A Special Thanks

in , , , by Brittiny Stewart, 12:29 PM

I want to take this time out to send a special thank you to a somewhat invisible person of Fashion of Philly, my photographer. Although he is unseen and sometimes unheard, he has a major impact on the site. If you think about it, most fashion sites are about 70% photos 30% text because visual impact is a huge part of blogging. A great picture could make you click on a link or keep it moving and I honestly feel our hits have grown because of those pictures. When you think of taking pictures, you may think of just a simple point and shoot, but it's much more than that. It's about choosing the right angles, catching the right moments, and doing just enough editing to make it perfect. So what I'm trying to say is THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK!!! To check some of the great pictures of Fashion of Philly go to our Tumblr page.
                                                                                         Source: keepcalmand.tumblr.com via Brittiny on Pinterest

Hi all! Today was unexpectingly crazy! You know how you have those days where you have everything planned out in your head and then half of those things get thrown out the window? Yea, it was like that! On my way to the mall to look for iPhone cases I caught a nasty flat tire. UGH! After about 5 minutes of asking myself what to do, I decided to try changing the tire myself. And guess what? I did it without googling a how to video or even breaking a nail! YAY ME! I felt so empowered and felt the need to tell everyone, the guy at Pep Boys, my family, some people I met at a networking event later that night... Anyway, I guess now I want to pass on the great news to you. Also if you drive, I suggest you learn how to change a tire because believe it or not several people drove by me and my son (who was in the car watching movies on the iPad) and nobody stopped to say anything. Once I got over the shock of it, I realized maybe it's a good thing no one stopped because then I wouldn't have learned that I can change a tire.

By the time all that was said and done, I hurried home changed and got on my way to a Networking Event hosted by Kate Marlys, the Philly PR Girl at Xfinity Live. It was lots of fun and the rock shrimp appetizer was delis. I also had the chance to meet some of my readers, local designers such as Jannette Rochelle of JRochelle Designs, and follower bloggers. So even though there were some obstacles yesterday, I did just what my pin from pinterest says, "Keep Calm and Sparkle"! Hope everyone has a nice weekend!


Anne Klein Leo Legacy Polo Top $69
Anne Klein's Pink Leo Legacy Polo Top is a part of their Breast Cancer Awareness Collection along with the Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelet, the Leo Legacy Printed Polo Dress, and the Animal Print Leo Legacy Polo. All of these styles you can shop online or at the Philadelphia Flagship Location on Walnut Street. Anne Klein will make an individual donation of $50,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

I decided to straighten the place up a bit by changing/adding some new pages. You can now check out shops and boutiques around Philadelphia area in the Philly Shops section. Weather it's a grand opening, a favorite spot, or discovering a hidden gem, this page is dedicated to helping you find that perfect place to shop. I also added the Fashion Trends page which is where you'll find the latest and hottest trends happening around the fashion scene or seen locally in the Tri-State area. I'm so excited about the additions and it just makes me wonder why I haven't done this before. Well, I guess that's because there's a time and place for everything and I guess now is that time. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Best Wishes,


Breast Cancer Awareness Items from Coach
Coach is carrying a number of items supporting the cause for Breast Cancer Awareness. For the remaining month of October, Coach will donate 20% to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for each purchase made of the following products: Madison Leather Isabelle $358, the BCRF Charm Key Ring $58, BCRF Patchwork Scarf $68, BCRF Andee Watch $258, and the Madison Chain Wristlet $68.
I've just discovered a new, fun, and addicting way to shop online. Obaz.com is a virtual boutique showcasing the latest undiscovered brands and up-and-coming designers. You can shop from categories such as: jewelry, accessories, bags & purses, home decor, housewares, gifts and organization. When you first go to the site, you're presented with what seems like a shopping game. Merchandise featured on Obaz appears and you are given the option to want, buy, or pass. If you click want, you may find hidden special limited time offers, discounts, and other exclusives for the site. You can also share your wants through social media to spread the word.

Glamrock Two Finger Ring $16.99

Each item has its own shipping standards, returns are fast and free as long as it's within the seller's guidelines. One reason I love shopping on Obaz, is that after you create a free account, you can go back and view all the things you want under its on tab. Another reason, which is also my favorite, is that there is always something new added everyday at great prices. This increases the impulse to buy because what you see today, might not be there tomorrow. Trust me, I learned firsthand. With only a limited number of certain pieces available,  I jumped on my first order, which I love, a Glamrock Two Finger Ring from JiCreations, but after another visit to the site I found a Love Rhinestone Bracelet from PinkHeart Accessories that I just had to have. (Don't judge me, I just love accessories!)

If your in the market for something new and unique, why not check out Obaz.com today and see what you can discover!

Giuliana Rancic for Loft Statement Necklace $69.50
Loft connected with breast cancer survivor and fashionista, Giuliana Rancic to join the fight against breast cancer. This stunning chainlink necklace represents women coming together to defeat this horrible disease. From each purchase 25% will go directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
The hip eyeglass company, Warby Parker, is coming to Philly offering vintage inspired frames with anti-reflective prescription lenses. Their designs are comparable to those retailing up to $500 because of their craftsmanship, use of the finest acetates and taking several weeks to produce to ensure the highest quality, but would you believe you could get them for only $95! Crazy Right, and it gets better! For every pair sold, a pair is given to someone in need. Love it!


If you have never experienced the Warby Parker brand make sure you check out one of their stops during The Warby Parker Class Trip. They'll be touring 9 cities in 6 months to bring their showroom experience to life in a pretty decked out school bus with leather couches, wood paneling, vintage books and more. There will be a team of Warby Parker eyewear stylist on board with a full selection of eyewear, both optical and sunwear, a few items from their capsule collections and an optician station inside the bus.

Their first stop will be on Market St. between S. 16th and S. 17th St., outside the Shops at Liberty Place on Wednesday , October 24 to Friday, October 26. On Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28, you can find the bus on 18th St. between Walnut St. and Moravian St. On Monday, October 29 to Friday, November 2, check out the bus on Arch St. between N. 2nd St. and N. 3rd St. Their last stop will be on 18th Street between Walnut St. and Moravian St. on Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4. This couldn't have come at a better time for me because I just broke my glasses and have been squinting for a week now. I'll be visiting on Thursday, October 25 around 3 p.m. If you see me, say hello, and remember if I'm squinting, I'm not mad, I just can't see.

For more information on Warby Parker and The Warby Parker Class Trip, go to WarbyParker.com or WarbyParkerClassTrip.com.

Join Tammy Reid and Everything Bling this Wednesday at the Shop to Beat Breast Cancer event at the Casale Italian Restaurant from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The shopping event will benefit Bryn Mawr Hospital's Comprehensive Breast Center. The co-owner of Casale Italian Restaurant, Barbara Giannaccari, is a three year breast cancer survivor and wants to give back to the place that helped saved her life. Guest can mix and mingle while shopping merchandise from Menagerie Boutique, Lindi Skin, Bedazzled Boutique, Bella Casa, All Things Belle, Belt Envy and Everything Bling by Tammy Reid, wife of Philadelphia Eagles Coach, Andy Reid. So get dressed up in pink and enjoy a night of fun all for a great cause.
It can be hard to drag yourself out of bed on a dark fall morning. If you oversleep or are in a hurry, it's still possible to make yourself look amazing! Since fall fashion isn't fussy and immaculate. Fall is all about warmth: warm colors, warm clothes, and most of all, the warmth that overflows from a person who loves and cares about others. Being open and sharing your life with other people makes you glow in a way that no clothes or makeup can. So drag yourself out of bed and put on something awesome. You never know what the day will bring!

An effortless outfit that looks both polished and comfortable is a pair of skinny jeans and an over-sized sweater. A pair of boots or wedges adds sophistication to the look, or comfortable loafers keep it casual. Almost any type of sweater will work: Long cardigans are elegant and easily accessorized, baggy sweaters with a cowl neck are more dramatic, and chunky knit pullovers are the very definition of comfy. Scoop neck sweaters and sweater vests are perfect for layering with a button-up shirt, be it flannel or fancy. Mixing and matching different sweaters and jeans lets you pull together interesting outfits in no time, since the basic formula is so forgiving.

Chic & Cozy for Fall

Chic & Cozy for Fall by brittinyfromfashionofphilly featuring j brand jeans
Shoes Left to Right: Kyra $44.95 Rapid $39.95 Brieanna $39.95 from ShoeDazzle.com

The key to pulling off a simple outfit like jeans and a sweater is by adding terrific accessories. Think about your clothes as a way to highlight some of your favorite pieces. A statement necklace is the perfect complement to a layered cardigan and skinny jeans. Dramatic earrings accentuate unusual necklines. Wear glitzy chandelier earrings with a shawl collar sweater. Brooches are often overlooked, but find an interesting one to pin to a simple sweater and you'll be getting compliments all day.

Colored denim and an over-sized sweater is just one of the many gorgeous styles to wear this fall. Though don't forget: A warm smile on a chilly day does more to make a woman look beautiful than any fabulous outfit can. Work your outfit from the ground up with the perfect pair of shoes and strut your stuff this fall season. Be your confident, vibrant self, and try to make other people feel as terrific as you do and you'll be turning heads wherever you go.

Limited Edition Plumped Up Pink Chubby Stick $16
Clinique launched a limited edition chubby stick moisturizing lip colour balm that comes with a pretty pink carrying case adorned with a heart-shaped charm puller embossed with a pink ribbon symbol. From each purchase, $3 will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Celebrity Fashion Stylist, Anya Sarre
I recently connected with nationally recognized celebrity stylist, Anya Sarre, who has an impeccable eye and ability to tie any look together with the perfect accessory. Anya was named the "Best Television Fashion Stylist" for her appearance on Entertainment Tonight, The Insider and countless other media outlets. Anya is also a fashion expert on ShoeDazzle.com alongside of Kim Kardashian. Tomorrow I would like to welcome Anya as a featured guest blogger on Fashion of Philly to give some great styling advice on what's cozy and chic for Fall. As a personal stylist myself, this is a huge honor and a treat. I hope you stop by tomorrow to check it out and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Vera Bradley is a huge supporter of Breast Cancer Awareness year round and now you can show your support buy purchasing their Silk Scarf in Ribbons. This large square scarf in luxurious silk can be worn as a head scarf, neck scarf or to accessorize your favorite bag. The ribbons pattern is available in a number of items for you to show your support. Vera Bradley contributes approximately $1 million annually to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer from the sale of items in all their colors.
For the upcoming holiday season, Target has collaborated with Neiman Marcus and 24 designers of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) to present a collection of items to gift or keep for yourself. With over 50 gorgeous items to choose from, brought to you by some of your favorite designers like Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch, Proenza Schouler and many more, I can't wait til December 1.

Here are some of my favorites! Let's start from the top left: Alice + Olivia Luggage $179.99, Band of Outsiders Hats (set of 2) $29.99, Marc Jacobs Pouch $69.99. In the middle we have: Proenza Schouler Sweatshirt $29.99, Proenza Schouler iPad Sleeve $39.99, Rodarte Wrapping Paper $7.99. On the the bottom row: Tracy Reese Dessert Plates (set of 4) $39.99, Alice + Olivia Bike $499.99, and Brian Atwood Leather Gloves $49.99. Have you checked out the collection yet? What are your favorites?

For more information on the collection and videos on the designers behind the collection go to Target.com

Proudly Pink Five Piece Brush Set $15.99
These professional quality makeup brushes by Sonia Kashuk are decked out with white handles, silver accents and pink bristles. It even comes with a pink lined silver case to carry everything in. Proceeds from this product go on to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.


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Top Left: Battle Spike
Top Right: Scrape
Bottom Left: Skulltini
Bottom Right: Adams Spike

Every time I go in Nordstrom, I ohh and ahh over the Jeffrey Campbell collection. The spikes, the studs, the skulls, love it all! What do you think? Are you over spikes, studs, and skulls?
Hey guys! Yesterday was another busy Thursday for me so here's a double dose of Breast Cancer Awareness worthy post to make up for yesterday. Some time ago, I did a post about chicBuds Fashion Audio Crystal Fauvette Bird Speakers, the portable stylish speaker that can fit in the palm of your hand. This month, chicBuds is showing their support for Breast Cancer Awarenesss Month by donating 20% of their portions of all pink products to the Breast Cancer Foundation.

Also if you're looking for something fun and meaningful to do tonight, Join Aoki Boutique, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, and local jewelry company Ilsa Loves Rick for an evening of wine tasting, socializing, and shopping to raise money for Breast Cancer awareness and research. Enjoy champagne, a special wine tasting, and an exclusive look at local jeweler Ilsa Loves Rick's "ILR for the Cure" jewelry line. Attendance is free, and 20% of sales proceeds will benefit Living Beyond Breast Cancer. The event is from 6-9PM at Aoki Boutique located at 115 South 22nd St. Happy Friday!

Gianna Rose Pink Ribbon Guest Soaps $25
Being that the social season is soon approaching, why not check out these Gianna Rose Pink Ribbon Guest Soaps. They can be use as a thoughtful gift or in your bathroom, of course. The soaps come in a set of four, presented in a decorative gift box, scented with Fresh Linen. A portion of the proceeds from each sale will be donated to making Strides Against Breast Cancer, which invests in breast cancer research.

Nine West Runway Relief Tank Top $29
This tank and other items are a part of the Nine West Runway Relief Movement. With each purchase of the tank, 100% of the proceeds are donated to the CFDA's Fashion Targets Breast Cancer Foundation, a charitable initiative that enlists designers, models and retailers within the fashion industry to raise awareness and funds for the breast cancer cause worldwide. With these proceeds, the CFDA Foundation provides women with access to information, health care, education and outreach. The Runway Relief merchandise can be found in stores and online.

Nordstrom's Frill Seekers Event
Nordstrom's will be hosting an in-store lingerie event on Friday, October 19 & Saturday, October 20. Shop the hottest lingerie of the season and find your perfect, personalized fit with the help of an in-store stylist. For every bra purchased from a participating brand, Nordstrom will donated $2 to Susan G. Korman for the Cure. Nordstrom will also be making a combined minimum contribution of $20,000 to Korman for the Cure to show their support. To find the store nearest you go to nordstrom.com.

OPI launched their limited edition Pink of Hearts 2012 collection. The set includes two colors: You Glitter Be Good to Me and I Think in Pink. These two lacquers are perfect for wearing separate or layered. OPI has already donated $25,000 to Susan G. Korman for the Cure. You can pick them up at your nearby Ulta location or search for other locations on opi.com

Earnest Sewn Esra 645 Breast Cancer Awareness Jeans $188
 If you were thinking about trying out some colored denim, Earnest Sewn has released a pink, low rise pair of denim to support Breast Cancer Awareness. The Esra 645 is being sold in stores and online during the month of October. With every pair of the tye dye jeans sold, $20 will be donated to Susan G. Korman for the Cure.
My apologies. Yesterday was crazy for me from beginning to end. My son has a dentist appointment first thing in the morning, after that, a trip to Target, then I made my way to the King of Prussia mall to meet jewelry designer Costis at Neiman Marcus (His collections are incredible, btw, you must stop by and check them out!). After ohhing and ahhing at beautiful jewels, I started running around pulling items for a client I'm doing some personal shopping for! So unfortunately, I didn't have time to post the Breast Cancer Awareness Item of the Day so I owe you one.

Limited Edition Deux Lux for Everything but Water Smartphone Wristlet $44
Today's item is the Limited Edition Deux Lux for Everything but Water smartphone wristlet. It's perfect for carrying around all your essentials like your smartphone, credit cards, bills, coins and keys. 25% of the proceeds go to the Living Beyond Breast Cancer organization, committed to helping women affected by breast cancer and providing free education and support to women affected by breast cancer and their families.

Tory Burch Limited-Edition Pink Hardshell iPhone Case $48
I know that the new iPhone 5 came out, but for those who still have the iPhone 4/4S check out this case from Tory Burch. This hardshell phone case can be purchased online or in-stores. With each purchase, 15% will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation! Happy Wednesday!
Ugg Classic Short $165
Ugg Dakota $100
With the chilly weather moving in this week, I started thinking Uggs. I know that to some, Uggs are a major fashion faux pas, but seriously they're comfortable and they keep your feet warm. So for today's breast cancer awareness item of the day, I chose the Ugg Limited Edition Breast Cancer Awareness Collection. They have two styles available in pink: the Classic Short and the Dakota. Both styles have a pink ribbon stitched on the heel to show your support. Uggs has already made a $25,000 donated to Susan G. Korman for the Cure for 2012. Here's a Tip: I have the Dakota in the chestnut color and I suggest wearing them as house slippers because the front tip of the shoe can get pretty dirty from touching the ground when walking. Stay warm my friends!

Costis is an amazing jewelry designer from Greece now entering the US market after establishing a loyal following in Europe. Inspired by nature, life and the movement of everything around him, Costis' collections are known for being "as alive as the person wearing it". Each piece is handmade in his workshop in Valenza, Italy and comes to life with the wearers movement. On October 10 & 11, Costis will be at Neiman Marcus King of Prussia for a two day jewelry event to debut his latest collection available in 18K gold and precious gemstones. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet the designer himself. I'll be stopping by on Thursday to view the one of a kind pieces. Hope to see you there!
For more information on Costis, go to Costis.com 

Guess 2012 Sparkling Pink Watch $100
I've been much into watches lately so this watch from Guess definitely caught my eye. With each purchase of this limited edition timepiece, Guess will donate 20% to Susan G. Korman for the Cure.

Women's Cutter & Buck Philadelphia Eagles Breast Cancer Awareness Halftime Long Sleeve Henley $59.99

Sporty Chic Breast Cancer Awareness Football Bracelet $51
Sunday is football day and to celebrate, today's post shares items football lovers can purchase that also support breast cancer awareness. The henley from the Philadelphia Eagles supports the American Cancer Society in efforts to create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays. The bracelet from Sporty Chic is made from rose quartz beads and comes in either silvertone or gold accents. 10% of sales from the bracelet will be donated to the Susan G. Korman Foundation. Enjoy the games!

Pink Ribbon Hand Relief $23
Get some rich moisture therapy to sooth those dry hands with Aveda's Pink Ribbom Hand Relief. With the help of exfoliating fruit acids and anti-oxidants including vitamins A and E, this healing cream increases moisture levels and elasticity in the skin. During the month of October, Aveda will donate $4.00 from every purchase to The Breast Cancer Reasearch Foundation to support cruelty-free research.