Fashion of Philly: December 2013

Monday, December 30, 2013

Last Outfit Post of the 2013


2013 is coming to an end, but before we say goodbye, I thought I'd post one last outfit post. In the midst of doing some running around in the city, we snapped some shots in a relaxed, but stylish look. This leopard/tiger/lion embossed shirt from H&M is really comfortable and I like how it looks with a pair of black pants. This pair of waxed denim jeggings are by Rock & Republic and stretch in all the right places. 


The Xena Necklace from JewelMint.com
I love this necklace from JewelMint! After being a member of the BeachMint family for so long I finally ordered my first piece after they sent me an offer I just couldn't turn down. Plus I really love the gunmetal color and hope to grab more to add to my jewelry collection.


These nails were a great convo starter everywhere I went from Starbucks to the movies. They're actually press-on nails from the House of Holland Collection from Elegant Touch! I picked them up on Black Friday from Ulta for only $2.99, but just found out the line is no longer being carried in their stores. The collection has twelve unique and fun styles available online that you just have to check out! I hope you'll come back later as we'll recap our favorite moments from 2013!

Monday, December 23, 2013

H&M Grand Opening Recap


We had a great time at the H&M Grand Opening Party at the Shops at 69th Street in Upper Darby, PA. The excitement was growing as over 400 eager customers waited in line for hours for the store to open its doors. The first 100 people in line receive a fashion pass valued between $10 and $300 and gift bags stuffed with great H&M gifts. Fashion of Philly was also there to reward two of our awesome twitter followers with a head to toe outfit of their choice. I hope you enjoy the video footage and remember to follow our social media accounts because you never know what we could be doing next!

Check out our 2 winners: Jantra & Joshua in their new looks!
H&M Spokesperson Nicole Christie

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Island Cowgirl Jewelry

                                    

The holidays are almost over and the time has come to buy gifts for all your loved ones. So far we’ve tackled what to get for that special man in your life in our “Holiday Gift Guide For Him”.  Now let me tell you about a line I’m obsessed with. It’s a jewelry line called Island Cowgirl, which is perfect for this holiday season. It is super stylish and romantic. Every piece of jewelry is handcrafted  and inscribed with poetic etchings and words of inspiration. Isn’t that adorable? I like to think so! Check out their website http://www.islandcowgirl.com. Island Cowgirl’s jewelry pieces are unique. So unique that even celebrities such as Hilary  Duff, Miley Cyrus, Jessica Biel, Ashley Tisdale, and Ashlee Simpson have been spotted wearing trendy Island Cowgirl jewelry. Each piece has a special meaning and anyone would love to own a piece of jewelry that brings inspiration, motivation, and is fashionable as well.  These pieces are great for any of your friends, family members, or even yourself!  What I love about this line is the prices. Everything is very reasonable, ranging from $26-$76. Island Cowgirl Jewelry is now available in boutiques nationwide, so make sure you pick up a piece for this holiday's giftings! 

~Written by Natalia 

Friday, December 20, 2013

Our First Fashion Haul Video



We're so excited to have posted our first Fashion Haul YouTube Video! It was a collaboration between Fashion of Philly and my girl Alice of dalabooh.com, sharing some of the things we had purchased or had been sent to review throughout the month of November. To celebrate our first fashion haul video, we wanted to host a giveaway! Up for grabs, we're giving one winner the chance to win a Michael Kors jacket for that wonderful guy in their life and for her, a gift bag stuff with some really cool items! To enter, simply follow the instructions on the widget below. The giveaway ends Tuesday, December 24 and the winner will be announced via social media and contacted for further information through email.

Wanna check out the details of what we mentioned in our shopping haul? Visit our YouTube page and you'll find everything listed in the description box. Plus there's a special discount on one of the items featured in the video just for you! I hope you enjoy the video and if you have an idea for our next video leave us a comment! Enjoy your weekend everyone!

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

ShopStyle asks, "How do you ShopStyle?"

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How do you shop for your favorite styles? I took the ShopStyle "How do you ShopStyle?" quiz and found out that I'm an Oh So Savvy Shopper because I love looking for the best price on styles I love! Nothing makes you feel as good as looking like million dollars without having to spend a million dollars. Now's your chance! Take the "How do you ShopStyle?" quiz to find out how you shop style and you could win a cute designer bag!

The Wolf of Wall Street Ticket Giveaway


The new Martin Scorsese film, The Wolf of Wall Street hits theaters next week, but we have a special treat just for you! We're be giving away 50 passes to watch the advance screening of The Wolf of Wall Street on December 18 at 7:30 p.m. To grab your passes, all you have to do is submit your information in the widget below! The more task you complete the best your chances at being picked! The giveaway ends at 5:00 3:00 p.m. on December 18! We will be contacting you with further instructions on how to receive your tickets.

 The Wolf of Wall Street Soundtrack available on iTunes NOW!
As an added bonus 2 winners will receive a prize pack with reserved seating for the movie including a soundtrack from the film! Hurry and enter today and spread the word to your friends and enjoy a movie on us!
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Philly Designer Dom Streater Featured in Marie Claire


Everyone should go pick up the January 2014 issue of Marie Claire Magazine featuring Philly's own Dom Streater, the winner of Project Runway Season 12! Wowing the judges and the fashion world with her bold yet minimalist custom-made graphic prints, we're happy to see her representing Philadelphia in fashion. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing more of her designs in the future!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Menswear Monday: H&M Menswear Spring 2014 Collection


For today's Menswear Monday, we'll be taking a peek at H&M's Menswear Spring 2014 Collection. Get a glimpse of the hottest looks of the upcoming season. Also is you haven't heard Fashion of Philly will be attending the Grand Opening of the H&M at The Shops of 69th Street on December 19 and we'll be giving away a free head to toe outfit of your choice! To find out how to enter, check out the previous post here!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Beyonce Madness!

Beyonce.com
How crazy was it to wake up and realize Beyonce just released an entire album overnight! As a huge Beyonce fan, I was super excited and along with many other members of the BeyHive went a ahead and hit the download button! Did you download the Beyonce album? What do you think?

Our Ford Fiesta Experience


We had such a great time experiencing the 2014 Ford Feista Titanium model! To start we were a little shocked at all the technological advances the car contained. From the rear facing camera that automatically appears when the car is put in reverse to the powerful sound from the Sony HD audio/satellite radio with eight premium speakers including a sub-woofer, the new Ford Fiesta is full of surprises. 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wonder Woman's Beauty Secrets


Model turned actress, Gal Gadot, has her hands full these days. The former Miss Israel will not only be playing the role of Wonder Woman, opposite Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, in the upcoming movie Batman vs. Superman in 2015, but she is also the spokesperson and face for the skin care brand, Vine Vera.  To fulfill those roles you must have some pretty good beauty secrets. Thankfully, we got the insider scoop on her top 5 tips and tricks.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

H&M Grand Opening Party + Giveaway


H&M is excited to announce the grand opening of their newest store at The Shops on 69th Street (2 South 69th Street, Upper Darby, PA 19082) on Thursday, December 19 at noon! The new 29,000 square foot store will offer collections for ladies, men, young ladies, young men, and children. Shoppers will also be able to check out the "store within store" sections for accessories, lingerie, cosmetics and H&M+!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Menswear Monday: Beckett Simonon Footwear


Beckett Simonon, a new retailer of men's high-end footwear, launches their New Goodyear Welted Collection. Offering stylish high quality looks at a fraction of the cost. They've managed to cut out the middleman to offer their customers luxury footwear at prices starting under $139 with free shipping! Each pair sold even comes with a 1 year warranty so you can take each step with confidence.

"Beckett Simonon is a great alternative for guys who want to look dapper but are also price conscious.  Good style doesn't end with a nice suit or well-fitted clothes, there are also shoes, but very few guys can afford to spend $300+ on a pair of fine shoes," says Nicholas Hurtado, lead designer and co-founder."

For more information on Beckett Simonon, go to BeckettSimonon.com


Styles from top to bottom: Caine Oxfords, Baily Chukka Boots, Hoyt Double Monkstraps, Hughes Longwings.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Keep Ya Shorts On

Shorts in the Winter
Don't go putting those shorts away just yet! This summertime staple is making it's way into the colder months. Dress it up for a party by wearing leather shorts with a sequined top paired with a blazer or be causal in some cut-offs denim shorts and a comfy sweatshirt. I wore something similar to the PoshMark Party earlier this year and it was really comfortable. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

At Home Spa Treatments

Picture from DestinyinBloom.com
During these harsh winter months we all want to take good care of our skin and hair, but even though frequent trips to the spa may not be reasonable, especially if you're on budget, it doesn't mean you can't pamper yourself. These three easy home treatments will do wonders for your entire body. I am a huge fan of coconut oil and have been using it on my hair and skin (and even in my cooking) for almost year now! (Check the previous post here) I hope these remedies help you and your skin get through the winter!

Revive tired hair, body and lips
Coconut oil is an essential product to nurture dry hair or sun-damaged skin.  It's loaded with Vitamin E and fatty acids which are anti-fungal, anti-oxidizing and anti-bacterial--melt a teaspoon and add to conditioner to revive brittle hair. You can also mix a tablespoon of coconut oil with sugar to create a refreshing body scrub, sloughing off old summer skin.  We also recommend using it on lips in the place lip balm, it’s a yummy way to help lips from cracking.

Anti-aging with Avocado
Avocado oil is rich in healing vitamins B, C, D, E, K.  Studies have shown that it increases the amount of collagen in skin, translation--it helps skin from aging. Other benefits include repairing sun damage and fighting age spots. We recommend using La Tourangelle’s Avocado Oil from head-to-toe, before jumping in the shower rub the oil into your skin and let sit for 60 seconds before washing off.

Bye Bye Acne
Sunflower oil is also rich in vitamins A, C and D and healthy carotenoids and waxes which form a protective barrier on the skin. Thus, this oil is effective in the treatment of acne. Being exceptionally light and non-greasy, it's non-comedogenic and can be rubbed into your skin without generating pimples or spots. 


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

These Boots Are Made For Walking


After hunting down food trucks on Temple University's campus with fellow blogger Alice of dalabooh.com, I stopped for a moment to take some quick outfit pics. With the weather getting much colder these last few days, dressing in layers and finding a good pair of boots are a necessity. These boots were gifted to me thanks to Naturalizer. I have previously thought of the brand as being targeted towards the more mature age group, but style and comfort is something women want at any age. I really like the Lucille boot for a few reasons: the height, the color and the heel. The rusty tan color is beautiful neutral shade to have in your wardrobe plus the design of the heel and the ankle height looks great with a pair of cuffed boyfriend jeans or under a pair of boot cuts.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Cyber Monday Deals!



It's Cyber Monday and we wanted to share some noteworthy deals thanks to our blogger, Natalia! Do you know of an awesome deal that's not listed, share it in a comment below! Happy Cyber Monday Everyone!

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