NYFW snuck up on me this year. It’s probably because we moved, then my kids started (new) schools, and amidst all of the boxes and unpacking and kitchen renovations (yes, we’re totally NUTS)…..September rolled around.
Oh yeah. That.
I was about to bow out of all fashion week festivities (my sanity is seriously holding on by a mere thread these days), but we did decide to head up to NY for the annual Reward Style party. Per usual, we (haha, I) was running late, and in the interest of making our train, I had to forgo things like a blow dryer. “SHANA!!!” Mike bellowed. “Can’t you just put it in that ponytail thing again???”
No. No. No I will not wear a bad ponytail to NYFW. It’s not like I can swing those sophisticated ponies, mine always looks like an afterthought, and don’t even get me started on my nail situation (there’s a reason I’m wearing boots) but I was completely saved by Oribe’s Surfcomber Mousse. It’s stupid expensive, but I am a complete and total convert. It makes air-drying possible.(!!)
Also, I mentioned (briefly) in the sock boot article that you can spoof sock boots with some actual socks. I especially love this look with a full, girly skirt. Such a fun juxtaposition. And the high, high waist means I can wear a crop top without fear. [fist pump]
top: Intermix (black is sold out, but there’s a gorgeous rust color for fall)
skirt: Milly – sold out, but I love picking up Milly on sale. It’s always fabulous, insanely well made, and really and truly never goes out of style. ShopBuru (where I got mine) has this dreamy watercolor on sale (size 6), or try this Milly painted floral (sizes 4 or 8 available). For a lower cost version, this Corey neoprene skirt is gorg, or this Eliza J. skirt is similar to the one I’m wearing. Or – wow! Topshop’s graphic striped skirt, yesssss! (And I’m dying over Milly’s entire sale section right now. SWOON.)
boots and socks: old Marc Jacobs booties and smartwool socks. This Ralph Lauren pair is similar (and expensive) but I’m really loving this unique pair by Ash (70% off). Steve Madden also make an ankle boot with cool quilted detail.
Oh wait! Before I go, there’s a couple of people I want you to meet (and by that, I mean bloggers you should check out):
This is Lindsey, from the blog Sisters to Sons. L and I were actually in a mommy-and-me playgroup together when Pax was tiny. She’s a ton of fun, and I was thrilled to see her at the party.
In the middle is Cathy, from The Middle Page. Cathy is another breast cancer survivor, and reached out to me after I was diagnosed. She. Is. Amazing, and her style gives me hope for the future. Also pictured is Deborah from Fabulous After 40, a blog that takes on the tricky territory of dressing into your 50’s. Awesome.
Ugh, I love her pink hair so much it hurts. My sister, Scotti, just dyed her hair that trendy chic gray (Me, like an idiot: “DON’T DO IT SCOTTI”) and it looks gorgeous. I don’t think I can pull off the gray, but pink????
I want it baaaaaaad. Or maybe I should just get another tattoo. WHAT IS GOING ON WITH ME? I blame the kitchen renovation.
Hope you guys are staying sane(ish) this week.