Fashion Month

Hi there! First things first: thank you for your patience over the last few weeks, as I’ve been traveling abroad for fashion month festivities, all while undertaking a total site redesign here at Wear + Where + Well with the good folks at GoLive. We are still making a few last tweaks, but I hope you like the new look here. The last month or so has been a whirlwind in the best possible way!

Are you familiar with how the fashion show schedule and cycle works? Just in case you aren’t and are interested, allow me to fill you in… The traditional fashion calendar has the main seasonal fashion shows happening twice a year – fall / winter collections are shown in February while spring / summer collection are shown in September. If that timing seems a little odd to you, you’re not alone. Just this week, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) released the results of a major study they conducted on the topic. In today’s instant gratification culture, the see-now, buy-now desire is strong with consumers. But is that realistic for designers? Read more about the debate here. But for now, with a few exceptions, designers continued to show fall and winter clothes this go around.

The fashionable caravan moves each season from New York City to London to Milan and finally to Paris. So all of these various fashion weeks add up to create essentially a fashion month.

While I had done New York Fashion Week (NYFW) many times before and had even gone to Milan Fashion Week (MFW) and Paris Fashion Week (PFW) on separate occasions, I had never done the cities back to back.  While I didn’t do the entire circuit this season, I did do three cities back to back – including going to London Fashion Week (LFW) for the first time. From NYC to London to Milano, the fashion and people and sites were completely inspiring, even if the weather was cold and dreary and rainy everywhere.

So, this week, we will be doing a mini-series on all my looks from this fashion month. I’ll share some photos, source details, and the thinking behind why I chose the various looks. Today features NYFW looks, Wednesday will feature LFW looks, and Friday will feature MFW looks.

The best part? You get to vote on your favorite each day! I hope you enjoy. Thanks for playing along.

NYFW Looks

Fashion week is really a time when I embrace the notion of fashion as art. In general, I experiment more with what I wear during this time than any other time. I wear more avant-garde, fashion-forward looks.

However, one must still be practical, at least, when it comes to the weather. NYC in February is notoriously cold. In fact, two years ago, I was snowed in because of a blizzard. Then, the past two seasons it has been brutally cold, with temperatures setting all-time record lows. So, that definitely played a significant role in my sartorial selections this particular week.


NYFW Look 1

For day 1, the weather was teasing me. I woke up, checked the weather, and thought, “This isn’t so bad!” So, I proceeded to wear this beautiful Sachin & Babi gown to their presentation. Sure, I was a little chilly, but all for the sake of fashion, right? And why not wear a full-length gown on a Wednesday morning?

This look was featured by Women’s Wear Daily, TargetTimeOut, and Womanista.


NYFW Look 2

But day 2 and on brought the unbearably cold, record-setting temperatures. At this point, my fashion statements mainly revolved around staying warm through the use of statement coats and hats.

For day 2, I built my look around this Delpozo statement cape coat. I have a history of wearing Delpozo at NYFW. You can see that demonstrated here, here, and here. I adore the architectural, couture-like designs of Josep Font at Delpozo. Although he is one of my favorite designers, Delpozo does carry a high price point, so I try to select one piece per collection to buy. Since the pieces are so different and eye-catching, they are perfect to wear for fashion week.  This cape coat fit the bill wonderfully, especially since I scored it at 80% off!

This look was featured by Nylon Magazine.


NYFW Look 3

For look 3, I focused on this pleated rainbow midi skirt by Mary Katrantzou. As you all know, I love color! And fortunately, for me, color is all the rage right now. So I couldn’t pass on this new skirt by Mary. You might recall me singing the praises of this latest collection of hers in my last article here. Though the skirt is a resort / spring piece, I tried to winterize it with the addition of a sweater and over-the-knee boots.


NYFW Look 4

For my last day in NYC, I centered my look around this on-trend fringe coat by Marco de Vincenzo. Marco is one of the hottest emerging Italian designers right now. I’ll share more about him when I talk about MFW. But for now, suffice it to say that this coat not only kept me warm but also caught the eye of many photographers as the fringe danced in the frigid wind.

This look was featured by Women’s Wear Daily, Buro 24/7NordstromNylon Magazine, Arabia, and others.

Well, what are your thoughts? Are you interested in hearing more about fashion month? Out of those four looks, which one is your favorite? Leave a comment! At the end of the week, I’ll tally the results and let you know what looks you endorse in this election.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week!

Photos by Jose Martinez and Lydia Hudgens

Look 1 : Sachin & Babi gown (yellow version) | IRO Paris leather jacket (sold out; similar here) | Christian Louboutin nude pumps | Dior ‘So Real’ sunglasses | Nars ‘Cruella” velvet matte lipstick | Daniela Villegas necklace | M2Malletier leopard bag

Look 2 : Delpozo cape coat (on sale) | Joseph cable knit sweater (similar here) | Current / Elliott skinny jeans (similar here) | Aquazzura Woodstock fringe boots (on sale) | Elena Ghisellini felina bag | Dannijo necklace (similar here on sale) | Eugenia Kim hat

Look 3 : Mary Katrantzou pleated rainbow midi skirt (also here) | Preen sweater (similar here) | Gucci boots (sold out; similar here) | Elena Ghisellini Gabria bag | Eugenia Kim hat

Look 4 : Marco de Vincenzo tassel coat | 3×1 skinny jeans | Gucci boots (sold out; similar here) | Elena Ghisellini Gabria bag | Eugenia Kim hat


  1. Ally says:

    The new website looks fantastic Carrie! Glad to have you back and blogging. And talk about a FABULOUS outfit selection for NYFW! Some gorgeous pieces! Can’t wait to see what’s coming up. 🙂

    Xo Ally

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch, Ally! I appreciate your checking in regularly.

      It’s good to be back. 🙂

  2. Sydney says:

    Carrie! I have been so excited for these posts, you have certainly made this week more exciting! All of your looks for NYFW look amazing and looks like you did a good job staying warm! Wishing you a wonderful Monday <3 can't wait for Wednesday and Friday!

    Sydney Power| Styled By S

    1. Carrie says:

      Oh thanks so much, Sydney! I appreciate you stopping by.

      Which look is your favorite of these four?

      Is the new site working okay for you? We are still working out a few things, but I hope you are enjoying it!

    2. Sydney says:

      The new site is great! I haven’t had any glitches, I love the look its amazing you and your team are amazing!! My favourite outfit would be #1 I am such fan of Sachin & Babi thanks to you, hoping to treat myself to a beautiful piece from their collection one day! I think you can wear a gown like that really well and I loved the leather jacket with it! I am hoping to attend NYFW one year soon, trying to figure out school schedule around it! Fingers crossed <3

    3. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, girl! Yes, Sachin & Babi make phenomenal pieces. I’ll be sure to keep my eye out for good sale deals. 😉

  3. Sheri says:

    Hi Carrie,
    So happy to see you back blogging. I must say, I enjoying reading your “fuller” posts/descriptions of outfits and your rationale behind them (not that Instagram isn’t fun!). Sophie and I also followed along on SnapChat which was fun too.

    My favourite is outfit #3. I just need a way to right size the outfit into my budget and I’m good to go 🙂


    1. Carrie says:

      Sheri – Thanks so much for saying that! I do enjoy writing, so I’m glad to hear that a few people enjoy reading. 😉

      Tell Sophie hi and thanks for me! I appreciate y’all following along.

  4. Monica says:

    Love them all but #1 is my fave!!!!!!! 🙂

    1. Carrie says:

      Hey Monica – great to hear from you! Your jewelry has been looking fabulous lately. Love those blush earrings. In fact, they’d look great with that Sachin & Babi gown. 🙂

  5. Ashley says:

    Ok honestly I ADORE all of them but #3 is the winner for me. That striped pleated Mary K midi is singing a sweet haute couture lullaby to my soul — it’s so perfect!!


    Ashley || Sed Bona

    1. Carrie says:

      Ha! I feel ya, Ashley. Same thing for me.

      Have a great day!

  6. The new website is fab ! And your looks – whatever the city – were so so edgy ! Vote is going to be difficult, my dear …

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much for the compliments on the new website! We are still working out a few kinks this week, so let me know if you notice anything funky.

      And thanks for your kind words about the fashion. Fashion week is a good excuse to have fun and experiment!

  7. Jane says:

    You look absolutely incredible Carrie! Love all the fashion week looks!
    xo, Jane

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Jane! I need to catch up on your blog soon. I have fallen way behind with all this travel. Hugs –

  8. Mercedes says:

    All of the styles look amazing but I love sachin babi. My favorite designer so I have to vote for them.

    1. Carrie says:

      Oh Mercedes, I so agree with you! You can’t go wrong with the exquisite Sachin & Babi.

  9. Bella B says:

    I don’t think I have a fav please you are killing them al!!! I love every piece, Hope you had a wonderful time lovely lady!!!!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thank you, sweet girl! I hope you can attend some time soon.

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much!

  10. Cielo says:

    You are such a style inspiration! These looks are wonderful!!!

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

    1. Carrie says:

      Cielo – that’s so nice of you to say! Thanks for stopping by and for the support.

  11. Anna says:

    I love all your looks but that Sachin & Babi dress is my favorite. I think knowing that NYFW in Feb is always freezing cold makes it look even more ethereal. Love.

    1. Carrie says:

      Anna – thank you! Exactly. Thankfully that day wasn’t as frigid as the others, but still… 😉

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