Fashion of Philly: July 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

If you missed: The Pizza Olympics

Just a sampling.
Let's just say, if you're a true pizza fan, you won't want to miss it again! The event was held at Penn's Landing Caters and hosted 15 restaurants competing for the bronze, silver and gold of seven themed categories. Attendees were invited to taste and vote for their favorite in best crust, best white pizza, and best creative topping to name a few. Some of my favorites were from SliCE (Rittenhouse, South Philly), Pete's Famous Pizza (21 & Arch) & Paulie's (11th and Chestnut). Want to check out the winners? Head over to SouthPhillyReview.com for the results and then host your own tasting party.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

My Experience with the Galaxy S5

In October, my 2-year cell phone contract will be up and I'll be on the prowl looking for a new phone. Thankfully, I've been working with Verizon Wireless and testing out a few of the hottest phones on the market. I am loving this because I get the opportunity to really become hands on with the phone, learn about all of it's tricks and gadgets, and when the time is right make the right discussion on which phone is best for me and my lifestyle.

#RockportChallenge: Summer Wedding


We're approaching the last month of summer and the end of wedding season. You've already wore a few of your favorite outfits to the earlier summer weddings and ideas may be starting to run low. Well here's one tip you could use when trying to find a stylish end of summer wedding look. Try to start with the shoes!


Monday, July 28, 2014

S/S 2015 Trend Forecasting

Spring/Summer 2015 Trend Forecasting with Diamondere

Even though we're not even out of July yet, I'm already getting excited for NYFW! The street style, the fashion shows and let's not forget the after-parties keep fashionistas glued to their timeline wanting more. But what if you had the chance to predict which trends could be shown on the runway? I chose three different trends: Minimal Sport, Artisan Adventure, and Retro Ready and completed each look by pairing them with stunning jewelry from Diamondere.com. Now I'll explain why I picked each trend and the jewelry to accessorize them.

In the Nude

In the Nude

If you haven't heard, things are toning down a bit for Fall and nude makeup and nail colors are the look for beauty! Just in time for the upcoming season, the recently released Nud-est nail polish collection from Crabtree & Evelyn will keep you on trend. Available in four shades: Alabaster, Peaches & Cream, Almond, and Mocha, these colors give you lasting color that looks great on anyone and with anything. For only $6 each, you can pick up a few at Crabtree & Evelyn stores and online at crabtree-evelyn.com

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Concert Tees & Destressed Jean


Lately I've been on the hunt for a better fitting pair of jeans. Denim season is quickly approaching so I figured I'd get a head start. These distressed light denim jeans from H&M are a great transitional pair to have for those last few weeks of summer into early fall. Another thing I've been craving is a classic style rock concert tee or tank. Even though I've never been to a Blondie concert, this one, also from H&M, will have to do. (You can find a similar tank here.)

Au Revoir Alice


Last week my blogging sister Alice Chan of dalabooh.com left the USA to return to her home in France. This video not only shows how much fun we've had together, but also a preview of what's to come in the future. Make sure you check out her site dalabooh.com, her YouTube channel for awesome nail tutorials, and her Instagram account to be apart of her journey! I can't wait to visit her in France! 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Christina Perri Ticket 24-hr Giveaway

Exciting news! Fashion of Philly will be giving away 2 tickets to the Christina Perri Concert Friday, July 25 in Atlantic City! This will be a social media contest so to enter simply retweet the following message below! For more information, visit ticketmaster.com! The contest will end Thursday, July 24 at 11:59 pm. Happy Entering!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Farm to Fork Week


This week begins Farm to Fork Week, when 45 local restaurants from the South Jersey area offer four-course summer-themed meals for $35 with a few of them offering a $25 menu. Last week we were invited to Duffield's Farm so that we could get a preview of what the public will be tasting. SJ (South Jersey) Hot Chefs put together a well rounded dining experience for anyone wanting to get a taste of local, fresh cuisine. Some of the featured chefs at the preview event were from: Carolina Blue, The Telford Inn, La Esperanza, and Anthony's. Each dish was incredible and prepared to excite your taste buds. I feel like when fresh ingredients are used in a dish, it just looks more colorful!

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Beauty Diaries: Prime Duo


Prime Duo

On any given day I could be running around the city, taking my son to summer day activities, or hanging out with friends and family, so I need something that would keep my makeup in tact. When the weather this hot, getting your make-up to stay put can be a challenge, but this summer, I've been loving these two primer products.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Simply Put, I Just Need These

South Moon Under

Spotted these two tanks in South Moon Under on Chestnut Street last week and I just can't stop thinking about how much I need them. I have to admit, I'm such a sucker for graphic tees/tanks and anything with cleaver sayings on them. If you're headed to the Drake vs. Lil' Wayne concert in August, what better way to show you're a fan of his sometimes emotional music. Both of these musical influenced tanks can be found at South Moon Under locations or online.

Shop the look:
Don't Worry Be Yonce
Don't Drake and Drive

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Let's Shop Philly: H&M Cherry Hill Mall


Who's ready for another H&M celebration? That's right we're doing it again! This time we're in Jersey at the Cherry Hill Mall to celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of their newly designed store. If you missed how the last event went, click here to check it out! It was tons of fun, so you don't want to miss out. Don't forget to bring a bag of used/unwanted clothing to donate to H&M Conscious, so you'll receive a 15% off coupon for your next purchase!

The rules are the same as last time, so here's how to enter:
  1. Take a selfie on Instagram in your favorite H&M summer outfit.
  2. Make sure to tag @HM and @FashionofPhilly and include the hashtag #hmlovessummer! (This must be included to be entered in the contest.)
  3. I will choose five winners before the grand opening and five more winners in-line during the grand opening to receive a $100 H&M gift card and style consultation by me!
  4. If you're a winner, you'll receive a comment on your selfie letting you know that you've won!
  5. You must be able to attend the store opening to redeem you prize.
Remember to get there early! Be creative, have fun, and I can't wait to see your selfies and you on Thursday!

Monday, July 14, 2014

What to Wear: Philly Sips


What to Wear: CCD Sips

The summertime isn't just a great time to explore the city, but also a chance to take advantage of some of the great events and specials Philadelphia offers. One of them is Center City District Sips, which is kind of like a city wide happy hour when some of Philadelphia's hottest bars and restaurants offer $5 cocktails, $4 wine, $3 beer and half-priced appetizers 5-7pm every Wednesday, all summer long! When hopping around and getting some yummy eats, you'll want to dress appropriately so wearing a pair of comfortable leather flats is key. This pair from T&N are cute and stylish, especially with the gold detailing on the heel. (Keep reading to find out how you can enter to win a pair for yourself.)

#FOPSummer: Bathroom Travel Essentials


On my quick getaway to Ocean City, Maryland, I made sure to pack a few of my favorite bathroom essentials. Most of these are either new products that I've been sent to review and really enjoyed them or products that have always been a favorite of mine.

Show Your Love


Happy Monday Everyone! Fashion of Philly has been nominated to win Philly's Best Blogger on PHL 17's Philly Hot List! Voting is open now until September 7, 2014 and we would really love your support! To cast your vote, click here --->> BEST Local Blogger!!! Don't forget to share and as always thanks for all your support!!!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Let's Shop Philly: H&M 1530 Chestnut Street

 
The Grand Re-Opening of the H&M 1530 Chestnut store was tons of fun! Fashion lovers enjoyed exclusive store opening prices, music by DJ Rashaun, and even an ice cream treat with their purchase! The coolest part, we rewarded 10 of our readers and followers with $100 gift cards and early access to the store before the mad rush! Many stood in line for hours to receive a goodie bag with scratch offs with a hidden value. If you're in the Philadelphia area, stop by their newly re-modeled location at 1530 Chestnut Street! As always stay connected to Fashion of Philly because there more fun and exclusive giveaways to come very soon! 
This was only the beginning of the line.
Quick Pic with the H&M Crew!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

9 Shades to Try This Summer

9 SUNGLASS STYLES TO TRY THIS SUMMER

I can't leave the house without one of my favorite summer accessories, sunglasses! From funky to hipster to classic, you can have lots of fun experimenting and trying different styles. One of my favorite silhouettes is the aviator. I just can't resist that sleek frame. What are some of your favorite styles of sunglasses?

Shop the Look:

Monday, July 7, 2014

H&M Grand Re-Opening: 1530 Chestnut St + Contest


I'm so excited to be working with H&M to celebrate their store opening on Thursday, July 10! Their store at 1530 on Chestnut Street in Philadelphia has received a makeover and is ready to re-open to the public for more awesome summer shopping! To join in on the fun, Fashion of Philly will be at the grand reopening event starting at 10 a.m. and hosting not one, but two contest! Five winners will be pick before the opening and five winners during the opening!

Here's how to enter:

  1. Take a selfie on Instagram in your favorite H&M summer outfit.
  2. Make sure to tag @HM and @FashionofPhilly and include the hashtag #hmlovessummer! (This must be included to be entered in the contest.)
  3. I will choose five winners before the grand opening and five more winners in-line during the grand opening to receive a $100 H&M gift card and style consultation by me!
  4. If you're a winner, you'll receive a comment on your selfie letting you know that you've won!
  5. You must be able to attend the store opening to redeem you prize.
As with any H&M store opening, there will  be tons of fun, music and prizes! Plus if you bring a bag of used/unwanted clothing to donate to H&M Conscious, you will receive a coupon for 15% off your next purchase! So what are you waiting for? Let's go take some H&M summer selfies!!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

#FOPSummer Scents

Summer Scents

July is here and mostly everyone is thinking, summer vacation! Make sure you stay fresh during your travels with these three amazing fragrances. 

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