…I do, on occasion, stress about outfit choices. When I started blogging, my two favourite brands were Club Monaco and J. Crew. It’s been a lot of years of fashion experimentation since then, and my style has changed significantly – while I never wore much colour, my wardrobe these days is pretty much entirely neutral. I still love Club Monaco and J. Crew for their beautiful aesthetics, but neither one of the brands aligns particularly with where I’m at sartorially right now. But that, it turns out, makes no difference; when I received invitations to both the Club Monaco and J. Crew presentations at New York Fashion Week, I was elated… and then the panic set in. What on earth would I wear? I arrived in New York one day too late to attend the Club Monaco show, which left me with only one outfit to worry about – but worry I did. Pink suits may not appeal to me, but knowing that I would be in a room with style giants like Jenna Lyons and Garance Dore was enough to give me palpitations. Just when I thought I had it all sorted out, I checked the forecast for New York and discovered it was expected to be thirty degrees with high humidity on the day of the presentation, which meant I was back to square one. A visit to the Gentlefawn showroom here in Vancouver was the answer to my fashion prayers – there was a single Tywyn dress left on the rack, a dreamy piece in silky white and grey tie-dye. Because if I’ve learned anything from Garance and every other effortlessly dressed French woman I admire, the trick to dressing for an event is to under do it – that way, even your inner seven-year-old self is giddy, you can breeze in looking sophisticated, like the kind of person who gets invited to every event J. Crew ever hosts. Fake it until you make it, you know? It really was brutally hot the day of the J. Crew presentation, so I doubt I could have worn anything other than this outfit, anyway, but I loved the choice I made, which was really more important. And since I did love this outfit, I made sure to photograph it in the most spectacular location possible – my favourite part of New York, which technically isn’t in New York, but spans the water between two boroughs – Brooklyn Bridge. For me, it just never gets old.
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