Planning an outfit is my all-time-favorite pastime. I had to wear a uniform to school from ages 6-18, but once in a blue moon we would get "out of uniform" day as a bribe. I spent many sleepless nights, from first grade on, planning my outfits for these coveted days. Fashion Week is the "out of uniform" day (or week, rather) of my adult life.
While anything goes at NYFW, it is certainly the time to bring your "A game" and choose things to wear that reflect your point of view. This season, putting looks together was a bit more challenging considering I had just given birth 6 weeks prior. I didn't want to buy much because I wasn't sure what would fit, so I worked with a lot of pieces that were already in my closet. I found it easier to take several dresses I already owned and loved and style them up with some creative accessorizing. A dress is always the easiest answer in a fashion crunch because it's one piece so it either works or it doesn't. As a general rule, dresses also tend to be less fussy than separates, so they leave more room for accessories to shine (literally). Below are some shots from Fashion Week.