Monday, September 14, 2015

Hello Monday: rSnyfw party

Oh my goodness, you guys! It's been such a fun and amazing trip! Jenna could not be a more perfect travel partner! If you've been following along on Snapchat (carylee07), I'm sure you're getting an NYC overload! I will have to give you the proper download in another post, but for now, I wanted to share some photos from last night's rewardStyle NYFW party! Naturally, let's start with the outfit!

Originally, I was planning on wearing this dress that I ordered from Amazon and totally packed with me. You can see the flat lay I did for this outfit here. I loved the dress a lot, but it somehow felt a little too sweet for me. The print is perfect and the colors make me happy, but for an event like this, I wanted something that had a little bit more edge to it. I wasn't overly stressed about it, but as we were shopping on Saturday evening, I managed to find this top at H&M and fell in love. I thought it would look fabulous with black tuxedo style shorts, but of course, I could not find any. Instead, I found this body con skirt with the mesh bottom panel at Macy's. It felt perfect together. It ended up being a miracle on 34th Street! (See what I did there?)

Sunnies: Ray Ban | Earrings: Kendra Scott (c/o) | Necklace: Kendra Scott (c/o) | Bracelet: Kendra Scott (c/o) Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (option other fall colors HERE) | Top: H&M (other pattern here) | Bracelet: Kendra Scott (c/o) | Skirt: BCBGeneration | Heels: Valentino (option)

Another little miracle is that our hotel ended up being right across the street from a fashion show venue - Skylight at Moynihan Station. The people watching has been fabulous to say the least! The hotel has been a great central location to everywhere we've had to be, and check out our awesome backdrop to our photos!

I'm sure you've been seeing bits and pieces of the party on Instagram - if not, just scroll through the "rSnyfw" hashtag. You'll see the cute little rooftop spot with little rewardStyle details sprinkled all over the place. Photo ops everywhere, from shoefie spots to a hashtagged pool. Everything was pretty cleverly decorated, I must say!

As soon as we got off the elevator, I literally screamed because the first person I saw was Erica. I didn't expect to see her there at all! Amy Ann and I had already been exchanging messages and texts, so I was definitely excited and had anticipated meeting her, but Erica was a total surprise. I immediately had to take a selfie because it was surreal being in the same room as these ladies!

In true blogger form, we definitely made sure to get proper photos as well. It was so jam packed though - I'm not sure how we managed to clear the floor at times to take photos. It was literally elbow to elbow in here - CRAZY. I joked that the place had to be so flammable from all the hairsprayed heads meandering about. Ha!

We knew rain was in the forecast, though the percent chance of rain had decreased from what the Weather Channel app was telling us from the night before. Luckily, a majority of the rooftop setup was covered, so Jenna and I managed to stay dry.

And one more with me and Amy Ann. I was surprised she was so tall! When we were texting, I had told her that I planned to wear my tallest platform heels since Jenna is so tall and she was going to be my date. Those sandals ended up not working out with the dress I had planned to wear, nor would they have looked right with this outfit either. So, I did opt for high heels, but I could have gained a healthy inch if I had a platform also! So funny that I'm in 4" heels and Amy Ann is practically in flats and she is still much taller than me! She is stunning, no?

I have so much more to talk about, but I am racing against a dying laptop battery right now! More to come! Happy Monday!


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  1. Love your top - it matches your bag so well, what a great last minute purchase! :)

    Glad you had fun at the party, and thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. Love the top, the retro print is so quirky. Have fun in NYC!

  3. I am so there next year, you guys look awesome and yes I would be so short next to everybody.


  4. love the print on your jacket! so cute. Glad you had fun! I want to go so badly.
    Southern Elle Style

  5. You all look gorgeous! Looks like a great event.
    Carrie and Stacy
    CS Gems

  6. It sounds like the perfect whirlwind weekend! Finding that top was an incredible score -- it was made for your purse! I'm still excited to see your new dress too! ;-)


  7. Sounds like you are having a great time in NYC! This top is so pretty and can't wait to hear about your many adventures on this trip. :)


  8. SO fun! I wish I'd gone now. Next year!

  9. You guys look amazing and also looks like you had the time of your life! I so hope to make it to NYFW one of these days!


  10. Looks like you guys had a blast. I got the invite but sadly couldn't make it because of work and kids. Thanks for the recap and hope you have a great week ahead!

  11. So fun! Looks like a great time! Super bummed I didn't make it this year, but hope to see you there next time!

    xx Leah / www.eatpraywearlove.com

  12. You ladies are all so stunning - great to see you all together!


  13. It sounds like an amazing weekend in NYC! How fun that you got to meet Amy Ann. All of you ladies look gorgeous.

  14. This looks incredibly fun! I was totally jealous when I saw your pictures with Amy Ann! It seriously broke my heart to RSVP "no" to that party :(... making a mental note to plan to go next year!! Glad you are having fun!

  15. Sounds like so much fun! Looking forward to your posting about it all! Love you skirt and the bag is divine!


  16. It looks like you had a lot of fun! I love your outfit! That skirt is so neat with the mesh hem, I love the bag, and the heels on those shoes are fabulous!

  17. At the end you still looked amazing. Besides, we are girls, we can change our minds as often as we please!
    I am in LOVE with your shoes!!! The detail of the heel is to die for. It's one of those shoes that can work as an art piece to display:)

  18. This looks like so much fun! I love that top!

  19. How fun! Lucky girls!!



  20. I'm reading this wearing sweats and now I feel like I need to go get all prettied up. Looks like it was a lovely time. :)

  21. You ladies look beautiful, of course! I love this outfit that your spontaneous shopping found - it worked out so well. =)


    I hope you are having a great week so far!


  22. It sounds like you guys are having so much fun!!! I am dying (DYING) over your pumps - those are freaking stunning!!!! And the rest of your outfit is gorgeous as well - that skirt is super fun!
    xoxo Danielle
    For the Love of Leopard

  23. You look like you had so much fun and you all look amazing. I love this outfit more than the dress, the top is so beautiful.

  24. First of all, that floral top is gorgeous. All 4 of you look fabulous for the RSNYFW. How fun that you met Erica and Amy Ann. I knew Amy Ann is like 5.10. These photos are beautiful and you all look so glam. Thanks for sharing this, today.

    <3 Ada.

  25. Eeeeekkkk!!! I'm so impressed you managed to get this up fast. #bloggeroftheyear But seriously, it was a total dream meeting you! I wish we could have hung out more. You're gorgeous and soooo kind! 😘😘 Thanks for your sweet words in this post!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  26. Love seeing following your weekend of fun on IG & Snapchat and it looks like you all had a great time! You and ladies all look so beautiful!


    Would love to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  27. So fun! Looks like such a fabulous time. You look gorgeous by the way!! Love this look on you.