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NYFW Day 1 – White Shirt Dress

A Glam Lifestyle bloggers wears Carolina Constas Lena white shirt dress with MGemi Pendolo black boots and Club Monaco coat and Club Monaco Juki white fringed scarf to show her NYFW street style at NYFW Spring 2017 showsIt’s somewhat surreal to think that I’ve just wrapped another season at NYFW. This time around, I had my feet underneath me a bit more and started planning the trip about a month in advance. Last time, I decided to go about a week beforehand and that just wasn’t enough time to plan my outfits and score invites to shows. This Carolina Constas white shirt dress (also love this style) was probably my favorite look of the week. The high low hemline and wrap style in the front are a few unique details that make this not just your average shirt dress. Keep reading to hear how I styled it during the snowstorm that came through NYC while we were in town.

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Carolina Constas white shirt dress with Kenneth Jay Lane gold ball earrings and MGemi Pendolo boots worn by Amanda from A Glam Lifestyle blog during NYFW Spring in FebruaryFashion blogger Amanda wears Carolina Constas Lena white shirt dress in Greenwich Village during NYFW Spring 2017 with Chloe Marcie bag and MGemi Pendolo black bootsNYFW street style by Amanda of A Glam Lifestyle wearing Carolina Constas white shirt dress and Chloe Marcie bag with MGemi Pendolo bootsAmanda from A Glam Lifestyle blog wears Carolina Constas Lena white shirt dress in Greenwich Village during NYFW Spring 2017 while carrying Chloe Marcie bag for her NYFW street styleAmanda from A Glam Lifestyle blog wears Carolina Constas Lena white shirt dress during NYFW Spring 2017 shows carrying her Chloe Marcie bag and accessorized with MGemi Pendolo black boots and Club Monaco Juki white fringed scarfClub Monaco Juki white fringed scarf is styled by Amanda of A Glam Lifestyle blog during NYFW Spring 2017Carolina Constas Lena white shirt dress with Club Monaco Juki white fringed scarf and MGemi Pendolo black boots worn by Amanda from A Glam Lifestyle blog during NYFW Spring 2017 for NYFW street styleMGemi Pendolo boots and Chloe Margie bag are NYFW essentials for Amanda from A Glam Lifestyle blogA Glam Lifestyle bloggers wears Carolina Constas high low white shirt dress for NYFW street style while carrying her Chloe Marcie bag and Club Monaco coat and white fringed scarf in Greenwich Village

Dress: Carolina Constas (sold out, available in blue stripe; also love this style and this off-the-shoulder version)
Coat: Club Monaco (sold out, similar here and here)
Scarf: Club Monaco (ON SALE!)
Earrings: Kenneth Jay Lane
Boots: MGemi (similar here)
Bag: Chloe (similar less expensive version  here)
Bangle: Julie Vos

How to Pack for NYFW

Prepping outfits for fashion week in February was far different than in September (when it was warm but girls were still rockin’ their OTK’s!). It was in the 20’s and 30’s which is freeeezing for this South Florida girl. The key to staying warm was layering with heavy coats and cute winter accessories. This season I was invited to about 20 shows and I learned quickly that any more than 3 a day is just nuts. I haven’t quite figured out yet how girls change between shows. That would be far too many looks for me to manage. Plus, when I have an outfit that I love I want to wear it all day! With all that said, below are a few quick tips for packing for NYFW:

  1. Start putting looks together about a month in advance. I ordered (then reordered, and then ordered again) from Shopbop and Revolve. You have to give yourself time or you’ll end up rushing.
  2. Bring a mix of outerwear. I brought a long grey coat and a tweed cream colored coat – both from Club Monaco. For February, faux fur is a must-have in your bag as well.
  3. Know that it’s okay to wear sneakers. Next time, I’ll bring at least one pair of kicks for when stiletto’s and booties just aren’t going to work in the snow.

Carolina Constas White Shirt Dress for NYFW

In order to make packing easier I kept to a color palette of white, grey, black and cream (for the most part). This simple, but stunning, white shirt dress by Carolina Constas was a splurge (similar here), but a standout piece. I knew I could get a lot of wear out of it in the future. To try not to freeze, I wore it with knee high boots by MGemi and a thick, fringed scarf. My grey coat (also love this one) was draped over my shoulders the entire day. As long as you don’t stay outside too long, you’re okay with just 2-3 layers.

These gold earrings by Kenneth Jay Lane got a ton of compliments (and are under $40!). You’ll see them again in the very near future!

What did you think of my first look for NYFW? Being from the South, I’d love to hear how you dress in the Winter and still stay stylish. Leave a comment below!

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  • You look gorgeous! xQueenx ?

    ?Courtney Bentley || http://www.courtneyvioletbentley.com

    • Amanda Mercado

      Courtney! You are the best! Thanks for the wonderful compliment, love! Miss ya.

  • i love this look so much. love how you braved the cold xx toby

    • Amanda Mercado

      I had to do it! It was my only time in NYC with all the gorgeous snow! It was like a little winter wonderland.

  • Kristen

    You really stuck to your guns and looked so chic with your coat draped over your shoulders for the whole weekend! I loved all of your looks!

    xoxo, Kristen
    http://www.suburbanreno.com

    • Amanda Mercado

      Haha! The “blogger drape!” I couldn’t fit my sleeves in half the time. So, I had no other option! Miss ya already girl!

  • Jessica Jacobowitz Weinberg

    I loved all of your winter whites during NYFW! It was so fun hanging out with you!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

    • Amanda Mercado

      You too, girl! Loved the baby announcement! Can’t wait to hang out again!

  • This is stunning! Love all your layering and the gorgeous winter white!

    • Amanda Mercado

      You are the sweetest! Thank you so much! Layers were what kept me warm during NYFW!

  • Kelsey H

    I am loving all of the white!! You look absolutely fabulous!!

    xo Kelsey | http://www.chasingcinderellablog.com

    • Amanda Mercado

      It’s always my go-to! White and gray are my jam! Thanks for the sweet compliment!

  • Lauryn Lasko

    Girl you are a heavenly in this outfit! You rocked NYFW

    xo, Lauryn
    Lauryncakes

    • Amanda Mercado

      Awe! Thank you! That means so much!

  • Kayleigh

    I can’t believe you braved the cold in this dress! You look stunning!
    http://www.kayleighskloset.com

    • Amanda Mercado

      I honestly didn’t even realize it was so cold until later in the morning! I was so in awe of all the pretty snow and gorgeous buildings in the Village!

  • Tiffani at Breton Bay

    Absolutely adore the high low hemline…totally makes that dress!! Love that it’s white and clean…so chic!! And love your packing tips for NYFW…so smart and practical.

    xoxo
    Tiffani
    http://www.tiffaniatbretonbay.com

    • Amanda Mercado

      Haha! I hate overpacking so it just paid to be practical!

  • wow i am loving this whole look!

    • Amanda Mercado

      Thanks so much, Maria! It was my favorite too!

  • What a great dress! I love the big chunky scarf with it! So chic for NYFW!

    Maggie
    http://www.polishedclosets.com

    • Amanda Mercado

      Right?! I’m all about oversized scarves these days. They’re so good!

  • You are so darn cute, I love your white look! It looks like you had a great time at NYFW!

    • Amanda Mercado

      Sarah! Yes! It was a blast. You need to come next time! Are you apart of Style Collective? Join up girl!

  • LOVE how you layered this dress up to be warm enough for those cold temps! Such a cute look!

    • Amanda Mercado

      Thank you, Kelssey! I knew it was gonna be cold but at least it was cute!

  • I love this winter white look! The bold black boots are a great touch & kept you warm! xx

    • Amanda Mercado

      Yes, without them I would have been freezing! But, the snow sure was pretty!

  • Mollie Sheperdson

    This shirt dress is so cute!! Perfect for fashion week.

    xx Mollie

    • Amanda Mercado

      With that heavy coat on over it – it was perfect! Thanks for reading!

  • Courtney

    OMG I’m obsessed! Love the high low look! So fresh and perfect for transitioning to spring!

    Courtney
    The Dainty Darling

    • Amanda Mercado

      Ah, thank you Courtney! That was my favorite part too!