I've Got Something Up My Sleeve

Arm Tights: SPANX / Dress: Fleur Du Mal / Hat: Isabel Marant / Shoes: Charlotte Russe / Bag: Chanel (similar here & here

Photography by Meg Niemann | @MSNPhotography

Sara Blakely has something up her sleeve…. .AND IT’S ARM TIGHTS!!! Everyone read closely because these will be your new arm obsession!!!

What you may not know about Spanx is that they not only make pieces that are focused solely on tightening and lifting, but also pieces for layering in the cooler months! Spanx founder Sara Blakely wants women to have a wardrobe full of Spanx for their tops, their bottoms, and now their arms too! Arm Tights are, according to Blakely, “a solution that will smooth and flatter your arms and feel super luxe on the skin too.” She adds: “We wear tights on our legs to transition skirts and dresses into the fall and winter seasons, but why not on our arms?” Arm Tights come in several colors, like neon blue, hot pink, a black style with sparkly sleeves, and an ivory version with braid detailing from the shoulder to the wrist… “It’s basically a crop top made out of tights,” Blakely explained. “We made it cropped for less bulk under clothes and the arms are completely seamless too.” Sounds great to me!!!

            Above I paired my first Arm Tights with a velvet dress, because who isn’t into velvet this season?! And, I have to say I got more compliments on this look, then any other slip dress I have worn before. So get out there and #ArmYourWardrobe and hop on the Arm Tights trend now!!!

X kt


Day 3 started out in this blue velvet power suit! It's true what they say... power suiting is back in a BIG WAY!!! I started out the day with GLAMSQUAD, of course... and went with these half head of milk-braids! I always wanted to rock the milk braids, but didn't want to do the whole head in case I hate them lo! 

I gave myself a late start to the day because my first presentation wasn't until 1:00pm, and it was Saturday after all! By 12:45pm I made my way over to the Banana Republic flagship store (105 5th avenue) for the Olivia Palermo X Banana Republic presentation! All I have to say was WOW I have always been so inspired by Olivia Palermo’s style, and her chic take on Banana Republic was one something I was looking forward to see all fashion week. I thought the show was perfectly executed as a presentation, however I was a bit shocked by the protesters. Why would "fur protestors" target a brand that doesn't even sell fur? This didn’t really make sense to me, and unfortunately the models were terrified :( 

Side note, I shoot most of my looks on the Lower East Side because of the wide streets, and lack of busy business people!

Next I quickly came home to change for the Reward Style party at the Dream Hotel. This was by far one of the best events I attended all week. As I always say, meeting with other bloggers/influencers in the industry is my favorite part of Honestly Kate. I am always incredibly inspired by other women "curating their own future."

Next, I was challenged with one of the hardest decisions I had to make during Fashion Week.... Should I go to the Philipp Plein show, or attend the Namilla show? AHHHHH This was a hard decision as they were both shows I was dying to see. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize they were happening at the same time. I’m definitely a NYFW rookie, when it comes to these things. I decided to go to Philipp Plein show as some of my friends I hadn’t seen yet were going to it, and some of my friends were walking in it. And wow it was INSANE. The show was not a typical NYFW show, it was a performance to say the least. Dita Von Teese, Future, and Niki Minaj were just a few of the performers of the night. I left speechless, and can't wait to see what comes next for the brand!

Stay tuned for Day 4....

X kt 

Photography by Meg Niemann | @MSNPhotography