02-10-2012

Fashion Week on a Budget! (From Cincinnati to New York City)

by Erin Flynn

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After attending fashion week for the third year in a row, I’m still a bit taken aback by the whole scenario. Fashion is to New York like Skyline Chili is to Cincinnati. Both look good, but only one leaves you with indigestion.

We’ve all watched the scenes from Sex and the City and clicked on the front row photos featured on People.com. The difference in Carrie Bradshaw attending fashion week to Erin Flynn (yes, I’m speaking in third person) may be more than just a pair of Manolo Blahniks. While Carrie may have returned to her luxury apartment on the Upper East Side, those of us traveling from Cincinnati, Ohio, prefer to keep it “classy.” Listen, I’m not Carrie Bradshaw, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night.

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We’re documenting everything from the H&M blazers to the hottest runway shows to the Isaac Mizrahi blouse my sister wore and recovered from the Salvation Army. There is clearly a wide range of topics here. Keep checking over the next week to find out what it’s like to go to “Fashion Week on a Budget!”

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Fashion Week on a Budget:  Day 1

Blazer: H&M

Black Tank: H&M

Black Coated Pants: H&M

Grudge Booties: DSW

Skinny Watch: Vintage

Bracelet: Gorjana

Saltine Cracker Necklace: Emily Elizabeth Jewelry

Bag: Target

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(Here’s my sister wearing something way more realistic for this time of year in New York City while posing in a completely unrealistic manner. She is also slightly proud of her $2 vintage Isaac Mizrahi for Target find.)

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(A pre-fashion week meal at the local diner!)

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(Taking a photo of Lincoln Center before our last show for the night.)

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(Note: I just bought this blazer last night.)

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