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Am I Too Old to Get a Tattoo?

I have never once in my life wanted to get a tattoo. This is surprising, as I’ve never been one to turn away any sort of accessory […]

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Dear Philly: Why Do You Hate My Clothes?

It was a Friday after work, and I was meeting an old friend from high school whom I hadn’t seen in years. We were catching […]

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I Hate Everything In My Closet—Am I Over Fashion?

I stood in my closet this morning and realized, quite suddenly and with a surprisingly fierce finality, that I hate everything I own. It wasn’t surprising. This happens to […]

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Evolution of a Dress: How I Took a 1970s Gown and Altered It to Modern Perfection

When the EIC of Philadephia Wedding announced she was having a black-tie New Year’s Eve wedding, our close-knit group of work friends immediately convened for a what-to-wear powwow. Two women […]

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#NoBraDay: 20 Thoughts I Have When I Don’t Wear a Bra

So today, apparently, is #NoBraDay, a day in which women doff the boulder-holders to ostensibly raise awareness for breast cancer, although it seems men are the […]

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A Day in the Very Stylish Life of Philly’s Best Kitchen Designer

Designer and architect Joanne Hudson is known for many things: her impeccable style, her signature round glasses – she has 25 pairs! – and, most importantly, […]

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Is It Possible to Shop at Old Navy and Still Be Fashionable?

Old Navy has been in the headlines a lot lately. When it comes to GAP’s finances, the discount retailer is like the little engine that could, chugging […]

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How-To Tuesday: Your Guide to Wearing (and Actually Pulling Off) Bellbottom Jeans

It’s no secret that I have an unwavering affinity for flared jeans. Even when they were out of style, I wore them — and I’ll […]

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You Wish You Worked Here: Shoppist Boss Emily Goulet’s Awesome Office

We’re serving up some serious office envy in our new series, where we take you inside the city’s most covet-worthy jobs. From fashion-focused careers to […]

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An Ode to the Valentino Dress I Will Always Love But Never Own

At least once a week, I send my colleague Carrie a link to some very expensive clothing item or accessory over Slack, our intra-office messaging […]

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‘Who Are You Wearing?’ A Guide to Embracing Fashion’s Trickiest Question

Many years ago, I went to a party to do my editor-mingling duties, which include lots of small talk and tiny hors d’oeuvres. That night, I […]

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Two Chic Ways to Wear Summer’s Best Shirt, the Wawa Tee

There are two indisputable facts about Philadelphians: They are fiercely loyal to their sports teams and they are devoted to Wawa (see: Wawa tattoos). If […]

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A Day in the Life of Bus Stop Boutique’s Elena Brennan

The owner of Bus Stop boutique, Elena Brennan, hails from London — which might explain her quirky, edgy, colorful style (those red glasses!). But though […]

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5 Ultra-Stylish Ways to Wear a Bandana on July Fourth

During Fourth of July weekend, expect to see a parade of distressed denim cut-offs, red crop tops and white jeans. For a less literal outfit this Independence Day, consider […]

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Why I Broke My Conscious Spending Streak for a Pair of American Eagle Sunglasses

I hadn’t stepped foot into an American Eagle for approximately 15 years until about three weeks ago, when I stopped in with my younger sister. I expected graphic […]