#NYFW Street Style: Burgundy

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If you follow me on instagram, you know that I spent a good majority of New York Fashion Week covering the street style trends at Lincoln Center (the main hub for fashion week shows). Now, don’t get me wrong. I throughly enjoy people watching and good, true, creative personal style. But the “street style” at Lincoln Center bordered on too much. I’m all for dressing up for the occasion, but spending all afternoon leaning against walls and strutting from one spot to the other just hoping to be “candidly” photographed, just isn’t my cup of tea. I lean more toward everyday street style and seeing how normal people, doing normal things interpret and wear fashion trends.

But this post isn’t about the posers and attention seekers who “attend” fashion week. There’s a Jimmy Kimmel sketch for that. This post is about my favorite color for the fall: burgundy (or sangria as pantone calls it).  And through the posers and terrible outfits, there were some gems at throughout New York during fashion week donning this full-bodied red wine trend.

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And as the iphone owner budding photographer I am, I snapped a few shots myself ^_^

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From presentation to parties, sidewalk to rooftops, I’ve be WORKING this fashion week, so you should go follow me on instagram for all the fun updates.

Harlem’s Fashion Row Blogger Breakfast

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New York Fashion Week is here ladies and gentlemen! And what better way to kick off a week of fashion shows and events than with the Harlem’s Fashion Row Blogger Breakfast sponsored by McDonald’s McCafe and Pandora Jewelry held yesterday downtown.

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A bit of background: Harlem’s Fashion Row is social company that provides a voice for designers of color through a creative platform that enables these designers to sell and present their collections to key leaders within the fashion industry. There newest initiative, Harlem’s Fashion Row University aims to assist student designers develop their design business by holding a contest specifically for HBCU fashion students.

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HARLEM’S FASHION ROW UNIVERSITY FASHION DESIGNER WINNER TRAVONNE WALKER SPEAKING TO THE AUDIENCE

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The Hottest Color for Fall: Burgundy

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As I was doing my pre fashion week shopping last week, I was excited to see that this color is back again! Whether you call it oxblood or burgundy, this deep red shade is on fire for fall. It’s a deep jewel tone that inspires an air of sophistication and warmth for the upcoming season. From velvet booties to ruby necklaces, its easy to update your fall look with any one of my favorite fall burgundy pieces. You can click on the any of the pictures or links below for more product information!

 

Striped Textured Dress • MANGO • $39.99

Evie Printed Wide Leg Trousers • Boohoo • $35.99

LORD & TAYLOR Tattersall Suede Ankle Boots • Lord & Taylor • $64.48

Steve Madden Cinch • Steve Madden • $64.99

Steve Madden Lorreta • Steve Madden • $99.99

H&M – Handbag – Black – Ladies • H&M • $39.95

H&M – Handbag – Black – Ladies • H&M • $49.95

Carlyle Wallet On A String • Henri Bendel • $228.00

Burgundy Stone Leaf Necklace • Dorothy Perkins • $25.00

LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Leanna Scarf • Lauren Ralph Lauren • $45.00

Cubicle Chic: 3 Ways To Wear Leopard In The Office

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Season after season, leopard is on trend. And why not? It’s a fun print that has serious personality. However, in the office or not, it is still a difficult print to wear. It’s one of those patterns that if done correctly, is very chic, but if executed poorly can be quite unflattering.

The pros certainly outweigh the cons and it’s worth trying this eternal trend. Here’s how to wear leopard in the workplace.

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For a corporate look, try a dark, subtle leopard pattern like this Dorothy Perkins skirt. It adds dimension to a simple look without being overwhelming. From a distance you really can’t even tell it’s leopard print! Mix in a silky white skirt {with a belt to cinch the waist}, a pair of fun heels and a Sole Society top handle bag for a professional meets chic style.

 

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My Favs From Altuzarra x Target

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Now you know I looooove a good designer collaboration. And Target does it for me every time. This time around Target is uniting yet again with New York based ready-to-wear designer Joseph Altuzarra. Altuzarra was also a part of the Holiday 24 collection where he produced a martini shaker, serving tray and gilded glasses. (My mother and I may or may not have 2 sets each of these glasses between the two of us because we were obsessed with the Holiday 24 collection. May or may not.) Anyway, this new collection launches on September 14th at Target, Target.com and ships internationally through net-a-porter.com.

Now… As a sometimes straight size sometimes plus size woman, this collection may or may not fit me. This happened with the Kate Young, Phillip Lim and Peter Pillato collections. Some plus size bloggers are calling for a boycott of Target until they expand the line into plus size. Personally I’m not boycotting Target because I looovveeee it and I shop there for everything. But I do agree these collections should be offered in plus sizes because we are shoppers too. I spend a ton of money at Target. Some times in the plus department, sometimes in the straight size department. Not to mention I’ve patronized almost every collab since Zac Posen, if only to buy accessories.

Anywhoooo. I’ll probably plan a trip home and drag spend quality time shopping with my mother and at least try on a few pieces. Because I’ve see video from the Phillip Lim debacles at the Targets in New York and I do not have the time. If they fit, Here are the pieces I’ll be reaching for:

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Will you be standing in line for this collab? Or are you over it?

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