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 TheSecondBest.com and Jade of StyleWallflower.com, 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!!

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Fantastic paninis from Fuel
[image courtesy of FuelPhilly.com]

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!

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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!

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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”.

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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!

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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

It’s a Christmas Qwiki!

Hi darlings!
I was so excited to be invited to the beta launch of new and improved Qwiki! Even with all the busy preparations this weekend, I was determined to play with my early Christmas present. This is my very first Qwiki and I can’t wait to make more! xo Lauren
My Very First Qwiki: Christmas Deliciousness
WordPress doesn’t currently support embedded video via Qwiki but when the new app officially launches you can follow all my qwikis!

The 35th Anniversary LAGOS Sample Sale

Oh, yes, darlings, it’s that very special time of year.  The one time a year LAGOS hosts its annual Sample Sale.  Last night, I attended their Friends & Family evening, despite the second storm to descend upon NJ in 10 days. There was no way snowflakes were stopping me!
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The selection of their gorgeous jewelry was fantastic, pieces of stunning silver and gold, rich gemstones, luminescent pearls, and of course, every girl’s best friend, the diamonds. All at 50% off. Yes, you read that correctly, 50% off. And I have all the details, just for you!
I was just giddy with joy perusing the cases and picking out each piece I wanted to take to my table and try on. Lagos’ pieces have this aura about them that makes each piece feel so special that you can’t help but glow while wearing their jewelry. It was so difficult deciding which pieces to take home but I managed to do so without breaking a sweat (phew!). I fell in love with a torque bracelet in their signature caviar design with smokey quartz and also purchased absolutely spectacular pearl earrings for my mom’s upcoming birthday.
Ok, enough suspense, here are all the details! The sale is open to the public so feel free to bring a friend(s), your mom, sister, or even drag your guy along! And get started on your holiday shopping!
LAGOS Sample Sale
Lagos, Inc. is located in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia at 441 N. 5th St.
Be sure to visit LAGOS Sample Sale where they have helpful info on arrival & check-in, what to expect, and insider tips!
Here are some photos of the event last night (taken with Instagram, you can follow me @TheStyleDarling).

Under Construction

Hello darlings!

As you can see TheStyleDarling.com has found a new home! And as with most major moves, comes major change. During this time of revamping, I ask for your patience and understanding. Trust me, it will be well worth the wait!

Here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come! Look forward to beauty tutorials, photography posts, following my on-location makeup business, and of course, tons of style!

Looking for past content? Just click here. In the mean time, please follow me on Twitter + Instagram @TheStyleDarling to see what I’m up to. (Just a suggestion: you totally should; I’m a good time!)

Ta-ta for now,

Lauren