Armory Week in NYC: Black, Textured & Comfortable Shoes

In the last few years I've become acquainted with art fairs in NYC since I started doing some art curating myself for 2nonblondes. Each year my partner, Elyse, and I make a plan to hit a few fairs and favorite galleries to meet artists, gallerists and get a pulse check on the art world.

Following the madness of NYFW, and this year's awfully cold weather,comes Armory week. Just as fashion week, the dress code of the audience comes with some expectations as if the art along with the attendees are on display. While Fashion week requires killer heels (tho moon boots and Sorels are ok when it's a Polar Vortex and you are the editor of Bazaar), Armory week is more forgiving on the footware since one is expected to be standing and walking all day. Tho, keep your heels nearby for the evening opening parties!
For this occasion I went with what any bonafide art lover would wear: black

Though, it had a Jenee Sais Quoi twist with patterns and textures.
The top is a steal from Old Navy! (We'll done Old Navy) This sheer black and white stripe button down is a classic and trend piece all at once.
It's a Surrealist optical illusion

It's paired with a vintage wool skirt (origins unknown). The crochet
diamond pattern make it's extra texture unique.
It stands out from it's canvas like an impressionist's brush strokes.

Navy chevron Missoni tights and blue suede boots display one of my
favorite color combos: NAVY & BLACK.

The finishing touch is a vintage necklace from my mom of marcasite and black onyx. As Christina Binkley of the WSJ for "What to Wear in the Aisles" says, "Let your Jewelry speak. Jewelry is art".

To top it off since it's still chilly in these large armories is the
very warm and very chic sweater I have lived in during this wild
winter: Margaret O'Leary's hooded cashmere wrap.
The cream coat is from Zara.

Even New York Dogs love Art... Snobs

One of my favorite works from Fountain Art Fair at the AHA booth
Upon leaving the armory it was fitting that a huge canvas covered military vehicle was sitting right outside. It was the perfect backdrop for Elyse, who I'm supposing dressed in military trend because we were going to the armory (; Just kidding). Hence we had to stop and add this to OUTFIT IDEAS!

and now for one last piece of art to see -- the latest Wes Anderson film --- such pretty art.