Where is Spring, give me some J.Crew

I had really good feedback when I did my picks from the J. Crew September Style Guide, so new year, new picks! Also, it’s fitting to write about J. Crew since GIRLS come back tomorrow and Jenna Lyons makes a cameo appearance. After further ado, here are my picks from this month’s style guide.

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I think every girl needs a strong, sturdy black legging that can double up as black pants on the weekend or for Casual Friday’s at work. I love the Pixie Pant with the leather tuxedo stripe because they just look warm and its January. Be prepared for 20 degree weather forecasts until beginning of March.

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I bought a sweater from J. Crew in the fall that had jewels around the neckline, so of course I’m going to pick this blue embossed floral sweater. I don’t just like it, I love it. (Sweaters forever, until its 55 degrees again).

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I love a good funky patterned shirt and I would like to add this button down to my collection. Where is the 30% off sale? 🙂

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Happy Weekend!

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It has been such a busy and freezing week! The temperatures were below 10 degrees in Philadelphia since Monday and thank goodness for such a beautiful weekend to make up it. This week I was able to attend a tasting of the new Yard’s Seasonal Beer, Rye and attend the premiere party of the new LUSH Spa last night (posts coming soon!). All weekend I plan on hitting the gym (possibly shopping this sale) and I’m going to see the Philadelphia Orchestra perform tomorrow evening as well! Scored some amazing seats from the PECO Power Hour opportunity back in December, can’t beat orchestra pit tickets for only $10 a pop.

Also, glorious Red Carpet season starts on Sunday! Are you looking forward to the Golden Globes? Who do you want to win? Tell me! I am sure to be live tweeting during the whole affair, hopefully you can join me. AND the premiere of GIRLS is back ::fan girl scream:: I’ll be glued to my couch all evening. What are you up to this weekend?

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SALES

Madewell: Take up to 40% off sale styles, online code: COZYUP

ASOS: 10% off sale merchandise, online code: Jan10

[Its 2nd Saturday on East Passyunk Ave tomorrow!]

Hip & Thrifty – 50% off select merchandise with complimentary adult beverages. 5-8pm

Occasionette – As a thank you for such a fantastic holiday season, Occasionette is giving back in January! Beginning on Second Saturday, they’ll give 5% of your purchase back to make a difference locally. Purchases of $50 or more on Second Saturday will also receive a free Occasionette Shop Locally tote bag. Shop with purpose and know you’re supporting the Morris Animal Refuge, the Career Wardrobe and Philabundance. 11am-9pm

Info provided by the East Passyunk District

New Year’s Eve 2014

New Year's Eve 2013 graphicHappy New Year’s Eve! I am so excited to ring in the new year at Union Transfer this evening for the Making Time New Year’s Eve 2K13(14) show. This year, I’m attempting to try something new (forgive me sequins) a little black dress with mesh cut outs for the big night out. I’m pairing my dress with little black booties, my Swarovski spiral ring and H&M chandelier earrings. I scored a pair of American Apparel sparkle tights over the weekend (buy 2, get 1 half off!) that way I can keep up my sparkly tradition.

Whatever you do tonight, I hope you have a great New Year’s Eve ringing in 2014!

Happy Weekend!

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It’s the weekend and my favorite person is back from Israel! Scott and I are having a Friday daytime date and we’re painting the town red by seeing The Wolf of Wall Street, Anchorman 2, going to PYT for lunch and possibly the River Rink at Penn’s Landing at night. So much to squeeze in before the end  of the holiday season in Philly, its going to be a little bit before the city becomes alive again in the early spring. Good thing, red carpet season is upon us, hence why I am kicking off the weekend with Leo and his brand new Golden Globe nominated Best Musical/Comedy, Best Actor movie.

What are you doing this weekend? Shopping sales I hope:

J. Crew: Exclusively online take 40% off winter sale items with the code: GIFTNOW. Shop in-stores get 30% off your purchase.

LOFT: Take 50% off everything, shop online use the code: GOODCHEER

The Body Shop: Its the semi-annual sale, get up to 50% off all products

ALDO: Take up to 30% off everything!

Procrastinators Unite! Last Minute SALES to Save the Holiday!

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Ah, only two days before Christmas and the last minute holiday shopping has commenced for procrastinators. [Did you see this great article from Refinery 29 about this very topic?]

Luckily, since I work at a mall, I know all of the great sales that are going on NOW and I plan on hiding my credit card from myself so I don’t buy myself a treat or five. Take a look at the sales below and pick up any last minute gift items for your loved ones or yourself. (If you do shop for yourself, I’ll never tell.)

ASOS: The Crazy Ass Holiday Sale is still going on now. Get up to 50% off winters warmest apparel.

I want [this and this]

J. Crew: Get 40% off your purchase when you shop online and 30% off your purchase when you shop in-store. Use Code – GIFTNOW

Gimmie [this, this and this]

LOFT: 40% off the entire store (YAY) Shop online use code: GIFTS

Dear Santa – please for [this and this]

H&M: Shop in-store and get BOGO 50% off everything OR Buy 2, get 1 FREE on Sale

(No items picked because I’m currently running to 16th and Chestnut to buy, buy buy)

Forever 21: 500+ items were just added that are $5 and below. ACCESSORIES GALORE!

Urban Outfitters: Shop Online, Spend $50 and get it by Christmas Eve. (Shop by 1PM though!)

Now that I have over sensitized your shopping needs, tell me where are you going?!

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Happy Weekend!

flapper holiday partyWho doesn’t love a themed holiday party? Tonight I’m kicking up my heels at a friend’s apartment for a Great Gatsby themed party! 2013 was definitely the year of Great Gatsby so why not have one more party?! Above would be my dream 1920’s flapper outfit: black, sequins and a pop of bright pink. What would you pick out?

The rest of the weekend will be crafting, shopping and working out (gotta get ready for my half marathon training!). Whatever you do, I hope you have a great one!

SALES:

J. Crew: Take an extra 40% off Winter Sale Items plus free shipping! Use Code: GIFTNOW

LOFT: Take an extra 40% off EVERYTHING. (Goodbye paycheck)

ASOS: 50% off – Its their Crazy Ass Winter Sale

Happy Weekend!

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What a week – two back to back Tree Lightings, Q102’s Jingle Ball, Prohibition Repeal Day and to kick off the weekend I’m heading over to Union Transfer for the Phantogram show! Also, I did some Cyber Monday shopping and Forever 21, ASOS and Amazon all hit my credit card, but I think I stayed under my $100 limit. Phew! I’m looking forward to a fun filled weekend because on Sunday, Scott and I are going to the Eagles game too, cross your fingers that I don’t freeze away due to the cold and that the home team wins!

What are you guys up to this weekend? Holiday shopping – here is a BIG holiday sale going on this weekend.

NOLIBS HOLIDAY SHOPPING SPREE (Saturday December 7 & Sunday, December 8): 13 local, independent shops have teamed up again for their annual sale in Northern Liberties. Collect stickers as you shop and save 25% off. Another great perk is that participating shops will be offering free gift wrap and serving light refreshments.

Participating shops include: Arcadia, Art Star, Bloom, Casa Papel, City Planter, Duke & Winston, Flying Pig Frames, Framing Philadelphia, JINXED, Once Worn Consignment, Philly Phaithful, Ritual Ritual, SWAG Boutique – from 2nd street to 4th street / Spring Garden to Girard

Its a Wonderful Life on Fabric Row

Fabric Row GraphicI absolutely love Fabric Row in Queen Village. Such an awesome little neighborhood in Philadelphia full of history and fashion! On Thursday, December 12, from 6-9 pm, they will be offering signature Art in the Age cocktails and a special promotion for one night only: shoppers who Instagram @armour_philadelphia @busstopboutique or @moonandarrow and hashtag #fabricrow will receive 10% off their entire purchase. Neighborhood watering spot Ela will also be serving up some cheer with an extended happy hour and tasty bar snacks.

It’s a Wonderful Life on Fabric Row
Thursday, December 12 | 6-9 pm
Stroll starts at 4th & Bainbridge

Kiehl’s Wants to Take Care of Your Mind & Body

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On Thursday evening, Kiehl’s will be hosting their “Wellness through the Holiday Season” event designed to keep shoppers relaxed and conscious of making healthy choices during the holiday season. Local nutritionist Beryl Krinsky will present easy ways to forget fatigue, de-stress and how to say no to that extra serving of Grandma’s pie at Thanksgiving dinner.

Shoppers will then be treated to aromatherapy, skin care tips and personal shopping time with the Kiehl’s staff. Any purchase of $65+ will automatically get $20 off. (I personally love their Midnight Recovery Concrete, Lip Balm and Ultra Facial Moisturizer with SPF!) Don’t forget to RSVP at 215-636-9936. Kiehl’s is located at 1625 Chestnut Street in The Shops at Liberty Place.

Kiehl’s Wants to Take Care of Your Mind & Body first appeared on Philly Blog Love.

Happy Weekend!

01473_GRMV_NovEblast_Wk1bHappy Weekend! [Now go eat some chocolate].

Tonight begins the first of many holiday parties that I will be attending this holiday season. Some parties are for work and others are for play, but I’m looking forward to all of them. Also, I don’t mind picking up a few extra things to play dress up with due to my planner becoming booked up for the rest of the year! The rest of the weekend I’m going to spend planning a few trips coming up in the next few weeks and finalizing some holiday gift guide lists. If you are staying in Philadelphia tonight, I would suggest going to…

Mast Brother’s Chocolate Book Signing at Art in the Age! I LOVE Mast Brother’s Chocolate especially the anchor wrapping paper of the chocolate bar above. The sea salt chocolate is my favorite and I highly recommend it! Not only do you have the chance to try some of their delicious desserts, but the Mast Brothers’ will be there to share their unique story and recipes from Mast Brothers Chocolate: A Family Cookbook.

SALES:

Kiehl’s Cash is back. Spend $65+ on Kiehl’s products and get $20 off your purchase. (PS – Midnight Recovery Concrete, thank you for being you<3)

LOFT is having a Friends & Family Sale! Shop their new winter collection and take 40% off your entire purchase. I want |this| |this| and |this|

J. Crew is having 40% off their Sale Merchandise, Online Code is STYLETIME [woo hoo!]