When you have a long and eventful week, the first thing you want is to have extra sleep, am I right? On Day 4, after an extra hour of rest, I was able to squeeze in a quick coffee with my good friend John before running off to shows. It was actually pouring rain on this day. I got a few photos indoors, but to give you full details on the outfit, I reshot the outfit outdoors when there was daylight. Not everything in life goes as planned, but you can always make the most of what you’ve got, right?
Sometimes you really just hope things come together like a dream. With a great appreciation for detailed work and elevated style (thanks to my first look at runway show by Elie Saab Spring Summer 2006 Couture – holy moly I just realized that was 11 years ago!), I really wanted to go back to my deep love for detailed pieces and luckily enough, I pulled together this outfit just before flying out for New York Fashion Week. I’ve had a long running love affair with runway fashion. I can honestly tell you that I have very expensive taste, but I am always on a budget, and even if I were rich, I’d still shop high street and mix and match with luxurious pieces. This entire outfit is truly proof of that.
Here, I went with a cold shoulder lace top, a favourite combination of mine. As I mentioned in my recap of NYFW Diary – Day 1, we are moving to a more asymmetrical cold shoulder, so bearing one shoulder, or having some imbalance between the left and right side. Ever since seeing the runways of Valentino, Chloe, Elie Saab and Zimmermann, I’ve been obsessed with ruffles and a touch of modern 70’s. I spotted these pants across the room while shopping & actually held onto the larger size until I could find one in XS. I wasn’t kidding when I said obsessed. I also brought at least 3 pairs of sunglasses with me, but time and time again, I kept wearing these Gucci with the roses printed on them. When you have a favourite, there’s nothing wrong with sticking to it.
I finished my look with my pearl bomber jacket, which showed up on my blog previously, here. Due to the rain, I decided to pass up on my leather handbags and go with something that would handle the wet weather better. At first I was a little disappointed, but I really needed that pop of color, so thank God because it just worked out.
This outfit was shot and featured in Marie Claire Brazil, which tells me that it was just meant to be.
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Bomber: This bomber is by A Star is Born, but is sold out. I’ve updated the selection of embellished bomber jackets, shop the jackets here.
Top: The lace top is from ZARA, but I never saw it online – only in stores. If you’re not near a ZARA, a long sleeve lace one is available here. For sleeveless options, a black one here, and a pink one here.
Sunglasses by Gucci available here. A great affordable lilac one here.
Pink clutch options in my prior post here.
Ruffle pants available here and here.
Now, I want to do a quick summary of my favourites from the day. I attended a few shows this day, but most of them were full of beautiful gowns meant for galas and red carpet.
Leanne Marshall Fall/Winter ’17
Here’s a recap Leanne Marshall’s latest collection. I watched her win Season 5 of Project Runway since I had cable and used to watch it religiously. She is known for her dress designs.
Have you started wearing the ruffles and asymmetrical trend? Do you prefer sequins or flowy dresses? Let me know in the comments below. Last day of NYFW Day 5 recap is coming up this week.