Category Archives: Fashion

Frugalista Friday: Get Cash on the Spot at Clothes Mentor

It’s time for you to make room in your closets for all those fab fall items you’ll get at the Fall Reveal Sept 16! Some of their “most wanted” items include: designer handbags, duster vests, all kinds of denim — skinny, distressed, various colors of denim — fall and winter dresses, and plus sizes — tops, bottoms, dresses, jackets, coats any and all plus size items are among the most wanted — there’s also a big demand for tops with those cute bell sleeves, graphic tees, chic flannels, light jackets, vests and athletic wear. In terms of shoes, they’re looking for booties and athletic shoes.

With the change of seasons, it’s a great time to clean out those closets and make room for new items. If you haven’t worn it in 6-12 months, you probably aren’t going to wear it again, so make it time to sell!

Clothes Mentor makes it easy too – no appointment needed, just walk in and you get cash on the spot! Learn more at

2017 Seasonably Chic Showcase Details Announced!

Our biggest shopping event of the year, the Seasonably Chic Showcase, is coming up on Nov. 4 just in time for the holidays! This is always my favorite event because I get to get all my Christmas shopping done for everyone on my list — men, women, children, pets, grandparents, you name it! — while shopping local, or even hand-making items like ornaments or mini canvases! Plus, you can do it all with a mimosa in hand, get a mini massage, AND free gift wrapping! It’s all for a great cause, too! Just bring a canned good for the Freestore Foodbank, and you get in to the event for FREE and that includes a swag bag filled with goodies! Hope you can make it! All the event details and RSVP info is below!

2017 Seasonably Chic Showcase
Sat., Nov. 4, 10am-2pm

The Phoenix – 812 Race St. Cincinnati OH 45202

RSVP at:

Shop for everyone on your nice list with the best local boutiques and vendors – all under one roof! Bring a canned good for the FreeStore FoodBank to get free entry, a swag bag, and complimentary gift wrapping! Also enjoy refreshments, free 10-minute back massages, an interactive ornament decorating area for kids, and a freeze modeling fashion show showcasing the latest winter trends! Plus, more than $3,000 in prizes randomly awarded to attendees! Convenient $2 parking available at Garfield Garage located next door on 9th Street.

Healthcare Sponsor:
St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Brunch N Learn Sponsor:
Painting with a Twist (Mason and West)

Photobooth Sponsor:
Victory Wellness & Medspa

Swag Bag Sponsor:
Ideal Image

Fashion Show Sponsor

Booth Sponsors:
Tobey 1 Originals with Tami Seurkamp, Lularoe with Danielle, Jamberry with Sarah Nelson & Gina Parsley, Pure Romance by Amy Emerson, Tiffany Brennan – Rodan + Fields, Champion Windows, LeiMarie Limited, FREEWHEELER, BubbaRub LLC, Stella & Dot with Audrey Meade, Rebekah Dunning – AdvoCare Independent Distributor, Sparkle for Good, Senegence (Lipsense) with Krystie Berberich, DoTerra with Rhonda, Beautycounter with Kate Cunningham, Miss Em’s, Walton Creek Boutique, Urban Design Gallery, Ever Skin Care with Leslie Young, Fly Ground Clothing, The Plastic Surgery Group

Freestore Foodbank

Twin Spire Photography

Fashion Show Stylist:
Jennifer Blades Personal Stylist

Fashion Show Models:
Heyman Talent Agency

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Contact our event planner, Stephanie Simon, at

2017 Seasonably Chic Showcase

Review: Your Stylist

Jackie, the founder of Your Stylist is a stylist who not only does personal shopping but she also does closet audits and style assessments to help women simplify and streamline their wardrobe. And once she helps clients rid themselves of the items that don’t fit their look or body, she donates them on their behalf so her clients still get the tax write off! How awesome is that?
Jackie said she chose to donate to DFS because they exclusively help women and so does she! Plus, both Jackie and her mom are abuse survivors, so that’s another reason why this cause is close to her heart.
The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. So, through Dress for Success, women not only leave with a work-ready wardrobe, but also the skills and support they need to do well personally and professionally!
Jackie says her clients love knowing that the items from their Closet Audits goes to DFS, and it’s even helped her clients let go of items easier knowing it’s going to women in need.
Clients also love that she takes the items and donate for them at no additional cost. *The drop off process is simple:   Jackie brings the donation downtown to Portaluca where the employees and volunteers record the donation in the store’s log, she’s given a receipt card upon drop-off, then she simply gives that to her client so they can claim it on their taxes if they wish to.
Jackie says she and her team love sneaking in a shopping trip while they’re at Portaluca because they always have amazing designer pieces at a fraction of retail prices! Plus, all the sales benefit Dress for Success, so she feels even better about any purchases she makes!
Jackie says anyone can look great on any budget …and that’s something she can provide as well in terms of my services. That’s right, wardrobe styling isn’t just for the rich and famous!
Learn more about Jackie and all her different services at

Back to School at a Girls’ World

I love Girls World. Such a hidden gem. It’s located right in the heart of Old Montgomery and it’s a boutique just for girls! They have everything from formal and casual wear, for newborn girls size 14, plus TONS of fun accessories, decor and gift items.

I love following them on social media because they do all their own photoshoots with local girls, so you can see all the latest and greatest that just arrived, plus you might see a familiar face too!

This is a sneak peek of their Back to School photoshoot that they’re doing to showcase all the new stuff they have in stock to make your girls look too cool for school this year.

And actually, they’re having a “Back to School Party” on Aug. 12 from 11 am to 2 pm and it sounds SO fun! It’s a kid-friendly event where you can enjoy an afternoon of shopping, snacks, crafts, and fun pics together, plus a fashion show at noon!

Learn more about the event here.