Yep, you read that title correctly – later this week, I’m taking off for my very first Mercedes Benz NYFW. Originally, the February shows were not in my plans; I was planning for the warmer September round later this year when I could stay the entire week. Until a couple of invites wound up in my inbox. How can I turn down invites to shows inside the Lincoln Center? Not possible. I would live to regret turning down NYFW invites. I just would. So as of Thursday, I’ll be off to meet Haute Off The Rack, Brighton the Day, District Dress Up and Living in Color Print in the Big Apple for the weekend!
In addition to shows, I have plans outside of the fashion presentations including meetings with brands and PR companies to try to make this year on the blog the best one yet! Follow along with me on the APoL Facebook page and/or my Instagram (@KrystalBennett) for an inside look at my adventure in NYC.
And for now, my room and closet are in a giant state of chaos. I’m editing possible outfits. Here are some shots of what may (or may not) make it into my suitcase!
photos by Kaela Rodehorst
How familiar are you with the brand Hale Bob? I have to admit that I didn’t know much about this clothing line until walking into Chez Rivage in Shreveport. Owner Nealy stocks Hale Bob dresses in the cutest styles and patterns, and they fly off of the racks. Long sleeve shifts like the one in today’s post can be worn loose and flowy or cinched with a belt.I was immediately drawn to this Hale Bob Carmela dress in orange and purple – it’s perfect to wear with the beautiful Kendra Scott Atlantic collection pieces. On a brisk day, I balanced a black fringe kimono with black booties. (Okay, I might have been channeling Stevie Knicks twirling on the sidewalk – AHS viewers?) Once things warm up, this dress will also be fun with rolled up sleeves and ankle strap heels. I carried my bronze Chandra clutch by Mondrina – the perfect light accessory to compliment the fun pattern and fringe of this outfit. Anything bigger would have seemed too bulky or overwhelming.
The fact that I have bare legs and am lacking a heavy coat in today’s post really attests to the crazy weather we are having. We had a beautiful Sunday and now back to freezing temps! I’m really trying to channel warmer weather here…
I’m excited to be the Louisiana representative for Eve’s Addiction’s Sparkling Across America campaign! Click over to the full article where I answer some questions about graphic design, spring trends and Louisiana style. Thanks so much to Eve’s Addiction!
I absolutely adore the Eve’s Addiction rose gold initial necklace. It’s dainty and personal, and it’s the perfect layering piece. You’ll be seeing it in some very special Valentine’s Day posts coming up in the next couple of weeks. If you love this necklace like I do or find another special piece from Eve’s Addiction’s extensive jewelry selection, you can take 20% off your purchase with the special code PINCH20 until February 15! Just in time for some Vday jewelry, guys…
Hope everyone is staying safe out in the bad weather today!!
Photos by Kaela Rodehorst
Um. Are you swooning over these photos or what?!
You might have been seeing little jewelry sneak peeks on my Instagram lately (@KrystalBennett) that included some of the new Kendra Scott spring collection, and today is officially it’s launch day! I’m working on something super fun with KS over the next few months, so I was able to get my hands on some of my favorite pieces from both the Signature collection and the Atlantic collection early.
In the signature collection, you’ll be seeing new stone options as well as some entirely new designs (one in particular that will not launch until the week before Vday.) But perhaps the most exciting, is the Atlantic collection. New stones like shell abalone and clear iridescent will be huge statement makers. The inspiration for the Atlantic collection is well… the ocean. You can see how coral reef, seagrass petals and sea shells play an important part in the new designs:
For Spring 2014, Kendra entices you to dive into the ocean with a collection that blends aquatic folklore and the breathtaking textures of a coral reef. Set sail to a mermaid lagoon – a brilliant underwater grotto where vivid coral plants, sea anemones and a kaleidoscope of jellyfish call home.
Over the next few months, I’ll be showing you how to style different pieces from the collection, and will even have a big announcement right before March. Lots of Kendra Scott goodness coming up on APoL!!