Ahoy Autumn/Winter NYFW

Pretty off the shoulder denim outfit for spring
Pretty off the shoulder denim outfit for spring
Gold knuckle rings and multi-finger rings
Alexander McQueen skull clutch

Asos back midi length wool coat / Alexis off the shoulder top / Citizens Of Humanity dark wash pencil skirt / H&M booties / Krewe cat eye sunglasses / Alexander McQueen 'britannia Skull' box clutch / Ted Rossi black cuff similar here / Alexis Bittar floating crystal ring / Elizabeth & James 'Berlin' white topaz knuckle ring / Eddie Borgo pavé pyramid stud earring / wardrobe courtesy of Tootsies / shot by Bekka Palmer

Oh, the determination to be ahead of the curve. Even at the risk of freezing nose hairs off at New York's Autumn / Winter fashion week, I wanted to look 'current.' It would be my first opportunity to be in the same room (actually room, after room, after room) packed full of fashion's biggest celebrities. So, dressing ahead of season's schedule, on this segway to Spring, it seemed reasonable to expose shoulders and ankles from what should be underneath layers, even if it was freezing. 

When my blogging & traveling buddy, Lyndsey of L. Avenue, and I started packing things we wanted to wear, we sprung for colorful Spring. So, we crossed our un-mittened fingers that the well-working heating systems of NYC would keep us warm despite our ahead-of-season-wares. I realized soon after the thermometer dipped under 30 degrees we were screwed. Without much else in my suitcase, I threw on a flimsy chiffon crop top and denim skirt, with a coat as my only barrier from snow during our Soho-show-hopping.  The rest of the days and night were filled with party dresses of mini lengths and ripped jeans, enough to turn a Texan into an icicle. The best part of the trip may have all the fun fun we made of our southern belle selves.

As the ice-cold cookie crumbles, this turned out to be a good strategy for NYFW, in the sea of smart dressers, Lynds and I shone like bright daffodils emerging from stale city snow and captured a nano-second of fame (click here, here and here) in editorials. Even if we were called funny and impractical, I'd rather shiver...as long as I have hot Texas to come home to.