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NYFW Diary Part 1

Starting part 1 of my NYFW recap! I didn’t realize how many photos I took and wanted to share, so instead of bombarding one post I decided to just break it up into two.  I’ll give a mini overview of what I did and wore each day.
This season, I divided my stay between two nights at a hotel and the rest at my friend’s apartment.  One of my favorite bedding brands Under The Canopy teamed up with The Gregory Hotel to create a pop-up suite during fashion week.  They took an empty room at the front of the hotel and literally created a suite.  I was really blown away by how they were able to do this in such a short amount of time.  I mean seriously it was the coolest thing and I kind of felt like I was staying in a mini apartment.  Loved it!  Under The Canopy created one of the most comfortable sleeping experiences I have ever had.  No lie.  I slept like a baby in the midst of all their pillows.  It was hard for me to get photos of the entire room at once, but if you follow me on snapchat [natymichele] I gave a mini tour of the room.  They set it up in such a way that I just felt very relaxed and at ease.  I really wish my bedroom looked like this!  The Gregory Hotel is a boutique hotel, so it has a smaller and more welcoming feel, which I love.  Everyone there was so sweet and definitely helped to make my stay extra special.  I did not want to leave.  Thanks so much to UTC & The Gregory!

 So before I get into it, let me just say that this fashion week was a lot different than the other ones.  To be very honest, I did not like the new location and set up at all.  Everything was just so spread apart, the vibe was different, and getting cabs/ubers was a hassle.  I spent way too much on taxis and ended up missing out on a couple of things.  By the end of the first day, I was really ready to just say forget it and head back to Jersey.  The pouring rain on Thursday did not help much either.  I stuck it out though and I am actually really happy that I did because I got to see so many people that I rarely get to spend time with and they just made this NYFW extra special for me.  Seriously, that was the best part for me.  Going to fashion week was always a dream of mine and I am very thankful and appreciative to be able to continue to attend and see some of my favorite designers.    It is a great experience and a lot of fun, but please believe that it is not always so glamorous and amazing as it may appear to be.  There’s a lot that goes on behind-the-scenes.  Just being 100% honest.  With that said, I did have a great time with my loves and here’s a mini breakdown of the first half of the week!


On day 1 I wore these printed culottes that I scored on major sale at Nordstrom Rack along with this crop top that I also got for over 50% off at Bloomingdales.  You know I love my sales!  I feel like this outfit was a little bit of a risk for me because I have never worn culottes before.  I am so short and I know that this length can be tricky, but I just went for it.  When I find something that I love, I will wear it no matter what.  I think the hat was a great finishing touch too.  It was super windy so shooting in this was hard.  I wore this to the Desigual show, one of my favorites because of the vibrant colors and prints.  After that I went to a few events and spent time with a few friends. 🙂

Wearing Shop Tobi Top & Porte Mode Skirt


 My babe Lillian

Elena, Becky, Lexi, Elaine <3

Day 2 I wore the suspenders from yesterday’s post for the Betsey Johnson show.  Absolutely loved it and it was my first time attending!  Before the show I went to the Tresemme suite to get my hair done which was fun!  After that I just went to a few other things like showrooms, coffee shops, an event with Vogue and then dinner with my girl Lillian.


Day 3 was one of my favorites!  I ended up skipping just about everything I had to just enjoy time with my friends. 🙂  Menswear has been inspiring me so much more lately, so I wore this long vest and plaid wide brim hat that I am obsessed with, both from forever21 with Aero Jeans and Target pumps.  I went to brunch and really just enjoyed the day.  I had to head back to the upper west side to stay at my friend’s apartment so I ended up just staying in and ordering seamless.  🙂


Carbs vs Greens? Haha I totally had both.  Can’t wait to get back on my 21 day fix routine. 🙂 

Power walks with my loves Elaine & Kristin <3


 I’ll be back tomorrow with the 2nd post and next week I will get back on track with my Life Chats and can’t wait to share new things with you all!  Hope you enjoyed part 1! <3


  1. I LOVE the suspender outfit and the last look the most. So so good. I'm so burnt out on fashion week I didn't even go lol.


  2. I love the fact that you are really honest about all the behind the scenes we need more bloggers like you 🙂

    • Thanks so much! I just think it's really important to be honest with my readers. xo

  3. wooow that's a dream…love your looks!!!
    Be Happy withFashion

  4. Sounds like you had a wonderful time! Thanks for the great pics!

    Xo Ally

  5. I love your vest and hat combo – so chic! Looks like a fun NYFW! It's my dream to go someday 🙂

  6. Dab

    Babe you are looking so fabulous in that suspensor outfit love love love it ,I adore your first look as well .You are so lucky that you are part of NYC and obviously that fashion show .The food seems scrumptious thanks a ton for this post love.

  7. Sometimes it's best to ditch your plans and go with the flow. So awesome that you made the best of it. I love all your outfits and your are working that new haircut! Love it!! 🙂

  8. Hehe. The fashion week of New York is a top of all fashion shows. My company of wholesale trade of clothes should visit one of top fashion weeks someday. 🙂

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