Philadelphia | Food, Fest, and Fashion



is a city that I don’t frequent enough. Every time I visit I find something new to fall in love with. It’s a big beautiful city filled with art, culture, and plenty of this to do. I recently made my way to the city of love for a quick weekend getaway. I was only in town for two days but I made my way to some of the coolest spots around town.


I had brunch at two excellent locations. First, the Farmicia. Not only are the food and drinks good, this local favorite is located not far from the fashion district, which makes it the perfect brunch spot if you want walk off that meal and do a little shopping. I had the Mexican Omelet and washed it down with a Pimm’s cup.

Farmicia Philadelphia

The next brunch location we visited was my absolute favorite Bud and Marylin’s . Everything my girlfriends and I tried from their menu was absolutely amazing. I ordered the Nashville Hot Chicken Biscuit Sandwich, and we all tried the Froze Slush…. amazing. As a table we also shared the Crunchy Almond French Toast (pictured below) and it was incredible! I will definitely be frequenting this spot every time I visit Philly.

Nashville Hot Chicken Biscuit Sandwich: Bud and Marilyn’s

Nashville Hot Chicken Biscuit Sandwich: Bud and Marilyn’s

Fose Slush: Bud and Marilyn’s

Fose Slush: Bud and Marilyn’s

Crunchy Almond French Toast : Bud and Marilyn’s

Crunchy Almond French Toast : Bud and Marilyn’s


Century 21 - I was introduced to this store at my first trip to New York, now when I am in a city with one I always try to check it out. Century 21 specializes in discounted trendy apparel, shoes & accessories. The Philadelphia store has an extensive collection of vintage bags that was pretty in impressive.

Vintage Gucci

Vintage Gucci


JOAN SHEPP - This it a true gem of a store. Joan Shepp is luxury street style at its finest. This self proclaimed art meets fashion boutique is a go to spot for the fashion forward luxury lovers. Carrying brands such as Off White, ETRO, Moschino, Golden Goose, Rick Owens, Stella Mccartney, and the list goes on and on. This is the place to find statement pieces you won’t see anyone else in.

You’ll want to visit this store not only to be in the know, but to take in all the decor that is truly a fashion gallery.

Joan Shepp Moschino Toothpaste Bag
Joan Shepp Chic Script

“The store is home to a beautifully curated selection of the most creative European, Japanese, and hard-to-find designers.” - Joan Shepp

Fuzzi Skirt Joan Shepp Philadelphia

I saw this skirt in Joan Shepp and immediately fell in love. Fuzzi’s designs remains true to its Italian roots. I adore the bold prints, quality fabrics, and modern femme.


BOYDS - This family owned high end department store has been a Philadelphia staple for over 80 years. Conveniently located directly across the street form its luxury contemporary Joan Shepp, Boyds offers a more refined shopping experience. The department store is 3 levels, offering men’s and women’s clothing and apparel.

I absolutely loved how timeless the store was, while still carrying the most current and on trend designer pieces. This is a great place to find your wardrobe staples and investment to elevate your wardrobe.



Top:  The Laundress  New York City  Bottom:  Fornasetti  Candels

Top: The Laundress New York City

Bottom: Fornasetti Candels

I left Boyd’s with the lace low top Chloe sneakers pictured below. They will be perfect for spring and summer of course, but I also can’t wait to have some fun and pair them with tights and socks in fall and winter for street chic look.

Chloe  Lauren low top lace sneaker

Chloe Lauren low top lace sneaker


Cousin’s  Main Lobster

Cousin’s Main Lobster

Made in America is a an annual music festival held in Philadelphia on Labor Day weekend This was my first time going and I had a great time. Of course my favorite part of festing is the food, and Cousin’s Maine Lobster Food truck stole the show.

I made it to the concerts on Saturday and Sunday to see Cardi B, Lizzo Travis Scott, and so many more. I am not much of a festival person but I did enjoy myself during Made in America. Because this festival is in the heart of the city, it’s great option for people who want to explore Philly and hear some great music too.

Made in America Festival Philadelphia

Airport Outfit

Track Pants by Theory - linked: here

Shoes from Chloe - linked: here

Luggage Tumi - Voyageaur Osona Carry-on : here and Voyageur Sheryl Business Tote - here

Unit next time Philly —




Passion Lilie | New Orleans Designed | Sustainable Fashion

 Passion Lilie | New Orleans Designed |  Sustainable Fashion

Passion Lilie creates clothing from sustainable organic, pesticide-free, non-GMO cotton. “At every step in the supply chain, we make sure we are using sustainable materials to reduce our impact on the environment.” But echo friendly clothing is just a part of what Passion Lilie represents as a brand.

Spring Dresses | On trend in Overalls

Spring Dresses | On trend in Overalls

Spring is under way and I am enjoying every moment! The weather has been absolutely perfect lately, not too warm not too chilly, and the sun is just beaming. I walked around this French quarter this weekend and took full advantage of a beautiful day. I finally had the change to wear my overall dress I purchased from a warehouse sale last fall. I wanted to style it in the cooler months with a sweater and tights but I love it over a comfy tee as well, Ill be getting a lot of use out of it this summer!

Jimmy Choo | Made to Order

Jimmy Choo | Made to Order

I had the pleasure of attending a Jimmy Choo luncheon to unveil the Made to Order Pop up that will be available in stores for a short time. The Made to Order by Jimmy Choo is not new, the line has been available for a while and is perfect for a special occasion. I considered getting my own wedding shows designed because there is a plaque you can place on the underside of the show that displays a whatever date or initials you want, it’s a great why to have a tasteful monogram to commemorate a special day. Being able to pick out every detail in store is a really great chance to get your hands on a pair if you’ve been contemplating. The Made to Order line consists of select heels, flats, and handbags.

Spring 2019 Trends | Things You Can Wear Now

Spring 2019 Trends | Things You Can Wear Now

Spring is a few weeks away and I so ready for warm air, festival season, and a wardrobe change. There are some really fun trends this season I can’t wait to try when winter is officially over, but fo now, here are some Spring 2019 trends that we can start wearing now.

  1. Laying Neutrals

  2. Pretty in Pearls

  3. Head to toe Tonal

Suistudio Review | Suitsupply

Suistudio Review | Suitsupply

I finally had the chance to get my hands on SUISTUDIO, the sister company to SUITSUPPLY launched in 2017. Following in the footsteps of it’s big brother, the brand specializes in suits, blazers, jackets, and work wear. The SUITSTUIDO’s contemporary boutique decor is chic and fun, reflecting the fashion forward twist on tailored that I’ve come to expect from SUITSUPPLY.

Alice and Olivia | Sale

Alice and Olivia | Sale

I have been absolutely swooning over Alice and Olivia for a couple years now. I have been looking to update my wardrobe, particularly some skirts and tops and I stumbled on their end of season sale in the midst of all the online after Christmas/New years online sale shopping I’ve been doing. I didn’t intend on only shopping at Alice and Oivia but the sale is so good!

Sunglasses | Krewe with a Cause

Last night I had the pleasure of attending an event held by New Orleans based luxury sun-glass and optical brand Krewe, in collaboration with St Charles Avenue . A portion of the nights proceeds went towards the Krewe Foundation; a charity by the company that donates glasses and eye exams to New Orleans students in need.


Sun up to Sun down

I’m obsessed with Krewe’s shades and their boutique. I genuinely had a blast trying on different looks; the staff at Krewe were so fun and helpful. Upon entering the store we were offered a few drink options, I chose rosé and was delightfully informed that the Magazine Street location always has sparkling rosé on tap…yes, amazing!

I tried on almost every pair of frames in the store, but my favorite shades of the evening were the Octavia style pictured below. I usually gravitate to more timeless looks with my sunglasses, especially if they are expensive, so I can get more than one season of wear out of them; but I love the contemporary twist on old Hollywood these frames lend, they are fabulous.

Krewe Octavia Plume to Champagne

Style: Octavia

Color: Plume to Champagne 24K


Style: Octavia

Color: Magnolia Rose Gold



And we like it that way. We use a small-batch, handcrafted process for our eyewear, for a difference you can see and feel.”



Sample Sale

Saturday and Sunday, September 22-23, Krewe is having their annual Sample Sale, select frames will be 60-80% off; from 7am- 5pm at the Magazine Street location.

To RSVP - Click Here


Outfit Details:

Top and Pants by: Sandro

Shoes: Christian Louboutin (similar pair here)

Bag: Louis Vuitton

See you at the sample sale!


Fall Transition | Denim and Neutrals

Fall is in the air but if you live in the South like me it's going to be at least a few more weeks until the summer heat lets up.  Living in a climate that is pretty warm all year round has its benefits but fall fashion is not one of them.  Dressing true to fall in New Orleans doesn't really happen until late October and early November... so what is a girl to do when the bright colors of summer are no longer appropriate but the temperature is still too warm for sweater weather?  This is the time of year I really get creative with texture and layers. This simple look below is a typical weekend look for me during this brief period between seasons. 


1. Dress- Stick with neutral colors, not too light for fall not too dark for summer

2. Layer - Fashion and function, denim adds some grunge, but is a good "not so" casual alternative to flannel

3. Footwear - Heeled sandals are prefect for these in between seasons,  gladiator are the prefect fall tease. 


Dress: Forever 21

Shoes: Vince Camuto 

Denim: American Apparel

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What looks are you creating for this fall transition? - XO