To The Year That Almost Broke Me (And 5 Things I'm Going to Do to Conquer 2017)

To The Year That Almost Broke Me (And 5 Things I'm Going to Do to Conquer 2017)

It’s hard to believe that we actually managed to survive the dumpster fire that was 2016. You probably don’t need to hear it from me, in fact, the coverage of 2016’s suckery was more than sufficient, but can I please go on record as saying that this year of our lord 2016 was absolutely and utterly devastating? We lost Hollywood iconslegendary musiciansintergalactic royalty, and freedom fighters. We learned that sometimes love is Trumped by hate. And personally, professionally, macro-ly, micro-ly - 2016 tore through my life like the merging tornados at the end of Twister.

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The 5 Things You Need To Know to Keep Your Skin Radiant This Winter

The 5 Things You Need To Know to Keep Your Skin Radiant This Winter

Why does it feel like as soon as you get a summertime skin care routine down it’s already winter and you have to go back to the drawing board? Well, today I say no more! No more dry dull skin. No more lathering on oily products in an attempt to give your face a semblance of life. I have five tips and one excellent product that’s going to change your winter skin care game forever. Here are my winter skin care tips for radiant skin during the dead of winter.

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The September* Issue is (Finally) Here!

The September* Issue is (Finally) Here!

So I know what you're thinking. December is a little late for a September Issue. In that respect, you are completely right. Due to my busy schedule, Netflix queue, and Aries nature, I may have a tendency to bite off a little more than I can chew. That being said, It is my honor to finally present a new Lifestoned Adventures zine - The September Issue(ish). 

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What To Wear This Winter

What To Wear This Winter

Fall is in full swing, and before we know it, we'll be smack in the thick of winter. It won’t be too long before we’re piling on the lip balm and donning gloves everywhere we go—and it’s best to be prepared for Old Man Winter when he arrives. He’s known to be quite the nuisance! Many people might be dreading the onset of frigid temperatures, but I’m here to offer you some solace. Just think about all the fun winter fashion we get to wear!

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The Secret to Layering Like A Pro

The Secret to Layering Like A Pro

Pst! Want to know the secret to layering like a stylist or a famous fashion blogger. Lean in a little bit closer and get ready for your mind to explode. The secret to layering like a boss is simple: Forget everything you've ever learned about what does and does not match. Because if you want to become a layering mastermind, you must be comfortable making bold choices and big risks. So, with the help of Rubi, model, stylist, and no stranger to this blog, I'm going to teach you how to layer like a pro. 

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Pre-Holiday R&R At The Rittenhouse Spa & Club Plus Chic Holiday Hair by Celebrity Stylist Paul Labrecque

Pre-Holiday R&R At The Rittenhouse Spa & Club Plus Chic Holiday Hair by Celebrity Stylist Paul Labrecque

Believe it or not, the Holiday season is already upon us. As someone who’s currently writing this next to a bowl of Halloween candy, it’s hard to fathom that it is already time to start the gingerbread flavored hustle and bustle of the season. And although the holiday season is fantastic (hello Hallmark movies and peppermint bark) preparing for the holiday season is...less than fantastic. So before I have to head to Old City to get some Christmas shopping done, I needed to take a day to relax and prepare. And what better place to go than The Rittenhouse Spa and Club's Salon by Paul Labrecque.

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Style Guide: The Practical Magic of Meg Ryan in The Fall (And Other Movies That Will Transform Your Fall Wardrobe)

Style Guide: The Practical Magic of Meg Ryan in The Fall (And Other Movies That Will Transform Your Fall Wardrobe)

Now that we're officially in the throes of fall, I think it’s just about that time to get into the nitty gritty of your fall wardrobe, you know, before we have to clutch to our winter jackets for dear life. When it comes to fall, nothing warms fashionistas up like booties, PSL, and fall and fashion driven movie marathon. That’s why today's style guide is all about some of my favorite fall themed rom coms and cinematic classics.

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The 7 Kinds of People You're Going to Run Into (or Be) This Halloween

The 7 Kinds of People You're Going to Run Into (or Be) This Halloween

Tis the season folks! Halloween, or better yet, Halloween Weekend is finally upon us and I for one am super excited despite not even picking out an outfit yet (Pray for me). I truly and strongly believe that the costume a person chooses says a lot about them. So, with the use of visuals from TV Halloween specials, allow me to introduce you to the 7 kinds of people you’re going to run into this Halloween.

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Fashion Editorial: Giselle Reimagined (Just in Time For Halloween)

Fashion Editorial: Giselle Reimagined (Just in Time For Halloween)

For my first “official” Fashion Editorial I wanted to call back to one of my first creative loves - ballet. This editorial, styled and photographed by yours truly, is a modern interpretation of my favorite ballet Giselle. Beautiful, dark, and weirdly perfect for Halloween, Giselle is a story of a beautiful, vibrant peasant girl named Giselle, who dies of a broken heart after discovering her lover is betrothed to another. After her death, Surrounded by tombstones in a forest cemetery, The Wilis (a group of white-tool and veil clad supernatural women) who dance men to death, summon Giselle from her grave. They target her lover for death, but Giselle's great love frees him from their grasp.

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My 7 Skin Care Commandments with Geneva Naturals

My 7 Skin Care Commandments with Geneva Naturals

I have a confession to make. I, Sola Onitiri - Philadelphia-style blogger, taco enthusiast, and pop culture nerd - am a skincare JUNKIE. Yep, you heard it here first folks. In fact, I’m so into skincare that I recently chucked all of my foundation to focus on achieving that dewy, glowy, Korean skincare blogger looking skin. This love affair with skincare products is a long and beautiful one. And throughout my many years of trying just about every trendy face mask, milk toner, and DIY exfoliator ever, I’ve cultivated a list of to-dos and to-don’ts. With the help of Geneva Naturals, a skincare brand dedicated to offering natural and effective skin care products that absolutely changed my natural beauty game for life, I came up with a list of skin care commandments that everyone needs to get their face sparkling.  

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NYFW S/S 2017 Recap: Time For Tea at Alterre Presentation

NYFW S/S 2017 Recap: Time For Tea at Alterre Presentation

Earlier this summer, I wrote about how women need shoes that could withstand our hustle. Earlier this summer I found those shoes and those shoes are made by Alterre. Surrounded by fine China, decadent wallpaper, and with a bellini in hand, I had a chance to (metaphorically) kick my feet up at Alterre’s NYFW presentation at Lady Mendl's Tea Salon. Like I mentioned above, and a few (dozen) times in the past week, fashion week is a blitz, so having the opportunity to sit down and enjoy my one true love--shoes--was much needed and much appreciated.

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Fall 2016 Trends: 6 Bomber Jackets That Are The Bomb Dot Com

Fall 2016 Trends: 6 Bomber Jackets That Are The Bomb Dot Com

If you haven’t run into one of these jackets yet, you’ve totally been slacking on your fall shopping. The bomber jacket is perhaps the biggest fall 2016 trend and with good reason. Bomber jackets are the best way to make a fashion statement and that fashion statement is ‘Yo, I’m cool AF.’ Because there are so many of bomber jackets on the market and you’ve been slacking on shopping, I’m here to help you narrow down which jacket fits your style the most. So for your consideration, here are six different kinds of bomber jackets that are the bomb dot com.  

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I’m Abandoning All Black Outfits Until Further Notice

I’m Abandoning All Black Outfits Until Further Notice

Happy Friday and second day of Fall my friends! We are now free to indulge in all of the pleasantries of the season including fall jackets, pumpkin spiced everything, and (my favorite seasonal holiday) Halloween. This autumn I’ve made a solemn vow to switch things up. Typically, when fall hits, I’m just about the first person in head-to-toe black. This year, after sitting down and chatting with Philadelphia style blogger Rubi and with the help of Sofia from Lularoe I’ve decided that I’m abandoning all black until further notice. *Queue gasping noises*

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Philly Fashion Events: Phashion Phest Made Me Want To Shop Till I Dropped (Plus Philly Fall Shopping Tips & Trends)

Philly Fashion Events: Phashion Phest Made Me Want To Shop Till I Dropped (Plus Philly Fall Shopping Tips & Trends)

If we’re really being honest with ourselves, we love fall because it is the perfect time to pumpkin spice up our closets. This year’s 23rd annual Phasion Phest was yet another reason to love both fall and shopping in the city of brotherly love. And It was not hard to feel that way when guests were invited to enjoy this year’s exclusive fashion show at One Liberty Observation Deck. Yeah, that’s right, the runway show was located at Philly’s hottest venue, the indoor observatory on the 57th floor of a skyscraper offering 360-degree panoramas of Philadelphia at sunset no less.

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Irina Vitjaz's NYFW Presentation was Fashion Daydreams Made Real

Irina Vitjaz's NYFW Presentation was Fashion Daydreams Made Real

When I was a little girl, my nose was constantly stuck in the pages of Vogue, Harper's Bazar, and Elle. I would have elaborate daydreams about sitting front row at a fashion show where I would watch tall beautiful models saunter pass me in beautiful clothes. Irina Vitjaz’s North American debut at this year's NYFW was nothing short of that daydream come to life. 

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