Last week I arrived in New York…. well, technically Brooklyn. We’re getting ready for the Evolving Influence conference and all the Fashion Week goodness that’s going on next week.
Staying in New York for an entire month, I had only brought one suitcase, so everything has to last… a month. Fashion Week can be crazy, it’s a bit of a circus where everyone is dressed to the nines, but the days are long, and really long. Since working super long days getting ready, I’ve not exactly been the most fashion forward, but there are ways to do it.
Jeggings… I’ve talked about my love for jeggings before, and in real life I think several of my friends have been turned on to jeggings ever since I got a few samples from Charley 5.0 for review. I haven’t done the review yet, somehow it got caught between the ‘testing’ stage and lost in the craziness of planning for the conference. The truth is, I wear them all the time. Right now my favorite pair is the Baby Snap pull on denim legging (I couldn’t find them in black online).
Pretty Blouses… I just splurged on this Joie Elvia lace blouse for fashion week, and I love it! I wore it today to give it a ‘test’ run you know, just in case I didn’t like the way it looked on me… but I have to say, I’ve bought lots of lace tops in the past, but this is the first one that’s not itchy. Holy moly.. it’s a new world, I had no idea lace could be not itchy. For some reason I forgot to pack more accessories, so all I have is the Liz Larios necklace Macala from Fashionably Marketing Me gave me a while back. It’s one of my favorites right now.
Boots for Walking… My favorite walking shoes died. Well, they still hobble around, but they definitely won’t fly at fashion week. I just got a pair of Jeffrey Campbell ankle boots. I know, why not get the crazy Jeffrey Campbell shoes, but I need to walk around you know? These have nice cushioning on the inside and kinda feel like sneakers, without actually being sneakers.
Smiles… I don’t know what it is, but as much as I try, the lack of sleep, the over stimulation of people around, being away from home, but I always seem to be a bit tired, with puffy eyes and yeah.. puffy eyes. Smiling goes a long way when it comes to not looking tired. One can not stress enough what a smile can do. I’ve also been wearing some fake eyeglasses every now and then on those particular puffy eye days.
Anyway, the next week, we’re going to have a lot of fun stuff going on!