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Typically, I am booked from morning til evening with shows and events, and this year is no exception. I'm staying my first couple of nights at The Roxy in Tribeca. It has really cool jazz/old-time vibes and I love the area. Plus, it's super close to where a lot of my events are this week, so I'm easily able to walk or uber around. Yesterday was sort of the start of fashion week, but today is when it really took off. Thrifts and Threads + Take Aim NYFW 2016Michelle Madsen NYFW 2016 [one_half padding="0 5px 0 0"]   Celine Bag at NYFW 2016Roxy Hotel NYC, NYFW 2016 [/one_half][one_half_last padding="0 0 0 5px"] Outfit #1: I started off the day with a full, textured skirt and a long sleeved, choker-style sweater. The skirt was obviously a pretty big statement, and I added in some all brown neutral accessories to pull it together. I wore this outfit around the city for some photos (and a snack at La Columbe Cafe) and then to the beautiful (as usual) Loeffler Randall NYC Showroom and the Marissa Webb Runway Show. ALC Top and Bando | Ganni Skirt | Frame Belt | Schutz Shoes Garrett Leight Sunglasses | Céline Bag Textured Skirt NYFW 2016 Textured Skirt, Leather Belt, NYFW 2016 [/one_half_last] La Columbe Cafe NYC [one_half padding="0 5px 0 0"] The Loeffler Randall Showroom is known for it's gorgeous, spacious design, so I always look forward to visiting. Right when you walk in, there's a pretty pink wall and the cutest pink sofas. But besides that, I always love Loeffler Randall's pieces. Their shoes and bags are so unique and somehow still feel very me. I'm really excited about a lot of their new shoes (yes, that means tassels!) and definitely glad I got to stop by. [/one_half][one_half_last padding="0 0 0 5px"] Loeffler Randall NYC Showroom [/one_half_last] Loeffler Randall Office Space [one_half padding="0 5px 0 0"] Camel Suede Heels, Loeffler Randall Ok, not sure what it is with me and suede heels lately, but these are perfect, right?! [/one_half][one_half_last padding="0 0 0 5px"]   Also, the Marissa Webb show was so gorgeous: Marissa Webb Runway Show, NYFW 2016 [/one_half_last]   Outfit #2: I went from there to outfit change #2 to be ready for the Ulla Johnson preview (loved it) and stopped by Hotel Americano really quick for some chips and homemade guacamole to keep me going. ALC Top | Ulla Johnson Sweater (similar) | Maje Pants | Sophie Hulme Bag Schutz Shoes | Garrett Leight Sunglasses Black Pants, Tassel Sweater, NYFW 2016 [one_half padding="0 5px 0 0"] Pink Boxy Bag NYFW 2016 [/one_half][one_half_last padding="0 0 0 5px"] Michelle Madsen NYFW 2016 [/one_half_last] Michelle Madsen NYFW 2016 [one_half padding="0 5px 0 0"] Tassel Sweater NYFW 2016 [/one_half][one_half_last padding="0 0 0 5px"] I finished up the day by Ubering basically all over Manhattan and heading to a really cool event for  Maison Margiela Fragrances (including pink sand!) and a full experiential event with Refinery 29 and Ford. Garrett Leight Sunglasses NYFW 2016 [/one_half_last] Michelle Madsen, Fashion Blogger NYFW 2016 [one_half padding="0 5px 0 0"] Ulla Johnson, Creatures of Comfort, NYFW 2016 [/one_half][one_half_last padding="0 0 0 5px"] NYC Clock [/one_half_last]   Outfit #3: ALC Dress | Kendall & Kylie Shoes | Rag & Bone Bag Michelle Madsen NYFW 2016 [one_half padding="0 5px 0 0"] Rag and Bone Gray Bag, NYFW 2016 [/one_half][one_half_last padding="0 0 0 5px"] This A.L.C. dress is one of my new favorites - I swear, everything they make is perfection. Refinery 29, Ford, NYFW 2016 [/one_half_last]     DAY 2:   Well, for the first time ever in my personal fashion week history, I actually had a pretty relaxed day today with only a couple of events. Despite the terrible traffic, I was able to make my way towards Central Park and get to a few meetings in Midtown. After shooting my first outfit for the day, we stopped by the cutest (and tiniest) cafe called Little Collins and then headed back south for my favorite part of the day. Street in NYC full of taxis [one_half padding="0 5px 0 0"] Outfit #1: Ganni Top | Amo Denim Jeans | Otte NY Bag | Gucci Shoes   Red Celine Sunglasses - Michelle Madsen [/one_half][one_half_last padding="0 0 0 5px"] Army Green Silk Top with Denim [/one_half_last] Michelle Madsen, NYFW 2016, Gucci Shoes [one_half padding="0 5px 0 0"] Maroon Suspenders and Green top [/one_half][one_half_last padding="0 0 0 5px"]   I've definitely had a thing for suspenders this week. So subtle, but so cute!   Michelle Madsen, NYFW 2016 [/one_half_last] Pink Floral Gucci Shoes with Black Otte NY bagBlack Otte NY zipper bag Little Collins Food in NYC In the evening, I got to go to the Tommy Hilfiger Carnival Show. It was, by far, my favorite event yet! Pier 16 was flooded with people who were there for the show, including some pretty big celebs (looking at you Taylor Swift!). They had rides and food and lights, and then of course a runway show. It was also really cool to see Gigi Hadid come down the runway - especially when she came out at the end right alongside Tommy. I love a big spectacle when it's something I'm interested in, so it was fun having a show to attend that was way above and beyond the usual! Plus, the carnival fries were pretty amazing. Michelle Madsen, NYFW 2016   NYC City Photo, NYFW 2016 Crocodile Bag with Fur Lining, NYFW 2016   Outfit #2:

Tommy Hilfiger Jacket | Karen Walker Shirt | 3x1 Jeans | Aska Shoes | Little Liffner Bag

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Striped Jacket, Tommy Hilfiger NYFW 2016 [/one_half][one_half_last padding="0 0 0 5px"] New York City building at night [/one_half_last]     DAY 3: Today was crazy busy with events from morning to night! As tiring as it can be, the days that are packed full are sometimes the days I feel most inspired. There are just so many amazing designers here are fashion week, and I wish I could see them all. Today's schedule included shows for Lacoste, Rebecca Minkoff, Banana Republic and Jonathan Simkhai. After the Rebecca Minkoff show, it was fun to get a little time to hang out with some other bloggers who were also around for fashion week, and then I headed back to my hotel for more outfit planning.   New York Fashion Week Blogger, Michelle Madsen   Outfit #1: Rebecca Minkoff Top |Rebecca Minkoff Jacket |Rebecca Minkoff Skirt |Rebecca Minkoff Bag |Rebecca Minkoff Shoes   [one_half padding="0 5px 0 0"] New York Fashion Week Suede Purse [/one_half][one_half_last padding="0 0 0 5px"] NYFW Leather Skirt Blogger Look [/one_half_last] Blogger Friends Hanging Out at NYFW [one_half padding="0 5px 0 0"] Black Shoes with Metal Detail at NYFW [/one_half][one_half_last padding="0 0 0 5px"] Outfit #2: Moussy Top | Moussy Jacket | Moussy  Jeans | Vince Shoes   Striped Top at NYFW [/one_half_last]   DAY 4:

By Day 4, fashion week is feeling like normal life. I switched from The Roxy Hotel to 1 Hotel Central Park and got settled for the rest of my stay. I posted about 1 Hotel (the most incredible stay of my life) a couple of days ago, so definitely check it out! Today's shows included Veronica Beard, Tome and Sandy Liang, all amazing shows to be a part of. I was pretty obsessed with my Tome skirt (when else do I have an excuse to wear a full skirt with a classy slit?) and got to stop at Shake Shack with Brittany, so it was a great day. Photos below!

ps You can watch a really cool recap of the Tome Runway Show on their website!

Tome Runway Show

  Outfit #1: Pinko Top | Tome Skirt | Chanel Bag | Aska Shoes (similar) | Shauns California Sunglasses Neutral Look at NYFW [one_half padding="0 5px 0 0"] Michelle Madsen, Take Aim Blog, NYFW [/one_half][one_half_last padding="0 0 0 5px"] Today was one of my more dressed up days. I love that it can be more acceptable to dress formally in New York City. I love LA and it's casual vibes, but every once in a while a good black skirt is just what I need. Black Choker and Sunglasses, NYFW [/one_half_last] Michelle Madsen Window View [one_half padding="0 5px 0 0"] Los Angeles Fashion Blogger at New York Fashion Week [/one_half][one_half_last padding="0 0 0 5px"] NYFW Recap on TakeAim.nu [/one_half_last] Take Aim and Thrifts & Threads at Shake Shack Tome Vest, NYFW Bloggers   Outfit #2: Tome Vest | AG Jeans | ALC Bag | Vince Shoes   Michelle Madsen wearing Tome at NYFW   DAY 5: Today was really fun because it was a little different than the rest. I went to the Rag & Bone show (always been a favorite brand!), and then in the evening I got to be a part of the Bloglovin Awards. Every year, Bloglovin nominates a few hundred bloggers for 25 different categories of awards. Then the public votes and chooses which bloggers are presented with a winning award, and the results are revealed during fashion week at an event in NYC. I had the honor (really!) of presenting the award for Best Written Content to the winner, Garance Doré. It was such an amazing experience seeing all of those incredibly talented bloggers in one room. I work really hard to make Take Aim the best it can be, but it's not without being inspired by the ideas, successes and struggles of so many others. I wore two outfits today - one a little fancier and one on the casual side. All details below!

Black Midi Skirt NYFW

Outfit #1:

Rag & Bone Top | Rag & Bone Bag | Bassike Skirt | Schutz Boots

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Rag and Bone Gray Bag at NYFW

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Gray Leather Bag from Rag & Bone

Michelle Take Aim at NYFW

Outfit #2:

Garrett Leight Sunglasses | Mih Jeans Top | Gucci Bag | Vince Shoes

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Casual Street Style Shoes at NYFW

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Striped Gucci Bag at NYFW Black and White with Accent Bag at NYFW

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Oversized White Shirt NYFW

DAY 6:

On today's show schedule was Alice & Olivia and Monique Lhullier! I love seeing Monique Lhullier's shows because she's always a little different than everyone else, but in a really tasteful and classic way. So elegant and timeless! I also got to stop by the Meatball Shop - they have 6 different locations throughout New York, and they specialize in meatballs (surprise, surprise). I love finding little city gems, so it was the perfect ending to a wonderful week.

Today was my last full day in New York, so I'm currently repacking (ugh) to head back home and then leave again for a few more trips. I'm really excited to head to Paris Fashion Week this year, so be looking for that! In the mean time, here are a few photos from today:

Outfit #1:

Tome Top | Louis Vuitton Bag | Citizens of Humanity Jeans | Gucci Shoes

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NYFW Recap

I’m finally home (for a moment) and taking my breathe to reminisce on this year’s New York Fashion Week. While I was there, I decided to keep a daily diary of what was happening so that I could give you a full recap! Full post (Days 1 – 6) below:

DAY 1:

Full textured skirt, NYFW 2016

It’s that time of year again, and I’m back at New York Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2017! I really do love Fashion Week for so many reasons: so much inspiration, so many exciting new collections, so many interesting people, and so much opportunity for interesting looks outside of my usual style. I also love seeing and getting to know all of the other bloggers and designers at fashion week every year. Typically, I am booked from morning til evening with shows and events, and this year is no exception. I’m staying my first couple of nights at The Roxy in Tribeca. It has really cool jazz/old-time vibes and I love the area. Plus, it’s super close to where a lot of my events are this week, so I’m easily able to walk or uber around. Yesterday was sort of the start of fashion week, but today is when it really took off.

Thrifts and Threads + Take Aim NYFW 2016Michelle Madsen NYFW 2016

Celine Bag at NYFW 2016Roxy Hotel NYC, NYFW 2016

Outfit #1:

I started off the day with a full, textured skirt and a long sleeved, choker-style sweater. The skirt was obviously a pretty big statement, and I added in some all brown neutral accessories to pull it together. I wore this outfit around the city for some photos (and a snack at La Columbe Cafe) and then to the beautiful (as usual) Loeffler Randall NYC Showroom and the Marissa Webb Runway Show.

ALC Top and Bando | Ganni Skirt | Frame Belt | Schutz Shoes

Garrett Leight Sunglasses | Céline Bag

Textured Skirt NYFW 2016 Textured Skirt, Leather Belt, NYFW 2016
La Columbe Cafe NYC

The Loeffler Randall Showroom is known for it’s gorgeous, spacious design, so I always look forward to visiting. Right when you walk in, there’s a pretty pink wall and the cutest pink sofas. But besides that, I always love Loeffler Randall’s pieces. Their shoes and bags are so unique and somehow still feel very me. I’m really excited about a lot of their new shoes (yes, that means tassels!) and definitely glad I got to stop by.

Loeffler Randall NYC Showroom
Loeffler Randall Office Space

Camel Suede Heels, Loeffler Randall

Ok, not sure what it is with me and suede heels lately, but these are perfect, right?!

Also, the Marissa Webb show was so gorgeous:

Marissa Webb Runway Show, NYFW 2016

Outfit #2:

I went from there to outfit change #2 to be ready for the Ulla Johnson preview (loved it) and stopped by Hotel Americano really quick for some chips and homemade guacamole to keep me going.

ALC Top | Ulla Johnson Sweater (similar) | Maje Pants | Sophie Hulme Bag

Schutz Shoes | Garrett Leight Sunglasses

Black Pants, Tassel Sweater, NYFW 2016
Pink Boxy Bag NYFW 2016
Michelle Madsen NYFW 2016
Michelle Madsen NYFW 2016
Tassel Sweater NYFW 2016

I finished up the day by Ubering basically all over Manhattan and heading to a really cool event for  Maison Margiela Fragrances (including pink sand!) and a full experiential event with Refinery 29 and Ford.

Garrett Leight Sunglasses NYFW 2016
Michelle Madsen, Fashion Blogger NYFW 2016
Ulla Johnson, Creatures of Comfort, NYFW 2016
NYC Clock

Outfit #3:

ALC Dress | Kendall & Kylie Shoes | Rag & Bone Bag
Michelle Madsen NYFW 2016
Rag and Bone Gray Bag, NYFW 2016

This A.L.C. dress is one of my new favorites – I swear, everything they make is perfection.

Refinery 29, Ford, NYFW 2016

DAY 2:

Well, for the first time ever in my personal fashion week history, I actually had a pretty relaxed day today with only a couple of events. Despite the terrible traffic, I was able to make my way towards Central Park and get to a few meetings in Midtown. After shooting my first outfit for the day, we stopped by the cutest (and tiniest) cafe called Little Collins and then headed back south for my favorite part of the day.

Street in NYC full of taxis

Army Green Silk Top with Denim
Michelle Madsen, NYFW 2016, Gucci Shoes
Maroon Suspenders and Green top

I’ve definitely had a thing for suspenders this week. So subtle, but so cute!

Michelle Madsen, NYFW 2016

Pink Floral Gucci Shoes with Black Otte NY bagBlack Otte NY zipper bag

Little Collins Food in NYC

In the evening, I got to go to the Tommy Hilfiger Carnival Show. It was, by far, my favorite event yet! Pier 16 was flooded with people who were there for the show, including some pretty big celebs (looking at you Taylor Swift!). They had rides and food and lights, and then of course a runway show. It was also really cool to see Gigi Hadid come down the runway – especially when she came out at the end right alongside Tommy. I love a big spectacle when it’s something I’m interested in, so it was fun having a show to attend that was way above and beyond the usual! Plus, the carnival fries were pretty amazing.

Michelle Madsen, NYFW 2016 NYC City Photo, NYFW 2016 Crocodile Bag with Fur Lining, NYFW 2016

Outfit #2:

Tommy Hilfiger Jacket | Karen Walker Shirt | 3×1 Jeans | Aska Shoes | Little Liffner Bag

Striped Jacket, Tommy Hilfiger NYFW 2016
New York City building at night

DAY 3:

Today was crazy busy with events from morning to night! As tiring as it can be, the days that are packed full are sometimes the days I feel most inspired. There are just so many amazing designers here are fashion week, and I wish I could see them all. Today’s schedule included shows for Lacoste, Rebecca Minkoff, Banana Republic and Jonathan Simkhai. After the Rebecca Minkoff show, it was fun to get a little time to hang out with some other bloggers who were also around for fashion week, and then I headed back to my hotel for more outfit planning.

New York Fashion Week Blogger, Michelle Madsen

Outfit #1:

Rebecca Minkoff Top |Rebecca Minkoff Jacket |Rebecca Minkoff Skirt |Rebecca Minkoff Bag |Rebecca Minkoff Shoes

New York Fashion Week Suede Purse
NYFW Leather Skirt Blogger Look
Blogger Friends Hanging Out at NYFW
Black Shoes with Metal Detail at NYFW

Outfit #2:

Moussy Top | Moussy Jacket | Moussy  Jeans | Vince Shoes

Striped Top at NYFW

DAY 4:

By Day 4, fashion week is feeling like normal life. I switched from The Roxy Hotel to 1 Hotel Central Park and got settled for the rest of my stay. I posted about 1 Hotel (the most incredible stay of my life) a couple of days ago, so definitely check it out! Today’s shows included Veronica Beard, Tome and Sandy Liang, all amazing shows to be a part of. I was pretty obsessed with my Tome skirt (when else do I have an excuse to wear a full skirt with a classy slit?) and got to stop at Shake Shack with Brittany, so it was a great day. Photos below!

ps You can watch a really cool recap of the Tome Runway Show on their website!

Tome Runway Show

Outfit #1:

Pinko Top | Tome Skirt | Chanel Bag | Aska Shoes (similar) | Shauns California Sunglasses

Neutral Look at NYFW
Michelle Madsen, Take Aim Blog, NYFW

Today was one of my more dressed up days. I love that it can be more acceptable to dress formally in New York City. I love LA and it’s casual vibes, but every once in a while a good black skirt is just what I need.

Black Choker and Sunglasses, NYFW
Michelle Madsen Window View
Los Angeles Fashion Blogger at New York Fashion Week
NYFW Recap on TakeAim.nu
Take Aim and Thrifts & Threads at Shake Shack Tome Vest, NYFW Bloggers

Outfit #2:

Tome Vest | AG Jeans | ALC Bag | Vince Shoes

Michelle Madsen wearing Tome at NYFW

DAY 5:

Today was really fun because it was a little different than the rest. I went to the Rag & Bone show (always been a favorite brand!), and then in the evening I got to be a part of the Bloglovin Awards. Every year, Bloglovin nominates a few hundred bloggers for 25 different categories of awards. Then the public votes and chooses which bloggers are presented with a winning award, and the results are revealed during fashion week at an event in NYC. I had the honor (really!) of presenting the award for Best Written Content to the winner, Garance Doré. It was such an amazing experience seeing all of those incredibly talented bloggers in one room. I work really hard to make Take Aim the best it can be, but it’s not without being inspired by the ideas, successes and struggles of so many others.

I wore two outfits today – one a little fancier and one on the casual side. All details below!

Black Midi Skirt NYFW

Outfit #1:

Rag & Bone Top | Rag & Bone Bag | Bassike Skirt | Schutz Boots

Rag and Bone Gray Bag at NYFW

White Off The Shoulder Top

Gray Leather Bag from Rag & Bone Michelle Take Aim at NYFW

Outfit #2:

Garrett Leight Sunglasses | Mih Jeans Top | Gucci Bag | Vince Shoes

Casual Street Style Shoes at NYFW

Striped Gucci Bag at NYFW Black and White with Accent Bag at NYFW

Oversized White Shirt NYFW

DAY 6:

On today’s show schedule was Alice & Olivia and Monique Lhullier! I love seeing Monique Lhullier’s shows because she’s always a little different than everyone else, but in a really tasteful and classic way. So elegant and timeless! I also got to stop by the Meatball Shop – they have 6 different locations throughout New York, and they specialize in meatballs (surprise, surprise). I love finding little city gems, so it was the perfect ending to a wonderful week.

Today was my last full day in New York, so I’m currently repacking (ugh) to head back home and then leave again for a few more trips. I’m really excited to head to Paris Fashion Week this year, so be looking for that! In the mean time, here are a few photos from today:

Outfit #1:

Tome Top | Louis Vuitton Bag | Citizens of Humanity Jeans | Gucci Shoes

Gucci Shoes, Louis Vuitton Backpack Take Aim with Thrifts and Threads at NYFW

Red Suede Heels, Gucci, NYFW
Tome Top, Blue Turtleneck Shirt at NYFW
Michelle Madsen at the Meatball Shop in NYC

Next stop: Paris Fashion Week!