Last night I went to a party hosted by James Michelle (maker of my amazing cuff rings you see on here so often!) and Cleobella.  I finally got to meet Jamie of James Michelle, caught up with some old friends, and made some new ones.  I wish I had more pictures from the actual party because it was beautiful!  But I do have photos of what I wore…;)

Slip Dresses. I’m super into slip dresses, especially when it comes to layering them.  This is actually a maxi slip dress with a comfy sweater layered over – and both pieces are under $100!
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Grey Sweater | Rust Maxi Slip Dress | Platform Sneakers | Blue Leather Clutch | Sunglasses

The Debate. Ugh.  If you weren’t one of the 85 million-plus who’ve already watched it, you can catch the full debate here.  I of course formed my own opinion as I was listening to the debate, but I’ve had many of my initial my thoughts validated by various media in the days following. I liked the write-up just published by The Economist pointing out how different Trump is from the rest of the Republican party.

Justin Timberlake’s new movie.  Guys, a bright spot in the week: the trailer was released for a Netflix movie coming out in just a couple of weeks – Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids.  The movie features the last night of his two-year tour, and if you’ve ever experienced the talent that is Justin Timberlake live you need to see it!!  Here’s the trailer:

Blake kissing another girl.  Yep, it happened…for a Jimmy Johns commercial ;).  I have only watched it once to spare myself the kissing scene, but since I am proud of him I’m including it below…


Drama between Vogue editors and Bloggers.  Have you heard about the drama this week between a few Vogue editors and bloggers?  It’s interesting to say the least.  Basically, four Vogue editors snapped and publicly “declared war” on bloggers.  Here are a few of the things they said re: bloggers at fashion week:

“Note to bloggers who change head-to-toe paid-to-wear outfits every hour: please stop. Find another business. You are heralding the death of style.” ~ Sally Singer, Vogue’s creative digital director

“The professional blogger bit, with the added aggression of the street photographers’ swarm who attend them, is horrible but most of all pathetic for these girls, when you watch how many times the desperate troll up and down outside shows, in traffic, risking accidents even, in hopes of being snapped.” ~ Sarah Mower, chief critic

“It’s not just sad for the women who preen for the cameras in borrowed clothes, it’s distressing, as well, to watch so many brands participate.” ~ Nicole Phelps, director of the magazine’s runway app

“Am I allowed to admit that I did a little fist pump when Sally broached the blogger paradox? Rather than a celebration of any actual style, it seems to be all about turning up, looking ridiculous, posing, twitching in your seat as you check your social media feeds, fleeing, changing, repeating … It’s all pretty embarrassing.” ~Alessandra Codinha, fashion news editor

You can read the article these words came from here.

My thoughts?  I have so many!  First of all, being at NYFW, I had many of these same thoughts myself.  There were moments I was embarrassed to be in the company of some of the bloggers I saw.  Now on the other hand, there are bloggers I was lucky to run into or meet that are so far from this!  They have created successful businesses and brands, and have done a lot of good for fashion and brands in the industry.  I felt motivated and energized by their skill and professionalism.  It’s about these girls that the Vogue editors’ comments feel ironic and hypocritcal.  I love what Shae Marie said: So girls, don’t be the annoying type of blogger!  Just be cool ;).  I could write a lot more about this, but I’ll spare you here.  You can read several thoughtful, well-written responses from other bloggers here.  If you want to read more, check out the articles below:

Bon Iver’s New Album.  It’s out!! The whole thing!  We are going to see him at the Hollywood Bowl in October, so I’m extra excited about this.  It’s so good – listen to it here (or below) if you have Spotify.

Forever Country.  If you don’t like country music, stop reading here.  But if you do, watch this video for all of the feels…I maybe cried.