need to pull my ballerina skirt out again. Fashion Week, perhaps? I’m thinking of pairing it with something in the same blush color family for a head-to-toe look like Katy’s.
Oh man, you guys. What a weekend! Hallie and I over-served ourselves, per usual. Or actually the bartender at Narcissa over-served us. #WineonWineonWine Sunday was spent brunching, recovering, and crying from laughing at Saturday night’s antics. And then judginglive-tweeting the Grammys with Glam. Beyonce and Jay-Z? I died. May or may not have wet dreams about that one. #NotSorry
On a slightly more appropriate note, I’m happy to be ditching my layers and the brutally cold temps for the week! Heading to LA this morning… Follow along on Instagram!
Another day, another baseball cap. Maybe I’m going through a late tomboy phase or something, but I can’t seem to get enough of any of my baseball hats lately. In my girliness’ defense, I did wear this outfit for a more sporty occasion — to the Knicks game last week. (When they actually won.)