Fashion of Philly: September 2014

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

Disclaimer: I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere has provided me with compensation for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.



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.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Go Sleeveless with Dove Advanced Care

“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." 
Draped Sleeveless Top from H&M (similar here)
Poetic Justice Corrine High Waisted Jeans
Rockport Seven to 7 Wedges 
School is back in session and summer maybe over when you look at the calendar, but clearly the weather is saying something different. That means there’s still some time to squeeze in those summer tanks and sleeveless tops before it’s too late. It also means that if you have not experienced what Dove Advanced Care Deodorant can do for your underarms, now’s your chance.

Jay Godfrey S/S 2015 Presentation


The Jay Godfrey Electric West S/S 2015 Show was full of western elegance. Lace, fringe and embellished fabrics were the majority. One of my favorite looks in collection was a Chevron Sequin Tuxedo (seen below). I don't know what it is, but lately I've been drawn to anything with sequins. I also loved how the fringe was used on the pocho (also seen below) and on the emerald green side fringe gown.


Supima 2014 Design Competition


The 7th Annual Supima Design Competition was held at the Lincoln Center on Thursday, September 4. The fashion competition hosted 6 student designers from all over the U.S. whose designs were only made with Supima cotton.  The event was hosted by Supermodel Coco Rocha and the looks were judged by some top names in fashion such as Bryan Boy and Mary Alice Stephenson. The winner received a $10,000 cash prize.

NYFW S/S '15 Street Style Day 1


New York Fashion Week has officially begun and I'm so happy to be apart of the excitement again this season.  Of course, there were plenty of stylish attendees on the scene to be photographed and in between running back and forth to shows here are a few that caught my eye.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

My Dinner Lab Experience


If you're new to the Philadelphia area or looking for a different dining experience, let me introduce you to Dinner Lab a membership based supper club that features emerging chefs. We were invited to the first ever Dinner Lab hosted in Philly. Usually the dinners are served at unconventional locations, such helipads, warehouse, etc. For this one, we gathered at the Invincible Pictures at Philadelphia Soundstages at 1600 N 5th Street.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Fall Florals


September is here and one of the trends I'm loving for this season is Fall Florals. I picked out this outfit from Boohoo.com. If you've never shopped Boohoo, its a great site to find the latest trends and style at affordable prices.

Monday, September 1, 2014

I'm Engaged!


If you follow me on Instagram, you may already know my exciting news! On August 17, Shariff a.k.a. Sharpshooter, the photographer/videographer for Fashion of Philly proposed in front of a few of our friends and family members at a Jazz festival in my hometown of Willingboro, NJ. It was so sweet and thoughtful. I must admit I was sort of surprised, since we had talked about getting married before, but I had no idea it was going to be that day. I know this is only the beginning and I'm looking forward to sharing more about our journey with you!
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