NYFW: What I Wore
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Deciding what to wear to my first New York Fashion Week stressed me out for a moment, to be honest. I worried I wouldn’t be “trendy” enough for the uber fashionable crowd, and that my dresses wouldn’t be the right style for such an event. It kind of felt like the first day at a new school, where you know no one… and chances are everyone will be sizing you up and judging you.
So, I texted my very stylish friend, Shannon (from the #ifchic24 Reader Review post), “WHAT DO I WEAR?!” And she gave me the best advice I could’ve asked for, “Why not just wear what you wear for your blog posts? That’s why you’re going to this event in the first place.” Duh. Why didn’t I think of that?
I knew which shoes I wanted to wear to NYFW, which is new for me. I don’t usually base my outfit around my shoes, but I’m really loving the floral printed heels Machi Footwear had sent me. They were a good choice too because I received TONS of compliments on them at the show! I was also meeting up with Machi Footwear after the show, but I’ll talk about that in a little bit.
The style gods were on my side the day I was deciding what to wear. Because after digging through my closet and still deciding I had no dresses to wear, I went to my ModCloth Wishlist (because let’s face it, on the blog, I’m usually wearing ModCloth dresses). And luckily a dress by Ryu, I had been eyeing up for a wedding, went on clearance! It went into my shopping bag without a second thought.
I LOVE this dress. My husband had actually been the one to show this dress to me, he thought it was something I would look cute in (he has good taste, that man). However, I was a bit worried about ordering it (hence, why it was sitting on my wishlist). A lot of reviews said it looked “cheap” and “costume-like” in person. Just to be safe, I ordered a couple other dresses that looked similar to this one. (I don’t advise bulk-ordering from ModCloth – because now I want to keep ALL the dresses. Haha. It’s a very dangerous practice!) But luckily, this dress was even more beautiful in person, and is a very me dress. And interestingly enough, it’s actually two separate pieces, which surprised me a bit when I tried it on. However, I think it works out nicely. I received so many compliments on this dress while at NYFW (I apparently had nothing to worry about!). I even had random people at the show, and on the street afterwards, asking me if they could photograph it! (Totally felt like a celebrity, not going to lie.)
I also did an impulse buy of some Quay sunglasses, after my favorite pair of sunnies met their demise earlier in the week. I hadn’t bought sunglasses in probably 4 years, and I usually only buy really inexpensive sunglasses (because sitting on them, throwing them in my purse and forgetting about them, etc. seems to happen far too often.) However, I am so happy with these sunglasses! They are so unique and make me feel so fancy when I wear them. Haha. And again, I had random people stopping and asking to take photos just of the sunglasses! Cool beans.
I do have one negative to say about the sunglasses, though. Despite me being really careful with them, they seem to smudge incredibly easy. There are all kinds of marks on them after just one day of wear. I’ll have to get in the habit of cleaning them off at the end of the day (sigh). I also have a bit of a warning about ModCloth’s “overnight” shipping. I had placed this order early on a Thursday morning, selected the overnight shipping option, and did not receive my shipment until late Monday afternoon. That is not overnight shipping – sorry! And my event was that Tuesday, so I had a bit of a heart attack. Definitely something to be aware of if you are in a time crunch when ordering from ModCloth (but I still love them!).
After the show, I met up with Mariana (a.k.a. Ms. FABulous) of Machi Footwear to talk about the show and snap some photos of my outfit and Machi Footwear heels! It was too funny, because once Mariana started taking photos of me, suddenly other people thought I was photograph worthy.. and pulled out their phones to take photos. Haha.
And I am actually featured on Machi Footwear’s site right now in a Blogger Spotlight! You can click here to read my Q&A with Machi Footwear, and learn a little more about me and what I thought about NYFW. (If you missed my previous post about NYFW, you can click here.)
I’m curious, what kind of outfit would you wear to NYFW? Let me know in the comments!
Where to find it:
Heels: c/o* Machi Footwear
Dress: Ryu (Sorry, the cream color is sold out.)
Purse: c/o* ifchic
*c/o = courtesy of, meaning the company gave me this item to be used on my blog, and I did not pay for it. All opinions are my own, and I am not being compensated for a positive review of the product.
You are so pretty.. love the outfit! 🙂
And do I need to mention that I really really really really love those heels?! 😛
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Thank you so much, Natassia! These heels are the best! I’ll admit, though, I haven’t mastered walking in this high of heel yet. Haha. But you would totally rock these in your YouTube videos! 🙂
I loved what you wore to NYFW! The dress is so sweet and gorgeous and not something typical that I see on the streetwear pictures and that is why I like it. I agree just wear what you normally wear and then you feel comfortable! I do love those shoes and they make such a fabulous statement! I can see why you got so many compliments!
Thank you so much for the lovely compliments, Rebecca! Means a lot coming from a style guru like you! 🙂
The heels, the dress, the shades! They are all perfect. You look fantastic and totally photography-worthy.
Loved this post. To answer the question: I have no idea what I would wear to NYFW. So you did really well going there in such an awesome outfit!
Aw you’re the sweetest Mona – thank you!
Loved your blog and the pics. The dress, shoes and sunglasses are adorable. Way to shine!
Thank you so much, Lisa! 🙂
LOVE this outfit! oh my gosh you pull of this dress so well – it’s so cute!!
I don’t know what I would wear to NYFW! seems like such a daunting task~
Thank you, Lee! That is so sweet! And haha, it is a bit daunting indeed. 🙂
LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS BLOG POST <3
Thank you so much, Diana! 🙂
Oh Lindsey, you are a dream in this outfit!! I would totally stop to photograph you at NYFW. The sunnies are too cool as well. Ive debated getting a pair of Quay ones for a while. I would probably wear tulle if I were at NYFW lol.
You are too kind, Amanda! Thank you! And no one wears tulle as well as you! ?
I’m so honored that you asked me for advise! ? I’m so proud of you for living our high school dream, and totally killing it. ?
Awww thank you, Shannon! That means so much to me! And thank you so much for the awesome advice!! 🙂
What a cute dress! It’s on my wishlist as well, but I think I’m too pale to pull it off.
Thank you, Mel! If you’re worried about the coloring it does come in black now – which I think is super gorgeous too!
Outstanding post my dear friend ???
Thank you so much, Jerry! 🙂 🙂