Charleston Fashion Week was probably the most fun I have had in a long time. Going in I was a bit nervous. I knew of some bloggers who were going, but I personally knew no one. I’ve traveled before by myself, and I enjoy spending time by myself, as I mentioned in this post, but fashion week isn’t really the type of event where I can just hang out at the bar and have brief conversations with strangers. (BTW, if you want to go next year and don’t know anyone, let me know, I’d be happy to go with you!)
Fortunately, I immediately ran into the amazing Liz with Charleston Weekender, probably one of the sweetest girls I have ever met. She introduced me to two girls who I palled around with for the next few nights who were equally sweet and incredible: Hillary with Hillheady and Taylor with Reese’s Hardwear.
For my outfits, I went out of my comfort zone. I talked in this post about how I do not follow fashion trends, and I still don’t, but it was so much fun to play dress-up, let out my inner fashionista, and just plain old get creative. But as I was preparing for this week, I remembered the number 1 reason I don’t follow trends: my constant anxiety over if it will be right. I was constantly worrying: is this the right trend; was my source correct on whether this would be a trend; this item is perfectly on trend but it’s $1,000, will this similar but very different item at a fraction of the price be right; and am I accessorizing correctly? But what was great about fashion week was that there were people who were uber fashionistas, like the awesome Bow Tie Gent, but also people who wore more classic apparel, like the first night when I sat next to a beautiful woman in a classic sequin cocktail dress and a fur jacket.
But without further ado, thanks to the Gwynn’s VIP tent’s step and repeat photos, here are my photos from each night:
For details on each outfit, read my blog throughout the week and I’ll post more photos, as well as my incredible hairstyle from Saturday!
Which is your favorite outfit?