Monday, September 22, 2014


Dress: Teri Jon c/o | Clutch: Nordstrom | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Watch: Arvo c/o | Bracelets: Gorjana Griffin c/o, Nordstrom | Rings: Gorjana Griffin (here and here) | Earrings: Baublebar | Shoes: Lulu*s  c/o (similar here and here)
photography by Cody Lidtke

My final look at NYFW with Teri Jon was classic black and white, with a little geometric twist.  The shapes and cuts of this dress are so figure flattering.  And I couldn't resist throwing a little metallic into the party.  This dress was great for running (literally) all over Lincoln Center in, because it's a thick knit.  The stretch made it so comfortable and easy to move in!  The knit fabric also makes it easy to dress down for not so formal occasions.

(See my first two looks with Teri Jon here and here).  

Shop my look below:

Thursday, September 18, 2014


Sequin Dress: Teri Jon, c/o | Leather Jacket: Lulu*s c/o (similar) | Heels: Lulu*s (similar) | Bag: Nordstrom | Sunglasses: Choies, (similar here) | Watch: Arvo c/o

Photography by Cody Lidtke

If there is ever a place to wear sequins and feathers, it's to New York Fashion Week.  This is my second look with Teri Jon (see my first look here).  This the dress has so much amazingness happening, so I kept my hair simple back in a quick simple low pony.  I'm just going to let the pictures most of the talking for this look.  This is one of my most favorite dresses I have ever worn, ever ever. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Top: Lulu*s c/o (similar here)  | Jeans: Zara (similar) | Boots: Sole Society c/o | Bag: Nena & Co c/o | Necklace: Stella & Dot c/o | Rings: Gorjana Griffin c/o

Today I'm giving away a beautiful Day Bag II from Nena & Co over on my instagram.  Head on over here to find out how to enter (hint: it's a super easy entry).  

Monday, September 15, 2014


The view of Lincoln Center across from our hotel / Trying to keep as organized as possible with 6 suitcases between Abby and I.  Thank goodness for my Nena & Co bag that fit all of my hair products and most of my clothing!

After my first day at New York Fashion Week, I didn't think we could pack as much into day two....but we did.  Day 2 was full of photo shoots, hair styling with TRESemmé (twice in one day!), backstage at the Marissa Webb show, and we still had energy to explore a bit of the city that night.  

Photo shoot for Teri Jon with the amazing photographer, Cody Lidkt.  And just for the record, if you do a photo shoot in the middle of Lincoln Center, other photographers will join in too.  At one point there were about 10 photographer all around.  Hilarious!   

Morning styling session with TRESemmé.  Their stylists are incredible talented and so fun to work with!  Make sure you check out Abby's blog regularly, she will be posing lots of tutorials for new hairstyles she learned from the TRESemmé team. 

The view inside the Mercedes Benz tents looking down from the TRESemmé salon / Round two of our styling session.  I went with a big messy fishtail off to the side.  

Backstage before the Marissa Webb show. The room was packed with models, hair stylists, makeup artists, photographers, camera crews, and press.  So much excitement/energy.  And SO much hairspray.  The models rocked these amazing five-strand mohawk braids, with dutch braids going down either side. 
Abby jumped right in as an honorary member of the TRESemmé team and helped with some of the hair styling. 

Backstage with Marissa Webb as she was interviewed before the show / We got to see the racks of beautiful clothing before they went down the runway. 

That night, I ditched my heels for a pair for some comfy Ryka sneakers and grabbed a cupcake at Magnolia's with Abby and my SIL, Rachel.  We walked past Giuliana and Bill Rancic on a stroll out to get crepes, and they were adorable.  So I naturally stocked the crepe shop out the window the entire time we were eating our cupcakes.  

Friday, September 12, 2014


Dress: Teri Jon c/o | Shoes: Nordstrom (the perfect nude pump) | Clutch: Nordstrom | Necklace: Gorjana Griffin c/o | Watch Michael Kors | Sunglasses: similar | Bracelet: Gorjana Griffin c/o | Earrings: Gorjana Griffin c/o

Photography by Cody Lidtke

For my second day at New York Fashion Week, I went with lots of color.  This dress is gorgeous in person, with orange floral embroidery on top of the fuchsia.  The ruching on the sides is really figure flattering, and it fit me like a glove.  I can't wait to share more of my looks with Teri Jon next week, along with a tour of their studio!  Happy weekend everyone!

Shop my look below:

Thursday, September 11, 2014


 Top: Lulu*s c/o | Skirt: me (tutorial below) similar style here and here | Shoes: Lulu*s c/o (similar) | Clutch: Nordstrom (sold out, but similar here and here) | Necklace: Gorjana Griffin c/o | Earrings: Baublebar via Nordstrom | Watch: Arvo c/o (similar) | Bracelets: Gorjana Griffin c/o, Nordstrom | Rings: Gorjana Griffin here, here, and here c/o

You can never go wrong with black and white.  It is huge right now, and a trend that really never goes out of style.  I knew I wanted to make something for one of my looks at Fashion Week, and I wasn't sure what I was going to make until about 3 days before I left (last minute...always when I think the best.  But maybe because I'm actually forced to..)  I picked up this black and white fabric at the LA fabric district a while back.  While researching the latest black and white trends, I knew I needed to put this print to good use.

I went with a simple midi skirt silhouette, and paired it with a leather top for some added texture.  Some statement earrings, a pop of color, and I was set.  I knew this was the look I wanted to wear during my AOL Build interview, so it was my first look of the trip.  And as promised yesterday, this look comes with a tutorial.

Shop my look below:

Click below for the tutorial...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


If you follow me on Instagram, you got a few glances into my trip to New York Fashion Week last week.  Now that I've settled in back home, I can't wait to share my trip with you!  The first day I was out there was one of the busiest days of my life.  No exaggeration.  I can't believe I was able to back so much into one day.

The morning started out with my first fashion show.  Seeing a runway show during NYFW has been on my ultimate bucket list for quite some time.  I got to experience it all with Abby, who was sent by TRESemmé as their official hair blogger (have you seen her five strand braid?  she practiced on me and whipped out the most intricate braid in about a minute. she's crazy good)   

We got to see the BCBG show, and it was everything.  There is so much excitement inside a tent during a show.  The music, the lighting, the people.  The show was full of beautiful flowing maxi dresses, light pastel blues, peaches, and whites, and straight natural hair all parted in the middle.  Brilliant. 

After the show, we grabbed a cab and raced over to Teri Jon headquarters for a fitting.  Teri Jon sponsored my trip to NYFW and I couldn't be more grateful to them.  Their studio alone is worth it's own blog post (a full tour coming next week).  Racks and racks of gorgeous dresses.  It was so fun getting to try on their beautiful dresses to wear to the week's various events, shows, and photo shoots.  Not only are their dresses impeccable quality,  but I had so many beautiful options to choose from that covered my shoulders and came to my knees.  Modesty plays a really big role in how I dress. But I always say that am attracted to clothing that is beautiful and well designed, that happens to be modest.  Clothing that doesn't look like the sleeves were just slapped on as an afterthought.  Teri Jon delivers just that.  I wore a beautiful sapphire dress from them a few weeks ago, and also listed some of my favorites from their site.  I can't wait to show you the dresses I chose for NYFW!

(check back tomorrow for all the details of my outfit, along with a tutorial on how to make my skirt!)

After the fitting, I raced across town to AOL's headquarters to speak on their NYFW Build Event Series.  They partnered with Stylist, and I was part of a panel of fashion bloggers talking about how fashion blogging has changed the face of Fashion Week.  (check out the full interview below).  After the interview, we got to relax and enjoy a breathtaking view at the Stylist after party on the rooftop of The Mondarian Soho.

You can watch the interview below:

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