Over the last month and a half, I have come to a startling conclusion about my 5 year blogging excursion. Beloveds, I am a seasonal blogger. As a matter of fact, I do my best blogging in Spring and Summer. In the Fall, I barely scrape by with posts becoming fewer and fewer. After the New Year and Winter has firmly taken hold of New York City, I fall completely off my blogging schedule until Fashion Week during the 2nd week of February. It is that, that usually awakens me from my fashion slumber. But I haven’t done New York Fashion Week in February in 2 years. I dabbled but haven’t really been committed since 2014.
Photography by Nigel Isaiah
Dress: Cameo | Jeans: H&M | Boots: Stella McCartney | Coat: Thrifted from Brooklyn Flea
I hate Winter. I very strongly dislike being cold. I also find that there is no way to look even remotely cute or inspiring in regards to fashion in a bubble coat. No matter how chic said bubble coat is! I always end up bringing some form of Spring and Summer into my Winter outfits. I have to show some skin, even if it is 20 degrees; whether that be an ankle with a bootie or a knee with distressed jeans, or an off the shoulder top. I can never fully commit to winterwear. Thus, I’m totally fine with the fact that I am a seasonal blogger and you probably won’t find great Winter outfit inspiration from this space, but there’s always a story here for you. I’ve finally tried the dress over denim trend. Can’t say I liked it very much but it worked. It’s a pretty cool way to layer some of my summer/spring/fall dresses through the winter. This Cameo dress was one I wanted so badly and never really had an occasion to wear. Maybe for Valentine’s Day with a long duster jacket and my Brian Atwoods and a pair of thick socks, I can get a good wear out of it.[aesop_content color=”#FFFFFF” background=”auto” columns=”2″ position=”none” imgrepeat=”no-repeat” floaterposition=”left” floaterdirection=”up”]Speaking of New York Fashion Week, I had a conversation this afternoon with fellow blogger and fashion writer Nigel. He has been covering mens fashion week and is eager to start women’s next week. We both feel that there has been a shift in fashion week and that sooner or later, things will change dramatically. I personally don’t think fashion week, or rather fashion shows will be around much longer. If they are I think it will be on a smaller streamable scale. A lot of designers, such as Rebecca Minkoff, are starting to show the clothes that are actually available to purchase. Which is a very smart move. I mean who wants to wait 6-8 months for the clothing they see on the runway today to come out? We can barely wait 5 minutes for a chai tea latte with an extra pump and whip cream at Starbucks (my drink of choice, you should give it a try it’s delicious). I think showing the clothing that is available for purchase will be a lot more lucrative for designers. But as far as New York Fashion Week (when it’s cold), I’m over it. Everything I want to see I can catch online with the exception of Paris. Paris Fashion Week is always a good idea. There is a whole different feel to Paris than New York. Maybe I’m just jaded and weary of standing and straining. But honestly, I’m still happy to be a part of the charade, I’m just not quite sure the direction it will be able to sustain itself in the long run here in New York City. [/aesop_content]
What get’s you out of your Winter slumber?
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I always resonate with your posts Monroe. & i’m digging the dress over denim. Its right on par with your kool girl chic esthetic