Last Thursday was Fashion’s Night Out, and in keeping with New York’s Fashion Week, Boston had its own rendition of the event on Newbury Street. Lured by promises of free food and champagne at my favorite stores, I headed down, only to find that I was too late. No food. No booze. No good.
The night wasn’t a loss though, as the people watching was at its all-time best. Some fabulously dressed girls and guys came out for FNO Boston, and I found myself staring and composing mental shopping lists in my head the whole time. But, lest we forget that Boston is not Manhattan (which is why I love it so dearly), I also spotted the all-too-common girl wearing baggy sweat pants and a tank top with her bra straps showing. Even during Fashion Week, Boston is Boston.
I couldn’t wait to break out these Sam Edelman striped heels (scored on HauteLook for a fraction of the price—woop woop!) and FNO Boston was the perfect occasion. Sure, after realizing the food and drinks were gone, I spent the night doing Saki bombs at a sushi restaurant then headed to a dive bar in Southie, but those are minor details. If anyone asks, I had the full-on FNO experience.