Fashion week ended a few weeks ago and I have to say I feel like I am still recovering. Courtney and I had a conversation the other day about the importance of keeping our authenticity and being genuine in our posts and what we relay to our followers. So for the sake of being real, when Fashion Week was over…I was completely over it. I didn’t want to talk about clothes, look at samples, write about my experience or really even look at Instagram. For 10 days straight it was NON STOP and I think I overdid it because I was not only attending events and shows for the blog but also heading campaigns for work and let’s just say the whole thing was a bit overwhelming. Courtney and I have always stressed the importance of being nice and normal people who are appreciative of every single opportunity we are given. Fashion week has a weird way of making people feel a lot more important than they actually are and there are only so many times you can sit and listen to somebody complain about not being in the front row of every show. Honestly, I could care less if I am in the front row, I am just so proud of the fact that we are there on our own merit and have worked so hard in our endevorous to get those coveted invites. Not only do we make sure we are appreciative of the opportunities we are given but we are appreciative of the people who give them to us. I am continually flabbergasted when I hear girls treating publicists, brands and event workers like shit because “their car didn’t get there in time” or “they don’t like the food being served.” What I say to that? SHUT UP AND BE GRATEFUL. I think for some reason, girls think they have to be mean or demanding in order to come across as a serious blogger. This, is 100% entirely untrue. As someone who is in the industry as both a blogger and a publicist, I know how important it is to be nice because hey, if you aren’t a nice person to deal with, brands just wont want to work with you anymore. Simple as that. I usually don’t rant like this and generally have a very positive outlook on the industry and fellow bloggers, but sometimes when you are surrounded for that many days straight it just sorta gets to you and it is hard to filter out. I know everyday that I am lucky to be doing something I love, but I also know that there are much more important things in the world than blogging about clothes. I know that treating people with respect, being grateful and staying humble are things that I will always cherish because that is what I pride myself on and what is important to me.
Anyway, now on to this outfit. I was going to wear this dress (yes it’s a dress not a skirt) during fashion week but it was just way too hot. I styled down the dress with a chunky sweater and casual hat for an everyday Fall look. The top of the dress is a little too bedazzled which wasn’t what I was going for, so pairing it with a more relaxed top perfectly rounded out the look.