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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Philly Street Style: Sunglasses You Need For Summer '16

Philly Street Style: Sunglasses You Need For Summer '16

The best part about living in a city, is people watching. And the best ways to people watch is behind a pair of sunglasses. So I took to the trendy streets of Philadelphia to do some people watching of my own. Here a few hater blocking shades and some incredible stylish people wearing them. If you don't already have a good reliable pair of sunglasses, don't get to buying without seeing these street style pictures. 

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Three Dresses That Will Help You Survive Every Kind of Summer Wedding (Bonus They're All on Sale)

Three Dresses That Will Help You Survive Every Kind of Summer Wedding (Bonus They're All on Sale)

These are the dresses you need to survive Wedding Season 2016 RTW.

Nothing says summer like the realization that you have to look presentable at a ceremony where everything needs to pristine for pictures. Yeah, folks, I’m talking about that mini fashion season called summer weddings. Dressing for Wedding Season is interesting because there are some unspoken rules that we all must adhere to. You know the one’s I’m talking about - don’t wear white, avoid lace, and never (ever) try and upstage the bride. Even though it might be someone else's wedding, it doesn’t mean that you to rock the homely always the bridesmaid look. Here are three dresses that you’ll need this summer for all of the crying, photo booth picture taking, and aptly named cocktail drinks you’re going to experience for the rest of the summer.

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10 Thoughts I Have Every Fourth of July

10 Thoughts I Have Every Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July everyone! If you're reading this, chances are you're running late to the BBQ, or you're taking a well-deserved break from your family's 18th round of corn hole. Either way, I'm happy that you stopped by. Fourth of July is a holiday that allows us to indulge in all of the traditional behaviors that make us American. Grilling meat, blowing things up, wearing denim, public intoxication, and of course celebrating our inalienable rights to enjoy all the things previously mentioned above. It's traditional as it gets and that's why I always find myself having the same thoughts about our day of Independence every year. Here's a little peek into my mind of this the most patriotic of days. 

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Style Guide: Incognito Leonardo DiCaprio

Style Guide: Incognito Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio is the fashion icon we all deserve.

Let’s be honest, Leo doesn’t exactly dress like he’s an Academy Award winner with a million dollar yacht and a revolving door of supermodels. But when you really think about it, Leonardo DiCaprio’s incognito style falls under the minimalist, sportswear, “normcore” category that’s increasing in popularity every season. So, here’s how to dress like Leonardo Dicaprio...but, you know, a little bit nicer. 

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The Nope Outfit: Summer Edition

The Nope Outfit: Summer Edition

Summer Outfit Ideas for when all you want to do is eat your body weight in chocolate ice cream. 

t’s a scientific fact that as the weather heats up, the desire to get dressed in real clothes starts to dwindle. Don’t believe me? It’s in a textbook somewhere I swear. But all joking aside, that 90 degree, chub-rub, pit stain season is upon us and we need to be prepared to be a little lethargic when it comes to getting dressed. This winter I introduced steps to constructing the perfect nope outfit. Unfortunately, that outfit is going to be no help for the hot summer days ahead. So today, as I sit directly in front of my air conditioner that was worth every freaking penny, I’m going to tell you what you need to wear to look cute, even when all you feel like doing is falling asleep in the shade of a nearby tree. Here’s what you need to snag to create the summer ‘Nope” Outfit.

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An Exclusive Look Behind Philly Fashion & Art Showcase "COVERED" Gold Is Not A Color

An Exclusive Look Behind Philly Fashion & Art Showcase "COVERED" Gold Is Not A Color

I had the opportunity to host and peek at what might be the biggest fashion and art showcases of the summer. Models strutted around my kitchen as fashion designer, friend, artist, and CEO of House of Sym, Kuan Malic explained to me the concept of COVERED "Gold Is Not A Color." Awestruck is the only word that come to mind when I think of the vastness of Kuan's exploration of fine art, performance art, and fashion inspired by alchemy. I shouldn't be surprised either, I'm no stranger to watching Kuan work his magic. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Here's everything you need to know about this upcoming showcase and a special sneak peek behind the clothes, performers, and models that make up COVERED "Gold Is Not A Color"

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Stop "Praying For Orlando": Thoughts on The Orlando Massacre, Homophobia, and How Far We've Really Come

Stop "Praying For Orlando": Thoughts on The Orlando Massacre, Homophobia, and How Far We've Really Come

In the face of such violence and grief, I've found that my anger and frustration eventually turned into silence. As someone who writes for a living, I'm not used to feeling helpless in the face of my own thoughts and emotions. But let me be perfectly clear, silence is a completely unacceptable response to this event. So when I couldn't find the words for my feelings, I found someone who did. This is Frank and he wants you to stop "Praying For Orlando." 

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The 5 Things You Need For The Perfect “Beach Body”

The 5 Things You Need For The Perfect “Beach Body”

I’m going to give you the secret to having the perfect beach body. And this secret does not involve doing a single squat. Despite what a myriad of magazines, products, and ads for the gym say, attaining the perfect beach body comes from being comfortable in your own skin. The perfect beach body has nothing to do with a flat tummy and everything to do with how you treat yo self when you hit the sand. Here’s a list of five things that you need to obtain stress-free beach bliss.

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Kickstarting Alterre: Shoes For Women Who Are On The Move

Kickstarting Alterre: Shoes For Women Who Are On The Move

As women, we are constantly on the move. I’m not talking about the yogurt commercial kind of on the move where women in sundresses are gracefully jumping onto the trolley in San Francisco or hailing cabs in New York City. I mean the ‘Wake up with a mile long list of things to do and manage to get a good deal of it done before work even starts’ on the move. We don't just move, we hustle. It's about time our shoes caught up. 

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