Fashion of Philly: 2017

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

{Dining} Turning Point




I'm not a big breakfast person, but when I'm in the mood for something yummy first thing in the morning (or brunch), I head to Turning Point. One day, my sister picked me up on her way there, but I had already had breakfast so I ordered a bowl of their turkey chili, which is very good, but I really wanted to try their breakfast menu. So I decided to go back with Hubby for another shot.

Friday, August 11, 2017

{Fashion} Reebok Classics


Fall Fashion with Reebok Classics


R-E-E-B-O-K do your footsies the Reebook way... I remember when Reebok was the only thing I wanted to wear. That classic style, not too sporty, not too luxe. Let's not forgot the endless possibilities in color choices. Fast Forward to now and I'm glad to see Reebok making a comeback with fresh new styles like the Reebok Club C Zip Causal Sneaker. The zipper makes it easy to zip on and go, while still keeping it cute and stylish. I could totally see myself rocking the Reebok classic is the metallic leather classic this Fall with a cozy cardi, distressed denim and my favorite comfy tee. How would you rock your Reebok style?


Thursday, August 10, 2017

{Beauty Review} Dermae Microdermabrasion Scrub



Being a fan of Dermae, I was very excited when they recently sent me their Microdermabrasion Scrub to try out. I love trying out new natural skincare products and Dermae makes some pretty amazing items. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have since my Instagram story on my first time using the scrub. Here are five things I loved about this scrub!

Friday, July 21, 2017

{Dining} True Food Kitchen


True Food Kitchen, one of the newest restaurants to open in King of Prussia, gives a new approach to eating healthy with unique flavors and a rotating menu to bring fresh seasonal food all year 'round. True Food is located on the outside of the King of Prussia Mall near Shake Shack and has indoor/outdoor seating, perfect for those upcoming late summer / early fall months.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Big Fake Wedding Returns to Philly


Summer is a season of celebration. From graduations to family reunions or just a small backyard BBQ, there's always something fun going on. Even more so, wedding fever is in the air! I even had the chance to attend a beautiful wedding earlier this month! No matter if you're already married or still in the early stages of planning, everyone knows it's a lot of work to get ready for the big day. There's so much to think about and get ready for making it impossible not to ask for little help. My and husband and I attended The Big Fake Wedding in Philadelphia last year and it was so much fun! (Click here to check if it's coming to a city near you!) Even though, we were married at the time, it was nice to revisit those beautiful memories of being pronounced Husband and Wife. I wish we attended something like this before we planned our big day and that's why Fashion of Philly has teamed up with The Big Fake Wedding to giveaway not one, not two, but THREE pairs of tickets to the The Big Fake Wedding! The wedding may be fake, but it features a real local couple renewing their vows in front of you, their guest. You will also be able to explore tons of amazing venders for you to make your day, the best day ever! 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Happy National Ice Cream Day July 15

Photo: Whyilovephilly
It looks like this heatwave maybe sticking around a little while longer so if you're looking for a way to cool down, save this next bit of info in your calendar. Gran Caffe L'Aquila Philadelphia will be offering free samples from Noon to 4pm for National Ice Cream Day, Saturday, July 15! If you haven't tried their smooth, delicious gelato, stop by 1716 Chestnut Street and indulge. The whole family will enjoy getting out for a special treat including meeting Stefano Biasini previous winner and current runner of the World Cup of Gelato! He will be there preparing and serving his treaty treats so be sure to say Ciao!

For more information on Gran Caffe L'Aquila Philadelphia, visit their website: GranCaffeLAquila.com

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Trendy Tuesday: The Summer Straw Bag


Happy Tuesday Everyone! Summer maybe nearing the half-way mark, but there's no reason to lack off on style. Add a little something extra to your summer style by adding a fun and colorful straw bag. You can find them in many styles, silhouettes, and colors. My favorites are the ones with quirky sayings and tagline to show off a little personality. They're perfect for the beach or running to the farmer's market for a few items, especially fresh flowers.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Dining at the Moshulu


My family is big on celebrating anniversaries. It's a time for us to get together and celebrate how much our family has grown and make great memories. This year for my oldest sister's anniversary we went to Moshulu on Columbus Blvd in the Penn's Landing section of Philadelphia. It was my first time dining at the historical boat on the Delaware River even though I've seen it plenty of times.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Lagos Fall 2017 Collection


Last week, Lagos invited us to their Fall 2017 Collection Preview. Unfortunately, we weren't able to make it, but I still wanted to share with you some of their amazing photos of their lookbook. My favorite has to be their Iconic Cavier Bangles. It looks timeless and elegant and would still look great stacked with other favorites. These pieces would make a great gift or a nice way to treat yourself. I also love how versatile each piece looks. It can take you from an afternoon spent shopping to a exclusive cocktail party. Which one could you see yourself in?

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: RestaurantFestival.com! 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.
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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.


For more information on, Random Acts of Kindness, visit randomactsofkindness.org.

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: bit.ly/Marcus2017

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.

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