MidWest Fashion Week – Fall 2014

You’ve heard it right girlfriends, the Official MidWest Fashion Week makes a come back stronger than ever. After a few not so impressive shows in the past I must say I was pretty wowed with this year’s quality of designers, venues, production and the whole shebang. I was only able to attend Friday’s show at the Indianapolis Artsgarden, but heard great things about the other shows.

My story with the MWFW dates back to 2007 when I was in Fashion Design school, it was their first edition and I volunteered to work backstage as a dresser. On that same year my dress won third place for the Humane Society cruelty free design competition and got featured on the Seventeen Magazine for a school ad along with walking the Runway for MidWest Fashion Week’s first edition. Later on the Indianapolis community saw amazing designers come and go on the runways of various MWFW events, but at some point they seemed to hit a bump in the road (like we all do) and things weren’t working so great (this is solely my opinion as a fashion blogger who attends shows and enjoys seeing beautiful things), it was mainly production and venues that were less than exciting. That being said I felt like all of their hard work is being paid off after watching this show. I know some Indy’s fashion insiders also share the same opinion and I couldn’t be happier to see all of this happening so beautifully. Also can’t wait for more!!!

Let’s start with #ootn pic 😉


These pants…..only made my major fall purchase look that much cooler! Special thanks to Maggie, but I’ll get there in a moment 🙂


Huge thanks to Liz Adams, the bubbly and full of great energy owner of Diamond Girl Fashions. Liz was so gracious to invite me to the show and offer me her VIP tickets, and even though my schedule was absolutely insane she still wanted me to come and waited on my RSVP until I cleared things with work and kiddos. Thanks Liz, such a pleasure it was to meet you!

Diamond Girl


Make sure to check Diamond Girl Fashions online shop as well as their social media to keep up with their new fashions! They are a bodycon style line (Hello Kim Kardashians of the real world!!) so if that’s your call you’ll love their designs ladies!




Moving on to outfit talks, here’s what I wore for the occasion.

Taking into consideration I was up since 5:50 that morning, had a full 9 hour shift at work, went home and did my BFF’s makeup (who also had a long day at work) along with re-doing my own makeup and had about 15 minutes to whip something from my closet and look fashion forward at the least! The fact that I was coming down with a bad cold and close to get my monthly visit (you know ladies) was not helping momma here feel good at all, so I’d say I did incredibly good considering my conditions. Hahahaha yes I’m crazy #TMI






And since the best light of the night was in fact in the bathroom, I did it….for you of course, take pictures in the bathroom!!!

So ladies, I’m most thankful for Maggie, the owner of Garish Gal for gifting me with these AH-MAZING pants from Blank NYC, called the Daddy Soda Moto Pants. These literally saved my outfit, so edgy and buttery feel, all the detailing, these pictures do not do justice to how awesome these pants are. Lots and lots of design work went into them and I felt like they complimented my Valentinos in a not so obvious way, and I still managed to look girly and like myself in such a understated look!  Thoughts??

Blank NYC Daddy Soda Moto Pants available at Garish Gal (they run a size big)

As a side note that I could not leave out of this post is that  Maggie is a strong believer in funding education for women to prevent Human Trafficking . This means that for every $150 spent by a customer, $25 goes towards funding education.  Every retail quarter the funds are donated all at once to a school based project. This quarter will benefit Project117.org, which provides hope through education for the left behind children of Haiti. She empowers the shopper to fund education by simply shopping…GENIUS if you ask me! I’ll be featuring Garish Gal more on the blog since I love to shop for a cause 🙂 

Valentino Rockstuds available at Saks Fifth Avenue at the Keystone Fashion Mall

Vince Blush Blouse

Rachel Roy Floral Blazer – Similar here

Stella & Dot Jewelry: Earrings; Zoe Lariat Necklace; Bracelets

Rebecca Minkoff Black Mini Mac 

Happy shopping and see you on the next edition of MWFW!



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James 2:14-17 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.”

Read more: http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/bible-verse-about-helping-others-21-top-scriptures/#ixzz3HSbkC8Nz

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