Strolling the Village

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Blazer: Milk & Honey; Jeans: c/o The Dreslyn (no longer available in denim, but here is the white version and here is the black version); Tank: Madewell; Scarf: Zara; Flats: J.Crew (& ON SUPER SUPER SALE!); Bag: Phillip Lim; Watch: Michael Kors; 4-Letter Word Ring: Gorjana; BFF Ring: Gorjana; Knotty Pinky Ring: All the Wire; Midi Ring: All the Wire; Cone Cuff: C.Wonder; Double Bar Cuff: Gorjana; Cuff: Gorjana; Earrings: Gorjana; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Lips: MAC Ruby Woo; Nails: OPI Inked

Tomorrow is the big day…I am headed to NYC for 10 days for New York Fashion Week. Β And as Carrie Bradshaw so famously said on Sex & the City, “Every year women leave the past behind and look forward to the future…this is known as Fashion Week.” (I couldn’t have said it better, SJP!)

And even though I know I will do plenty of shopping in NYC, for some reason I always feel the need to shop before I leave on a big trip….anyone else get this urge?! I begin to pack and think, “What am I forgetting? Do I have enough cold weather items? What last minute items will take my suitcase from good to great?!” Its silly, I know….but its as if my suitcase is experiencing FOMO (fear of missing out) and anxiety kicks in.

So I cured my packing nerves by strolling Highland Park Village, and to my surprise….I walked away empty handed with no shopping bags. Β Were the shopping gods looking over me?! Does this mean the perfect outfit for fashion week is already hanging in my closet?!

Dangit, guess I’m back to the drawing board.

Any last minute packing tips that y’all can share?

xo,

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  • Morgan Mann

    Everything warm….we are getting more snow in NYC tonight and Sunday!

  • kendall

    adore that scarf! have fun in NY! πŸ™‚

    x dipped in yellow

  • Amy M.

    I grew up in University Park and catching a glimpse of the Village is making me homesick!

  • naomi

    can you tell me about your phone case? where do I get it? thank you!!!!

  • Sofia

    Great causal and cozy look.

    Hope you have a wonderful day.
    Love,
    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

  • Justine

    mahhhjorly in love with that phone case…where can I get my paws on one?!

  • Cecilia

    Ah HPV…the memories. I’m sure the right thing is in your closet… if all else fails…black on black with great shoes and a leopard print scarf is an effortless and classic look. XO

  • Natalie Policht

    I love this look, have a great and safe time in NYC!

  • Tana Cowin

    Love, Love, LOVING this look! Its so perfectly put together and that scarf is so good.

    Have so much fun at NYFW (like that even needs to be said :))

    http://www.styled-society.blogspot.com

  • Courtney Hohl

    Where’d you get the Chanel phone case?

  • courtney

    I adore those flats and that is an amazing scarf!

    http://www.loveandclothing.com

  • Katy H

    Love your phone case!

  • Mia

    Where is that scarf from!?!?!!! Love ya court

  • Joelle

    You know how to take a few simple items, put em together, and make a phenom look!

    xxo

  • Courteney

    love the phone case! where’d you get it?

  • Amme

    Love everything about this… I’ve been trying to link to the sunglasses to buy and it’s not letting me. Do you have style number or something?

  • Tiffany Elam

    I always shop before & during a trip.I’m sure you’ll find some some fab pieces already in your closet. Have fun!!
    xo,
    Tiffany
    shoeschampagne.blogspot.com

  • K

    That’s hilarious ! I am heading to NYFW also and I always spend money before even though I come back home fully geared ;p
    It’s crazy how I relate to your posts, hopefully I could catch you coming out of one of the shows xoxo
    K
    http://www.lapizofluxury.com

  • Catie Bowman

    Girl, just do you! I KNOW you’ve got the perfect outfits hanging right in your closet!

  • Amanda Elizabeth

    stay warm! Loving that bold lip and Phillip Lim bag! Looking gorgeous as always! xoxoxoxo

    ~Amanda
    Meet @ the Barre

  • She Rocks Fitness

    Stay warm! Clients have been sending me photos of the latest snow storm up in NJ and it is crazy….and it looks like it is not going to get any better. Lots of cute scarves/hats, boots that can handle the slushy NYC streets, and a extra suitcase for all the fun stuff you may buy. πŸ˜‰

  • Shay

    Such a cute outfit! I love when you put together outfits that are for everyday wear! That way I don’t look like I did a total 180 and dressed like someone else, or am going somewhere super fancy! Hearing “wow! You looked dressed up! Where are you going?” is beyond annoying to me!! But I love your blog and all your outfits:)!

    Traveling tips: stuff your boots with clothing items (socks, leggings or anything else that is small enough to fit!”
    Carry on as many shoes as you can… They take up so much suitcase room!
    Check all liquids and make sure they’re under 3.4 oz
    Put all liquids in a ziplock bag and have it ready to take out for security!

  • Hilary Lambert

    I love this look! The scarf is great. You’ve inspired me to get some professional photos done for my own fashion blog!

    http://simpleaesthetic.com/2014/02/04/the-first-official-simple-aesthetic-photo-shoot/

    Thanks for the inspiration! Have fun at fashion week and hope to see you there next time. πŸ™‚

    Xx

  • Chelsea Martinez

    PLEASE tell me where you got your iPhone case!

  • Megan Q

    love this look + the adorable phone case!

    xoxo,
    MeganQuint.com

  • The Dutch countryside

    Love for Carrie haha. Enjoy New York girl, hope you’re having an amazing time there.
    xx
    http://www.thedutchcountryside.com/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/11298797

  • Ashley

    You look super chic, C. Digging that scarf- still kicking myself for not snapping it up at Zara while it was still on shelves. Have a blasssssst at NYFW! πŸ™‚

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

  • Sarah Morgan

    Hi Courtney,
    I’m sure to get a tone of comments as the one I am about to say. I really enjoy reading your blog! I have watched your shows on Bravo and can totally picture you articulating everything post. You have such a voice through your blog and have had great success. Having and education and working in the fashion industry, I recently just started my own fashion blog and could use some pointers. Hope you have a great time in Fashion week! I am so jealous! I am literally 30 minutes away from the city and it kills me to have never seen a show at Bryant Park! Can’t wait to see your future posts on the shows!

    • Hilary Lambert

      What’s the name of your blog?

  • Taylor H.

    Courtney, LOVING the outfit, as well as the hair!

    Packing tip for the wise:
    Fashion week is a BIG deal, so a BIG suitcase is needed!
    You’re the fashion expert, so I am sure you will have no trouble picking out the most fabulous outfits. My advice? Just don’t forget to pack undies…

    P.S. Sent you an email last week asking for YOUR packing advice for a very special trip! Still waiting to hear back from you!

  • Heidi

    I had to buy this jacket as soon as I saw! Thank you for the style inspiration πŸ™‚ Have a great trip to New York!

  • Michelle

    hey courtney!!

    definitely pack all the winter essentials because there’s going to be 2 snow storms in the next few days and there’s already 8 inches of snow on the ground from yesterday! enjoy your trip here!

    xoxo

  • Margaret Ybarra

    Perfect look for shopping, especially the cozy over-sized scarf!

    And on a side note, can I just say how much I am loving your show on Bravo?! And then there is your style which obviously I love as well. Hope you got to NYC safely and are enjoying Fashion Week. I am sure you are looking fabulous;)

    xo – margaret
    http://www.5thandmagnolia.com

  • sasa

    Love this outfit<3

    http://www.shallwesasa.com

  • marcy

    You are so SJP! Love the reference, the scarf and your style, girl. My packing tip? Wear your bulkiest pair of boots on the plane there and back to leave room in your suitcase for more stuff. Enjoy and stay warm! xoxo

  • Anna G

    Love the ensemble! Your skin always looks flawless. What foundation do you use?
    Xo,
    Anna G

  • Amanda Nicole

    Love everything about this outfit especially the coat! You never disappoint Court. Have fun in NYC! Stay warm (:

  • Abby

    I love love love that scarf!!! Amazing! I wish it was still available.

  • bellat

    I absolutely LOVE this look!!!! so effortless and cool!

  • Bella

    I love this outfit and your show! I hope it comes back soon!
    I am also loving that phone case and I see others have too! Where can we get it!?

  • Leah

    You are just too fab! Love this effortlessly chic look!

    EatPrayWearLove

  • Erica

    beyond obsessed with that scarf…sad not avail on zara’s website…on the ebay hunt!

  • Jacqueline

    Has anyone received a reply as to where Courtney got the Chanel phone case? Would really like to have one of those! Thanks.

    • Courtney

      It was a gift and so I am not sure where its from. Sorry!

  • kinsey

    Love the red lips- looks so cute with the pop of red in that cozy scarf! How could you leave Highland Park Village with nothing?! That is definitely self- control πŸ™‚

    kinsey

    http://www.southerneasystyle.com/

  • Maddy

    Ahhh I want all of it! Everything in this outfit! This is 100% an outfit I would wear over and over again. Love it.

    I’ve been desperately searching for an alternative to that Zara scarf since it’s out of stock for them… any ideas? πŸ™‚

    ps – I’ve also been catching up with Courtney Loves Dallas and I have to say, you’re fab. #fangirl

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