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Sneak Peek: Miss Em’s Holiday Open House Nov. 5

Man, oh man! My favorite online accessory/gift item site,, is having their annual Holiday Open House Sunday Nov. 5 11am-5pm at the Anderson Senior Center in Anderson Township!

Not only is this an awesome opportunity to see all the HUNDREDS of pieces you can typically only find online — including bracelets, necklaces, earrings, purses, scarves, baby clothes, children’s gifts, holiday decor, and more — but there will also be other fabulous vendors there, too! She has LuLaRoe, Mary Kay, Usborne Books, Scentsy, Lipsense, and Thirty One currently scheduled to be there, and there could be more!

All of the jewelry is $25 or less, so it’s all VERY affordable. But get there early for the best selection. Most of the pieces she carries, she only has one of, so if you get there early, you’ll get the pick of the litter! 🙂

It’s for a good cause too! Bring a new, unused children’s toy worth $10 or more to donate to Children’s Hospital and receive 10% off your entire order from Miss Em’s. This is new! They haven’t done this in years past when I’ve come before, so that’s exciting! Even though the maximum discount you can get is 10% off (so you don’t get multiple discounts for bringing multiple toys) although I’m sure they’d LOVE It if you brought in more than one toy! Hey, it’s a great opportunity to offload the stuff your kiddos aren’t using to make room for all the goodies Santa will be bringing!

Here’s an event recap blog I did after going to one of Miss Em’s Holiday Open House events so you can see some examples of things I found. I included a few pics below of happy Miss Em’s customers wearing their fab finds, and also a sneak peek of some items on her site I’m excited to see in person at this year’s event!

Click here to learn more about the Nov. 5 event and I hope to see you there!

“Miss Em’s” (Emily Smith – second to left) herself, with her family and friends as support at a previous Holiday Open House

Stylist Show at Kenwood Dillard’s

I was asked by ECCO shoes to be on the style panel for an upcoming Stylist Show at the Kenwood Dillard’s this Saturday! Not only will they have yummy refreshments, rewards and a fashion show, but you’ll also get to meet ECCO’s Category Manager, Trisha Cox, who will share the inspiration behind ECCO’s Fall Collection and we’ll discuss how to pair the collection with today’s hottest fashion trends on the panel. I’m so excited! I hope you can join us! See below for all the event details.

Unique Gift Items for Kids from Miss Em’s!

One of the reasons I love shopping with Miss Em’s (other than the fact that she’s locally based and a rockstar #GirlBoss) is that she not only has great jewelry and accessories for ME, but also fun gift items for the kiddos on my list. It’s stuff you don’t see picked over at all the department stores, or worry if they’ll have four duplicates of it under the tree. Here are a few of my favorite unique gift items for kids on!

“How you Doin’?” bib

($13) And there are a TON of other bibs with funny sayings like “Taco Tuesday,” “I’m so fancy,” and a mermaid-themed “Call me on my SHELL phone.”


Santa Sack

($18) This is an oversized canvas holiday drawstring gift sack that features printed holiday graphics and a chalkboard banner so you can personalize it with the kiddo’s name. You can wrap up a bigger item with this, or put several smaller items in it. Helloooo, easy gift wrapping!


Santa Evidence Kit

($20) This is a 6-piece set that includes a reindeer bell, Santa glove, button, glasses and footprint stencil kit with glitter. There’s also a poem on the box explains the discovery magic! So fun!


Countdown Blocks

($20) Make counting down the time until the big day fun AND educational. Plus, it’ll help remind you of how much time you have left to buy all those last minute gifts and get it all wrapped, haha!


Tickle Monster Book

($35) I bought this for my daughter last year at the Miss Em’s Holiday Open House, and it’s seriously been one of my best purchases EVER for her. It’s easily her most-requested book at night time — unlike any of her other books and it always induces the best belly laughs — and I just love the bonding time we get from it.


Buckeye Piggy Bank
($22) Ok, if you have a kiddo on your list who’s first letters were O-H… I-O, then this is the gift for them. And hey, tell them to start saving their pennies for OSU tuition, or at least season tickets for lots of OSU games in the future!


Elf Door

($15) You can’t have an Elf on the Shelf in your house without a door for them to come in, right? This is such a fun idea for your Elf on the Shelf lovin’ littles to spark their vivid imaginations, or if you just want to add something unique to your holiday decor.


Sparkly Time of the Year Onesie

($20, 0-6months) I love getting the little holiday-themed onesies that make the littles look extra super cute for the season. There are lots of cute onesies, socks, and adorable accessories like a bowtie and suspenders set on her site, so check them out, too!

Cincy Chic Partners with Charm at the Farm!

We’re excited to team up with the gals over at Charm at the Farm . Vintage Market for their Charm at the Farm – Fall Market, which is coming up October 28! The Fall Market means you get to shop TONS of local vendors, sign up for DIY workshops, and even get early access with a special VIP ticket! Learn more about the event, these awesome ladies, and purchase your tickets at


Iris van Herpen Exhibit Review

Thanks to my intern, Kelly, for writing this chic review!

Photograph captured by Brooke Genn of Brooke and Wilhelm Photography

What do Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, and Effie from The Hunger Games all have in common? Each of these women have all been adorned by Iris van Herpen’s iconic pieces. Now, you also can experience these priceless collections at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Known for her avant-garde sculptural designs, van Herpen works in collaboration with pioneers of technology, engineers, and architects to make her artistic visions come to life. Due to the complex nature of her designs and the materials used in their creation, van Herpen merged science and technology into fashion by 3D printing pieces in her collections. This innovative approach to design had never before been shown on high fashion runways. It is both beautiful and technical- technically beautiful.

Photograph captured by Brooke Genn of Brooke and Wilhelm Photography


The exhibit commands an air of reverence and awe as you explore both galleries. The dimmed overhead lighting sets the ambiance while spotlights create beautiful silhouettes on the striking pieces; a combination which takes your breath away and makes you feel as if you must speak in hushed tones out of respect for the art.

“For me, fashion is an expression of art that is very closely related to me and to my body. I see it as my expression of identity combined with desire, moods and cultural setting. Wearing clothing creates an exciting and imperative form of self-expression,” says van Herpen of her artistic philosophy.

Photograph captured by Brooke Genn of Brooke and Wilhelm Photography

van Herpen’s artistic philosophy is glaringly evident throughout her fashion collections due to the intention and clear inspirations guiding their creation. Each choice of material, each fold, each metallic detail is purposefully chaotic and invokes a reaction within the self. Everything van Herpen creates is inspired by a unique aspect of life- whether it be cellular, nuclear, magnetic, electric or the very simple magic that is water.

Photograph captured by Brooke Genn of Brooke and Wilhelm Photography

The texture and exquisite nature of the designs begs you to reach out and touch them-it took much restraint to not feel each of the pieces! But do not be discouraged; there is an interactive, sensory portion of the exhibit where you can physically experience the creations.

The exhibit also includes a video showcase of the most recent runways that have been graced by van Herpen’s collections. The shows themselves are performance art; set to heavy, tribal music, each is individual and drastically different all while carrying the same sense of awe and reverence towards what is being presented.

Photograph captured by Brooke Genn of Brooke and Wilhelm Photography

Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion is open to the public at the Cincinnati Art Museum from October 13, 2017–January 7, 2018. For more information, please visit .

Bring Your Mini Fashionista to Bras with Flair this Friday!

Have a mini fashionista? Bring them to “Bras with Flair” at Macy’s Fountain Place on October 6! This SUPER fun night includes an exciting fashion show down the escalator, DJ’ed music, swag bag, refreshments, fun photo booth, bidding on bedazzled bras decorated by local celebrities/artists {paired with spa packages, designer bags, jewelry, flight tickets, etc}, plus a 20% store-wide Macy’s discount, and fundraising activities with all proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen Southwest Ohio! Get your tickets before they sell out at


Chic Peek: Queen Bee Half Marathon

The Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and fun — lots of which you’ll find at the Bee-YOU-Tique expo on Oct 6. Cincy Chic is actually styling the fashion shows throughout the day, so don’t miss those at 1, 3 and 6pm!

Then Oct 7 is the big race day! The course goes through some of Cincinnati’s historic and scenic neighborhoods and along the way you’ll be entertained by dozens of bands and DJs and refreshment zones that will ‘bee’ unique to the event.

When you cross the finish line you’ll enjoy special swag, chocolates, massages, the one of a kind Queen Bee medal and an incredible after party!

And what I love about it is that women of all abilities and fitness levels do the Queen Bee. Not quite feeling up to the whole 13.1 miles? No problem. Buzz through Saturday’s 4-mile event through Downtown Cincinnati instead.  You’ll be done in time to meet your half marathoners at the finish.

Learn more about the Queen Bee Half Marathon and events at

Parkers Blue Ash Tavern

At Parkers, they have all the satisfying stuff like finest prime rib, steaks, burgers and craft beers plus the light and healthy with amazing salads, spectacular seafood and even a wine list honored with the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

But what I love about it here is that they offer as much variety of dishes as they do dining experiences. Stay cool in the summer dining on the newly remodeled Tap Room patio and warm in the winter as you cozy up to one of their wood burning fireplaces. It’s the best place to meet friends for a drink, conduct business, grab a meal to go, kindle romance or celebrate special moments.

They have a newly remodeled main dining room and also private dining rooms – seating 12 to 60 or cocktail up to 100 – so your event can have the perfect setting for things like rehearsal dinners, anniversary parties and business functions.

They host live music regularly, have a Crab Leg night every Friday and then on Sunday they have their famous brunch that people drive from all over to enjoy!

If you haven’t been, or haven’t been lately, come check it out for yourself! Like them on Facebook to stay updated and learn more about them at