Happy February, friends! Remember back in December when I asked you to share your thoughts on Her Philly and so many of you did?! You guys are the best. I asked you for similar feedback in 2014, but when the survey was done, only I was able to see your answers. So this year, inspired by Sarah of Style It and pretty much every blogger who linked to this Wardrobe Oxygen post, I decided to share this year’s survey results with all of you lovely ladies (and a few fine gentlemen!).
So as you all may know, we Philadelphians got a little bit of snow this weekend. The city was beautiful yesterday, and I spent the majority of my day snuggling in bed in between drinking $5 beer-itas at Black Sheep (247 South 17th Street) and later more delicious margaritas from Amanda at Jet Wine Bar (1525 South Street). It was glorious, I tell ya.
But even before this beautiful Saturday . . . as I parked by car on the street Friday after work . . . I was already dreading it: digging the damn thing back out. I knew (from winters past) if we got any amount of snow, digging my car out for work on Monday would be a straight up struggle. If I’m being honest, I was prepared . . . a few years ago, after using (and literally I am not kidding here) my SWIFFER to clear my car off after a snow storm, I invested in a few necessities like a small shovel and an extended car brush, because, I am 5’2, after all. But that doesn’t mean I wanted to do it.
Bring. On. The. Cold. I know some of you rejoiced with the 70 degree weather the past few weeks, but not me. I actually prefer not to be sweating as I’m schlepping up and down the stairs of Anthro to finish my holiday shopping, thank you very much. However, I gotta tell you guys: this holiday spirit thing? I’m in it. December has been good to me, and I have a few little things I wanted to share as my fall update, sneaking it right in before winter officially comes on Monday.
Happy Friday! It’s been a fun week, hasn’t it? Never have I ever had a party to celebrate Her Philly’s Birthday, but this year my BF & BFFs totally broke that tradition. I am a lucky lady. Anyway, today is the last day of Her Philly’s 3rd birthday celebrations, so I made sure it was a good one.
Prizes on prizes on prizes! I hope you’re all enjoying the birthday celebrations; I know I’m loving seeing those entries tick up and up! Today I have another amazing giveaway for you, and, yes, it may look familiar. You all loved this prize so much last year, I’ve brought it back for another year.
One prize down, three to go! I promised you that these prizes would be excellent ways to treat yourself this holiday season, and today’s prize does just that. It comes from one of my favorite gems in the city, and it’s a gift you’ll be able to savor for months & months to come!
This year’s Her Philly Birthday Giveaway week is here! My first prize is a little experience that will take you out to the Philly burbs, but I promise, it’s so worth it.
It’s December, and here we are: over 1,095 days of writing and tweeting and exploring this city along with my little buddy, Her Philly (!!!). Three whole years feels kind of incredible, and I am just as grateful for those of you who are new to the fam as I am for my followers who’ve been with me since the very beginning (hi, Mom & Dad). It’s because of you that I love late nights and early mornings compiling mini-guides to this pretty little city of ours. So, as per usual, I have updates.
It’s been a while since my last Having a Moment themed post, so before we embark on this busy holiday week, I wanted to share this little feel good moment of my week.
I am very easily influenced by fashion trends. I frequently become obsessed with a certain trendy style, like crop tops or high waisted bikinis (and overalls, but my search is still on for my perfect pair), even if it’s not “meant” for a body like mine. What I think is different about me is that when the trend is over, and after I’ve fallen in love with how that style looks on my petite, curvy ol’ body, I add it to part of my wardrobe forever. And that’s why I’ve continued the affair with my summer love, the jumpsuit, far into the fall (and beyond).
I am pretty excited for this post, so let’s jump right in. The first time I heard about ROAR, a fashionable safety wearable made to empower women (to put things simply), I was first, very thankful that someone had come up with this, and second, knew instantly I’d be a customer. When I realized that this project was coming out of Philly, you guys know it was all over.
Yasmine Mustafa is ROAR’s co-founder & CEO, and we first connected on Twitter. We’ve been emailing back and forth for a number of months now (I won’t divulge the exact number for both of our sakes, Yasmine!), and with ROAR’s launch on the horizon (aka, today), I decided to bring back one of my old features and interview this Philly lady you’ll love. Ladies, if you ever walk alone in this city, you’re going to want to read this.