As a jewelry minimalist, I was super-psyched when the stud earring trend erupted. Raw diamonds! Twee animals! Modern pearls! They go with everything because, well, there’s not much to ‘em (which is why we featured our favorite mismatch and make-your-own varieties). So, when I stumbled upon these honeycomb-esque Hex Hoop earrings from Ritual Ritual, I was pleasantly surprised by their major versatility. They’re minimal in the best way, they don’t get hidden in a sea of hair, and they pack a geometric-artsy punch. And dare I say it: I think I’m an earring convert.
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- Birkenstock fans, we have a treat for you. You can get your hands on another pair of trendy-meets-comfy kicks this spring: Dr. Scholl’s look-a-likes from the Marc Jacobs show. Enjoy! [Glamour]
- Any lady can tell you that bra shopping can be a total nightmare. Enter: True & Co., a bra company working to accommodate over 6,000 body types. [Styleite]
- Uh, did this 10 year-old just become our style icon? Mr. Cory is the 10-year-old CEO of a cookie company, and he dresses infinitely cooler than any of us did at that age. [Man Repeller]
Keep reading to find out the most fashion-forward rain boots to rock this spring.
Clover Market is back and we couldn’t be more excited. The open-air market will be debuting in Chestnut Hill (25 West Highland Avenue) this Sunday, September 14 from 10am to 5pm, rain or shine. Pencil the market into your plans to shop over 100 vendors and food trucks. Bonus: you can bring the kids along; they have free crafts!
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Just one of the awesome shops you can shop this Saturday | Images via Occasionette Instagram
It’s sidewalk sales and block parties galore this weekend! If you’re looking for another stellar way to spend your Saturday, we suggest hitting up the East Passyunk Avenue Antique and Vintage Sidewalk Sale. Between 8am and 4pm, the sale will be split into two sections: in the parking lot between Tasker and Morris, shoppers will be able to peruse antique and vintage homewares, clothing, furniture, jewelry, and other odds and ends from dozens of local vendors. Between Morris and Mifflin, shoppers can lookout for sidewalk sales from brick-and-mortar shops, along with tasty treats setup outside.
The party doesn’t stop at 4pm, though!
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The Frankford Avenue Block Party is gearing up for this weekend, Shoppists, which means there will be tons of deals to be had. The party will take place between Thompson and Jefferson on the 1300 and 1400 blocks of Frankford Avenue from 12pm to 7pm tomorrow, Saturday 13. Celebrate the end of summer and make a day out of the shindig with a beer garden by Bottle Bar and food trucks and stands by favorites like Undrgnd Donuts and Curbside Creamery. There will also be music by the likes of D24K Sound, DJs dirt, Sean Hearn, and Maggs Bruchez. Sound like a lot? It is—and it’s awesome. To help you zero in on the must-shop vendors and boutiques, we scoped out the best sales and deals to hit-up this weekend.
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- With dozens of perfectly polished, coiffed, and dressed models in a single runway show, we knew there had to be some backstage secrets. Here, 23 beauty hacks from industry experts to score their looks on the fly. [Lucky]
- Oh, Jimmy Kimmel, you’ve done it again. For this segment of Lie Witness News, they stood outside during NYFW and asked stylish folks about “designers” such as Chandler Bing and Antonin Scalia. Hilarity ensues. [YouTube]
Keep reading to find out which holiday collab you need to look out for.
Gifts perfect for Philly friends who’ve since moved out of town. (Or, you know, anyone else.) | Photos via Pilot & Captain.
Travelers and nomads, we found your can’t-miss fall sale. Wanderlust-inducing travel brand Pilot and Captain
has just announced that their entire website is priced 20 percent off from now until September 19. This is prime time to stock up on Philly-centric gifts for out-of-towners and holidays—don’t miss out.
Keep reading to find out how to shop the sale.
- Tackling those fall runway trends is no easy feat. (We swear menswear vests are making a comeback!) To help you don the funkiest of trends this season, we suggest consulting this handy guide. [Refinery 29]
- Just when we thought the new Apple Watch was the biggest Apple news this week, Elie Tahari decided to give them a run for their money. The designer debuted a dress with “50 plus iPhones sewn into the mesh ‘techno-fabric.” [Bustle]
Keep reading to find out why Christian Louboutin made a $50 nail polish. (Hint: there’s science to back it up.)
Whenever something particularly jarring in the lifestyle realm is unveiled, it’s a sure bet that our email inboxes will fill up with various mentions of the story from friends and colleagues. (See: “Apparently Philly is a Hotspot for Vagina Beauty Treatments.”) This week’s news? Baby spas. In particular, massage and water therapy for babies. According to Daily Mail, about a year ago, Kristi Ison opened a baby-centric spa in her home in Houston, Texas, that allowed babies to float around in inflatable donuts and then indulge in a massage.
But the thing is, the spa is successful.
Are you surprised?
The watches of the future. | Image via Apple
may have heard most definitely have heard about yesterday’s Apple announcement: the unveiling of the Apple Watch, the latest and greatest in wearable technology. But is it something we really need? I’m skeptical. Even when I wear a watch, it’s a fashion accessory at best and I still instinctively grab for my phone to check the time. But in that same vein, I’m a sucker for my iPhone. Perhaps I should instill my trust in Apple?
To help determine how essential this watch really is, I read a handy breakdown on Business of Fashion entitled “6 Core Beliefs Behind the New ‘Apple Watch.’” Author Imran Amed navigated the ins and outs of Apple’s newest product. Here, I tease out the need-to-know info about the much-hyped accessory. And most importantly: will I be forking over the bucks for it?
Keep reading for the scoop.