Category Archives: Fashion

Designer Items and More Gift Cards + Black Friday Exclusive!

The ultimate gift for the ultimate woman has arrived at Designer Items & More! Located in Olde West Chester, Designer Items & More offers a boutique shopping experience that is personalized just for YOU!

Designer Items & More carries clothes and accessories from the world’s top couture houses including Chanel, Akris, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Moschino, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, and more!

With the holidays just around the corner, there are TONS of ways for you check out Designer Items & More and what this amazing store has to offer!

First, check out their beautifully wrapped gift cards, free shipping, and complimentary ornament!

Next, you definitely don’t want to miss their Holiday Open House hours on Dec. 3, 10, 15, 16, and 17!

And, lastly, as a Cincy Chic reader, you get an exclusive offer to book a shopping party with your fashionista friends, but it’s only if you call by Dec. 1, 2017. The organizer will receive a $200 gift card for a party of five or more total event attendees. Includes complimentary champagne, canapés, and a store-wide 10% discount. To schedule, email or call 513-349-2080.

Learn more about all the amazing things you can find at Designer Items & More in our Cincy Chic review and virtual tour! And stop by and check out the boutique yourself at 8919 Brookeside Avenue, Suite 101, in Olde West Chester, visit, or call 513-349-2080.

Black Friday Savings at Miss Em’s!

Get your Black Friday shopping started a little early with Miss Em’s! The savings are starting early when you get 40% off from Tuesday, November 21 for Sunday, November 26 using coupon code “WhiteChristmas” at checkout.

Check out some of these best selling pieces from Miss Em’s to give you a little sneak peek of what to expect in her Black Friday Sale!



Last year I hosted a virtual party with Miss Em’s. My guests and I were able to shop her selection of jewelry and accessories online without leaving the house! Similar to how other Facebook parties go (think LulaRoe), albums were loaded online and we could take a look at all of it and choose what we wanted!

Below are some of my favorite items from the virtual party I hosted last year:

I’m hosting another virtual party on November 26 at 8 pm. Be sure to join us for a great cause, and don’t forget to invite your friends! From now until the day of the party, you can see photos of Miss Em’s jewelry to get you excited!

Once the clock strikes 8 pm you’ll be able to see pieces that are available to purchase! See something you want that evening? Don’t wait – we may only have ONE of each piece! All you have to do it put “Sold” in the comments. At the end of the party everyone will need to complete our registration form so we can send invoices to you! You’ll have 48 hours to complete your invoice and your new jewelry will be mailed out to you!

Learn more about my virtual party here. And check out Miss Em’s Black Friday Sale at

Chic Review: Designer Items and More!

Designer Items and More was founded by a fabulous local lady named Felisa. What started as an online eBay store, selling new and pre-owned designer clothes and accessories, became so successful, that she recently opened a brick-and-mortar store in Olde West Chester, just 25 minutes north of downtown, for a truly special boutique experience.

She specializes in high-end, new with tags, gently used or vintage designer items from the top couture houses around the world. This is THE place to find clothes and accessories from couture designers such as Akris, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino and Moschino. It’s for women who have arrived… who are looking for high end clothing and accessories that allow them to walk into any meeting or event and feel confident, radiant and ready for anything.

There are just racks and racks of breath-taking designer clothes, and also lots of fabulous designer shoes, handbags, and accessories, plus stationery and adorable “giftables” too.

And let me tell you, I’ve never had such an amazing shopping experience. First, you call to make an appointment to come in because they are an appointment-only boutique. Then, you have a consultation over the phone with Felisa so she can learn about your likes, dislikes, your lifestyle, what’s currently in your wardrobe and what you’re looking to add to it so that when you arrive, she has clothes pre-selected based on your wishes, preferences and needs. When you come in, you try those on and work together with her to perfect your look so you feel your best!

I have to tell you, Felisa gets an absolute A+… I wish I could have taken everything home that she picked for me. I left with three bags full, so it was close… I’ve just never had such a customized shopping experience like that before.

I loved learning how my lifestyle, wardrobe, and preferences translated into a style profile, and then having hand-selected pieces waiting for me when I got there so I didn’t have to comb through the entire store on my own. I also learned a lot of fashion history about the different designers, which was neat. And they don’t just carry couture designers. They also carry more affordable and accessible lines like Michael Kors, Ralph Laruen, and Karl Lagerfeld Paris.

Right now, the store is all decked out for the holidays, and they’re preparing to have some special Open Hours throughout December, so you can pop in to shop without an appointment. While you’re there, fill out one of their fun Wish Lists, and they’ll send to a loved one! They also ship Gift Cards! You can pick one up in store, and you’ll receive a free Parisian style tree ornament with every Gift Card purchase. Or you can hop online for fast and easy ordering with free shipping

I definitely encourage you to check it out for yourself. It’s a truly unique shopping experience.

Learn more about Designer Items and More at, “liking” them on Facebook, or by calling (513) 349-2080.

Making Your Pinterest Board Come to Life with Miss Em’s

Do you remember what the world was like before Pinterest? We actually had to go through fashion magazines and try to find as much fashion inspiration as possible in printed copies of those magazines. Thankfully, in a world where the Internet runs the show, we have Pinterest to inspire all of our fashion ideas (and to design the homes we’ll never build or the hairstyles we’ll never actually follow through with).

I scoured Pinterest for all the fashion looks I love and found the in-real-life lookalikes from Miss Em’s. Check ’em out here:

Teardrop Earrings:

These teardrop earrings from Pinterest are perfect for your upcoming wedding or another special event. Here are some from Miss Em’s.

These look just like the expensive pair from Pinterest but cost a fraction of the price – just $12!

Peach Bead Necklace:


Add a pop of color to your winter look with a peach beaded necklace and matching earrings. Miss Em’s has a peach necklace and earrings just like this one – for $20!

Infinity Scarf:

We all love a good infinity scarf – especially when it’s warm and goes with everything! Infinity scarves make it so much easier to throw your hair up in a messy bun and get stuff done when Monday arrives a little too soon! This chunky knit scarf I found on Pinterest is just chunky enough to keep us warm without being too bulky to make us uncomfortable. Thankfully, Miss Em’s has a black infinity scarf just like it.

Reindeer sack:

Want to add some extra holiday cheer with a reindeer sack this Christmas? Sure, there are plenty you can find on Pinterest and other websites to order, but why do that when you can find one from Miss Em’s? This reindeer sack comes with chalkboard elements so you can personalize each bag!

Looking for more style inspiration? Check out Cincy Chic on Pinterest and shop Miss Em’s online collection to find the perfectly affordable accessories to take your winter wardrobe to the next level!

“Thanks for the Memories” Sale at Pizazz!

My dear friend Jan Ranard, whose had her beloved Loveland-based business Pizazz for 15 years, is closing her doors. And when the ending of one chapter comes the start of another – and a HUGE blowout sale this weekend!

Ranard is moving to Florida, where one of her sons lives, and she’s very excited for the new adventure! To send her off the right way, join us at her store this weekend (November 17-19) for her “Thanks for the Memories” sale!

Score 75% off your entire purchase, with some exceptions. Happy Everything, Uno de 50, and Nora Fleming will be 40% off while Coton Colors, Sticks, and Kathryn Collectible Santa are 50% off. Plus, everyone will receive a free gift.

More than just inventory is for sale, though. EVERYTHING is on sale – from the inventory to the fixtures as well as the furniture from her furniture refurbishing business!

The store is open Friday from 10 am to 8 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday from 11:30 am to 6:30 pm.

Pizazz Studio is located at 122 West Loveland Avenue in historic downtown Loveland.

Recap: Miss Em’s Holiday Open House – Cincinnati

Cincy Chic’s Editor-in-Chic brought her two daughters to the Miss Em’s Holiday Open House at the Anderson Senior Center on Nov. 5.

This past Sunday (Nov. 5) was the Miss Em’s Cincinnati Holiday Open House at the Anderson Senior Center, and let me tell you, it was AMAZING! I took my daughters along with me and they had SO much fun.

I love shopping all the jewelry, accessories, and gift items from Miss Em’s, and then also all of the other vendors that were there too!

Lola got a REALLY cool book from Usborne Books where you shine a flashlight behind each page, which then reveals somtehing hidden behind each image. She is OBSESSED!

I’m so glad we stopped by – because not only did I get to spend the day with my girls and check out all of the great items that were at the Open House, but I also got to get a little holiday shopping done for family and friends, all while supporting a local business! PLUS – the event benefitted Cincinnati Children’s where shoppers got a discount if they brought in a toy to donate. I was there at the beginning of the event – when the bin was just starting to be filled, but Miss Em’s Owner Emily says it was completely full by the end of the day, which warms my heart!

There’s another Open House coming up in Columbus at the Worthington Community Center on November 19 from 1-4 pm – so mark your calendars now if you’ll be in the Columbus area! If you can’t make it to the next open house, you can always shop Miss Em’s online or host a Facebook party so you an earn while your friends shop with you!