As most of you know, a little 8-month old cutie joined me in New York for NYFW. Obviously bringing a baby along to a hectic/crazy/busy week such as Fashion Week comes with its challenges. While I was all dolled up in heels, makeup & a fancy dress for many meetings, shows & parties, most of the time as soon as the camera was off or the last model waltzed the runway, my outfit changed quite drastically! Today I’m chatting all about how I transformed my looks in order to navigate the streets of NYC with a baby. I’m also sharing a bit about what the last few days of NYFW looked like too!
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For the most part, I wore dresses & heels to all of my meetings or shows. These mary jane heels were both comfortable & chic enough to get the job done. Plus they matched just about everything I packed. (Or didn’t pack, thanks to Rent the Runway!) I used Rent the Runway as an excuse to try out some new trends and get dressed up in pieces I would ordinarily never have the opportunity to wear at home. This printed peasant dress from Tory Burch was another one that was SO good it was simply tragic to have to say goodbye to it at the end of the week.
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So instead of wearing it only to the day’s special events, I maxed out this maxi and dressed it down with stylish sneakers & a leather jacket. In between shows or meetings, I would meet my mom & Annie at coffee shops or cafes. We would also go out of our way to play tourist any chance we could, whether it was to explore Central Park, stop for a quick visit to The Plaza Hotel & even to stalk our morning news anchor favorites outside of The Today Show. These Adidas sneakers of mine strolled more NYC streets than any pair of heels I packed, that’s for sure!
I couldn’t resist having Yash (my favorite Houston photographer who also traveled up to NYC!) stop & snap this pic of the three of us! Trying to get Annie to sit still for a moment and smile for the picture had us totally cracking up. It was also the first time for this Texas baby to ever wear a sweater so she was probably a bit confused about that too. lol. I can’t imagine having done my first NYFW without these two by my side!
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I have to pause for a second and rave about Annie’s little outfit. One of my good friends bought that fashion blogger onesie for her. I still chuckle at it every time I see it! Patrick’s best friend also bought her her first pair of Converse high tops. They are just too cute!! I wanted to give Annie her own little “street style” that day so I dressed her up as your typical fashion blogger. But obviously, I had to add her big pink Southern hair bow for good measure. 😉
After we snapped these photos, my mom & Annie sauntered off to a little cafe in SOHO where they celebrity spotted the famous Cindy Crawford & Brooke Shields!! Talk about a two for one. I made my way to two more runway shows followed by a lunch with Vogue (pinch me!), another runway show, and then a rooftop party with Free People. My last full day in the city was jammed packed & I felt we certainly went out with a bang! Sharing a few snaps below!
Snaps From Our Last Day(s) at NYFW
Stopping to smile with some of my Houston favorites!
Show #1 for the day: Dan Liu
Followed by the feminine details of Leanne Marshall
And last but not least, I got to sit front row at Vivienne Hu! (Whoopi Goldberg was about 10 seats down from me … which naturally had me freaking out!)
In between shows, I saunter across SOHO to meet these two. They seemed to be doing just fine without me though. 😉
My look for the Free People x Vogue Rooftop Party! This vintage 70s maxi dress was from one of my favorite places, Cheeky Vintage.
Monday morning before we headed back to Texas, we simply had to stop by the Today Show to stalk our favorite morning news anchors. After drinking my morning coffee with Matt, Savannah, and Hoda every morning, seeing them in person was just crazy!
A quick stroll through Times Square was followed by ….
… breakfast at The Plaza and a walk through Central Park. We were so sad to leave!!! You better believe we are already counting down the days until we head back up to The Big Apple. Next time I’m sure Annie will be able to enjoy it even more. And thank you guys so much for following along on my NYC adventures. It was a whirlwind trip and I feel so fortunate to have gone on it.
photos by Ban Avenue (& myself)