Suit Yourself

Sipping on Pimm’s Cups, nibbling on shrimp skewers, while admiring the collections of Gucci, Ferragamo, and Burberry (to name a few). Just a typical Thursday night during New York Fashion Week.

When GQ and Bloomingdale’s cordially invites you…You don’t say no!

It was my first ever New York Fashion Week event, and probably the most “New York” thing Peter and I have done since moving here. The event, “Suit Yourself”, was a London-themed menswear event. showcasing the styles and treads of Savile Row. An excuse to dress up, drink up, and fraternize with the high fashion world.

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Walking around the event, I felt as if I had been transported. Not just to central London, but to world where price tags didn’t matter, and budgets were a faint memory. $200 ties. $650 dress shoes. $3,000 suits. A place where ‘if only’s’ felt more like ‘just maybe’s’. It was magical.

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But the clock eventually struck “midnight” in our fantasy.  At the end of the night, it was back to reality. Back to our little New York apartment that costs less than most of the suits. Back to a world with budgets and fiscal responsibility.

We had an amazing time that night…

…and learned that you are never to old to play ‘dress up’ and ‘make believe’.

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What I Wore

I couldn’t decide if I wanted to wear black or brown. So why not both? I went with his animal-esque print dress, and paired it with gold accessories, and my most favorite Michael kors heels. The three-quarter length sleeves made this dress the perfect transitionary piece for an early fall day.

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Dress: Francesca’s (similar print here, similar cut here)  //  Belt: Francesca’s (love this)  //  Bag: Michael Kors  //  Shoes: Michael Kors  //  Watch: Marc Jacobs  //  Bracelets:  Juicy Couture (love this) and a little shop in Spain

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