Happy Weekend!

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Its the weekend! A weekend that I have been looking forward to for quite sometime because its my birthday present weekend. Scott is taking me up a trip to Bucks County specifically New Hope and Doylestown filled with wine tastings, shopping and dinner at Honey. The best part about the trip (city dweller moment) is that we’ll get to see all of the fall foliage in full effect this weekend. Yes, I love Philadelphia however nothing beats seeing the leaves change out in the suburbs or in the rural suburbs (as Scott refers to my hometown in NJ). Hopefully I will be able to snap some great photos and make a Bucks County Moment!

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To make a great weekend even better its the HARRY POTTER FESTIVAL IN CHESTNUT HILL (insert fan girl scream). I have never been able to go and tomorrow that all changes. I’m not entirely sure how Quidditch will be played or if the butter beer will be as delicious as Harry Potter World’s version. I’m just giddy to wear my Prefect badge out and about.

Whatever you do this weekend I hope its a great one!

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At The Moment

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At the moment the links I am really digging on the internet this week:

  • The future trends of nail art and I want to try all of them.
  • Remember playing MASH in elementary school? Me too. Who What Wear graciously brought this game back to life this week.
  • Malala Yousafzai is the youngest person to win a Nobel Peace Prize.

The pin of the week is a gorgeous outfit from the Tibi S/S 15 collection. I enjoy the simplicity of a black and white ensemble. Maybe next summer I will take on this trend.

 

Team Android During Fashion Month

I have always wondered what it would be like to have two cell phones. One for personal use and a second just for special projects (this blog). Let me tell you 16GB is not enough for all the photos I take on my camera app so luckily Verizon reached out and offered to provide me with the Samsung Galaxy S5 phone for all of my Philadelphia fashion events last month.

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When my Samsung first arrived you could definitely say I was a fish out of water. I have been #TeamApple for the past eight years (I even worked at the Apple Store in Atlantic City) so I was completely unfamiliar with Android technology. I even had to google on my iPad how to turn the Samsung on! (Feel free to make fun of me later, that was tough to admit haha.) After I started getting acclimated with my new phone and playing around with all of my regular social media apps, I synced my personal email to the Gmail app.

Mind. Blown.

Again fish out of water moment but I loved how the Galaxy synced up perfectly with my Google profile. Calendar, drive, email, the works was now synced in perfect harmony on my phone and my life. Another aspect of the phone I enjoyed is that you can customize more than just your home screen or lock page. I can customize text messages, colors, fonts and my front app screen. As a creative person, I like that these aspects of the phone can change whenever I want them to. This aspect of Android technology was very appealing to me. I can switch up how my phone looks every season instead of getting bored with the same layout for two year.

I hope all of this information helped! Of course, the camera on the Samsung Galaxy S5 is awesome, but I felt that it was necessary to show show this phone synced up with my entire life. Not just the camera. So have you thought about becoming Team Android? Sticking with the iPhone and #bendgate? Let me know!

Happy Weekend!

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October is one of my favorite months because every weekend is jam packed with events to go to in Philadelphia. Get ready guys, this is a happy weekend to the extreme!

First off, who wouldn’t want to go to the High Steaks! The Great Philly Cheesesteak Challenge and Cocktail Competition? Taking place at Square 1682 on Sunday, this is a foodie event not to miss with a stacked list of restaurants participating. Tickets are $40 for all you can eat & drink.

Looking forward to shopping this weekend? Well I have two events for you to check out. On Saturday, take the #57 bus down to BUS STOP boutique because they are hosting a meet and greet with the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator. All 6 designers in residence will have their collections for sale. Use the hashtag #BusStopLovesPFI if you go and say cheers to shop owner Elena!

For my readers out in the suburbs, don’t worry I’ve got an event for you too. Stop by Formals XO at the King of Prussia Mall for their styling event with Amanda Margusity the Style Director of Faviana. RSVP: Formal XO at 610.265.7766.

See you next week and have a great weekend!

 

Event Alert: Vanity Fair LiftTOUR

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Hello readers in the Greater Philadelphia area! The Vanity Fair LiftTOUR benefiting Dress for Success will be moving around to five different malls in this area. At each stop, women are invited aboard for a free bra fitting with a Vanity Fair Fit Expert and the opportunity to donate a brand-new bra on behalf of Vanity Fair to the local Dress for Success affiliate.

Since the LiftTOUR launch back in July 2014 this initiative has helped 3,500 women and Vanity Fair has matched that donation of bras to local Dress for Success chapters. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this is a great time and event to participate in and help a charity local to Philadelphia.

Jean Madeline Giveaway

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As you all know, its Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I am so happy to partner with Jean Madeline and Jean Madeline Aveda Institite to support their fundraising efforts. I am hosting a giveaway for a $50 gift card that can be used towards any service & used at any of the Jean Madeline Salons, Adolf Biecker Spa/Salon, Adolf Biecker Studio, and Jean Madeline Aveda Institute. (I personally love Adolf Biecker in Center City, David gave me the long bob of my dreams.)

Use Rafflecopter below to complete the giveaway! My fingers are crossed for you. I’ll have additional updates about the Jean Madeline fundraising events later this month as well.

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Happy (Birthday) Weekend!

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Happy Weekend! I feel like there is a lot going on in Philadelphia. Not only should you come to my event with Fashion of Philly and Century 21 (new date October 5th!) but you gotta check out the new Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk and Midtown Village Festival. I am so excited for the brand new boardwalk – its being compared to the High Line in New York City, but I am just excited for the innovation and upcoming attractions popping up in Philadelphia. Proud resident right here. Hopefully I can take my bike out for a ride before it gets too cold.

Not to state the obvious from my altered title and image on the post, but yes I will be another year older and wiser on Sunday. Before that though I have my mom, my dad’s 60th, and Scott’s mom’s birthday. Then I have Scott’s birthday, celebrating my mom’s birthday and then Scott’s dad’s 60th birthday. Yes, we’re all Libras. A lot of balance going on in this family.

For my upcoming 26th year, I’m going to continue to grow at work (become a #GIRLBOSS obviously) and on my hobbies specifically this blog. I have a lot of new content I’d like to roll out at the end of the year/beginning of 2015 so fingers crossed I can set some time aside to make my content a reality. I’ve been so inspired by my fellow ladies in Philadelphia I want to make sure that I can be the best that I can be as well. Cheers!

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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 Sunday, October 5th from 10am-2pm in Dilworth Park. Tweet or Instagram #C21Philly and you’ll have a chance to win a $1,000 gift card! { Since this event is on my 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