STYLE: New York Fashion Week, Part I

This year I was lucky enough to attend a presentation, two runway shows, and two blogger events at New York Fashion Week. It had been a lifelong dream to attend and, with the help of some friends, my readers, and my Style Collective sisters, that dream came true! While you may have seen some of what I experienced on Instagram, Snapchat (@jljay85) and Facebook, I wanted to share EVERYTHING with you here. Hope you enjoy the three part recap! Parts II and III are coming next week!

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And away we go!

STYLE: New York Fashion Week, Part I

Waiting For The Train to NYC

Earrings: Kinsley Armelle, Sunglasses: J.Crew, Watch: Tory Burch (Thank You Damsel In Dior)

Cynthia Rowley Presentation

My first exposure to NYFW was the Cynthia Rowley Presentation!

After work on Thursday, I hopped on a train and landed at Pennsylvania Station. I then hailed a cab and headed downtown to Cynthia Rowley’s studio. I arrived approximately thirty minutes early, an eternity in NYFW time it seems, because I was 10th in line! By the time they were letting everyone in, the line stretched all the way around the block and then some.

It was hot, humid and sticky out. You could feel the heat on you. I was definitely questioning my reasoning for wearing three quarter sleeves… I was, however, ridiculously comfortable in my LBD and flats. No heels for me!

Once we entered, you could see all of the models behind a see-through curtain, playing in a room of white feathers. It was almost as if there was a MAJOR pillow fight before the presentation started. Surrounded by white feathers, it felt like we were in a dream. It really was the perfect backdrop to showcase this collection! The collection was full of bright colors and patterns, and used many silky fabrics and flowy silhouettes. I also noticed lots of lace embellishments. When it was finally time to leave and head to my next event, I was COVERED in feathers. I wasn’t bothered by it at all though. It showed everyone in NYC how much fun I had at the presentation!

My favorite piece from the collection was the bright fuchsia dress that I photographed below. I could totally imagine wearing it with some great black pumps!

To see the ENTIRE SS17 collection click HERE.

STYLE: New York Fashion Week, Part I

Dress: Reformation, Shoes: Chloe, Bag: Clare V., Earrings: Kinsley Armelle

STYLE: New York Fashion Week, Part I

Feathers Everywhere

STYLE: New York Fashion Week, Part I

STYLE: New York Fashion Week, Part I

STYLE: New York Fashion Week, Part I

The One, The Only, Cynthia Rowley

STYLE: New York Fashion Week, Part I


Lulu’s Style Studio

I was so excited when I received the invite for the Lulu’s Style Studio. I had heard amazing things about it and let me tell you, it did not disappoint!

I (of course) arrived thirty minutes early and was 5th in line! Being one of the first to be let in was clutch. I had first dibs on all of the SWAG! Lulu’s, LAQA & Co., Nume, PopchipsSigma BeautyBlack Swan Clothing and others gave away clothing and product to every attendee. And I was one of the first to get on the list to be sketched by one of the artists they had there. They were so popular that within the first hour they had to stop taking names. It was around this time that all of my Style Collective sisters had made their way inside. It was so fun to hang out, have cocktails, and get our hair and nails done together. It was a good old fashioned hang out session.

I wore one of the dresses that Black Swan gifted to me the very next day to Dan Liu, my very first runway show, and the ShopStyle Social House!

STYLE: New York Fashion Week, Part I

STYLE: New York Fashion Week, Part I

STYLE: New York Fashion Week, Part I

STYLE: New York Fashion Week, Part I

That’s Me!

STYLE: New York Fashion Week, Part I

STYLE: New York Fashion Week, Part I

Braid Crown Twins with Ilona of Small Wallet – Trendy Closet

Top: J.Crew, Skirt: J.Crew, Jacket: Loft, Necklace: Maya Brenner, Shoes: J.Crew

STYLE: New York Fashion Week, Part I

STYLE: New York Fashion Week, Part I

The Prettiest Flower Wall

STYLE: New York Fashion Week, Part I

STYLE: New York Fashion Week, Part I

Me and My Style Collective Sisters



  1. September 22, 2016 / 3:45 pm

    So cute! I had so much fun with you! Wish I could have gone to Cynthia Rowley! 🙂

  2. September 22, 2016 / 5:51 pm

    Looks like such a fun event! I’m hoping I can experience fashion week someday. And how cool that you got first dibs on the the goodies 🙂

  3. September 22, 2016 / 7:55 pm

    YAY loved this recap! I wish that we had been early to everything – the traffic was SO bad! I can’t wait for the next NYFW!! 🙂 Loved meeting you! xo Annie

  4. September 22, 2016 / 8:41 pm

    That’s so awesome!! The Lulu’s party and Cynthia Rowley presentation looked like a blast, and you looked like you had the best time! xoxo

  5. September 23, 2016 / 1:35 am

    I am so jealous, looks like an amazing week 🙂 Thanks for sharing !

  6. September 23, 2016 / 3:01 am

    How fun that you were able to go! I love getting your behind-the-scenes perspective. The halo braid at the Lulu’s party is very pretty.
    xoxo, erin |

  7. September 23, 2016 / 3:14 am

    What a fun time! Loved your outfit!

  8. September 23, 2016 / 4:26 pm

    Wow, it looks like you had the BEST time!! What an experience for you. Hope I can join you next year! xo

  9. September 23, 2016 / 9:02 pm

    That is so awesome that you got to meet Cynthia Rowley! it looks like you had a blast! I hope to attend next year!


  10. September 24, 2016 / 1:48 am

    The post is just fantastic! Have a nice day:)

  11. September 24, 2016 / 2:07 am

    You look great in these photos; looks like a lot of fun at the events! Hopefully will be able to join next year with Style Collective Sisters 🙂

    ~Jessica |

  12. September 24, 2016 / 5:18 am

    This looks like such a fun time, and I’m so glad to have read this. I’ve been living vicariously through everyone else’s stories, snaps and posts! Next year for me I’m hoping! xx Adaleta Avdic

  13. September 24, 2016 / 8:06 am

    This looks amazing! What an experience of a life time. One day perhaps! Chloe (A Cold Cup of Chloe) x