It’s Not Fall Until It’s Fashion Week

And thank god it’s Fashion Week. As you probably know, Fashion’s Night Out is tonight, which kicks off New York Fashion Week, which kicks off all the Spring 2013 shows. But as much as I wish I was in SoHo right now, unfortunately I’m still on campus. Not that college isn’t awesome, it’s just that Connecticut will never be able to measure up to Fashion Week. I tried to get myself home in time for tonight. For the love of fashion blogging, I tried, but it didn’t work out with the train schedule and like a true city girl, I can’t drive. So I’m forced to observe this FNO and NYFW from behind my computer screen instead of behind my new camera.

But enough complaining about not being in New York City. There is a greater implication of NYFW that effects even the students at Connecticut College. It’s fall. Finally! I never thought I would follow “it’s fall” with “finally!”, but that’s the interesting thing about fashion. Summer has always been my favorite season. You know, sun, beach, no homework. Normally I would never want to rush summer to a close, but as my love for fashion has grown, so has my appreciation for fall and spring. Why? Because they are the most fashion-friendly seasons. Obviously wearing the same winter coat with jeans and boots every day is not the most fashion-forward outfit I can think of. Summer gives you much more room to breathe fashion-wise, but the heat does put a major damper on exercising your layering skills. My point is that my three pairs of denim shorts got old at least a month ago and I really missed my blazers. Apart from the fact that the beginning of the school year this time around didn’t seem like total doom and gloom since college is much more fun than high school, and not only is FNO and NYFW a fashion blogger’s best friend, but this year I’m excited for fall because unlike it’s predecessor, the sartorial opportunities are endless. Welcome to Fashion Week.

Side note: I would love to get outfit posts back up and running, but I have yet to find a photographer here, so… I’m working on that.

Side note #2: I survived my first full week of college classes! Wooo!

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The Big One-Eight

I have a day and a half left to be seventeen. For the past two years I have spent my birthday getting a mani-pedi, going to the Barney’s Warehouse sale, and spending the evening with my friends. It’s been a good routine, but three times isn’t the charm this year. The Barney’s sale is online (there is a physical sale, but it starts the day after my birthday, which is also the day I leave for college). So I will most likely be spending at least part of the day packing, and the other part of the day trying to figure out how to register to vote. Exciting, I know.

Anyway, I hate when you ask people what they want for their birthday and they say “I don’t know”, so here’s my birthday wishlist should you feel so inclined to get me a present. 😀

Free People Blue Velvet Chambray Buttondown $118

I wear my Madewell denim shirt, like, all the time (see it in action here, here, here, and here), so I know I would get a lot of use out of this one. It would be fun to change it up with a darker wash, plus I love the bib-like top and the velvet detail.

Zara High Heel Sandal with Ankle Strap $70

I saw these shoes on Carolina of Fashion Squad and loved them (see her posts featuring the shoes here and here). I have a few pairs of black heels already, but none of them are very college party appropriate. They are all either too uncomfortable to realistically spend more than five minutes in, have more of a job interview-height heel, or are a little too fancy. These have a high enough heel to be fun, but are also much more wearable because they have minimal contact with skin, especially around the heel, which makes them much more comfortable. They would look cute with any party dress and tights for a night out, or even with jeans and a fitted sweater for a day when I want to look more put-together.

Karla Deras x Roman Luxe Python Cuff Bracelet $77

I’m not as oh-my-god-I-need-that about this as much as the other items on the list, but I do think it’s really fun and cute and a great way to add umph to an outfit. Check out Karla’s fashion blog, Karla’s Closet, and the rest of her collection for Roman Luxe here.

Influence Leopard & Mesh Skater Dress $42

This is hands down my most wanted item on the list. I’ve had my eye on this dress forever, it’s so adorable. The black mesh panels tone down the leopard print, and the full skirt makes it effortlessly cute and feminine.

Mingle iPhone Case $35

How perfect is this iPhone case? I love the blurred gold sequins and the hint of light purple (my favorite color).

Or a Sephora gift card. I would always be happy with a Sephora gift card. What do you think of my birthday wishlist?

Sorry for the silence in the last week, I’ve been super busy trying to get everything I need for college. I will try as hard as I can to keep posting regularly but, you know, I am moving in four days.