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NYFW Trend- Fur


The trend this NYFW season…FUR!  Fur was everywhere!  It was on the runway, it was all over the street, it was all over our accessories.  Now, let’s be honest, it’s a little bit funny seeing as the fashion crowd is filled with vegans, vegetarians, pescetarians…and whole lot of other dietary restrictions I don’t follow.  This didn’t seem to stop anyone from sending mass amounts of fur down the runway or rocking it on the street though.

Being from Chicago, fur isn’t as much of a social issue, it’s a warmth issue.  If you walk around Michigan Avenue in the middle of the winter you will see a sea of women in fur coats.  But the fur scene in NYC has been a different story.  This season though, it felt a little like I was back home in good old Chi Town.  So this season, I broke out the fur, and was warm and trendy all week long!!

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 NYFW Trend- Fur // Jacket: Christian Siriano (similar here) // Shirt: M.Bottiglieri // Flounce Top (It’s actually a skirt worn as a top): H&M (similar here) // Jeans: ASOS // Shoes: Valentino // Purse: Chanel (similar here) // Sunglasses: Prada // Gloves: Vintage (similar here) // Lipstick: Stila

The Great Chateau Hunt

Welcome to Chateau #1, Chateau Challain! Now I’ll be honest, there was actually a different chateau number 1 but it didn’t make the cut. Trevor and I actually had a moment on our way up the drive of real chateau number 1 and wondered where the heck we went wrong/holy crap I hope their photographer made a ton of money off that job because he/she made it look fantastic!!!! So back on track, we drove from Paris to a small town outside of Conde. This beautiful chateau hidden in the French country side is about as grand as it gets. Four towering stories greet you as you drive up the majestic entry. Come on a tour with me of the grounds, interiors, and AMAZING marble staircase. Oh yeah, and there’s a photo shoot!

Dress: DVF (similar) // Shoes: Christian Siriano // Bag: H&M (similar) // Collar: Karl Lagerfeld (similar) // Bracelets: E.Kammeyer Accessories Tassel Bracelet, Nike Fuel Band, Etc. Watchband Bracelet, Tom Binns Safety Pin Cuff // Makeup: Napoleon Perdis Cotton Butter Lip Balm, Napoleon Perdis China Doll Gel Eyeliner in Dynasty, Napoleon Perdis Nail Polish in Flamingo

Styled by Leah Snow

Paris In A Day!

Come with me on an adventure. One that is sure to have ups and downs, filled with beautiful places, amazing food and unexpected twists and turns. I’m getting married! And after a year of being happily engaged, my fiancee and I are finally planning our wedding. We’ve made the decision to take on a destination wedding, and not just any destination…France. So come along on our journey of a 5 day excursion through France to visit 5 venues. The good, the bad and the holy crap! We start our adventure in Paris, where it all began. Our first trip together was Paris, 3 months into our relationship, my fiancee Trevor surprised me with tickets for Valentines Day. Paris will forever hold a special place in my heart…oh and it just happens to be one of the most amazing cities in the world filled with fabulous food and fashion.

We only had one day in Paris. So what does that mean? Power visit to our favorite must see places before we are off to Burgundy! And what would Paris be without a little photo shoot in a beautiful little interior courtyard?!

Blazer: Karl Lagerfeld // Shirt: Express (similar) // Pants: Current/Elliott // Shoes: Christian Siriano // Bag: Milly // Bracelets: E.Kammeyer Accessories Tassel Bracelet, Nike Fuel Band, Etc. Watchband Bracelet, Astali Snake Glass Bracelet // Makeup: Napoleon Perdis DeVine Goddess Lipstick in Hara, Napoleon Perdis China Doll Gel Eyeliner in Dynasty, Napoleon Perdis Nail Polish in Flamingo

A few of my favorite places in Paris:

La Mercerie Parisienne: If you love cute little trim and fabric stores as much as I do you should definitely check out this place. Additionally they are stocked with Liberty Of London fabrics!

Liberty fabrics galore!

Tassels anyone!?!

Shopping in the Jewish Quarter: Stopped in to check out these awesome Jeremy Scott sneakers at Adidas! Kind of obsessed!

Lunch at THE BEST FALAFEL ever! L’as Du Fallafel.

The perfect end to an amazing day, family dinner in Paris.

NYFW Fall 14- How To Dress For The Cold

It’s one thing to dress for fashion week when its warm and giant snow banks aren’t an issue. It’s a whole other story when freezing cold temperatures are involved and the weather has held your closet full of Louboutins hostage! So what does that mean!? It’s time to break out the leather pants, chic sneakers (or for those back home in the midwest, tennis shoes, yes I said it), and fur, lots of fur!

Jacket: Christian Siriano (similar here) // Blazer: J.Crew // Shirt: Madewell // Pants: H&M // Shoes: UES (similar here) // Necklace: E.Kammeyer Accessories // Bracelets: E.Kammeyer Accessories, Tom Binns, Nike Fuel Band // Hat: Patricia Underwood // Sunglasses: Alexander Wang

Just a little added fun! The above look was featured on DailyCandy.com‘s NYFW Street Style page.

NYFW- Katie Gallagher, Sigerson Morrison & Desigual


Goth meets tech at Katie Gallagher‘s Fall 14 runway show. Flickering candles in a once convent turned Highline Hotel, made for the perfect back drop for this moody collection. Slippery tech nylon, grey faux fur, seamed tights and wet hair were the main stays. Over sized droopy bows were the icing on the cake.


Sigerson Morrison holds a special place in my shoe heart. Their shoes are creative and trendy every season with out being so overtly so that they are out of style the following. Fall 14 at Sigerson was just as on point. Calf hair in perfect repeat prints and maroon menswear inspired heels made me want to skip spring and go straight into fall!


Fun and never stuffy, Spanish brand Desigual brings smiles to the runway. I don’t know if there was a show I attended where the models had more fun and showed off so much personality. Desigual is known for their bold fun prints,and sometimes quirky design. The show was completely in keeping with their brand, and additionally showed a few stretch pieces I would love for my Fall 14 wardrobe. The textured wool over coats and colorful graphic motifs on the below dresses and top were some of my favorites. Additionally what stole my heart were the cropped gloves with gold thumbs!

Till next time! xoxo Em

Behind The Scenes Fun At New York Fashion Week

The shows, the parties, the fashion! Fashion week is one of my favorite times of the year. The best part may be the amazing people I meet and friends I get to reconnect with. Here’s a little peak into a fashion girls favorite holiday…

Fun at The Empire Hotel with House of Jeffers and DearAndi at the rewardStyle party.

Yummy cocktails at the RewardStyle party.

Drooling over fabulous shoes with one of my fave bloggers, New York Fashion Hunter

at the Schutz party.

Backstage at Christian Siriano’s show with Corri McFadden, founder of eDrop-Off

(and small world friend from Chicago).

NYFW party at Christian Siriano’s store with one of my favorite people, DearAndi.

Trying on some retro chic shades in front of Lincoln Center post show

with one of my favorite DC bloggers, District Sparkle.

Shoe off (You can’t go wrong with glitter sneakers, thanks Miu Miu.)

I do a love a good small world moment in New York. This may have

been my favorite of NYFW. As dismounting from my CitiBike (in

full fashion week getup), I ran into a long lost college friend on

his way to a show as well. I will say it again, I love CitiBike!

A little peak at one of my favorite looks from NYFW. What were your favorite

memories from NYFW?

New York Fashion Week Recap Part 1

The tents are no more and the leaves have begun to fall, but NYFW is still fresh in all of our minds. Running from show to show you could hear the chatter about everyones favorite trends. Here are a few of my favorite trends/looks from NYFW. What are your favorites? What will you be rocking Spring/Summer 2014?

Cropped Tops– Cropped tops were one of the major trends this season. Everything from boxy, to fitted and flouncy. Check out some of my favorite variations!

Trina Turk presentation- love the boxy silhouette and pop color.

Trina Turk presentation- Love the boxy yet fitted silhouette in this seasons popular stripe print.

Christian Siriano Runway- Absolutely in love with Christian’s color palette. Especially this yellow

cropped top with flowing high low statement overlay. Such movement and color, a serious must have!

Christian Siriano Runway- This cropped boxy jacket has everything, circle cut swingy sleeves, and just the right geometric print.

Deivie Presentation- Laser cut, pop color, script cropped top, YES PLEASE! The perfect little tee!

Jill Stuart- Super cropped with the perfect little flounce.

Chiffon– This beautiful fabric was seen floating under tunic layered ensembles and dancing down the runway. Here are a few of my favorite.

Tanya Taylor Runway- The prints and color at Tanya Taylor just put you in a happy place.

I loved the simple silhouette here, which was perfectly paired with this very Seurat inspired print and statement jewels.

Trina Turk Presentation- We saw this severely scooped neckline on a number of runways this season.

What I love about this perfect sheath is the simplicity and the fabulous line of color bone. Additionally,

love the use of chiffon in the see though cinched pants, so summer and chic.

Trina Turk Presentation- What more are you looking for in a chic beach coverup?

Ethereal, amazing print and color, need I say more?

Jen Kao- The Jen Kao show was one of the most beautiful I experienced this season.

This flowing, layered, perfection was just a little slice of heaven from the show

that made you feel like you might just be there.

Steven Khalil Runway (in conjunction with Fashion Palette)- Beaded, craping necklines and

just the right amount of skin. Steven Khalil nailed it for the perfect evening statement.

Tomorrow will be a recap of some of the must have accessories from NYFW Spring/Summer 14….because we just can’t get enough accessories 🙂