Ruffled: A Collaboration with PHLBloggers

What do you do when you want to see how to wear a trend several different ways at once? You call your PHLBloggers friends and have a photoshoot, of course! On this month's agenda: RUFFLES. (And lots of 'em.) All six of us were given the task of styling a ruffled piece of clothing or accessory. I love how we all took the trend and put our own little spin on it. Added bonus? You can find an in-depth look at this shoot in the next issue of Philly Streats


Corset Belt

Sundays are special days around here. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday are for juggling my full-time job, my startup, house hunting, the blog, etc. Sundays are our day to relax, grab a cup of coffee, and catch up on our shows. (Read: watch through The Office again, in its entirety.) Sundays are also my day to dress how I want to dress since I don't really have to do anything. Since I already loved this corset belt trend, I decided to try it out in a little dressier manner.

Granny Chic

I'm an old soul. Nothing repulses me more than the thought of going to a night club and my ideal friday night includes Chinese takeaway, watching Cheers on Netflix, and being in bed by ten o'clock. Naturally, I enjoy dressing like the little old lady that I am inside. Maxi dress, turtleneck, oversized handbag, and all. Because I'm still 25, I like to add some edgier elements to my granny style-- in this case, knee-high boots and a vegan leather jacket.

My Nighttime Skin-Care Routine

The older I get, the more I realize just how important a nightly skincare routine truly is. For one, it makes my morning makeup regimen so much simpler when my skin is fresh and clear and there's not much that needs covering up. (Read: I'm able to sleep in a little more.) I've also found that it's healthy to have some sort of ritual before climbing into bed.

Thanks to this blog, I've received many, many skincare products so I've gotten to try out a plethora of different lotions, serums, cleansers, toners, etc. Some made my skin feel greasy. Others worked but didn't play along too well with other products I was trying out. Some made me break out for a week straight. (That was not a great time.) After trying out what feels like a hundred combinations, I found one that not only works for me, but works really, really well.

Black, White, & Nude

Not all outfits are created equally and I definitely do not look blogworthy every day. I'm trying to get better at dressing myself on the "off days"-- not because I need to look good for anyone else but because I enjoy coming up with new looks. Not to mention, I feel better when I put a little pride into my appearance. I rotate through articles of clothing but rarely wear the same outfit more than once. (Except this one. I wear this one at least once a week.) Because I've been all about stretching myself creatively, I've been challenging myself to do "casual" interestingly. Easier said than done.