Fashion of Philly: 2016

Friday, December 30, 2016

Top Ten Post of 2016



This year is coming to a close and what better way to move on to the next than to reflect on the past.  In 2016, we've had a lot of fun, worked with some amazing brands and traveled to some exciting places. Looking back at my goals for 2016, I think I did pretty good. Here's a recap of my goals for 2016!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

High Heel Comfort with Sole Patches

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When comes to attending parties and getting all dressed up for a celebration, usually, us ladies, go for a nice pair of killer heels. Killer as in cute and sometime painful. Why not ease the feeling of being uncomfortable with Sole Patches.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

{Dining} Common Wealth Philadelphia


If you're looking for a taste of Coastal Carolina cooking with a flair, look no further than Common Wealth Philadelphia. We were recently invited to this amazing restaurant located in Old City, Philadelphia to try their newest menu. (Caution: The following pics may cause your mouth to water.)

Sunday, December 18, 2016

{Lifestyle} 5 Tech Toys for Adults

5 Tech Toys for Adults

So many great tech gadgets come out this time of year because not only are they fun to have, but they could make a great surprise for someone you love. Here are 5 tech toys perfect adults!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

(LinksILove} StyleWe.com


If you seen my #FashionFriday post two weeks ago, this site may sound familiar. StyleWe is an online boutique with amazing fashion pieces from dresses to accessories. The items are unique and playful and you'll easily find yourself visiting this site back again and again.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

{Dining} The Boathouse

Special thanks to The Boathouse Orlando for making this post possible.


When you're walking around Disney Springs, you can't help, but to notice a big crowd gathered around one of the newest spots to open at Disney Springs. The Boathouse is half gourmet restaurant, half special attraction and it is something not to be missed. During my last visit, we were invited to check out the venue and experience their mouthwatering cuisine.

Monday, December 12, 2016

3 Beauty Oils to Try This Winter


Are you a fan of beauty/facial oils? At first, I wasn't. The thought of putting more oil on my face, when that's what most of us are trying to avoid was crazy to me, but believe it or not they do some good. Here are three different oils I've been loving on my skin lately and how to use them.

Friday, December 9, 2016

#FashionFriday: Nice Day in December


Ironically, I saw my first flurries of the season today in contrast of when we took these pictures. I think it was Fall's last hurrah of beautiful weather. Even though winter isn't my favorite season, it does have a few things I love like snow (that melts in the morning haha), baking cookies and other goodies, hot cocoa, and sweaters...comfy, cozy sweaters. 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

{Links I Love} Orchard Mile

This is a sponsored post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

{Links I Love} OrchardMile.com

This time of year people love to get together with friends and family. In my family, my sisters and I are very close. We like to meet up at each others houses for dinner or drinks and just enjoy each others company. Sometimes I think it's the cold weather that draws us closer. We all have different personalities and unique taste and while checking out OrchardMile.com, I found something I think each of us would love. You may even find a item or two you'll want for yourself or for that special lady (or ladies) in your life.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Darius Reviews: Kurio Watch


My son Darius was recently selected by MetroKids Magazine to review the Kurio Smartwatch! He was extremely happy about this because he's been wanting to review toys for a sometime now and what kid wouldn't. The Kurio Smartwatch is a great accessories for kids because it has Bluetooth communication, learning apps and of course games. Be sure to head over to MetroKids to read his full review and many more.

Friday, December 2, 2016

#FashionFriday: Neon Peacoat


Happy December Everyone! The cold weather is starting to creep in and sometimes one of the biggest challenges is not losing your style in a big winter coat. I'm always on the lookout for warm, cute coats to wear in the winter months because there's no escaping it. It's great to have at least one heavy duty winter coat, but it's even better to be able to switch it up every now and then. StyleWe has a ton of stylish outerwear at affordable prices that I'm obsessed with.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

{Dining} Blaze Pizza Disney Springs


If you know me, you know I love me some pizza! So when Blaze Pizza was open to hosting me for a bite to eat, I was beyond excited! Blaze Pizza is one of the only pizza spots were you can enjoy freshly made pizza baked to perfection in 180 seconds! Incredible, I know! And once you get a taste, you'll quickly realize why the line is always out the door.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

{Shopping Destinations} Kneipp King of Prussia Mall


When I first heard that Kneipp (pronounce Ken-nype) was opening a new store in the King of Prussia Mall, I wasn't really sure what to expect. Then I found out my good friend Donna was going to be the store manager and I knew it had to be good. If you're not familiar with Kneipp, it is more than just another body and bath brand. It is a lifestyle! 

Monday, November 28, 2016

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

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Monday, November 21, 2016

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Fun Times Around Disney Springs


Usually the day we get to Orlando, we start our fun with a walk around Disney Springs (formally called Downtown Disney). If you haven't had the opportunity to see the complete makeover, it is amazing! Disney Springs has everything you'll love from gourmet restaurants like Morimoto and The Boathouse to designer shopping from Coach and Vince Camuto. If you're not in the mood to have a full on sit down dinner, you can try a few of the many tasty treats located around Disney Springs. Here are just a few my family enjoyed, during our most recent visit.

Friday, November 18, 2016

#FashionFriday: eShakti

This post was made possible by eShakti.com.
Did you ever wish you could customize a look just the way you like it? Then it's time you visit eShakti.comthe only online women's fashion apparel company offering sizes 0-36W & custom clothing. It was great to go online, select a look I loved and be able to add my own twist to it. The website is easy to navigate with tons of beautiful styles to choose from whether it be a skirt, jacket or even denim. 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

How to Plan a Successful Road Trip to Disney


My family and I have probably driven to Orlando more than the average people in the past 2 years. The drive from New Jersey to Orlando takes about 15 hours and by now I think it's safe to say we pretty much got this down packed. Here are some tips for planning a successful road trip to Orlando!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

20 Cashmere Sweaters Under $100


It's officially sweater weather and no one can resist the touch and feel of cashmere. They're super soft, comfortable and some are now even machine washable. This amazing fabric doesn't just come in  frumpy style any more, but a wide range of looks from cropped to one of this season's hottest trends, the cold shoulder cashmere sweater from Neiman Marcus. With so many to choose from, I'm sure you'll find one you'll love or one perfect for someone special.

Find even more deals here: Black Friday Countdown: Extra 40% Off Women's Cashmere w/ code COUNTDOWN

5 Ways to Stay Fresh While on the Go


After driving to Orlando at least 5 times in the last 2 years, I've gathered a few favorites when it comes to staying and feeling fresh during the 15 hour drive. I know it sounds, really long, but believe me it's not that bad. If you're thinking about conquering the road trip, here are just some things you might wanna take along. Also be sure to come back later on this week, for 10 tips on how to have a successful road trip to Disney!

Monday, November 14, 2016

#ManiMonday: Surya Brasil


Happy Mani Monday Everyone! After a wonderful week long vacation, I'm in definite need of a manicure and I recently caught word of a 100% natural, vegan and organic nail polish collection by Surya Brasil. I never knew there was a polish that could cover all three bases. Their Exotic Animals Nail Care Collection is made up of beautiful shades that will leave your nails feeling beautiful and healthy! Each one of these polishes is named after an exotic animal from around the world like Chameleon (Metallic Green), Coral Snake (Intense Coral), and Flamingo (Bright Pink).

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Metallic Lips with Hard Candy



The new season brings new lip trends and metallic lips happen to be one of them.  Hard Candy has an amazing collection of Metallic Mousse Matte Lip Colors that you're sure to love for Fall. Hard Candy sent me 3 beautiful shades to try out! I really loved the colors and more importantly how they didn't dry out my lips or make them look ashy. If you're interested in trying out this trend, here are 3 things to keep in mind.

Monday, October 31, 2016

{Fashion Trend} Just a lil' Leopard

Just a lil' leopard.

Leopard is another fun fall print soon to catch your eye. For whatever reason, Jersey girls always become associated for wearing leopard print, so I guess they'll be right on trend. When I first started writing this post, I didn't think I had much leopard print, but after thinking about it, I realized I have not one, but two leopard print maxi dresses, both from H&M (don't ask). Leopard print booties I picked up at Nordstrom Rack for an amazing price. And one of my favorite leopard print pieces is a Coach wristlet (seen here) I purchased last year while Black Friday shopping at the Woodbury Commons Simon Premium Outlets in Central Valley, New York.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Career Wardrobe Empowering Tea & Fashion Show


Career Wardrobe will be having their annual Empowering Tea and Fashion Show, Saturday, October 29, from 12-3p.m. to celebrate Career Wardrobe's expansion into the Southeastern Pennsylvania! The event will be held in Delaware County at the Radnor Hotel in Wayne, PA! As a Wardrobe Boutique Ambassador, I am happy to announce that I will be modeling in the fashion show and I hope to see you there! Keep reading for more info!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

My Kid's Style: Boden. Primark. Museum Tee.


Before school season started, I worked on a campaign with Boden Mini and I'm still obsessing over their clothes. Since then, I've had a few more guilt trips back to the site to get a some more of their amazing clothes. That day we went to the museum, Darius wore his pair of Boden Slim denim jeans with leather hi-top sneakers. He likes them because he doesn't have to worry about laces, I love them because they're durable and stylish. Thankfully, it was a beautiful day, so he picked out his Dinosaur themed museum t-shirt, thanks to his Aunt Leslie and I suggested a chambray button down from Primark to double as a jacket. Of course, no outing would be complete, if we didn't bring at least one of his 12,373,972 dinosaur toys. If you're a parent, does your child like to dress himself or do you do the dirty work?


Monday, October 24, 2016

BCA Spotlight: eos


During the month of October, eos is exclusively partnering with the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to celebrate and support breast cancer survivors.  With each purchase of the eos Berry Blossom Body Lotion (either size), eos will donate 100% of net profits to breast cancer research. In addition to proceeds going towards Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center through the purchase of the lotion, the brand is going to match contributions made directly to Memorial Sloan Kettering using this link. This body lotion has a high-performing formula that’s lightweight, fast-absorbing and provides 24 hours of long-lasting moisture for skin that’s visibly softer. It's 100% natural; formulated with rich moisturizing ingredients including shea butter, avocado oil and vitamin E. The eos brand is dedicated to raising awareness for the cause and encourages friends and families struggling with cancer to share messages of positivity on social media and in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Friday, October 21, 2016

BCA Spotlight: G.M. Collin

G.M. Collin has partnered with the National Breast Cancer Foundation for the first time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For each purchase of the Daily Ceramide Comfort and Native Collagen Gel sold during the month of October, G. M. Collin will donate a percentage to the cause. 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

#FBF Car Review: Kia Optima


As a blogger, I sometimes get the opportunity to do some really awesome stuff including testing some really cool vehicles. Back in July, I was able to test drive the sporty Kia Optima SXL 2.0 for one week thanks to DriveShop. I'm going be honest, before the test drive, I wasn't sure what to expect from Kia. I simply seen them as value cars with a few luxuries, but it seems they have a lot more to offer. Keep reading to find out my top 5 reasons on why I loved the Kia Optima.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

BCA Spotlight: Gina Maisano


Today's BCA Spotlight falls on Beterre Skin+Care founder and two-time breast cancer survivor, Gina Maisano. Gina hopes to encourage awareness of those affected by breast cancer not only in October, but year-round.

Gina was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001 and while undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments, she was in need of products that would help ease the side effects she was experiencing. As a former chef, known for her innovative cuisine, she was well versed in finding and blending beautiful ingredients to maximize their potential.  She consulted with the two physicians who performed her reconstructive surgery after her double mastectomy, who became an integral part of the development of Bétèrre, and for three years she worked alongside a botanical chemist to create what has now become Bétèrre Skin+Care, a non-toxic beauty line that is suitable for even the most sensitive skin.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Live Well with Nature Made

This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as a part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.



My days have been busy lately. Running around doing errands, networking and attending events and of course, keeping Darius busy. One thing I try to keep in mind is to make healthy choices when it comes to eating, especially when I'm always on the go. It can be so tempting to grab something quick and unhealthy, but it can also be hard to avoid sometimes. Let's be honest, we all love a French fry every now and then, but on the flip side it can be a little difficult to make sure we get the proper nutrition we need every day. An easy way to make good decisions when it comes to getting nutritional support is by adding Nature Made vitamins, minerals, and supplements to your everyday routine.

Monday, October 17, 2016

FOP + #SHOPSTYLExCFDA = #FTBC


I am so happy to announce that for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we have partnered with ShopStyle to help raise money for the CFDA's Fashion Targets Breast Cancer! This is so important to me because everyday families, included mine, are affected by this awful disease, so having the opportunity to give back is awesome!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

#TBT: Dining at Chef Mickey's



Continuing our Orlando Vacation Memories, here's another one of my favorite moments we had dining at Chef Mickey's at the Disney's Contemporary Resort in Walt Disney World. If you've never had a chance to book a character dining experience, it's a great way to have a great time and meet some of you favorite Disney characters up close and personal while enjoying a delicious meal.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

{Beauty} Brow This Way by Rimmel


The brow wave is still riding high and if you're looking for something to give your brows some added lift, you may want to try the Brow This Way Highlighting Pencil. Rimmel London was awesome enough to send me one to play around with and here are my thoughts. (You can find a look here on Instagram.) You may not think it would make a difference or it's just one more thing to add to your daily makeup routine, but here's a few things you'll love about this highlighting eyebrow pencil:

Monday, October 10, 2016

BCA Spotlight: Fragrance.com


Fragrance.com (Formerly FragranceNet.com) is partnering with Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Each time one of the products pictured above are purchase, Fragrance.com will donate 15% of the proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation! 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Shopping at Clothes Mentor + Giveaway {Closed}

This post was made possible thanks to Clothes Mentor. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

When it comes to Fall Fashion, what is your favorite item to stock up on? Are you obsessed with oversized sweaters, knee high boots and comfy leggings? Well I have good news, I found the cure for your fall shopping fever! Clothes Mentor is an amazing clothing and accessories consignment shop featuring some of your favorite designers at price points you wouldn't believe! The Clothes Mentor store in Springfield, PA invited me to come and check out their huge selection of clothing, jewelry, accessories, and shoes. The staff there was so nice and ready to help in any way, whether it be selling your "gently used" clothing or some styling advice.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Nordstorm Rack at King of Prussia Town Center


Have you heard? Nordstrom Rack will be celebrating their grand opening of their newest location at the King of Prussia Town Center on Thursday, October 6 at 8am. Come on out for a chance to win prizes including one of 30 $100 gift cards. One customer will win a $1,000 shopping spree and early access to shop the store. The “Rule the Rack” winner will be drawn and announced at 8:25 a.m. so be there early!
Get pumped up and ready to shop with music, coffee and breakfast treats! 


Transitional Style


Even though the warmer weather we had at the beginning of the month has faded away, I still love these pictures from our time at Tommy Bahama in New York. 

Monday, October 3, 2016

BCA Spotlight: Travalo

BCA Spotlight: Travalo Pink Products

Happy October Everyone! If you've been following Fashion of Philly for while, you might remember that every October I like to post about items that help support Breast Cancer Awareness and donate a portion of the proceeds to charitable organization. Today's BCA Spotlight features Travalo! Travalo makes pocket-size refillable fragrance optimizer which makes any of your favorite fragrances travel ready! This month, Travalo will be partnering with BrightPink.org, a national non-profit organization focused on prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women. When you purchase any of their pink Excel, Classic HD and Milano models, Travalo will donate 25% to BrightPink! I absolutely love the Travalo products because they're durable, easily fit right in your purse and make a great gift! For more information on Travalo, visit Travalo.com  

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Facebook - @TravaloAmericas
Twitter - @TravaloAmericas

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Fashion Week S/S '17: Destani Hoffman


For S/S 2017, Destani Hoffman presents an eight piece capsule collection of evening wear. The collection is other-worldly in its inspiration, with a muted color palette of ivory, bronze, gold, pink and pale blues in textured fabrics of tulle chiffon and organza.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Fashion Week S/S '17: Nicholas K



Shaped around the principal of nomadism, Nicholas K built a brand that could be worn beyond each season and could be integrated seamlessly into the lives of consumers whether it was a busy day at the office, a chic night out or a weekend getaway. Branded the “Urban Nomad” Nicholas K collection is influenced by the street and the utilitarian brilliance of uniforms to invent a new platform of luxurious everyday sportswear with an urban edge. A member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America since 2009 and opening show of New York Fashion Week, Nicholas K is consistently featured in the most coveted international publications around the globe. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Day at the Museum


Over the weekend, we had a family day and went to visit the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. It was "Museum Day" and admission was free all day, so we took advantage and went early before the crowds poured in. Darius is crazy about Dinosaurs, (see more of his dinosaur adventures here) so of course we had to stop in the Dinosaurs Unearthed Exhibit to get up close and personal.

Monday, September 26, 2016

{Skincare} MDSun Hydro-Recovery Mask


This weekend, the Philadelphia area got it's first real taste of Fall weather, meaning it was cool enough to keep my cardigan on the entire day. However, the rapid change in weather can really mess with our skin as well. For that reason it's nice to treat our skin to a mask every now and then. MDSUN recently sent me their Hydro-Recovery Mask to try and here's what I love about it.

Friday, September 23, 2016

{NYFW} Hair Trends: Tracy Reese


Cantu debuted at their very first NYFW show this September for the Tracy Reese SS’17 presentation. The show featured a mix of models paired with inspirational and noteworthy, real women such as Bethann Hardison and Sasheer Zamata. Using Cantu products, lead stylist Bok-Hee created an ethereal, whimsical half-up messy bun on models, while utilizing the natural textures of each of the real women to embrace their own style!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

#TBT: Florida Memories

Winter Park, FL
Very soon, my family will be taking our annual trip to Orlando, FL! It's one of my favorite places to visit because our whole family can get together, act like a kid again, experience new foods during The Food and Wine Festival and just relax! I know I haven't shared my family vacations on Fashion of Philly, but I think it would be cool to show why we always go to Orlando. Here are just a few of my favorite moments.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Dining at Tommy Bahama


Whenever we find sometime in between shows, we try to refuel and grab something to eat! Over the weekend during New York Fashion Week, Tommy Bahama invited us to grab a bite of their delicious food and tasty drinks. The restaurant has a pretty chill vibe, which you could imagine, if you're familiar with the brand. While you're enjoying your meal, you can can shop the latest collection without lifting a hanger. Sounds like my kind of place!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Fall Hair Care from Aveda


Aveda makes some pretty amazing hair products! My past favorites have been the Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil and the Control Force Firm Hair Spray,  but my friends at Aveda shared some of their fall favorites for me to try. I'm most excited about the Damage Remedy Split End Repair because not only does it prevent split ends from forming, but it also binds them back together helping to smooth and seal hair fibers. I'm also very interested in the Thickening Tonic. My first encounter with this product was backstage at the Charles Youssef presentation during NYFW last season (seen here). It gets sprayed on damp hair before blow drying to get it added volume. Have you tried any of these products before? Which one is your favorite?



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Monday, September 19, 2016

Evening of Giving with King of Prussia Mall


When fashion doubles as a good deed it feels extra rewarding and if you agree, you won't want to miss this next event at King of Prussia Mall! On Sunday, September 25, join the King of Prussia Mal along with special guest, Skinnygirl founder and TV personality, Bethenny Frankel for an Evening of Giving, benefiting the Abramson Cancer Center! Guest will be invited to sip and taste the mouth-watering selections from the Savor King of Prussia restaurants while shopping and mingling all for a great cause. Bethenny Frankel will be there to host a fun Q&A and autograph session as well!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

MACY'S PRESENTS: #MACYSFRONTROW #PHILLYFASH16

"This post is sponsored by EverywhereAgency on behalf of Macy's; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own."

After New York Fashion Week comes Philadelphia Fashion Week with tons of fun, stylish events held around the city. One of those events is Macy's Presents Fashion's Front Row! This must-see show invites guests to get an up close and personal look at this season's latest trends. There will be a fashion runway show hosted by Anji Corley, featuring designs from the Philadelphia Incubator and Philadelphia Fashion Week! The show will be held at the Macy's in Center City Philadelphia, PA on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 5:30 pm. I will definitely be in there and I hope to see you as well! For more information, visit http://bit.ly/PhillyFash16

Friday, September 16, 2016

Fashion Week S/S '16: Fashion Palette: Con Ilio



During New York Fashion Week, we were invited to check out the Fashion Palette: Australia Fashion Show! In this video, get a glimpse of the amazing designs from Australian designer, Con Ilio!

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Instagram: @conilio.official

Thursday, September 15, 2016

NYFW: In Between Shows


Since September weather can be a lil' warm especially in the beginning, I aimed for a comfortable outfit to keep me cool while hitting the streets for NYFW. Shorts felt necessary and my mid-length shorts from American Eagle are one of my favs. I paired it with a fun tee from JazminesBoutique.com and a thrifted sleeveless vest. On this day, we had a lot of running around to do, so I opted for the most comfortable footwear option, a low top pair of Chuck Taylors.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Fashion Week S/S '17: Katie Gallagher


It's easy to tell that designer, Katie Gallagher loves the color black. The Spring/Summer 2017 collection appropriately name Eclipse, is her third New York Fashion Week presentation using only the dark, mysterious, but secretive color. 

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