Sunday Musings

New York Fashion Week is undoubtedly one of the most highly-anticipated events in the fashion world. While we’re busy planning tomorrow’s (or today’s!) outfit, designers come ready to showcase their best looks for next year. So in the spirit of NYFW’s newly revealed collections, here’s a snapshot of my favorite looks from the runway.*

Have a wonderful Sunday!

xx Cocoa & Lace

Edgy Lace

BCBG Max Azria

Perfectly Mod

Kate Spade

Perennial Peplum

Monique Lhuillier

In the Nude

Rebecca Taylor

Re-defined Denim

Rebecca Taylor

A-Line LBD

Tibi

Shades of Green

Tadashi Shoji

Seeing Red

Prabal Gurung

Soft Florals

Lela Rose

A Walk on the Wild Side

Peter Som

Tantalizing Tribal

Tadashi Shoji

Crazy for Cobalt (and Leather!)

Nicole Miller

*Photo cred: Elle.com. Click-thru links provided with each photograph.

Sunday Musings

First weekend of freshman year, August 2008.

Oh, how I love rainy Sunday afternoons. As I sit sipping my coffee and listening to the soothing patter of raindrops coating the thirsty Midwestern lawns, I find myself in a state of quiet self-reflection. I’m choked by nostalgia, almost painfully so, as I realize the significance of this week. My alma matter is now back in session, and I, for the first time in four years, am not there. Ten thousand students march the quads, my two feet left out of the pack. I sit from the outside looking in, and quite honestly, I miss the view from within.

I was warned of this. I was told that college would fly. I was told that each semester would evaporate faster than the last, until one day, the eighth would mark the last. I didn’t believe them. For, no matter how mature for my years, I felt invincible to the passing of time. I was too busy planning my future to stop and fully appreciate the present. Life revolved around tomorrow’s test, next weekend’s party, next month’s job interview – today was taken for granted.

But now, I understand the warnings. I understand what they meant by the phrase, college will fly. It did indeed.

Here’s to the class of 2016, the talented young people who have joined a new collegiate family. Embrace each day for, “we have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake.” It was perhaps the most valuable lesson that came with my degree.

xx C&L