Century 21 Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s fashion scene is growing immensely in October. Of course, I am most excited for the grand opening of the Century 21 Department Store in Center City. At the end of the summer, I had the pleasure of going to Century 21’s home office and meet the rest of the bloggers working on the #C21Philly campaign. Let’s just say it was an unreal shopping experience and everyone should be on the look out for a series of pop-up events in Philadelphia over the next few months.

Intrigued? You should be! Come out to the #C21Philly event Brittiny Stewart (Fashion of Philly) and I are co-hosting on Saturday, October 4th from 10am-2pm in Dilworth Park. Tweet or Instagram #C21Philly and you’ll have a chance to win products or the mystery gift card. { Since this event is the day before my 26th birthday, I’ll assume I am good luck and someone I know will win the gift card ;) }

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Like my dress? Of course, I got it at Century 21! Can’t wait to shop designer apparel and accessories at 60% off. All. The. Time.

Photos by Ryan J. Dennis

A Modest and Stylish Rosh Hashanah

I guess you can say that I see September as a fresh start each calendar year. Its a new school year, new fashion month and most of all its the New Year aka Rosh Hashanah for me and all my fellow Jews! Earlier this summer I read an article about Mimu Maxi, a clothing brand created by Orthodox Jewish sisters-in-law Mimi Hecht and Mushky Notik. Mimu Maxi was a line created for women who want to dress modestly for personal religious beliefs, but not compromising being stylish.

From the photos below you can see that Mimi and Mushky has successfully created a clothing line that allows for all women to stay stylish and be covered. I love their signature item, skirt leggings, which was created to get rid of “the frumpy skirts of yesteryear”. {I have to admit in college, I did not know what to wear to shabbos at an Orthodox temple. Guilty as charged, I wish I had known about Mimu Maxi back then!}

Another thing I love about this clothing brand is that Mimu Maxi has an amazing social media presence. They showcase their clients rocking their #OOTD and repost to their company accounts. Each day I feel really inspired by how stylish the modest dressing empire has become through their Instagram account.

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Finally, I have to circle back to the article that introduced me to Mimu Maxi. I have to applaud Mimi and Mushky for standing up for their own personal beliefs that “any Jewish support of modesty in the world at large should be promoted [and] encouraged”.

In my own personal experience, I have not had an easy time choosing to be one of the Jewish faith. If I had a dollar for every time I heard “Your mom isn’t Jewish so you’re not either”, I would have quite the bank account. However, I have learned to overcome what people may say and I can look up to the wonderful job Mimi and Mushky did overcoming customer opinions earlier this summer.

Today I will take the time to reflect on the brink of a brand new year. So for all of my fellow members of the Jewish faith, I wish you a very happy & stylish new year!

Photos via Mimu Maxi

Event Alert: Philly Mag Shops

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Here at Jade & The City I want to promote all Philadelphia based retail events, even if I cannot attend them. Definitely make a Google Calendar reminder for this shopping soiree. More details below. Thanks Emily G at Philly Mag for inviting me!

Join Philadelphia magazine for Philly’s Ultimate Designer Warehouse Sale! Philly Mag Shops is a one-day-only warehouse-style shopping event, featuring fall’s most sought-after designer apparel, accessories and footwear. Over 30 of Philadelphia’s best shops and designers come together to offer fabulous fall fashion—including Knit Wit, Mettlers American Mercantile, Third Street Habit, Geisha House, Shop Sixty-Five, Aoki, Per Lei, Jade’s Closet, Element Six, Style Camp, Eaves, Nicole Miller, Erdon, Vagabond, Aso Damisi, Mariel Rojo, Bela Shehu, the Philadelphia magazine Fashion Project finalists’ designs, Project Runway winner Dom Streater and more!

October 5th | 12pm-3pm | $25 per ticket | The Crane Arts Building

Happy Weekend!

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I feel like I have an event this weekend for all of my readers so let’s get right to it!

  • Want to do a last minute 5K? Variety is hosting a Superhero 5K tomorrow morning in Fairmount. Costumes encouraged!
  • Its Oktoberfest weekend! I’m heading over to Wilmington, DE tomorrow night for their festivities. Check out all the details here.
  • I’m officially a Director-at-Large for the Temple Women’s Network (a new Alumni organization at my alma mater) and we are having our first brunch and speaking engagement on Sunday.

The best for last! I am so happy to celebrate tomorrow afternoon with Ian Michael Crumm and Refinery 29 at the King of Prussia Mall. Refinery 29 (my favorite site of all time) is hosting a shopping block full of fashion and beauty activities tomorrow from 12-5pm in The Plaza, Nordstrom Court. {Shout out to Karma PR, I can’t wait to see what the bloggers reception has in store for us!} See you there!

At The Moment

Pin of the Week 9.18.14At the moment here are the links I am currently digging this week:

  • The biggest trend predictions for S/S 2015.
  • Lauren Conrad‘s Fall Kohl’s Collection – I kind of want everything.
  • Love Slice Pizza? (Me too. Buffalo Chicken Pizza mmmm) The owners are opening up a burger place on East Passyunk Ave.
  • Though Phashion Phest was last night. I LOVED this article on Uwishunu featuring the event and The Philadelphia Collection!

The pin of the week is my inspiration for room decorating in 2015!

 

Marchesa Voyage for ShopStyle

I love a good dress and bold print blouse. When my friends at ID PR sent over to me the information about the Marchesa Voyage for ShopStyle NYFW Party invite I was A. Ecstatic B. Bummed I couldn’t go (too close to The Philadelphia Collection in Philadelphia, crunch time for me at work) C. I still wanted to write about the collection so here we are now.

I love that the collection is full of bold prints and two of my favorite colors to wear – blue and red. The collection was also inspired by travel which I think most twenty-somethings can relate to. {I know most of us have a serious case of wander lust or a travel bucket list that is two pages long.} The knit dress and red blouse are perfect for work and play which is something to always think about when purchasing staple items. I love the scarf and patterned blouse for a fun night out in Center City with my gals.

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Happy Weekend!

This is where I leave youHappy weekend everyone! After a long week at work I am very excited to have a weekend full of fun activities before all of The Philadelphia Collection events starting next week. This week, I got to see a free screening of This Is Where I Leave You at the Ritz East in Olde City. (Thanks Gilt City for the free voucher). I pretty much always watch Jason Batement and Tina Fey movies. Then with the additions of Adam Driver (GIRLS) and Corey Stoll (House of Cards) I knew this was a movie I was going to enjoy. The release date is September 19th and I highly recommend it. I was laughing pretty hard most of the movie so if you like comedies – add it to your list!

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At The Moment

Pins of the Week 9.11.14At the moment, links I am currently digging on the internet:

  •  I’m sure everyone saw the #NYFW tweets all week. See what its like being a social media manager during this crazy fashionable time period.
  • Royal Baby #2 is on the way!
  • The first annual Bikes and Beers is happening in Philadelphia.
  • How to make your eyes pop! (I definitely need this on a sleepy day.)

This week I have PINS of the week! I have noticed a lot of pinners are following my Primpin Board. I invite you too as well ;)

Fall Beauty Dreamin

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Fall is upon us and I am getting ready to change up my beauty routine for the season. I have been seeing a ton of posts about the “new cat eye” and I highly suggest for anyone out there to buy the new Benefit they’re real! push up liner. I got it over the summer and it has changed my world and opinion on gel eye liners. Its the bomb people!

Since I finally nailed down that I have a serious love for cream blush, I am venturing into experimenting with nude makeup. For anyone who doesn’t want to splurge on the naked palette, good news! Maybelline just released The Expert Wear Palette The Nudes and I think I’m in love. (PS – ULTA is having BOGO 50% off Maybelline products and I scored this lipstick too!)

Let’s not forget about hair trends of course. I am teaming up with Jean Madeline as a Beauty Ambassador for the Breast Cancer Fundraising efforts in October! In the last three years, the salons raised close to $45,000 for Breast Cancer Research and I am thrilled to help maximize their efforts on the blog. We’ll be hosting a fun giveaway together so stay tuned. I will continue to research long bob’s and see if I will make the big chop.

What fall beauty trends are you experimenting with?

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Happy Weekend!

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Septa concourseHappy Weekend! September in Philadelphia is starting off very festive with the grand opening of Dilworth Park. Dilworth Park was a huge expansion plan of City Hall in Philadelphia that went under construction in 2011. {2011?!} Now I can happily cross 15th Street again to a beautiful park with quite a bit of programming in the upcoming months. Three words – Oktoberfest. October. 25th.

Dilworth Park has brand new SEPTA entrances to the City Hall and 15th Street subway stations that are tricked out with LED screens and brand new kiosks. There is plenty of outdoor seating around the park and you can grab a sandwich, salad or pastry at the new Rosa Blanca cafe.

Speaking of Dilworth Park – everyone should come out October 4th – I’ll have more details about my fun event with Century 21 soon :) Have a great weekend Philly!