On the first day of Fashion Week I switched from what I wore to a show earlier that morning to this baby blue dress for the Banana Republic presentation. The dress is a classic cut, and I felt like it resembled Banana’s clean classic/modern style.
I incorporated two hot trends for fall in this look. Baby blue and metallic flats. Baby blue is an unexpected color that will carry on through fall, and it’s one of my favorite colors to wear. It looks good on so many skin tones (especially blue eyes!). I love the intricate pleated layers along the bottom of this shift dress. Long sleeves are also huge right now, and I love that these ones have an extra button and pleating detail that keep the dress more modern. I kept my hair in a low understated messy bun for another modern effect.
A more casual option for fall is this knit baby blue dress. It’s even 40% off right now and fully stocked! I love this dress so much. I own it and wore it in this post. This light blue lace number is also so classic and feminine at such a reasonable price. For something on the higher end side, this dress is absolutely to die for!
My favorite light blue dresses for fall:
When it comes to dressing up, I’m usually a heels girl. However, since I knew I would be in heels 80% of my time in New York, I opted for flats with this look. It added a modern feel to this dress that could look very mature and dated if styled incorrectly. I normally don’t love flats with dresses because I feel like flats make me look short and stumpy, but the point on these flats actually helps elongate my legs. Mirrored flats are huge for fall. I have been wearing mine for the past few months, and I love how they look almost like jewelry on my toes. This perforated silver pair is also a fun twist, as are these silver glittered flats! These ones look almost identical to the sold out pair I am wearing, and they are under $30!
My favorite silver flat options for fall:
I had to share a crazy story that happened to me just after getting to New York:
My flight into New York landed at midnight, so I didn’t get to my hotel until 2:30am. It was a 3 hour time difference for me and it was only 11:30 my time, so it didn’t really feel that late to me. Plus, its the city that never sleeps right?? I checked into our hotel and I was thrown off that there weren’t bellmen around to help me with my million pound luggage (I had some serious calluses pulling that luggage around!). There was only one person at the front dest and I was the only person in the lobby. I stayed in The Roosevelt hotel for the first 2 nights. It was built in the 1920’s, and it felt a lot like the twilight zone getting onto the elevator alone.
My room number was 735, and I got off the elevator and turned left thinking that was the right direction. At this point I was exhausted, but also starting to get a little creeped out at the emptiness of everything, so I walked as fast as I could down the long hall to get to my room. I passed every door and got to the very end of the hall- 732, 733, 734….no 735. My brain wasn’t registering very well at this hour and I walked all the way to the other end of the hall and then clear back again, looking at every door to make sure I didn’t miss it. At this point I was so confused and just ready to get to my room! Just as I was nearing the end of the hall, I could smell marijuana. As I turned the corner there was a man standing outside of the room the smell was coming from, and he was just staring at me. He said, “It’s a little late to be out alone isn’t it?” You guys!! It was just like out of a horror movie! I just gave a quick nod and turned a corner. I was the only person standing in the middle of a long empty hallway and I was SO freaked out! I tried calling the front desk on my phone, but got a general operator that couldn’t transfer me. There was an old service phone by the elevators, right next to the creepy mans room. So I waited for him to go back inside and called the front desk to ask where in the world my room was (hoping the man couldn’t hear me). It turns out the odd numbered rooms were on the other side of the elevators, so I booked it over there almost in tears, so stressed and scared. I finally make it to my room and immediately told Garrett what happened. Thank goodness I was fine and thank goodness nothing happened, but that could have been REALLY bad. I try so hard to be safe and not put myself in scary situations, but this one couldn’t be helped, and I’m just so grateful everything turned out fine. Have you ever had a scary hotel story like this? All of a sudden hotels late at night are so creepy to me!