This marigold beauty is perfect for Thanksgiving. It’s cute with a great price point but more importantly, it’s loose around the waist, so you can eat to your heart’s content. I paired it with leather booties and a leather jacket to edge up the look, but you can also wear it with simple heels to make the ruffle neckline the focal point. Wishing you all a wonderful holiday!
I’ve rounded up my top picks under $200 from the Nordstrom Fall Sale for every occasion. I chose items that are simple but have a unique quality to them. For example, these Topshop beaded mom jeans have a relaxed fit and wash but the gorgeous embellishment adds a little extra flair. All of these items can be dressed up or down. If there’s something specific you’re looking for, feel free to message me and I’ll send you my suggestions!
Free People Chamomile Cardigan: $78 | Adelyn Rae Lace Sheath Dress $59 | Halogen Ruffle Hem Top $35 | Blondo Olivia Waterproof Knee High Boot $169 | Street Level Velvet Backpack $29 | Le Specs Cat Eye Sunglasses $47 | Lauren Lorraine Ruby Embellished Half D’Orsay Pump $59 | Vince Camuto Down Fill Parka $199 | Topshop Beaded Mom Jeans $144
‘Tis the season for chunky knits; if there’s only one you add to your wardrobe this fall, make it the Free People Park City pullover. It comes in ivory, terracotta, turquoise, and wine, and this waffle-knit is the perfect piece to layer over stripes and under a coat. Instead of buying a ton of cheaper pieces and replacing them every year, I like to collect investment items that I adore and know will stay with me for a while.
Photography: Caleb Church
Joggers are one of my closet staples because of their versatility; they look equally as good dressed up or dressed down. Wear them with sneakers for a casual weekend look or with heels and a dressy top for the workday.
1701 Locust Street, Rittenhouse Square
What I Got: Avocado Smash Toast, Brekkie Board, Golden Latte (Tumeric blend with almond milk topped with cinnamon)
What I Thought: This Aussie-launched cafe is like stepping into a beachy locale. Its blue hues and bright whites create a welcoming aura, the perfect place to meet up with friends or enjoy a quiet cup of coffee in solitude. The food and coffee are both excellent. They also have a variety of cold-pressed juices.
What I Want: Wellness Flight (tumeric latte, matcha latte, beetroot latte)
Sequins, tulle, and pastel: three of my favorite details seamlessly come together in what I consider my ethereal ‘fairy’ dress. Inside is a shorter, separate slip that adds a subtly flirty feel to the midi length, a current favorite style of mine. Add a pair of bright white sandals and cat-eye sunglasses to complete the look.
Photography: Rosie Simmons
Elevate your gingham dress with a pair of strappy sandals and a ruffle detail at the waist. Pair it with this timeless J.Crew denim jacket for daytime (or transition to night with a leather jacket). Complete the look with a basket rattan bag for the last days of summer.
Photography: Rosie Simmons
You’ve probably heard of the intense megaformer workouts that combine Pilates, cardio, and strength training in one. They focus on slow-burning movements that are designed to build endurance, strength, and those well-defined muscles. I’m happy to report that SLT (Strengthen-Lengthen-Tone) just opened its first Philly studio on 16th & Walnut Streets in Center City, and you can try a class for just $15.
I’m a big fan of workouts that don’t feel like a chore; I’ll do boxing drills all day, but I hate running aimlessly on a treadmill. Each SLT class is 50 minutes, which is perfect for all of us busy people who want exercise to be both effective and efficient. My first class definitely had me shaking, but it went by so quickly that I actually was surprised when my instructor, Katie, said the class was over. I also love the small class size. There are only about a dozen machines, so it feels more personal.
I suggest you bring grippy socks if you come to a class, though you can also borrow or buy them in the studio.
Have you tried a megaformer workout? What do you think?