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Fashion’s Night Out

If you’re into reading fashion blogs, then you’re probably aware that this past Thursday was Fashion’s Night Out. It’s best described as an almost-holiday created to support the economy by encouraging people to come out and shop. While people were certainly out and about, I didn’t see much shopping. But I did see lots of free booze, stores open late, dj’s, live bands, photoboths, diamonds, and faux hair.

Boston really embraced FNO this year by shutting down our iconic Newbury Street to traffic and lighting the Prudential Tower pink. The chance to walk down the middle of Newbury Street, surrounded by well-dressed men, women, and the occasional dog would have been enough to make my night, but there was plenty more.

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I joined a FNO Crawl, and like I said on Facebook, it’s like a pub crawl but better because there’s clothes and shopping and the champagne is free. We (led by the wonderful Boston Fashionista) started in the Copley Mall and Tiffany’s, where I tried on engagement rings. No, I’m not engaged. And even if I were, my chances of getting a Tiffany’s diamond are between slim and “more likely to be eaten alive by Mothra.” Having said that, fuck me, are those diamonds amazing. I might have to start dating up.

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Tiffany’s also had a photo booth set up and we tried to answer the age old question of how many bloggers you can fit in a picture. The answer is 4 and a 1/2 but if we hadn’t been wearing such crazy shoes, it probably could’ve been 5.

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The next highlight was a stop at Salon Acote, where I was able to fulfill a lifelong dream. A while back I had blue streaks in my hair, but between the relaxing, bleaching, and styling, my hair wasn’t happy. But I still wanted to try hot pink streaks. Well, the amazing staff at Salon Acote was offering free extensions through the night. I happily got 2 small clusters of deep red and a cluster of light blonde, which will be dyed hot pink tonight. I’m that much closer to becoming my childhood hero, Jem.

All Saints had a performance by Bombay Bicycle Club earlier in the night, which I’m pissed to have missed since they’re supposed to be pretty cool. But they had a flipbook station. You stand in front of a camera for 6 seconds, act silly, and 15 minutes later you get a flipbook. This was a source of much delight!

There was much more going on, including an after-party that I missed due to extreme lameness (i.e., living in the burbs with no car) but all in all, it was a great night. And I looked pretty darn adorable, if I do say so myself. Minus the greasy do.

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DSC_7734 sweater- Gap
leopard shirt- H&M
skirt- Gary Graham
tights- H&M
boots- Forever21
pearl collar- H&M

Considering how much my feet hurt by the end of the night I am both shocked and impressed by my ability to keep my shoes on long enough to take these photos when I got home. The things I do in the name of narcissism fashion. The skirt is another find from the Stel’s sale (of the century) and every time I say pearl necklace out loud, I giggle.

{ 11 comments… add one }

  • geraldine_o September 11, 2011, 8:18 am

    Hey, some great pics and I love your collar
    btw I’m coming from B’s blog Brittany. Had to stop by and check out the blogs. You’ve got some grat posts!
    xx
    BERRY-HAUTE 

  • Melissa September 11, 2011, 4:52 pm

    Ahh, the Tiffanys bling was amazing. I missed the Liberty party too; I got tired and walked home. Loved your outfit that night! And the colored extensions only make it cooler.  :)

  • Kinseymichaels September 12, 2011, 2:26 pm

    haha that’s ironic that there wasn’t much shopping going on, but it sounds like you had an amazing night! i like how you did it pub crawl style to see how many spots you could hit up. i also had NO idea that Boston shut down Newbury Street to cars, that’s awesome, it must have felt like a whole different place!

  • LidiyaElisova September 12, 2011, 5:06 pm

    I adore your outfit – very chic! Boston’s FNO sounded alot of fun!! :)
    http://cupcakesandtreacle.blogspot.com/

  • Tiffany September 12, 2011, 9:25 pm

    love your outfit!  it looks perfect for FNO and looks like you guys had a great time.  

  • Kristen September 13, 2011, 1:47 am

    Loved that skirt! And the pearl collar – I had no idea it was H&M! Wasn’t that a fun evening – your hair looks awesome. How did the hot pink work out???

    • A Stylized Hysteria September 14, 2011, 2:34 am

      The pink is so freaking intense, I need to take photos and share it. I think you’ll be impressed!

  • lei ann September 13, 2011, 4:04 am

    a greasy do is hardcore evidence of a good time! sorry i missed the fun with all you gals. but, you know…that whole other side of the world thang ^_^

  • Bianca Strzelczyk September 13, 2011, 3:49 pm

    Looks like so much fun! And pearl necklace, collar, etc. always makes me chuckle, too.

  • Nnenna September 14, 2011, 12:17 am

    Haha, you’re totally right! There was very little shopping going on but I loved the party atmosphere!  And your twirly skirt is so cute :)

  • Noelani@MonPetitChouChou September 17, 2011, 6:58 pm

    I was so sad to have missed the events here….the first time Boston takes it seriously, I up and go to NYC. I managed to make it the whole day in my heels and for that I feel I deserve some kind of prize. Granted, after about my umpteenth glass of wine, I forgot the pain. Though my headache did force me to retire early;) Soho was a mob anyways, not my kind of scene.

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