As I write this, it’s 89 degrees outside, but it feels like 3282359 degrees—in my professional opinion—because it’s 50 percent humidity. When you can basically feel the moisture in the air, the last thing you want to do is pile on the layers in the morning. So, because you can’t wear a bathing suit to work, take the guesswork out of your a.m. outfit prep and start pairing basic with some statement-making sandals. We’ve found ten pairs that look just as good with jeans and a tee as they do with a work-appropriate shift. It’ll be your end-of-summer uniform in no time.
For those affected by or have loved ones affected by cancer, we have good news that comes in the form of cozy, brightly colored kimono-style robes. And it’s all possible because insanely awesome people like Brenda Jones exist.
During Jones’ own battle with cancer back in 2008, the South Jersey resident started making her own unique robes to avoid the unsightly hospital-issued gowns worn during radiation. The robes caught on, and suddenly everyone wanted their own, to which Jones happily obliged. It was her “Vera Wang moment,” she says.
Sometimes it can be tricky to gauge the extent of a sale, particularly a sale announced via email blast. Is it a store full of markdowns? Just a rack? Maybe a bin? Are there coupons and a secret handshake involved? You only really know what’s in store until you’re, well, in the store. So I did some recon at Erdon on Friday afternoon. Let’s put it this way: There’s an entire room dedicated to discounted designer merch.
It’s rare that Philly is gifted with brick-and-mortar access to limited-time designer collaborations. It usually warrants some super-quick online ordering come release day, or worse, begging an NYC boutique to mail ‘em to you. So if the announcement of the 3.1 Phillip Lim x Linda Farrow collaboration had you booking Greyhound tickets, don’t fret! You can buy the sunglasses right here in Philly. Joan Shepp for the win!
When it first occurred to me to do to a roundup of embroidery for The Edit this week, I found myself reciting a Miranda Priestly a la The Devil Wears Prada line: “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” (Except in my head it was, “Embroidery? For summer?”) Embroidery isn’t exactly a trailblazing summer trend, but the typical iteration is more likely to be seen on a pair of ancient Levi’s than on a polished jacket or a pair of barely-there d’orsay flats. Here, 9 ways to make embroidery look polished and chic this summer. Miranda Priestly be damned.
- Scientists have officially developed a color that is blacker than black. In fact, it’s so dark, humans can’t discern what they’re seeing. [Independent]
- “Weird Al” Yankovic is at it again with a new rendition of Pharrell’s “Happy” entitled “Tacky”. Jack Black, Aisha Tyler and Eric Stonestreet all make appearances in the video wearing—you guessed it—fantastically tacky attire. [Rolling Stone]
Temporary tattoos are having a major moment right now (stay tuned for a roundup of our favorites!), and let us just say, they are So. Much. Better. than the ones you buy from quarter machines. We were first alerted to these metallic beauties when Geisha House owner Cortney Cohen told us shoppers were basically scooping up the temporary tats in droves: “People have been—no joke—OBSESSED with these.” And we can totally see why.
As shopping editors, there’s nothing more satisfying than to see our inboxes pile up with sale announcements. And sometimes when sales are super-abundant and super-special—a la mid-July—we compile ‘em into a handy comprehensive guide. Here are our picks for the five must-shop sales happening in Philly this week, including tips on what to know before you go. Better start marking your calendars; the sales start today! Keep reading for sale deets.