I had the pleasure of attending the Her Campus College Fashion Week show in Boston over the weekend! First things first, a MAJOR shoutout to alllll of my readers because without you I wouldn’t have the amazing opportunities that I do have. I love you to pieces. Second, I had the BEST time at the show. I got to see some great products in person, see up-and-coming designers and the cool outfits they pulled together, hang out with blog friends in person, and spend some quality time with my sister. Without further ado, let’s get to recapping!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Her Campus Media and its College Fashion Week brand partners. There are affiliate links in this post and they are denoted by *. I received the dress and necklace I wore in exchange for an honest review, and while I wore them to the event, the reviews will be in a future post. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Kate the (Almost) Great possible!
The College Fashion Week show in Boston was held at Space 57 at the Revere Hotel. There were cupcakes, drinks, a photobooth, and a candy bar in the first room, making it perfect for mingling.
The inner room – where the show was – also held booths from some of the sponsors. European Wax Center was doing attendees’ eyebrows, so I got that done, which was fun. It was only the second time I’ve had my brows done before! Other booths were Bertha Watches, Maidenform, and Ice.
There were 4 shows, each with a different theme and 10 outfits. The themes were Rush (sorority recruitment), Festival (boho), Study Chic, and Girls Night Out. I had a hard time narrowing down my favorites – there are already so many pictures in this post! – but here are 3 of my favorites.
The up-and-coming designers featured in CFW are Ali & Ariel, Frill Clothing, Foray Collective, My Social Canvas, and Bow & Drape. I was extremely impressed with them, and I totally get why they were selected by Her Campus! What was also so cool is that a lot of the models were wearing jewelry with Fitbit in them! The new Flex 2 has a smaller, removable tracker that can fit into pendants and bracelets so you can wear your Fitbit without wearing a band. I honestly wouldn’t have known that some of the jewelry was Fitbit if they hadn’t said something!
And, as I mentioned, I shared the entire experience with my sister.
Shop my makeup:
To top it all off, I was lucky enough to walk away from the event with this amazing bunch of goodies! Some of the wonderful things are different types of tights from Maidenform and Hanes, different lotions from European Wax Center, an orange bag from Rebecca Minkoff, Lacoste perfume from Perfumania, a Flex 2 from Fitbit, a bag of Smartfood popcorn (not pictured because I can’t eat popcorn), and an issue of Style Watch.
The night as a whole was sponsored by Fitbit, Drybar, Rebecca Minkoff, Vince Camuto, Bertha Watches, and Perfumania, and I can’t thank them (as well as Her Campus) enough for an amazing time. Drybar is the place that pioneered the just-a-blowout business. Have an important event or job interview? Just want to look amazing without putting in the effort of blow drying and styling your hair? Drybar is your place. And I’m loving my Flex 2 from Fitbit, which is surprisingly helpful for someone who isn’t all that active because it monitors my sleep and tells me how much I’m walking.
Once again, thank you to all of you for supporting what started as a creative exercise and has grown into a business. And if you live in New York City, Chicago, or LA, I strongly advise attending! It’s so much fun.