{ a stylish staycation }

this season for fashion week, the w hotels generously offered me a room in their union square location (smack dab in the middle of nyc), to more conveniently bounce around town to my many shows, meetings and parties.

i figured it would make for a fun mini-retreat ~ but underestimated just how much i would appreciate having a centralized changing room all week long (not to mention maid service and other ammenities!!).

in a week where i’m simply too busy to take proper care of myself (or make sure there’s food in the fridge!), being coddled by an uber-comfy hotel (with an extensive menu of delicious room service options) has been a lifesaver. i owe them a very, very big thank you!

these photos were taken in their glamorous, garden-party-ready bar (aka my week-long meeting room), which happened to perfectly match these fun, floral palazzo pants. what stylistic serendipity!

{ tom ford ‘anouk’ sunnies (seen in 2nd pic), vintage boy’s blazer, club monaco blouse (last seen HERE), gifted modcloth pants (i was lusting after them HERE), prada shoes (seen in better detail HERE), michael kors watch, vintage rings }
for more info on the w hotels’ hip happenings this season, including inside scoop on their fashion insiders (like designers frank tell and michael angel ~ plus their fab fashion director amanda ross), CLICK HERE.
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10955116532345730478 RASPBERRY JAM

    Those pants are adorable!




  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01914278218458248705 Malena

    Love that combination – floral pants and classy blazer! Great!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00273240945488877081 Gorete Sousa

    Great Pics!!!
    Beautiful Look!!!lovely


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16354995244676124814 Essiefashion

    Really beautiful outfit !!!!!!
    Your pants are great!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15579341375218386159 dia vide son dressing
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00896638834590707229 Miss Molly

    i have heard only great things about this hotel, you are soo lucky to be staying there!

    you look great in all the pics


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16208102183812777303 Absolutely Mrs. K

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16208102183812777303 Absolutely Mrs. K

    So sweet and adorable, but so chique because of the jacket. The dark colors look fabulous on you. Oh I wish I could wear long pants (looks like a skirt) like that. The bow on the blouse takes you right back to the 70’s, but it is so feminine and elegant. The long pair of pants has an amazing print; those little flowers make you longing for spring. And as a finishing touch, the dramatic shoes. Dark colors but oh so fresh.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11190962132397821663 GIAA

    love your whole outfit! I'm so in love right now for wide pants :)



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09526932894195288411 Karolina
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01514627554329642237 Vasilieva

    such a lovely look, absolutely adorable


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17958366929399604669 Baby Budget Blog

    Love this outfit and lucky you on the free room!


  • http://matutare.com/ matutare.com

    Great pants! =)And those are some beautiful photos.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04109523606383620093 TIMELESS IS MORE

    really nice combination! You are very beautiful!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13835830007160849932 Hey There Carole!

    Love the pants and I have to agree the dark navy does look fantastic on you.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13350521363643389727 annawithlove

    that hotel sounds like a dream! you look absolutely gorgeous in these photos girl!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07443992914693322959 The Village Idiot

    only you can make those pants look chic! gorgeous photos!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17421347098225672822 Yasmeen

    Pics of the hotel room!? I'm sure your readers would love to see it. Also, I love the bow on your blouse; it's so sweet :)

    Castle Fashion

  • http://magmoiselle.fr mll mag

    so romantic… ;)
    looooove ;)

  • blank

    sounds like such a posh experience! and your blouse is gorgeous!

    –la vie en BROKE–

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14227790770455857624 The Fancy Teacup

    Looks like you had a lovely time at the W!

    I adore that pussybow blouse (especially the color on you), and with those floral bottoms- they make a perfect pair!

    much love.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08843316396695075919 Little Rus

    I think they equally enjoyed having you around. You are so beautiful and really sweet. Glad there was somebody to take care of little Miss Fashionista over there. :)

    P.S. The photos are amazing, the second one is my absolute favourite.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10943173247436131779 Rococo

    I love the blouse and blazer together, your outfit looks lovely :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02823973118376348640 We Can Pretend

    Love your hair!! amazing blog.. following

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    xx. Cristy + Duda

  • http://www.grandejewelry.blogspot.com Melody

    Love the outfit you created! The blazer and blouse match perfectly!

    Take a look at my blog and let me know your opinion.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03992885317061867190 Amy

    What a beautiful outfit!

    And I agree. Sometimes, a staycation can become the perfect getaway. I live in SF, and whenever I need a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, I sneak away into a hotel or a spa for a few days. It's always the perfect trick!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09739251167444138491 Fashion Agony

    You look amazing! Love your outfit, especially the pants!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16152895649723164590 BRAD

    Wow… ♥ your SMILE !! So charming – You should do this MORE!! :-) :-)


    baci ♥ Brad

  • http://www.seasonedwithyouth.com Seasoned With Youth

    That top is amazing! Makes me excited for spring.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17416945222361367356 Liv

    Whoa. I just flashed back to my flower-print palazzo pants (worn with bodysuit and a variety of vests)circa 1993. You look awesome… me back then, eeehhhh not so much.


  • http://everythingsbetterwithfrosting.com Elisabeth – Everything’s Better with Frosting

    I really like the balance of structured/flowy in this look. So chic and pretty.

  • http://everythingsbetterwithfrosting.com Elisabeth – Everything’s Better with Frosting

    I really like the balance of structured/flowy in this look. So chic and pretty.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06982376140056037773 Insomnia

    U look so lovely and effortless in all of the pictures, loving ur smile!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06227142978867996533 Jewelscapes Handmade Jewelry

    What an amazing time, thanks for sharing it with us through the photos. I think the silky bow on the blouse and the beautiful color of it, really makes the outfit pop. The pants are gorgeous too!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18359692445710227141 Collections

    Love this outfit… especially the pants!


  • http://wordbyjessie.com/ wordbyjessie.com

    girlfran, you've got some fabulous style. i've said it before and i will say it again. your pants are totally fab and i love your outdoor picture.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12179735787076357103 *sunday*

    you make it look so warm and summery! but i know how cold it is in NYC right now… brrr


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13971907266722624752 Hayley

    AMAZING outfit. so adorable, as always. and such an awesome place to stay!

  • Anonymous

    you look like a 50 year old hipster

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05359487128946293599 SAMANTHA

    the W is amazing!! and you look sooo beautiful, those pants are the sh*t i want to invest in a pair! and i looked at the closeup of the prada shoes and damn— incredible.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11824440493038509210 Vfriedrich

    Love the palazzos. Enjoy! Xo Valerie


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09033893423068488827 Nicole Dao

    Ah, those wide leg floral pants are to die for! I've been eyeing a pair at Free People myself.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11227230906382411777 Noortje

    lovely picss and outfit girl! first time ive seen this blog.. awesome!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05646458382559453870 PSbyDila

    You look gorgeous!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05127963386135988764 NAJLLA

    Still can't get over how much you look like Jessica Stroup!

  • Anonymous

    Most of the commenters are just promoting their own fashion blogs, but some of them actually seem to be trying to get your attention. Eureka moment: it's not only guys who "gold-dig" on rich girls!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11877905441050609375 FashionFreak/Mihaela

    You are beautiful,very pretty :D
    I love this!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01833953291419734182 KimChicSisters
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10863241640500215137 Lana
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17000659360099918992 Libby, Vintage Aplomb

    Your photos are lovely, and the hotel looks beautiful. What a wonderful place to stay!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11559325754312043870 Inside my head and wardrobe

    those trousers are amazing. the shoes also look amazing from what i can see


  • http://chloevioz.blogspot.com/ Chloé Vioz: Just one More

    I won 5 nights in the W Hotel in Times Square amazing place to! I Love the Zen and peacefull Atmosphere in!!
    Fan of your blog of course!
    Kiss from France!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15328385852111090148 Bekah

    Your hair always looks amazing, but congrats on the gorgeously sweet grow-out! I love my pixie cut, but if ever I decide to grow it out, you're my inspiration!

  • http://shendovestyle.blogspot.com/ Shen Dove

    This whole look is fanastic! I'm loving the colog palette and those palazzo pants are fab!

  • http://www.michellesalimstyle.blogspot.com/ Michelle Salim

    You look absolutely stunning! The hair is looking amazing. Thanks for sharing the pics!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18403901812685659612 The Chic Burrow

    Gorgeous! Looks like you are having the time of your life! Hope you are doing well.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15110129229977718587 The Magic Mirror

    Everything sounds amazing. Loving your pants.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00625789250352636581 Rossella

    wow i love this outfit

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17631712778155956104 Kacrates

    Gorgeous. I love the poses. And yes, W hotel is amazing right?

  • Kate

    Love your blog! What is the camera you use for all of your shots?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02756585515065845268 Aubrey and Melissa

    That looks like a beautiful place! Amazing outfit too, love those pieces together

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09092344677490735637 Cathy

    Love this look, your haircut is adorable!!!

  • http://www.fashionslap.me kate

    You look so comfortable I'm jealous. Actually W does have really nice hotels. There one in Hollywood is amazing and I love going in. It's almost a shame there is so many shady people outside, but inside is great.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12767525819187192080 Grace Escudero – The Afeminada

    Your hair looks great Kelly! I know that you're undergoing an awkward "growing it out" stage, but you look cute :)



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02399266420444046450 lucy harman

    Totálne krásny outfit.. tá sukňa, top, topánky ♥ dokonalosť

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10135979794517966320 fashiongossipmk

    You are so pretty! Love your pics! And your watch:)) M.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03477396936298340338 Frédérique

    seems to be a nice hotel..


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04612317656661217629 christie

    you are so beautiful & your photos are divine xx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06299604615934502335 Geline

    i just got into watching audrey hepburn films so it only dawned on me now that you look extremely like her!
    you have the same facial structure and petite frame.

    do think about trying a hepburn shoot just for kicks :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15784130387081540515 Lace and Tulle

    I love your floral pants!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08800980234417906451 Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

    I love those printed trousers….they are so chic and perfect (i.e comfortable) enough for NYC fashion week!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12347329353442093349 Michelle Lee
  • http://twirlyskirts.wordpress.com/ twirlyskirts

    I can't get enough of those pants!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08731894788345618445 Anna Louisa

    this is one of my favorite outfits ever! I'd love to wear it with the pants as a mini skirt :)


  • http://thebohemienne.wordpress.com/ The Bohemienne

    Love the big bow! And your hair color right now is so pretty.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14548517494434374923 jessica january

    love the palazzo trousers! and that garden party area is so cute! lucky you.. hope you're having a great time x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09861873688329821325 AzaharaJStyle

    amazing style, I love


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06227661028772500089 Erin Girard

    Obsessed with the layering of navy, and I think you just gave me the balls to try wearing some palazzo pants!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17367068911506112409 Cassie

    Your hair is looking awesome!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05083314626403530531 Sarah

    Your look is perfection. I love the W hotels. I try to stay at them whenever I travel. Their garden is whimsy.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06276759129671725661 Emma at Daily Clothes Fix

    Lucky you. You look stylish and wonderfully relaxed.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02336369845664205396 Sarah

    I ALWAYS love your looks and this one is no different, but how do we feel about the navy based outfit with the black heels? Can I start a discussion about this? How do we feel about black with navy? brown with black? white after labor day?

    You're forever beautiful!


  • http://www.josephine.ro Josephine

    You look gorgeous! So chic and effortless <3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04007120792441634314 Diana

    Your blog is amazing, your style is amazing!!!!! Yo`re full inspiration!!!!

  • http://www.froetc.blogspot.com Camila

    Sometimes I forget you have those beautiful eyes! You´re always wearing glasses!

    #gaymoment… sorry


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05563200276096527714 julie

    Love these shots!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01963111762011740806 Jerrica

    Love the outfit. Your ability to work with and wear prints is simply admirable. :-)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01140591691601312344 Manon

    Beautiful jacket

  • http://choicesmultiple.blogspot.com/ choicesmultiple

    LOve your look: a little bit of a spring and wintertime look. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09461085609523518578 Natasha Negovanlis

    Absolutely adore the palazzo pants. I remember my mother sewing me a tiny pair for my Barbies in the early nineties.

  • vananh

    Kelly, I have the exact same club monaco blouse, but could never get my bow to cooperate. Do you have any tips to make it look perfect like yours? =)