badgley michska

NYFW Spring 2015 RTW Favorites – Part 2

alice & olivia 2 alice & olivia 3 alice & olivia

^ ALICE + OLIVIA ^

badgley mischka 3 badgley mischka 2 badgley michska

^ BADGLEY MISCHKA ^

carolina herrera carolina herrera 3 carolina herrera 2

^ CAROLINA HERRERA ^

cynthia rowley cynthia rowley 3 cynthia rowley 2

^ CYNTHIA ROWLEY ^

donna karan donna karan 3 donna karan 2

^ DONNA KARAN ^

erin fetherston 2 erin fetherston erin fetherston 3

^ ERIN FETHERSTON ^

j mendel j mendel 3 j mendel 2

^ J. MENDEL ^

jcrew 2 jcrew jcrew 3

^ J.CREW ^

michael kors michael kors 3 michael kors 2

^ MICHAEL KORS ^

naeem khan 2 naeem khan naeem khan 3

^ NAEEM KHAN ^

narcisco rodriguez narcisco rodriguez 3 narcisco rodriguez 2

^ NARCISCO RODRIGUEZ ^

nili lotan 2 nili lotan nili lotan 3

^ NILI LOTAN ^

oscar de la renta oscar de la renta 3 oscar de la renta 2

^ OSCAR DE LA RENTA ^

rachel zoe rachel zoe 3 rachel zoe 2

^ RACHEL ZOE ^

rosie assoulin rosie assoulin 3 rosie assoulin 2

^ ROSIE ASSOULIN ^

vera wang vera wang 3 vera wang 2

^ VERA WANG ^

veronica beard 2 veronica beard veronica beard 3

^ VERONICA BEARD ^

These are the last of my favorites from the NYFW Spring 2015 shows. Even though I’ve never attended a show, fashion week from home is still so exciting to me. I love going through each collection and seeing what I’m going to be surprised with. Some stuff I hate, and some stuff I love. That’s the fun thing about fashion. It’s totally subjective so there’s something for everyone. There is no “right.”

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Power Pants

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Photos by Crystalin Marie

Pac Sun tank | Anthropologie pants (similar) | Nordstrom bag | Sweet & Spark necklace (love this one)

It’s funny. In high school and college, I always expected myself to have a career in the corporate world. I saw myself in a high-paying, high-power job with some cool title and a closet full of stylish, sharp workwear. I think the main reason I saw myself this way was because I didn’t think there were any other options. Really, that’s what “success” looked like to me. It was all about the externals.

Clearly, I didn’t go down that path. I work at home, wear jeans almost every day, live in a hippie little beach town, and my idea of success now includes less of a focus on accomplishments, money, and power and more of a focus on happiness, freedom, and peace.

The thing is, I know I would thrive and do well in a structured environment similar to the corporate world, and I’m not saying I’ll never be in one again. But for now, where I am is exactly where I need to be. The creative process, experience of freedom, and self-development are more important to me than making more money and climbing the ladder. This experience is a brand new lesson all on its own. A lesson about what’s really important, perseverance and persistance, trusting and believing in myself, and doing what I know is right even if others don’t get it or it’s not the norm. It’s about listening to and following my intuition.

I’ll always love a good wide-leg pant, a structured blazer, and the feel of confidence, independence, and power stylish workwear gives off. I’m just not sure I’ll ever be in a job where that’s the required attire. We’ll see where life takes me. :)

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