Fashion of Philly: 2017

Friday, June 9, 2017

Visit the 2nd Annual Philadelphia Restaurant Festival + Discount Code

Who wouldn't want to enjoy an evening of sampling some of the finest foods that the Philadelphia food scene has to offer? If this sounds like something that interest you, you should check out the 2nd Annual Philadelphia Restaurant Festival! On Thursday, June 15th enjoy 3 hours of delicious treats and cocktails for one great price. (Plus get 50% off with code: "Fashion50") For more information and to purchase your tickets visit:! I'm excited since this will be my first time attending, so pick up your tickets and I hope to see you there!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

5 Reasons to Visit the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

Last year, I missed out on the Chinese Lantern Festival at Washington Square, but this year my family and I decided to take the trip and we're so happy we did. It was a beautiful experience that I recommend everyone goes to see. Here are 5 reasons to catch the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

#FirstFriday & Other Events

If you looking for something fun to do this First Friday and the rest of the weekend here are a few options. Check out some artwork at CarrĂ© D' Artistes on 104 S. 13th Street while enjoying live jazz and drinks! Afterwords, celebrate Philly Beer Week with the Official Release of NiceThingsIPA, a collaboration beer from Dock Street Brewery and Philly's own Chill Moody at Heritage Philly.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Metallic Makeup from Models Own

I would like to thanks Models Own for sending me samples for my review.
metallic makeup

Summer is almost here which means it's time to get bronzed up! Models Own has some metallic shades perfect for transitioning from Spring into Summer. Their Limited Edition Colour Chrome Eyeshadow Palette contains 10 shimmering shades from platinum, a glittering sheer shadow to slicked, a darker shade great for creating a smokey eye.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

#PreaknessStyle: DFTI + Hats in the Belfry

One of my top favorite events of the year is coming! Preakness at the Piazza is almost here and if you're not familiar with the event, it's a benefit for Multiple Sclerosis and one of the hottest fashion events of the year! It takes place on Saturday, May 20 from 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM at The Piazza. 

Sunday, April 30, 2017

House Dress Coming to Philly

House Dress, a women's RTW label based in New York will be visiting the Philadelphia area for a pop up shop event during Mother's Day weekend, Friday, May 12 to Sunday, May 14. The fashion forward brand focuses on modern, layerable, generously proportioned silhouettes using raw silks, cottons and linens. The pop-up will be located at the Meadowsweet Mercantile, 47 N. 2nd St, Old City, Philadelphia. You'll want to take advantage of this shopping opportunity because they'll be offering 30% off on their SS17 collection. Click here to check out more of House Dress style in their SS17 lookbook!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Aquation Skincare Review

Aquation Skincare Review

With so many facial cleansers on the market these days, finding one without any smells, exfoliating scrubs, or harsh ingredients can be pretty hard. Aquation offers a pretty good solution to finding an everyday gentle, moisturizing cleanser. Not only can you use it on your face, but also your body.  It's fragrance-free, non-comedogenic, paraben free and petrolatum free. I love it because on days when I don't wear makeup or just want to do a light cleanse before doing a face mask, it works perfect. Aquation also has a line of lotion and moisturizing creams that hydrate your skin for 24 hours so you can wear those spring dresses with confidence. If you're looking to try Aquation for yourself you can find it online or at your local Walmart or CVS. (Click here for a list of more locations.)

Friday, March 31, 2017

15 Backpacks That Won't Make You Look Like a School Girl

15 Backpacks That Will Make You Wish You Were Still In School

I very rarely wear backpacks, but some of the recent styles I've been noticing for Spring have got me thinking again. For the most part, I tend to wear backpacks when on a vacation that usually involves seeing a very famous mouse. Come to think of it, I didn't even wear them during my school days. Nope I'd rather carry my books, than walk around with some dumpy backpack. After elementary school, they didn't quite have the same sparkle and excitement as before, so I just opted-out, but now the scene seems to be changing. Our favorite designers and brands are reinventing the backpack to include fun and playful graphics to exotic materials and prints.

Friday, March 24, 2017

My #UOBeauty Wishlist

Since I work in the mall, it's kind of hard not to wander in every store and look around from time to time. So one day I decided to visit Urban Outfitters, which I've haven't been in for in while. I remember when I was in college, I used to visit the one on Walnut Street in Philadelphia all the time, there sales were amazing and I always loved to see their creative visual displays. On my most recent visit, I was very impressed by their beauty section. I found brands like Sigma Beauty, Stila, and Mario Badescu and tons of beauty masks.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Flower Show: Holland

I've always loved visiting The Flower Show because it means fresh beginnings and the coming of spring. This year's theme was Holland so I knew to expect tulips, but I had no idea I would also find so many unique and somewhat strange looking flowers. I also was able to find a new favorite called the Ranunculus! It's looks like a rose, but with way more petals! I like it so much I took a picture of it in every color. This year, I even came home with a plant baby of my own. A tiny little succulent plant. I know they're easy to take care of, so it's the perfect starter plant. I'm already looking forward to next year's theme Wonders of Water! Who's ready to welcome Spring?!?

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

February Skincare Favorites

February Skincare Favorites

The weather usually plays a part in the way I care for my skin, but since the temperatures in February were so up and down, I still tried to maintain a very moisturizing skincare routine. Here are six of my favorite skincare products I enjoyed using in February! If you're in the market for something new hopefully, this will give you some ideas.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Stitch Fix Plus Size is Here

You asked, Stitch Fix answered! Stitch Fix nows has your favorite styles available ranging from size 0 - 24W & XS - 3X. Let the Stitch Fix stylist solve your curvy style challenges and find the perfect fit for your wardrobe. Enjoy amazing new looks from brands like Think Eloquii, Kiyonna, and Slink Jeans delivered straight to your door with no commitment and no subscription. For more style inspiration, check out these stylish blogger babes!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Spring Beauty at Nordstrom

Nordstrom goes backstage every New York Fashion Week to bring the hottest trends from the runway to the consumer. For the Spring 2017 season, they’ve identified the trends as Polished NudesRosy to Red and Golden Days/Sultry Nights.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

8 Gifts for Random Acts of Kindness Day

Random Acts of Kindness Day

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Friday, February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day! Surprising someone with a random act of kindness can lift, someone's day including your own. It could be something small and unexpecting, like holding the door for someone, paying for the person behind you in a drive thru, or leaving a kind note for someone you may not even know. However, if you do want to go the extra mile and gift something nice, here are a few ideas you might love.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Dari's Pick: SoCozy

This post is made possible by BrandBacker, but all thoughts and opinions are my own!

I usually cover hair care that I love for myself, but today I'm switching it up a bit and sharing some of Darius new favorite products from SoCozy! SoCozy believes that managing your child's hair shouldn't be complicated, but simple. They offer a great line of products with specially developed salon-quality formulas that boost multi-functional uses made just for kids. 

Macy's Culinary Council Celebrates Black History Month

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

Join Macy's Center City in celebrating Black History Month with a very exciting event for all you foodies out there! The Macy's Culinary Counsel Chef Marcus Samuelsson will be in Center City Philadelphia, PA on Thursday, February 9 at 5:30PM to share his culinary experiences! Samuelsson has taken the culinary world by storm at the age of 24 after becoming the youngest chef to ever receive a three-star restaurant review from the New York Times. Stock up you kitchen with some cool culinary tools and with any purchase of $35 or more from the Home Department, you'll receive a copy of The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem. You can even have it signed by Marcus Samuelsson himself! While at Macy's you'll be able to enjoy poetry readings by local Philadelphia artist, Supreme Dow and music by The Rakiem Walker Project. This event is free and open to the public! For more details, visit:

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Super Bowl LI Style Inspiration

Super Bowl Style Inspiration

If you're headed to a Super Bowl party this weekend, it helps to look the part even if you're not a big football fan! No matter if you're rooting for the Atlanta Falcons or the New England Patriots, here are some quick and easy ways to show off your personal style while showing a little team spirit. Personally, I'm cheering on the Falcons, since the Eagles didn't make it. Hey, there's always next season!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Philly Auto Show 2017

The Philly Auto Show is back from January 28 to February 5! Here are two of this year's newest highlights:

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Discover Clarins in King of Prussia

Clarins is opening their first standing store in the USA at the King of Prussia Mall! I was invited to get a first glimpse of the beautiful store last night, which was very exciting. There's much to explore from skincare to makeup and even men's products. It also features an "Open Spa", a new and exclusive concept featuring result-oriented facials tailored with personalized skin consultations. The treatments are only 30 minutes giving you the perfect opportunity to relax and refresh after a day of shopping! 

Monday, January 23, 2017

Worry Less with Blue Apron

This post was sponsored by Blue Apron, but all thoughts are my own.

There are so many things to think about on a daily basis: What should I wear? Is it going to rain? Did he finish his homework? And the list goes on and on. But thanks to Blue Apron, dinner becomes one less thing to worry about. For my first time trying Blue Apron, I was overall pleasantly surprised, but at first I did have some questions.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Style Feature: Jord Watches + Giveaway

This post was made in partnership with Jord, but all opinions are my own.

It's not very often that I post menswear products on here, but once in a blue moon you may find something to surprise you. My hubby loves watches, so when Jord offered me the opportunity to review one of their gorgeous timepieces, I thought it would make a great gift for him.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Get Well with Vicks EasyFill Humidifier

I received this product complimentary thanks to Influenster for review proposes, but all opinions are my own.

Cold and flu season is here and unfortunately there's no way around it. We know there are several ways to protect ourselves from getting such viruses like constantly washing our hands, supporting our immune system, and getting the proper rest needed. However sometimes it's just unavoidable. For those times I recommend the Vicks EasyFill Humidifier.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

New Balance 247 Philadelphia Launch

Photo Credit: Cara Worchester
Last week, New Balance launched their 247 Luxe sneaker during events in select cities worldwide from New York to Paris, Tokyo to LA, and Philadelphia even got in on the action. Each chosen city has a rich culture and history of innovators, creators and artisans and a strong New Balance following - a perfect fit to launch a new silhouette that is rooted in New Balance's DNA, but designed for the modern, urban consumer. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

5 Reasons to Be Eyeconic

When it comes to finding a designer pair of sunglasses or frames, has a great selection for you to choose from. I love a having a stylish pair of sunglasses all year long. Yes, the sun shines longer in the summer, but the snow can be super blinding in the winter, especially after the storm we just had. So here are 5 reasons why you should think about shopping with Eyeconic for your next eyewear purchase.

Friday, January 6, 2017

#FashionFriday: Chucky Sweaters

If I had to pick a winter fashion fav, I would have to say it's a good chunky sweater, so when I saw one was included in my last Stitch Fix, I was super excited. If you're not familiar with Stitch Fix, it's a risk-free way to have a complete look delivered to your doorsteps hand picked by an amazing stylist.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Quick Pamper Sess

These products were sent for review purposes, but all opinions are my own.

After a busy past couple of weeks, it's good to take care of yourself with a quick pamper session right in your own home. It's easy, convenient and you can easy work around your own schedule. I have two amazing products that are sure to get you back to your old (or new) self.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Goals for 2017

Hello 2017 everyone! If you read my last blog post, you know I took a look back at my 2016 goals to see how I well I did. All in all, I don't think I did too bad, but hey there's always room for improvement. Now that we're in the new year, I started thinking of new goals for myself as well as blogging goals. I believe these two things should be separate to help you narrow things down and target them even better. I was even thinking of making a vision board to keep myself on track and remain visually stimulated towards my goals. I would love to hear some of the goals you have for 2017 in a comment down below. Also if you created a inspiring vision board for 2017, tag me, @fashionofphilly on Instagram because I would love to see them!