Fashion of Philly: April 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Eva Mendes for New York & Company

Eva Mendes for New York & Company
Set to hit stores this week, Eva Mendes releases a beautiful collection for NY&Company! I just can't get enough of the cobalt blue tribal prints. They're so eye-catching! Also blending well with the collection, you'll find other natural colors making it easy to mix & match different looks throughout. And no look would be complete without a few accessories. From tiered earrings to wooden stackable bracelets and even a few statement necklaces, this collection is fitting for fashionable woman in your life or better yet, you!

5 Ways to Wear Your Favorite T-Shirt


The weather is getting warmer and it's the perfect time to throw on your favorite graphic tee! Check out 5 different ways you can style your favorite tee this season! Let us know which one is your fav in a comment below!

#1 - Dynamite Meow Tee (http://bit.ly/1nKMlHA)
#2 - Ben Jammin Tee from Aphillyated (http://bit.ly/1lL1cox)
#3 - The Home T *Benefits the MS Foundation (http://bit.ly/1ij4soJ)
#4 - Philadelphia Baller Skyline Tee from Aphillyated (http://bit.ly/1rqVojc)
#5 - Black is Such a Happy Color Tee from Dynamite (http://bit.ly/1nKMlHA)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Which Kushyfoot Girl are You?


Kushyfoot Girl


Spring is the perfect time of the year to break out your favorite pair of flats whether they're ballet flats, causal sneakers, dress or oxfords. And with so many new styles out, you just might want to pick up a new pair for the season. If you're looking to treat yourself to a new pair, I found the perfect solution to help break them in. Kushyfoot's spring line has some really good options no matter what style you're into.

Look for Less: Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses

Look for Less: Mirrored Sunglasses

Aviators are my favorite shape of sunglasses. They're classic and stylish with a bit of rockstar flare! Lately I've been obsessing over these mirrored aviators from Michael Kors, especially in the blue. However, if you're the type to always misplace your shades or break them, here's a sweet alternative from ShopAkria.com that will have you looking just as cool.

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Beauty Diaries: Eco-Friendly Prize Pack


If you been enjoy our reviews this Earth month on Eco-Friendly brands, you should get excited because we're going to give you the chance to win some of the featured products. One winner will be winning a prize pack containing something special from Lush, Michael Todd True Organics, and Keep Buzzin Body Products! To have your chance at winning simply complete the task in the widget below.

#RockportChallenge Part I


Who doesn't love a challenge? Especially one that includes shoes! Rockport invited me to challenge my shoes to a day of comfort. Their Seven to 7 line is all about being able to feel comfortable and stylish in your shoes all day! There's so many things I love about their High Plain Pump from the color to the unique technology. Rockport has partnered with Adidas to create ADIPRENE, a Highly shock-absorbent cushioning to protect the heel at impact and ADIPRENE+, which provides a Resilient forefoot cushion to a provide a responsive, dynamic push-off. It's like running sneakers for high heels. These shoes also contain a super soft NanoGLIDE lining to help to reduce friction and increase abrasion resistance so you don't have to worry about getting those nasty blisters.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Color Me Bad...Or Good?

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Brightly colored tresses have been trending in the hair world lately. From vivid pinks to hues of blue, coloring your hair has stepped up to a whole 'nother level. Celebs like Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry, who recently dyed her hair green for St. Patty's day, have been known for expressing their creativity when it comes to their hair styling. 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Drink Up with Vemma


Every year there's a new "super food" out there that everyone seems to be obsessed with. (Remember last year's coconut craze?) This year, it's all about Mangosteen, an exotic rare fruit native to Southeast Asia. It has been hailed the "Queen of Fruits" because of its health benefits on everything from anti-aging, weight loss, boosting your immune system and much more.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Get Ready with Me Video - Nat's Everyday Look



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Here's a list of the products listed below:
1.MAC Pro Longwear concealer- NW25
2.Urban Decay- Eyeshadow Primer Eden
3.Urban Decay -Naked 3 Palette
    1. Trick Eyeshadow
    2. Strange Eyeshadow
    3.Buzz Eyeshadow
4. Loreal  The Infallible Blackbuster Eyeliner (Black)
5.MAC Pro Longwear Eye Liner -Black Ice
6.MAC Studio Fix Fluid- NW22
7. Maybelline The Mega Plush  Mascara- Black
8.Make Up For Ever- HD Blush -
   1. 315
    2.410
9.MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural powder -Medium plus
10.Make up For Ever- HD Pressed Powder
11. Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick -450 Mauve Mania

Monday, April 21, 2014

Earth Day Specials

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We've searched the net to find some fun freebies happening today for Earth Day! From Anthropologie to Zoya Nail Polish, see what's up for grabs!

The Beauty Diaries: Keep Buzzin Body Products

Products Sent c/o Keep Buzzin' Body Products

Looking for a body cream that's not only good for you, but does good? Introducing Keep Buzzin' Body Products which are made from 100% natural ingredients and have teamed up with Food for the Poor to give back to the global community on Earth Day. Now thru May 15, for each $10 jar of hand or foot cream sold online at KeepBuzzinBodyProducts.com, Keep Buzzin will donate $3.78 per jar to Food for the Poor. That's enough to feed one child 60 meals! 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Work Out Coachella Style

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Get in shape while working up a sweat Coachella style! If you're like most of us and can't make it for the second week of Coachella, SWEAT Fitness is offering a special Coachella ride this Thursday, April 17th at their Fitler Square location from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Cycle to the music of Coachella artist like Pharrell Williams, Outkast, and Ellie Goulding while getting your body in shape for those crop tops and cut off shorts.

This class is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. Attendees are encouraged to wear Coachella-inspired ensembles - best dressed will win a free personal training session! Rocking your most stylish floral headband could lead to you getting your body in rocking shape, just in time for any other musical festivals you might be hitting this summer! 

Celeb Look for Less: Jessica Alba

The MTV Movie Awards aired last weekend and while many celebrities were dressed to impressed, Jessica Alba's look was as adorable as always. This spring/summer look easily inspired this week's look for less. With simply pairings like a flared skirt and a simple white tube top, you can easily recreate this style with a few items your may already have in you closet.

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LuLu*s Fashion Face-Off Challenge!

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Are you ready for a Fashion Face-Off Challenge? Find out which style will reign supreme in LuLu*s Fashion Face-Off! Choose your team and enter on LuLu*s Instagram page weekly for a chance to score a $500 gift card! Contest ends on May 9th, so you’ve got plenty of time to get in on the action!


LuLu*s Fashion Face-Off Challenge

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Beauty Diaries: Michael Todd True Organics

Products & Photos C/O Michael Todd
Michael Todd True Organics released their Rose Petal Collection back in February which I am still loving. Their line of organic skincare contains only natural ingredients and excludes harmful parabens, sulfates, and other artificial additives. The rose itself is rich in vitamin A and vitamin C, as well as essential fatty acids which leave the skin with a healthy, glowing complexion. I've been especially loving their Wild Rose Petal Body Wash ($14) made with 70% organic ingredients, rosehip seed oil combines with sunflower, olive and jojoba oils and relaxing lavender and chamomile. Not only is it great for your skin, but it smells amazing! You can also find a Rose Petal Vitamin C Gel Facial Mask ($34) & Damascus Rose Moisturizer ($36) included in the collection as well.

#ALEXANDERWANGxHM

     

Have you heard the news? H&M announced during Coachella over the weekend that Alexander Wang will be the next designer to collaborate with H&M! He will be the first American designer to team up with H&M for their highly anticipated collaboration collections. The Alexander Wang x H&M collection will feature apparel and accessories for women and men. The full collection will be available in 250 H&M stores worldwide, and online starting November 6, 2014.

         
Alexander Wang says, “I am honored to be a part of H&M’s designer collaborations. The work with their team is an exciting, fun process. They are very open to push boundaries and to set a platform for creativity. This will be a great way for a wider audience to experience elements of the Alexander Wang brand and lifestyle.”
H&M’s creative advisor, Margareta van den Bosch feel like "Alexander Wang is one of the most important voices in fashion today. He understands exactly what people want to wear and does it with an energy and passion that’s infectious."
Will you be counting down to be the first in line? 

Emilie M x e.l.f. Cosmetics Giveaway

 



Emilie M. announced that it will be running a spring giveaway with e.l.f. cosmetics. There will be five grand prizes (1 per day) of an Emilie M. Essentials Box ($165), Emilie M. handbag of choice (up to $100), e.l.f. gift set ($75-$100) and $50 e.l.f. gift card. (The total value of this prize is more than $400.) The contest also will offer 50 second-place prizes (10 per day) of a $25 e.l.f. gift card and a $25 Emilie M. gift card. The contest will be active from April 14-18. To enter please visit either www.eyeslipsface.com orwww.emiliemshop.com for details.

Friday, April 11, 2014

#MacysProm

I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere has provided me with compensation for this post about Macy’s. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own. 

Left to Right: Strapless Embellished Cut-Out Gown $229 , Sleeveless Beaded Cut-Out Gown ON SALE $169.15,One-shoulder Jeweled Draped Gown $109

Prom season is here and to help get the ladies ready Macy's put on a Macy's Prom Fashion Show at the King of Prussia Mall. It was really fun to see some of the beautiful gowns and dresses Macy's had to offer and some were even under $99! There were five themed looks shown on the runway: Prom Princess, Pretty in Pink, Shades of Blue, Hollywood Royalty and Vintage Muse. If I had to pick my favorite theme, it would definitely be Hollywood Royalty. Goregous and glamorous, these dresses are for the girl waiting for her red carpet debut. These are just some of the styles found online at Macys.com that matched some of the styles shown during the show.

Left to Right: Beaded Cut-out Halter Gown $209,
One Shoulder Jewel-Trimmed Dress ON SALE $59.99 , Strapless Sequin Gown $299.99

During the fashion show attendees enjoyed the music of Jackson Harris, while afterwards prom goers shopped 'til they dropped. In between finding the perfect dress, shopper could take a break and get a mani, get goofy at the photo booth, or enter to win a beautiful jewelry set from Givenchy. It made me wish that ha events like this when I was getting ready for prom, but nevertheless it was fun to relive the memories.

To see more of Macy's Prom Dresses and Accessories, Style & Beauty Tips here over to Macys.com

#FashionFriday: Lionette by Noa Sade


Continuing our theme of Festival Fashion Inspiration, here is another brand that designs amazing jewelry perfect for the occasion. From hand pieces to jeweled arm wear and even gemed headdresses, Lionette by Noa Sade has everything the free-spirited music lover would need. On the other hand, if you aren't making plays to dance in the sun to electronic beats, their Instagram account contains plenty of other inspiring options you'll love!


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Peter Som for Kohl's Blogger Preview


“I wrote this review while participating in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Kohl's. I attended a live event and received a promotional item to thank me for participating.”

Bring already familiar with Peter Som and his beautiful work as a fashion designer, I was so excited to find out that he was designing a collection for Kohl's Design Nation! I was even more excited when I found out that Mom Central Consulting invited me to a special blogger preview of the new collection at the Kohl's in Jersey City, NJ! During the event, we were given style challenges according to different themes like mixing and matching items from the Peter Som for Kohl's Collection with other pieces found in Kohl's, outfits you could wear to special occasions, and finding that perfect spring break style.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Celeb Look for Less: Solange Knolwes


It's Festival Season so it's only right that we do a Festival Style Celeb Look for Less. This one is inspired from Solange's Coachella look from 2013, but can still be worn today! Since it's paired with a long blazer, this look is easy to transition through spring, summer, and even fall.

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Show your #SmileStyle with Crest 3D Whitestrips


I never used a tooth whiten product before so when I was asked to try out the Crest 3D Whitestrips I was a little nervous, but excited to see the results! First, I made sure I read all the instructions which were really simple. Then, I applied the strips to my teeth. The best thing about these strips is how easy it is to put on and how well they stay in place. When looking for the best time to use your Crest 3D Whitestripes, they recommend not using them right after brushing your teeth so I would use them either after breakfast or lunch. It takes 30 minutes for the whitening process so the in between time is the perfect window to do your hair or makeup. After the 30 minutes is up, simply remove and you're good to go. They come off clean with no residue or mess.

The Beauty Diaries: LUSH

Look on the BrightSide!

For the month of April on The Beauty Diaries, each Monday we're going to be highlighting our favorite Eco-friendly beauty brands. With Earth Day being scheduled on April 22, we would like to dedicate the entire month of April to helping you become more Earth Friendly. To start us of Lush has released a limited edition collection for spring, that we're pretty sure you'll love.

Friday, April 4, 2014

#FashionFriday: Peter Som for Kohl's


This #FashionFriday is a special one because it's celebrating the launch of the Peter Som Collection coming to Kohl's on April 10! The designer has collaborated with Kohl's Design Nation to release a collection of 48 beautiful pieces all under $88!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Eco-Friendly Finds: Kiehl's x TerraCycle

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Consumers who shop at Kiehl’s in Philadelphia can help keep recyclables out of the local landfill by bringing their empty containers to the freestanding stores at 1727 Walnut Street.  As part of the Recycle & Be Rewarded program, Kiehl’s sends shipments of their collected product containers to TerraCycle on a weekly basis, where they are then recycled into new products. Since 2009, Kiehl’s has recycled more than 1.3 million bottles, tubes and other product containers. Kiehl’s is the only beauty brand to collect used consumer products year-round at retail and recycle them with TerraCycle.

South Moon Under in Marlton Celebrates One Year

South Moon Under
South Moon Under, the East Coast’s premier multi-brand shopping destination, known for a unique selection of women’s clothing offered in a high service environment, has officially announced the First Anniversary celebration of their retail location in Marlton, NJ at the Promenade at Sagemore for Saturday, April 5, 2014. 

South Moon Under will celebrate their one year anniversary by offering guests 20% off purchases all day. Additionally, from 12-4, customers will be treated to light bites, refreshments, massages and makeovers from Suede Salon, and a Midori trunk show. Check out footage from last year's grand opening event.

Camo + Over-the-Knee Boots

Gap Blue Camo Tunic/Dress (similar here)  & Boots from Steve Madden
I've been meaning to post these pics for the longest, but we're sometimes we have to play catch up. These pics are actually from NYFW, after checking out a few shows. For a day of running around and stopping at The London NYC, I decide to wear easy to wear something effortless and stylish. I love how this camo print tunic from the Gap, that could be worn as a dress or shirt and I paired it with a pair of over-the-knee boots to keep my legs warm. (Plus a pair flats I stored in my tote bag in between trips.)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

DIY Skin Treatments with Vaseline Jelly

I think it's safe to safe winter is finally over, so now it's time to renew our skin for spring. With just a few inexpensive items including Vaseline Jelly, here are a few at-home moisture recipes to help you easily take care of your skin. Below you'll find a list of the items used in the video and the complete list of Vaseline Jelly Healing Moisture Recipes.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Eco-Friendly Finds: Vineyard Hill Naturals

Since Earth Day is in April, we want to highlight a few of our favorite eco-friendly brands and products with everyone. These products are from Vineyard Hill Naturals. They carry a wide range of products including beauty and home. I recently wrote about their soy wax candle collection here They formulate all products with the best of botanicals, herbal remedies, plant extracts and essentials oils and always free of parabens, phthalates, petroleum and SLS. Proudly grown and forever made in the USA, their bath, body and home essentials are also cruelty-free and dressed in all recyclable material. 

To find out more about Vineyard Hill Naturals, go to www.vineyardhill.com.

Look for Less: Sports Jersey

This week's Look for Less, isn't after a certain celebrity, but this trend has been seen everywhere!!! The Sports Jersey trend has been spotted on some of the fashion industry's most popular bloggers like Song of Style and The Blonde Salad along with your favorite celebs like Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Cara Delevingne. Most of the items can be found on my new online boutique, Jazmine's Boutique! Everything on the shop is priced under $100, so you'll be able to find the most trendy items at amazing prices. I hope you get a chance to check it out!

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