Why I’m Moving to Philly

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Top: Endless Rose (Similar) | Jeans: South Moon Under | Shoes: Nordstrom | Necklace: Taudrey | Sunglasses: Karen Walker

As my move-in date approaches, I keep getting bombarded with one simple question: Why Philly?

Why not New York? L.A.? Chicago? What makes Philly, a somewhat overlooked town in the Northeast, so appealing? This actually isn’t the first time I’ve lived in the City of Brotherly Love. I went to Drexel University for 2 years before transferring to VCU. I only transferred because of the astronomical cost of Drexel, and not because I disliked the university and/or Philly. I always felt like my time in the city was cut a bit short, and I fell in love with it as an 18-year-old.

Fast forward to 2015, and my best friend who lived in the apartment building next door to me in Arlington let me know that they’re picking up and relocating to Philly for his job. Cool, I thought. I haven’t visited in a minute. Since it’s only a 2-hour train from D.C., I had no problems visiting over the weekend.

And that is when I fell in love again. Something about Philadelphia makes me happier. It has a bit of a slower pace than D.C. and a lot less Type-A folks, but it is still an incredibly fun city with tons of charm and plenty of things to do. Not to mention, the incredible food scene they have at the moment!

Anyway, I hope you fall in love with my new city as I share the next chapter with you! I know most of you have known me as a D.C. girl for almost my entire blog career, but it’s time for me to take a leap and make this change. Now let’s hope I don’t tear up at my going away party…

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  1. Dana Mannarino wrote:

    1. I’m obsessed with this look, I want that top AND those jeans!
    2. Although I despise Philly (because of sports), I think you’re going to do such great things there!

    Pink Champagne Problems

    Posted 4.27.17 Reply
  2. Philly is criminally underrated. Good luck with the move!

    Posted 4.27.17 Reply
  3. Good luck with the move! Philly is such a wonderful city! Love your ruffle top too!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

    Posted 4.27.17 Reply
  4. Nicole Parise wrote:

    I have never been to either city, but it sounds like you needed the change! Hope it goes smoothly 🙂

    xx nicole

    Posted 4.27.17 Reply
  5. Jennifer wrote:

    I’m so excited for you! I was born and raised for most of my childhood in Philly and then we moved right across the river to NJ. Now that we’re moving around for the military I miss the city sometimes (especially the food). You’re going to love it and yes the food scene is AMAZING. My friend from high school has two restaurants called Helm and South Helm. You MUST check them out…everything is farm to fork and unique. If you’re ever down by the stadiums for a game stop into the Stadium Grill (my family owned & operated).

    Don’t overlook the natural side of the city too. Lots of parks for walking, hiking. And of course the history and museums. (The Mutter Museum is awesome if you’re into medical stuff.)

    Posted 4.27.17 Reply
  6. Good for you babe! I hope you keep falling in love with it over and over again!

    Lee Anne

    Posted 4.27.17 Reply
  7. Ashley wrote:

    First off, you look absolutely stunning, Alicia!! I LOVE LOVE this top!! Second, so excited for you and your big move!! Looking forward to your posts in your new city!

    Posted 4.27.17 Reply
  8. Neelofar wrote:

    One, I love this top!!! it’s so fun and gorgeous! New chapters are always the best! Have a great move!
    Neelofar | The Loveliest Lily

    Posted 4.27.17 Reply
  9. Mary Gui wrote:

    this is such a gorgeous blouse and i love the color!

    Posted 4.27.17 Reply
  10. Simone Hjulmand wrote:

    This outfit is stunning! You are so beautiful xxx


    Posted 4.28.17 Reply
  11. Faith wrote:

    Yes, the food scene in Philly is amazing! Can’t wait to see your new posts while living in Philly 🙂

    Posted 4.28.17 Reply
  12. jessica wrote:

    i haven’t been to philly in a long time but moving is always fun and exciting, cheers to exploring the area once again!

    Posted 4.28.17 Reply
  13. Erica wrote:

    COS I’M HERE!!! LOL. But actually tho, I’m so stoked for you to move here girlfriend…speed it up wouldja?!?! I agree 100% – it’s a bit slower paced but still the city vibe, and I think it’s just an overall comfy, livable city with so much to offer. I lovelovelove.

    Coming Up Roses

    Posted 4.28.17 Reply
  14. Brittany Daoud wrote:

    I love that ruffled top on you! The color is perfect! And I can’t wait to read more about your adventures in Philly, I hope you love it!

    Posted 4.28.17 Reply
  15. Tram-Anh Tran Poprik wrote:

    Awww..good luck back in Philly. I love that city as well even though we are in NYC now. I visit all the time!

    Posted 4.29.17 Reply
  16. debbie_savage wrote:

    The ruffled top style and its color are so GORG!!! You look fantastic and wishing you the very best on your move!
    xo Debbie | http://www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

    Posted 4.29.17 Reply
  17. Megan Haney wrote:

    I absolutely adore this whole look! Can’t wait to follow along with your Philly adventures.


    Megan | http://www.styledbymegan.com

    Posted 4.30.17 Reply
  18. Angelle Marix wrote:

    This top is so cute!!! Always love your style!! Congrats on the move!!


    Posted 4.30.17 Reply