Ah… New York, New York. Here at TMB, we’re gearing up for our trip to New York Bridal Fashion Week and we are freaking out with excitement! Soon we’ll be in the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle scouting out what the best bridal designers in the industry have created, and we promise to bring you all things beautiful. Along with the excitement comes… packing for NYBFW. A daunting task for sure, but made a little bit easier with our go-to New York must-haves.
So without further ado, here are our NYBFW necessities!
Too many shoes - I am a notorious over-packer, and the number one repeat offender are my shoes. I don't plan my outfits so I need options! I'm a fly by the seat of my pants kind of girl, and sometimes you need 7 pairs of shoes! (I'm not kidding, you should see the size of my suitcase)
Too many lipsticks - Did you read above? I am an over-packer through and through. Let's just call it being over-prepared.
A great read - Right now this looks like I'll Be There For You - The One About Friends by Kelsey Miller. I'm an avid fan *cough* obsessed, and this book does not disappoint!
Bonus Packing Tip: I always bring a fun read AKA not work related and a work read AKA entrepreneurship/bad-assery.
Passport - Ok this may seem obvious, but I always bring my passport on any trip, who knows when things could get international! I am not one to miss a travel opportunity!
Aveda - Literally anything Aveda! This Damage repair helps keep my hair healthy and looking fab! I wash it a lot more in NYC to re-style and get the grime of the day off. This helps protect my hair from all the over-styling!
Airpods: My podcast obsession is real! Radiolab, The Dollop, This American Life, The Endless Honeymoon, the list goes on and on. Best part is, no cords to get tangled in the armrest of the plane (or my dog’s leash on the reg.)!
The Ordinary Products: I found this company about two years ago and it has changed my skin forever! I usually bring about 5 different bottles but they are mini and perfect for traveling. My routine right now includes: Squalene Cleanser, Niacinamide 10% +Zinc 1%, Vitamin C Suspension 23% +HA Spheres 2%, 100% Plant-Derived Squalene and SPF 60.
Nightly Read: Currently reading "Spark Joy" by Marie Kondo. Love this how-to novel! I can take in tips about organization for my home and daily life, and it always leaves me with inspiring ideas before I go to sleep.
Statement Pieces: I wear a lot of monochromatic looks at work to mix and match my wardrobe in infinite ways. However, I still love to incorporate a statement skirt or dress that stands out, and what better place to do so than in New York City!
Eclipse Necklace: This one is special to me because it was a wedding anniversary gift from my hubby. The Eclipse necklace by Leah Alexandra is inspired by the Croatian coast, which is where we went for our honeymoon!
Kristin Ess Hair Products - If there is one thing I love it is voluminous, textured hair and well, hair goddess Kristin Ess' products deliver! You'll never catch me travelling without Kristin Ess Air Dry Sea Salt Spray, Texture Spray, and Volumizing Mousse.
Bold Lip Stain - In the words of Carrie Bradshaw "NYC in October screams for a bold, moody lip". Ok, maybe that isn't a direct SITC quote, but I am confident Carrie would approve rocking a long-lasting statement colour in the concrete jungle. Currently obsessed with Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink in Pioneer.
Strappy Black Heels - My name is Adele, and I have a high-heel addiction. I've never met a pair of heels I didn't like and these strappy black block heels from Aldo will not only keep my feet happy while running from meeting to meeting but will pair perfectly with every outfit. Win, win!
Faux Leather Drawstring Backpack - This chic faux leather drawstring backpack from Zara warms my heart with early 00's nostalgia. With enough room to fit my shoes, make-up bag, wallet and iPad, I can hear Cher Horowitz’s approval every time I pop it on my shoulders!
iPad - Perfect for editing Insta-feed worthy photos (and watching Friends on the plane)!
Bonus Packing Tip: I don't know who needs to hear this, but girl, wash your make-up brushes before you travel and when you get home!