Tag: philly

Brunch & Bloggers

In the past two years I’ve made a conscious decision to try and connect with other creatives in my city. Since then I’ve met some very dope bloggers with various backgrounds. While there’s always the occasional handful whose idea of “networking” is more about half priced drinks than building relationships, the majority have inspired me to grow and establish my brand. A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of having Saturday brunch with a group much like the latter.

Iesha Thompson, a local fashion and lifestyle blogger reached out to several local creatives with the goal of creating a network of bloggers and photographers to work together on collaborations, campaigns, and special  events. At our recent gathering I got to meet her along with four other fabulous Philly fashionistas: Tivoli, Hara, Amanda, and Macarena. The four of us enjoyed a scrumptious brunch (best french toast ever) at Bank & Bourbon inside the Lowes hotel where we were joined by photographer and momprenuer Taylor, the lovely soul responsible for these dope photos.

My look for our brunch features one of my favorite summer shirt dresses by Philly boutique Smak Parlour and booties by Bebe. The thin fabric was perfect for 90 degree weatherwhile my Rampage tote was big enough to carry my walking flats. So cheers to meeting new friends and building community. Take a look at each of these lovely ladies’ websites listed below and follow them on social! XO – Kira

 

Navy Stripes + Red Accessories

 

Happy Independence Day loves! I hope your weekend has been a good one. We’re right in the groove of summer, can you believe how time is flying? Philly is the place to be this time of year for our Welcome America festivities. Since Memorial Day the city has steadily seen an increase in visitation and this past weekend kicked off our 4th of July celebrations. I can assure you the waterfront will be ablaze with fireworks and the Ben Franklin Parkway will be lit tonight. If you ever get the chance to come celebrate with us, please do!

 

In honor of the holiday I’ve chosen to keep it patriotic for today’s look. In the mood to dress up for some reason ( as opposed to cut offs and a tank top ) I opted for a striped sheath dress. Although many are against horizontal stripes I find that the slim fit and precise tailoring gives me a chic silhouette. I especially love the rounded neckline and the wide shoulder straps.

With rain in the forecast today is the perfect day for an undo. To cap off my patriotic theme I’ve decide to wear my go to red heels and red clutch purse. MAC Ruby Woo on my lips for all day wear and a lightweight scarf because… anemia ( lol ). And there you have it, my city chic Independence Day lay. Here’s to burnt hot dogs and good potato salad, enjoy your day!! XO – Kira

Dress//H&M , Shoes//Zara , Clutch//H&M , Scarf//Thrifted 


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