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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Post Grad Guide To Survival: Get Some Hobbies

Post Grad Guide To Survival: Get Some Hobbies

On this the very last edition of my four part Post Grad Survival Guide, I’m sharing one more helpful tip on how to flawlessly transition into adulthood. This go around, think of me as your overly concerned parent who’s worried about all the time you spend on Tumblr. Basically, what I’m saying is ”Go out and get a hobby!” I’m going to highlight why hobbies are an important of your post grad experience and I'll highlight THE cutest post grad hobby there is. 

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The Lifestoned Adventures Post-Grad Guide To Survival: Going Out & Making Friends

The Lifestoned Adventures Post-Grad Guide To Survival: Going Out & Making Friends

Last week’s Lifestoned Adventures Post-Grad Guide To Survival was a little bit of a bummer. And all that talk of student loans, budgets, and job hunting made me a little thirsty. So today I’m going to be talking about what going out and making friends is like when you leave the bright halls and dark frat parties of higher education.

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Lifestoned Adventures x Aoki Boutique Present: Kashish, Your New Fave.

Lifestoned Adventures x Aoki Boutique Present: Kashish, Your New Fave.

It's not secret that I am ALL about girl power. 

I'm not talking about the kind of girl power that was written in glitter on just about everything marketed to young girls in 2001. In fact, I'm not even talking about the Taylor Swift "Squad Goals" Bad Blood music video kind of girl power. I'm talking about the girl power that comes from supporting, uplifting, and empowering women who are doing the same for others. Everything I've done, do, and continue to do on this blog is centered around that principle. Shouting out people who are changing their communities, breaking barriers and making us thinking about our world in a brand new light is what Lifestoned Adventures is all about. And that's exactly why I couldn't be more excited about this collaboration with Aoki Boutique and your next big pop star fave, Kashish. 

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The Lifestoned Adventures Post-Grad Guide To Survival: The Scary Stuff (Aka Loans, Money, & The Job Hunt)

The Lifestoned Adventures Post-Grad Guide To Survival: The Scary Stuff (Aka Loans, Money, & The Job Hunt)

Welcome to yet another edition of Post Grad Guide To Survival this month’s Lifestoned Adventures series that’s all about throwing your graduation cap to the wind and jumping into adulthood. If you’re a first-time reader, I’d like to extend an official hello and welcome. I also want to direct your attention towards the first survival guide post - This post is going to make a lot more sense after reading that. This week I’m going to crack my knuckles and really get into the nitty, gritty, adult-y details of post-grad life. I’m talking about the proverbial boogeyman lurking on the other side of college life. I’m talking about the topics that we typically ignore until it’s far too late. I’m talking about the ‘L’ ‘M’ and ‘J’ words. Keep reading to find out why what these three letters represent might seem scary but can be easily managed with the proper planning

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Philly Fashion For A Cause: The Naot Trunk Show & Donation Event

Philly Fashion For A Cause: The Naot Trunk Show & Donation Event

Fashion blogging isn’t always about trends, #OOTD posts, and free clothes. Every now and then, fashion blogging has allowed me to connect with my city, learn about my neighbors, and support causes that strengthen my community. Like I always say, fashion can change lives, and I’m so excited to have the opportunity to prove that theory once again at Naot Footwear’s Trunk Show & Donation Event kicking off this Friday, May 13th from 10am to 4pm at Benjamin Lovell.

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The Lifestoned Adventures Post-Grad Guide to Survival

The Lifestoned Adventures Post-Grad Guide to Survival

You never thought this day would come but alas, it is finally time for you to turn the tassel and walk out onto the great unknown that is adulthood. As a person who was in your shoes a year ago (Literally where has the time gone?), I feel like it’s my duty to pass some knowledge on to you, soon to be graduate. Because despite popular belief, post-grad life can actually be very sweet and I’m going to teach you how to do it. All month, I’m going to be breaking down on some things you ought to keep in mind as that Vitamin C song plays in the background as you put on your cap and gown.

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Fashion Poll: Am I Too Trendy?

Fashion Poll: Am I Too Trendy?

Once again, I am here to act as your vision guide, your shaman, your life coach if you will, so that you can answer a very pressing and serious fashion question for yourself. Today I want you to ask yourself this, “Am I too Trendy?” Being described as trendy has its pros and its cons. And that is totally dependent on the way that it’s said. The right amount of trendy is a tricky formula to manage so here are a few things to keep in mind.

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April Showers: Styling The Perfect Rain Proof Outfit

April Showers: Styling The Perfect Rain Proof Outfit

We all know that April showers bring May flowers. But we always tend to ignore the whole showers part, especially when it comes to fashion. Your spring wardrobe does not need to take a beating every time it rains. In fact, stormy weather is the perfect time to flex your style muscles. Don't settle for being completely covered by oversized rainproof hoodies and flimsy printed umbrellas that fit conveniently into your tote. You're better than that so your April showers outfit should be too. I'm breaking down the things you need to keep in mind so you can be chic and functional at the same time. Because you need a 'rainfit' (rain + outfit)  that can protect you from the elements while making a bit of a splash. Here's how to rock your rain gear like a pro. Before I get started I want to give a huge shout out to our lovely model Ola and photographer and creative director of this shoot, House of Sym CEO, Kuan Malic. 

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Get Your Stitch Fix On: How to Get Out of Fashion Rut

Get Your Stitch Fix On: How to Get Out of Fashion Rut

This is about that time of year where I want to put every item of clothing I’ve ever owned in a trash can and set it on fire. It’s that time of year where nothing fits quite right, everything feels dull and getting dressed up always feels like getting dressed down. Yeah, folks, I’m talking about the dreaded, full-on fashion rut. Getting out of a fashion rut, or a fashion funk, is not always easy but it is possible. I’m here to tell you how to use the internet to help you do exactly this. The first thing you’re going to need is Stitch FixStitch Fix is the first fashion retailer to blend expert styling, proprietary technology, and unique product to deliver a shopping experience that is truly personalized for you. Now here’s how it’s going to get you out of your rut. 

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