Hi! I'm not dead. Just busy. I apologize for the lack of posts lately. It's very unlike me but I'm just so incredibly busy this month and into February. I just got back from Florida on Monday night and had a blast with my parents and boyfriend. It was a much needed getaway although it could of been a little warmer. It was a trip that hopefully will turn into more trips pending the purchase of a vacation package my family is looking at—fingers crossed! Unfortunately because of lens issue, I wasn't able to snap any outfit pictures which was a total bummer, so you'll have to catch up with my on my Instagram.
At work I'm getting ready to head to New York Fashion Week for 4 insanely busy days next week while trying to prep for an all-day bridal shoot for Juice Magazine this Sunday and of course Superbowl festivities. I'm also working with my very talented co-founders of Midwest Bloggers to relaunch the site and bring more opportunities to our members—it's so exciting so stay tuned! Along with those tasks, I'm planning Go Blog Social—don't forget early bird ticket prices are over tomorrow—and putting together a Iowa blogger coffee date on February 23rd. If you're an Iowa blogger, look for an e-invite this week. So yes, I have so much going on right now.
Now that you have a life update onto the fun stuff. Awhile back I heard that Coach was rebranding and I was pretty excited about it. I haven't been a fan of the brand for quite a few years now so to be honest, I wasn't expecting much. With the change of creative directors I didn't know what to think. Reed Krakoff, the former creative director announced that he would be stepping down in April, following a 16-year tenure, in order to focus on his eponymous line. His self-titled line is one that I would die to carry. It's amazing but quite pricey. At the end of Krakoff's time at Coach he strayed away from the classic Coach designs I loved and brought in the not-so-chic, childish monogram bags that flaunted the logo. (I wish he would of integrated some of his own line's design into Coach.) With Stuart Vevers as the new executive creative director at Coach, he's going back to the basics and creating classic looking, sleek silhouettes with clean lines in monotone, sturdy leathers and tradition hardware. The brand was aiming for a refined modern look and that's exactly what it is—upscale and chic. Here are some of my favorites. I want them all!