Liliya in search of her NYFW skirt at Zara

It’s all good in Hollywood” (my t-shirt says). While in New York, fashion week is in full swing as well as the heat. I just got back from L.A. where I got this t-shirt and bandana at one of my favorite stores in the Venice beach area – Junk Food Clothing on Abbot Kinney Boulevard (not to be confused with the fare at Alexander Wang’s “garage party“!).

I love wearing a bandana this time of year, not only because it’s such a summery accessory, but also to prevent a sunburnt scalp. It’s the worst thing in the world to get a sunburn where I part my hair – so painful when brushing it!

I have a lot of bandanas, which cost next to nothing. The ones from Junk Food are more expensive: around $20; but they’re so soft, I make sure to get a new one every time I’m at Venice beach.

Liliya in search of her NYFW outfit

While I was out of town, it seemed like everyone was preparing for NYFW here – my Instagram news feed looked like a fashion show report, since a lot of my friends had already attended events. I was planning on attending a show with Janea the day after I got back. And I had no idea of what to wear.

When I got home, I searched my closet for pieces I had not yet worn for lack of a special (enough) occasion. And there it was: my brand new black Miu Miu blouse. Then I found some new black Jimmy Choos with gold-colored heels. It soon became obvious that all I needed was to buy a metallic gold skirt to complete the outfit.

Since I didn’t have the luxury of time for a legit shopping trip, I checked out a couple of stores online…And I found my perfect skirt at Zara!

Liliya at ZaraThe only store that had the skirt in size XS was uptown, and so, I went…but once I got there, I realized that the skirt was not gold at all, and it was way too long.

As you can imagine, I was pretty upset. But then I saw this pleated skirt: much shorter, of a lighter fabric and maybe not entirely gold, but with a definite metallic quality to it which reflects light. So under yellow lights, it looks totally golden.

Liliya checking out the skirt

Liliya discovering the skirt

We’ll see how it works for fashion week…

Liliya and the skirt

Junk Food t-shirt and bandana – similar bandana / Armani Exchange shorts – similar / RED Valentino patent leather wedge sandals – similar


Psst! The outfit worked beautifully last night! Stay tuned for more NYFW news and pictures…

Liliya's NYFW outfitLiliya's gold skirt and nails

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11 Comments on #OOTD – Preparing for NYFW

    • Liliya
      September 13, 2016 at 12:54 pm (8 months ago)

      Thank you, Portia! 🙂

  1. Gabrielle
    September 13, 2016 at 4:14 am (8 months ago)

    You’re SO gorgeous! I love your chosen outfit to attend the fashion show, the pleated midi skirt is perfect.

    • Liliya
      September 13, 2016 at 12:50 pm (8 months ago)

      Thank you, Gabrielle! x

    • Liliya
      September 13, 2016 at 12:51 pm (8 months ago)

      It definitely is, Ashley!

    • Liliya
      September 13, 2016 at 12:52 pm (8 months ago)

      Thanks, Stella! 🙂

    • Liliya
      September 15, 2016 at 2:03 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Yuka! x


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