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{ Photo Diary } Inside Jewelry Designer Marlyn Schiff’s Showroom

I love jewelry and lately you may have noticed that Marlyn Schiff pieces have been making cameos here on the blog and my Instagram. It probably has to do the fact that everything is beautiful, budget friendly, and that I had the pleasure of meeting Marlyn and visiting her Ardmore showroom last month. I had featured a few blingy baubles from the celebrity-loved line in TV segments and blog posts so it was exciting to finally get to learn more about the brand and meet the creator.

First of all, it’s a wonderland of pretty things. There’s jewelry everywhere, of course, and the vibe is a little boho and free spirited yet glamorous and fashionable. There’s dainty cuffs and chain necklaces, blingy statement pieces, stunning stones, and most pieces are under $100.  I felt inspired to take it all in, try on a few pieces, and go a little snap happy. Here are some pictures from my visit. Hope you like! I’ll be sharing more pictures of places I go and things I do with the header { Photo Diary }.

Marlyn-Schiff-Bracelets philly-style Love-cuff-bracelet Marlyn-Schiff-Showroom A quick selfie with this vintage-inspired necklace that I’ve since worn here. I hope their publicist Nikki & her baby bump don’t mind being in the shot .  
Marlyn-Schiff-showroon-selfie Philadelphia-Fashion-Blog Marlyn-Schiff-necklaces

Does this necklace look familiar? I wore it here, and here.

Love what you see? You can see more pieces and shop the line at or visit in person in Ardmore, PA.



Accessories, Fashion, shopping

{Winter Escape} Tropical Travel Essentials Under $50

All I’ve been wanting is a winter escape, to bask in the sun’s glorious vitamin-D rays. Is that too much to ask for?

Planning a tropical trip? It’s difficult finding summer clothing this time of year in store, so for this style challenge online shopping is the way to go.

I love experiencing the East Coast’s four seasons, but Philly is getting a little too chilly for me. Feeling the same way? Trade in your heavy coats, scarves, and snow boots for some tropical travel essentials for your next getaway and think warm thoughts.


Victoria’s Secret Fringe Halter, $28.50  $17.00 | Victoria’s Secret Ruched Hipkini, $18.50 $12.00 | Wildfox Couture ‘Adventure List’ Cover-up Tank, $48.00 | Free People Maya Cateye Sunglasses, $18.00 | Kate Spade Saturday Passport Case in Crosswalk Stripe, $45.00 | Havaianas ‘Slim’ Flip Flop, $26.00 $18.20

Are you planning a winter escape or just dreaming of one? Share your upcoming destinations in the comments below! 

Accessories, Celebrity, collaborations, Designer Collaborations, Fashion

Ashley & Mary-Kate Olsen Create Cosmic Jewelry Under $40

If you’re a fan of Elizabeth and James jewelry get excited. Our favorite fashion twins and CFDA designers, Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen have an affordable line worth adding to your Christmas list.

AMK x SM is a limited -edition jewelry collection for StyleMint. The out-of-this-world designs are inspired by constellations — hence the names Ursa Major, Hydra, Pyxis, and so on. The line really resembles the Olsens’ Elizabeth and James jewelry line. Both collections are simplistic and have a gorgeous cosmic theme. The main difference being the price — Elizabeth and James ranges from $95 – $395, whereas everything in the AMK x SM collection is either $29.99 or $39.99.



The accessories in their latest collection have a luxe feel, but all are extremely affordable, especially when you compare to one of their bags from The Row. Get ready to indulge and don’t wait, as past StyleMint jewelry collabs have sold out.

AMK x SM includes necklaces, earrings, rings, clutches, bangles, hand chains, and clutches. The collection is part of StyleMint’s limited-edition Studio Series, so you may not want to wait.

Another plus, the Olsens said they created “versatile pieces that transition easily from day to night”…can you say “Dare to Wear” worthy?

Style Tip: Because these accessories are minimalistic and dainty, it’s easy to stack and layer pieces. Pair jewelry with Flash Tattoos for a boho-chic look that not everyone will be sporting this holiday season.

{Shop It} Serpens Choker, $29.99 |  Pyxis Earrings, $29.99 | Hydra Bangle, $29.99 | Ursa Major Ring, $29.99 | Luna Pouch, $29.99

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Which piece do you love most? Share in the comments below!

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{Trend Hungry Tuesday} Choker Necklaces

Another 90′s trend is back on the block. Choker necklaces, yeah they’re back. Rihanna has been wearing them a lot lately, including last night at the 2014 British Fashion Awards. She rocked a silver-sparkler choker paired with a Stella McCartney tuxedo blazer and not much else. Riri in Stella is always captivating.

Back to chokers, this trend has actually been around for a while. Google history of choker necklaces and there are images from centuries ago.

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Celebs spotted wearing choker necklaces in this day in age include Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian West, Selena Gomez, and Miley Cyrus.


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As for chokers on the cheap, you can go bold and blingy for the holidays or try a tattooed style. You may have owned one in the 90s, I know I did. Check out the choker selection at


{Nasty Gal Get Tatted Choker & Bracelet Set, $12.00}



{Nasty Gal Round Up Chain Choker, $35.00 $17.50 }


{Trend Hungry Tuesday} a syndicated fashion report on Ralphie TonightListen live every Tuesday night online or on NYC’s 95.5 WPLJ, 92 PRO-FM (Providence, RI), 97 WBHT (Northeastern PA), or Q105 (New London, CT). 

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{Trend Hungry Tuesday} Rihanna’s Handy Accessory

By now you probably know, Rihanna has come back to Instagram. And what is she posting about? Her upcoming spread in Elle magazine’s December issue. It’s sounding like her interview drops some secrets, but the fashion is on full display. So what’s the one trend she rocked that caught our eye? The hand piece, also known as a hand chain. It’s a bracelet with a ring attached, creating a style statement on your hand.


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 A number of celebs have been spotted wearing this handy accessory, including Vanessa Hudgens, Anne Hathaway, Miley Cyrus, and Alicia Keys. And of course, this is one trend that doesn’t make you break the bank. There are a slew of budget-friendly hand pieces on the market ( around $10 or under!) from Lauren Conrad’s line at Kohl’s.


{Trend Hungry Tuesday} a syndicated fashion report on Ralphie TonightListen live every Tuesday night online or on NYC’s 95.5 WPLJ, 92 PRO-FM (Providence, RI), 97 WBHT (Northeastern PA), or Q105 (New London, CT). 

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{Steal Of The Week} Add A Little Boo To Your Bar Cart (Under $8!!)

Halloween is just a few weeks away, and it’s on a Friday this year. I just love this time of year so let’s not  skip to decking the halls just yet (there will be plenty of time for that too!). Here are a few festive finds to add the extra boo to your bar cart, shelf, or wherever you you entertain.  Have a few witches over for brew and candy. Items are under $8, a few are on sale, oh and there are even some codes for extra savings. The holly-jolly, gift-giving season will be here before ya know it, so take advantage of extra coupon codes and discounts.


{Shop It}

Hand-painted Halloween Wine Glasses, $3.99 each at Christmas Tree Shops

Hand Me a Drink Halloween Beverage Napkins (16ct),$1.59 at Walmart

Halloween Bone Wine Corkscrew, $14.95 $7.99 at Williams-Sonoma {Extra 20% off with code at checkout: SAVE20}

Halloween Bone Bottle Opener, $12.95 $6.99 at Williams-Sonoma  {Extra 20% off with code at checkout: SAVE20}

Black and Orange Checkered Halloween Straws, 25-Pack, $4.99 at Worldmarket  {25% off with code at checkout: FAFWEB}

Halloween Drink Up Witches 2-pk. Kitchen Towels, $13.99 $6.30 at Kohl’s. {$10 off $50+ with code at checkout: HOMESALE10}





Accessories, Fashion, shopping

Brimmed Hats So Cute You’ll Wish For A Bad-Hair Day

Hats! Hats! HATS! I tend to write these blog posts after downing an organic coffee doused with Sugar In The Raw and skim milk. And I tend to write about items I’m craving at the moment, hence the excitement.

A couple weeks ago I got to hang out with some UK bloggers and guide them around King of Prussia Mall and talk fashion (I love my job!) and one thing’s for sure, these ladies know how to pull off  a brimmed hat with ease. I too want that effortlessly-cool style.


Got to lunch and shop with these lovely UK ladies today! Follow @shewearsfashion (I’m wearing her hat!) & @clothes_maiden!! @kop_mall #phillystyle #fashionbloggers

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Fall can mean windy weather messing with your mane or simply being too chilly in the morning to spring out of bed to tame your tresses. The quick fix, a hat, darling!  Hats require no time, no hairstyling skills, and bonus, many keep your head warm — all wins in my book.

You know what I decided to do? Online window shop to find the best hats for fall under $40. Why spend more when you don’t have to?


{Shop It} Collection XIIX Simple Floppy, $32.00 $23.99 at Macy’s // Claris Wool Floppy Hat Rust, $28.48 at Missguided // Alaga Fedora, $24.68 at Missguided // August Hat Feather Trim Floppy Felt Fedora, $38.00 at Nordstrom


Like these styles? Comment below and share your fave or tweet me @JessieHoleva. <3

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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! You’re support would mean so so SO SO much!!!



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




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{Fall Faves} #3 Cheap-Chic Beanies To Fix Bad-Hair Days

Say bye bye to bad-hair days thanks to this chilly-weather accessory. Beanies aren’t just for cold days,though they do make for the better hat choice when it’s windy. They can be worn whenever and can be bought almost anywhere too. That means there’s no need to spend a lot on a beanie. Here are styles ranging from a little over $2 to $22, not too shabby. Wear when your hair is greasy, you’re overdue for a root touchup, or when you just need a little extra accessorizing. Beanies have saved my messy mop many days. Toss one in your bag for on-the-go styling.


{Shop It} Phase 3 Turban Detail Beanie, $22.00 at Nordstrom // Pink Paradise Beanie Hat, $24.00 $8.00 at River Island //Apt. 9 Rhinestone Clusters Beanie$24.00 $15.99 at Kohls // Call of the Wild Beanie,$12.80 $8.99 at Forever 21 //Favorite Ribbed Beanie, $2.80 at Forever 21.

Which beanie suits your style most? Comment below or tweet me @JessieHoleva.

Did you see what made the #5 & #4 slot for the Trend Hungry Top 5 Fall Faves?? Click to see what ya missed and stay tuned all week as we count down. On Friday, #1 will be announced plus a giveaway! Stay tuned for the surprise!!

#5 Ankle Boots


#4 Moto Jackets




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{Trend Hungry Tuesday} Celebs Love Flash Tattoos

Flash Tattoos, they’re jewelry-inspired temporary tattoos in metallic designs that have swept the fashion scene. It sounds like something I dreamt up when I was 5 while wearing plastic high heels around the house. That’s a good thing! They’re fun and embrace our urge to be creative with style. And I’m not the only one to think so.

celebrity trend flash tattoos

Here’s a pic Beyonce posted just two weeks ago rocking the Flash Tats, that compliment her monochromatic outfit.

beyonce flash tattoos

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Jessica Alba also shares her metallic styles on Instagram…

Jessica Alba Flash Tattoos

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…as does the boho-chic beauty, Vanessa Hudgens.

vanessa hudgens flash tattoos

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Colbie Caillat posted this to Twitter back in June while wearing Flash Tattoos on the beach. Girl clearly loves her temporary tats.


{Image via Twitter}

Get your flash on. Flash Tattoos are available at boutiques and online. You get a pack of four sheets for $22 and tats stay on for up to a week. I had one on my arm that I ended up scrubbing off after a full week, but the also had some on my hands that came off in two days. Length of wear depends where you place since certain areas, like our hands, get more use and more scrubbing.

Thanks Social Media Style for linking to these celeb pics. It made my digging for celebs pics a ton easier!

{Trend Hungry Tuesday} a syndicated fashion report on Ralphie Tonight. Listen every Tuesday night online or on NYC’s  95.5 WPLJ,  92 PRO-FM (Providence, RI), 97 WBHT (Northeastern PA), or Q105 (New London, CT).