I had such a great weekend, I’m still living on cloud nine: three of my best high school friends came up to Philadelphia for the weekend and we had an absolute blast together. I love showing friends around the city, but this time was extra special and everything went perfectly — even the weather cooperated, so it was kind of a big deal.
For a long day in Center City and Old City, I knew I needed to be comfortable. My chambray button-down is exactly what I needed: it’s oversized so I knew it would hide my Reading Terminal food baby and it’s easy to layer over or under it for the changing temperatures. My cobalt jeans kept the look fun and were complemented well by my chestnut bag and boots. At times my boots were a little warm, but they kept my feet comfortable.
Of course this post wouldn’t be complete without a touristy shot of the four of us at Love Park and another of my gorgeous friends at Elfreth’s Alley (America’s oldest residential street, NBD).
Hope everyone had a great first day of spring! I don’t even like spring generally, but you can bet I was counting down this year! It was definitely chillier than I would’ve liked, but I got away with flats (and a peacoat!) so I’ll take what I can get.
Yesterday also marked another Philly milestone: my first time standing in line for free Rita’s! I even call it “water ice” instead of “Italian ice” — not quite at the point of saying “wooder ice” with a Philadelphia accent though.
That being said, how fun is this graphic tee from Aphillyated? I’ve actually ordered gifts from Aphillyated — a local apparel company that features a Philadelphia flair in all their products — before, but this is the first piece of their clothing I actually own. (I’m currently lusting after this LOVE v-neck!)
This shirt basically features a meme I’ve seen all sorts of tees, but with Phamous Philly Phoods (sorry, had to). (Sidebar: Is it wrong if I don’t get the hype with the soft pretzels here though?) I’m excited to style it differently if when the weather warms up, so I opted for a colorful cardigan and matching necklace this time around.
Beatles Sweatshirt (gift) – Forever 21 (exact); Jeans – Ross (similar); Glitter Sneakers – Old Navy (girl’s, similar).
In case you missed it all over the news earlier this month, February marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ arrival to America. And while I wasn’t around to watch Ed Sullivan in 1964, this milestone still makes me feel kind of old. I remember going to an exhibit with my dad in seventh grade marking the Beatles’ first visit to Miami Beach (February 13, 1964) — and that’s already 10 years ago!
My first two years of high school, I feel like I lived in band tees – the Beatles, the Stones, the Doors. So this graphic sweatshirt, a Christmas gift from my brother, takes me back. (Hint: if you want an oversized look, size up — this is true to size.) Instead of pairing it with bootcut jeans and navy Converse (like 15-year-old Sarah would) I opted for electric blue skinnies (surprisingly versatile!) and glitter sneakers (better look here). It’s a comfy cool look perfect for a snowy day inside finishing of “House of Cards.”
In related news, I found a spot inside that’s well-lit enough for indoor photos. Because it’s too gross to venture outside if I don’t have to. Sorry, not sorry.