Fashion of Philly: 2018

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Stitch Fix Kids is HERE!

This post contains affiliate links through which I may be compensated but all opinions are my own.


You may have heard me talk about Stitch Fix on here before and how it's a great service for finding the latest styles curated just for you sent to your door, well now this service is available for children. Stitch Fix Kids is an effortless way for parents to shop for kids clothes from sizes 2T through 14 all within the comfort of your own home. Each unique package comes with 8 to 12 items to help your little one express their own sense of style and interest.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Last Minute Gifts from My Gift Stop + $300 Gift Card Giveaway

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

The summer time is a usually a pretty busy time. Between summer vacations, graduations, and weddings, it's more than liking you have one or more special events to attend. With that being said, finding the time to shop for last minute gifts maybe hard to find. Going the store and browsing for the perfect gift takes time and sometimes creativity. Not to mention, you'll want to find something unique, not your usual tie or earrings. Thankfully I found an online gift store that will help you find an ideal gift at a great price.


Friday, July 6, 2018

#FashionFriday: Fanny Pack Fashion


With so many styles this year inspired by the 90's, one of them, the fanny pack has come back with vengeance, but in a good way. One of the reasons why I believe the fanny pack is making a come back is because with music festival season rolling around this summer, no one wants to be bothered with carrying a purse. Wearing a backpack can be a little heavy and cramp your style, while wearing a fanny pack is lightweight, completely hands free and you can only fit your necessities, which now-a-days consist of mainly your phone and a lip gloss.


Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Summer Family Fun Day #1: Penn Museum

With school officially out for everyone now (it seemed like forever), I told my son that we would try to do something interesting on my days off. Our first stop was the Penn Museum. It’s been a while since the last time I visited this spot, but I did remember the amazing collection of mummies and Egyptian artifacts. Last Friday, the admission was free in part of the Wawa Welcome America Festival. (A major plus.) Also it’s always great when you can squeeze in a bit of education during summer vaca.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Summer Hit List from Garage Clothing (AD)


Garage Clothing

School's out, which means summer's almost here. It's time for pool parties, bonfires, and late nights with your squad. Kick off the season with Garage Clothing and all their hot essentials for the - Best. Summer. Ever!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Photo Pop Philly


Looking for something fun to do this Memorial Day weekend? Philly PR Girl along with Visit Philadelphia have opened Philadelphia's First Interactive Pop-Up Art Exhibit, Photo Pop Philly!  Similar to the popular Refinery 29 Art Installations in New York City, visitors can take advantage of photo ops created by local artists like Amberella, Catron Lee, Nero, and These Pink Lips.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Ann Taylor Fall 2018


Ann Taylor presented the Fall 2018 Collection in the Terrace Suite at the 11 Howard Hotel in New York City. Inspired by the midcentury architecture of Southern California, the collection boasts Mohair + lurex, fur and fur trims, ruffle sleeves, scallop edging, pearl details, and houndstooth for a diverse collection of clothes that start at work and transition through life’s moments. The Ann Taylor Fall 2018 Collection arrives in stores this August.


Monday, May 14, 2018

Things We Can't Wait To Do in California: Disneyland & Disney's California Adventure


The last time I visited Disneyland in California was about 10 years ago. Darius was about 6 months old, so he really doesn't remember much and most of what's there now wasn't even a thought of like Cars Land, Splitsville, and Gradians of the Galaxy - Mission Breakout. Finally, the time has come for another trip to sunny California and we're so excited for our upcoming trip at the end of August!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Meeting Brands at Beauty² - The Spring Event


Last week, I was invited to the Beauty² The Spring Event, where bloggers, press, and beauty industry insiders came to get up close and personal with the newest beauty brands to hit the market. We were able to meet with the creators, ask questions and try out their products first hand. This was a great opportunity and I really enjoyed my visit! All of them had something unique to offer and now I want to share some of them with you. So if you're looking for some new beauty brands to try, continue reading!

Friday, May 4, 2018

Finding Luxury on ShopWorn.com


I know we're all familiar with high end, luxury consignment online shops, but I found unlike any other. ShopWorn is the only e-commerce website exclusively selling designer display model watches, jewelry, and accessories sourced from authorized retailers around the world. These products have never left the store, but have only been try-on or tested under the eye of the retail employee. Check out the video below for more information.






Browsing on ShopWorn.com you can find designer names like Dior, Fendi, and Gucci in watches, jewelry, accessories and gifts. For example, say your looking for a classic timepiece, browsing on ShopWorn you can find a Gucci Horsebit Stainless Steel Quartz Ladies Watch originally $762 for $382, that's 50% off! Looking for a gift for him? Try these MONTBLANC Classic Collection Brushed Steel Cufflinks originally $420, now $230, that's 45% off! All items come with Free 2 Day Domestic Shipping, an Authenticity Guarantee, and 14 Day Returns, so you can shop worry free.





I recently was invited to experience the site and received a Chopard Medium Imperiale White quilted Leather Wallet. This wallet is beautiful! It has enough sections for your money, credit cards, change, etc. and is stylish enough to be worn on its own. I love the gold zipper and stitching and the quality is amazing. You would never know it was a display from a retail store. The wallet was neatly packaged and even came in it's own box and dust bag. ShopWorn is a great site to check if you shopping for luxury items for yourself or as a gift. The have amazing pieces at unbelievable prices in impeccable quality.

Monday, April 30, 2018

3 Philly Concerts, 3 Looks


Spotify's RapCaviar Live Concert Series with Live Nation Urban began in 2017 to bring rap fans closer to their favorite artists. With sold out shows nationwide, the series is back in 2018 with 13 shows across the U.S. including Philadelphia. The tour which started in LA in March, will land in Philly May 19 at Festival Pier headlining Migos, PnB Rock and Trippie Redd. Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster.com.


What to wear: I'm thinking urban boss babe. Yellow is a big color this season and it'll make you pop in the crowd. You'll want to be comfortable, so throw on some cool kicks. Feel free to get ya hands up with a crossbody like this one from Michael Kors. A sporty crop top and biker shorts will keep you cool (literally) and have heads turning. Pull the complete look together with some bright sunnies and a poppin' side fauxhawk.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Happy Earth Day 2018!

Happy Earth Day!!! Here are a few products that are good for you and the planet! 


A favorite of actress Emma Watson; Essentials brand Boody has a range of products are made from viscose derived from bamboo, which are one of the fastest growing plants on earth and requires less water than traditional cotton. The bamboo is blended with a touch of nylon and elastane and the result is a fabric that is extremely soft, stretchy, and wrinkle-free. Boody is thermoregulating, breathable and eco-friendly; the perfect fit for both the consumer and the planet.

The collection consists of perfect base layers for both men and women, including super soft tees, body socks, shaper bras and socks. The brand also has a line of baby products for newborns to 12 months. The core collection is all under $50. Boody also recently launched activewear which will make workouts more comfortable as well, retailing under $66.   

Boody is available at www.boodywear.com and local retailers nationwide.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Vivienne Westwood x Melissa

There's a brand new collaboration with this Spring/Summer with Melissa and designer, Vivienne Westwood collection! The collection includes the new sporty beach slider. This updated classic is perfect for warmer days ahead and very on trend with the ever-growing popularity of the slide. Melissa is always vegan, waterproof, and made of recyclable PVC making the brand ethically friendly! My favorite would have to be the green slides. (Heads up! Score the Black and White slides above for half the price on Zappos Luxury!)


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

It's Stress Awareness Month


April is Stress Awareness Month! Although we need to be aware of our stress all the time, this month is a good time to think about different ways to unwind and relieve some stress. One easy stress reliever everyone could try out is simply lighting a candle. Lighting your favorite candles can instantly change your mood like these candles from Molton Brown. These luxurious candles contain such notes as ginger, coconut and mandarin. There's also an awesome trio set of Boy Smells candles that include their very first scents.





Wednesday, April 11, 2018

April Hair Care Round-Up

New hair products come out daily, so enjoy this monthly roundup of hair products I loved and some you might want to try in this month's Hair Care Round-Up.


Who doesn't love Avocados? They're full of vitamins and nutrients our bodies love. They're also good for your hair. NaturAll Club offers a Fresh (and we mean fresh) Avocado Deep Container Solution Box. NaturAll broke down the science of hair care by including only the best ingredients to bring your hair to life. With avocados, shea butter, coconut oil and tea tree oil it penetrates deep into the hair shaft to moisturize and feed your hair. What impressed me most about this product, is that it's so fresh, you have to refrigerate (or freeze) it. My hair responsed very well to the avocados, giving it the moisture it needed without leaving it feeling weighed down later.

Looking for a Hair Salon in Philly? Click Here!

Monday, April 9, 2018

What's in my Gym Bag?



If you read my March recap, you know that one thing I've started recently is going to the gym at least twice a week. With that being said I thought it would be appropriate to share what I like to carry in my gym bag. The bag I usually carry is a red vegan leather book bag. I love it because it shows off my style, it's big enough to carry most of the things I want to bring and it has several pockets inside.


Friday, April 6, 2018

#FashionFriday: The Zendaya Edit @ Boohoo

Zendaya Edit Metallic Trucker Jacket

Unless you've been living under a rock this past week, you've probably heard about Boohoo's newest collaboration with Zendaya, The Zendaya Edit! This has been the brand's most anticipated collaborations and there are some really stylish picks for the spring/festival season.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

CIFIKA at Ortlieb's Lounge 4/5

CIFIKA

Rising Korean phenomenon CIFIKA will be playing at Ortlieb’s Lounge on April 5 at 8PM. Her EP “Prism”, out March 8 on Third Culture Kids has been getting high reviews from industry leaders.

“CIFIKA has crafted a collection more magnetic than any earlier work — from the pounding insistence of the opener, “Prosper,” to the subtle glitches and sharp, biting pleas of “Good Luck From Her,” into the club remix-ready pop of “Pieta” and “Water.”

“CIFIKA is game-changing the way you look at Korea’s musical landscape. Her brand new PRISM EP grabs the rapt attention of the listener and draws them into the colorful, futuristic world that CIFIKA has distinctly created on her own.”

“Alluring-yet-mysterious pop siren”

She’s a DIY, self-taught/producer/mixer/singer/songwriter rising steadily from Seoul’s underground electronic scene and has only been creating music for the past 2 years, which I find hard to believe. 

Listen to the EP here: http://bit.ly/2GLuRLR

Both familiar and indefinable, she deftly blends R&B, low-fi, dark electronic soundscapes with bouncy house and playful pop, along with her signature vocals in both English and Korean. Her voice is majestic, layered and textured with her electronic productions. Tickets are Free with RSVP so make sure you reserve your spot quick!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Happy National Vitamin C Day



Today is National Vitamin C Day and it's the perfect time of the year to get your skin in better shape. Adding Vitamin C to your skin routine can help brighten and cleanse your skin with the help of antioxidants. It can also tone and revitalize your skin leaving it radiant and glowing. Here are a few products you may want to add to your cart.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Hello April


Hello and welcome to April! It's been a while, almost a month, since my last blog post and I must admit, I really missed blogging! Is it just me or did time just seemed to fly by in March. If anything, I was only active on social media like Instagram, SnapChat and sometimes Twitter, so make sure you follow me there so you don't miss a thing!

Friday, March 2, 2018

Gap | Sara Jessica Parker


Gap has released a limited-edition collection of girls and boys apparel and accessories with Sarah Jessica Parker that's playful, fun, and whimsical. Inspired by Parker's childhood heirlooms, the collection embraces prints and texture by playing with ginghams, stripes, florals and eyelet in classic Gap silhouettes. 

Monday, February 12, 2018

#MenswearMonday: SuitSupply FW18 Collection


Fashion Week frenzy kicked off with NYFW Mens and since we were invited to cover quite a few shows, I decided to create a segment called #MenswearMonday to share some of the upcoming styles and newest designers breaking in to the Menswear industry. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do. I've always thought the change in men's fashion over the years has been very interesting and more and more men have taken a greater interest into what they wear, how they style their looks and even grooming techniques.


First up in our #MenswearMonday segment is the SuitSupply Fall/Winter 2018 Collection. Locally SuitSupply has two locations in the Philadelphia area, 1601 Locust Street and in the King of Prussia Mall. They are a European men's fashion brand known for their expert tailoring, attention to detail, and their use of fine Italian fabrics.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Socks for Society


Guy or Girl, we all need socks. They're constantly getting sucked up by the dryer monster leaving you always on the hunt for a new pair. So you might as well get a pair that does some good. Society Socks are fashionable socks with amazing quality that have a good side.

Friday, February 2, 2018

#FashionFriday: Major BooHoo Sale


Hey Fashion Lovers, our friends at BooHoo are having an amazing sale! Now until Sunday, February 4, enjoy 80% off + an Extra 10% off select styles online. From coats to beauty and much more, we'll find prices starting at just $2!!! Shop 30 of my favs below and Happy Friday!


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Get the Look: Janelle Monae at the Grammy's

Get the look!


If you've watched the Grammy's this past weekend you no doubt love the glitz and glamour on the red carpet. But it doesn't just end at the fashion, but makeup is a huge part of "The Look". Makeup Artist Jessica Smalls lets us in on how to recreate Janelle Monae's Beauty Look she wore to the 2018 Grammy's! Her Inspiration: "I wanted to give Janelle a timeless and current look at the same time, so I decided to give her a Twiggy 2018 vibe."


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Trunk Club 4 Game Day Style


This Sunday is the Big Game and with only days to figure out what you should wear to theSuper Bowl party, you may want to give it some thought. If you're a pretty big fan, you may want to buy an accessory like this Dooney & Bourke Philadelphia Eagles bag, but if you're just going for the food you might feel more comfortable investing to your closet as a whole. Trunk Club has a team of stylist to assist you in looking your best, not just for game day, but whatever the occasion. 

Monday, January 29, 2018

Car Review: The Mitsubishi Outlander LE


January is almost over and I have to say its been a pretty good month. One of the highlights of the month was being able to review the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander LE, one of Mitsubishi's Crossover vehicles! I enjoyed running around in the Outlander, doing everything from day to day task to going out with friends and family.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Philly Auto Show is Coming


The Philadelphia Auto Show will be back in town January 27 to February 4 and it's bigger and better than ever! I remember my first time going to the Philly Auto Show, maybe 5 years ago and wondering why I didn't go sooner. It's a fun event for all ages, whether you're in the market for a vehicle, or just want to see what's new in the world of automobiles. Special highlights this year include an enhanced Super Cars Display and robust Exotic Vehicles Display. Check out Super Cars like the Bugatti Chiron, Bugatti Veyron and Ford GT, along with Exotics like the Aston Martin DB11, Ferrari 488 Spider, McLaren 720S and Rolls-Royce Phantom, just to name a few. 

You'll even have the chance to get close and personal with your favorite famous vehicles from shows you love like the Mystery Machine from “Scooby Doo,” Tow Mater, K.I.T.T. from “Knight Rider,” the “A-Team” Van and cars from the “Fast and the Furious” and “XXX” series. This is just a taste at what the 117th Edition of the Philly Auto Show has to offer.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Creating with Basic Invite

Special Thanks to Basic Invite for Sponsoring this Post.


Invitations, announcements, love notes, and stationary comes in many shapes and colors, but nothing speaks louder than your own style. Basic Invite has exactly what you need to be able to create your own invitations for any occasion. Navigating thru the website was easy and honestly, a lot of fun, but you might wonder, what set them apart from other sites similar to them? Check out 5 areas where Basic Invite raises the bar!

Philly Restaurant Week

El Vez
Happy Restaurant Week! Now through January 26, participating restaurants are offering three-course dinners for only $35 and three-course lunches for $20. Click Here for the full list of restaurants, menus, and easy online reservations through OpenTable. You can enter the contest for 52 gift certificates from Center City restaurants or Live Nation presents Dinner and a Show where you can win dinner and tickets to the U2 Concert! Follow us on Twitter, @PhilaRestWeek, for the latest #CCDRW news. Get a ride to your favorite restaurants with Lyft, using the code CCDWINTER.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Fly, Eagles, Fly



The energy is high in the city of Philadelphia and the surrounding areas! Everyone is rooting for the Philadelphia Eagles to win the NFC Championship game this game at Lincoln Financial Field! This would be the last game before “The Big One” and the hopes are high! UPDATE: WE'RE GOING TO THE SUPERBOWL!!!! So why not show a lil’ team spirit with one of the stylish bags from the Dooney & Bourke NFL Collection

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Weekend Getaway: Hershey, PA

Special thanks to Hershey for partnering with us on this post!


This weekend was the perfect opportunity to getaway and do something exciting. So we decided to head out to the sweetest place on Earth, Hershey, PA! I haven't been out there since 2010, so I was excited to see any new changes and old favorites that happened over the years at Hershey's Chocolate World. It's a great place to visit with the whole family, especially in the off season, when their amusement park isn't open.

Friday, January 12, 2018

#FashionFriday: Stuart Weitzman Sale


Sometimes when things are too good to be true, they usually are. Well here's the one case it's not. Stuart Weitzman is having an amazing sale that I think you should know about. You can find shoes starting at as low a second $188 and for a limited time get an additional 10% off of the sale price with code "ADD10". The hard part is choosing one (or two). If you decide on just one I would definitely lean towards one of their classic tall boot silhouettes with the ties, it’s a classic look from the brand that never goes out of style. Happy Friday and Happy Shopping!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

#TBT: My Disney Memories - Food & Wine Fest 2017


If one of your 2018 plans include a trip to Walt Disney World, may I suggest attending their Food and Wine Festival that takes place usually at the end of summer and last until late fall. Since my family started going years ago, (over 10 years ago) it's gained popularity and they've extending the dates of the festival.

My favorite thing about the Food & Wine Festival is that I can eat "world the world" and try food and beverages from all different cultures. I always try to make it a point to visit a different station every time, but of course I have my favorites. Here's what made my Food & Wine list of 2018!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Beauty Review: 7th Heaven Face Masks

7th Heaven Facial Mask Review
Before my new year got interrupted with the stomach virus (#gross), I wanted to treat myself to a great facial mask from 7th Heaven! They were nice enough to send me a package packed with facial mask of all kinds, even one for my hubby. The first one I used was the Creamy Coconut containing Ground Cocoa, Coconut (of course) and Shea Nuts. 
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