Preakness Style

My favorite May event, Preakness at the Piazza, is just days away!! I’m having such an amazing time in Spain but I’m so excited to wear my beautiful hat I bought in Madrid, watch the race, and support the MS Society! I’ve put together some ensemble inspiration and if you don’t have your tickets yet, get them here! I’ll see you all on Saturday in your Preakness Style!

Preakness Style 2015

Warby Parker’s new Spectrum Sun collection + a Perfect Pout

Ciao darlings! I’m so excited to announce the launch of Warby Parker’s Spring/Summer 2014 sunglass collection Spectrum Sun. And what pairs better with stylish sunnies than the still-going-strong bold lip? So I’ve paired each new Warby Parker style with a vivid lip shade to create five looks that are ready for days of endless sunshine!

WB Spectrum Sun + Lippies

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Warby Parker has distributed over 500 million pairs of glasses to people in need.

For DEAN, an orange red lip emphasizes the awesome green lenses.

For MINNIE, classic tortoise shell gets an a modern twist with a fluoro pink pout.

For HALL, these super girly sunglasses deserve an equally girly light pink lip.

For PIPER, channel your inner Audrey Hepburn by pairing these chic black frames with a gorgeous red lipstick.

For DOWNING, accentuate these cool blue lenses with a pop of coral.

Fall Beauty Trends with Neiman Marcus

Ciao darlings!

I have some pretty exciting news: I’m thrilled to announce that I have recently teamed up with Neiman Marcus KOP (!!!!!!) to bring you all the latest trends and exclusive sneak peek into their spectacular events! To kick things off, I couldn’t be more excited to share these gorgeous Fall beauty trends with you. And what better way to celebrate than with an amazing beauty event with some of my favorite products?!

NM Beauty event

Visit your local NM or to score your own limited-edition beauty bag filled with samples!

As we officially bid adieu to Summer, we haven’t quite settled into Fall temperatures, and as much as we’re all craving to pull on our boots, snuggle into sweaters, and sip pumpkin spice everything; the weather is not quite on the same page. This is the perfect moment to put the hot pink lipstick to rest until next summer and transition into the fabulous shades of fall.

For eyes, transition into more muted shades with depth, like purples, grays, and neutral metallics in titanium, vintage gold, and pewter. It’s all about making a statement with eyeliner, be it the blackest black liquid liner or a sexy smudgy jewel-tone eyeliner. Eyebrows are still a focus for Fall, looking more groomed and providing the perfect frame for a slightly more dramatic eye. Take the time to find the perfect shade and best product for your brow shape. Thinner or very light brows should try a powder or pencil 1-2 shades darker and for fuller, darker brows, try a gel to hold the hairs in place and add a little color.

NM Beauty eyesFor lips, both ends of the spectrum are on trend for Fall. If you choose an eye look from above, the perfect compliment is an über nude shade of lipstick. If you’re in the mood for a more pigmented pout, any of the deeper reds and gorgeous plums will certainly fit the bill. Matte lipsticks are the most popular this season, whatever the shade, so ditch the gloss. If you need a little moisture, try dabbing on a little balm to keep lips hydrated without super shine.

NM beauty lipsFor nails, I’m fully giving you permission to match your lipstick! Yes, I said it. It’s a bit of a retro custom (reminds me of my Nonna, who always had a manicure that matched her favorite lip shades) but this season’s modern hues keep nails looking luxe and polished (nail pun!). There are so many fun trends for nails, try experimenting with shape or length, a little glitter, matte finish, or try a dual-toned mani!
NM Beauty nails

Diner en Blanc Philadelphia: What to Wear With Your White

DeB What to Wear With Your WhiteDiner en Blanc has arrived! So many details go into preparing for this glamorous night of white revelry, don’t overlook the most important one! Wearing white can be uber fabulous but also presents its own special dressing dilemmas: sheerness in undesired places, the unforgiving hue, etc. I teamed up with local Philadelphia lingerie boutique The Hope Chest to bring you all the basics you’ll need for your blanc! All the numbered items can be found at the boutique located at 1937 Chestnut St or The Hope Chest’s online boutique.

Looking forward to seeing you darlings tomorrow night! xo L

Bobbie Thomas ‘The Power of Style’ book giveaway


Click to enter to win Bobbie’s book: a Rafflecopter giveaway!

Bobbie Thomas has created a one-of-kind niche in the style sphere as a “professional girlfriend,” encouraging the use of fashion & beauty as tools to help the outside match the inside.

Most notably, Bobbie serves as the Style Editor on NBC’s Today Show and for seven years, she highlighted celebrity trends in her column “The Buzz” in In Touch weekly. Bobbie has been featured as a recurring correspondent and guest on a variety of E! Entertainment specials including red-carpet Emmy, Golden Globe and Academy Awards coverage, as well as co-hosting the Style Network’s Fashion Police.

For a peek into Bobbie’s book, click here for a PowerofStyleExcerpt & watch the video!

Click to enter to win Bobbie’s book: a Rafflecopter giveaway!

Giveaway will close July 3, 2013 at midnight.

Bloomingdale’s Willow Grove presents ‘The Makeup Date’

Hello Philadelphia darlings!

This Saturday I’ll be serving as MC at the Bloomingdale’s in Willow Grove for The Makeup Date. This is a very VIP event offered to special Bloomies customers and TSD readers, of course! It’s a fantastic morning that will include a runway showcase of all the latest Summer 2013 beauty trends, an opportunity to have a one-on-one with a makeup artist to experiment with a new look, and goodies to go: a limited-edition travel bag filled with deluxe samples. To reserve your spot for this ultra exclusive event it’s $25 which is then credited towards your beauty purchase.

So grab a girlfriend and come by Bloomies in Willow Grove on Saturday for a morning beauty and glamour!

The Makeup Date


Come be ‘So Chic’ at Xochitl this Friday!

Hey Philly darlings!

This week the warm weather has finally arrived! What better way to celebrate than to sip a few cocktails (hand-crafted for exclusively for Philly FABB!) and mingle with Philadelphia’s top fashion and beauty bloggers?! Xochitl (pronounced ‘so-cheet’) will be serving delicious lite bites and you can enter to win a fabb swag bag!

So kickoff the weekend FABBulously and join us tomorrow for happy hour! xo

Xochitl & Philly FABB happy hour

Diesel x The Style Darling: Grand Opening Event at King of Prussia Mall

Hi darlings!

So here it is, the BIG announcement! Diesel is back at the King of Prussia mall and you’re invited to celebrate! I’ll be hosting the grand opening this weekend at their awesome new store, so come out for your chance to win two tickets to Coachella plus airfare (I know, right?!) and access to the Diesel house!! Check out Coachella’s INSANE lineup below!! (So jeal!)

Excited yet? I certainly am! And entering couldn’t be easier just come visit the store during the contest hours and be photographed in your most stylish Coachella look! Diesel’s mix of urban edge and effortless design are the perfect combo for this cool Cali festival! I’ll be there Friday for the kickoff at 4pm, Saturday 4-8pm, and Sunday 12-4pm, so come say hi! And follow along with #DieselKOP to catch all the grand opening entries!

KOPEVITECoachella lineup poster

Philly FABB gets zen!

This past Sunday, Philly FABB members met at Philly Power Yoga and enjoyed a zen afternoon of hot yoga, healthy fare from Fuel, energizing antioxidant-rich hydration from Bai, and took home some inspirational jewelry from Empowered by Jen Groover.

Philly FABB gets zen

Philly FABB gets zen!

Abby and Lauren at Philly Power Yoga treated us to an amazingly relaxing and re-energizing yoga session focused on creating space within our torso and lengthening our limbs since we spend so much time at our desk and sitting at the computer. It was the perfect super chilly Sunday activity. I find that I get caught up in the rush of life and running from one commitment to the next and it was such a pleasure to take some time and slow down and quiet my mind.

Philly FABB members, Natalie and Jade, perfecting their pose!

Philly FABB members, Natalie of and Jade of, perfecting their poses!

After our class, all the FABB members got to nosh on delicious, healthy paninis and a beautiful strawberry & spinach salad from Fuel. I loved the food so much that I will definitely be adding Fuel to my favorite places in PHL and without any guilt! All of their menu items are 500 calories or less and 100% organic!!! Now I’m not a health nut, but when something is filling and delicious, I’m in! I absolutely loved their roasted turkey panini with goat cheese and pesto! And it was 345 calories, love!!


Fantastic paninis from Fuel
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Once we loaded up on a perfect post-yoga grub, we sat down with Lauren and Abby and had a really great open discussion about the power of yoga and its origins. I learned that yoga was created as a way of creating space within the body and as a precursor to mediation. There are so few moments where my mind is solely focused on one task and that is the beauty of yoga. In creating the necessity to focus only on your body movement and balance, you are clearing your mind of all the daily chatter like ‘don’t forget to buy printer cartridges’ and ‘remember to schedule an oil change’. It’s good for the body and the mind!


My Philly FABB cp-founder Jessie and I.

For continued mind and body zen, each Philly FABB member received a goodie bag from our event. Fabbies enjoyed sipping on Bai after class to give them a little pep in their step that also ward free radicals. The Lemonade, Pomegranate, and Mango were all delicious but Blueberry was the crowd favorite!

Bai flavors

Treat your body well, inside and out! Thanks for making that easy Bai!

With Empowered jewelry by Jen Groover each Philly FABB member will be able to keep their inspirational messages with them wherever they go. Empowered’s designs are classic and ideal layering pieces, plus each has a  unique message! Jen created Empowered jewelry to inspire others to live their best life possible. This rhinestone pendent is my favorite and is engraved with Jen Groover’s personal quote “live with passion and purpose”.


Sometimes we all need a little inspiration…and bling!

Our friends at Andre Richard Salon also gifted each member an organic, fragrant bar of soap from Hugo Naturals. Of course this soap smells divine but it is also 100% natural, vegan, gluten and soy-free. It’s made with food grade products and isn’t tested on animals because there is nothing fabb about traumatizing animals or slathering your body with toxins. Instead, Hugo Naturals uses coconut oil, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, and vitamin E which are so nourishing and hydrating. Just what skin needs in this winter weather!


Such an amazing scent! Put it right to use after my workout!

Thanks again to all our of Philly FABB sponsors of Bend Into Your Blogging Zen. Each of you played a very special role in creating a fabb event!

Lauren xo