NYFW – The Truth Behind The Bloggers
Hi loves! Sorry for the delayed Blog posts this week, normally I try to always post weekly on Monday and Thursday, but NYFW had me crazed! I’m so excited to be getting back home tonight to my pups, but I wanted to share a quick wrap up of my experience this week.
First and foremost, this is my very first New York Fashion Week experience as an influencer. I didn’t know what to expect, but I knew it was an incredible opportunity and I couldn’t pass up meeting with brands and the influencer community. To be totally transparent, I was a bit intimated and unsure of what to expect. I have been in contact with some of the girls, but not most of them. I wouldn’t say I’m “well connected” in any aspect.
Most of the questions and chatter I’ve been hearing post fashion week revolved around the influencers. What are they like? Were they nice? Did you feel connected? Honestly, I didn’t even realize how amazing this experience was going to be or how included I would feel until I was in the moment. In a weird way, I felt like I fit right in from the get go.
A couple nights ago, I heard mumblings and saw several negative experience posts on Instagram. It is so important to be honest, and I’m sorry some of the girls had that experience, but mine was truly the opposite.
Rewinding a bit… I to NYFW went with a small group of girls. Makenna, Natalie, Alexa, and Shelby. I had never met Alexa or Shelby in “real life” before, but our group just clicked and it worked out perfectly! Natalie came to Scottsdale a few months ago, and we hit it off right away. That girl is seriously amazing and a REAL life brunette barbie doll! I just love her. I also have to say, I feel like Alexa is my spirit animal… we’re literally the same and she’s SO easy to connect with. LOVE her and she’s so real!
The best part of traveling to NYFW with these 4 boss babes, is it was their first time going, as well. We were all in it together and to be honest, we all compared notes and had the same positive experience! There’s something to be said about that.
Anyways, moving on… the events I went to were incredible (and I’ll share a wrap up later this week), and were where I met most of the influencers I have admired for years. At rewardStyle’s events I met Jade Scott (who I have looked up to for years), Peyton Baxter, Hollie Woodward, Katy (MumuAndMacaroons), Bre Shepperd, DeDe (DressUpButtercup), Tara (TheMrsGibby) and the list goes on! Words cannot describe how kind and wonderful every single one of them are! These are a group of women who are seriously SO successful by their own accord. They run their own businesses in a very competitive world, and they welcomed me in as if I’ve been their friend for years.
There’s nothing better than building each other up in this world run by men. Promoting female empowerment and sharing success together is what this community has shown me they are all about! I’m proud to be a part of it.
I realize this post just shares my experience, but clearly I’m insanely impressed by every one of these ladies and I can’t wait to share more of my experiences in posts this week. Cheers to all my blogger babes. I’m so proud to be in this with you!!