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{Events} Refinery29 Comes to King of Prussia Mall

Looking for something to do this weekend? Refinery29 is coming to King of Prussia Mall this Saturday, Sept. 20th, for an afternoon style party called The Shopping Block. There will be a DIY area for you to get crafty with a tote bag you can take home. You can your makeup touched up at one the the beauty bars. And of course, don’t miss all the fall fashions. You’ll receive a Refinery29 style guide that features fashions you can shop for at the mall. Local designers and boutiques will also be featured. Plus there will be a sweepstakes to win a shopping spree. It all goes down from 12-5pm. For more details check out my post on my Simon Malls blog Trend Hungry in KOP.

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If you’re in Philly and looking for something to do check out The Philadelphia Collection schedule. It’s in full swing and many of the events are free & fabulous.

Cheers to the freakin’ weekend!

xo,

Jessie

Steal of the Week - Chambray
Fashion, Featured, Features, shopping, steal of the week, Uncategorized

Steal of the Week: Madewell Chambray

Who doesn’t like to score a deal? Meet Alyssa Whitney, a deal hunter, fashionista, and one of the new Trend Hungry contributors that you’ll see more of in the new year. New year, new voices on the blog, new design, and new trends of course – now that sounds like a fabulous 2014! Stay tuned, we’ve got something up our sleeves, aka a surprise for our readers (coming very soon!!). – Jessie

It’s post-holiday shopping time and you know what that means?! SALES SALES SALES. You’ve spent all your money on family and friends, now it’s time to treat yourself. If you ask me, THIS is the most wonderful time of the year!

If you’re tired of digging for steals and deals, this is the segment for you. I’ve done all the deal hunting and the only thing that’s left for you to do is keep reading.

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Chambray shirts are a way of life. They’re probably one of the most versatile pieces you could have in your closet so it’s smart to buy a well-made one. May I present to you, the Madewell chambray pindot popover – deeply discounted!

This style staple, originally $88, is on sale for $49.99 right now, but use the code SALETIME and it’s an additional 40% off, bringing the total to $30! Who doesn’t like to see 66% off?!

Also, how cute is that subtle polka-dot print? Dress this up with a leather skirt and tights, or keep it casual with a mix & match printed scarf and corduroy . There are still plenty of sizes left, but I the coupon code is only valid through 1/4/14 so get shopping!

 

 

 

Parisian Presents
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8 Gifts for the Parisian Princess on a Budget

Have a friend that prays for a Parisian lifestyle or are you the gal that longs for a trip to Paris? If you’re Parisian at heart or long to be, then read on. I enlisted an expert in French fashion. Her name is Chloe Johnston and she’s made Parisian style her job, with her business CJ Tours that takes tourists around Paris to shop like the locals do  - genius! Here’s Chloe’s picks for the Parisian-chic that don’t want to go broke. – Jessie
Christmas in Paris is magical. Whether you are Parisian, Parisian at heart, the holidays are the perfect time to get that special someone under the mistletoe, literally or well, you know! It is also a time to feel extra special.  These eight items put us in the mood!

1. Ambre Sultan Fragrance, $120 $58.66.

Serge Luten is one of my favorite fragrant spots in Paris. I wasn’t thrilled when they started selling them in the States (that’s my little secret). Even though they do have certain scents that can only be found in Paris in their tiny, yet beautiful atelier, there are now places here you can purchase. Ambre Sultan Fragrance is one of their top sellers, and it’s unlikely you’ll find it for a better price. It’s also unisex.

2. Petits RICHART Balsam Gourmet Chocolates, $25.00.

Chocolate from Paris is always mouthwatering goodness. There isn’t much else to say.

3. Nina’s Paris Marie Antoinette Tea, $25.00.

Even if you are not a tea drinker per say, you MUST try some of the fabulous choices that Paris has to offer. Marriages Frères and Dammann Frères are two of our favorite spots – we are currently drooling over their Noel (tea) and my absolute favorites right now are Caramel Toffee and Black Orchid…ahhhh, delish! Le Notre currently has three holiday teas created by a famous sommelier in Paris; we cannot WAIT to try them. Nina’s Teas are sold here in the States. Try and tell us what you think!
Jewelry is on every girl’s wish list. We love finding unique pieces you can’t find anywhere else and the bonus for us? Handmade! Every piece tells a story and when you can speak with the designer and get the inspiration behind the design, tres parfait! Habsa’s shop is located in the Trendy 6th arrondisment and she uses leathers and metals in a way you’d never think to combine. CJ PLUG- you can find and shop Hasba and other of your favorite designers on our shopping site (linked on the product name above).

5. CHRISTYS’ CROWN SERIES Phoebe Cloche Hat, $65.

Just like everyone else out there, I am obsessed with hats. The only difference? My love affair has been going on for years. I ALWAYS find the best hats in Paris whether they are new or vintage. My newest burgundy beauty was purchased at my favorite vintage shop in the 7th. Luckily hats are back in style and you can find some great French inspired ones perfect for any look.

6. de Buyer Crêpe Pan Kit, $39.95.

For the kitchen fanatic….Dehillerin foodies (cooker) Paradise!  All price points can be met here. You cannot find Dehillerin here in the states BUT, Williams Sonoma and Kitchen Capers can help you feel just like you are throwing that little dinner party or brunch, in your oh-so-chic little Paris flat, especially with this crepe pan!

7. PORTOLANO Black And Ivory Striped Cashmere ITouch Gloves, $90 $45.90.

French women LOVE cashmere, especially for the colder months. There are a plethora of choices for good cashmere and sweet price points, HINT…Rue la la, Gilt, Neimans. These beauties are just about half off and are 100% cashmere. Wrap in a fancy box and pretty tissue paper to make it feel extra special.

8. Diptyque Coffret-Limited Edition-2.4 oz., $84 for set of three candles.

Last but certainly not least, candles – Diptyque, Cire Trudon, Astier de Villate, and  Rigaud candles are among my favorites. French candles can be a bit pricy, but this is the time of year for a special treat or two to make you feel fabulous for the new year. This limited-edition holiday set comes with three candles, so stretch out the enjoyment and use one at a time or place in different rooms to add a touch of Paris.

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{TV} Last-Minute Gifts with ‘Good Day Philadelphia’

News flash, Christmas is less than a week away! I shared more gift ideas with my friends at Good Day Philadelphia on Fox29 and all the items are available at King of Prussia Mall.

We chatted gifts under $50 – prefect for teacher, a party host, or whoever you’re not quite sure what to get but don’t want to spend a ton.

And also tips for the guys who have yet to buy for the woman in their life  - tisk, tisk fellas. Just kidding, I didn’t shop for anyone at all yet. 
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Need more gift ideas? I also shared gifts that give back on Fox recently.

And if you’re in the King of Prussia area and want to shop with me, email kasmith@simon.com to book an appointment. The first two hours are on the house. Here’s more details on booking me as your personal shopper at King of Prussia Mall.

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Dare to Wear, Fashion, Featured, Features, Uncategorized

{Dare to Wear} Princess Attire

Hello darling! I’m embracing my inner princess (not a stretch) and am remixing my Forever 21 maxi dress for a holiday look that’s girly, glam, and reminiscent of playing dress up. This outfit makes me feel like I just pulled out some play clothes from a toy chest. I mean, what little girl wouldn’t want a tulle skirt, pearls, and a beanie in the mix with some plastic Barbie heels? Okay, maybe the beanie is a stretch, but it’s clear I embrace my playful side when dressing. philadelphia stylist

Haven’t you heard? Style should be fun. People always ask me how I decide what to wear, and the truth is that I go with my gut. Yes, there are some rules to fashion (like don’t wear skin-tight everything, and cover your butt in leggings) but when it come to accessorizing I wear what feels right. And that’s how this outfit was born. Now let’s skip to the details.  budget fashion blogger

hat: my boyfriend’s //pearls: vintage (belonged to boyfriend’s yaya) // skirt: Lauren Conrad LC tulle maxi skirt $64 $44.80 (c/o) Kohls // fur collar: taken off my Jennifer lopez lurex cable-knit sweatercoat $125 $87.50 (c/o) Kohls

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DARE TO WEAR: a blog series dedicated to “dare to wear” the same thing three weeks in a row. If you’re gonna buy it, you better be able to wear it at least three ways, right? Each month a new item is featured and will be styled three ways over three weeks. Photos by Audrey Gallagher.

#DAREtoWEAR

 

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Beyonce’s Secret Visual Album: Our 10 Favorite Trends

Beyonce just dropped a secret album!!! This calls for multiple exclamation points because – 1. It’s Beyonce, 2. It was a total secret (likely because she’ll be dropping something BIG in 2014 and this will create crazy buzz – genius!) 3. It’s a visual album. Beyonce has blown my mind yet again.

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So seeing as the Queen B doesn’t limit her trendsetting to music, let’s discuss her looks for the visuals and break down the standout trends video by video.

1. Pretty Hurts -Star Style

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Beyonce plays a beauty pageant contestant and shines on stage in starts. Get a load of those earrings.

2. Ghost – Natural Beauty

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Skin is dewey, brows are full and brushed upward, and bottom lashes look bare.

Trend Hungry Tip: Keep brows looking full and fabulous by drawing short, feather-like strokes with an brow pencil. Here’s a full-brow video tutorial.

3. Haunted – Flapper Gone Glam beyonce haunted makeup

You can’t see in this picture, but Beyonce’s outfit is black and white, very sleek. This highly-pigmented lip with nails to match and smokey eyes are the focal point. I predict nails and lips going matchy matchy.

Trend Hungry Tip: Bring attention to your manicure by stacking on midi rings. They draw the eye to your finger tips and make for amazing manicure Instagram pics.  

4. Blow – Disco Diva

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Beyonce’s beauty style for hanging at roller rink calles for a bold lip and eye. A bright orange lip and blue eyeshadow may seem intimidating, but totally work.

Trend Hungry Tip:Want to rock a bold lip and eye? Go light on blush and tone down eye and lip so that both stand out, but don’t scream drag queen.

5. No Angel- Homegrown Style

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Who looks this hot pumping gas?

6. Yonce- Model Behavior

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If you’re fashion obsessed then you may recognize a few faces in Beyonce’s Yonce video. Fashionista.com tells us to look out for sightings of “Joan Smalls — wearing a grill and lip-syncing the lyrics — Jourdan Dunn and Chanel Iman.”

7. Partition- Chandelier Chic

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The corset and headgear seem to be decked in crystals, tassels, and jewels. Get a load of how tiny her waist is. Think this will spark corset training to to become more mainstream?

8. Jealous – Extra Accessories

beyonce-jealous Bracelets and rings add the bling, but what’s really eye catching is that ear cuff. It looks dangerous and it’s a trend that is sure to be popping up much more in 2014.

Check out what other celebs are rocking ear cuffs and where to buy on a budget.

9. XO – Gypsy Jewels & Peekaboo Bra

beyonce-xo-outfit Thank you for showing us how to stay stylish while on a roller coaster. Like Beyonce’s mesh bra? It’s only $28. Buy now, as many fans will likely snatch ‘em all up.

10. Flawless -Punk Plaid & Chains

beyonce-flawless Punk has been reborn this year and will be taken to the next level in 2014.

Trend Hungry Tip: Looking for a new way to style a flannel shirt. Button high and wear a short necklace to really make the collar a focal point.

And if you’re digging the chain belt, here’s a slew of gold chain belts for cheap.

All images are screenshots taken from the videos. Sample and buy Beyonce by Beyonce on iTunes.

 

 

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{Gift Guide} 10 Gifts for Eco-Chic Beauty

Let the gift giving keep on going. This time we’ve got the eco-chic beauty in mind who has a conscious and cares about what’s in the products she uses. Best of all,  items aren’t just eco-chic, they’re also cheap & chic. You may have seen that Trend Hungry is adding new contributors for the new year, so we’ll be trying out some new bloggers on the site leading up to the new year. Here’s Chrissy from Crash Beauty to take us through her gift picks for eco-chic beauty. Show her some love in the comments below! – Jessie

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The holiday season is a time of giving, but why not be eco-friendly and purposeful with your purchases. Here are 10 fantastic products that are better for you and better for the environment.

1. Chocomania Gift Set

festive-small-chocomania-gift-set-thebodyshop-TrendHungry For the lady who loves soft skin the body shop is having a holiday sale landing this originally $24 at $16.80.

Bonus: 13 community fair trade ingredients, cruelty free

2. Lush Christmas Kisses

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For the darling who wants a gorgeous, kissable smile Lush brings back their holiday gift sets every year this set is $22.95 for a perfectly hydrated pout.

Bonus: Cruelty free, eco-friendly, made fresh.

3. For the Brilliant Bosslady

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For the gal who wants to ‘glow like a boss’,  Yes to, Inc (Yes to Grapefruit) has a gift set for her at just $18.97 including lip, body and face.

Bonus: 95% natural, petroleum, SLS & paraben free, cruelty free

4. Burt’s Bees Tint ‘N Shine

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For the cutie who loves balms this burts bee’s lip duo shine and tinted balm are great stocking stuffers at just $10.

Bonus: Sustainable packaging, natural ingredients

5. Ecotools Essential Eye Set

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For the eco-conscious makeup junkie a set of 5 eco-friendly brushes by Ecotools for only $7.99 and it comes with a cute little bag too.

Bonus: Made with bamboo and recycled materials

6. Black Market Eye Pencils

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For the edgy vegan girl this travel set of 6 glide-on eye pencils from Urban Decay is on sale at just $24.

Bonus Cruelty free, vegan friendly

7. The Balm Nude ‘tude

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The shadow loving woman will adore this palette from The Balm at $36 for 12 shades of neutrals with a mix of matte, glitter and pearl shades.

Bonus: Cruelty free, paraben free

8. Lip Tar All Star Mini x4 set

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For the opaque lip lover giving the gift of OCC’s Lip Tars mini will be the perfect gift and a little goes a long way with these babies! At just $20 they are a steal plus.

Bonus: Cruelty free & 100% vegan

9. NuStyle Organic Detangler & Shine Booster

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For the curly hair gal, a no joke detangler that helps repair and protect hair for $10 it’s a fantastic stocking stuffer.

Bonus: USDA certified organic, vegan, cruelty free

10. E.L.F. Essential 14-Piece Nail Cube

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For the nail junky, E.L.F. has 4 different mini nail polish sets at your service for only $10 per. E.L.F. is one of those brands that always affordable but won’t let ya down.

Bonus: 3 free and cruelty free

Like this post? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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{Trend Hungry Tuesday} Quilted Leather, Faux for Under $50

Quilted leather may seen like a nice alternative in the cooler months, but this trend is more about fashion than function.

Celebrities like Katy Perry, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, and Kristen Stewart have all upgraded their leather looks by opting for the quilted kind.

Budget-friendly option you ask?

But, of course, darling! We wouldn’t dream of anything less. Our picks are faux, fabulous, and under $50! They also make great gifts, just sayin’.

 

Was that just not enough quilted leather for you to peruse? Here’s more and also under $50.

This post is part of Trend Hungry Tuesday, a syndicated fashion report on The Ralphie Show. Listen every Tuesday Night online or on NYC’s WPLJ,  92 PRO-FM (Providence, RI), 97 WBHT (Norheastern PA), Q105 (New London, CT).

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{Giveaway} Win FREE Shoes!! #DSWShoeHookup

Yay!! I’m so excited to announce that we are GIVING AWAY DSW SHOES!!! DSW  decided to make this December extra special and partnered with 50 bloggers to give away 250 pairs of shoes and 250 copies of the New York Times best-selling book, Do You Speak Shoe Lover?.

And now it’s time for five Trend Hungry readers to win!

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When DSW asked me what shoes I was craving to wear for this post thankfullly I picked boots. Good thing, it’s really snowing here in the Philadelphia area and a pair of cute heels just wouldn’t cut it in these conditions.

The Giveaway

Five (5) winners will each receive one (1) DSW electronic Bonus Card via email in the value of $50, and one (1) copy of Do You Speak Shoe Lover?.

  • Bonus cards may be spent on merchandise at dsw.com or at DSW stores. Contest open to US residents only.Limit one winner per household/per family from the 50 blogs participating in the promotion. Individuals winning more than one giveaway will receive 1 prize and the other winning entries will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be chosen.
  • Winners will receive electronic Bonus Card (via email), within 2‐3 weeks of contest completion.
  • Giveaway ends  Thursday 12/13 at 11:59pm and winner will be announced Friday 12/14.

How to Enter Enter via the form at the bottom of this post. Entries include:

  • Required: Be a DSW Rewards Member (1 entry). You’ll need to enter your DSW Rewards Program member number to enter (it can be found on your “My DSW” page & looks like this)
  • If you’re not a DSW Rewards Member, you can sign up here (it’s free!). See below for more info on the DSW Rewards Program.
  • Social media entries give you extra chances. Use form below to enter!

What is the DSW Rewards Program?

The DSW Rewards Program is a free program that once you sign up, earns you points toward reward certificates every time you shop at DSW.

Benefits include:

  • Free Membership
  • $10 Reward certificates for every 1,500 points earned
  • Free shipping on orders of $35 or more
  • Two double‐points shopping days each year
  • Advance notice of sales, clearance and upcoming opportunities for bonus point
  • Special offers, promotions and birthday certificate
  • More benefits! Click here for details.

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Want more chances to win?

Here are additional #DSWShoeHookup giveaways going on. Each blog means another chance to win, so FREE DSW SHOES ma December 10th My Own Blog ReviewAround Lucia, & Trend Hungry December 11th: Stiletto BeatsVintageorTacky, & Girl Avant Garde December 12th: Behind The SeamsFancy Things, & Dearest Lou December 13th: The Fashion PoetLet It Be Beautiful, & Mae Badiyan December 14th: Good, Bad, and FabKel and Kate, & The Frugalista December 15th: The Fashionably BrokeLittle Miss Fearless, & Modly Chic December 16th The Fashionista Next DoorStuds and Sapphires, & Britt and Whit December 17th Living In Color PrintLove Fashion Live Life, & A Mon in Red High Heels December 18th Fashionable HostessDistrict Sparkle, & Crowley Party a Rafflecopter giveaway

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