Don’t let the fringe fool you. It was a balmy 23 degrees in NYC yesterday and we all froze our asses off on the first day of Fashion Week The idiot in me was inclined to say, “But does it really matter?” as I was getting ready in a cozy 72 degree hotel room while staring at this suede fringe mini skirt I had my heart set on wearing. Uh, yea. It does matter. Because when you’re waiting for a cab for longer than 2 minutes your mind goes places it never should. Like… I wonder if that large man stranger will let me take shelter under his Canada Goose coat. Or, those cops will probably be ok if I just sit in their car and wait for my Uber. At some point, I snapped out of it and chose freedom over being detained, albeit still freezing. Lesson? Well, pants and maybe I should consider enjoying Spring fashions more.
Just kidding that will literally never happen.
See… in February, a designer debuts looks that will be available for distribution the following season, meaning Fall. Evidently, patience is a virtue and good things take time and yada yada. So, in February we see Fall/Winter 2016 looks. And in September you see Spring/Summer looks for the following season. This September we’ll be shown looks for Spring/Summer 2017. Get it? It’s like those 2018 cars that are released in 2016. I’m sure there’s a point but WTF. Same story here.
I’m a fan of neutrals and layers and winter and anything that screams it’s below 40 degrees. I just am. I hate the sun and merriment and florals and sweating. So February Fashion Week is my jam. I get to wear winter clothes while previewing winter clothes at shows. Win win. Until it’s 23 degrees with a wind chill of 6. That’s not a good look on anyone.
Full recaps will be coming next week but to hold you over, yesterday went a little something like this: I have a cold. It’s cold. Bus. Snacks. The grandest hotel room in the history of life. Marissa Webb. Died. Cold. Cab. Mexican. Mozzarella sticks. Friends. Cheetos. Bed. I have a cold.
Long gone are the days of the statement necklace… just kidding, those behemoths will never effing die. But have you SEEN these skinny neck tie scarf things making their way into the fashion-sphere lately? I gotta say, I was skeptical at first (as I am about most seemingly hipster driven trends) but this one has me in its grasp. Why, you ask? Because it’s so easy. Chances are, I’m already wearing black and throwing a black skinny scarf into the mix is easier and way more chic than regular jewelry wares.
What’s your verdict? Will you try it? Have you tried it? Love it? Hate it? Nearly choked you to death? Share it all in the comments.
It snowed. I binge watched three seasons of The Wire. Thank God the power didn’t go out. Mmkay now we’re all caught up.
SHIRTDRESSES. Might actually be a direct gift from God. Brunch? Yes. Boating? Yes. Casual Friday? Yes. Not-casual Tuesday? No, but Tuesday happy hour? Yes. You get the idea. Shirtdresses don’t just come in chambray and buffalo plaid anymore, ladies. Huge brands like Joie, Equipment, and Rag and Bone have just come out with some shirtdresses that are on point for Spring and yes, of course they’re white, grey, and black. Whether you style them with tan open toed booties, or layer one over tights and OTKs, this trend is here to stay and super easy to pull off.