Lace Babydoll Dress for the rSNYFW Party

September 16, 2015

I’m not sure where to even begin when it comes to recapping and sharing my New York Fashion Week experience. It was absolutely incredible. I’m truly just grateful to have gotten to experience it all firsthand. I’m so thankful to the brands who invited me to to be part of their events. I guess I should back up… I never anticipated actually attending NYFW. I figured that was for all the “real” bloggers out there. I’m just some girl from Oklahoma who started doing this rather accidentally and happens to love it. Then I got an invitation to the LuLu*s party and the rewardStyle party. I was so excited and really started considering going. Finally Kendra Scott invited me to their open house to preview the new winter collection. I mentioned it all to my mom – fellow fashion lover, friend, and support system – who totally thought we should go! Since she and I both had airline miles, we decided to make it happen and do a girls trip. Without her, I don’t think I would have had the courage to go. It was so fun to experience it all together!

I decided I would recap my trip by days and outfits. I’m starting with the last day because, to be honest, it’s what I had photos of, which I took when I got home (hence no red lip)! I wore this cream lace babydoll dress from WAYF to the rewardStyle party and the only show I was able to get into, Lie Sangbong. WAYF was kind enough to send me two dresses for fashion week. Ever since I got their shirtdress for our Blogger Nation post, I’ve formed a bit of an obsession with everything they make! The quality is amazing, especially considering the price point (everything under $75-100).

I went in not knowing anything, so I thought I would share what I learned about NYFW:

  1. If you are at all thinking about going to NYFW, start contacting brands months in advance about attending their show. I was literally emailing them the week of trying to get in (everything requires an invitation). After deciding to go approximately 1.5 weeks before we left, I was just glad we had a hotel and plane tickets! #novice
  2. Let your blogging buddies know you are coming! This was totally the BEST part about the whole thing. I got to meet soooo many amazing women who I had previously only known over the internet.
  3. Share information with your friends. The Double Take Girls were soooo kind to me. They added me to a Facebook group of bloggers who were attending and swapping information. It helped so much! I also started texting back and forth with Mary-Katherine, Carylee, Michelle, and Alina. These ladies are all genuinely so nice! I was so grateful to connect with them and meet in person!
  4. Pack clothes that you are both comfortable and confident in for your events. I ended up buying these amazing shoes from Topshop while in NYC to wear to this event. When everyone else was dying after standing in heels for hours, I was oh so comfortable!
  5. Be yourself! I know it’s all a little intimidating, but truly everyone was so nice. It made me feel so comfortable.
  6. Bring business cards and follow-up on Insta with the people you met. It’s fun to form new blogging relationships. If you’re an introvert like me, be prepared to get your talk on!

cream lace babydoll dress, lace up shoes, fringe bagIMG_6804with Samantha of Bonjour Blue, Erica of Casually Styled, Alina of the Closet Crush, Kaitlin of Blonde Expeditions, and Tyler of Girl Meets Gold
IMG_6798IMG_6800with Erica of Casually Styled and Carylee of More Pieces of Me
IMG_6814 copywith Amber Venz (rewardStyle founder – see her post about the event here) and Kelssey of Styled Blonde
cream lace babydoll dress, fringe bag, lace up shoes, karen walker sunglassesIMG_6802cream lace babydoll dress, black fringe bag, lace up shoes IMG_6776 IMG_6783terrible photo of me but with Jillian Harris
IMG_6797with Whitney and Lindsay of the Double Take Girls and Kelssey of Styled Blonde
cream lace babydoll dress, fringe bag, lage up shoes

Cream Lace Babydoll Dress c/o WAYF // Shoes: Topshop // Fringe Clutch: Topshop // Cuffs (here and here) c/o Kendra Scott

Linking Up With: Michelle & AnaJenna & Carylee / Lauren / Molly & Carly / Rhea / Whitney / Rachelle & Charnele / Laura / Jess / Kileen & SandyErin & Laura / Elizabeth / Pumps & Push Ups / Rachel/ GraceLindsey / Liz / Alice / Danielle / Sydney / Tara / Linda LouJill & Carrie / Lauren / Jacqueline & Elle / JoLynne / Rachel / Dawn Lucy / Heather / Christine / Adri & Jessica – As always, see a full listing here.

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  • Reply Mikéla Davelyn September 29, 2015 at 11:12 am

    What a cute dress!! Love it!

    xo, mikéla /

  • Reply thedoubletakegirls September 23, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    So excited we were able to finally meet in person! You are beautiful inside and out! xoxo L&W

    • Reply Amy Ann Arnold September 23, 2015 at 2:37 pm

      Thanks! I totally feel the same about you all!

  • Reply Dawn Lucy September 22, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    So cool that you went and you got to meet so many bloggers! As a fellow introvert, it would be out of my comfort zone to go, but I bet I would end up having a blast!

    Dawn Lucy

  • Reply Jeans and a Teacup September 21, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    That’s awesome that you were able to go! Thanks for sharing your tips – I might try to go next year! Those topshop shoes are so cool!


    Jeans and a Teacup

  • Reply Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom September 20, 2015 at 10:51 am

    How awesome that you were able to attend that event, I can’t imagine!! I love your babydoll dress and that fringe purse.

  • Reply Happinessatmidlife September 20, 2015 at 1:48 am

    What a fun event to attend and so nice to meet so many other bloggers.

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week.


  • Reply Iren September 18, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Such a sweet dress and you!! Wish I could go to nyfw too ;))


  • Reply Jo-Lynne Shane September 18, 2015 at 9:22 am

    SO fun!!!! I got the RewardStyle invite and some others, but it was the RS party I really wanted to go to. I didn’t feel like I knew anyone well enough to pal around, and I didn’t want to go alone,but reading all these recaps makes me wish I’d just done it. Next year!!

  • Reply Merritt Beck September 18, 2015 at 5:14 am

    I’m so glad you had fun at NYFW and the rS party! Not sure if you know this, but I actually used to work there!



    The Style Scribe

  • Reply Abby September 18, 2015 at 12:05 am

    That is so cool that you got to NYFW and meet these amazing bloggers!! Love your lace dress <3

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  • Reply Kiara Schwartz September 17, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    Obsessed with this look! That RS event is always so fun.


    Tobruckave Blog

  • Reply Melissa September 17, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Ahhhh arent you gals cute! I hope you enjoyed NYFW, Ive been in the mist of it for the past two years. it feels so weird not living in NYC this year. I’ve been covering it for AOL as well. I love the baby doll dress.


  • Reply Julia Mazzucato September 17, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    I love this dress and these shoes! You look amazing!

    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

  • Reply Dressed2dNines.Com September 17, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    You totally looked in your element Amy Ann. Love your dress and the fringe clutch! I hope to one day get to go to NYFW. It’s so amazing and wonderful that you got to experience it first hand! Thanks for sharing these tidbits 🙂

  • Reply A M Y P H A M. September 17, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    This is so inspiring for beginner bloggers (and Oklahoma girls) like myself! NYFW is definitely on my bucket list. It was so fun to read about your experience! Great tips 🙂 love your outfit! <3

    xo, Amy |

  • Reply Lauren Blair . September 17, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    You look awesome! I especially love the dress + shoes! Great checklist too! XO
    -Lauren Blair

  • Reply Brianna Degaston September 17, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    You are very beautiful inside and out! Keep up the great work! xo



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  • Reply Adela Acanski September 17, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Beautiful dress!

  • Reply Jackie September 17, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    I loved reading a bit more of a background on how you got to attend and just how you felt going into it. I’m pretty sure I’d feel the same way.

    I’m so glad you had fun and I really love the outfit you wore to the party. Seems perfect!


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  • Reply Fiona September 17, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Oh my i neeeeeeed those shoes. SOOOO perfect. Love also your dress and Im so sad I had no time to visit NY for FW 🙁 Hope you had a blast.

    Have a great day.
    x Fiona

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