Thursday, December 21, 2017

New Year, New You - Planners, Journals & Such

New Year, New You - Planners, Journals & Such
If you're anything like me, there's just nothing like writing your goals, thoughts, and ideas down on old fashion pen and paper. Last month, I picked up this lovely marble planner from Urban Outfitters (pictured above). Here's what I loved about this one:  The marble cover is classic (Y…

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Discover your world wide family

Discover your world wide family
This post was made possible by MyHeritage.com ! It's now the time of year when families love to get together. You may find yourself either sharing your favorite funny stories, welcoming loved ones, or discovering long lost relatives. The latter is something my family and I started doing once my …

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Sunny Days Ahead with Visionworks

Sunny Days Ahead with Visionworks
Special thanks to Visionworks for providing me product to review in exchange for a post. All thoughts and views are my own.  Fun Fact: The Earth is closest to the Sun in the winter  and since winter is on it's way, now is the perfect time to shop for a new pair of shades to protect your peeps. A…

Monday, November 27, 2017

Avon's A Box #AvonInsider

Avon's A Box #AvonInsider
Have you heard... Avon recently released something beauty lovers are sure to love! The Avon A Box is a limited edition package of themed goodies packaged every 2 weeks. Inside you'll find treasures from their skincare line to nail polishes for only $10 with a $40 purchase. It's not a subsc…

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Cooking with Parmigiano Reggiano

Cooking with Parmigiano Reggiano
This Post is Powered by BrandBacker! With a busy schedule, I don't often get to cook at home, but when I do I like to make sure it's pretty tasty. One of my favorite ingredients to include is cheese. It think anything with cheese (and bacon) can be amazing. Parmesan is just one of those che…

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

ellelauri Grand Opening in Hatboro, PA

ellelauri Grand Opening in Hatboro, PA
ellelauri , a women’s fashion brand and boutique, will host a Grand Opening celebration of fashion, shopping, drinks and lite bites at ellelauri’s new Design Studio and Outlet Store. Liz Rymar, ellelauri president and Philadelphia fashion designer, will welcome guests on Saturday, November 11, 2017 f…

Friday, November 3, 2017

Alex and Ani Opens in King of Prussia Mall

Alex and Ani Opens in King of Prussia Mall
The jewelry brand with a serious cult following, Alex and Ani , has opened in the King of Prussia Mall and I was excited to be invited to their opening day! I was even able to take home a few new bangles to add to my growing collection. If you're looking for a way to wear your memories or recal…

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Dining: White Dog Cafe

Dining: White Dog Cafe
Last week my husband and I celebrated our 3 year anniversary! Our usual way of celebrating is going out to enjoy a nice dinner. Our interested was peeked when we checked out the menu for the White Dog Cafe . They have three locations: University City, Wayne, and Haverford, PA. We decided on Univers…

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Happy 5th Clothes Mentor

Happy 5th Clothes Mentor
Clothes Mentor  is celebrating five years of giving back and on  October 27-29 , they will be having a five year birthday bash! If you're a fan of the blog, you may remember when I collaborated with them last year racking up some amazing deals! (You can check out that post here .) During this weeken…

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Sock Style Inspiration + Giveaway

Sock Style Inspiration + Giveaway
The weather is finally starting to cool down just in time for Fall Fashion!  I recently teamed up with the Standard Merchandising Company to share  one of biggest trends for the season: Socks! They can be knee highs, fish nets, ankle or ol' fashion tube socks, no matter your fav there's a fu…

Friday, September 29, 2017

Sponsored Post: Homecoming Hair featuring Ellie Wilde

Sponsored Post: Homecoming Hair featuring Ellie Wilde
How To Do Your Hair For Homecoming Finding a homecoming dress that you feel fabulous and flawless in is only half the battle. From there, you have to complete your look with the right hairstyle. Every beauty maven knows that certain hairstyles just work with certain looks. Put a style together that …

Thursday, September 28, 2017

2 New Stores, 1 Weekend

2 New Stores, 1 Weekend
The weather maybe in summer mode, but I'm craving fall fashion and beauty! Thankfully, two new stores are opening in the Philadelphia area that I can't wait to check out: NYX Cosmetics in the King of Prussia Mall and Zara at the Cherry Hill Mall!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Verizon Up Perks: Lady Gaga "Joanne" Concert

Verizon Up Perks: Lady Gaga "Joanne" Concert
Verizon Wireless recently launch a new program exclusively for their customers called Verizon Up ! Verizon Up is a new rewards program that rewards their customer with VIP experiences. One of those once in a lifetime moments was VIP Access to the Lady Gaga, sold out, "Joanne" tour! Verizo…

Monday, September 18, 2017

831MINHLE SPRING/SUMMER '18

831MINHLE SPRING/SUMMER '18
When it comes to fashion week, being a part of a designers first NYFW show is such a incredible moment. The excitement of the designer, the eagerness of the models and the anticipation of the audience give off an energy unlike any other.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Finding Ashley Stewart 2017 Finale Tour

Finding Ashley Stewart 2017 Finale Tour
Ashley Stewart is having their final Finding Ashley Stewart tour event this September 16 at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY. This tour will feature giveaways, fashion, food, dancing and much more! Plus they will be awarded one deserving woman the title of Miss Ashley Stewart 2017 plus scholarships a…

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

MyHeritage DNA Kit + Review

MyHeritage DNA Kit + Review
Nothing tells you who you are and where you're come from quite like your DNA. It's amazing what we can discover and learn from it, so when MyHeritage invited me to take a look into my DNA, I was all for it!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

{Dining} Turning Point

{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…

Friday, August 11, 2017

{Fashion} Reebok Classics

{Fashion} 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 f…

Thursday, August 10, 2017

{Beauty Review} Dermae Microdermabrasion Scrub

{Beauty Review} Dermae Microdermabrasion Scrub
Being a fan of Derma e , I was very excited when they recently sent me their Microdermabrasion Scrub to try out. I love trying out new natural skincare products and Derma e  makes some pretty amazing items. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have since my Instagram story on my first time using the…

Friday, July 21, 2017

{Dining} True Food Kitchen

{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 indo…

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Big Fake Wedding Returns to Philly

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 …

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Happy National Ice Cream Day July 15

Happy National Ice Cream Day July 15
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! I…

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Trendy Tuesday: The Summer Straw Bag

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…

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Dining at the Moshulu

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 …

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Lagos Fall 2017 Collection

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 lo…

Friday, June 9, 2017

Visit the 2nd Annual Philadelphia Restaurant Festival + Discount Code

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 tre…

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

5 Reasons to Visit the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

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 Fest…

Thursday, June 1, 2017

#FirstFriday & Other Events

#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,…

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Metallic Makeup from Models Own

Metallic Makeup from Models Own
I would like to thanks Models Own for sending me samples for my review. 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 shimmer…

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

#PreaknessStyle: DFTI + Hats in the Belfry

#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 …

Sunday, April 30, 2017

House Dress Coming to Philly

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, cotto…

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…

Friday, March 31, 2017

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

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

Friday, March 24, 2017

My #UOBeauty Wishlist

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 Philadelphi…

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Flower Show: Holland

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 c…

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 som…

Monday, February 27, 2017

Stitch Fix Plus Size is Here

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 …

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Spring Beauty at Nordstrom

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 Nudes ,  Rosy to Red  and  Golden Days/Sultry Nights .

Thursday, February 16, 2017

8 Gifts for Random Acts of Kindness Day

8 Gifts for Random Acts of Kindness Day
Shop My Picks 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 l…

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Dari's Pick: SoCozy

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'…

Macy's Culinary Council Celebrates Black History Month

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 Sa…