I was so excited to be able to attend a few fashion shows and presentations during New York Fashion Week. I had never been able to make it before since I was in school. (And as much as I would like to believe DC is close to Manhattan, those three and a half hour trips really start to take a toll.)
I went to BCBG, Kate Spade, Herve Leger, and Nanette Lepore.
If I’m going to be honest, I would say the whole fashion week thing is…. weird. It’s both completely awesome and completely bizarre at the same time. I wasn’t sure if I should be in awe of the shows or if I should laugh at the absurdity. (Is this bad to admit?)
I was also definitely the only one wearing ballet flats to each show. Or at least it felt like that!!!
BCBG and Herve Leger were cool, but definitely not really my style.
Nanette and Kate Spade, on the other hand…. amazing.
This is what I wore to the Kate Spade presentation. It was super comfortable. I threw on a sweater for when I went to the office later that afternoon.
Okay, ready for the fun part?

Last year, Kate Spade did the “Year of Color” and this year is the “Year of Pattern.” I’m beyond thrilled that next year is the “Year of Things We Love.” Because, naturally, I love all of the same things. (Especially ALL THE BOWS!)
Everything is super bold and fun and totally one hundred percent KSNY.

Aren’t the turquoise and pink hues to die for? 
Oh, bows on bows on bows. And how darling is her charm bracelet?

I have to say, as exciting and entertaining as an actual runway fashion show is, I love that Kate Spade does a presentation. It was in a super cool event space and everyone was milling about. Tons of bloggers were there, which is always fun to see familiar faces and meet new friends! And the best part is that you can really get really close to the clothing. Runways are intense, and unless you’re sitting in the front row (let’s face it, I’m definitely no Blair Eadie over here) you can’t really get a good look.

Okay. This was one of my favorite looks. The tweed is so not stuffy and that telephone necklace is too cute.
But my favorite look….

Oh, that coat. I need it.
PS Here is a series of pictures from Nanette Lepore. The colors were spot on.
Yea… that’s also Mr. Jay. HA.

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You're so lucky that you got to attend some NYFW shows!
It sounds like you had a fun time at the shows you attended 🙂

Honestly, I understand what you mean by the craziness that is fashion week.
Some of the shows are amazing and it's really cool seeing such a gathering of fashionable people dressed to the nines. At the same time, for every good show or great outfit or even a fantastic piece, there's one bizarre show or one insanely over the top outfit, or just something that makes you despair for the world.
So yes, I understand the idea that fashion week is just…weird. It's as it should be though!

Ahhhhh I'm so jealous of the shows you got to go to!
Even though BCBG and Herve Leger aren't really my style either, I still think that seeing the presentations would have been super inspiring and fascinating.
As for Nanette Lepore and Kate Spade, YOU LUCKY DUCK!

All those fun colors and adorable prints!
Oh my…I think I'm in heaven!
Polka dots and bows and pink. Swoon~
I better start saving up my pennies if I want to ever own any of those amazing pieces! 🙂

You looked marvelous by the way Carly!
Your dress is so colorful and fun and definitely very flattering on you.
Personally, I think I would have worn flats too if I was at fashion week! Weak feet, crazy high heels, and TONS of walking do not make a good combo 🙂

Thanks for sharing all these great photos!
I hope you have a marvelous week <3