We’re all familiar with the “Sunday Scaries,” right? That feeling you have at the very end of the weekend: racing thoughts about the work week ahead along with the pending dread of your alarm clock. You get the picture. Thankfully, I was able to skip that Sunday night feeling because my Monday involved attending the Lela Rose Spring 2020 runway show. It was definitely a “pinch me” moment, as I’ve been a longtime fan of the brand. Imagine my surprise when they reached out to offer me an outfit to wear for the day! It was such a thoughtful touch on their part. I’ve shared a few of Lela’s colorful looks recently on the blog (here and here), and I’m excited to share what’s in store for spring of 2020!

Jennifer Lake Lela Rose Ivory Dress

Dress: Lela Rose Ivory Tie-Front Midi Dress {borrowed} {also available here}

Bag: Ferragamo Margot Top Handle Bag {c/o} // Shoes: Loeffler Randall Cece Gold Sandals {c/o}

Jewelry: LAGOS Rings and Earrings {c/o} // Eyewear: Céline Tortoise Caty Sunglasses


Long Sleeve Ivory Midi Dress
Loeffler Randall Cece Gold Sandals
Ivory Tie Front Midi Dress

The theme of the runway show was “Café Lela.” In fact, I learned that (aside from designing), Lela LOVES to entertain. So much so that she prefers to do all the cooking herself, as long as it’s a party of 18 or fewer people. Color me impressed! I tend to use my oven for storage, so imagining this talented woman whipping up multiple courses for more than a dozen people is quite amazing.

Cafe Lela NYFW
Lela Rose NYFW Spring 2020 Runway

Needless to say, the Lela Rose runway show illustrated her love for a soirée. Set alongside a pier overlooking the Hudson River, the setting had the perfect “dining al fresco” flare. Of course, each table was set with a few baguettes and drinks to help with the vibe. The most eye-catching aspect of the experience (aside from the gorgeous clothes) were the yellow rose petals that adorned the runway. The models glided along as though they were Dorothy’s modern day counterparts in search of The Emerald City!

lela Rose Spring 2020 Runway

Both the event theme and the clothes were distinctively New York. In case there were any doubts of where Lela calls home, several day dresses and separates included large scale prints of the Manhattan skyline and Central Park done up in pinks and blues. Unsurprisingly, Lela’s cocktail and party dresses stole the show. A few of my favorites? The blue ombré dotted maxi dress with floral appliqué and the yellow midi dress with white floral lace details.

Lela Rose NYFW Runway
Lela Rose Spring 2020
Lela Rose Yellow Petal Runway

The Lela Rose spring 2020 woman is distinctively Charlotte with a touch of Carrie. Ladylike midi dresses and pleats abound, but a few bare midriffs and bold prints offer up a youthful touch. Best of all, Lela’s use of color is magnifique! I can’t wait to shop this collection at the start of the next decade!

(PS – see if you can spot me in the photo above, lol!)

Lela Rose Skyline Print
Lela Rose Pink Floral Dress
Lela Rose New York Skyline Print
Lela Rose New York City Print
Lela Rose Floral Lace Fit Flare Dress
Lela Rose Designer
Lela Rose Blue White Pleated Dress
Lela Rose Ivory Midi Dress
Jennifer Lake Lela Rose
Ferragamo Margot Bag
Lela Rose Ivory Tie-Front Midi Dress

Dress: Lela Rose Ivory Tie-Front Midi Dress {borrowed} {also available here}

Bag: Ferragamo Margot Top Handle Bag {c/o} // Shoes: Loeffler Randall Cece Gold Sandals {c/o}

Jewelry: LAGOS Rings and Earrings {c/o} // Eyewear: Céline Tortoise Caty Sunglasses

 

Runway and event Images courtesy of Lela Rose // Photography by Taylor Jewell and Dan & Corina Lecca Photo

 

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