You may remember that I teamed up with Nordstrom Rack earlier this fall for a new store opening in Brooklyn. (If you need to jog your memory, you can check it out here!) Well it turns out that Nordstrom Rack is opening another store in Brooklyn in a few weeks and I get to join in on the fun once again! Typically, these private shopping events aren’t open to the public, but 25 of you will be able to come and shop early! And one person will get a styling session with me! Fun, right? More details are below.
Before fall is officially upon us, I figured I’d share a few tidbits from this past summer. A few of us girls headed to Montauk in August and it was the perfect little getaway! It felt far too short (I could have stayed for weeks, but ya know, that whole job thing.), but a few days is better than none, right? It truly was one of the best weekends of the summer!
There’s nothing I love more than shopping for a good cause. Each October, LOFT partners with a celebrity or designer for a limited-edition jewelry collection to honor Breast Cancer Awareness month. This year, LOFT teamed up with Holst + Lee to create a pretty fab necklace and set of earrings — and 70% of the purchase price goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation! Find out more about the collaboration here.
The collaboration is even more special to me this year because I absolutely love the team at Holst + Lee! I’ve been lucky enough to get to know Natalie, the designer at Holst + Lee, over the last year through my day job and she’s one of the coolest, most genuine ladies around. And obviously I’ve been wearing LOFT for years so I love seeing the two brands work together!
What I love most about the Holst + Lee for LOFT pieces is how true to the Holst + Lee aesthetic they are. I actually saw Natalie wearing the necklace a few weeks ago and I had no idea that it was the necklace for LOFT. And it’s under $70! (And 70% of the sale goes to breast cancer research!)
One fall trend that I could NOT be more excited about is SPORTY CHIC. Sneakers, backpacks, sporty fabrics (like fleece, mesh, neoprene, and quilted and perforated leather) track pants, baseball caps, and varsity-style jackets are everywhere this season! And in my opinion, what’s not to love?! I can’t get enough of the cool vibe that these sportswear-inspired pieces give off. And the comfort and wearability can’t be beat! Comfy and cool? Count me in.
Day 4 of NYFW started off just as any of the others would… I got up, got ready, picked out one of my pre-planned outfits and hopped in a cab. Sunday was a slower day for my schedule so I was meeting Meghan and Hallie for brunch at Spasso in the West Village. However, after 3 iced coffees and lots of girl talk, I decided I was still too tired to run the rat race for a fourth day in a row. With the second half of the week still upon us at that point, I figured my time was best spent playing catch up with my inbox. I went home and changed out of my dress and into the comfiest thing I could find — a cropped tee, boyfriend jeans, and sneakers — and spend the day working at LPQ with my wife/girlfriend/life partner.
When it comes to outdoor exercise in the fall, I really don’t know how people do it without layers. I’ll be absolutely freezing one second and hot & sweating the next. Not to mention the weather… You leave your apartment when it’s cloudy and 15 minutes later, the sun is beating down. It’s a total crapshoot. Thus, layers.
The Saturday of NYFW was pretty spectacular! Hallie had an extra ticket to Prabal Gurung and it was SUCH an amazing show. By far the most high-caliber show I’ve gotten the chance to attend during NYFW over the years!
The show was set in the back of the US Post Office on 8th Avenue, across from Madison Square Garden. The post office was open for business as usual, which was kind of crazy. All sorts of editors and celebrities parading through the lobby, past the regular patrons. (This picture shows the juxtaposition pretty well!)
We were seated second row and had the most amazing view of one of the walkways. The whole experience was so surreal! Fun fact: All of the models were wearing Foot Petals during the show! Models, they’re just like us.
Since the post office has a revolving door, there was a pretty long line to get out after the show. But I so didn’t mind waiting in line because RACHEL FREAKING ZOE was behind me. I was literally within 5 feet of her for a good 5 minutes. And then Hallie & I were basically walking along side her on 31st street while she was trying to get a cab! (Accidentally, I swear.) Too bad I was too shy to say anything to her… Definitely missed my moment with that one.
I’m pretty sure this was my favorite outfit during fashion week. This dress is the absolute perfect party dress! I couldn’t love it more. I actually ended up wearing the dress again this past Wednesday night for the Us Weekly Most Stylish New Yorkers party and later to the Erin Fetherston after party. But back to Friday…