I went into this season’s New York Fashion Week with relative trepidation. Even though I’ve been a few times before, there are certainly some downsides and challenges to the fashionable affair. The city is extra congested during NYFW, hotel rates go through the roof, and you tend to spend too much time sitting in an Uber. Regardless, there’s always an indescribable excitement to attending Fashion Week. Plus, I’ve always thought it’s what YOU make of it. People approach it differently, and that’s okay!

New York Fashion Week was particularly wonderful this season for three reasons. First, I adore spring and summer collections. Cheerful colors, gorgeous dresses, and bold prints? Yes, please! Secondly, two of my favorite brands held full-on runway shows after having done presentations for years. The final reason will need to be kept under wraps for now 🙂 I’m not trying to be overly dramatic, but I have a really amazing project in the works that can’t be shared just yet. As soon as I can reveal the news, I promise you’ll be the first to know!

Although I was only in New York for four days, it was great to attend a few shows, meet up with brand partners, and (of course) catch up with dear friends. After a Friday morning show at the Public Library, I walked back to my hotel to change and then headed downtown for the MILLY Spring 2019 fashion show. The brand was so kind as to send me an outfit to wear, including this stripe sweater and midi skirt. I love the sheer panel of the skirt – it totally reminds me of the version I wore in Paris earlier this year. The cab dropped me off just down the street, and as I walked up to the entrance, I bumped into my friend Mackenzie! We sat directly across the runway from each other, and we were able to share excited expressions about all of the amazing looks shown that afternoon.

The show itself was so incredibly vibrant. From cobalt blues to tangerines, bright corals and pinks, it was all so smile-inducing. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post to see a few of my snaps from the experience. I mostly took videos for Instagram Stories, so I only had a few still images on my phone. The full collection can be found here.

New York Color Factory Mural

Skirt: Milly Asymmetrical Stripe Midi Skirt {c/o} // Sweater: Milly Chevron Stripe Sweater {c/o}

Jacket: Mary Katrantzou Rainbow Stripe Cuckoo Jacket {also worn here} {also love this coat}

 Bag: Mark Cross Sara Bag {c/o} // Shoes: Sam Edelman Hazel Pumps {c/o}

Eyewear: Céline Sunglasses // Jewelry: kate spade new york Pink Tassel Earrings



Milly Red Stripe Midi Skirt Mary Katrantzou Cuckoo Jacket Mark Cross Blue Sara Bag Jennifer Lake Milly Spring 2019 Fashion Show Color Factory New York City Green Stripe Mural New York City Mary Katrantzou Rainbow Stripe JacketJennifer Lake Milly Outfit Fashion Week

Skirt: Milly Asymmetrical Stripe Midi Skirt {c/o} // Sweater: Milly Chevron Stripe Sweater {c/o}

Jacket: Mary Katrantzou Rainbow Stripe Cuckoo Jacket {also worn here} {also love this coat}

 Bag: Mark Cross Sara Bag {c/o} // Shoes: Sam Edelman Hazel Pumps {c/o}

Eyewear: Céline Sunglasses // Jewelry: kate spade new york Pink Tassel Earrings



Milly Spring 2019 Fashion Show Milly Spring 2019 Rainbow Maxi DressMilly Spring 2019 ColorsMilly Runway Show NYFW

Finally, since last weekend, a couple friends messaged me about seeing pics of Mackenzie and I outside the show. I love the juxtaposition between one of us laughing and one of us looking far too serious. Clearly, all the walking around in heels got the best of us, lol!

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