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February 5, 2018

What I'd Wear for February NYFW.

     This week and next, I'll be combatting a fierce case of #FOMO and living vicariously through some of my favorite bloggers who are able to attend the latest round of New York Fashion Week! February 2018 Fashion Week runs from the 8th through the 16th of February, and you bet I'll be glued to Instagram and fashion blogs a little more than usual during those days. Today I'll be sharing an outfit that I totally would wear to NYFW if I was able to go! The best part about this outfit is how affordable it is. A NYFW inspired look for all of us who are ballin' on a budget... yes please!


February NYFW Inspired Outfit

Best Quality Shein Dress Under $30

What I'd Wear to NYFW

My Favorite Shein Dress - Cute Tweed Dress Under $30

How to wear Tweed



Photography by Amanda Rose Photography


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     This.Tweed.Dress. Y'all!!! If we're excluding my senior prom dress, future wedding dress, and maybe my favorite Lilly dresses, this might just be my favorite dress. The colors of the tweed are so vibrant and beautiful, I feel like the photos don't even do it full justice. And how cute is the ruffled hem at the bottom. I have broad shoulders in comparison to my normal dress size, so I sized up for this dress and ordered an M. It fit perfectly around my shoulders. It was a little loose in the stomach area, but I feel that the style of this dress accommodated that and it didn't look too big! If you're broad shouldered as well, I would also size up. 


     The outfit that I put together with this dress is the perfect balance of trendy and preppy, and colorful and classic. It's a true "Annaliese" outfit!! If I were going to NYFW, I'd want to wear outfits that really represented my personality and style as a blogger, so I think this would be ideal. As y'all know, my blog focuses on affordable fashion, so this outfit would also be perfect since it's all budget pieces! I'm also wearing some of my favorite statement earrings and a beloved bracelet, and I was so excited both of these coordinated well with this dress.


     
     Let's talk NYFW for a second! Some of you might remember that I got a tiny taste of NYFW in September 2016- when I was coincidently in New York while it was all going on for a family reunion. I attended a presentation for a designer one evening that I was there, and got to meet up with some bloggers as well. It was so much fun and crazy how the timing of that worked out, and I'd love to go back to actually be there for much more of NYFW someday, but February 2018 wasn't my time. I'm currently saving my PTO at work for some other reasons, and I will pay off my largest school related debt this coming April, so my finances are still a bit tight until that burden will be lifted soon. Those are my realities y'all! Both aren't exciting but they are real. Sometimes in the blogging world I think we all tend to sugarcoat things a bit and make life seem too perfect... I know mine definitely isn't!! So that's why I'm sharing this with y'all today. The thing that was a little hard about all of this is it's been the first time ever that I received both show and party invitations for NYFW on behalf of my blog (without doing any pitching whatsoever!). Exciting things have been arriving in my inbox over the last couple weeks... and it's been really hard to have to RSVP back every time with a decline! I am trying to think positively and still be so honored that brands are taking enough notice of my blog and social media presence to send these exciting invitations to me, and I hope it will continue for September or next February, when I can finally go! 



     Are you also loving tweed in your wardrobe right now? Or on a different note, have you also had to say no to something exciting recently because of not-so-fun reasons? Share with me in the comments!



     I hope your week is off to a great start! Today my agenda is hitting the gym before work, getting my work week off to a productive start (I always feel like my radio shows are strong on Monday coming out of my day off), and then attending a College and Career (20 somethings) event at a neighboring church in another town here in Vermont! 




   


     God Bless,



    xoxo Annaliese 







     












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26 comments

  1. This is the cutest tweed dress! I love how you styled it. Have fun at NYFW!

    April | https://thebluehydrangeas.com

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  2. WOW that dress is so cute! I love the mixed media with the tweed and the ruffles!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  3. So, so, so CUTE! I'm with you - I live under 2 hours from NYC, but couldn't make the budget to go this year. Hopefully next year!! Love that tweed dress.

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  4. Such a cute outfit! Love the way the ruffles compliment the tweed.

    Hub City Girl
    www.hubcitygirl.com

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  5. I love the bright colors in this dress! Definitely a cute NYFW look! :)

    Tori
    www.mooretori.com

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  6. Oh my gosh, this outfit is so so cute on you, Annaliese! The tweed reminds me of something Blair Waldorf would wear!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com 

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  7. yes, you would totally fit in!!! i love what you put together :)

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  8. I LOVE that tweed dress, and love the pop of color you added with the bag!

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  9. That dress looks amazing!! Definitely one to rock all the time!

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  10. Adorable. You totally should go! But take me with you... hahaha
    :) gwingal

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  11. SUCH a cute dress!! And love the shoes and stockings - the little bow detail on them is so fun!

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  12. This outfit so so stinking cute! Love! I'm not going either... if I go September is the time for me!

    xx,

    Lacey

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  13. This is such a cute look! I love those tights so much! Also, I totally wish I could go to NYFW as well...maybe this fall or next year! xx

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  14. I love your tights! They are so cute!

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  15. This is the cutest tweed dress I have seen! I hope to make it to fashion week in September!

    xx,
    Amanda || www.fortheloveofglitter.com

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  16. This tweed dress is so fun! I love all the different colors! I've never really worn tweed before! Feeling inspired to try more pieces like this out. :)

    xo, Chloe // https://funinthecloset.com/ways-style-slip-dress/

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  17. That dress is SO different and sssooo cute! I love it on you!

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  18. Your outfit is so cute! It would be fun to go to NYFW. I hope you get to go some day!

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  19. After seeing all of your tweed, I feel like I need to add a tweed blazer to my wardrobe!

    xo, L
    www.leannaranieri.com

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  20. Those tights are so fun! I love tweed!

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  21. I love the dress! It goes so well with the bag and I really liked the coordinated blue pins in your hair!

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  22. This dress is so cute! I love the cute lace detail :)

    -xo, Azanique | www.lotsofsass.com

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  23. I feel ya, girl! I have all the envy of everyone attending NYFW. What a dream. That dress looks adorable on you! So fun!

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  24. Oh my goodness! I love this outfit so much!

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  25. Haha girl I am totally on board with this idea! I got so many event invites this year (more than ever before, of course) and this is the ONE TIME I can't go in February boo hooooo!!!!

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  26. THIS. DRESS! So proud of how hard you've worked and all of the opportunities that you've received and will keep on getting!

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