The best laid plans, you guys. Sigh.
I don’t often do the whole NYFW thing, simply because the timing is terrible. In the Fall, fashion week often overlaps with the first week of school, which also happens to be the ONLY week I can mascarade as a Mom Who Has All Of Her Marbles (I swear, a good first impression can buy me months of teacher goodwill), and in the winter….well, life happens.
And I’m totally glossing over the fact that getting into the shows requires good, old-fashioned, work. And by ‘work’, I mean pre-planning. Email after email after email have be sent – weeks in advance I mean kill me now – and I’m just not made that way. If I have too many plans set in stone, I get…itchy.
But this year, I had a secret weapon. Her name is Gwen, and she is horrifyingly organized. She found the lists, and sent the emails, and made alllll the plans. Like a total rockstar. And then…..get this…..AND THEN…
ItSnowedAndSchoolWasCancelledAndIMissedMostOfTheShows because #momlife
I thought – for a hot second – about asking my husband to cover, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. “Babe? I know you are saving lives and everything, but the Nikolas K show is going to be AMAZING and yeah I do know style.com streams it live but I really think that my particular energy (from the back row) would really be important for the art, you know? IT’S ALL ABOUT THE ART.”
But never fear!! This intrepid mom blogger did make it to a few shows. (The ones I could fit into my kid-free schedule.) The rest? Gwen covered, thankfully.
Anyway, fashion week is just plain fun – the right combination of ridiculous and beautiful – so we thought we’d share a few highlights from this year as well as What We Wore because that’s what’s important.
Gwen, who covered most of the shows, wore the same outfit each day. Unapologetically. Like a boss.
Gwen’s Outfit Details
Dress: Willow & Clay Floral Slipdress -(currently 40% off!!) – Runs small up top, bottom half was true to size.
Earrings: Vanessa Mooney Knotted Tassel Earrings
I wore seriously cool pants from Nino Brand. Together we had a sort of leather and lace thing going on.
Shana’s Outfit Details
Top: Intermix Lulu Plaid Top (on sale!)
Pants: Nino Brand ‘Robert’
Backpack: Rebecca Minkoff Julian’ Backpack
These pictures were taken on Valentine’s Day (on my flipping cell phone because my real camera battery died, OF COURSE)….and there’s more than a 50% chance that the bartender thought we were on a date.
But as much as I’m being flip about the whole experience….the shows really were spectacular. Here are a few of our favorite looks from the shows:
The mix of ladylike silhouettes + edgy details (think: asymmetrical leather zippers) was seriously fun. And we’re totally dying over this leather wrap coat. So feminine, even when paired with leather leggings.
TME Takeaway: leather on leather works, especially when it’s thin, soft, and drapes.
Images courtesy of Chiara Boni La Petite Robe
Gorgeous texture in drapey silhouettes…this collection was wearable and stunning.
TME takeaway: Velvet + velvet is a yes, and wear fishnet socks with everything. (This show actually inspired my date night look last night on IG.)
Images courtesy of Roumel6
The show was dark and edgy, with lots of sheer paneling.
TME Takeaway: Upgrade basic black leggings for something interesting. It’s a thing.
Images courtesy of Katie Gallagher Fall 2017 “Hallow”
Tons of knits, piled, draped, tied. Cargo joggers and parka or parka-inspired outerwear (like the below cape), paired with….more knits. It was cozy and lovely.
TME Takeaway: Monocromatic knits (especially in shades of cream) will always look lux. And don’t put those cargos away anytime soon.
Images courtesy of Nicholas K
The collection had a major menswear influence….but the sleek, structure pieces were paired with something uber-feminine.
TME Takeaway: pretty floral skirts look amazing with turtlenecks and structured, boyish jackets. And this outfit combo is a good way to make tights + flowy skirts (a typically tricky combination) wearable in the cold.
Images courtesy of VERDAD F/W 2017
The Moncler show was so freaking gorgeous. Think outerwear in the most unexpected prints and fabrics – they take ski chalet chic to whole new levels.
TME Takeaway: Um. Plaid Always Rules? Or….Florals In Winter Are Unexpected And Pretty? There’s not a solid DIY takeaway here….the Moncler collection just makes me want to run out and upgrade my ski gear with something more inspired.
In any case….sometimes, it’s just fun to drool.
Moncler Grenoble RTW Fall 2017 Image courtesy of WWD
Moncler Grenoble Fall 2017 Image courtesy of Dahlias and Magnolias