Hey kiddos, whether you like it or not, New York Fashion
Week has been in full swing, and all the fashionable people on the Internet are buzzing
about shows, photographers, and the right thing to wear when entering the
tents. While I have yet to attend
Fashion Week (no matter my passion, I need my work paycheck to pay the mortgage
and to fill my closet), I have learned from my fellow fashionistas that while
it is important to care about what you wear, it's equally important to be
informed and share your runway experiences.
Below is a list of must-have phone apps and websites you should be checking out for the ultimate experience at New York Fashion week, or any fashion event
throughout the year.
I tend to hold on to
clothes until they're falling apart – stains on the cuff, rips at the
seam, and faded. In that condition, I don't feel right donating them to a
charity shop. But I also don't feel right just tossing old clothes in
the trash and adding to our ever-growing landfills. So I end up with
bags of unwanted clothes taking up space in my closet.
I stumbled across the bags while I was spring cleaning. Instead of just
tossing them back in the closet and forgetting for another year, I
decided to do find a way to re-purpose the clothes. Turns out, old
clothes have plenty of new uses, and I've saved a bunch of money reusing
something to boot.
Last month department store Nordstrom made news by purchasing HauteLook, an online invitation-only shopping site, for $180 million. Nordstrom stated, "We know the way our customers shop for fashion is changing rapidly. HauteLook provides a platform of speed, capability and innovation to support our customer-driven strategy."
This is huge news, and proof that invitation-only online boutiques aren't going anywhere--in fact they are gaining popularity and clout.
When I was pregnant, I swore I wouldn't sacrifice my style, or my budget for maternity clothing. I knew it would be possible to have some simple, flattering pieces that would be versatile and get me through nine months looking great.
Below are the top ten items I found necessary in my pregnancy wardrobe.