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

Philly Fashion Events: Phasion 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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5 Things From Your Mom's Closet That Will Perfect Your Fall Wardrobe

5 Things From Your Mom's Closet That Will Perfect Your Fall Wardrobe

Some of the best fashion advice I have ever received didn’t come from fashion magazines, blogs, or TV programs - it came from the OG herself, my mom. And it’s no wonder. When you think about it, many of our first fashion memories come from our moms. Whether it's rifling through our mom’s closet for sleepover dress up, making trips to the mall for back to school shopping, or maybe even battling it out on whether that skirt really is too short. Because when it comes down to it, your mom’s wealth of knowledge isn’t limited to just career advice and dating tips (You know, because she really wants to see you settled down and happy). It's also, much like her closet, seemingly never ending, brimming with stories, and filled with love. So here are the five things from the 80s that may or may not be left in your mom’s closet and here's why they'll make your fall wardrobe absolutely rad.

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Why I Love Being a Nobody at NYFW

Why I Love Being a Nobody at NYFW

Do you ever just meet a person that helps you get your entire life together? I met that person on line at NYFW and it was like that one scene in the Parent Trap when Annie and Hallie realize that they've been twins all along. The Haley to my Annie was a mom from Western PA who was there to support her daughter. Although she was dressed very nicely, she didn't care if she wasn't one of the fancy fashion week goers. I think she's on to something. 

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NYFW RTW Spring 2017 Day 1: Fashion From Down Under

NYFW RTW Spring 2017 Day 1: Fashion From Down Under

Before I start what's going to be a business week of recaps, I think I should make one thing abundantly clear. Fashion Week is not for the weak. It takes true grit and work ethic to participate in any part of NYFW. Everyone from the showrunners to the designers, to the attendees and everyone in between has the strength of coursing river because successfully putting on an event as dynamic as Fashion Palette's Australian Swim/Resort S/S 2017 and RTW Womenswear is no easy task.

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What Every Fashion Blogger Should Pack For Fashion Week

What Every Fashion Blogger Should Pack For Fashion Week

What do fashion bloggers do at NYFW anyway, and why are they holding that much stuff? 

Well, folks, it’s finally here. New York Fashion Week is hitting the crowded streets of Soho and your snap stories tomorrow. All you fashion plates, fashionistas, and enthusiast already know, this is our draft pick, inaugural pumpkin spice latte, Play-Offs, and Black Friday rolled up in one. And if you are braving the shows this year, then you’ve probably been mulling over what you’re packing and wearing for some time now. On the flip side, if you’re anything like me, a grandmaster procrastinator with a packed schedule this NYFW, time may have gotten away from you and now it’s the day before fashion week and you haven’t even touched the mountain of laundry that’s made it’s home in the corner of your bedroom. Before you look at the doomsday clock, take a big woosah, because I’m here to help. Here’s a list of everything you’ll need to survive fashion week as a fashion blogger.

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15 Reasons Why Post-Grads Low Key Miss College

15 Reasons Why Post-Grads Low Key Miss College

 Now that I'm not a student and fully entrenched in the struggle that is post-grad life, I thought I would remind myself and some other post grads what college life was like. If you're still in school, read this and appreciate what you have while you still have it. Here is the 15 Reasons Why Post Grads Low-Key Miss College.

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5 Lessons of Love, Style, and Modern Manners with Sabir M. Peele and BIC Flex 5

5 Lessons of Love, Style, and Modern Manners with Sabir M. Peele and BIC Flex 5

According to Philly.com, there is about 70,000 more single woman than men in Philadelphia. That’s 1,074 single ladies for every 1,000 single men. So ladies, if you are feeling slightly love challenged in this city of brotherly love, you're both technically and mathematically on to something. It sometimes seems impossible to understand what’s going on in the minds of men in Philadelphia. Luckily, thanks to Sabir M. Peele and BIC® Flex 5™ teaming up, we don’t have to. 

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In Defense of the Quarter Life Crisis (And How To Get To The Other Side)

In Defense of the Quarter Life Crisis (And How To Get To The Other Side)

Who says angst, terrible decision making, and existential confusion is only for pop-punk loving adolescents and 55-year-old white men?

The quarter-life crisis is a completely necessary part of life. If you’re feeling a crisis coming on, it’s time to think about why that is and start to make plans to remedy that situation. As someone who’s constantly dancing on the edge of aforementioned crisis, here are a few things that keep me grounded.

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If You’re Not Buying These Things in the ‘Men’s Section’ You’re F-ing Up

If You’re Not Buying These Things in the ‘Men’s Section’ You’re F-ing Up

There's no menswear or womenswear - there's just wear.

Hey, you. Yeah, you. Lean in a little closer because I have a secret to share with you. If you’re only shopping in the “women’s section” of your favorite clothing store then you are severely F-ing up. Although some clothes are cut a certain way to accommodate people with curves, most clothes are not only for every body type but also every gender identity. So why limit yourself to just one side of a clothing side? Because in all honesty, sometimes women’s clothing fall a little short when it comes to comfort. Take for example the extreme lack of pockets on cute dresses or skinny jeans that all but cut the flow of blood to your legs. So here’s how shopping at both sections of the store is going to change your wardrobe forever and for better.

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Fashion Trends from the Early 2000s We Should Keep and a Few We Need to Ditch ASAP

Fashion Trends from the Early 2000s We Should Keep and a Few We Need to Ditch ASAP

This year's fashion trends are eerily close to the early 2000s. 

When I take the time to think about what a hot mess I was in middle school I’m reminded of a line from the award-winning musical Hamilton which goes, “Look around, look around at how lucky we are to be alive right now.” And you may ask, “Was that just an excuse to pigeonhole a Hamilton reference in everything you do?” To which the answer would be yes. And you might also ask, “Do you legitimately believe that?” Where the answer would also be yes. Because in all honesty, I don’t know why in the year 2016, we are desperately trying to walk down an early 2000s themed memory lane. Are we really that thirsty for sassy graphic T’s, Good Charlotte, and pink Razors? 

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Be A Part of The September Issue!

Be A Part of The September Issue!

This August I'm putting together a September Issue and I need your help to do it. 

All of you fashionistas, fashion plates, and budding style icons are probably familiar with what a September Issue is. For those of you who are not so inclined let me break it down for you. The September Issue (now immortalized forever in an incredible documentary) is the biggest, most important volume in a fashion magazine's year. Typically when we talk about the September issue, we're talking about Ana Wintour's Vogue, but pretty much every fashion magazine puts all their weight behind making their magazines really sing for September. 

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In Living Color: How To Stop Wearing All-Black All The TIme

In Living Color: How To Stop Wearing All-Black All The TIme

Black is always the new black. So why not try something a little bit more daring

Give yourself a high-five, because after a long, hot week you made it to Friday. Gone are your Monday blues because the warm, vibrant weekend is well on its way. For this, very illustrious Friyay, I sat down with local blogger, stylist, and model Rubi to talk about her personal style and how to switch up your all-black ensemble for something a little more flashy. I also had the amazing opportunity to capture her radiance with my camera. Here's our fashion editorial and interview: In Living Color. 

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