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12 Days of Seasonably Chic Showcase: Day 3

It’s hard to believe, but the Nov. 6 Seasonably Chic Showcase is three itty bitty days away! The Tri-State’s best boutiques and vendors will be there for all your one-stop shopping needs. So, here’s a sneak peek of some of the vendors you’ll see there, and my favorite things they offer!

FENNOfashion
Founded upon the principles of creating trendy, vintage style accessories, FENNOfashion offers trendy and earth-friendly products through their online store. Megan Fenno, the owner and designer of FENNOfashion, is a Cincinnati native who works to be an active part of the community and raise environmental awareness. She’s so great, Cincy Chic featured Megan as the 2009 Fashion Woman of the Year! So, when you give someone FENNOfashion accessories, you can tell them it’s award winning and eco-friendly fashion! For me, earrings are a necessity and there were so many to choose from here. But, I found the pair that are a must-have… nothing like I’ve ever seen before! These Amber Teardrop Mesh Earrings are the perfect way to dress up those casual tee’s, or add a hint of glamor to your regular Saturday night. Either way you look at it, these are the one thing a girl needs to spice up her wardrobe!

Sweet Petit Desserts
This week is our “Sweets Issue” on Cincy Chic. So, as I edited the stories, it very difficult to not consume my weight in cupcakes. One story in particular this week is about Sweet Petit Desserts, and it interviews Owner Taren Kinebrew for the story behind her bite-size desserts – click here to read it! Made from the finest ingredients, the utmost care and a whole lot of love, Sweet Petit Desserts are luxurious bite sized treats bursting with flavor. Taren makes them small so you can indulge without overindulging. (I was wondering how she can be around sweets all day and stay so skinny!) With cheesecake pops, to brownie bites,  petit fours, to chocolate covered strawberries–Sweet Petit offers you any sweet treat you need for your upcoming holidays events. Their products are almost too cute to eat! Shown here is a display of some of their many desserts, check them out at the Seasonably Chic Showcase on Nov. 6th to find your favorite!

Tastefully Simple by Anna Weinel
My parents live out of town, so when they come in for holidays, the last thing I want to do is spend all that precious time in the kitchen. Tastefully Simple has the solution! If you haven’t heard of it before, they have wide variety of easy-to-prepare foods designed to help people spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the rest of their lives. Most of the foods just require you to add one or two ingredients, stir and you’re done! You can find their  products through independent consultants like Anna Weinel. Find something tasty for yourself, or buy holiday gifts for your loved ones. Offering recipes and mixes, Tastefully Simple will leave you wanting more! Following along with my other festive choices, I could not stop looking at their Cranberry Apple Cobbler mix. I could smell the scent of the holiday through the pictures! Just buy the mix and you only have to add butter and water to prepare the perfect holiday dish! Take one look at this picture, and tell me you can resist this!

Elizabeth’s Closet-Baubles, Bling, & More
If you have found yourself craving the ultimate pair of earrings or the most fabulous handbag to escort you to your holiday affairs, Elizabeth’s Closet has just the selection you need! Also, for all those glamorous wine lovers in your life, supply them with the chicest new way to carry their favorite selection to their holiday parties. Let them arrive in style with this Be Cool Gold Wine or Champagne cooler. Whether it’s clothing, jewelry, handbags, or wine accessories that you desire, Elizabeth’s Closet offers the hottest selection of baubles, bling, and more. It is the perfect stop for your girl’s night out, as they will serve you and your girlfriends with the seasons hottest bags and jewelry to compliment your favorite looks!

The Seasonably Chic Showcase will be on November 6th at The Pheonix downtown from 10 am to 3 pm. This event brings 40 of the Tri-State’s best boutiques and vendors–for women, men, children, and pets–all under one roof for one day of spectacular shopping! The best thing about it? It’s free to get in! Just bring a canned good for the Freestore food bank! Click Here to RSVP!

PS: thanks to my intern, Brittany Daulton, for helping me put this blog together.

12 Days of Seasonably Chic Showcase: Day 4

Ahh! The big day is only four days away! Here’s a sneak peek of some of the vendors you’ll see at the Nov. 6 Seasonably Chic Showcase… as well as some “favorite things” me and my intern Drew Ross picked out. We’re like the new Oprahs – except not as popular or rich. : )

Little Liza Jane’s Boutique:
Drew and I are super proud to be an Aunt and Uncle. Being as such, we both almost emptied our bank accounts to buy everything at this adorable boutique. Little Liza Jane’s Boutique, located in Montgomery, is a great place to spoil your child or a child close to you. Pictured to the left is an organic rattle and blanket set we fell in love with. The best part about this is the 100% organic fabric. Kids like to put everything in their mouth (and who knows where else), so it’s good to know it’s organic and not dripping with harmful chemicals. Little Liza Jane’s is also a consignment shop! We’re working with them to do the 2:30pm fashion show at Seasonably Chic, so you’ll definitely want to check out that show that’s sure to be cuteness overload.

Exclusive A Tamra Berry Studio:
We’ve worked with Exclusive: A Tamra Berry Studio a few times on events, and every time I’ve been blown away with how amazing our models look. Tamra Berry is a makeup master and has a true attention to detail. So much so, she developed her own line of makeup (Exclusive), which she sells in her shop in Glendale. I went through her portfolio, and I was mesmerized by all the bridal pictures. Featured is a picture that I absolutely loved – how gorgeous and effortless does she look? Seriously.

J. Hilburn Men’s Clothier:
J. Hilburn Men’s Clothier
, a custom men’s clothier, is an amazing outlet for men to really get something that fits perfectly. You get to pick the fabric, pick the fit, and pick the style. They have everything from business, casual, and formal with all of your needs in mind. J. Hillburn also carries accessories like cufflinks, socks, and belts. There are plenty of options to choose from and you’re not paying more for the perfect fit. Featured is a fabric swatch that I couldn’t stop going back to. There are 500 J. HIllburn style advisors nationwide. You know, they say navy is the new black this year!

W by Worth:
W by Worth provides women with so many options and they have everything from business attire to going out on the town. W by Worth has high fashion for the everyday woman. Featured is a runway look that is too chic to pass up. This would definitely make your coworkers stop and stare. Well, at least at our office. Heck, I would promote you if you wore this at my office! haha! The uniqueness of this look continues to amaze me. There are an awful lot of fabrics and textures here, but they’re put together in a way that makes the look flawless. You can check all of the looks out at www.worthw.com

LouLou’s Boutique:
I told you about the Westside boutique I shopped at that had the most unfortunate name in the history of boutique names…ever. Well, good news, she changed the name! Nancy, the owner, was calling it “Uniforms for Moms,” but they carried neither uniforms or maternity wear, so it was confusing. But now she’s calling it LouLou’s Boutique, named after her late mother. This name is much more fitting, and the personal story behind the name is very touching.

And I promise you, you’ll love their clothing – comfortable yet classy, simple but not sloppy, chic but not overdone or overpriced. LouLou’s is doing our 11:30am fashion show to showcase all the hottest looks for fall and winter. Below is a sneak peek of the 11:30am fashion show with LouLou’s I did on Fox19 this morning.

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The Seasonably Chic Showcase will be on November 6th at The Pheonix downtown from 10 am to 3 pm. This event brings 40 of the Tri-State’s best boutiques and vendors–for women, men, children, and pets–all under one roof for one day of spectacular shopping! The best thing about it? It’s free to get in! Just bring a canned good for the Freestore food bank! Click Here to RSVP!

PS: thanks to my intern, Drew Ross, for helping me put this blog together.

12 Days of Seasonably Chic Showcase: Day 5

French Lavender Soap $6
French Lavender Soap $6

The countdown is on one hand now! We’re five days away from the Nov. 6 Seasonably Chic Showcase! Here’s a sneak peek of some of the vendors you’ll see there, and my favorite things they offer!

Miss Selby’s Soap
A couple months ago, a friend of mine and I tried to make lavender soap with lavender I grew in my garden. It was a major disaster, and I have a new-found respect now for this vendor who will be at the showcase: Miss Selby’s Soap. The creator, a local gal, Renee Selby makes soaps that use all natural ingredient and essential oils from the comfort of her own home and sells them from her online store. Some stand out scents are Fresh Lavender and Eucalyptus Lime. Or if you want your soap to reflect your holiday mood try the Natural Cinnamon or Christmas Cookie! Make sure you pick up a bar of Pet Shampoo for your furry friends!

The Longaberger Company with Kim Artmayer

Sort and store make-up basket from The Longaberger Company with Kim Artmayer

I remember when I learned how to weave baskets in elementary school. And as much as my mother, who kept many of my art projects, would argue – mine cannot compare with The Longaberger Company with Kim Artmayer. These baskets are a beautiful way to decorate your home or they would make a memorable gift for the holidays. They even have a holiday collection full of woven baskets that are inspired by the colder weather and holiday cheer! Be sure to look at their sort and store baskets that will inspire you to make your New Year’s Resolution of “getting more organized” a reality! But my favorite is the sort and store make-up basket.. I can already envision a perfect sport for it in my bathroom!

The Epicurean tie from Artfully Disheveled

Artfully Disheveled
For all of those men out there who need a little – or even a lot – of assistance in the style department, this men’s fashion line will be sure to help.
Artfully Disheveled is geared towards that man who wants to stand out… in a good way! They specialize in ties, bow ties and pocket squares that will be sure to transform your man’s outfit into something sexy and sophisticated without looking like he’s trying too hard! I met Chris Berre, one of the founders, recently for coffee and he showed me some of the items they’ll soon have online. The patterns are what stood out the most for me – like this silverware pattern – how unique is that? Artfully Disheveled is in the process of launching their online store, so stopping by this booth at Seasonably Chic Showcase is a must!

corwyn
Corwyn tying my husband's tie before our wedding

Corwyn Apparel
We’ve written about Corwyn before in Cincy Chic. I even suited up all our groomsmen in his ties for our wedding. But if you haven’t heard about Corwyn yet, you certainly will know who he is after the showcase. He’s bringing some star power to the event! Kwame Jackson from NBC’s “Apprentice” will be at his booth decked out in the latest Corwyn Apparel fashions. And this isn’t the first time, Corwyn as rubbed shoulders with the rich and famous. These neckties have been seen on many red carpet events such as The Grammy’s, Golden Globes and The Academy Awards. Corwyn Apparel knows that image and attitude are the defining accessory. So if your man’s tie collection would use a face lift, than look for further!

The Seasonably Chic Showcase will be on November 6th at The Pheonix downtown from 10 am to 3 pm. This event brings 40 of the Tri-State’s best boutiques and vendors–for women, men, children, and pets–all under one roof for one day of spectacular shopping! The best thing about it? It’s free to get in! Just bring a canned good for the Freestore food bank! Click Here to RSVP!

PS thanks to my intern, Holly Hoover, for helping me put this blog together

12 Days of Seasonably Chic Showcase: Day 6

We’re less than one week away from the Nov. 6 Seasonably Chic Showcase! The anxiety is killing me, so I’ve been doing a little pre-shopping and I found a few more things I want to share!

Tulips on Erie

Bracelet from Tulips on Erie

Located in the Hyde Park Square shopping district, this boutique can supply all your holiday hostess needs while offering a wide array of gifts for all your girlfriends (oh, and of course yourself, too!). Everything from dishes, to bath and body products, purses, jewelry, stationery and tableware. Tulips on Erie gives an artistic twist to our classic “girly” favorites. Especially for the artisian in your life, Tulips on Erie is a must-have shopping stop on your list this year. Bangle bracelets are a classic favorite, and I found a wide selection distinct to their style. These vintage lace Batiks offer hand painted gold red ribbon, lace bangles, and solids. They come in two sizes for smaller or larger wrists, in many shapes and colors. My favorite was a vintage gold lace bangle (pictured here, and note that I did not want to take it off!), it would be perfect for the most fabulous addition to that holiday cocktail attire.

The Sassy Mama Boutique

handbag from The Sassy Mama Boutique

With the Posh Mom Seal of Approval, The Sassy Mama Boutique has the latest trends for the mothers in our lives, or our favorite “posh peanuts.” They offer a fun, upscale environment to help you buy for all the phases of your life. Shop here to find all you need to feel like a full-fledged Sassy Mama, even if you don’t ever stay out past curfew : ). I have already purchased things from this online boutique before and I loved the products and experience – click here to read the story about it. On their website you can find home decor, necessities for you child’s birthday, along with any and all accessories you need to feel like the chic-est girl in the room. It seems that many women feel they must sacrifice their cute handbags to carry diaper bags when those little ones come along. But, make no more sacrifices ladies! Sassy Mama offers diaper clutches as a chic solution that include changing pads and will house diapers, wipes, and even a few toys. Any mother and fashionista has to have one of these, as they are compatible with any designer purse!

Abbie Kate Spade flats at Monkee's of Madeira

Monkee’s of Madeira

This boutique is bringing the fashion week favorites right to the ladies of the Greater Cincinnati area. Monkee’s of Madeira offers the best of boutique shopping experiences, with a fun and personal experience. As well as today’s hottest high fashion designers such as Cole Haan, Kate Spade, and Shoshanna just to name a few. They carry a variety of shoes, accessories, and clothing. As a frequent celebrator of Fabushoe Friday, my intuitions lead me straight to the shoe selection at Monkee’s (as they have before – click here to see a Fabushoe Friday pair I picked out at Monkee’s a couple months ago). This pair of Abbie Kate Spade flats is definitely a girly-girl’s dream. I mean, a woman can never have too many shoes—and she definitely can’t have too many pearls! Pearls and black patent flats just scream class (you know, if class could/would scream) and remind me of something Audrey Hepburn would wear.

Junior League of Cincinnati

With the holidays right around the corner, giving back to the community is a thought in the forefront of everyone’s minds. The Junior League of Cincinnati develops the potential of women and improves communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The local chapter recently developed a cookbook with beautiful photos of tablescapes pictured at locations around the Tri-State. It’s really a beautiful book, and it goes to a great cause so make sure you stop by their booth and pick one (or five) up!

The Seasonably Chic Showcase will be on November 6th at The Pheonix downtown from 10 am to 3 pm. This event brings 40 of the Tri-State’s best boutiques and vendors–for women, men, children, and pets–all under one roof for one day of spectacular shopping! The best thing about it? It’s free to get in! Just bring a canned good for the Freestore food bank! Click Here to RSVP!

PS: thanks to my intern, Brittany Daulton, for helping me put this blog together.

12 Days of Seasonably Chic Showcase: Day 7

We’re exactly one week away from the Nov. 6 Seasonably Chic Showcase! Here’s a sneak peek of some of the vendors you’ll see there, and my favorite things they offer!

Tracey Vest:
I’ve told you about the ever-fabulous Tracey Vest before. Well, she’ll be at the showcase and you’ll get to meet her in person! While checking out her site doing research for this blog, I found some amazing new stuff! Top of line purses, accessories, shoes and hats, OH MY! Elegance and style are the forerunners of Tracey’s designing in my opinion. Faux furs and feathers are coming in with a hit now a days and Tracey Vest is the perfect place to find it. Here is a hat that I couldn’t stop going back to. This peacock hat is elaborate and beautiful and would be especially fabulous if you frequent Keeneland or The Kentucky Derby. You can even wear it in the fall and spring while you’re at a gorgeous outdoor event. Tracey Vest’s designs are vivacious and full of style; go check it out.

Thoma & Sutton Eye-care:

Even though I am not an eyeglass wearer (I have a fake pair I wear when I want to look more Editor-ish! haha!), it doesn’t mean I was turned away from Thoma & Sutton’s “spec-tacular” designs. No, like I said before, I don’t wear glasses but I am a sucker for high fashion. With designers like Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Prada, and Blvgari, there is no going wrong coming to Thoma & Sutton Eye-care to find your frame of choice. And not to mention, their deals are out of this world! There are many Thoma & Sutton locations so there is no reason why you aren’t getting in your car to throw out those old lenses and upgrading. Heck, I’m even thinking about getting some of those frames from Thoma & Sutton and asking them for faux lenses. Like I said; high fashion, great deals. Featured is a fierce pair of Roberto Cavalli frames that are brand new in the Fall/Winter collection.

Carolyn & Company Dance Productions:
I’m so excited that Dancing with the Stars has brought so much new attention to the art/sport of dancing! I love dancing (especially Salsa!!!) and now lots of other people do too! I thought dance lessons would be a great gift to give a loved one so we asked Carolyn & Company Dance Productions to be a vendor at the showcase. Dancing is not for everyone and doesn’t come naturally to everyone, but the owner of Carolyn & Company Dance Productions, Carolyn Rollin, is suuuuper nice and takes her expertise to make dance easy and enjoyable for any type of dancer. The thing that I like the most about Carolyn is that she can teach you a dance specifically for your wedding day. The first dance as newlyweds will be forever in your mind … and photo album… You don’t want to look like Elaine from Seinfeld dancing when you look back! haha!

Arbitrage Clothing:
Arbitrage Clothing, wow. That’s the first thing that came to my mind when I first saw this line at Cincinnati Fashion Week. What a handsome, sleek-fitting line of clothing for every man. There are many different ways to shop on their site as well. You shop by features, you shop by item, you shop by collaborations, but then you hit my favorite. You can shop by your own personality. (But at the showcase… you don’t have to shop online! You can see it all in person!) The fit of the clothing is a tailored fit so it won’t be the typical dress shirt that hangs off of your body. I know my husband has a closet full of dress shirts (he’s an anchor, so it’s part of the job). But when he wants to wear one without a jacket or maybe just a pair of jeans, they look way too baggy. So, he of course rummages through his closet to find something else and we’re an hour late to where ever we were going. With Arbitrage, that’s not going to happen.

(Drew, Cincy Chic intern, speaking here…) I, myself, am a plaid guy, so, of course I had to feature this amazing REVERSIBLE plaid shirt. The efficiency of this line never fails. This is great for being relaxed in a pair of jeans but then you can tuck it in, put on some nice slacks and you have a fabulous, business casual shirt. Arbitrage has accessories like cuff links and wallets, to ties, shirts, and hooded button up shirts. This is every man’s dream clothing line.

PS: thanks to my intern, Drew Ross, for helping me put this blog together.

Fabushoe Friday: Help with Your “Next Step”

$24 Shoes from Forever 21
$24 Shoes from Forever 21

This week for Fabushoe Friday, I’m wearing another pair of Forever 21 shoes. I actually got them three years ago, and they’ve held up pretty well. Especially considering they were only $24.

Three years ago, I was just starting my little shoe collection. These were the first ones I bought that had a little flair. Not the typical black, brown or navy pumps I’d buy for work. I had just started Cincy Chic the year prior, so I was just learning how to dress the “chic” part.

It’s crazy to think how different life is just three years later. I’m no longer just moonlighting as a budding entrepreneur; I now manage my business and staff as a full time job and career. And these shoes have taken me through much of that journey.

Of course, I had lots of friends, family and mentors help me along the way. Can’t give these fab shoes alllll the credit. : ) People power behind life transitions is so helpful. And kind of related to all this “starting a new chapter” stuff, I ran across an event one of my clients is holding next week. It’s called “Imagine… then do it” and it helps people slip into a new proverbial pair of shoes, and successfully strut into a new chapter in life – whether it’s going back to work after raising kids, changing careers or starting the business of your dreams.

I’ll be sharing info with you soon about a new publication my husband and I will be taking over soon, so I’ll definitely be in attendance to get some guidance on navigating this new chapter of our lives. And, you know what, I think I’ll buy some new shoes for the occasion and blog about them in three years! : )
imagine

12 Days of Seasonably Chic Showcase: Day 8

Only eight days left in the countdown to the Nov. 6 Seasonably Chic Showcase! Here’s a sneak peek of some of the vendors you’ll see there, and my favorite things they offer!

NestWine Clock from Nest
I don’t think I have ever wanted literally EVERYTHING on one boutique’s site… but after browsing around on Nest’s website, I’m hooked! They have all things for styling an outfit, to decorating your home to snagging a great gift for a girlfriend. The boutique is basically a one stop shop for adorable pieces! And as a girl who loves, I mean LOVES, wine, they have great gifts for my other wine goddesses! Check out the wine clock, which is a constant reminder that wine is acceptable with just any time of the day.


Cufflings from SmallPrint Jewelry Small Print

For all of those new parents out there, you’ll want to check out this booth. Small Prints designs handcrafted pieces that capture your child’s fingerprint, handwriting, drawings… anything… into silver jewelry. If you have a bun in the oven, you can even order a kit to take your new baby’s finger print on the day of the birth and have a piece of jewelry made from it! How cool! And if you love to gush over your kid’s best art pieces, they can even make the picture into a miniature work. These unique pieces would make a great gift for your special hubby. Or maybe drop a subtle, or not so subtle hint and ask for one for the holiday season! And this isn’t just limited to parents, either. I got cufflinks with my dog’s footprint on it for my husband for Christmas last year. He looooooooves them!

Holte Eyewear
To get all of the looks from our recent Spec-tacular Fashion Show, be sure to stop by Hotle Eyewear’s booth at Seasonably Chic Showcase! They carry some of highest fashion eyewear in Cincinnati, to make you look your best in frames. Just to name a few, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Coach, Juicy Couture, Fendi, and the list goes on! And don’t worry, if you need help picking the right lenses, the great staff will find the perfect frames for you!

Elysium Originals

Sunstone Necklace from Elysium Originals

Did you know “Elysium” is the Greek word for paradise? Well, you can have a little piece of paradise if you happen to buy something from Elysium Originals. The designer, Ellen Norcott, creates some seriously gorgeous pieces. I own quite a few and I have given several pieces to my mom who loves the natural gemstone look. Ellen even custom-made an amber necklace for my mom’s birthday in August. Ellen mixes gemstones, crystal, pearl and other stones to create stand out designs. These pieces are sure to add personality to any outfit, and are great conversation starters! Check out the beautiful Sunstone Necklace which is perfect for all of your fall looks!

Cincy Chic and Locals on Living, an affiliate of the Cincinnati.Com network, have teamed up to give away a prize pack of items from all the Seasonably Chic Showcase vendors that’s valued at $2,500! Click here to learn how you can win it. (deadline is TODAY at 9am… so get on it!)

PS thanks to my intern, Holly Hoover, for helping me put this blog together.

12 Days of Seasonably Chic Showcase: Day 9

The November 6th Seasonably Chic Showcase is officially 9 days away! The day will offer access to the area’s best and, of course, “chicest” shopping, just by bringing a canned good! Personally, every year as I do my holiday shopping, my own wish list gets longer. I always ask Santa to bring money so that I can buy for myself after the holidays.  But wish no more, Cincy Chic and and Locals on Living are teaming up to offer a chance to win the gift that keeps on giving! You can give to yourself guilt free during the holidays with this prize package!

The chic package is valued at $2,500, and your entry is just one click away! One winner will receive a gift basket filled with items from the Seasonably Chic Showcase vendors with the best the Tri-State has to offer!

The prize includes:

Gift Certificates from: Corwyn Apparel, Tulips on Erie, Casa DeLorenzo, JennaClaire Handbag Studio, Go to Gal Cincinnati, Smallprint, Frisch’s Big Boy, Silpada Designs with Jane Klumb, Widmer’s Cleaners and Monkee’s of Madeira.

Products and services from: Carolyn & Company Dance Productions, FENNOfashion, Little Liza Jane’s Boutique, Tracey Vest, Peek of Chic, Sassy Mama Boutique, Nest, Thoma & Sutton Eye-care, Pure Romance with Leslie Hoop, The Plastic Surgery Group, Miss Selby’s Soap, Sweet Petit Desserts, and Cincy Chic.

The package also includes a Bengals Replica Helmet signed by Carson Palmer from Fischer Homes!

The deadline for entry is October 29th (2 more days, people!), and the winner will be notified by or on November 5th and will receive the prize at the November 6th event, where the winner must be present.

You don’t want to miss out on this chic giveaway to reward yourselves for the Holiday shopping that is soon to come! But most of all, you don’t want to miss the Seasonably Chic Showcase on November 6th where you can find gifts for all those lucky people on your list!

Click here to visit Cincinnati.com and for your chance to be the winner of the chicest prize package around, valued at $2,500! So get those lists ready and check them twice, because your one stop shopping paradise is just 9 days away!

The Seasonably Chic Showcase will be on Nov. 6 at The Phoenix downtown from 10am-3pm. This event brings 40 of the Tri-state’s best boutiques and vendors – for women, men, children and pets – all under one roof for one day of spectacular shopping! The best thing about it? It’s free to get in! Just bring in a canned good for the Freestore Foodbank! Click here to RSVP!

PS: thanks to my intern, Brittany Daulton, for helping me put this blog together.

12 Days of Seasonably Chic Showcase: Day 10

Last day of double digits in the countdown to the Nov. 6 Seasonably Chic Showcase! Here’s a sneak peek of some of the vendors you’ll see there, and my favorite things they offer!

Kennedy’s Clothier:
As I was browsing through Kennedys Clothier one day, I found out they make custom jackets for women! What woman doesn’t need a chic jacket for a business casual occasion? And, why not make it one of a kind. This jacket was something that really caught my eye at Kennedy’s Clothier because it has a very snazzy plaid with a great pink, black and gray color scheme to it. Kennedy’s Clothier is located in Madeira and is great for the young professional or the seasoned businesswoman. That’s not all they carry there at that boutique. There are also gorgeous evening dresses and shoes that can put some pizzazz to any outfit.

Casa DeLorenzo:
And the custom doesn’t have to stop at your wardrobe! If you are looking for a custom, modern twist on your home decor, this is the place to look. Casa DeLorenzo, located in Oakley in the Design District features some of the most elegant classic and modern custom pillows. It was pretty difficult to pick out which pillow was my favorite but I would have to say the modern design takes the prize. Tina De Lorenzo designs her pillows for your exact taste with an in-home consultation. You can’t go wrong here with the expertise of Tina, and the creativity of your own taste. Featured picture is a set of custom bed pillows done by Tina. I love the elegance and warm color the set brings to the room.

Hammered necklace from Silpada
Hammered necklace from Silpada

Silpada Designs with Jane Klumb:
My mom collects hammered aluminum, so my favorite thing to get her is hammered jewelry from Silpada Designs. My all-time favorite has to be the hammered, matte Sterling Silver Link necklace from the new 2010-2011 catalog. Hope my mom doesn’t read this blog post… if so, try to act surprised at Christmas, mom! haha! I like long necklaces like this because you can get more looks out of them. You can wear them long, or double it up to be shorter and chunkier. You can check out this necklace and more when you see Silpada Designs with Jane Klumb at the Seasonably Chic Showcase!

Purdy Everyday:
I first found out about Purdy Everyday by reading a post on Kasmira’s “What I Wore Today” blog. I checked out her site, and it’s one of the coolest online boutiques I’ve seen in a long time! With everyone trying to be more ‘green,’ this is the perfect place to get really trendy clothing, THAT’S RECYCLED! Not only is it recycled, but also it is reasonably priced. This is a great business that wants to help you learn how to do these types of things as well. This scarf is made out of recycled tshirts! If you have some of your favorite tshirts that just don’t fit or have been worn a bit too long, turn them into a scarf! What better ways to get ready for the holiday season or to just look trendy then by wearing a warm scarf out of clothes you already have? All of the purses that Joy Lagdameo makes are completely one of a kind. She also just came up with an idea call EveryDAYprons for the “Foodie Fashionista.”

The Seasonably Chic Showcase will be on Nov. 6 at The Phoenix downtown from 10am-3pm. This event brings 40 of the Tri-state’s best boutiques and vendors – for women, men, children and pets – all under one roof for one day of spectacular shopping! The best thing about it? It’s free to get in! Just bring in a canned good for the Freestore Foodbank! Click here to RSVP!

Cincy Chic and Locals on Living, an affiliate of the Cincinnati.Com network, have teamed up to give away a prize pack of items from all the Seasonably Chic Showcase vendors that’s valued at $2,500! Click here to learn how you can win it!

PS: thanks to my intern, Drew Ross, for helping me put this blog together.

12 Days of Seasonably Chic Showcase: Day 11

Rachel Lynn Studio "love" wire door hanger ($12)
Rachel Lynn Studio "love" wire door hanger ($12)

As the shopping season comes our way, I always find myself scrambling for great gifts for my loved ones. Well, scramble no more, ladies! At the Nov. 6 Seasonably Chic Showcase, you’ll find gifts for everyone in the family, and maybe even something for yourself! Ok, DEFINITELY something for yourself!  : )

Rachel Lynn Studio
This Etsy jewelry maker will be showing off her best handmade pieces this year. But, prior to making jewelry, Rachel Lynn from Rachel Lynn Studio was inspired by the 70 horses she looked after. Now she only cares for her two dogs but still makes beautifully crafted pieces from wire, fabrics and paint. And I really love the personalized wire name hanger which would be great for any baby shower, house warming gift or even in your own home. I was actually just at an event last week where Rachel was and I saw the “love” wire door hanger and I thought it was a necklace… I asked her if she could change the clasp and make it a necklace for me, so I can’t want to get that! How eyecatching would that be with an LBD and red heels… OH! On Valentine’s Day?!? AH! I’m really excited now!

DeGroot Handbag

DeGroot Handbags
In my book, a great handbag is a girl’s best friend. It’s like a puppy you don’t have to feed. I know I’ve told you about DeGroot Handbags before, but in case you don’t know, DeGroot bags are made by a local gal, Missy DeGroot, who specializes in high-end Italian leather handbags. I reeeeeeeally love her bags. Don’t tell my husband, but I have four and I’m contemplating making it an even five. : ) So, naturally I can’t wait to see the selection of handbags that DeGroot Handbags will bring to Seasonably Chic Showcase.

Here’s a little backstory on Missy: After starting the line 6 years ago, she’s been traveling the world for the most exotic and unique leather and fabrics. These bags have graced the cover of top fashion magazines such as Lucky, In Style, WWD, Accessories magazine, Glamour, Marie Claire and Elle.

It’s In The Details
After selling items on the road throughout the Midwest, founder Brenda Stradley realized there was a huge demand for her unique gifts in Mason, Ohio. She set up shop and has been serving the people of Cincinnati with everything a woman could want. It’s In The Details carries some great girlfriend gifts and head turning trinkets.

They sell everything from accessories, to shoes, to kid’s clothes, to wedding gifts. The boutique also has a wide selection of antique style jewelry at great prices. Below are some of my favorite pieces… they sure will make a statement at your holiday parties right around the corner!

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Antique Accessories from It's In The Details


Scentsy by Cherie Winship
I love using candles around my house. You can get that scent of warm, baked apple pie without even stepping in the kitchen! haha! That’s why I am looking forward to stopping by Scentsy Warmers’ booth to see all they have to offer. These are no ordinary candles, my friends. They actually aren’t even candles, they are a low-watt bulb that melts specially formulated wax slowly, maximizing the fragrance time.

If you’re like me, and like your home smelling like you just finished baking, pick up the Bakery fragrance. Or if you love to smell of your favorite coffee shop, try the Scentsy Café. (I like coffee too much to rely on a candle for that scent… I get it the old fashioned way: From Mr. Coffee! haha!)

Each Scentsy comes in a Warmer which can be customer designed. They feature some beautiful colors, shapes and sizes. You could find a Warmer that matches any room in your house.

The Seasonably Chic Showcase will be on Nov. 6 at The Phoenix downtown from 10am-3pm. This event brings 40 of the Tri-state’s best boutiques and vendors – for women, men, children and pets – all under one roof for one day of spectacular shopping! The best thing about it? It’s free to get in! Just bring in a canned good for the Freestore Foodbank! Click here to RSVP!

Cincy Chic and Locals on Living, an affiliate of the Cincinnati.Com network, have teamed up to give away a prize pack of items from all the Seasonably Chic Showcase vendors that’s valued at $2,500! Click here to learn how you can win it!

PS: thanks to my intern, Holly Hoover, for helping me put this blog together.