Philly Photo Diary

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All About Comfort

H&M cargo jacket, pink jacket, casual style, winter style, weekend outfit I wasn’t much of a sneakers girl as a kid. In fact, I never owned a pair of the super popular Converse and I don’t really remember buying my first pair of sneakers until I was in college. It’s not that I didn’t like them, I just thought they didn’t fit my style. I don’t think that any more (or my style has simply evolved, as it tends to do over the years).

H&M cargo jacket, pink jacket, casual style, winter style, weekend outfit After wearing boots all winter, I’m happy to now slip into something lighter. These sneakers are super comfortable and they were only 15 bucks (win win!). They have a few other patterns and I’m kind of tempted to go back and pick up another pair!

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What did you do this weekend? After two straight weekends that were filled with social activities, it was nice to have this quiet weekend as a change of pace. A few friends and I had drinks on Saturday and then we did a bit of shopping. On Sunday my roommate and I ran out for a bit to take care of an errand, but then we scurried back inside quickly when we realized how chilly it was.

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Outfit Details: Jacket and Sneakers (similar– I can’t find the exact ones online, but I just bought these in the store!)- H&M // Sweater- Joe Fresh // Jeans- Forever 21 // Beanie- Handknit by me // Purse- Erin Satchel via Macy’s // Necklace c/o Gorjana-Griffin // Lips- MAC Dark Side // photos of me- my roomie Kiet

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Spring Nail Polish Colors

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You guys seemed to like my fall nail polish guide, so I thought it was high time I put together another one for spring. I’m starting to see a few signs of spring around, just enough to give me hope that winter might actually be coming to an end. It certainly seems like the spring showers have begun- I got drenched on my way home from work on Wednesday (the one day I forget my umbrella at home!). As you can see, there are no neutrals here- I’m all about happy colors to banish the last few dreary days of winter.

Pink: Essie Vanity Fairest, butter LONDON Fruit Machine, tenoverten Spring

Red: Jinsoon Coral PeonyJulep Sydney, Essie Fifth Avenue

Orange: Revlon Parfumerie Apricot Nectar, butter LONDON Kerfuffle, Essie Tart Deco

Yellow: Deborah Lippmann Build Me Up Buttercup, Illamasqua Load, Julep Lilou

Green: butter LONDON Fiver, Illamasqua Milf, Formula X For Sephora High Frequency

Blue: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Breeze Blue, Illamasqua Caress, Jinsoon Poppy Blue

Purple: Deborah Lippmann Blue Orchid, Revlon Parfumerie Lavender Soap, butter LONDON Sprog

Hot Donuts + Fried Chicken

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Oh boy, that chicken. You can order different dry rubs or glazes with your chicken, so we decided to try the coconut curry rub with the honey ginger glaze. It was good, really really good. One of my friends said it may be the best fried chicken she’s ever eaten. Federal Donuts- you had me at “donuts and chicken.” See you next time I’m in Philly!

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