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Koop Diamond Cutters’ Black Friday Sale

My friends at Koop Diamond Cutters are having a HUGE Black Friday sale on November 24 and 25! You’ll be able to snag some fab jewelry at a great price and even help a good cause in the process!

You’ll not only beat the crowds, but you’ll save 65 to 70% off everything in the store, with some exceptions, including hundreds of custom styles you won’t find in your typical jewelry store!

You can also enjoy free gift wrapping and free jewelry cleaning, so stop by and get your diamonds shined up for the holidays!

Plus, 5% of all proceeds from the Black Friday sale will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation!

Koop is open on Friday from 8am to 4pm and Saturday from 9am to 2 pm. The store is located at 214 East 8th Street in Cincinnati! Learn more at

Leeta Ruth Boutique

Right in the heart of Ludlow, Kentucky, is Leeta Ruth Boutique which just opened in 2016.
Created by a busy mom of two who wanted an outlet for her love of fashion and excitement for Ludlow’s new business development… she envisioned the transformation and restoration of this of historic building into the boutique of her dreams and made it happen.
The name was inspired by two women in her family, proudly pictured on the mantle, Leeta Ruth features clothes and accessories for women – everything from casual to dressy – that are stylish and trendy but still approachable, comfortable and affordable. I actually found them to be MUCH more affordable than most boutiques I’ve been in.
But what I loved most about it is that the owner, Kim, is who runs the shop during their limited hours (which by the way are Tuesday and Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-4) and she’s very good about styling outfits that work for your personality and lifestyle.
Since she personally does all the buying for the store, she will hear what you’re looking for and know exactly what she has in store that would be a good fit. She also has an interesting eye for pairing girly with a little edge. For example, she paired a moto jacket with a casual dress and a dressy skirt that I would have never thought paired well, but they looked adorable together!
I also love that Kim supports other local small business owners like Lexington-based Southern Socks, Cincinnati-based Hank’s Pockets and an amazing local designer Mallory who hand makes clothing from vintage fabrics. Oh and she has a great selection of distressed skinny jeans and leggings — I wanted to buy the whole table. Tons of cozy sweaters, cute tops and great dresses – from casual to formal.
And they change their inventory weekly, if not even more frequently than that. So check back and check back often! You’ll definitely leave there wanting something, if not everything! Learn more on Facebook.

Top 10 Looks for Less

My favorite locally-based accessories site — — not only has super cute jewelry, scarves and gift items, but they’re also hosting an event in Columbus and Cincinnati to bring the site to you in a special in-person shopping experience!

You can also shop online with Facebook parties to earn shopping credits for the site, or fundraise. Learn more about those here.

Just to give you an idea of the adorable things you’ll find on the site (and the even more impressive prices), I pulled 10 of my favorite items currently on the site and their designer lookalikes so you can see how the site is your key to staying on trend without the price tag!

#1 – Blanket Scarf

Miss Em’s: $20

Harrods: $188


#2 – Infinity Scarf

Miss Em’s: $20

Polyvore: $118

#3 – Tassel Scarf

Miss Em’s: $14

Nordstrom: $138

#4 – Clover Earrings

Miss Em’s: $6

Ross Simons: $1,995

#5 – Rose Gold Leaf

Miss Em’s: $12

Stacy Nolan: $1,500

#6 – Mint Cuff

Miss Em’s: $14

Artbox Jewel: $423

#7 – Peach Teardrop

Miss Em’s: $6

Angara: $519

#8 – Tassel Earrings

Miss Em’s: $14

Nordstrom: $35

#9 – Turquoise Bead Necklace Set

Miss Em’s: $23

Saks: $120

#10 – Gold Oval Earrings

Miss Em’s: $6

Wahl Jewelers: $360

Pink House Party July 21!

Exciting news! We’ve partnered up with HOMEARAMA this year to host a super fun event — the Pink House Party! We will have Trouvaille the traveling fashion boutique truck there, with the truck for shopping outside and a freeze modeling fashion show inside, then lots of other pop-up shops, drinks and raffles, all to benefit Pink Ribbon Girls! That’s 5-8pm, and then you can check out all the gorgeous HOMEARAMA homes with even more boutiques featured inside each of those homes! It’s going to be so fun! More details below! Hope to see you there! 


Pink House Party

Join Cincy Chic and HOMEARAMA® for a night of shopping, sips, fashion and fun all to benefit the Pink Ribbon Girls!

When: Friday, July 21, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Where: 7570 Stillwater Drive, Maineville, OH 45039 {clubhouse} GPS: 1295 W US Highway 22 and 3, Maineville, OH 45039

Tickets: $20. Includes swag bag, 1 drink ticket, shopping, mingling, and a freeze model fashion show. Plus, it includes access into HOMEARAMA® {typically $16 at the gate} where there will be additional pop-up shops inside the homes, and a live band playing until 8:00 p.m.! All ticket proceeds benefit Pink Ribbon Girls.

RSVP: Learn more and get your tickets at:


Fashion Show Sponsor: Trouvaille Traveling Fashion Boutique 

Vendor booths: Sparkle for Good, Lipsense with Suzanne Goodpaster

Z Gallerie Now Open in Cincinnati {at The Kenwood Collection}

Back in the day before I watched HGTV or even had a home of my own to decorate, I’d spend hours walking around Z Gallerie (which was in Rookwood at the time) dreaming of how I’d fill my future home with all their fabulous stuff.

I liked their store in particular because it had a great mix of every kind of genre (modern, shabby chic, international, traditional, etc), and I loved the way they styled all their pieces. Gave me lots of ideas!

Then, when we did buy our first home, we got pretty much every piece of decor and furniture from Z Gallerie. It was like years of sending love letters to your classroom crush and then years later finally getting to marry them! haha!

Turns out, I got that pinnacle moment in just in time, because a year after we got everything, Z Gallerie announced that they would be closing their Rookwood store (I was seriously in mourning).

But turn that frown upside down because Z Gallerie is now BACK in Cincinnati in an even bigger and better space! That’s right, on Friday, June 23, they had the ceremonial ribbon cutting, and Z Gallerie officially opened its doors at The Kenwood Collection retail/office project next to the Kenwood Towne Centre in Sycamore Township.

The new furniture and home décor store becomes one of 72 operated by the Los Angeles-based Z Gallerie nationwide, but the only one in Greater Cincinnati.

Z Gallerie is located on the first floor of Kenwood Collection’s retail space. They’re open Mon – Sat: 10 am – 9 pm and Sunday: 12 pm – 6 pm. Learn more at

5 Items You’ll Wish You Had This Spring Break

My intern Alexis Piascik is headed out to Spring Break this week (LUCKY!), so she wrote this as a guest post as a helpful guide to anyone else headed out too! Thanks, Alexis!

Spring Break is right around the corner and I’m sure many of you are itching to get out of the office and into that beach chair that’s been patiently waiting its arrival back into sunlight – I know I am – but one of the biggest questions I always find myself asking in the days leading up is “what should I bring?” and I’ve finally decided on 5 items to keep me comfortable and chic that have locked a place in my suitcase and, in my opinion, should in yours too.

1. These yoga mat sandals from Sanuk

Move out of the way, flip flops, there’s a new sheriff in town. Yoga Slings are all the rave, so naturally, I bought myself a pair and I can tell you it was hands down the best $20 I’ve ever spent, every time the thermostat cracks 60° I break them out and wear them everywhere. The yoga mat soles and cloth straps give your feet a comfortable cushion all around, just like classic walking shoes do, but now they’re stylish sandals that won’t give you that awkward sock-tan.

2. A Floral Sarong

Sarongs are a classic beach cover-up. Being able to tie them so many different ways allows you to go from relaxing at the beach, to perusing the shops, to dinner at a new restaurant without having to change. They’re lightweight, dry quickly, and choosing a floral one will keep you right on trend for spring, without even trying.

3. A Classic Floppy Hat

Between the sand, salt, and sun, you’re bound to have a few unwanted bad-hair-days this Spring Break, but no worries! Spritz a little cold water on your hair and throw on a classic floppy hat and now you’ve just got chic beach waves – while simultaneously giving your face a little extra protection from those harsh UV rays.

4. Linen Shorts

Linen shorts are a perfect addition to your spring break wardrobe. Other than being super comfortable, lightweight, and stylish, linen allows tons of air-flow and is considered a good heat-conductor, meaning it can absorb a ton of water before even feeling wet and will keep you cool all day long.

5. An Oversized Flannel

One thing many of us forget about when packing for spring break is that sometimes it gets cold. I know, hard to believe, but I have the solution! It’s the same solution we use every fall – oversized flannels. They look absolutely adorable tied around your waist during those hot, sunny days, but once the sun sets and the temperature begins to drop, you can just untie it and throw it on and now you’re covered without having to worry about having lugged a jacket around all day.