Last week was Kansas City Fashion Week. This was my first year that I was both aware of it and invited to it. It was a very welcome break from a stressful weekend of studying for midterms (which is probably happening right now if you are reading this at 8 am).
This inner conversation happened after I realized I was actually going:
“Sh**, what am I going to wear?!”
“Crap, now I can’t eat for the rest of the week leading up to it.”
“Can I wear something from Target or is that a faux pas?”
“Do I need to actually wear makeup?”
“Crap, now I have to wash my hair AND shave my legs on a Saturday.”
“Should I buy something crazy expensive and then return it?” “ALISSA! I can’t believe you even thought it.”
“Sh**, what if its raining and it’s humid and my hair gets frizzy.”
“WHAT IF EVERYONE WHO MEETS ME HATES ME!?!”
I was immediately exhausted and decided to watch Toddler and Tiaras to try and relax while I tried to plan outfits. Or I may have just sat down on my bed and fallen asleep. Either one works, but it’s probably the latter.
Peplum: The Limited
Necklace: C/O Hello Cheeseburger
And then…..I ended up wearing this. Only lipgloss and mascara. Half the stuff was from Target and under $30. It didn’t rain the night I went. It was magical. The necklace Jennifer sent me by surprise made the entire outfit, everyone commented on it.
It was at Union Station which I had only visited once as a child. I walked in, immediately called Andrew and said that I don’t care about cost, we are renting that place for our wedding. I realized I just wanted to BUY ALL OF THE THINGS as soon as I saw them coming down the runway. I got to sit next to a woman who had been a buyer for over 20 years and we got to pretend we were on Project Runway. I was Nina Garcia and she pulled out her best Heidi. We loved everything though so there were no “I’m sorry, you’re out” partings.