This will not be your “typical” post about New York Fashion Week, but then again, I’m not your typical blogger. I know it’s a dream for a lot of people to be a part of it, and I would be lying to you if I didn’t admit it’s personally been a dream of my own to attend New York Fashion Week. I’m happy to say this dream finally came true! I was invited to events and runway shows for NYFW with my own credentials as a fashion blogger {insert jazz hands}!!

Thanks goes out to Style Collective and Annie Spano for all the support along the way. Everything was as fabulous as I always imagined. It was a whirlwind that blew my mind to say the least, and was also very exhausting, but I loved every minute of it.

Here’s my own personal recap of New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/2018

Day 1

Mother Nature is just funny like that because of course, the first day, there were blizzard conditions on the East Coast! Go figure. But hey, the show must go on. Sadly, I had to give away my tickets for that day, and I missed amazing runway shows by Nicholas K, Ane Amour, Malan Breton, Katie Gallagher, and Michael Costello. It was supposed to be a day full of back to back shows for me, but alas, Mother Nature won that day…sigh. I look forward to covering these designers and more next season in September.

Day 2

On Day 2 of NYFW, I braved the elements to attend the Dan Liu runway show. It was really cold and the city streets were a combination of ice and slush, so I went with a real outfit and snow boots – yep!

Photo by: Alicia T. Chew

Outfit Details for What I Wore:

Sweater by Ann Taylor: HERE

Jeans by Express: HERE

Boots by Sorel: HERE

Earrings by Ann Taylor: HERE

Coat by Free People (sold out…sorry)

The theme of the Dan Liu Fall/Winter 2017/2018 collection was “The Fairy Tale of Autumn” and it was just beautiful. The show included versatile looks, with models sporting a variety of dresses with different patterns, styles, and cuts. Here are some of my favorite looks from the show:


Next up, was Chinese luxury designer LANYU who debuted the Fall/Winter 2017 Collection at New York Fashion Week.  This show was absolutely stunning. Inspired by her mother’s hometown, the designer showcased her collection with 40 looks incorporating soothing mint and jade hues, as well as power pink (my personal favorite) and sky tones. Feminine dresses and romantic details took the stage on the models that day.

Here are some of my favorites:

Next, I headed over to a Style Soiree with Stylinity hosted by Lulu Frost. Supermodel Veronica Webb  spent the afternoon chatting with Gergana Ivanova  from Fashion is my Fortee on their journey in the fashion and blogging industry. It was so great to hear their motivational and inspiring stories, all while sipping on some bubbles…not bad for a Friday afternoon in February.

Bonus: Veronica Webb is maybe the sweetest person you could ever meet.

I was super exhausted after all that, so I’m pretty sure I just went to grab a burger, and headed home to get ready for the next full day…

Day 3

ShopStyle Social House was the highlight of NYFW Day 3 for me. Meeting so many new people, blogger babes, fashion lovers, more bubbly, and racks of gorgeous clothes…these were a few of my favorite things!

The pink rack was my favorite…obviously…

Here is what I wore:

Photo by: Gail G.

Outfit Details for What I Wore:

Dress by Zac Posen: Similar one HERE

Shoes by & Other Stories: Similar ones HERE

Fur by Guess: Similar one HERE

Lipstick by NARS: HERE

I met so many of my Style Collective Sisters that day #SCsisterlove

Photo by: @boraimages

And guys, they let me borrow 2 items of clothing and 1 accessory {JOY!!}…

Here’s what I picked and the outfit details:

The Rainier Leather Motto Jacket by The Arrivals: HERE

Cynthia Rowley Criss Cross Ruffle Skirt: HERE and HERE

Alexis Bittar Earrings: Similar ones HERE

After ShopStyle Social House, I headed to a fabulous dinner at Tao Downtown with my SC Sisters. The food, the service and the ambience was amazing. We had a great time.

Day 4

The next day was followed by brunch at Pennsylvania 6 with my Style Collective Sisters. More bubbly…more good times, and fashion shows…a perfect Sunday!

Photo by: @boraimages

Next I was off to the Leanne Marshall runway show, about to have my mind blown.

Here’s what I wore at the Papyrus lounge in Skylight Clarkson.

Leanne Marshall‘s FW17 runway show was truly a fantasy collection that took my breath away. Her designs included silk chiffon dresses and gowns, silk charmeuse and lace. Every piece in her collection was romantic and feminine, in colors ranging from mauve, chocolate and red, to tan, taupe and shell pink, gray, black and ivory. This show was truly breathtaking and what dreams are made of.

Here a few of my favorite looks:

Day 5

Day 5 started with luxurious pampering at DreamDry. I felt like a cute little ballerina after they washed my hair and toweled me up to get me ready for my blowout.

And of course, more bubbly as I got my hair done.

Here’s the finished look. I felt like one of Charlie’s Angels. Nothing wrong with a little pampering after days of running around to different shows and events.

Photo by: @boraimages

Day 6

And we arrive at Day 6 of NYFW, which fell on February 14th, Valentine’s Day. Of course there was no fashion show or event that was going to keep me away from spending time with my lil man, because #priorities…

Thank you so much for reading. My first New York Fashion Week is in the books.

Can’t wait for September!

After some much needed rest, of course…

xoxo Karen

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Wow! Looked like an amazing time! So happy you got to experience it all. Totally jelly of your ShopStyle moment, you slayed in that pink ruffle skirt! the Lanyu show looked amazing!


Thanks so much, Komal! It was a great time. And yes, I’m still in awe of my ShopStyle moment! Thanks, girl! xoxo


Such a dream! Everything looked so amazing Karen.❤️

Abrazos– Gladys


Thanks, mama! I really appreciate the love.
xoxo Karen


These pictures are amazing! I can’t wait to go to NYFW in sept 🙂


Aw, thanks girl! Yay! Do it! We can go to some shows together!
xoxo Karen


Great post! Can’t wait for September!!


Thanks, babe! Yes, I can’t wait either! So much fun!
Thanks for the love!
xoxo Karen


Loving the recap. Looks like best week ever! You look amazing. The Lanyu and Leanne Marshall collections are so beautiful. I’m in LOVE ❤️❤️


Girl, I feel the same way! Definitely could’ve walked away with everything on the runway. Just so beautiful!
Thanks for the love ❤️
xoxo Karen


It was definitely a great experience! I’m so glad I got to meet you, pretty girl. Can’t wait for Sept!!! <3


My fellow Karencita…it was amazing to meet you too beautiful! Watch out if I don’t head down to DC before September to connect with all you gorgeous girls! xoxo Karen


LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! I wasn’t able to do fashion week this go round so I loved living vicariously through you 😉 this looked absolutely amazing thanks so much for sharing!!


Aw, thank you so much for the love, Air! You’re always so supportive. I hope we can connect during Fashion Week in September, girl!
Thanks for reading and for the positive feedback!


Wow, it was such an amazing show. I have to be honest that I am very jealous of you 🙈 But thank you for sharing your experienc with us. I love all the outfits you wore to attend the show too love. 😍


Oh my gosh, thanks so much Victoria! You’re so very sweet! Your feedback means a lot to me and I appreciate the love always ❤️ xoxo Karen


LOVE….everything!!! I finally got to catch up…Looked like a great time for sure. So glad you got to experience this and more importantly, share with all of us!


Aw, thanks Priscilla! It was definitely a blast. I’m glad you had a chance to read and I love your feedback!
Thanks so much girl!
xoxo Karen


Congratulations my dear! It’s amazing when hard work pays off. What a dream it must have been. I really like the first show, loving the colors and the classy pieces. I’ve seen parts of the Michael Costello show (through insta stories) and I loved it As well! It’s really cool to understand how a fashion blogger spends fashion week so thank you for sharing your experience! Living in Europe, NYFW is the one I know less about.
Have a great day!


Hi in Europe, Filipa! I can’t express just how much I appreciate your feedback. It really means a lot to me. Thank you for the well wishes and for the love.
All the best to you, babe!! xoxo Karen


Lucky gal! Thank you for capturing all these amazing moments for all of us that are still to go. 🙂


Hey Dali! Aw, thank you so much for reading and for your feedback. You’ll go to the shows one season, I just know it!
xoxo Karen


Seriously reliving NYFW all over again by reading this! We were at a lot of the same shows too 🙂

Caitlin, Beauty & Colour


It was such a blast! I wish I would’ve met you in between shows! Maybe in September!
xoxo Karen


Happy for you that you able to experience the fashion week, for sure it’s a dream come true for you. I love how you look on the last three photos. And yes, aside from the glamour, there’s no place like home.

Enjoy your weekend with your love ones.


Aw, hey Audrina! Thank you for taking the time to read my story! You’re so sweet, and I appreciate you! ❤️
It’s true…as much as I love all the glam, the happiest I ever am is when I’m with my lil man and my hubby. There’s never any place that could ever be better!
Hope you’re doing well…xoxo Karen

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