Since summer has officially arrived, and we are now in the middle of a heat wave, I think I can finally think back to this photo shoot from February and not get goosebumps from remembering how cold it was! I’m sure that you’ll recognize some of these faces from the other group photo shoots that we have done! These PHLbloggers are so much fun, and I always love seeing what they wear for our different shoots!

This shoot was done on a chilly Sunday morning around Rittenhouse, and this particular theme was of one of the biggest trends for spring and summer, ruffles! As you can see from all six of us, you can choose to embrace ruffles by wearing a top with a large statement sleeve or subtly show them off in small ruffles on a clutch. There are ruffles for any style, and as you’ll read in our descriptions, you can even find great pieces that are on trend from different Philly designers and boutiques!

From left to right: Priyanka Setty, Gurpreet Talwar, and Kelsey McKee
Priyanka Setty of Paint the Town Chic
“With this look, I combined two of my favorite trends, ruffles and metallics!  The ruffles on the top added a little visual interest, but the top was also a great solid base for the printed skirt. Both the top and the skirt are from H&M! The best part – I didn’t have to accessorize with a necklace.  I kept the accessories simple with some great statement earrings and peep-toe heels – it was the perfect transitional outfit!”
More details on Priyanka’s outfit
Gurpreet Talwar of Moda Ninja
“As a part of my ‘upcyle, reuse, reinvent’ goal of 2016, I am trying to contain my ‘bursting from the seams’ wardrobe. Luckily, I found this ruffled blouse in my closet, which I bought years ago from a high street brand – Forever New. As we approach spring, I’ve been thinking blush pinks and pastels, so I paired the blouse with my favorite blush culottes and faux fur jacket. The favorite piece from my own outfit is a multi color, ruffled sling by Philly based designer, Simitri Designs. I love working and collaborating with local artists and designers and try to incorporate something local in all my outfits!”
Kelsey McKee of BellsxWhistles
“I really tried to focus my top (Zara) around current/upcoming trends – ruffles, statement sleeves, and gingham print. I paired the top with my favorite pair of distressed denim (Urban Outfitters) and a metallic neck scarf (Forever 21) for a little pop and excitement.”
Kelsey’s Details
From left to right: EM Ricchini, Sarah Moore, me
EM Ricchini of Lark and Lace
“As a plus-sized woman, I have to be careful with my ruffles, because they can get REAL unflattering REAL quick. Since I love a good statement sleeve, I decided to rock some arm ruffles. I kept the rest of the look simple: some palazzo pants and simple white shoes. (Oh, and a bucket bag, because they’re always a great option.)”
More from EM
Sarah Moore of Smoorelovin
“For my ruffles, I went with a low-cut top and layered it with a loose, flowy wrap. I paired this with my Show Me Your MuMu Flares, a closet staple for me. I bought these when flare pants were just becoming trendy again, and I haven’t taken them off since. Never underestimate the power of a trend to become a staple. To finish the look off, I wore a thin gold lariat necklace with a gold choker. Choosing delicate accessories let the ruffles and flares shine, while pulling everything together.”
Me!
“My super fun party dress (Keepsake You Will) is from one of my favorite boutiques, The Geisha House (Old City). I fell in love with this dress, as soon as I saw it online, and new I had to add it to my wardrobe. I kept my shoes and jewelry simple, so I could allow the dress (and those glorious sleeves) really shine, however, if you’re wearing this to a wedding or a party, by all means, go for some fabulous heels!”

 

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