Follow the News in Three Steps

Due to recent events and opinions I have decided to share little ways to keep up to date with the news. More than ever for the millennial generation, keeping up with local, national and international news can help you form your own opinion and be educated on all topics. Controversial or not.

Facebook: Yes, another Facebook update that may been overlooked when it first started, but I find the Facebook sidebar to be very helpful with little time. Throughout the day, the Facebook trending topics sidebar is updated trending news. Your mouse can hover over the trending topic and you can find related articles to the topic. During your 5 minute internet break at work to check Facebook, look a little to your left to see what is going on.

The Skimm newsletter: If you haven’t signed up for the Skimm newsletter yet, I highly suggest that you should. The Skimm provides paragraphs about national and international news that happened the day before or while you were sleeping. I get my newsletter sent to my work email address so it has become a part of my morning routine.

CNN mobile app: The CNN mobile app provides breaking alerts on national and international news. Slide the alert open on your mobile app and the article pops up on your smart phone.

Thanksgiving 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

On Thanksgiving Eve I head home to New Jersey to have Thanksgiving #1 with my mom, step-dad and our entire block. (Not really, but you get the visual.) I honestly have become defeated by the amount of food my step-dad makes. He’s Italian so even though he doesn’t like turkey, he makes two. Then there is stuffing, green bean casserole, bacon wrapped dates/water chestnuts, dips and a lot more food that I can’t remember off the top of my head. I have learned to not give up a stylish look on Thanksgiving, however I am not resisting any homemade cooking so this year I am embracing sweatpants. Good thing Uniqlo has created a slim fit sweatpant that we can all use this holiday. What do you wear to Thanksgiving dinner?

Shop the post: Sweatpants Uniqlo / Sneakers ALDO / Necklace Bauble Bar / Stripe Shirt Monki

Happy Weekend!

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Happy Weekend everybody! I’m heading up to New York City with Scott for a football filled weekend. Tomorrow is the 150th anniversary of the Lehigh and Lafayette university rivalry and the huge milestone is taking place at Yankee Stadium. Pretty fun, right? Though most of my Saturday will be prancing around Manhattan and the Bronx for tailgate fun I have a few bucket list items I’m hoping to check off. One consists of eating at least one of these sandwiches and the other is visiting Barneys to see their holiday windows. Not too bad, right? Whatever you do this weekend I hope its a good one! See you next week guys.

Image via the famous Andrew Daniels’ facebook

At The Moment

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At the moment, the links I am currently digging on the internet:

The pin of the week is a trend that I have become a big fan of, dainty earrings. Last year my mom got me a pair of diamond studs that had screw backings so I could never loose them. Fool proof I guess. Since then though I have only worn these studs and I felt a little off my jewelry game. I finally decided to go with these Bauble Bar earrings to add to my collection. What’s your favorite jewelry trend at the moment?

Jennifer Lawrence x Dior

Goodness knows I love me some Jennifer Lawrence and a beautiful Dior ad. Since Lawrence has been Dior’s It Girl I have always been on the lookout for her new ads as they come out each season. This season’s photographs just came out and they aren’t short of anything but stunning. The new collection Lawrence is modeling is Dior’s RTW Spring 2015 collection and it looks like black and white will be here to stay for quite some time. Though I am not quite fan of the choker comeback, it is undeniable that the edgy necklace adds some flair to the feminine silhouette dress, Lawrence has on. Looks like I’ll have to add some new pops to my wardrobe next year.

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More reasons to celebrate Jennifer Lawrence is the return of Hunger Games. Have you been following her red carpet looks? Did you see her crash SNL this past weekend? Whatever you have to go to get your Lawrence fix until Friday, I got you covered.

Images via Who What Wear

 

Happy Weekend!

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Happy Weekend folks! It is just be or is everyone feeling the holiday craziness at work? I’ve had this talk with friends about how I have to check my Google calendar about four times before I commit to anything. I get so excited about multiple events that I forget to check what I already have blocked off that night. Whoops! I have been getting somewhat better at my calendar since I’ve committed myself to a few professional boards outside of work and this blog. I can only get better at scheduling am I right?

Speaking of my calendar, I will be attending my first ever Ugly Sweater Holiday Party. I couldn’t’t have planned it more perfectly because the party falls during Hanukkah. Can you guess what I did yesterday during my breaks at work? I found Scott this and this on Amazon yesterday (he went with option two). Then I found an Etsy sweater I liked, but Scott struck internet gold with finding the website Gelt Fiend. This sweater is now on its way to me. YES.

How was everyone else’s week? Are ya ready for the weekend? I hope so! Here are a few places/events I will be checking out over the weekend:

  • Fairmount Park Gingerbread House Display The Shops at Liberty Place 1625 Chestnut Street Eleven of the mansions in Fairmount Park have been created into gingerbread sugary goodness and they look amazing. Stop by this weekend to see the hard work created by some of Philadelphia best chefs and catering companies
  • Occasionette’s Second Saturday 1825 East Passyunk Ave Occasionette invites everyone to their shop for a wine and cheese tasting with Madame Fromage! I didn’t need any additional convincing because free wine and in cheese in an adorable card store sounds like a winner to me. The party is from 6-8pm!
  • It’s the first weekend you can shop at the new ellelauri boutique in Rittenhouse 114 S. 19th Street. If you are in Rittenhouse you should stop by the Beyond Rittenhouse Pop-Up Shop. Its closes up on Sunday 250 South 18th Street.

See you all next week!

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Kiehl’s x Norman Rockwell

Kiehls Norman Rockwell

We all know that every brick & mortar store, department store, etsy shop, etc has begun to roll out their holiday ad campaigns and products. This year, I have taken to one brand’s holiday spirit and its just so happens to be one of my favorite beauty brands, Kiehl’s. I swear up and down my Kiehl’s products and drinking 64oz of water a day to glowing skin. So when I walked past their store at the Shops at Liberty Place I felt all sorts of nostalgia to their holiday campaign featuring Norman Rockwell paintings.

Kiehl’s has started to sell all of their holiday gift bags and if you are looking to add some new products to your skin care regime, shop these now. Here are a few of my recommendations:

Another great sale to look out for with Kiehl’s is KIEHL’S CASH! So you don’t want to commit to an entire gift set, that’s understandable. Next month when the Kiehl’s Cash sale is on you get $20 off your $65 plus purchase. Sounds like a deal to me!

At The Moment

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At the moment, links and articles I am currently digging on the internet:

This week’s pin of the week is a gorgeous haircut that I would love to achieve once I find the urge to grow out my long bob. (Which I’m quite happy with. Finally, I achieved a low maintenance hairstyle without frizz.)

Happy Weekend!

Happy Weekend! Its First Friday in Philadelphia and I can’t think of a better part of the month. If you are in the mood to party hop tonight, I have three events I think you should check out. Here we go, get your Google Calendars ready.

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Its no secret that I am a huge fan of BUS STOP Boutique in Queen Village. Well the ladies behind BUS STOP are heading to the Rittenhouse neighborhood and they are bringing some friends along. Kick-off two weeks of shopping with BUS STOP Boutique, ARMOUR Philadelphia, Ritual Ritual and Third Street Habit Boutique tonight at Beyond Rittenhouse. The opening reception is tonight from 6-8pm at Metropolitan Gallery 250 – 250 S. 18th Street.

AITA 11.7.14

Next if you are heading over to Olde City, you must stop by Art in the Age to check out their annual holiday pop-up. New this year AITA partnered with Westerlind, a showroom specifically for camping and outdoor goods. So for all of my friends that like to really camp and not glamp like me – start putting Westerlind’s merchandise on your present list. I would pick out this, this and this. This party is from 6-8pm, delicious Art in the Age and Spodee cocktails will be served as well.

The hive

Ah, the best of last. Melissa Alam and all the Queen Bees will be celebrating the grand opening of The Hive! The Hive is Philadelphia’s first women only co-working space. If you have been keeping up to date with all of the buzz on this business, the wait is finally over to see the new space. The Hive will have a DJ, food & drinks, balloons and a photo booth! RSVP here. The Hive is located at 222B Race Street.

At The Moment

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Now on its new day, at the moment links I am currently digging on the internet this week!

Speaking of holidays. Of course, I was confused when I was shopping at Target and walked into the Christmas section when it wasn’t even Halloween yet. Now that Halloween has been celebrated, I can move forward with accepting that the holiday season begins in early November. So that means one can never start early to shop for holiday party outfits. I love the sequin green skirt above paired with the chambray top. I feel like its a unique twist to an office/professional org holiday party outfit. What do you think?