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!

 

At The Moment

Pin of the Week 9.4.14At the moment links I am currently digging on the internet:

The pin of the week is BEN SAVAGE! I am assuming a lot of people used to watch TGIF on ABC back in the late 90’s early 2000’s. *raises hand*

 

The Philadelphia Collection 2014

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Ah, September in Philadelphia. For some it means Pumpkin Spice coffee at Wawa. Others, it’s the countdown to Brauhaus Schmitz’s epic Oktoberfest on South Street. For every person with a Fantasy Football team, it means the triumphant return of football (EAGLES) season. On 2 St, New Year’s Season has commenced and all the mummers will be practicing on Sunday mornings doing their drill to practice for January 1st.

For all my fellow fashionistas, September in Philadelphia means The Philadelphia Collection (TPC), a week-long celebration of all things retail. All thanks to Mayor Nutter and his crew, Philadelphia has been slowly growing their own retail and fashion culture (plus getting recognized for it). The TPC website is now live and I wanted to share a few of the events that I am looking the most forward to:

September 17th:

September 18th:

September 19th:

September 20th:

September 21st:

September 22nd:

September 23rd:

The Philadelphia Collection is from September 17th – 24th. Check the events page for a full list of what is going on.

Made In America Weekend

made in america scheduleSome of us will be heading down the shore for LDW, some will be completely avoiding the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and then there are the people like me who will be going to Made in America all weekend long. I’ve been going to this music festival with my cousin for the past three years and I like to think of it as our thing. Two full days of dancing, drinking some beers and eating from the delicious food trucks. For the price $117 for two days and I can sleep in my own bed at the end of the night, this is a win win for newbie festival goers like myself. Here are a few tips about what I have learned over the past three years:

1. For every 2 adult beverages, a bottle of water. We all know you need to stay hydrated while you drink, but being out in the sun all day and dancing really increases the chances of becoming dehydrated a realtiy. I got a brutal headache waiting for the bus back home last year so I will be definitely monitoring my level of H20 throughout the weekend.

2. Map out your route home before leaving Made in America! Last year my cousin, Scott and I decided to be good Samaritans and walk a fellow person from our group back to her car. Well, she just left us on 28th and Poplar without offering a ride back to Center City or to a legit location where we could grab a cab. Lesson learned ya’ll! We all know SEPTA is going to be delayed and cabs will be avoiding the parkway so map out what time you want to leave MIA and where the best place will be for your group to snag some transportation home.

3. Anti-Bacterial for your hands. Seriously, they are 5 for $5 at Bath and Body Works, everyone will love you for carrying one or all five of them with you all weekend.

4. Know what bands you want to see and their set times. That way if the group has to deivde and conquer you can plus picking a meeting location. I’ll never forget during Beyonce’s set last year it became the questions game “Where are Scott’s brothers?” Luckily, Mike is 6’4″ and my cousin was able to spot him before half our group wound up in South Philly at the Dolphin Tavern.

This weekend is never a dull moment! See you at the MIA fest and stay safe!

 Image via @MIAfestival on Twitter

At The Moment

Pin of the Week 8.28.14 (1)At the moment, links I am currently digging on the internet:

The pin of the week really captures 3 beautiful women (oh hi Rihanna, Naomi and Iman) on the cover of W Magazine! Join me on Pinterest won’t you?

 

Get In My Closet: Fall 2014

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Every morning when I walk out of my front door, the temperature is getting a little chillier and that can only mean one thing… Fall is coming. Of course, there is always going to be the rejoice for boots and scarves, however there are a few key pieces I have been eyeing up on the internet.

Since grey is my neutral color of choice, I am thrilled that J.Crew has a plethora of grey graphic sweatshirts and accessories to choose from. I’d love to replace my wool jacket with leather sleeves for a 2.0 version, I have taken it to the tailor more times than I can count. I’d love to update my cheetah flats to that adorable cheetah belt or similar accessory.

My gold Sperrys need to be retired for the summer so I’ve got my eye on a black slip on sneaker which would then go perfectly with my dream ASOS back pack. (How cute is that bag?!) Finally, I really want to grow my skirt collection this fall/winter season so a bright colored skirt is also on my horizon.

Shop the post: Hat/J.Crew, Cheetah Belt/J.Crew, Say Yes Sweatshirt/J.Crew Similar, Coat/H&M, Backpack/ASOS, Sneaker/ALDO, Skirt/Joie