Peter Kate Now Offers FaceTime Personal Shopping and Styling

peterkate_int

Shop this spot virtually. | Image via Peter Kate.

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).

Read more »

The Edit: 9 Ways to Wear Tie-Dye Without Looking Childish

The-Edit-Indigo

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 »

These 8 Fashion Formulas Will Make Getting Ready in the Morning a Breeze

Woman-getting-dressed

Your morning routine just got a whole lot easier. | Shutterstock.

  • 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]

Read more »

Market Report: 15 Biggest Fashion Faux Pas of 2015

Paper-doll

Fashion rules to follow now. | Shutterstock.

  • 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]

Read more »

This is the Coolest Raincoat We’ve Ever Seen

RainCoat

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 »

The Edit: 10 Sorbet-Sweet Bags for Spring

pastels

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 »

Celebrate Opening Day With These Awesome Chiara Ferragni Sneakers

Shoes

Opening Day kicks. | Image via Shopbop.

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 »

How to Wear a Bathrobe As a Spring Jacket — And Why You Should

robes

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 »

The Perfect Spring Carryall Bag Is by Chadds Ford-Based Arden & James

Image via Arden & James

Image via Arden & James.

Our new favorite local discovery? Chadds Ford-based Arden + James, a line of bags by industrial designer Bri Brant, who creates each piece entirely by hand. Brant’s bag collection includes totes, crossbodys and clutches, all made of raw, natural materials (linen colored with natural plant dyes, sturdy waxed canvas,  hand-cut and -hammered copper rivets). But what’s best is the fact that most of the bags are roomy enough to hold basically a small child, which is pretty much the equivalent of what we lug around on any given day.

Your best bet: Opt for one of the earthy raw linen totes (like this or this!), or invest in a leather carryall for a bag than can transitional into cooler weather.  Read more »

5 Things We’re Excited For This Month

Radar

What’s marked on our April calendars.

Each month brings its own splashes of excitement. Store openings, major sales, new lines launching. Here are a few of the things I’m excited for this month, including two new stores, a new location for an old flea fave, a collection that is sure to ruffle feathers (in ways good and bad), and the coolest way to get flowers in Philly this summer.

1. Mushmina to open in Wayne.
The Rittenhouse boutique is opening an outpost on Lancaster Avenue early next month. It will sell its custom Moroccan accessories and home goods alongside other fair-trade and sustainable lines. Cheer! Mushmina.com.

2. The Flwry launches.
It’s like a CSA, only instead of picking up fresh veggies, you get bundles of locally sourced blooms. They’ll begin taking memberships at the end of this month; delivery starts in June. (Tip: Memberships are limited, so snag yours early.) Theflwry.comRead more »

« Older Posts  |  Newer Posts »