It’s funny how things change when you become a mom. Pre-Lola, my Instagram feed was all world traveling style bloggers. I still have them too, but now I follow kids clothing designers, boutiques and mommy bloggers. One of those kids clothing boutiques that I now follow is Spotted Goose in Oakley. They always post the cutest outfit ideas and just posted this event that’s coming up! What a great idea — because everyone knows that school pics never turn out well. This is a way to get lots of cute pics of your little one as they head back to another year of school! More details on their Instagram feed! https://instagram.com/p/6ajK-WSheN/
One of my good friends, Amanda, just opened a bigger and better location for her business, Bella Rey Salon, in Oakley on Brotherton Road. To celebrate and break in the new digs, she’s hosting First Friday at Bella Rey Salon on August 1.
Sisterluv Boutique will be in attendance to show you the hottest boutique fashions and accessories and all of her summer items are being marked down just for this event!
You can also pick up a new piece of jewelry for yourself from Cora Lane Jewelry. The salon is bringing the one-of-a-kind pieces back after they were such a hit during the holidays.
Nancy Dawson and her amazing beauty abilities will be there with her business FACEing to help you find the perfect hues for your face. She’ll also have her latest lip and brow collection on hand… and faces I’m sure! 🙂
Interested in Botox? Kurtzman Plastic Surgery will be there and is offering a pretty amazing discount just for First Friday! You can get Botox for $225 a site and the best guy to get the job done!
Make sure you’ve penciled in some time on your Friday night to check out this awesome event and to help celebrate Bella Rey Salon’s awesome new location! Click here to get all the event details! Congrats Amanda! 🙂
I had SO much fun at this past Saturday’s Women’s Health Expo at The Phoenix downtown! We had more than 600 RSVPs and they enjoyed free mammograms, tasty (and healthy!) treats, a crossover fitness fashion show, free physician seminars, and 40+ vendors to shop with and learn from!
Here are a few highlights of the event for me… of course, the fashion show was awesome. The clothing was by Turn It On Fitness, which I blogged about a couple months ago here and we wrote about here in Cincy Chic. The line was created by former Ben-Gal cheerleader Juetta West and was designed by Project Runway star (and Dayton native) Althea Harper. The idea is that it’s clothing that’s functional enough for the gym and fashionable enough for everywhere else! The models in the show came out in pairs – one styled with the “fitness” look, and one styled with the “fashion” look – and it really helped to show how you could easily transition each piece.
Then, I stopped by to see “My Health Coach Zach” (we recently wrote about him here in Cincy Chic) who gave me great advice about tweaks to make to my nutrition to increase my chances of getting pregnant… shortly after his coaching, I got preggo, just sayin’! 🙂 He and I chatted about some things we can do to get my husband feeling better from his RA symptoms, and he suggested a new type of test he offers that can test for any food allergies that you may have. My husband’s RA tends to flare whenever he has gluten, so Zach was thinking maybe some other allergies might be flaring him up too! Apparently, they just take your blood and test it that way, which sounds easy and painless enough. So, I’m going to look into getting him that food allergy test asap!
Then, I ran into the gals from Owl Be Sweatin’. We’ve written about them a couple times in Cincy Chic, and they’re good friends of a friend of mine, but I had never met them before or seen their headbands in person before. Holy cow do these headbands work well! They’re adjustable, non-slip headbands made in a variety of colors and patterns. Because you can adjust them to perfectly fit you, you don’t get those headband headaches. And they’re only $16! What a great concept! Definitely check them out!
Last but not least, I stopped by to see the girls at DEFINE studio, which just opened in Oakley (we wrote about them in Cincy Chic here). They were telling me about their “revolution” classes that they do that are a unique twist to spinning classes. Dark room, upbeat music, incorporating choreographed movements with super effective isometrics. I used to be a Spin instructor a few years ago and I was in the best shape of my life when I was doing it. So, post-baby I’m definitely going to have to go check that out!
Make sure you’re subscribed to Cincy Chic to be the first to know about all our upcoming events so you don’t miss out on great ones like this expo was!!
I just got an email from Trend Boutique – who is sponsoring our June 1 LBD event – about the sale they’re having today and tomorrow to celebrate three years in business! We actually just featured Stephanie, the owner of Trend, here in Cincy Chic to see how she juggles being a new mom and business owner – great read, so definitely check it out!
According to the email, you can get 20% off of your entire purchase Thursday May 24th and Friday May 25th! Definitely check them out and take advantage of this sale – they’re in the newly revamped Oakley Square! Enjoy!
Join the Oakley community for the second annual Oakley Holiday Celebration on Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 starting at noon. It’ll be a fun way to spend the day enjoying the holiday happenings, all while supporting the Oakley Community Revival post-construction (thank GAWD that’s done!!)
There will be free horse-drawn carriage rides, free pictures with Santa, Christmas trees for sale on the square, and more.
Nest Gifts, one of my favorite shops in Oakley, just announced that it’s moving to Hyde Park Square. Their announcement says the new store will be open in November, and until then, everything at the Oakley store will be discounted to move.
Comes at a perfect time because Nest has lots of great gifts… get your holiday shopping done early at the sale!
Here are all the details I have right now:
Shop Oakley for Exclusive Moving Sale Discounts
Nest Opens 3439 Michigan Ave November 2010
Exclusive Moving Sale Bonus 10% OFF Entire Purchase
20-40% Store Fixtures, Accessories and Gifts.
Join the Nest List for future announcements: www.nestgifts.com
Just got news that the Brush Factory is opening a new retail location in Oakley! I’m so excited for them! Their space in Brighton is truly amazing, so I can’t wait to see how they’re going to top themselves at this new location!
We did this Cincy Chic story on the Brush Factory back in January. Then they were at Cincinnati Fashion Week (they were my #6 favorite look of the show!). And now they’re opening a second location! Yay for them! Here’s the info I just received … hope to see you there!
Brush Factory Presents:
A new retail location opening celebration in the Oakley shopping district!
Soft Opening Celebration
3227 Madison Road
Friday September 3, 2010
7pm – 10pm
SHOP + MUSIC + SPIRITS
I grew up on the West Side so I can say this: The West Side is NOT the best side when it comes to fashion. (however, if you’re looking for a bank or a church on the West Side, you’ve hit the lottery! haha!)
Between Oakley, Hyde Park, Madeira and Montgomery, the East Side is bustling with boutiques galore. The West Side? Not so much. That is, until now.
An adorable fashion boutique opened up on Bridgetown Rd. on the West Side (in the heart of Bridgetown), but under the misleading name of “Uniforms for Moms.” They don’t carry uniforms or maternity clothes, which the name would lead you to believe. The owner luckily has good friends and clients who told her the name of her boutique was a really, really ridiculously bad decision. So, she’s in the process of changing it to “LouLou’s Boutique,” named after her late mother.
I didn’t actually go to the Uniforms for Moms/soon-to-be LouLou’s Boutique store. She was at a shopping event I was at last week at the Western Hills Country Club.
She had some incredibly cute clothes and shoes at pretty affordable prices (i.e., I got an LBD for $30ish). It appears that the owner really focused on fashionable comfort. I loved her dresses, especially. Flattering and trendy silhouettes, but made out of really comfortable, wearable fabrics like cotton with lycra for a little give.
I fell in love with a comfortable cotton little black dress (see pic to the left). I also fell in love with a denim dress, but for some reason restrained myself and didn’t get it. I’ve been thinking about how great it looked, and how much I’d wear it, so I’ll probably make a visit to the store soon to snatch that up.
I took a few pics of the racks they had at the event to give you an idea of the kinds of clothes they have there. Definitely no mom jeans or uniforms here!