Style | Cool Boho Pastels

Fishtown is such a cool neighborhood! So cool Vogue did a travel feature on it. Fishtown’s covered in street art, there are a ton of amazing boutiques andddd of course, delish cafes and restaurants. Last Saturday, I met up with a few of my blog friends to walk around and snap some fun pics of the neighborhood. There was an excessive heat advisory that day, so I wore this breezy, boho pastel Free People dress.

My favorite part of this dress? The ruffly swingy skirt!! It’s fun to prance around and feel the dress flow with movement. It also has a plunging v-neck and cutout side accents to keep you cool from the heat. Pretty much a good dress to wear on super hot days when you want to wear something comfy, flowy and airy.

{ Style Tip } When it’s hot, I try to wear soft colors, like pastels — we all know light colors reflect heat, while darker colors absorb them.

image{ Photos above taken by Camille from Positive Publicity }

{ Shop it } Free People One Sumia Mini Dress

Visiting Philly? Here are some places in Fishtown to check out:

1. The Yachtsman

The Yachtsman is a tiki bar. Like, how could you resist a tiki bar on a hot summer day? They use fresh fruit, herbs and plenty of booze. The bar even smelled like refreshing fruit. I felt like I was on a tropical island, awaaayyy from the city heat. The day before I decided it was going to be a treat myself to whatever I want to eat/drink day — part of balance, people!. I ended up getting a Western Sour (bourbon, grapefruit juice, lime, falernum, simple syrup) in a fun tiki cup.


2. La Colombe

I’m so partial towards the Fishtown location <3 <3 <3 (it’s even on Vogue’s list!!). We made our way to La Colombe for some coffee + snacks — one of my favorite coffee shops in Philadelphia. I usually get a latte or black and tan. I heard their draft lattes are pretty good too. My favorite snack there? Their to die for blueberry muffins.


3. Field

Field’s a cute little succulent/plant store. Literally a succulent dream house. I was getting so much home style inspo there. I couldn’t find their website online, but they have a gorgeous Instagram feed. Field is next to La Colombe — coffee and succulents? Sounds like my kind of morning!


3. Street Art

Not really a place to stop…but it’s found everywhere in Fishtown. Philly’s an artsy city — it’s easy to find street art. However, to me it seems like the street art in Fishtown is more concentrated — I was literally finding street art everywhere I went.  I spotted some by Amberella. I’ve seen a few people post her work on Instagram, but never came across them myself, so I was really excited when I found two hearts.

Have any fav Fishtown murals, stores, cafes or restaurants? Share in the comments below!

xx Melissa






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    Love this post (and this day)! Still obsessing over that Free People dress, so cute!


      Thank you Camille!! <3 <3 that day was pretty fun.

    Sarah | Shades of Sarah

    Camille’s pictures came out so nice! That dress looks perfect on you, and it really does match the wall! I had no idea there was a Tiki bar so close to my work! I’ll have to stop by ASAP.

    ~ Sarah
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      Thanks Sarah! I had no idea it was there too. Yessss you must! It’s pretty cute.


    Love these pictures and this dress. I really need to make more time in my life to head up to Fishtown.


      Thank you Chrystina! I need to spend more time in Fishtown too. To me, it always seems farther than it actually is.