Hot showrooms, long waiting lines, funky smelling Ubers and an array of resting bitch faces are only a few things that made my first trip to New York and NYFW one of the best times – I mean, what would fashion week be like without those things? Despite some of the non-ideal conditions of the frantic running around, hangry-ness and motion sickness from non-stop car rides — the dimming of lights, first beat of music, and first step a model would take on the runway in a breathtaking look brought me so much joy that I cannot wait to go back.

I don’t think my experience could have been as great if it weren’t for the group of girls I was surrounded by. These ladies really knew the ropes of it all and how to get the best out of everything. Now, onto my recap!

NYFW Days 1 & 2 

The trip started out not so good because our flight was cancelled the day we were supposed to fly out. That night, Olivia Palermo was doing a meet and greet at Banana Republic and unfortunately I had to miss. The silver lining is that we thought being there 6 full days was a little much – so this gave us an extra day to hang out and relax. On the second night of NYFW, we arrived at the hotel and immediately got in a car to attend a meet and greet at Thakoon with Chriselle Lim of the Chriselle Factor and Danielle from We Wore What. I was definitely fan-girling because I love Chriselle – she is my skin care guru!

NYFW | Chriselle Lim


Vintage Chanel blazer // Burgundy booties // White button down // Distressed jeans

NYFW Outfit

NYFW Day 3 

This was a super busy day. Nicole and I woke up bright and early to go get our hair done at the Amika salon – the ladies did an amazing job on our hair! I ended up getting a little riskay and chose the boxer braids style because I thought it would look awesome with my outfit. Shout out to my girl Nicole for taking some bad ass pics of me on this day!


NYFW Street Style

NYFW Day 3 Street style


Shout out to @photosbytifff for capturing my street style!

Vanessa Renae | NYFW Street Style


Faux fur jacket // Camo blouse // Black pant // Snake print belt // Leopard booties // Le Specs sunglasses

Winter outfit idea

After we got our hair done we attended the ShopStyle party. It was so exciting to meet all of the bloggers I follow on social media in person! It was so great to meet Color Me Courtney!


Jill Stuart

She had a victorian witchy vibe going on – which was absolutely stunning.



The outerwear was breath taking!


Francesca Liberatore

The textures and proportions made this designers collection a real head turner.

NYFW Day 4 

This day started off great because we had the opportunity to attend another event. This one was hosted by Bloglovin’. Pastries and complimentary massages – what else could a girl ask for? It was great to meet some familiar faces and new ones! It was pretty rainy this day, so I opted for an all black look.

All black outfit

Black leather jacket

Black fringe jacket


Leather jacket // Fringe jacket // Faux leather pant // Sheer sleeve top // Black booties // Le Specs sunglasses

All black outfit idea


Leanne Marshall

The balance of structure and romantic flowiness was too good.


Jenny Packham

Lady-like fit with a girl boss attitude. Obsessed with how beautiful her collection was.

NYFW Day 5 

Day 5 of NYFW was a lot more tame than our first few days. We only had two shows to go to this day so it was nice to be able to recharge our batteries in the hotel room. Props to E! News channel for playing good movies on TV. On this day I opted for a very Olivia Palermo-inspired look. Even though I wasn’t able to meet her, please believe her style inspiration was still taken into consideration.

Navy Military Coat

Olivia Palermo inspired NYFW Style

Belted sweater and slip dress

Vanessa Renae Blogger | NYFW Street Style


Coat // Slip dress // Boots // Sweater // Belt



Katty Xiomara

50s inspired looks with a touch of sparkle – this designers looks were unique nonetheless.

Nina Tiari

This up and coming designer created blazers and pants that you can’t help but swoon over.

NYFW Day 6 

We only had one show to attend on our last full day so we took the opportunity to site see and shop a little bit! We walked around the city and headed to an AMAZING pizza place for lunch. If you’re ever in New York, I highly suggest Sophia Pizza Shop! By the slice, cheap, no frills deliciousness. While we were out and about I opted for a skirt, tights and turtleneck. To keep my legs nice and warm I wore my favorite long down coat.

NYC Street style


Coat // Sweater // Boots // Skirt // Sunglasses


Later that night we had one more show. To be somewhat festive for Valentines Day, I styled a red and white outfit.

Valentines Day Outfit.jpg


Jacket // Blouse // Pants // Booties

All white outfit


Mimi Prober

Her use of lace, wool and crochet was a feminine dream.

And there you have it! Needless to say I will come back at some point. For some reason I enjoyed New York in the winter more than I think I would during the summer. So we’ll see what 2018 brings!

-Happy Styling-

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