Fashion of Philly

Friday, November 20, 2020

Finding the Perfect Winter Coat with JACK1T

Special thanks to JACK1T for partnering with me for this post.

It may have been a mild November for most of the month, but one thing is for sure, it will get colder. So now is the ideal time to find that perfect winter coat because you never know when the frigid winter chill will creep it's way in. When it comes to shopping for outerwear, let's be honest the options available to the masses aren't always that appealing or unique. For the most part, you have to juggle sacrificing style for warmth and warmth for style, but finding a coat that can offer both is a dream come true. Here are a few things I look for when shopping for a winter coat.


When I found out about JACK1T, I was blown away by their brand. The variety of styles and outstanding quality was definitely something that made them stand out amongst the competition.  I've always wanted a down filled coat, which is getting harder and harder to find these days. However, JACK1T has an endless array of down filled and even wool coats to fit your style needs.  


When it comes to comfort, you also have to factor in practability. Most of us aren't cross-country skier or hiking the alps, so we basically need our outerwear to be able to make us look good, keep us warm and have enough pockets for the things we need to carry. A style that checks all those boxes for me is the Royale Quilt Down Coat. It has a sculpted fit with waisted quilting to give a slimmer silhouette, which everyone wants especially when wearing a winter coat. There's back vents with snap and zip fastenings for a lil extra room in the leg/butt area allowing you to move with ease. . I always love a 2-way front zipper giving you the option to unzip from the bottom, creating an easy way to open up your coat to reach a pocket or have some extra room when sitting down. Let's not forget one of the most important things, pockets. Not only do you have an internal pocket sized right for your phone or your wallet, but there is also two HUGH hip pockets to store everything and anything else you can't be without.


The Royale Quilt Down Coat is styled in a unique way from it's tricolor taping on the sleeve with eye-catching die cast JACK1T badges to a luxe, dense and detachable faux fur hood, offering amazing protective from the elements. The color I went with is grey and may look subtle, but the design commands attention in any room. However, if you're looking for something a little more trendy, you'll love their Street Sport, Street Down, and Diamond Down collections. JACK1T also carries a number of Men's styles for that special guy in your life. 


With over 30 years of exceptional streetwear design, JACK1T collaborates lean lines with oversized pieces. Each product is made in small batches to ensure global scarcity, targeting a premium, fashion aware clientele. Whether it’s a quality down or leather jacket, or a wool rich peacoat, each JACK1T piece is made from the latest in garment technology, combined with hand sewing from specialists in England. JACK1T offers international free shipping, free returns, and premium recyclable packaging, You can also Pay in 3 with Klarna making your new investment affordable. 

With my dream winter coat by side, I'm ready for any weather Old Man Winter throws my way. To find your perfect winter coat with JACK1T, visit 

Friday, November 13, 2020

Diadora x King Saladeen Exclusively at Foot Locker

Local Philadelphia artist King Saladeen teamed up with Diadora to create a very special collection featuring the Diadora Maverick "JP Tennis Shoe" ($150) and Diadora N9002 "Museum Runner ($175) - two of the brands most iconic silhouettes. Both styles will be available in Men's sizes 8-12.5, which leaves me a little jealous since I wear a Men's size 6. 

"This shoe is highly inspired by my best friend John JP Thompson’s love for the sport of tennis. While growing up most of our major influences were basketball and football players, or musicians, however JP would always talk about participating in Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis Camp and make me watch the US Open. The Diadora Maverick is the original tennis shoe so I wanted incorporate the tennis ball theme to make the shoe stand out on the court and off while keeping it true to the original aesthetic.” – King Saladeen 

“The inspiration for the Museum Runner comes from being an athlete and an artist in Philadelphia, where so many people run the Philadelphia Museum steps. With the N9002  being one of the most iconic Diadora runners, the Double Action technology, cushioning and ultra-modern look mixed with my iconic Money Bear and touches of my art, makes perfect for any athlete and art lover. It’s like a conversation piece for your feet.” – King Saladeen 

Both of the iconic looks offer a unique style with their own story and can be artwork perfect for the avid sneakerhead or a Philadelphian looking for something to represent their hometown,  The collection is set to launch Saturday, November 14 exclusively at the Foot Locker Community Power Store in Cedarbrook, located at 3001 W. Cheltenham Ave Suite 2000, Wyncote, PA 19095. Want to learn more about King Saladeen? I highly suggest you visit his website at

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

The Lagos Sample Sale Has Begun

Lagos is hosting their annual sample sale online for the first time ever! Now is the best time to shop their iconic Lagos caviar beaded designs at 50% off the retail price. During this once a year sale, customers can find 18K gold, sterling silver, and ceramic caviar creations. 

The sale is first come, first served with limited quantities, so you won't want to sleep on this! The sell is live right now through November 14, or while supplies last. 

To shop, you must register via this link:

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

PHS Presents: PHeaSt A Virtual Harvest Party

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) will host PHeaSt: A Harvest Party 2020, a virtual celebration of good food, gardening, culture, and family, on Friday, November 13, 2020 from 6:30-7:30 pm. Guests will experience a cross-cultural culinary adventure, led by Nathalie Richan – chef/owner of the Fishtown restaurants Suraya and CafĂ© La Maude – who will prepare a menu based on her Lebanese grandmother’s traditional recipes she learned while growing up in Beirut. 

Growing up in Beirut, Lebanon, Nathalie was influenced by their mother’s and grandmother’s family recipes based on simple and delicious preparations of healthy, fresh food. Guests at PHeaSt will learn how these experiences and influences have been carried across continents, bringing the spirit of Lebanese cuisine and culture to Philadelphia at their rave-reviewed restaurants. PHeaSt will remind us all that the simple pleasures of time spent cooking and eating with family can sustain us in both joyous and challenging times


By purchasing a ticket, you will also be supporting PHS’s year-round efforts to create a cleaner, healthier, and more beautiful region through our work to invest in community gardens, plant trees throughout the region, transform vacant land, and beautify our public spaces. The annual event has gone virtual to provide Philadelphians as well as gardeners and foodies around the world the opportunity to learn new recipes from the famed chefs, hear about PHS’s impact in communities, and enjoy a warm and lively evening with a talented chef.


Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at: Attendees will receive a link to the event as well as recipes for the evenings preparations. 

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Fashion Nova Launches Beauty Line

Beloved fashion brand, Fashion Nova is making some major moves this month. Not only do they have an upcoming collaboration with Meg The Stallion coming November 18, but they have just launched an all-new, pro-level, makeup line called Maven Beauty

The first collection, "Basic Beat" delivers on-trend, long-lasting, high-pigment and retouch friendly essentials at price points ranging from $6 for a makeup brush to $19 for an eyeshadow pallet. The collection also includes false lashes and is 100% vegan and cruelty-free. 

A complete list of products include:

  • Basic Beat Eyeshadow Palettes (SRP $19) – High-pigment bite-sized palettes, designed with unique hybrid surface technology (HTTP) to deliver bold color with a dewy feel and finish. The Basic Beat eyeshadow palettes can also be used to contour or blush the face as well as an all-over highlighter. 
  • Basic Beat Cream Eyeshadow (SRP $13) – Creamy eyeshadow infused with marine lavender extract for a quick lift and anti-wrinkle effect. These eye shadows can be used as a base for any eye look or worn alone for a naturally blended beat. 
  • Maven Highlighter (SRP $15– This clear gel highlighter was created with a unique wet-tech process that intensifies the pearlescent pigment for a flawless look on your face and/or body. 
  • Maven Lipsticks (SRP $14– In five gorgeous shades including the Maven Red Velvet, these luxurious demi-matte lipsticks are retouch friendly and can be layered liberally without feathering or bleeding for a fresh look every time. 
  • Maven Waterproof Liquid Liner (SRP $14)– Featuring a calligraphy worthy brush applicator and a no-waste delivery system that ensures an always fresh application. Available in matte and shimmering pearl shades, this liquid liner can also double as an eyeshadow. 
  • Maven Pro Artistry Brushes (SRP $6-$19) – These soft and fine texture brushes come in 30 different bristle shapes and sizes to give you the tools needed to be your own artist. 
  • Maven Pro Lashes (SRP $9Artistically designed and responsibly made, Maven Pro Lashes are reusable and come in an assortment of styles to enhance any look.
Maven Beauty will continue to drop collections year-round, so if you want to stay in the know. follow them on Instagram at @MavenBeauty! So what do y'all think? Let me know what products you're most interested in.

Monday, September 28, 2020

The Monday Minute: 5 Teddy Coats for Any Budget

Happy Monday Everyone and welcome to what I want to call "The Monday Minute", a quick one minute read about a highlighted trend of the season at five different price points. There will also be a Pinterest board with style inspiration to help you show off you look with confidence.
Fall is officially here and I couldn't be happier. Even though this past summer wasn't that bad, nothing beats those cool nights and fall fashion. One fall favorite that has really started to grow on me is the Teddy Coat. Warm and cozy, yet cute and stylish, the teddy coat is back at it again in a variety of colors, styles, lengths, and textures. Best of all, they can be found in almost all of your favorite retailers at every price point. Whether you're looking to keep it budget friendly like this one for $48 found on ASOS or splurge on this Max Mara Teddy Alpaca Wool and Silk Coat for you yourself, I found 5 teddy coats to match your budget and wear now!

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

On the Go with Goli


If you're into maintaining a healthy balanced diet. goli is definitely a great way to go. Much talk has been around Apple Cider Vinegar and weight loss, but most people don't like the taste or it could be difficult to fit into your daily lifestyle. On the flip side, goli gummies don't require any mixing or have a strong unpleasant taste. I usually toss the bottle into my backpack before heading work, so I can remember to take them throughout the day.

So, how do I fit goli into my schedule? Mostly after meals. For example, for breakfast, I usually eat something light, like a yogurt with granola and fruit and then follow up with 2 goli gummies. What I've noticed since taking them, is that I'm not super hungry in-between meals because they help reduce appetite, which lets me avoid unnecessary snaking and over indulging. Goli gummies can be taken up to three times a day or whenever you see fit.

Goli gummies don't just taste good, but they're good for you. Goli is gluten-free, vegan, non-gmo, unfiltered, gelatin-free, and kosher. They also support gut health for heathy digestion, supports healthy weight management, promote a healthy immune system, contains B12 for heathy skin and improves energy. Goli also puts good into the world by working with Vitamins Angels,  who continually strive to reduce malnutrition in children by giving them access to lifesaving vitamins and minerals. Every purchase made provides a 1-for-1 Vitamin grant through our partnership with Vitamin Angels to provide a child in need with a 6-month supply of vitamins.

. Whether you are starting a new heathy lifestyle or just want to keep one going, now is the perfect time to try them for yourself because goli is offering 5% off your order and free shipping when you click this link and enter code: "SHOP5". Tag me on Instagram: @fashionofphilly and let me know what you think.