Every year twice a year thousands of brands converge in NYC at the Jacob Javits Center for the International Fashion trade show knows as Coterie |ENK. This is where buyers from all around the US and abroad come to buy their selections for the departments stores and boutiques. As a blogger I felt it was important to attend in order to see the newest and latest Spring 2017 collections and to get a sneak peek at the fashion to come in the next 6 months.
On September 20th 2016, the last day of Coterie, I was hurrying down the last long isle of my favorite Waspy brands such as Lilly Pulitzer, St. James and many more and stumbled upon one of my absolute FAVORITE Waspy brands Elizabeth McKay. As I started to look at the collections I saw two women beginning to pack up their station. Eventually we struck up a conversation and something tipped me off to ask one of the women, “Are you THE Elizabeth McKay?” As in are you THE designer of Elizabeth McKay (one of my favorite brands on the planet)??? Elizabeth replied, “Yes, that’s me.” Next I almost fainted with delight! Little does Elizabeth know that this meeting was the equivalent of being introduced to the president. I have grown up wearing Elizabeth McKay and bought most of my EM from Monkey’s in Winson-Salem, NC where I grew up. Needless to say she was an ABSOLUTE DOLL and even more delightful in person. So of course I had to buy even MORE Elizabeth McKay after meeting president of preppy fashion as now her clothes have more meaning knowing the designer behind the brand is amazing on the inside and out. OBSESSED!
Below is my FIRED up NYC shoot in the West Village firehouse of Squad 18 in my new suuuper delicious Elizabeth McKay Christie top. For only $215 this top is a STEAL and literally dresses up any occasion. You can wear it like I did with pop of color, pair of jeans or even dress it up with a cute skirt. It’s the perfect patterned top for all body types as this thicker cotton fabric is more structured and not too tight around the midsection but still well tailored. Check out www.Emckay.com for more delectable finds!
Everyone and I mean EVERYONE needs a pair of @lisilerch tassle earrings. Under $100 these earrings are worth every penny!
My Looney Tunes purse is a recent purchase from Zara for UNDER $50 and is selling FAST!
Last but not least the dog below named Penelope is a rescue and in need of a great home. PLEASE PLEASE contect me ASAP if you or someone you know is look for a dog. She is a blue tick coon hound and already trained and ready for adoption. Let’s find Penelope a home!