Welcome to my Fall 2015 style diary! I’ve had the pleasure of doing posts like this for eBay’s Style Stories, Essence.com, Germany’s RTL and Bebe, but I realized it’s been YEARS since I’ve done it here on JLF. So, here it is, loves. See NYFW through my eyes…unfiltered.
The Day b4 NYFW: (aka “pre-nyfw” as I like call it)
I woke up not really knowing what I’d wear (which can either be amazing or a complete disaster) but I knew whatever I chose would have to include this sick-ass Khirma New York bag from their Fall ’14 collection. It’s called the Angela Duffel and I’m kinda obsessed with it already. Many of you who’ve been following me for a while know I stan for Khirma’s bags. She’s just a genius.
So, I’m always afraid (lol) that I’ll waste a good outfit on pre-nyfw (the Wednesday before the shows start) so I always try to dumb it down a bit. Is anyone else as crazy as I am? I settled on this minimal look that ended up quite chic, but comfy enough to run around in to Josie Natori and then back the office. (check out my insta- for deets on each piece). I love how these boots made the look pop and they were surprising comfortable even though it was the first time I wore them. Win!
Got to Josie Natori on time and was really feeling myself for that one alone, lol. Timing can be a true struggle during nyfw. Hope I keep this up. So, took my seat and chilled for like 15 minutes. There’s always this akward yet funny moment before a show when people just look around at each other, like seeing who’s who, sizing each other up, who’s wearing what, random stuff like that. Like this always happens before a show starts. I was a sociology major so I love analyzing people in social situations. One thing I can say is that older women know how to DRESS during nyfw. They always slay.
The Josie Natori show was beautiful- awesome layering, luxe coats, those hats. Very chic. Great way to start nyfw.
A little after-show rambling while racing to the subway- it was FREEZING. But was still on a high from the beautiful show, bravo Josie Natori and team!
Headed back to the office to pack up orders for my hair extension line, Curl Sistas Hair that I own with my husband, Obi. We were recently featured on Huffington Post and Black Enterprise. Such a blessing! Besides fashion, Curl Sistas Hair is my other passion. I absolutely love it.
Later that night, Obi and I hoped in the car for NJ to go visit his sister (my sis-in-law) Chidimma and her newborn baby girl. Amazing. Something about seeing a newborn baby that really puts life in perspective. Like it’s truly a miracle. Big, big respect to all my followers who are moms. You guys are rockstars. Click here to see my new niece Ohesinachi!