Saturday, January 25, 2014

Weekly Round-Up

Advanced Style

Did you know that for every product sold, UBB removes 1 pound of trash from oceans and waterways?

Every day through the end of 2014 United By Blue will be giving away one of their super soft, organic cotton tees. Check it out here.

Ummm straws anyone?


Alexander McQueen available at Saks
How cool are these?

Lost Weekend by Craig& Karl, LeSpec

Thursday, January 23, 2014

A Theft of Epic Proportions

So the most tragic thing happened to me...not life-shattering tragic, just annoying tragic. My packages were stolen!!! And do you know what was in those packages? Part of Elena's AW 2014 wardrobe! And her shoes!!!!!!

Ralph Lauren: Infant's & Toddler's Sag Harbour Zebra Haircalf High-Top Sneakers

Ralph Lauren:Infant's & Toddler's Carl Glitter Boots

Do you see how awesome these shoes are? And they were on sale $25 each, and free shipping! I don't know how to process this information.  I've done internet searches, tried to search Polyvore (not a good source for children's items), and they are not available anywhere in her size! Ahhhhh!!!! I'm not sure if I'm more upset about the theft or that now I have to find new shoes.

I've made calls to the shipping company and the stores. I've sent emails to PayPal, the police and even tweeted. At this point I would like to praise Target and Amazon, Old Navy/Gap for their quick responses; during the phone conversations the customer service reps, re-shipped my items, even changing the shipping address and sent me refunds. Some other companies did not react so quickly and told me that I have to wait 24-72hours for the investigations.

Wait? This is America in the Digital Age, why do I have to wait? And why is someone stalking my house and stealing my packages?

I have learned a few lessons, I will be shipping to a home that is occupied during the day or to the stores. I also signed up for text alerts for Fedex and UPS, and I will definitely stalk my packages online as much as possible.

The sad thing is that my items are not super expensive. There were baby clothes, a cook book, breastmilk storage bags, a hand mixer, a nursing top and baby sneakers. What are these thieves going to do with all of these items? Sell them on the black market? Give them to their family members or just thrown them in the trash? I mean a tiny part of me has a bit of compassion. If you're stealing to make ends meet then obviously you are worse off than I am, so even though I feel violated and disappointed....

THIEVES, I forgive you.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Everywhere you look there are sales and discounts and clearances, but there's only so much shopping you can do to get through this stressful winter season. Here are a few events that I'm excited about.

Yinka Shonibare at the Barnes...this artist takes fashion to a new level.

Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders; January 24–April 21, 2014

Forget Kleinfeld's, if I were engaged or a bridal consultant I would definitely be heading here.

Opening reception January 23rd 6-9PM.

William Daley: 14 For 7 will be on view January 23 to March 9, 2014 at the Philadelphia Art Alliance.

Don't forget about Restaurant Week. This year my fave spot is joining in!

The Philadelphia Orchestra...special guest Jill Scott

Confetti, Jan 24-25 8pm at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, starring Gabrielle Revlock

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Weekly Roundup

Opening Ceremony

Eco friendly Purses
Image via Ecocult

I love all types of leather, but perforated leather is probably my favorite treatment.
Tory Burch's Robinson Collection
J.Jill is now open at KOP!
Did you forget that I love fur? Well I think Fendi loves it as much as I do....check out this runway!

Image Courtesy of Getty via Racked
Check out the look book for Peter Pilotto for Target. Collection available online and in stores 2/9/14.

Peter Pilotto for Target image via Racked