Roots: The Neast (aka. Northeast Philly)
Wardrobe despair: On myself: finding attire that conceals my love-handles but isn't so loose that it could conceal a pregnancy. On others: sweat-pants with anything written on the ass, especially when worn with Uggs.
Fashion obsession(s): Flip-flops, accessories, polka dots, bows and anything remotely Hepburn-esque.
Spends too much time: Thinking about what I should be doing as opposed to what I'm actually doing.
Often heard saying: Any and all expletives.
You can find Nicole: Probably lurking in a corner somewhere. I prefer not to be found.
Roots: Currently residing in the neighborhood of many names: The Loft District, Francisville, Eraserheadville, Nochito.
Wardrobe despair: On me: disregarding my size, enveloping my small body in balloons of fabric. On others: leggings, jeggings, treggings and any other items that promote the continued avoidance of pants.
Fashion obsession(s): Sass & Bide, Shareen's Vintage, gold ankle boots, art deco rings, Chloe, Alexander Wang, Opening Ceremony.
Spends too much time: At the tailor asking for ridiculous adjustments while they glare at me.
Often heard saying: "The problem with the Ford administration was..." No, just kidding, I'm not often heard.
Roots: The dirty Jerz before moving to Philly for college and never looking back...
Wardrobe despair: LEGGINGS ARE NOT PANTS.
Fashion obsession(s): Michael Kors and Tory Burch (anything and everything), accessories, accessories, accessories. Oh, and accessories.
Spends too much time: Perusing the Internet, reading healthy living/eating blogs and articles.
Often heard saying: How much I love my cat. Seriously, everyone knows.You can find Michelle: On a bar stool sipping on vodka diets, looking for the next best article. KELLY FIELDS
Roots: Born and raised in Amish country. Escaped to South Philly and loving all of Point Breeze's charms.
Wardrobe despair: On me: most things from H&M. It's pretty unfair. On others: denim on denim. Seriously, that doesn't look good on anyone, including Jay Leno.
Fashion obsession(s): Everything bright, dresses of all shapes and sizes and designer accessories, especially Michael Kors, Kate Spade and Ralph Lauren.
Spends too much time: On Twitter and reading self-help books. I'm addicted
Often heard saying: "Like strawberry fields forever..." (every time someone asks me for my last name).You can find Kelly: Usually at a restaurant or bar taking full advantage of the two things Philly is best at: food and beer.
Roots: I'm an East Coast girl. Born in Chicago, raised outside of Cleveland, moved to Philly for college and decided to stick around.
Wardrobe despair: For my teens and earlier 20s, I only wore shades of black--I've been working on broadening my color spectrum and accepting pattern into my closet. On others: anyone who steps outside in pajamas or sweatpants. Have a little self respect! Leggings and an over-sized t-shirt are just as comfy and half as sloppy.
Fashion obsession(s): Towering wedges, tons of jewelry and maxi everything. Rick Owens' silhouettes and Maria Hoffman's prints.
Spends too much time: Buying jewelry on Ebay. Although, I have a pretty fantastic collection of imported Middle Eastern plate necklaces and a huge pile of rings because of it.
You can find Christina: Anywhere I can get a good Belgian Tripel.