MY GUIDE TO PHILLY

Recently I was asked to create a Summer Style and Hot Spot guide to Philly for Glam Media’s latest app. I’ve been in Philly now for just 1 year and 8 months (crazy right? feels like it has been so much longer!), which hardly makes me an expert on the city – but I have found a handful of gems (shops! restaurants! bars!) that I really love and frequent often (and take all of my visitors to) and it was fun to create this guide to share them with all of you. See below for my shoppable guide – and download the free iphone and ipad app here to see Style Guides for cities all across the U.S. by fashionable blogging gals.

PHILLY - OUTFIT INSPIRATION

::CLICK ABOVE ON IMAGES FOR LINKS TO BUY!:: PHILLY - HANGOUTS ::FOR MY OUTFIT ABOVE- SEE THE FULL POST HERE:
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I hope this inspired you to come visit Philly – I welcome visitors with open arms :-)

A TRIP TO THE CAPE

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Happy June to you all and hope you enjoyed your holiday weekends as well! xx

 I’m wearing a Free People tee, a DIY denim skirt (love this, this & this one) and an Annabel Ingall silver leather tote

AUSTIN PHOTO DIARY PART 1

A week or so ago my SF girlfriends (one of whom now lives in Austin) and I all met up in the great state of Texas for a Spring Break of sorts. Austin is a seriously cool town, and we painted it red, like morning noon and night. I couldn’t get enough – I wanted to move in forever. It must have been the 80 degree dry heat, the serious BBQ and real deal Mexican food (dear God how I miss you…), the many lone star beers, the margaritas, the apartment complex pool, and of course, the company. Sharing with you here some of my photos…

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from the Top: daily stops at ‘Juice Land’ were very necessary – found a new favorite smoothie combo – Peachy Green (ie: frozen peaches and greenery) :: BBQ at the Salt Lick & wine tasting & group photo taking at Salt Lick Cellars (conveniently next door) :: Shopping at ‘Feathers’on South Congress (so good) :: a visit to Barton Springs ::

TO BE CONTINUED….