scenes from my weekend | a visit to new york during mercedes benz fashion week | new york city

You know when it’s taken me two days to recoup from my weekend that it had to have been an awesome one.

In case you don’t follow along on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook (sad face!), I spent a long weekend with my friend Carolyn on the Upper West Side.

We ran around Manhattan like crazy women in pursuit of fashion, beauty and all-day brunch specials — all during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week!

kimberlyloc outside of lincoln center during mercedes benz fashion week in new york city

{I arrived on Thursday night, and of course we had to stroll by Lincoln Center, where I’d be roaming around on Friday morning, so I could see the calm before the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Storm (and, um, Nemo).}

kimberlyloc with kendi everyday and carolyn

{We hit up the Gap StyldBy event hosted by one of my favorite real-girl, affordable fashion bloggers Kendi Everyday. Look whose pics got Facebooked, tweeted and Instagrammed from the official Gap accounts! Photo Courtesy Gap Instagram}

kimberlyloc backstage with designer sally lapointe during mercedes benz fashion week fall/winter 2013 presentations

{On Friday morning, I headed downtown to Pier 57 to catch the Sally LaPointe show. I couldn’t have been more thrilled to get backstage to meet Sally and check out the models’ hair and makeup and see the run of show setup.}

jess afshar mimi and chichi jana meister style your life kim wallace kimberlyloc new york fashion week lincoln center

{After the Sally show, I headed uptown to Lincoln Center to meet Jess and Jana. Jess and I hit up the Nautica show while Jana braved Nemo to catch up with the rest of the Kansas City Fashion Week crew.}

totto ramen new york city

{After the Nautica show, it was Jess and my turn to bundle up and brave Nemo. By 4:30 p.m., the white flakes were coming down and the winds were fierce. Thankfully, Jess had an Uber ride ready for us and we jetted off to Totto Ramen for an amazing late lunch/early dinner. I got spicy ramen with a side of spicy bamboo shots. Divine!}

french toast brunch abc kitchen new york city jean georges

{On Saturday morning, Carolyn and I went to the Flatiron district for brunch at ABC Kitchen. I kind of have a thing for French toast, and anytime I try a new breakfast/brunch spot, it’s my go-to. I have to say, this French toast with a side of roasted apples was the best I’ve ever had. Leave it to Jean Georges to blow my mind over brunch (he’s also blown my mind at Dune at the One & Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas.}

kimberlyloc at abc carpet and home natural beauty apothecary

{After a happy brunch, I made tested Carolyn’s patience as I spent more than an hour circling through the natural beauty offerings inside the ABC Carpet & Home Apothecary. I spent a lot of time chatting it up with Carol at the Tracie Martyn counter, and was so sad to learn that I had just missed Rose Marie Swift (of RMS Beauty) minutes beforehand. To deal with this loss, I spent a lot of money on natural beauty products and tweeted my sadness to @RMSBeauty.}

kimberlyloc wears hand-dyed tights from kansas city designer whitney manney

{After an exciting day of eating and shopping, Carolyn and I met up with her college friends for a night of dancing downtown. Despite the insanely cold weather, I rocked my Whitney Manney W/M hand-dyed tights and danced the night away.}

crazy cat shirt brooklyn industries williamsburg brooklyn new york

{On Sunday, Carolyn and I ventured to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, for a little natural beauty, vintage and boutique shopping. Our first stop was Brooklyn Industries, where I had to restrain myself from buying the teacher man this awesome cat shirt. I instead got him a shirt with two strange birds on it.}

wing ring at brooklyn charm in williamsburg brooklyn new york

{We also popped into Brooklyn Charm to play with the eclectic selection of customizable jewelry. I picked up an engraved necklace (which I’ll share with you on Valentine’s Day) while Carolyn got a sweet necklace made for a dear friend. Because we had to wait a bit for the custom engraving, I entertained myself by playing with the cute little assortment of rings.}

daniel alvarez of woodley and bunny applies hourglass lipstick in icon on natural beauty blogger kimberlyloc

{The highlight of my trip to Brooklyn was visiting Woodley & Bunny and having the lovely Daniel work his magic on my lips. Again, I spent way too much time in this quaint shop, but couldn’t get over the amazing selection of natural skincare, haircare, nail polish and makeup. Daniel applied Hourglass lipstick in “Icon” on me and I never felt more glamorous.} may include affiliate links to featured products. Not all product links are affiliate links. If you make a purchase from an affiliate link, earns a small commission.

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