I spent a night (or two) at The Roxybury during New York Fashion Week… see what I did there. The Roxy Hotel could not have been a better hotel for Fashion Week. The Roxy was once The Tribeca Grand and the first major hotel in the area. It has been home to celebrities and a dynamic mix of restaurants, shops, financial institutions and thriving independent film companies. The lobby and public areas are fabulous…but the late night jazz is NOT for anyone who wants to catch some early shut-eye…which is not necessarily me, but a good fact to know if you are planning to book a stay at the hotel.
The Roxy is located in a perfect location on a prime cobblestone corner on the border of SoHo and TriBeCa. It was a short walk to shopping and cafes (when it wasn’t snowing) and a quick uber to the shows and presentations.
Now let’s take a minute to talk about this Ruti dress. Fresh from her Spring collection, The Painted Ramona Dress is everything I needed for a crazy day running around Manhattan in the winter. This sleek collared blouse dress is exactly what I wanted to throw on halfway through the trip. The eye-catching paint print made just the statement that I needed for Fashion Week, but the simple and flattering silhouette left me comfortable for a very long day. I paired it with my go-to Stella McCartney boots and my chunky Kenzo x H&M jackets and called it a day! My boots suffered a bit of damage due to the snow and salt on the ground. Quickly forcing me to learn to always wipe off my boots when I got in to prevent the salt from destroying them!
What I Wore:
Jacket: Kenzo x H&M, Pile Lined Leather Jacket. Adore this option that I spotted on the streets of New York.
They look good on everyone. The high rise, wide leg and short length make them a wardrobe staple. They give you a waist-nipping effect that you can only achieve from sober January…trust me. The high-rise holds you in with JUST the right amount of stretch and you are going to want to flaunt that booty. The booty boosting cut on this pant will make you do you a double take in the mirror.
Dress them up or dress them down – these pants are a year-round wardrobe staple.
True story. This really happened last week during an interview at New York fashion week. How did I not know who made my shoes?!? Why did I lie and say that I purchased them at Bloomingdales instead of Neiman Marcus? How did I not remember that they were by Gianvito Rossi? I am still kicking myself for this silly mistake and oh-so-thankful that it hasn’t appeared on my newsfeed… yet!
Fashion week brings out all the emotions. It is inspiring, exhausting, exhilarating, freezing (in February) and has left me with the most EXTREME foot pain from the unknown shoes!
All in all it was 100% worth it and I can’t wait to do it again in London!
I think we can all agree that we need a little BREAK from the winter weather. After just a couple days in the snow and freezing rain in NYC, I know that I am California dreaming and oh-so-ready to pack up the furs and break out my spring wardrobe.
Even though we are not quite ready for spring fashion, I partnered with my local Anthropologie store in San Francisco to style some spring looks and give us a little something to look forward to. Of all the looks I styled this one is by far my favorite – I even snagged the pants on my own. The pull on styling and front slits make them the perfect pant for lounging around the house, a beach day or a casual brunch with my girls. Off-the-shoulder tops are making an appearance for spring again and I am not mad at it. No matter how much my weight fluctuates I somehow always manage to keep it off my shoulders, making off-the-shoulder tops a staple in my wardrobe.
Off-the-shoulder tops are making an appearance for spring again and I am not mad at it. No matter how much my weight fluctuates I somehow always manage to keep it off my shoulders, making off-the-shoulder tops a staple in my wardrobe.
Layering is key…just make sure you have a trusty tote to carry around ALL those layers.
Nope! Despite Benji’s best efforts to jump into my oh-so-fabulous suitcase he did not make the trek to NYC and is back home safe in California. Now let’s take a minute and talk about this Raden suitcase. This lightweight, durable and flexible A28 from Raden, allowed me to pack MORE and waste less space – AMEN to that! I will do ANYTHING to avoid those outrageous overweight luggage fees, right? Have you ever had a checked bag that was JUST a smidge over the allowed weight by the airline? Well, Wednesday morning (at the crack of dawn) at the airport I discovered that THIS scarf weighs in at three pounds! So I took it out and wore it on the plane and it DID serve as a fantastic blanket on the flight.
The team at Anthropologie knows hows to keep a fashionista ready for anything – especially in the beauty department. I know that dry skin is a MAJOR problem for me when I travel and the Sunday Riley water treatment is the perfect solution for dry skin. This advanced water treatment uses papaya enzymes to exfoliate, balance and restore dry, congested skin AKA everyone’s skin after a long flight and chilly weather.
See that phone in the photo? Yep. Not an iPhone. Let’s take a minute and talk about the Coolpad. The high-quality cameras allow you to capture sharp, crisp selfies + memories – PERFECT for Fashion Week.
And if you know me (and follow my Instagram) you know I love selfies!