ONE by Heartloom
, Sam Edelman
, Alice and Olivia
I know what you're thinking: you typed in www.zippedblog.com and somehow stumbled upon a truelane in an alternate universe who wears heels and statement earrings. While that does sound like the makings of a great and cheesy tweenage sitcom, it's a little off base: this is the look I chose to attend the red carpet premiere of Blake Lively's new film
Typing that out still feels surreal. Lions Gate Entertainment invited me out to New York as a social media influencer to take part in the event, and as soon as the plan fell into place I began brainstorming outfits. I knew I wanted to step outside of my comfort zone without straying too far from my core style. I ended up in
all neutrals, with fresh and springy lace sleeves topped off with a lazy, messy pony-tail. I must have found a magical pair of heels too, because my feet never felt sore or even uncomfortable and I managed to walk the four blocks to the theatre and back without tripping once.
My sister/photographer/travel companion/assistant/best friend
got to join me (her first time in New York!) and after a long day of exploring lower Manhattan, we started getting ready about four o'clock in the evening. We had a third-floor Empire Hotel room with a window right over Broadway—my second time staying at this hotel,
but how cosmic that Chuck Bass's hotel was our home base for attending Blake Lively's movie premiere! I felt like I was living in a Gossip Girl fairy tale all weekend.
The film was captivating; a high-reaching plot with emotional accessibility, and such an understated yet powerful performance from Lively of a woman trapped in her own personal eternity with more than enough poignant drama to go around. I highly recommend. Check back later this week for more posts including details on the afterparty, meeting Blake Lively, and our adventures in the concrete jungle. Thank you, thank you, thank you to Lions Gate for this opportunity. We had an unreal time.