Labor Day fun and fashion
On Friday, Haley (one of my besties) and I went to Color Factory. If you aren't from San Francisco, you may not be familiar with it. It's basically an Instagram addict's dream come true. It's an interactive exhibit that debuted in San Francisco in August 2017. It was so popular that it became a traveling exhibit, and I was lucky enough to be on one of it's stops.
It was located in a 20,000 square feet space on Spring Street in SoHo. Artists, creatives, and designers shared their talent through 16 color-filled installations that engaged all of our senses in the process including the sense of smell and taste. You do get some goodies to eat (we passed) including a drink, a macaron, and gelato that were created especially for the event.
I sort of regret not going in the ball pit, but we were thinking about how many kids and dirty feet had been through that pit and opted to observe instead as you can see below. They had photo booths installed, so you could fully enjoy your visit without having to whip out your phones, nice right? There were too many photos we wanted that their cameras couldn't capture, so we grabbed our phones. You can see them below.
If it comes to a city near you (no plands have been announced), I recommend attending.
After our visit, we did a little shopping in Soho. You can't go to Soho and not shop. It's actually my favorite place to shop in NYC.
I featured this dress in a previous post. I was finally able to try it. I can't buy & Other Stories online. Their sizing baffles me. According to the chart, I should have tried a size 6, but I walked away with a size 0.
I've never been a fan of white shoes, but maybe it's because I should have tried boots! Our next stop was Bloomingdales where I tried on these booties and was pleasantly surprised. I didn't love them in the box but loved them on and loved the price. I live in NYC, so white shoes get dirty and abused. I liked that these had a texture to them, so I won't see scratches and they seem like they will be easy to clean. They also had that totally trendy western vibe.Basically, they checked a lot of boxes. The icing on the cake, we were able to get the promo price for the sale, which starts September 7. The only downside, They won't ship them until Friday when the sale is official.
J Crew is having a 40 percent off sale. If you read my blog or follow my Instagram, you know I'm a big fan of the brand. Everything except the cashmere below is included in the sale. Here's what I bought:
I have a pair of silver metallic booties that I loved and wore constantly last year. They went with just about everything and elevated every outfit. So, when I saw these gold booties, I knew I would wear these a ton. Metallics act as a neutral and inject a bit of fun and edginess into every outfit.
I love graphic tees and sweatshirts so much, so when I saw this sweatshirt, I knew I had to grab it. I don't have anything in red, which I don't don't buy often, but this spoke to me. It's also 40 percent off, which doesn't hurt. I ordered a size up from my usual because J Crew sweatshirts tend to run small.
If you purchase one item for fall, you must get this sweater jacket. It's so versatile. You can throw it on over anything and everything and comes in six colors. No joke, you may be tempted to buy it in every color. I sized down, so I suggest trying it on if you're petite.
This sparkly pullover is also really versatile. It can be dressed up or down very easily. It can be paired with almost anything from athleisure to work and weekend wear. It feels like a fun sweatshirt. I bought the indigo because I felt it was the most sophisticated of the three colors that are available. I sized down.
I'm a fan of the brand Kule that is known for their striped tees, sweatshirts, and blouses. While I love their stuff, I don't love the prices, so when i saw this cashmere striped crewneck, which has the Kule vibe, I knew I had to grab it. The only down side, this sweater isn't included in the sale because it's cashmere. I took my normal size in J Crew., a small.
I gravitated to this dress because wrap dresses work well for my body type. Why did it appeal to me? It's made of a heavier, smooth material (good quality in my opinion) that works well for fall, and the pattern isn't the typical leopard that you're going to see everywhere. This wrap dress in leopard needed alterations. The top was too big, so I had the material removed from the shoulders. I was going to get it hemmed, but the cost would have been more than the cost of the dress! I can always hem it later.
I purchased another sweater that's in store only right now. Here it is on @inawonderland5. It's a cashmere crew that's thin and perfect for the transition to early fall. I took my normal size small. If you can't tell, the lettering is navy.
Our next and final stop was Zara where I bought this fleece bomber that comes in ivory and black. It's not a heavy fleece if that's what you're looking to buy. It was selling out fast in store. It's available in all sizes online though. Zara has some great teddy bear and fleece coats and jackets right now, so you may want to look online or take a trip.
Hope you're having a great long weekend.