Now that it’s May 12th and a balmy 85 degrees, we hope you’re well into your gardening phase (the “pollen tsunami” suggests you are) of spring. But for those of you who are less about sowing an eight-by-eight foot plot in your backyard and more inclined to simply observe your beauteous blooms from afar, lemonade in hand, we found the fuss-free planters you’ve been searching for. Read more »
I’m probably as skeptical as they make ’em when it comes to celebrity fashion lines and lifestyle brands. (I’m still disappointed by — and slightly terrified of — Blake Lively’s Preserve.) So when word got out that Reese Witherspoon was debuting a lifestyle brand, Draper James, I approached the prospect with the trepidation usually reserved for a wolverine. Or a snapping turtle.
But lo and behold, I’m back from the trenches and can report that a lot of the collection is actually quite cute. Read more »
Everyone can empathize with being strapped for time, trekking out to a boutique only to either: A) not find what you’re looking for, or worse, B) learn they don’t have your size. To combat this all-too-common dilemma, Peter Kate recently introduced a fabulous new FaceTime personal shopping and styling service.
They’re not the first to embrace the ultra-personalized shopping method. Last month, Erdon announced private shopping appointments in its Old City location. This retail shift accommodates Philly’s busiest shoppers, allowing for fast, efficient service from folks that actually know what they’re talking about (no more asking the gal in the fitting room next to you).
Tie-dye gets a bad rap for evoking more memories of childhood summer camp than a fashion-forward print. But the new generation of tie-dye is anything but juvenile. It’s popping up in universally flattering indigo and in unexpected places like the elbows of sleeves and denim pencil skirts. As for that rainbow-hued Dave Matthews Band tee you’ve been holding onto? Well, maybe it’s best kept in your dresser. Read more »
- Streamline your morning routine by following these eight fashion formulas (think: how many rings to wear on each hand and how high you should cuff your jeans). [Refinery29]
- Update your wardrobe with 30 spring-ready, budget-friendly bags under $300. [The Zoe Report]
- Are these sandals the new Birkenstock? [Vogue]
- Here are 15 major — and modern! — fashion faux pas to avoid in 2015. (We’re looking at you, graphic tees.) [Refinery29]
- Blake Lively has teamed up with cult-fave denim line Rialto Denim Project for a handful of limited-edition hand-painted (and gorgeous!) jeans. [Vogue]
- Some of pop culture’s biggest names (Pharrell, Katy Perry) own the Apple watch, but are fashion heavyweights buying in? Not quite. [Fashionista]
Raincoats get a bad rap. They’re either too bulky, too shiny or too casual (ever try finding one that looks good over a fashion-forward outfit?). Finally, we’ve found one we love — an effortlessly cool military-style raincoat. We stumbled upon it on Refinery29 this morning (while we were drying off from this morning’s muggy rainfall).
It’s the product of a sweet collab between luxe rainwear brand (yes, these do exist) Terra New York and jewelry brand Joomi Lim. The result: a transparent utility jacket (it also comes in black) with edgy embellishments like plated gold shoulder plates and collar tabs. Think of it as the alternative to the trench coat. Read more »
After an almost t0o-brutal winter, it’s finally time to lighten up. This means shedding layers, ditching the heavy coats, and swapping out dark colors for sweet pastels. To get you in the mood, we’ve rounded up some sorbet-hued bags — in every price point! — to help soften your look for spring. Carry on! Read more »
It’s officially time for another baseball season, and as we wait for the first pitch (for the Phils, that’s today at 3:05pm at Citizens Bank Park, where they’ll face off against the Red Sox) we might as well do some online shopping. And the best way I’ve found to fete Opening Day is with a pair of these slip-ons, as they are basically glittery odes to the concession stand. Read more »
I have a thing for bathrobes. I wear them around the house — not the very comfy kind, or the very sexy kind, but the dramatic, floor-skimming kind with drapey sleeves and pretty watercolor patterns. (I sometimes wished I smoked, because these robes would go very well with long cigarette holders. I guess I have a thing for theatrics.)
But some of my robes are too pretty to keep under wraps, so I’ve taken to wearing them as spring jackets and over-outfit dusters (see: the pic of me above—that’s a silk robe from Anthro printed with a painting by a Philly artist! I wear it all the time).
The look certainly veers to bohemia, so you’ll want to avoid any overly boho accessories or risk looking like a Coachella victim. But it’s a welcome departure — and a summer-perfect one, at that — from more basic toppers (i.e. the cardigan, snore). Still, there’s a fine line between eclecticism and batshittery. Here’s how to make a robe work outside of the slipper-nightgown pairing: Read more »