Fashion of Philly: March 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Beauty Diaries: MUFE HD Blush Giveaway!!!


Sorry for putting this post up so late in the day, but I'm happy to close out this month's Beauty Diaries with a giveaway!!! I want to give one of my readers the opportunity to win a New Make Up For Ever HD Blush ($26) and a Make Up For Ever Double-ended Sculpting Brush ($53) just in time for spring! These are currently two of my favorite beauty products and I hope they'll become yours, too! To enter, simply follow the instructions found in the widget below. Can't wait to see who wins!!!


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Friday, March 28, 2014

#FashionFriday: Stuart Weitzman



Stuart Weitzman 
Have you started shopping for spring/summer shoes yet? I know for some of us it still may be a little early, but these styles from Stuart Weitzman scream "Buy Me Now"! These hand-painted floral python pumps add an unique feminine touch to the lady-like stiletto.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

#BromstadforNaturalizer


Naturalizer's has collaborated with HGTV interior designer David Bromstad for their Spring 2014 collection. Much like he does for his clients on HGTV's Color Splash, David created a painting for Naturalizer with a fresh emotive twist. He worked closely with the brand to use the print on the shoes and accessories that are part of the collection.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A Day at Lush Spa Philadelphia


Come along with me as I take an extremely relaxing trip to the Lush Spa in Philadelphia. Each treatment is unique and personalize to suit your needs. The treatment I got was called The Spell which is a foot treatment meant to benefit the entire body. My favorite part about the experience, besides the actual massage, was going around the shop and selecting the items needed for the treatment. It allowed me to learn a lot more about the products and their benefits. Some of which, are exclusive to Lush Spa locations. 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Celeb Look for Less: Mandy Moore


We adore Mandy Moore's effortless look. Mixing textures like denim, lace, and leather is a genius way to some off your playful style. The denim jacket is a mus- have staple every gal should have. This one from Target does just the trick for only $30. Even though denim on denim trend is being embraced, I find myself pairing my denim jacket with any but jeans. Instead try a leather skirt like this one or a colored pair of trousers.

Shop the Look:

  1. Target Merona Women's Denim Jacket $30
  2. Dorothy Perkins Ivory Lace Front Tee $35
  3. House of Fraser Atelier 61 Leather Look Pencil Skirt $50
  4. Nordstrom BP 'Melanie' Pointy Toe Pump $35


Monday, March 24, 2014

Converse POP-IN at Nordstrom

Old Man & The Sea by Eddie Kihm
Converse and Nordstrom have released a capsule collection of limited edition sneakers featuring orginal artwork from some of today's up and coming artist from around the country. These kicks will be available exclusively at Pop-In Shops in select Nordstrom locations in the artist home city. The collection is limited to only 30 pairs per style so you'll want to grab them fast. The first launch kicked off last Friday, March 21 featuring artist Eddie Kihm at the King of Prussia location.

The Beauty Diaries: Make Up For Ever HD Blush


Make Up For Ever recently launched their new HD Blush line and we were invited to get a first look at the Make Up For Ever store in the King of Prussia Mall. Available in 16 shades, the HD Blush ($26) is a light and creamy formula that blends seamlessly into skin for natural-looking color. It is definitely one of my beauty must-haves for spring. I actually have it in two shades: 510-Raspberry and 410-Coral, which I love!

Friday, March 21, 2014

#FashionFriday: Mason Stanley


Festival season is coming and what better way to accent your look then with unique jewelry. Designed and made in Los Angeles, Mason Stanley recently launch their collection of delicate, easy to wear fine jewelry that is the epitome of California Cool. Co-Founders and Designers, Brooke Taylor and Jessica Stanley are California natives who create pieces that are classic and timeless with an edge. Their line is extremely versatile and could easily take you from the beach to the city.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Get Organized this Spring

Happy Spring Everyone! It's the first day of spring and that usually means Spring Cleaning! I'm sure for most of us our closets can use a little extra love and maintenance so I wanted to share with you my Top 5 Favorite Products from The Container Store to help you stay fashionable and get organized this season.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Limited Edition: Henri Bendel Gift with Purchase


Starting tomorrow, Thursday, March 20th through April 3rd, shop Henri Bendel online or at their Cherry Hill or King of Prussia Mall locations and receive this limited edition canvas Henri Bendel Tote with your purchase of $150 or more. This promo is only available once a year so don't miss out on this special offer!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Celeb Look for Less: Alessandra Ambrosio

Supermodel, Alessandra Ambrosio has been pretty busy lately with the launch of her new collection Ale by Alessandra available on ShopPlanetBlue.com. With pieces ranging from $60 to $258, not everyone will be able to afford to wear her clothes, but with this Look for Less you can grab her style at a more affordable price.

Shop the Look:

  • Forever 21 Glitzy Chronograph Watch $23.80 
  • ASOS Heart Choker Locket Necklace $11.29
  • Fossil Glitz Bar Pendant Necklace $38
  • Aeropostale Long Sleeve Bleached Chambray Woven Shirt $21.80
  • JCPenney Mixit Pyramid Stud T-Strap Sandals $24
  • Khol's ELLE Clara Mini Flap Crossbody Bag $41.30
  • Banana Republic Knot Bracelet $35
  • Khol's Fantas-Eyes Floral Oversized Sunglasses $12
  • Mango Jeans $59.99
  • H&M Jersey Top $9.95

Monday, March 17, 2014

Ami Clubwear Gift Card Giveaway


Today is the last day to enter our Instagram Ami Clubwear $50 Gift Card Giveaway! Make sure you repost, comment and tag for your chance to win!

The Beauty Diaries: Maybelline Fit Me Blush

The Maybelline Fit Me Blush in Deep Wine is probably one of my favorite shades to wear during the colder months. I love to wear this shade when I'm wearing darker colors especially black. This shade is also very natural looking on darker complexions. It comes with a small brush, but I like to use my angled brush instead. I really do love this color, how easily it applies and how long it last. I would definitely recommend this line to anyone looking to try out new blush products. Don't forget to stop by next week for another post in The Beauty Diaries!

Friday, March 14, 2014

#FashionFriday: Hernan Lander F/W 2014


Hernan Lander's Fall/Winter 2014 line was inspired by architecture and the beauty and power in simple materials. The collection is both flattering and intriguing mixing the classic prints with geometric shapes and interesting cuts. Even though the collection is very dark it still has a very feminine side. If I had to pick a favorite piece, it would have to be the houndstooth moto jacket with the cutouts. I just love the element of surprise. Want to see more from Hernan Lander, watch this video!



Thursday, March 13, 2014

Live the Look Style + Giveaway


When we were going to check out Buick at The Philadelphia Auto Show, I wanted to wear something comfortable and warm, so put on this cozy sweater I got from LivetheLook.com. Since the sweater was loose, I paired it with Rag & Bone jeans and lace up booties from Steve Madden. To see some of the other items I picked up from Live the Look, check out this video below. Also right now until Sunday, March 16, we'll be giving away 5 $100 gift cards for LivetheLook.com.


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

#EttikaArmParty Pre-Party

Ettika is having another #EttikaArmParty, but first they want to see how you would describe what an Ettika Arm Party looks like!   Maybe its photos of people wearing their very own Ettika... maybe its images of what that might look from our web images from Ettika.com... maybe its a vibe... or a quote...  we are curious to know what people think! All you have to do is use #EttikaArmParty with their image (tagging @Ettika, of course) starting now until Monday, March 17th on any of our social media sites.  We will tag 3 winners before our party!  Its THAT easy (and fun!). Hope to chat with you on Monday!

Vineyard Hill Naturals

Vineyard Hill Naturals
Heighten your sense of smell with the invigorating aromas of Vineyard Hill Naturals soy wax candles. Their Classic Jar Collection will have your home ready for spring/summer with scents like Luscious Fresh Pineapple, Juicy Fresh Orange, Sweet Red Currant and Pure Meyer Lemon. I'm sure you'll enjoy Vineyard Hill Natural’s custom, first-class soy wax blend made with only the finest, ultra pure ingredients. This collection, like all Vineyard Hill Naturals fragrances, are free of parabenssodium lauryl sulfatepetroleum/mineral oil and phthalates.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Celeb Look for Less: Jessica Biel


Celeb Look for Less: Jessica Biel


Jessica Biel seems comfortable in this look she was spotted in last week. Mixing blues and browns never looked so easy as it does here. The best thing about the look is the neutral accessories that can easily be worn again and again. This tan belt from Aero is a great buy for only $8 and I love the elastic in the back making it a good piece for dresses and pants. Which item is your favorite?

Shop the Look:

Monday, March 10, 2014

The Beauty Diaries: L'Oreal Paris Souffle Blush


If you watched the video we posted last week, you know that one of the blush products up for review is the L'Oreal Magic Smooth Souffle Blush. This is the first time I've tried a blush with a whipped texture. It's very light and fluffy to the touch and finishes like a powder. The color I picked up from Ulta is Cherbic which is a pretty pink color. How I like to apply this blush is just by simply dabbing my finger in the souffle and putting it on my cheeks. Afterwards, I'll blend it in with a makeup brush. I really enjoy using the L'Oreal Magic Smooth Souffle Blush and wouldn't mind purchasing it again.

If you have a favorite blush product that you've been using, feel free to share in a comment below!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

9W♥InStyle Collection


This Friday, InStyle will be launching a new collection with Nine West! The 18 style collection will be available online, in U.S. boutiques and in select stores in Canada, Spain, United Kingdom, Turkey, and Mexico.  9WInStyle represents the first editor-designed partnership that combines the industry insight of InStyle’s fashion editors with Nine West’s footwear and accessories expertise. For the first time, the collection will feature a fashion-forward cuff ($88) and portfolio clutch ($129) that further allows consumers to effortlessly integrate runway inspired trends into their everyday wardrobe. 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Celeb Look for Less: Kate Mara


This cold weather just won't let up, but soon we're hoping to make the transition from winter to spring. In the meantime, peep this Look for Less from "House of Cards" star, Kate Mara. With some layers and a floppy beanie, this look is perfect for running some errands. The Checked Coat from VJ Style is great for wearing alone or layered under a bigger coat for extra warmth. Be prepared to walk thru any weather with a pair of patent leather loafer. We loved these from ASOS! Want extra chains? Visit your art & craft store and make it a DIY project.

Shop the Look:

Monday, March 3, 2014

The Beauty Diaries: Blush Intro


It's a new month, which means it's time for a new beauty product on The Beauty Diaries. This month we're exploring blush products. The three brands I'll be reviewing are: Make Up For Ever HD Blush, the L'Oreal Magic Smooth Souffle, and the Maybelline FIT me! blush. I'll be posting the results as well as pictures throughout the month of March so make sure you check back every Monday!
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