Photography by Jana Williams

Sometimes I’m torn between my own inspirations, and the opinions of others.  There are certain looks that immediately translate from the runway to real life, and there are others that take a bit more time to digest. This Givenchy look being one of them. When I saw these pieces on the Givenchy runway ( and on Forward By Elyse Walker’s site) ,  it immediately grabbed my attention for many reasons – the loud multi print, the oversized sweater paired with the body con flouncy skirt. It was interesting, different, and unexpected. To be honest it was not a look that I instinctually gravitated towards immediately, but it did leave a lasting memory as I kept thinking of this look.

Would I wear this outfit out on a regular day to go grocery shopping or to the office? Mmmmm…probably not. Individually the pieces are just as striking, and I would most likely pair them a little differently on a non fashion week week. Imagine this oversized black sweater with a pair of black leather pants + pointy pumps… that would be the perfectly casual & chic ensemble, don’t you think? And this skirt paired with a button up blouse for an extremely glamorous look.

If you follow me on Instagram it was quite The Controversy HERE when followers talked about this outfit. Lets say some loved it and some hated it. First off why do the hateful and negative comments stand out so much more than the positive ones?  Second, I believe that fashion week is the chance to really push boundaries, and to go outside of the box. Sometimes I’m torn between my own inspirations, and the opinions of others. Have you guys ever felt that way before?


P.S To see more of my New York Fashion Week  journey make sure to follow me on Instagram and check out Jana Williams blog as she is traveling with me!



Skirt- Givenchy

Purse- Givenchy

Boots- Lanvin ( similar here & in suede)


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