Fashion of Philly: 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

3 Alternatives to the Skimpy Party Dress

The Jumpsuit

When looking for something to wear to a party, you might feel like you don't have a lot of options besides those skimpy little party dresses. Let's be real, not everyone is into wearing something like that, so I thought of 3 alternative outfits to spark your style creativity. The jumpsuit is a great start. It's simple, chic and easy to accessorize. You can find this look in tons of different styles: sleeveless, backless, lace, the list goes on and on.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Eating Well with FreshDirect

FreshDirect sponsored this post but all the thoughts and opinions are my own.
Broiled Garlic Butter Oysters
FreshDirect.com, a leading online grocery store, invited us to take the Online Grocer Challenge. It was super easy and enjoyable to do your food shopping right from the comfort and warmth of your own home. Also with the help of a bookmarklet called PopCart, I was able to gather all the ingredients needed from recipes I found on Pinterest (click the link to check out the recipes) with just the click of a button. The next day the food was delivered right to my doorstep, at a time frame that worked best for me. From seafood to veggies everything was fresh and just what I ordered. Not only did it help me push my limits when it came to cooking, but it was an enjoyable experience to try something new.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Going Grey

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Out of all the colors out there, one might wonder, why in the world would you want to purposely dye your hair entirely grey? We usually associate grey hair as a thing of old age, wisdom and/or something we want to cover up, but why not look at it as a thing of beauty. Well for one thing, it looks pretty cool. Secondly, it fits in with the icy, grey winters (if you live in the northeast). Lastly, think of it as platinum instead of grey. As this trend is just starting to take off, I'm sure it will catch steam by celebs and bold beauty queens in 2015. If you're looking to change your hair color to something bold and out of the ordinary, why not give this a try. Check out more grey platinum hair inspiration on the Hair Fashion of Philly Pinterest board!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Nina Garcia Answers Our Style Questions



Last week, JCPenney asked us to join in on a style chat with Style Voice Nina Garcia! We had they arranged into a Q & A format. In this video, Nina Garcia answers some of our my questions on how not to look like a over-layered penguin and which three items you'll need for the new year. Enjoy!

5 Stylish Coats Under $100

5 Coats Under $50

Stay warm and chic with these five stylish coats from sites you'll grow to love.

1. Wine Red Lapel Long Sleeve Knit Coat {Choies} $57
2. Lapel Long Sleeve Loose Woolen Coat {Romwe} $37
3. Md-long Notched-lapels Open-front Slim Cotton Coat {BlackFive} $48
4. Long Sleeves V-neck Slit Coat {ChicNova} $30
5. Red Plaid Shawl Lapel Single Button Wool Coat with Double Pockets {NextShe} $41

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

How to Achieve that Perfect Brow

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Founder and CEO of Uni K Wax CentersNoemi Grupenmager, gives us some insider secrets for shaping and maintaining beautiful brows. Their New High Precision Tweezers are a beauty lovers dream, keeping your brows flawless in between visits. Keep reading if your interested in getting your brows right for that party of the year!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Finding the Perfect Scarf

Disclaimer: Thank you Yahoo! for sponsoring this post. While this was a sponsored opportunity from Yahoo!, all content and opinions expressed here are my own.
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Having a big cozy scarf is ideal for this time of year. I probably own 10 or more scarves, but I usually wear three of them the most. The first one would have to be my infinity scarf. It's off white so it goes with pretty much everything. The only problem, of course, is it getting dirty with either makeup or even hot chocolate. The other two are a plain black and plan brown scarf that I like to wrap in a way that they looks like an infinity scarf. But for me, the only rule for finding the perfect winter scarf is the bigger, the better. 


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Happy National Cocoa Day!

Tomorrow is National Cocoa Day and while most of us love a cup hot cocoa on a winter day, why not pamper your skin with cocoa as well. Palmer's makes some amazing beauty products with their cocoa butter formula. I've been using their products for a while now and I love what they do to my skin. The Skin Therapy Oil keeps my skin super hydrated which is very important this time of year. The Swivel Stick is amazing and even though you can use this on any area that need a little TLC, I mostly love to using this as a lip balm. And of course, their body lotion is exactly what you need to soothe your skin. You can pick up these Palmer's products and many more at your local drugstore.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Google+ Hangout with JCPenney, Nina Garcia & Friends

Google+ Hangout with Nina Garcia & Friends


I'm so excited to announce that today at 3 pm EST, I will be joining JCPenney, JCPenney Style Voice Nina Garcia and Adam Moon, Women’s Fashion Director for JCPenney for a Google+ Hangout to discuss everything from holiday cocktail styling to emerging fashion trends for 2015! For today's look, I decided to go with the Cabin Cool look which is chic and cozy from head to toe. I love the Shaker-Stitch Sweater from MNG by Mango with these super comfy MNG by Mango Denim Jeggings. Of course, I had to add a little sparkle with this beautiful necklace from nicole by Nicole Miller. Be sure to join us here to be apart of the action and submit your style questions.

*This post is not sponsored, but I did receive a gift card to show off my personal style during the call. All opinions and expressions are mine.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

10 Gift Sets You'll Want for Yourself


Beauty gift sets are an awesome way to try out a new brand or items from your favorite brand that you've been wanting to try minus the full commitment. Best of all, most of the time you end up saving more money than if you were to buy each item individually, but I'm sure you knew that already. Here are ten beauty gift sets that I found irresistible ranging from $19 to $410.

Monday, December 8, 2014

November Favorites



Just a quick video showing my favorite beauty, skincare and hair products during the month of November! Don't forget to subscribe here: bit.ly/1rZDzwc!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Top Five Ways to Make Your Shopping More Enjoyable

Shopping season is well under way. Here are 5 tips on how to make your shopping trip more enjoyable plus a chance to win tickets to an advance screening of TOP FIVE!


1.  Wear comfortable shoes - Looking cute while shopping is a good thing, but don't over do it with shoes that will have you in pain within minutes. Outlet shopping and visiting malls like King of Prussia require a lot of shopping, stopping, and revisiting so be prepared.

2. Leave the coat, dress in layers - My biggest pet peeve about shopping in the winter is lugging around a big coat. Instead, I try to layer up by wearing a long comfy cardigan, a scarf, or a slouchy sweatshirt. Just think it's easier to put those items in a shopping bag or tie that around your purse, then a huge coat.

3. A cross body bag is a shoppers best friend - Hands free shopping is always easiest when you're not carrying extra baggage. The average women's purse can weigh up to 6.27 lbs according to StyleList.com. Carrying that on your arm can and will definitely weigh you down.

4. Know where to go - Plan ahead so you don't waste time. Know what stores you want to go to and try not to get distracted. Every retailer will be trying to lure shoppers in with the lowest prices of the season, but remember as the season goes on, the prices will keep getting lower. Do your research for extra savings from printable coupons, mobile coupons, and rewards to get the best bang for your buck.

5. Take a break - Whether it's a lunch break or even a movie break, make sure you take a break. Long mall hours can make you delusional and you can easily lose track of time. Make sure you take the time to eat or enjoy a movie.

Speaking of movies, we would like to treat one reader and a guest to an advance screening of TOP FIVE starring Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union,  Cedric The Entertainer, and the list goes on and on.  The screening will take place at the United Artist in King of Prussia on December 9. If you're interested in winning the tickets, simply complete the task in the widget below. Winners will be notified via Twitter, so make sure you're following @FashionofPhilly. Giveaway will end Monday, December 8 at 11:59 p.m. I can't wait to announce the winner!

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

20+ Boots for Wide Legged Girls


For all my wide legged girls, like me, sometimes finding a knee length boot can be a daunting task. Well after searching the internet high and low, I've found over 20 pairs of tall boots for my ladies with a little extra thickness on their calf. If you found a pair that works for you, share the love by tag @fashionofphilly on Twitter and Instagram.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

My November Wish List


Since the cold weather is moving in, this months Wish List displays a few winter must-haves. I've been wanting Sorel boots for the longest. They're super durable, waterproof and perfect for any weather nature throws at you. These Carolee snowflake earrings are super adorable whether you like snow or not. H&M has tons of cozy coats, but why not try something different and go for a winter white. Shopping season is in full force and with that being said, this bucket bag from J.Crew is excellent for hands-free shopping. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

H&M Conscious Foundation x CARE


This season the H&M Conscious Foundation has partnered up with CAREa humanitarian organization fighting global poverty by working alongside women and girls to help them develop business opportunities to generate income, gain power and enhance self-esteem. These gift labels shown above will be sold in stores worldwide and for every set sold the H&M Conscious Foundation will donate double the sales price ($1.95) to the CARE organization. As you already know, H&M is a great place to find something for the whole family, but did you know they also carry Home decor. Check out the photo below to see and shop a few items I love.



Special thanks to H&M for gifting me the CARE gift labels and a beautiful faux fur throw.

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Beauty Diaries: L'OCCITANE IMMORTELLE MILK MAKE UP REMOVER


If you're looking for an amazing make up remover that's gentle on your eyes, I highly recommend the L'OCCITANE Immortelle Milk Make-Up Remover. It removes any and all traces of your make-up gently and easily. I find that even after I wash my face with a facial cleanser, I can get most of my make-up off, but my eye make-up is always the last to go. However, this remover wipes away your eye make-up without scrubbing your face off. For all of my beauty lovers who aren't afraid to try a bold, daring lip, I have good news! You can even use this remover to get rid of that leftover lip stain.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Hunger Games Mockingjay Style

Hunger Games Mockingjay

All this talk about Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1, inspired me to style this look. It's tough with a touch of girly like the attitude of Ms. Everdeen. Complete with a Maison Martin Margiela Flame T-Shirt and Mockingjay earrings you can find at Target. Will you be headed to the movies this weekend? 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Things I Love: Decorative Pillows

This is the time of year when friends and family come over to visit and stay a while. Why not make it worth their while and decorate your home with a few fun pillows. Whether it says something inspirational or is a piece of inspiration from your last tropical vacation, these pillows are a fun way to show off your personal style throughout your home.

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Beauty Diaries: Rimmel Scandaleyes


Being apart of Influenster, sometimes I receive different products to review. Not too long ago they sent me the Rimmel ScandalEyes Mascara, which has become one of my favorite mascaras. If I'm not wearing falsies, this is my go to, #1 mascara. I truly believe the brush makes a ton of difference. The curve follows the shape of your lashes and coats them evenly.  Best of all it's only $5.99 and can be found everywhere from your local drugstore to beauty stores like Ulta. My experience with the mascara and other Rimmel products have made want to try more from the brand, so look forward to more reviews on their products later. Want to become an Influenster? Sign up here to start reviewing great products today!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

If You Missed: H&M Lancaster Grand Re-Opening Event


Special thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of the H&M Park City Store! We partnered up with H&M to give 5 Fashion of Philly followers a $100 Gift Card to stock up on some stylish fall/winter items. If you didn't make it, check out this video to see all the fun. As always, we appreciate your support and stay tuned in to Fashion of Philly on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to see what we'll be doing next!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Thank You!


During our partnership with Jean Madeline, Inc & Jean Madeline Aveda Institute for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, they were able to exceed their goal and have raised $20,360 for the American Cancer Society. With this year’s success, that brings them to over $90,000 in the past six years! That's Super Amazing!!! Thanks everyone for all your support!!!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Hello Again...


Why hello there... It's Monday and I'm back from my fun, but relaxing vaca in Orlando, Florida. We even did a little vlogging while down there. You'll be able to check that out soon on our YouTube channel. (Don't forget to subscribe if you haven't already.) There's a lot to cover this month from Black Friday specials to fun events and much more, so be sure to stay tuned and stay connected!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

#ALEXANDERWANGXHM


Unless you live under a rock, I'm sure you know that the Alexander Wang x H&M collection hits stores and online today! The world is going crazy for the new collaboration and with good reason. The urban, sportwear influenced look has attracted the attention of celebrities like Rhianna, Chris Brown, and many more and now you can grab a piece of fashion history! H&M sent me this exclusive tank from the collection to enjoy styling, but of course I'm hoping to get my hands on something else, too. (Sorry, but this one's not sold in stores.) 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

Fashion News: BTS with Kate Spade New York

Photo courtesy of Kate Spade
Kate Spade New York has named Anna Kendrick as the face of the Holiday 2014 Advertising Campaign. Shot in Sin City by photographer Cedric Bouchet, the pics are fun, playful, and nostalgic. Also beginning in 2015, Kendrick will act as the muse for Kate Spade New York's "The Year of Adventure" campaign. Click let's continue for more amazing photos.

Friday, October 24, 2014

BCA: Lavanila



Traditional deodorants may contain harmful ingredients like aluminum, parabens, and propylene glycol. If absorbed, studies show these chemicals may have harmful effects on the body.  Lavanila’s innovative Healthy Deodorant is a safeand natural alternative.  Breakthrough Beta Glucan Technology combines powerful antioxidants with potent anti-bacterial agents for long-lasting, luxurious results. These award-winning, all-natural deodorants deliver superior, long-lasting odor protection. Free of aluminum, paraben and propylene glycol, these multitasking deodorants are infused with essential oils and antioxidants for daily defense and nourishment. 50% of all Vanilla Grapefruit collection purchases made on Lavanila.com during the month of October will be donated to Breast Cancer Research & Awareness! 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

BCA Spotlight: Aveda

One of my favorite brands, Aveda is continuing their effort to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Organization! With each purchase of their Limited-Edition Hand Relief Moisturizing Creme, Aveda will donate $4 towards cruelty-free research through the National Breast Cancer Foundation. This promotion ongoing until September 23, 2017. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Burlington Grand Opening + Giveaway!


With one visit to Burlington, you can get something for everyone in your family. I grew up going to Burlington, back when it was Burlington Coat Factory, but now they're so much more than coats. From houseware to beauty and fragrance there's so much to see and shop. On my most recent trip, I picked up a pair of cute fashion booties, makeup remover wipes, nail care items, some things for around the house and clothing for myself, my lil man and SharpShooter. (Don't forget to check out my instagram for pics!) Select stores even have a designer showroom where you can find pieces from designers like Gucci and Jimmy Choo. On October 24, Burlington will be opening two new stores in the Philadelphia area: Hatfield (1591 Bethlehem Pike) & Philadelphia (7301 Castor Avenue). As you know on Fashion of Philly, we love a grand opening so we're celebrating by hosting a $50 gift card giveaway! To enter simply, follow the task in the widget below. Happy Entering!

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*Special thanks to Burlington for sending me a gift card to write about my shopping experience.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Style Post: H&M Outerwear


The weather's getting cooler and it's time to find that perfect coat for transitioning into winter.  Of course, H&M is has an amazing selection of outerwear in all the latest styles at great prices.

Just B Beautiful Bridal Boot Camp


Just B Beautiful is hosting its first ever Bridal Boot Camp, Sunday October 19! Brides-to-be can enjoy a panel of esteemed health and beauty professionals covering a wide range of topics to get you ready for your big day! Special guest include Ashley Piotrowski, Owner of The Bronzed Bee; Danielle Larigione, Studio Manager Dollface Studios, Terrell “Trethetrainer” Roper, Owner of Your Investment Fit Club; Amber Clay, Owner of My Lady in Waiting Services; and, of course, the Just B Beautiful team will be on hand to share their knowledge of the latest 2014-2015 beauty trends.

Get advice on bridal makeup trends, waxing and spray tans, while sipping delicious local wines. Tickets must be purchased online before the event and right now you can save $20 by entering the code "JBBturns10" at checkout. So don't miss out on this awesome discount and I hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

BCA: Agraria


Agraria is donating 35% of proceeds from all Cedar Rose purchases on its website, www.AgrariaHome.com to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

#PoweredByFashion


Rockport's new line of Total Motion footwear allows you to be stylish while living your day to day life. With mostly everyone living a busy and hectic life, there's not much time to allow things to slow you down, especially your footwear. With that being said Rockport has launched the #PoweredByHeels campaign to show women leading their life in stylish shoes that give them the support and style they want and need.

Disney Crazy


Every year my family takes a trip to Disney for their Food & Wine Festival. We have an amazing time and I'm sooo looking forward to it this year. If you've never experienced Walt Disney World's Food & Wine Festival,  it's a great chance to experience the grown-up side of Disney and since we're on that topic, I decided to find a few fashionable ways to show your Disney Side. From RedValentino Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Pumps to an Uniqlo Tinker Bell Tee, these styles show that you don't have grown up too soon.

Monday, October 13, 2014

BCA: Palmer's

From left to right:
Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Lotion for Stretch Marks ($6.58)
Cocoa Butter Formula Lotion ($5 for 8.5 fl. oz. bottle)
Cocoa Butter Formula Swivel Stick ($3.46)
Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil ($10.58)
Palmer's is going “pink” once again for National Breast Cancer Awareness month: donating 15 percent of the sales price (with a minimum donation of $100,000) from specially-marked bottles of its core Cocoa Butter Formula products to Susan G. Komen® beginning October 2014 through June 2015.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

BCA: Carolee


Carolee introduces Word Play ™ Double Take bracelets, which allow a woman to “wear” her own personal story. This collection will specifically benefit Stand Up To Cancer, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, which funds groundbreaking cancer to bring therapies to patients quickly to save lives now. 

Eagles #NFLfanStyle


Philadelphia is known for having the best sports fans and Eagles fans are flying high this season. Just walking around the city on game day (or any given day) you'll see tons of guys showing off their favorite Eagles gear. Sharpshooter (my fiance and photographer/videographer) is definitely one of them. He bleeds GREEN. However, when it comes to official women's NFL apparel, look no further than NFLShop.com. I love this GIII Touch Hadley Tee, the loose fit and mesh back makes it perfect for game day (or night).

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

#DiscoverPHLMills


Philadelphia Mills (formally known as Franklin Mills) has always been a shopping destination for me. There are tons of great designer name brands to discover around the mall including one of my favorite stores, Neiman Marcus Last Call. Recently, I was invited to recreate some Fall fashion looks from amazing designers like Celine, Armani, and Lanvin. Pictured are just three looks I loved, but you can see more in the video below. Want a way to score a few looks of your own. Visit the Philadelphia Mills Facebook page to enter to win a $100 gift card to Neiman Marcus Last Call! Don't forget to share your Philadelphia Mills finds on social media using the hashtag #DiscoverPHLMills! I can't wait to see what you discover!

Monday, October 6, 2014

BCA: Chamilia by Swarovski Group


In honor of the American Cancer Society Makin Strides Against Breast Cancer Initative, which supports women in the fight against breast cancer, Chamilia is proud to offer these new additions to their collection. Shop the collection here.

Friday, October 3, 2014

#FBF H&M Cherry Hill Opening



We love interacting with our readers especially at store openings and events like this one at the newly designed H&M store in the Cherry Hill Mall! Special thanks to everyone who came out and joined us. We had a great time. Hope to see you at our next event!

BCA: Paula & Chlo


Paula & Chlo joins the fight against breast cancer with an assortment of pink-themed cosmetics bags that donate a whopping 100% of profits to B4BC (Boarding for Breast Cancer), a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation dedicated to providing breast cancer education, prevention and support programs. The collection features four bags, in four different color options and two "Mini" or "Pouch" sizes. All bags will be available for purchase now throughout the month of October on a dedicated BCA page on PaulaandChlo.com

Thursday, October 2, 2014

BCA: CureDiva.com


For the month of October, CureDiva.com is offering an Acquarella by CureDiva nail polish, sold exclusively for Breast Cancer Awareness. This limited edition bottle will help benefit research and finding a cure for breast cancer. Appropriately named, "Brave", it will be available for purchase from September 15th 2014 - October 31st 2014 only at CureDiva.com. $1.00 of every purchase of "Brave" ($17.00) will be donated to breastcancer.org.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

BCA: Jean Madeline, Inc.& Jean Madeline Aveda Institute Giveaway



Happy October Everyone! It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month and as mentioned before, Fashion of Phillly has teamed up with Jean Madeline Inc. and Jean Madeline Aveda Institute to support an awesome cause. To kick things off we will be hosting a giveaway for a $50 gift card to be used towards any service at any Jean Madeline Inc. and Jean Madeline Aveda Institute location. While your enjoying your day at the spa or salon, make sure you check out the many ways you can help support the American Cancer Society. To enter the giveaway simply complete the tasks in the widget below. Don't forget to check back throughout October for more updates on ways you can get involved. 
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Things I Love: Army Green


I'm absolutely obsessed with Army Green and fall is the perfect time to rock it. Whether it's small touches of Essie's Armed & Ready nail color or a splurge worth staple bag like the GivenchMedium Antigona, it's a must have color for Fall.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Freeman Beauty Mask Review


I've been obsessed with facial mask lately. I just think they're a great way to enjoy a mini-spa session at home. Plus they're really convenient and inexpensive. Since there's so many great options from my favorite, Freeman Beauty, I just want to share with you a few I'm loving right now.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Thread Society + Giveaway



I love dressing up a comfy sweatshirt and local brand, Thread Society makes some of the world's most comfortable , softest clothes. The best part, Thread Society donates brand new apparel, including blankets, sweatshirts, winter hats, or a pair of gloves to a child in need with every single purchase online through their Shirt for Shirt campaign. 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Century 21 Comes to Philly #C21Philly


I've been waiting to share this with you for some time now and I'm sooo excited for this event! As you may or may not know Century 21 is coming to Philadelphia and Jade Barnes of JadeAndTheCity.com and I are taking over Dilworth Park! We'll be there from 10 am to 2 pm with your chance to win amazing products and mystery gift cards to spend at their brand new store! If you're not familiar with Century 21 Department Stores, make sure you visit their website C21stores.com! Also you can get a preview of what's to come in our video below! I'm telling you, you don't want to miss this so mark your calendars and bring a few friends! Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Twitter @FashionofPhilly for the latest updates and news. Plus subscribe to our YouTube channel for more behind the scenes footage. PLEASE NOTE: THE DATE HAS CHANGED TO SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5 DUE TO RAIN! SEE YOU THEN!

Philly Mag Shops 2014


Philly Mag Shops is back October 5 from 12 to 3 pm at the Crane Arts Building. Join Philadelphia magazine for Philly’s Ultimate Designer Warehouse Sale featuring fall’s most sought-after designer apparel, accessories and footwear. Over 30 of Philadelphia’s best shops and designers come together to offer fabulous fall fashion—including Knit Wit, Mettlers American Mercantile, Third Street Habit, Geisha House, Shop Sixty-Five, Aoki, Per Lei, Jade’s Closet, Element Six, Style Camp, Eaves, Nicole Miller, Erdon, Vagabond, Aso Damisi, Mariel Rojo, Bela Shehu, the Philadelphia magazine Fashion Project finalists’ designs, Project Runway winner Dom Streater and more! You can check out our footage from last year's event here. For ticket information go to Phillymag.com/phillymagshops! Special thanks to Philadelphia Magazine for inviting me and I hope to see you there!  

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Food Should Taste Good x Fall StrEAT Food Festival


I'm always down for a snack. Especially one that's good for you! Which is actually why I'm obsessed over Food Should Taste Good products. Just one bite and you'll be hooked. I'm a huge fan of their Sweet Potato tortilla chip, but their limited edition Harvest Pumpkin may be my new fall favorite!!! Made with pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg, you'll love eating them as a chip or as a cracker. They make a great snack for entertaining and if you head over to their site, FoodShouldTasteGood.com, you can find some great recipes for dips and salsa! 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

Get the Look: NYFW Nails with OPI

Photos Courtesy of OPI
Nude nails are big for Fall and by the looks of the Houghton Runway Show during NYFW, this mani isn't going anywhere for Spring. Acclaimed nail artist, Miss Pop, created a light, feminine look with an unexpected edge on nails and toes for the show held at Milk Studios.

Friday, September 19, 2014

#FBF: Pinot Boutique Wine Cruises


One of my favorite experiences this summer was taking a wine cruise with Pinot Boutique & Patriot Harbor Cruises! Check out this video to see what it was all about! The final cruise departs on October 10 at 7 p.m. so grab your ticket today before it's sold out.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

#HMFallFashion + Gift Card Contest


H&M has some really awesome finds for Fall! From denim to jackets, H&M allows you to expand your fall wardrobe without breaking the bank. Lately, I've been trying to add more pant styles and colors to my closet besides blue denim and these mustard colored slim fitted pants are amazing! They're super stretchy and really comfortable!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Show Your #NFLfanstyle

*This post was sponsored by the NFL, but all opinions are my own.
Wearing my 5th & Ocean Long Sleeve V Neck
To all my Football Fan Fashionistas, the season is well on it's way and I know my Philadelphia Eagles ladies are pumped up after Monday's game and now their a record breaking 2-0! Even more exciting, Fashion of Philly has teamed up with the NFL to show off some #NFLfanstyle! NFLShop.com has some stylish looks just for the ladies. From loose fitting tanks to comfy tees, there's so many options to help you show your team spirit.

Join me in a digital rally as the NFL launches their first ever NFL Hall of Fashion! Now you, the devoted football fan, can submit your personal #NFLfanstyle photos on Instagram for a chance to be featured on the @NFLfanstyle Instagram page! C'mon Eagles Nation, let's show them why we're the best!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The 5th Annual Bellevue Gets Engaged


The 5th Annual Bellevue Gets Engaged returns on October 12, 2014. If you're getting hitched, like me, this is the ultimate wedding event! Come celebrate with the city's finest in the bridal industry. Guest will enjoy creative cocktails, elegant hors d'oeuvres, a high-energy fashion shoe and much more! I just can't wait for the event to get here and now I want to give you a piece of the excitement. Fashion of Philly is giving away one ticket to Bellevue Gets Engaged! Whether you're a bride-to-be or know someone who is, you'll want to enter today!

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Naturalizer Sweepstakes + Fall Collection


Our friends at Naturalizer have a few fun things going on! First, a sweepstakes for you to win a Girl's Getaway with a Grand Prize that includes a $2,500 Visa Gift Card to use toward airfare, hotel accommodations, transportation and meals. Plus $200 in Gift Cards from Naturalizer! 


Also join Naturalizer and Designer David Bromstad for a "Wild" Google Hangout Tuesday, September 30 at 2:30 p.m. David will be sharing the inspiration for his “animalfantabulous” fall designs and showcasing the bold and expressive shoes and handbags from his collection. He’ll also be taking Q&A from you via the comments section. 

Enjoy your week!

#DoYouDare

GUESS Dare Eau De Toilette, 3.4 Oz. by GUESS

I dare you to check out Guess' newest fragrance, Dare. Inspired by sexy, daring 70s icons like Charlie’s Angels and Bond Girls, Dare is light and floral, but seductive. With notes of crisp kumquat, jasmine and coconut palm, it's a perfect scent for that transition into Fall.

Guess wants to send you on a trip for two to Miami, head over to Guess.com for the details!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Macy's Fall #FashionRocks

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Fall Fashion is my absolute favorite! The layering, the colors, the weather, to me it's just the perfect time of year. There's so many great trends and styles to try this season, but there's no need to get overwhelmed. Macy's is hosting a Fall Fashion Rocks event to help you get on your way to a stylish season. On Wednesday, September 17, join Macy's in Center City at 1 p.m. for a fall fashion runway show, music, treats, and a sneak peak at the newest looks of the season in the Grand Court. The runway show hosted by TV Host and Designer/Curator for Tuc+Wes, Orly Shani. Plus, get an exclusive preview of the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator Spring 2015 Collections from Designers-in-Residence labels Supra Endura, Jovan O'Connor, Rebecalmperiano, Minkee Blue, Terese Sydonna and Victoria Wright! Of course, Fashion of Philly will be there covering all the fun and I can't wait to see you there!

The Philadelphia Collection 2014


The Philadelphia Collection returns next week starting Wednesday, September 17 through September 25th. Enjoy runway shows, panel discussions, trunk shows and much more! Each year The Philadelphia Collection proves to be bigger and better than the following and this year will include over 45 fun and fashion filled events in the Philadelphia area. Some of these include the opening of new retail shops like Vans, Timberland, Uniqlo and many more. The majority of the events are free of charge, so there's no excuse for you not to come out and have a good time. I'm happy to say that Fashion of Philly will be partnering up with some wonderful retailers during The Philadelphia Collection so keep a look out for more details! To see a full list of events be sure to check out the official website, ThePhiladelphiaCollection.org!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

100% Bloomingdale's Collection


Today Bloomingdale's launched their 100% Bloomingdale's collection featuring over 1,000 exclusive products from 100 top designers. Big names like Cynthia Rowley, BCBG, Gucci, Kate Spade, and Alex and Ani are just a few of the designers collaborating with Bloomingdale's to create this original one-of-a-kind capsule collection only available at Bloomingdale's stores and online. This fun fashion collection will also be celebrated throughout the store via limited-edition shopping bags, special in-store events, unique offerings at in-store restaurants, and more. You don't won't to miss out on this exclusive shopping opportunity.


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Dom Streater S/S 2015 Fashion Show "Elevated"


Dom Streater presented her Spring/Summer 2015 "Elevated" Collection last night during NYFW. The event was held at the No. 8 lounge in NYC in the middle of a crazy fashion filled week! Inspired by her landscape views during a flight to Los Angeles, ELEVATED is a collection that includes cool and warm tones on bold, psychedelic textiles. Special thanks to D. Burton from Skai Blue Media for the photos.

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