With so many events happening in this city every year, when one continues to come back around and can still impress, you know it’s a winner. I’ve attended East Passyunk’s standout spring food festival, Flavors of the Avenue, the past two years and loved every minute (and bite). Like last year, I was able to get a sample (or several) of the action before this year’s event, and I’m excited to share with you what you can look forward to later this month.
I’ve always been a super planned out person. Planners are very important to me, and I do really well when I know what my week looks like before it even begins. Sure, sometimes this inclination does make me feel slightly like a crazy person, but hey, I work with what I got.
In honor of the email I just sent to several of my closest Philly friends filled with “upcoming dates of fun,” I wanted to share some things I’m excited for in the coming months.
Happy Friday! While the below are certainly not “spring” themed things, it is technically, believe it or not, spring. Here are some wonderful things going on in my life right now.
Curvy Girl Style
We all know I love me some curves. Earlier this week, I featured some of my favorite winter to spring transitional looks for curvy women on Philly Blog Love. I chose some amazing bloggers that I admire from around the world. Let me know what you think of their style!
You can also find me on the Ask Away Advice & Fashion Blog by my e-friend (someday we will meet in person!), Ellen. Ellen has been interviewing local Philly bloggers and I am really excited to be featured! Check out her blog to learn a few new things about me & see what my favorite two blog posts on Her Philly have been.
A few Philly places I’ve been loving recently: Heads & Tails Beauty Boutique (265 South 19th Street) for great curls from the lovely Erin, The Baker’s Jar (625 South 16th Street) for the yummiest cakes to ever be baked in a jar (more carrot cake, please), and honeygrow (110 South 16th Street) for delicious & fresh salads and smoothies.
This week, things do not slow down. I’ll be busy with a spray tan at The Bronzed Bee (406 South 20th Street), the media preview of Flavors of the Avenue (thank you, Jesus), and the Clarins VIP Event at Macy’s. And then – a family wedding (because there is really nothing better, am I right?). Life is hard, I know. 😉 I hope you have a great week, ladies! xx
Growing up, I was never a big shoe person. I would rather take a pretty dress over a pair of heels any day. Shoes were just never my favorite – My feet get hot. I’m not good with heels. Flats rubbed on the backs of my ankles. My complaints were never-ending.
My lacking shoe game never really affected my life until recently. Working in a casual corporate office, you see all types of footwear. Don’t get me wrong, some of the footwear is amazing, and I only wish that I had some of my own. One person even said that the best decision she ever made was deciding to shop for Pikolinos, as not only does she love the style of them, but apparently they’re also super comfy, and this is what I want in shoes. It’s times like that when I really wish that I was more interested in shoes growing up because I’m just clueless now. And when I wanted to really impress for a big meeting, rotating through my two pairs of Aerosoles sandals (one nude, one black) was just not cutting it.
This year, I’ve been hit with the spring & summer shoe and sandal “bug.” I’m ready to take Philadelphia by storm and actually be able to pair my cute summer clothing investments with shoes that are not flip flops or Sperrys. In the past few weeks, I’ve picked up quite a few pairs online (Mom & Dad, stop reading now please) and I can’t wait to wear them somewhere outside my apartment.
Jack Rogers Navajo Sandal in Gold I have been lusting after these babies for years, and they are finally mine! I’m kind of in love.
Clarks Shira Danika High Heel Sandal in Black
JustFab Nori Sandal in Snake
Matisse Hayes Sandal in Silver & Tan
I am currently wearing these as I type (in my apartment). They are seriously gorgeous in person.
Payless Women’s Canvas Sneaker in Navy & Light PinkI got these to balance out the sandal additions, and because I’ve been wanting Keds forever, but these were $16.99.