Bring It On, NYFW



Green Dress swapped with Hannah (similar)
Forever 21 Denim Jacket, Necklace, Rings
Suede and Patent Heels c/o Lulu*s (similar)
Shoemint Satchel

This past weekend I had a chance to attend the Son Jung Wan show, thanks to partnering with Fohr Card, an online fashion blog directory that connects bloggers with top brands. I've attended numerous fashion weeks over the past couple of years but this was my first year attending an official show. And guess what the best part was? Finding out I was in the front row.

Guys, it still boggles my mind. I know I sound like such a fashion n00b when there are other bloggers who shrug it off because they're used to it - because they expect it. But I'm not ashamed to sound like a nerd and tell you guys how freaking ecstatic I was. Obviously, I hid it from everyone else and acted pretty calm and collected. But, you guys, I was dying inside. I'll definitely be telling my kids about it one day and elaborating, as if I was some big shot in the fashion industry.


Overall though, a little part of me didn't feel like I belonged. Everyone was strutting around with their designer labels, vintage gems, and looking perfectly styled from head-to-toe. Ultimately, I decided to go with an outfit that felt like me and, although I don't regret it, I definitely wasn't up-to-par with the other girls being photographed. But no worries, I don't mind stepping into the glamorous fashion world only to step back out and back into my world of weird.

Can't wait to share pictures from the show with you guys tomorrow!


19 comments

  1. I love the way you styled Hannah's dress, it does look perfectly like you!! That's definitely my mindset for things like that, just dress like yourself. It would be soo exciting!
    xJennaD

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  2. Ah! Famous! May I be a part of your entourage?

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  3. Ahhh how exciting and what an amazing opportunity! I am so happy you went with the borrowed dress too! When I wear it again now I can be like HEY this dress sat front row at a show at NYFW! I absolutely love the cute and classy way in which you styled it!

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  4. Yay for Jenn!!! I feel that way sometimes too but maybe we are just humbled to the fact that we actually are given the chance to go? :)

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  5. aaww.. im so happy for you!!! it's great that you got this opportunity because you really deserve it, jen!!! i'd be giddy as a kid like yourself if i had the chance! hahaha! :D

    Animated Confessions

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  6. Cannot wait to hear more. You got some fantastic shots!

    Also- 1) I love your outfit and 2) I am finally getting around to reading Lean In and am finding out there are studies that show a lot of women- even women Forbes has in their Most Power Women List- feel some times like they don't belong. Fake it till you feel it, you awesome blogger , you!

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    1. That's actually really amazing insight! Just gotta have confidence and keep on keeping on. :)

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  7. I'm so glad you're not jaded by it - haha, that IS incredibly exciting! :D
    Congrats on coming so far!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  8. Congratulations for being in the first row where the superstars, celebrities and fashion world personalities get seated. What an ego boost! Your outfit was lovely and it was considerate of you to not wear anything outrageous enough to distract attention from the models on the runway. Fashionistas are an integral part of the fashion world and it's nice that you had both the recognition and a great seat!

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  9. Woooooo! Way to go, front row lady :) I actually love that you stayed true to you in styling your outfit- that was the first thing I thought when I saw your photos- "Oh yay, she looks so stylish and so her!" It's just so much more authentic, and honestly pretty refreshing.

    Can't wait to see pics :) Live it up, girl! I'll join you this spring.

    :) Sarah

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  10. Aww Jen! Look how much you've grown since our first nyfw together! I love love love love this outfit and you probably looked happier/better/was more comfortable than those fashion snobs ;)

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  11. wow congratz for being on the front row!
    that is so exciting!!!

    and I think you should wear whatever you want, Jen
    it doesn't matter what people thinks.. only what you think :)

    <3
    The Sweetest Escape 

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  12. FRONT ROW JEN! That is so exciting for you, oh goodness. I'm so glad that you were able to have this opporunity because 1) you deserve it and 2) you are such a realistic fashion blogger to me (ha, does this even make sense?) and I admire you so so much. Congrats, sweet Jen! Freak out all you want!

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  13. Gorgeous dress. Love you styled it.

    xoxo
    Ivy
    http://www.purrpleivy.com/

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  14. Giiiirl you sat in the front row?! I'm so jealous! I'm sure you had such a wonderful time :) I'm glad that you stayed true to yourself and picked an outfit you were comfortable with, instead of going crazy with the designer labels!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  15. you look adorable, and congrats on NYFW! Looks amazing, and i am seriously SO jealous! Heart of Chic

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