Last weekend I hosted a J.crew shopping party for my 21st birthday. Yes, I turned 21 again.
Snacks while I shop? Yes, please.
Cue the champagne cupcakes-
So excited to shop the latest trends
The line up…
Enjoying seasonal cider as I try on my picks for the day.
The perfect way to start off my birthday celebration!
Hey blog readers!
As you all know I’m an ambassador for Career Wardrobe. It’s a non-profit organization that provides professional clothing to women in transition. They’re having another great event! Check out the deets:
The Empowering Tea & Fashion Show
Saturday, October 29th from 12-3pm
The Radnor Hotel – 591 Lancaster Avenue, Wayne
Please join Career Wardrobe for their annual Empowering Tea & Fashion show, and help us raise the support we need to help thousands of job seekers look and feel their best! To celebrate our expansion across Southeastern PA, this event will be held at the beautiful Radnor Hotel. Come enjoy the Boutique-inspired fashion show, enjoy an elegant afternoon tea, and help Career Wardrobe build connections in our new service are! The Auction sponsor is QVC!
If you sign up, you will get a complimentary closet-clean out AND donation pick up at your house.
Fashion Show partners are The Wardrobe Boutique and Louella Boutique.
Tickets and Sponsorship is available at CareerWardrobe.org
Hello Blog Readers!
I’ve been meaning to this for a long time now so I’m sharing my tips on how to be preppy at the golf course. I’ve been golfing for a few years now and I’m finally getting the hang of it. Believe it or not but there are very few trendy golf lines for women. So hopefully my guide will help especially for beginners!
1. Top – I like to keep the top plain and simple but also light and dri-fit especially for those hot summer days. I use Nike or Lady Hagen tops you can find at Dick’s or any sporting store.
2. Bottoms- I need a pop of color so I usually go for bright colors and patterned bottoms. I typically wear bermuda shorts, skorts, or skirts. I like wearing any Lilly Pulitzer shorts or performance bottoms from Vineyard Vines. If you want trendy golf skirts check out Sydney Elizabeth.
3. Hat- I try to wear a hat as much as possible. I would typically wear Vineyard Vines, Titleist, or Nike. I like to wear a visor so it doesn’t mess up my hair. Always bring a hair tie and avoid white hates if possible. (unless you want it to turn green and yellow)
4. Sunglasses- I rock my raybans throughout the course. I like to wear them on my head when I swing because it actually helps me to keep my head down.
5. Shoes- It is very important to wear golf shoes. You can buy shoes with spikes buy them spikeless. I personally like the spikeless ones because they are more comfortable to me especially when you’re walking off the course and to your car. Nike has some awesome flyknit golf shoes but if you’re on a budget, FootJoy is a good brand.
6. Golf Balls- I don’t mind using any type of golf balls because I’m no pro but I do prefer the supersoft Callaway balls because they’re not too expensive. You can also customize titleist golf balls by putting your monogram on it.
7. Tees- I still get made fun of using these plastic tees because it’s such a newbie thing to use but they have lasted me many rounds without breaking!
8. Gloves- Gloves are so important. I have three pairs in my bag because they wear quickly especially the all white ones. Footjoy gloves have lasted the longest for me but if you want funky patterns, check out Gloveit.
Best of luck!
Every year Career Wardrobe hosts a Cocktail Reception & Auction. I was fortunate enough to attend this inspiring event. I got the chance to learn so much more about the growth of the organization and I was reminded of why I actively blog for this non-profit. They have helped 3,000 individuals and on they’re on the track to improving the lives of 6,000 people with their expansion. I’m so impressed with what they’ve accomplished so far and I’m excited to be a part of their mission to empower women and now men.
The event was held at the lovely Crystal Tea Room right above Macy’s in Center City on June 9th from 5:30-8:30pm. There were tables set up in the lobby area to sell items and to enter into a raffle from the Wardrobe Boutique.
The silent auction items were displayed along the room organized by categories.
The spread was amazing and that wasn’t even half of the food.
Cocktail reception area.
So happy to attend the event with fellow blogger, Pri. We had to take a photo with the Lilly Pulitzer bike! Check out her blog at PaintTheTownChic.
Let the show begin…
The fashion show featured real clients and some local celebrities such as Rick Williams, Sue Serio, and Monique Braxton.
After the fashion show, the live auction began. The first one started with having lunch with the Mayor of Philadelphia, Jim Kenney.
There were so many great live auction items and of course it ended with the limited Lilly Pulitzer pink bike.
At the end of the night, Career Wardrobe raised thousands of dollars and it was fun to be a part of this event. They did a great job!
Hello Blog Readers,
One day after work I walked around center city to find something to do. I noticed a boutique named Lou Lou on 13th and Walnut. They had an array of trendy accessories and I immediately noticed the Shine Project section. I’ve never heard of it before but I was attracted to the handwritten name on each of the jewelry’s paper card holder.
What is the Shine Project?
Founder, Ashley LeMieux was a college student working at an inner city high school where she met students that didn’t have the financial resources to go to college. She raised money through her blog called the Shine Project. She was able to give away 7 scholarships. She took it one step further and started to employ the first few scholarship recipients. She taught herself to make bracelets and then taught the students and after a week they were all sold out. Students are employed by Threads by The Shine Project to craft hand made jewelry and sign their name on them.
The Shine Project is an inspiring story whether you are a cosumer, an aspiring entrepreneur, or a student without access to education. It’s truly rewarding to wear something that reminds you that you’ve helped a student go to college. I wanted to share this organization to you and hope you decide to support them too. Learn more here.
You can shop online or check our Lou Lou boutique yourself to support to small businesses.
Hello blog readers,
I’m promoting an event for Careeer Wardrobe. It’s a non-profit organization that helps women in transition by providing assistance with professional attire and resources. Wardrobe boutique is a resale store where proceeds benefit Career Wardrobe.
To my local bloggers and shoppers, please come to the Wardrobe Boutique on May 28th between 3-6pm to shop and enter into the Who Wore it Best Contest. Simply post your outfit from Wardrobe Boutique and the person with the most likes will win a handbag.
Spotted some vintage Lilly Pulitzer today so I’m excited for the event on the 28th! Come out to shop and help empower women.
How can you resist this Kate Spade watch for a little over $100?
Thanks to Nordstrom Rack, it’s available for only $110.97!
This versatile watch serves as a watch and a bracelet. However, I don’t recommend this for people with tiny wrists! I had to remove all of the links just to fit mine.
We have a love/hate relationship. I went to NYC for the weekend for my best friend’s birthday and stayed at the Lexington Hotel. Of course there are tons of things to do in New York and yes, shopping and eating were our top priorities.
First stop: Brunch at the Lexington Brass. Great food but mediocre service.
Drinking a bellini is a great way to start the day. Cheers.
I had the smoked salmon eggs benedict with caviar. #fancy
All great food!
We went shopping on 5th avenue then went over to the 9/11 Memorial musuem. Here’s a tip: buy your ticket online in advanced. The ticket booth lines were ridonkulous.
There’s not much to say because you have to experience it for yourself. It’s a must see. Warning: wear waterproof mascara and bring a handkerchief. It was very crowded but it didn’t phase me. The heartfelt emotion will effect you no matter what. #neverforget
We went shopping again and I went to Vineyard Vines where I bought a VV New york t-shirt.
Then off to dinner at a Filipino restaurant called Maharlika. I recommend the spam fries and taro cheesecake. Ah-mazeballs.
Wishing this beaut the happiest birthday! After dinner we went to a lounge where Pusha-T was performing. (I had no idea who he was at the time haha)
The next day we went to brunch and walked around the Rockefeller Center. I didn’t know NYC was so big on Easter because they closed off parts of 5th avenue to celebrate it.
This seersucker trench coat is made by Tommy Hilfiger from Marshalls for $70. If you can’t find it at your local Marshalls, you can get it from Macy’s for $179.50.
We concluded our trip by eating macarons from Bouchon Bakery in front of the ice skating rink.
Great weekend with my friends. Until we meet again New York…
On Saturday, Jan. 30th the Wardrobe Boutique hosted another great shopping event. Shoppers enjoyed wine, cheese, and other delicious goodies. Shoppers also received $20 off $50. Anyone that made a purchase or donated clothes was entered into a raffle to win an adorable Tiffany&Co bow jewelry box.
Check out some photos from the event. Don’t miss out on the next event to support this amazing philanthropic organization and have fun at the same time.
The lovely staff members of the Boutique! Stop by and meet the new boutique manager, Marieta. (middle)
Wine and cookies?… Yes please.
You can’t have enough accessories and shoes.
Met a fellow local blogger. Check out Paintthetownchic.com.
A lucky winner will take this jewelry box home!
Don’t miss out on the next event. Make sure you subscribe and visit their website at The Wardrobe Boutique.
Attention local fashionistas:
Are you passionate about fashion and would like to shop for vintage/ high-end brands through an philanthropic outlet?
Check out Wardrobe Boutique! This boutique benefits Career Wardrobe, an organization that provide women in transition to dress for job interviews.
You can volunteer at their boutique by organizing, coordinating displays, pricing clothes, and more. You can also volunteer to help someone dress for success!
At the boutique, I had fun channeling my own style on a mannequin. It’s a great opportunity to give back and enjoy doing it !