All Dressed Up and Nowhere To Go

Monday, September 23, 2013 36 0

Kate Spade Silk Dress, Zara Mirror Clutch, Jimmy Choo Abel SIlver Metallic Heels, Ily Couture Crystal Necklace

Kate Spade Silk Dress, Zara Mirror Clutch, Jimmy Choo Abel SIlver Metallic Heels, Ily Couture Crystal Necklace

Kate Spade Silk Dress, Zara Mirror Clutch, Jimmy Choo Abel SIlver Metallic Heels, Ily Couture Crystal Necklace

Kate Spade Silk Dress, Zara Mirror Clutch, Jimmy Choo Abel SIlver Metallic Heels, Ily Couture Crystal Necklace

Kate Spade Silk Dress, Zara Mirror Clutch, Jimmy Choo Abel SIlver Metallic Heels, Ily Couture Crystal Necklace

Dress: Kate Spade (similar with sleeves). Neckalce: Ily Couture (c/o). Clutch: Zara. Shoes: Jimmy Choo. Sunglasses: Gucci. Rings: Shopbop, Stella & Dot.


Funny story . . . I bought this gorgeous raspberry silk Kate Spade dress the week before New York Fashion Week.  As soon as I spotted it on the sale rack at Nordstrom and noticed that the only dress left happened to be in my size, I knew this stunner was meant to be in my closet.  I instantly decided that it would be perfect to wear to the Herve Leger runway show during NYFW.


We had priority standing room tickets to the Herve Leger show, so Gaby and I got all dolled up and rushed to get to the show early to ensure we were first in line to get the good standing room spots.  After waiting about 30 minutes in the very crowded space just outside of the theatre, they finally opened the doors.  We noticed that the four ladies in front of us were taking a long time to get their tickets scanned, and as we eavesdropped we heard that the usher was saying that their tickets to the show had already been used.  She denied them entry and said they would have to go back to the registration desk to figure it out.  I remember thinking, “Ooh, that sucks” and “Thank goodness that’s not us.”


As Gaby handed the usher her ticket, we heard the devastating words, “I’m sorry but your tickets have already been used.”  WHAT!?!?  I butted in and said, “Here, try mine” and quickly got the, “Sorry Miss, it’s been used.”  Punched in the face with panic and disappointment, we ran back to the registration desk, got new tickets and ran back to the theatre, but deep down we already knew how this was going to play out.  They kept us corralled outside of the theatre for about 25 more minutes, then we heard the door man yell in a booming voice, “Doors closed, sorry, but no one else is getting in.”  Sigh.


We went through the five stages of grief in a period of about four minutes.  Denial (“No, they didn’t really shut the doors, did they?! It must be a mistake.”), Anger (“What the heck, we came all the way from Toronto for this.”), Bargaining (“Let’s call the PR company to see if they can come out and let us in.”), Depression (“This sucks, we came all this way, got all dressed up and can’t even see the show.”) and finally Acceptance (Hey, you know what, we’re not going to let this ruin our trip.  Let’s laugh it off and end the day on a high note…with cupcakes!”).  So instead, we went outside, took some outfit photos and people watched for a while.  We saw many well known bloggers, and two of my favorite magazine ladies, Nina Garcia and Joanna Coles.  Then of course, we ate lots and lots of cupcakes.


Even though we were a little bummed that we didn’t get to see the Herve Leger show, we ended up having such a fantastic day and hey, now we have an interesting story to tell.


P.S. There are still 2 more days to enter to win this stunning Ily Couture necklace that I’m wearing in these photos.  Click here to enter.




  • Alyssa
    September 23, 2013

    Ugh, what a bummer–I’m so sorry that happened to you! I’m glad you ended the day on a positive (and sweet!) note with cupcakes though. My kind of girl! 🙂

  • thehautecookie
    September 23, 2013

    love love love your dress and that necklace. you look STUNNING.



  • Alice
    September 23, 2013

    What a bummer on missing the show. But you so glad you two beautiful ladies made a day of it! I absolutely adore this dress on you – it fits you like a glove!


  • Gaby
    September 23, 2013

    Love how you described our story! You looked so so gorgeous in that dress, it was definitely my favorite look!

  • Sarah Bellamy
    September 23, 2013

    That’s a total bummer you were not able to make it the show but I’m so happy you still had a great day! Love the stunning dress–so elegant. xx

  • Mariah
    September 23, 2013

    I’m so sorry. At least you still looked absolutely fabulous. I wish I was even close enough to New York to see all of the street style and hullabaloo of Fashion Week. At least you could celebrate with cupcakes!

  • Emily
    September 23, 2013

    That is so crazy! What a disappointment. I LOVE this dress with the silver heels, you looked amazing.

  • Ashley
    September 23, 2013

    Ohh that sucks you couldn’t get into the show but that dress looks amazing on you! Such a flattering fit!

  • Heidi
    September 23, 2013

    Ugh, that’s terrible. I wonder what happened. I’m glad you were able to make the best out of the situation and still enjoy your time at Fashion Week.

  • Andréa
    September 23, 2013

    That had to have been so disappointing but so glad that you and your friend made the best of the situation.

  • ash
    September 23, 2013

    That sucks! I can’t believe that. You looked fantastic, and I’m sure the people watching was legendary.

  • RoselyC
    September 23, 2013

    That sucks but at least you turned it around. You look stunning, that’s a beautiful dress and the color looks great on you.

  • Victoria | Haute
    September 23, 2013

    That is so disappointing, seeing the Herve Leger live, in person, would have been amazing. But sounds like you made the most of it anyways 😉 cupcakes are delicious! haha

    ps. That dress was definitely meant to be; you look stunning.


  • Laura
    September 23, 2013

    I am so madly in love with that dress! It’s structured so perfectly. I love how you styled it with the silver accessories and statement necklace.
    This is perfect! xo


  • Lindsay Gaines
    September 23, 2013

    Love love love that necklace!

  • Laura
    September 23, 2013

    You look so beautiful Jenny! Sorry we didn’t get to meet in person, but definitely next time!

  • Annick
    September 23, 2013

    Aww, that totally sucks about missing Herve Leger, but at the same time, I’m glad you went through the stages of grief quickly and had a good time anyway!

    You’re looking absolutely stunning in that dress (could it fit you any better?!) and it’s apparent in your that you’ve lost weight/gotten in shape in the last few months. Good for you – you look AMAZING! And your hair looks amazing as well!

    (P.S. I soooo want to win that necklace! It’s so beautifully chunky yet delicate! Love that it’s become such a big part of your wardrobe!)

    Bold Subtlety

  • Jacqueline
    September 23, 2013

    What a bummer…least you looked gorgeous! I love that shade of magenta/purple!


  • Rea Alducente
    September 23, 2013

    i love your dress and your neckpiece 🙂

  • Christy
    September 23, 2013

    i cant believe with all this gorgeousness you have going on they pulled that prank on you but hey it doesnt take one ounce of shine away from this gorgeous dress (perfect fit btw)

    Christy of:

  • Rose
    September 23, 2013

    Jenny, it is so amazing that you were able to turn around such a disappointing situation so quickly. That says so much about you as a person! You really look gorgeous! That colour and fit of the dress is perfection on you! Love that ILY necklace. You truly look amazing!!

  • Emma Finlayson
    September 23, 2013

    That is so crummy, but glad to hear you made the best of it! It’s awesome to look this good while eating cupcakes!
    xo Emma

  • Miranda
    September 23, 2013

    That is such a bummer! I’m so glad you were able to make the most of it though! That dress is absolutely stunning!

  • Patricia
    September 23, 2013

    What a sad history!! Whatever… you looked stunning!! 😉

  • Rachel
    September 23, 2013

    Well regardless, you looked absolutely breathtaking! SOOOO amazing 🙂

  • Nikki
    September 23, 2013

    What a sad story, but you look fabulous. And at least you made the best of it! I would have probably done something crazy… That dress is gorgeous and looks amazing on you!


  • Donna
    September 23, 2013

    Beautiful, stunning, gorgeous!

  • Rachel
    September 23, 2013

    This color is gorgeous on you!

  • Whitley Hamlin
    September 23, 2013

    I’m slammed right now with emails from Thursday unanswered! But… I just wanted to tell you that you look absolutely beautiful. I still read Crazy, Style, Love per post… One of few. I hope you had a wonderful time in the big city. Lots of love, Whitley

  • Jackie
    September 23, 2013

    This dress looks like it was MADE FOR YOU. It fits incredibly and is basically the perfect dress for just about anything…apparently, this includes eating cupcakes.

    At least if you didn’t get to see the show, you had fun and all of us random internet friends still got to see it 😛

    xoxo Jackie

  • Trish
    September 23, 2013

    Ohhhh… sorry for the disappointment after traveling all that way! But, if it’s any consolation, you looked absolutely fabulous in that dress! The minute I saw it, I thought, “That looks like a Kate Spade — so chic and bright!” It fits you like a dream… almost like it was tailored just for you. Love those silver shoes, too!

  • Carylee
    September 23, 2013

    Wow what a bummer, but if it’s any consolation, you look absolutely amazing! Your hair is perfection! Everything is, really. Love those shoes with that dress. I just bought the Kate Spade Licorice pumps in aluminum and this makes me extra excited to wear them!!

  • Joyshana
    September 24, 2013

    Sorry about what happened, regardless you look stunning, you are one of the few fashion bloggers close to my heart, your honesty is what keeps me coming back, NYFW was ridiculously hyped even to the people who had no pass to any of the shows, any ways on the brighter side, you got to eat cupcakes looking stylish and fabulous:))

  • cindy
    September 26, 2013

    Jeni, you are such a refreshing personality! Your dress looked beautiful on you!

  • Diva In Me
    October 10, 2013

    Gosh..people are mean. They do mean things like this to others but I’m glad you’re such a positive person and looked at things from a brighter point of view. Sometimes things happen for a reason and it’s great you girls get to take many pretty pictures and relax a little during NYFW =)

  • Kelly
    October 19, 2013

    I remember you telling me about this – so sorry!

    Sparkles and Shoes