NYFW Diary: Pretty in Pink OOTD, Floral Embellishments, Ear-Cuffs, and Straw Accesories


If you’ve been following me on Social Media like you should @GingerSnapsNYC, you have seen a few highlights from my chaotic week covering the Spring 2015 Collections at NYFW.  NYFW kicked off “Fashion Month” on September 5th; here is the first of my coverage from the runways, streets, and after parties.

I started the week off in this girly, pretty-in-pink OOTD.  The look is anchored by the most incredible vintage dress which was a particularly apropos selection because it demonstrated two of Spring 2015 Biggest Trends: Floral and Rose Pink.  To fully appreciate the intricacies, you really have to take a close-up look.  The entire dress is covered in flowers whose petals are made from clusters of hand-sewn, lucite discs around delicate, yellow embroidery.  I came across the dress at my FAVORITE Vintage showroom, New York Vintage, and neither myself or the NYV staff had ever seen anything like it before.  Needless to say, I had to have it in my collection… Good thing it was my birthday.

Floral was a trend seen everywhere in the Spring 2015 Collections at New York Fashion Week.  Similar to the floral embroidery on my dress, the trend was incorporated not just in floral printed fabrics typical of Spring Runways, but also in unexpected embroidery and embellishments.  The most jaw-dropping example was a sheer skirt at Michael Kors that was covered in yellow embroidered  flowers.  Other favorites of mine included the final blue floral ball gown at Stella Nolasco and the angular, screen-printed floral accents seen throughout Carolina Herreras’ Show.  I have included the highlights from Michael Kors, Stella Nolasco, and Carolina Herrera following my OOTD snaps below.

In addition to the Floral Embellishments, the Rose-Pink Hue was also seen everywhere at Fashion Week.  I find Rose Pink particularly appealing for adding a touch of femininity to your work wardrobe, while staying well within the parameters of the corporate environment.  For Spring as well as Fall, a structured shift dress in a soft, rose pink is the perfect answer to boredom at the workplace.

My accessories for this OOTD include two other trends popular for Spring 2015: Ear Cuffs and Straw Accessories.  The ear cuff I am wearing is from BCBG Max Azria (and is currently being sold in stores!).  Ear-cuffs seem to get a futuristic reputation, but in reality they have been around for hundreds of years.  Below, I have included a few examples from my vintage ear-cuff collection as well as my favorite ear-cuff seen on the Houghton Runway at NYFW.  (You can check out how I styled my favorite vintage ear-cuffs in last years Great Gatsby Post HERE.)

Straw Accessories, like my vintage handbag and hat, are a classic trend that never goes out of style.  The Spring Runways were full of examples, my favorite of which were the quirky straw handbags by Kate Spade.  I seriously want every single one of them.  (See Below)

Outfit Details:

Dress: Vintage Unmarked from New York Vintage, Earrings: (Cuff) BCBG Max Azria, (Bottom) Vintage, Necklace: Vintage Ralph Lauren, Hat: Vintage, Purse: Vintage, Shoe: Prada

Photography by: Jeanne Cho, www.HairyJuku.com; Styling by: Ginger, www.Ginger-Snap.com

NYFW OOTD Pink and Yellow 2

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Floral Trend Highlights from Michael Kors, Stella Nolasco, and Carolina Herrera.  Photo Credit: NyMag.com

Michael Kors Floral Trend Spring 2015 1

Stella NolascoSpring 2015 1

Carolina Herrera Floral Spring 2015 3

Here are examples of ear-cuffs both from my own vintage collection and from the runway show of Houghton.

Ear Cuff Trend Ginger Snaps

Houghton Ear Cuff Spring 2015

Straw Accessories from Kate Spade Spring 2015. Photo Credit: KateSpade.com

Kate Spade Spring 2015 3

Kate Spade Spring 2015 2

Kate Spade Spring 2015 1

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