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{ Photo Diary } Almay’s #SimplyAmerican Tour Bus Visits Philly

This Independence Day I hopped on the Almay #SimplyAmerican tour bus for some pampering on the Parkway. I love my city. Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway turned into one of the biggest Fourth of July celebrations in the country called Wawa Welcome America. The all-day extravaganza, complete with music and food, was a pretty fun way to spend the holiday despite the weather being less than stellar. Thanks to Almay I was able to take refuge from the rain and get a little makeover. Continue Reading

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{ Philly Event + You’re Invited! } Fashion Book Launch Party

One of my dear friends wrote a fabulous fashion book and we celebrating in style this Wednesday in Old City, Philadelphia. In the area? Come hang + dress to impress! Andrea Kiliany Thatcher is the name of my super-cool gal pal that wrote “The SPF LookBook: FROM ATELIER TO RUNWAY” and this book is chalked full of gorgeous looks and fashion insight.

There will be lots to do. Now all we need is you! Continue Reading

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{ Philly Event } Grab Your Girls + Make Sunday Funday! Hotel Monaco’s Beauty in Bloom

I hear about lots of events and so am pretty select on the ones that I recommend and go to (there’s only so much time in a day). This one sounds SO good that I just have to share.

Clear your Sunday and tell your best girls to do the same. Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, with event experts Petah Bashano Event Design and Events by Renee, will host a special girls’ day out to celebrate the start of spring with a beauty and style event April 26th from 1-5 p.m. in its Lafayette and Girard Ballrooms. Continue Reading

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{ Well-Dressed Man } Custom Menswear Shop Indochino To Open Philadelphia Showroom

Hey Philly peeps, custom menswear just got easy. Indochino is coming back to Philadelphia. The worldwide leader in custom-men’s apparel did a pop-up shop back in the spring of 2014 that was a huge success so they’re setting up shop at 1606 Chestnut Street in Center City. Opening Wednesday, Jan. 14th, the new showroom will be an extension of the brand’s web-based store and will offer men a face-to-face shopping experience where they’ll be assisted with measurements and customization options — including a wide range of fabrics on display, more than 30 suit customizations, and over 20 shirt customizations, including lapel width, buttons, pockets, monogramming, lining and more.

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“Our pop-up experience in Philly in May 2013 was an unprecedented success and the city has since grown into one of our biggest markets,” explained Kyle Vucko, Indochino’s co-founder and CEO. “We knew it would be one of the first cities we opened a showroom in and can’t wait to be on the ground once again helping the men of Philadelphia look sharp and feel awesome.”

Last time Indochino came to town I got to cohost their opening and I’m thrilled to be teaming up with them again. Since then my man has become a fan and wears his Indochino often. A custom shirt fits drastically better and the price is comparable and totally worth it. Once he goes custom he won’t want to go back. Keep it in mind for Valentine’s Day.

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The brand saves each client’s sizes, making the whole experience easy. Here’s some more info.

{ How It Works }

  • Men make an appointment at indochino.com/philly
  • Working with a Style Guide client is professionally measured before building their one-of-a-kind suit or shirt
  • Garment is crafted and delivered to the store or customers’ homes in approximately four weeks
  • Customers are invited back for a second fitting to make sure their suit or shirt fits the way it should
  • Once fit perfection has been achieved, customers may take home their finished clothing to wear with confidence — and they’ll LOVE how they look in it!

{ About Indochino }

Indochino is an industry innovator and worldwide leader in custom men’s apparel, helping guys to be successful by offering convenient, well-fitting and beautifully-designed clothing that is high in quality, fairly priced and risk free.

Indochino suits start from $449 USD and shirts from $79 USD, with accessories including ties, tie clips, cufflinks and pocket squares also available. All Indochino garments are made-to-order, with more than 30 complimentary suit customizations and over 20 shirt customizations including monogramming, linings, buttons, lapel- and vent-style and more.

Address: 1606 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Opening Hours: Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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{Press} Jessie’s Tips In ‘People StyleWatch’ Magazine

Looking to save big this holiday season?  Pick up a copy of the December/January issue of People StyleWatch Magazine and you may recognize someone. I’m so excited to finally share this news & these tips! I’m such a fan of the magazine so it’s such an honor to be in it and dishing tips in the 5 Savvy Ways To Save Big $$$ column!! Happy shopping and saving this holiday season!

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Thanks for reading and for your continued support!! Look for more holiday shopping tips and gift guides coming to the blog soon!

XOXO,

Jessie

 

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{Insta-Recap + Blog Reflection} #TrendHungryTurns4

Big thanks to all you fabulous people reading this and special thanks to those of you that came out to celebrate #TrendHungryTurns4 at Smak Parlour! I still can’t believe it’s been 4 years! One thing is certain. Time will keep going, so it’s up to YOU what you do with it. This blog birthday has given me a chance to reflect on all that’s happened since launching. When I started on my Trend-Hungry way, I had no idea how much it would impact my life. It’s been a tool to brand myself. It’s given me the opportunity to show real girls and women that style is attainable and fun, not something to stress about. Thanks to this blog I’ve basically been able to make my own dream job. Don’t get me wrong, it’s so not perfect and looks far less glam without a Valencia filter on it, but it’s mine, I love it, and it’s always creative, different, and keeps me on my toes. I get to write articles for various outlets, team up with brands, host events, talk trends on TV and radio, style people, and help people feel good about themselves (it’s crazy how clothes can make such a difference with self image).

I’m so grateful for all the love and support. My journey and the journey of so many other inspiring bloggers and #girlbosses out there is what inspires me to keep going everyday. When I started this blog I was fresh out of college and the economy sucked (still does).  This blog gave me an outlet, a tool, hope, something to put my energy towards. I had no idea it would open so many doors. I’m so grateful and will start paying it forward by adding more interviews with Trendsetters that inspire. Stay tuned for new things to come!

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Special Thanks goes out to Smak Parlour for hosting this stylish shindig. If you’re in Philly and haven’t been there before run, don’t walk. Their fashions and price point will seriously make you swoon!

Big Thanks to Andre Richard Salon. The braid bar was a hit!

Thank you Weyerbacher for your seasonal brews.

Also, thank you to Baked Tanning for giving me a goddess glow. A tan always makes me feel my best!

Looking to start your own blog or are you currently blogging? Here are 10 blogging lessons I wrote a little while back and they still are just as relevant now.

Love,

Jessie

P.S. Want to get styled by me free of charge?? Email kasmith@simon.com for a complimentary two-hour session with yours truly!

 

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{Invite} Trend Hungry Turns 4!!

Well hello, hello! The headline doesn’t lie. Trend Hungry is officially 4 years old this month! Woot, WOOT (not the most ladylike sound, but whatever). Time sure does fly when you’re loving what you do (reflection post coming soon). To celebrate we’re partying at one of our favorite Philadelphia boutiques that’s known for their trendy fashions on a budget, Smak Parlour.

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There will be lots to do. Here are five reasons why you need to be there!

1. You’ll leave with a new hair DO. Ahem, there’s gonna be a Braid Bar. Andre Richard Salon stylists will be braiding the tresses of the trend-hungry fashionistas so come get your hair did.

2. Shop unique vintage jewelry. Remember how I always wear vintage jewelry and started selling in at a few boutiques under the name Bling Babe? Now you can see the collection of yourself and a lucky guest may win some bling!!

3. Sips and snacks. It’s like happy hour, but better.

4. Styling tips. I’ll be there on hand to share  by tips and tricks to wearing this season’s hottest trends and Smak Parlour carries the styles. Win, win!

5. Meet, mix, mingle. Bring a business card or just a smile and your fabulous self and meet fellow fashionistas in attendance, and me, the blogger-in-chief ;)

It’s going to rad and fun and cool and awesome and sweet and amazing and I hope you can make it!! Shoot an email to trendhungry@gmail.com to RSVP.

Xoxo!

Jessie

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{MLFW Marketplace Invite} Shop & Sip With Bling Babe This Friday!

Calling all my Main Line and Philly Fashionistas! Do you like vintage jewelry? This Friday Main Line Fashion Week hosts their Marketplace event, where you can shop the top styles of the Main Line under one roof. I’m extra excited because this time I’ll be a retailer there!

If you’re a Trend Hungry regular (thanks for your support!!) then you’ve seen me mention my love of vintage jewelry and that I sell my curations under the name Bling Babe. It’s my little passion project that’s currently in three stores (more coming soon, list of current retailers below)  and I will be setting up shop this Friday!

You’re invited and I do hope you can come! Your support would mean so SO SO much!!!

 

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So what should you expect to see? Lots of fabulous jewelry that I personally hand selected and cleaned. Every piece is different and special in its own way (I love curate pieces I LOVE) so expect to find a fabulous blingy earrings or a unique tassel necklace. Snag a sneak peek and shop the collection early by following @ShopBlingBabe on Instagram and Twitter. Who knows? I may even announce a surprise giveaway that’s only open to Bling Babe social media.

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Speaking of giveaways, did you enter to win the Trend Hungry Fall Faves Prize Pack? It ends soon and the prize includes $100 to Kohls (yeah!), Bling Babe earrings (mmhmm), a Piccolo Amore tote, and more! Click to enter to win the Trend Hungry Fall Faves Prize Pack.

Can’t make it, and want to check out Bling Babe in person?

Come check BB out at Smak Parlour in Old City Philadelphia, Nich Boutique in Collegeville PA, or Jax Boutique in Haddonfield NJ.

Coming soon to… 1822 Boutique in Philaldelphia & Labelocal in Haddon Heights NJ.

P.S. Save the date! The First Friday in November Trend Hungry will be celebrating 4 years of blogging with a style party!! Details coming soon! Get an invite in your inbox and subscribe using the form on the sidebar.

Thanks for letting me share my new venture with you!

Xo, Jessie