With the commencement of New York Fashion Week just days away, I am (obsessively) mulling over what to pack. Obviously, this is the time to bust out my wardrobe finest and showboat those statement accessories. This is also the time when I crave new dream outfits that include NYC-chic yet chill-proof accoutrements. As luck would have it, Shopbop is staging a behemoth sale, clearing out tons of amazing winter pieces, such as this Rag & Bone tuxedo blazer, this Amour Vert jumpsuit, this Theory fur cardigan and this Ella Moss ruffled dress (all 30% off) that are not only fitting for the front row but for back-in-Cali, too. My fantasy packing list would also include these statement coat and jacket options; these whimsical, look-at-me patterned skirts by Jonathan Saunders, Peter Pilotto and J.Crew (oh, and this solid one that's similar in spirit to the one above); these fancy schmancy party dresses from Marc Jacobs, By Malene Birger and Alexander Wang, along with these street style photog-friendly Ray Ban mirrored sunglasses. In reality, I will be bringing shoes that I could walk everywhere in such as these versatile ankle Jean-Michel Cazabat boots, a fashion-y but still office-appropriate dress such as this tweed McGinn and a skirt like this full leather Asos, a quirky, texture-rich clutch (this Anthropologie bag would be a slam dunk!), and a high-wattage Saint Laurent bag. I will definitely update you on how the suitcase and the fantasy integration come together next week. Wish me luck!
Photo: Candela Novembre