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Let's face it. We all love a great sale at our favorite store. We anticipate holiday weekends not only for the extra days off work, but for the fantastic shopping opportunities that await. #GetExcited, LuLu*s has delivered! They have some amazing deals this Labor Day Weekend - including up to $35 off site wide! You can shop this great deal here. Happy Shopping!

The Philadelphia Magazine Best of Philly Bash was one of the best events of the year! Even tough the weather wasn't favorable, it didn't put a damper on the party. There was delicious food, tasty sips, and live entertainment from this years Best of Philly winners. At the end of the night, there was an awesome fireworks display across the Citizens Bank Park field. Special thanks to Philly Mag for inviting us! Can't wait for next year! Congrats to all the Best of Philly winners, check out who made the list here!

Fall is right around the corner and now is the time to stock up on the latest Fall fashions! Join me Tuesday, September 23 at South Moon Under on Chestnut Street in Philadelphia for shopping and fun during The Philadelphia Collection! I'll be there to offer styling tips, enjoy refreshments and light bites, 20% off your purchase during the event, and giveaways!!! Make sure you RSVP on Facebook! I can't wait to see you there!

On certain areas of my face like under my eyes and on my forehead, my pores seem to be a little larger. Facial masks do help, but their only recommended to use 2 times a week, so what should I do for the rest of the week? Thankfully, Neutrogena sent me their new Pore Refining Collection which I can use daily without irritating my skin.

Hat - H&M (simliar here)
Sunglasses - Live the Look
Snake Ring - Forever 21 (similar here)

Just a quick post wishing you all an epic weekend! Squeeze in all the pool time you can before summer's gone.

Epic Weekend Tank - H&M (similar here)
Leather Shorts - Dynamite (similar here)
Arrow Necklace - Forever 21 (similar here)

The connection between beer and food is always so interesting to me, especially since I'm not really a beer drinker. Recently, Goose Island Beer Company invited us to their Migration Week Event, not only to taste some of their beverages, but also to show us where we could pick them up locally in Philadelphia. The tour began in the kitchen of MANNA (2323 Ranstead St).

Hey Back-to-Schooler's! This weekend head over to the Oxford Valley Mall from 1 to 5 pm to join Teen Vogue for their ABC's of Style Event.  Featured activities provide exclusive, in-person experiences, including:
  • Exclusive Style Guide: Get early access to an exclusive style guide from Simon and Teen Vogue, featuring fashionlooks curated by style experts. Following the event, shoppers can also pick up a guide at Oxford Valley Mall’s Guest Services or access it online at www.oxfordvalleymall.com.
  • Fashion Show: View the hottest trends of the season on the runway and receive first-hand fashion advice from Beauty Style Expert, Lauren Consenza. 
  • Special Musical Performance: Enjoy a “meet and greet” and live musical performance pop band AJR.
  • Mall-Wide Discount Offers & Samples: Play free interactive games, watch a sneak peek of Fox’s new fall series RED BAND SOCIETY, get up-close and personal product demonstrations and walk away with free giveaways from St. Ives, Simple, Q-tips and Coca-Cola. Attendees can also pick up a SWAG bag at the registration table filled with other goodies and offers (while supplies last). 

I partnered up with South Moon Under to host one of their Treat Yourself Thursday Shopping Events! I always love shopping at South Moon Under because they carry all my favorite brands and always feature new ones to fall in love with. 

During the event, I wore the most comfortable romper ever and this amazing printed kimono, both by Abbeline. To accent the tribal print on my kimono, I accessorized with this pendant necklace from House of Harlow. If you're looking for some fun fall fashion, why not see what South Moon Under has to offer. Right now you can save 20% off your purchase when you enter the code: SMU20

Celebrate National Relaxation Day with Neutrogena

Tomorrow is National Relaxation Day and who doesn't love a day of relaxing. So why not celebrate and start (or end) your day with these soothing Neutrogena products! Start by taking a relaxing bath using Neutrogena's Rainbath Renewing Shower & Bath Gel. Afterward moisturize your skin with Neutrogena's Body Oil which can be found in a fragrance-free or light sesame formula. Give your hair some love with their new Professional Triple Repair Leave-In Treatment. Their clinically proven formula mends split ends, strengthens brittle hair, and protects it from breakage. Throughout your day keep your hands feeling smooth with Neutrogena's Norwegian Formula Hand Cream.

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Kate Mara was spotted earlier this week wearing H&M, which is fitting since she will be collaborating with celebrity stylist Johnny Wujek and Vogue to curate window displays at nine H&M New York locations. The windows, set to be unveiled September 4, will feature H&M's Studio Fall 2014 Collection. Items from the collection, shown during Paris Fashion Week this past February, will be available in select stores and online this September.

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I've been loving my latest hair style lately thanks to Indique Hair. I was invited to visit their boutique on 1607 South Street to check out their amazing selection of hair. With tons of colors, lengths, and textures to choose from the decision was hard, but I soon chose the relaxed straight texture from their Bounce Collection. I've been really loving the touch and wearability of the hair, especially how natural it style. Since installing the hair, I've been receiving tons of complements and trying different looks. Now you can have the chance to try Indique Hair along with the all new Texture Manageability System from Beautiful Textures to help you flawless blend your protective style with your natural hair (A $600 value). 

Ela Scandi Star Tote
For Fall 2014 ela is collaborating with Club Monaco on a capsule collection of bags available exclusively at Club Monaco stores and online.  The collection includes silhouettes in black and white to reflect Club Monaco's traditional aesthetic, but with the same craftsmanship and premium leather ela fans are familiar with. Several of the luxe styles also include calf hair - a nod to ela's Fall 2014 collection .

This year Redbook Magazine launched the Real Women Style Awards, a national search to find America's true style stars. Ten winners were later selected including Georgette Niles from Philadelphia. As a fellow fashion blogger with great style, Georgette captured the attention of judges including Jessica Simpson, Brad Goreski, and June Ambrose to name a few.

“I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence Central for Dove Advanced Care Deodorant. I received a promotional item to facilitate my review." 

Dove's Sleeveless Summer Sweeps
Dove is challenging women across the U.S. to ditch their sleeves for a chance to win a trip to New York City Fashion week and a VIP styling session with A-List Hollywood stylist, Erin Walsh. To enter simply visit:  Dove.com/SleevelessSummer and get ready to strike a pose. Also be sure to come back and read about my experience with Dove's Advanced Care Deodorant which is clinically proven to reduce irritation from shaving and provides softer, smoother skin in just three days.

What to Wear: Best of Philly Bash

I am so excited to be attending the Best of Philly Bash this year! For those who don't know, it's a big event in Philadelphia showcasing the Best of everything in Philly. The bash will be at Citizens Bank Park (where the Phillies play, just in case you weren't sure) and will include some of Philadelphia's hottest restaurants serving up their summer favorites and cocktails. Speaking of cocktails, cocktail attire is suggested, which leads me to the big questions of what to wear.

From clothing to cosmetics, we knew it would only be a matter of time before the Kardashian's started a hair styling collection. The Kardashian trio: Kourtney, Kim and Khloe have teamed up with Farouk Systems Inc. to launch Kardashian Beauty, a line of styling products, tools and accessories debuting in Spring 2015. I don't know if it will give all their buyers amazing hair like theirs, but hey, it's a start.

I've been in a vintage vibe lately. One of my style included this dress from Ironhead Vintage. The Baltimore based online retailer invited me to check out their site , which offers  both men's and women's clothing, to see if anything caught my eye. I was really hard to resist getting another graphic tee, especially tee they have some really awesome ones. (Check out these: Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, and Michael Jackson) Instead, I opted for this black and white patterned peplum dress.

Come on out and celebrate the launch of the 9WInStyle Fall Collection on Thursday, August 14. Get exclusive styling tips from InStyle's Senior Market Editor, Dana Avidan-Cohn and receive a luxe gift bag filled with InStyle's must-have's of the season with any purchase $75 and over, while supplies last. Make sure to RSVP to NineWest_philadelphia@timeinc.com reserve your spot today. Get there early, hang out, and have fun. I hope to see you there!

This is a sponsored post for Single Edition Media on behalf of InStyle & 9West.

The Rittenhouse Hotel, one of Philadelphia's most recognized landmarks will soon be adding an all new spa, health club and salon to its list of amenities. It will be the first of its kind in Philadelphia and is sure to set the bar high for those to come. Last week, we were invited to experience one of the spa's most innovative and highly acclaimed treatments, The HydrafacialThe process begins with a gentle cleansing and exfoliation of your skin to remove dead skin cells and impurities and reveal fresh, radiant skin. Next, they perform a gentle acid peel to loosen dirt and debris from your pores without irritating your skin. Afterwards, a high-tech vortex suction technology is used to painlessly clean your pores. Finally, your skin is hydrated, soothing it with antioxidants and hyaluronic acid that nourish and protect your skin.

I feel like the summer months have the most national (insert theme here) days. Speaking of which today is National Underwear Day and Spanx is celebrating with the go-to for Gwyneth, the must-have for Madonna and the only thing Oprah wears—the Spanx Power Pantieswhich is New & Slimproved by the way! Check out some of the newest features!

  • Slims tummy through thighs! All-around shaping ensures a flawless figure every time
  • 4-way stretch—fits like a second skin!
  • Amazing feel on the body! So comfortable, you'll forget you have it on
  • Patented double-layer design ensures a bulge-free look on legs

Philadelphia's Raheem Johnson & LA's Kenya Kinski
To celebrate the opening of UNIQLO's newest stores in Boston, LA, and Philadelphia, UNIQLO recently announced the faces of their Fall/Winter 2014 "People Campaign". Aligning with the company’s LifeWear philosophy, the cast features a variety of forward thinking, socially conscious, “next generation” icons in art, food, technology, sports and entertainment. Raheem Johnson and Glenn Howerton, were chosen to represent the Philadelphia area. Raheem Johnson is a self-taught artist born and raised in West Philadelphia and Glen Howerton is an actor/producer who co-created and co-stars in FX's "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia". The campaign will be featured in UNIQLO stores and pop-ups, as well as in print media, online and on social media channels. 
Boston's Kristen Kish & Philadelphia's Glen Howerton

Just another inspirational quote pinned on the Fashion of Philly Say What Pinterest Board! Hope your week is off to a great start!
#RockportChallenge Shoe Giveaway
Earlier this week, I posted a a few wedding outfit inspiration pics featuring Rockport's Seven to 7 Peep Toe Wedges. As a part of the #RockportChallenge, I would like to extend an opportunity for you to try out how comfortable Rockport's Seven to 7 collection is for yourself. We'll be giving away one pair of either color seen above to 5 different winners. To enter the giveaway simply follow the rules in the widget below. The more tasks you complete the greater your chance of winning. I can't wait to congratulate the winners!

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