#NYFW Part 3

First, Kris and I would like to thank each of you for helping us reach the 1,000 Instagram follower milestone yesterday! If it wasn't for each of you, we would still be sending each other way too many "what do you think of this?" clothing and accessory pics. If you aren't already, remember to follow us on Instagram @krisandjackblog for daily happenings :-)

So, we left off at our Cushnie et Ochs fashion show which was in the meatpacking district of NYC. Across the street, was the coolest place- Chelsea St. Market. 

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Rescue flats.

Rescue flats.

Remember those ugly fold up flats I mentioned before the trip?! Well, Kris was right about those things. We put them on immediately...and became 4 inches shorter and a lot more comfortable. 

Update: These shoes were thrown away while packing to come home. Picture walking around the City in your slippers. They weren't clean or pretty. No future blog posts will include these feet saving "shoes".

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Chelsea St. Market is basically an indoor marketplace. There were independent retailers, produce and flower markets, coffee shops, and specialty food stores. It was really beautiful inside too. We picked up some wine and cheese for an afternoon snack, and then decided to do a little shopping.

When you eat cheese and crackers, you must wear a cheese and crackers headband.

When you eat cheese and crackers, you must wear a cheese and crackers headband.

Our own fashion show of feathers and rhinestones.

Our own fashion show of feathers and rhinestones.

The owner of this retailer allowed us to Periscope her styling my hair into this headband. She was as eclectic as her selection and fun! Did anyone catch the donut headband during that Periscope?! Ha!

The owner of this retailer allowed us to Periscope her styling my hair into this headband. She was as eclectic as her selection and fun! Did anyone catch the donut headband during that Periscope?! Ha!

Lot of beautiful handmade jewelry.

Lot of beautiful handmade jewelry.

Vintage 70's initial rings. K & J. Happy birthday to me from Kris :-)

Vintage 70's initial rings. K & J. Happy birthday to me from Kris :-)

The lit hallway of Chelsea St. Market

The lit hallway of Chelsea St. Market

Gorgeous fresh flowers.

Gorgeous fresh flowers.

Love is the answer.-Albert Einstein

Love is the answer.-Albert Einstein

Seeing the Empire State building lit up in red, white, and blue to honor all of those lost and the heroes of September 11th, was a perfect way to end our day. Never forget. "The attacks of September 11th were intended to break our spirit. Instead we have emerged stronger and more unified. We feel renewed devotion to the principles of political, economic and religious freedom, the rule of law and respect for human life. We are more determined than ever to live our lives in freedom."- Rudolph Giuliani

Seeing the Empire State building lit up in red, white, and blue to honor all of those lost and the heroes of September 11th, was a perfect way to end our day. Never forget.

"The attacks of September 11th were intended to break our spirit. Instead we have emerged stronger and more unified. We feel renewed devotion to the principles of political, economic and religious freedom, the rule of law and respect for human life. We are more determined than ever to live our lives in freedom."- Rudolph Giuliani

So. Sleepy.

So. Sleepy.

We had time the next morning to explore SoHo and do some shopping before the Banana Republic show (post coming soon!)

Breakfast at Amelia's was SO good!

Breakfast at Amelia's was SO good!

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Our first stop was the infamous vintage store, What Goes Around Comes Around. They are known for their luxury designer handbags, jewelry, and amazing vintage tee selection. If allowed, I would have taken dozens of pictures. The store was filled with Chanel, Louis Viutton, colorful kimonos and jackets, rich leather, and bold gold accessories. Brett was our awesome store guide. He has been a vintage tee collector since he was 8 years old, and knew his stuff. I am still dreaming of the purple Journey tee...

We visited a custom belt shop, Badichi Belts, next for souvenirs for our hubbies. At this cute shop, you pick the leather, then the buckle, and then tell them your waist measurement. They put together the custom belt while you wait. Can you imagine the kind of business they would do at a rodeo in the South?!

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Our last shopping stop was at Olive & Bette's. You guys, this store and the ladies who work there are so much fun! I think between the two of us, we easily could have walked away with one of everything in the store. The ladies there had the idea to do a little styling session with us and get some urban pics of the streets of SoHo. Uhhhh, OK!

But, not before the lead guitarist of Def Leopard came in the store with his sweet wife and generously took pics outside with all of us...leaving the store empty and half of us wearing merchandise and no shoes outside.

But, not before the lead guitarist of Def Leopard came in the store with his sweet wife and generously took pics outside with all of us...leaving the store empty and half of us wearing merchandise and no shoes outside.

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Our styling session was so much fun and we will certainly be back next time we are in NYC. Until then, the boutique does offer custom shopping. They get your size and style preferences and will send you clothes to try. Then, they charge you for what you keep. Customer service with style! Check out our gorgeous mini photo session photographer, Alexis, who is also a vlogger at www.youtube.com/alexisbelon.

Coffee break on the streets of NYC after marathon shopping.

Coffee break on the streets of NYC after marathon shopping.

Seeing double!

Seeing double!

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We will see you later this week for our last New York Fashion Week post and a sneak peek of Banana Republic's NYFW Presentation. We can't wait to share!

Until then, have a great week!

xo,

jack

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