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12 Days of Seasonably Chic Showcase: Day 10

Last day of double digits in the countdown to the Nov. 6 Seasonably Chic Showcase! Here’s a sneak peek of some of the vendors you’ll see there, and my favorite things they offer!

Kennedy’s Clothier:
As I was browsing through Kennedys Clothier one day, I found out they make custom jackets for women! What woman doesn’t need a chic jacket for a business casual occasion? And, why not make it one of a kind. This jacket was something that really caught my eye at Kennedy’s Clothier because it has a very snazzy plaid with a great pink, black and gray color scheme to it. Kennedy’s Clothier is located in Madeira and is great for the young professional or the seasoned businesswoman. That’s not all they carry there at that boutique. There are also gorgeous evening dresses and shoes that can put some pizzazz to any outfit.

Casa DeLorenzo:
And the custom doesn’t have to stop at your wardrobe! If you are looking for a custom, modern twist on your home decor, this is the place to look. Casa DeLorenzo, located in Oakley in the Design District features some of the most elegant classic and modern custom pillows. It was pretty difficult to pick out which pillow was my favorite but I would have to say the modern design takes the prize. Tina De Lorenzo designs her pillows for your exact taste with an in-home consultation. You can’t go wrong here with the expertise of Tina, and the creativity of your own taste. Featured picture is a set of custom bed pillows done by Tina. I love the elegance and warm color the set brings to the room.

Hammered necklace from Silpada
Hammered necklace from Silpada

Silpada Designs with Jane Klumb:
My mom collects hammered aluminum, so my favorite thing to get her is hammered jewelry from Silpada Designs. My all-time favorite has to be the hammered, matte Sterling Silver Link necklace from the new 2010-2011 catalog. Hope my mom doesn’t read this blog post… if so, try to act surprised at Christmas, mom! haha! I like long necklaces like this because you can get more looks out of them. You can wear them long, or double it up to be shorter and chunkier. You can check out this necklace and more when you see Silpada Designs with Jane Klumb at the Seasonably Chic Showcase!

Purdy Everyday:
I first found out about Purdy Everyday by reading a post on Kasmira’s “What I Wore Today” blog. I checked out her site, and it’s one of the coolest online boutiques I’ve seen in a long time! With everyone trying to be more ‘green,’ this is the perfect place to get really trendy clothing, THAT’S RECYCLED! Not only is it recycled, but also it is reasonably priced. This is a great business that wants to help you learn how to do these types of things as well. This scarf is made out of recycled tshirts! If you have some of your favorite tshirts that just don’t fit or have been worn a bit too long, turn them into a scarf! What better ways to get ready for the holiday season or to just look trendy then by wearing a warm scarf out of clothes you already have? All of the purses that Joy Lagdameo makes are completely one of a kind. She also just came up with an idea call EveryDAYprons for the “Foodie Fashionista.”

The Seasonably Chic Showcase will be on Nov. 6 at The Phoenix downtown from 10am-3pm. This event brings 40 of the Tri-state’s best boutiques and vendors – for women, men, children and pets – all under one roof for one day of spectacular shopping! The best thing about it? It’s free to get in! Just bring in a canned good for the Freestore Foodbank! Click here to RSVP!

Cincy Chic and Locals on Living, an affiliate of the Cincinnati.Com network, have teamed up to give away a prize pack of items from all the Seasonably Chic Showcase vendors that’s valued at $2,500! Click here to learn how you can win it!

PS: thanks to my intern, Drew Ross, for helping me put this blog together.

12 Days of Seasonably Chic Showcase: Day 11

Rachel Lynn Studio "love" wire door hanger ($12)
Rachel Lynn Studio "love" wire door hanger ($12)

As the shopping season comes our way, I always find myself scrambling for great gifts for my loved ones. Well, scramble no more, ladies! At the Nov. 6 Seasonably Chic Showcase, you’ll find gifts for everyone in the family, and maybe even something for yourself! Ok, DEFINITELY something for yourself!  : )

Rachel Lynn Studio
This Etsy jewelry maker will be showing off her best handmade pieces this year. But, prior to making jewelry, Rachel Lynn from Rachel Lynn Studio was inspired by the 70 horses she looked after. Now she only cares for her two dogs but still makes beautifully crafted pieces from wire, fabrics and paint. And I really love the personalized wire name hanger which would be great for any baby shower, house warming gift or even in your own home. I was actually just at an event last week where Rachel was and I saw the “love” wire door hanger and I thought it was a necklace… I asked her if she could change the clasp and make it a necklace for me, so I can’t want to get that! How eyecatching would that be with an LBD and red heels… OH! On Valentine’s Day?!? AH! I’m really excited now!

DeGroot Handbag

DeGroot Handbags
In my book, a great handbag is a girl’s best friend. It’s like a puppy you don’t have to feed. I know I’ve told you about DeGroot Handbags before, but in case you don’t know, DeGroot bags are made by a local gal, Missy DeGroot, who specializes in high-end Italian leather handbags. I reeeeeeeally love her bags. Don’t tell my husband, but I have four and I’m contemplating making it an even five. : ) So, naturally I can’t wait to see the selection of handbags that DeGroot Handbags will bring to Seasonably Chic Showcase.

Here’s a little backstory on Missy: After starting the line 6 years ago, she’s been traveling the world for the most exotic and unique leather and fabrics. These bags have graced the cover of top fashion magazines such as Lucky, In Style, WWD, Accessories magazine, Glamour, Marie Claire and Elle.

It’s In The Details
After selling items on the road throughout the Midwest, founder Brenda Stradley realized there was a huge demand for her unique gifts in Mason, Ohio. She set up shop and has been serving the people of Cincinnati with everything a woman could want. It’s In The Details carries some great girlfriend gifts and head turning trinkets.

They sell everything from accessories, to shoes, to kid’s clothes, to wedding gifts. The boutique also has a wide selection of antique style jewelry at great prices. Below are some of my favorite pieces… they sure will make a statement at your holiday parties right around the corner!

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Antique Accessories from It's In The Details


Scentsy by Cherie Winship
I love using candles around my house. You can get that scent of warm, baked apple pie without even stepping in the kitchen! haha! That’s why I am looking forward to stopping by Scentsy Warmers’ booth to see all they have to offer. These are no ordinary candles, my friends. They actually aren’t even candles, they are a low-watt bulb that melts specially formulated wax slowly, maximizing the fragrance time.

If you’re like me, and like your home smelling like you just finished baking, pick up the Bakery fragrance. Or if you love to smell of your favorite coffee shop, try the Scentsy Café. (I like coffee too much to rely on a candle for that scent… I get it the old fashioned way: From Mr. Coffee! haha!)

Each Scentsy comes in a Warmer which can be customer designed. They feature some beautiful colors, shapes and sizes. You could find a Warmer that matches any room in your house.

The Seasonably Chic Showcase will be on Nov. 6 at The Phoenix downtown from 10am-3pm. This event brings 40 of the Tri-state’s best boutiques and vendors – for women, men, children and pets – all under one roof for one day of spectacular shopping! The best thing about it? It’s free to get in! Just bring in a canned good for the Freestore Foodbank! Click here to RSVP!

Cincy Chic and Locals on Living, an affiliate of the Cincinnati.Com network, have teamed up to give away a prize pack of items from all the Seasonably Chic Showcase vendors that’s valued at $2,500! Click here to learn how you can win it!

PS: thanks to my intern, Holly Hoover, for helping me put this blog together.

12 Days of Seasonably Chic Showcase: Day 12

We’re less than two weeks away from the most fashionable holiday shopping event of the year! The Seasonably Chic Showcase will be on Nov. 6 at The Phoenix downtown from 10am-3pm. This event brings 40 of the Tri-state’s best boutiques and vendors – for women, men, children and pets – all under one roof for one day of spectacular shopping! The best thing about it? It’s free to get in! Just bring in a canned good for the Freestore Foodbank! Click here to RSVP!

To gear up for the big event, I’m doing a “12 Days of Seasonably Chic Showcase” blog series to feature all the vendors who will be involved, and some of my favorite items they’ll have at the event. Today I’m featuring the following vendors:

Votre Vu Duette (click to enlarge)

Votre Vu by Julena Bingaman
Pure Romance with Leslie Hoop
Peek of Chic
JennaClaire Handbag Studio

And here are my favorite items that they’ll have at the show…

Votre Vu: If you don’t know about this new French skincare line, you need to. I met Julena, a Votre Vu rep, about a year ago and she got me hooked. They have everything from tonics, masques and scrubs to some anti-aging frozen serum, but what I love best are their lotions. They’re not watery, oily, heavy or greasy.

New Pure Romance "Bliss" Clothing (click to enlarge)

My favorite lotion is their Duette – it’s lotion, lip balm and a mirror all in one! It’s really convenient to throw in my purse and have everything I need together. My husband’s favorite (on me, of course) is the “TARTE D’AMANDE Soufflé” … his reasoning? “Because it smells like birthday cake!” haha! I guess it’s true, the way to their heart is through their stomach! : )

Pure Romance: While most of their products are made for what goes on between the sheets, Pure Romance actually just launched a new line of products to use when you’re out of bed. Their new Bliss Clothing line launched last year, featuring tank tops, short sleeve tees, long sleeve tees, a robe, hipster panties, hoodies and track pants and two totes. These clothes are very cute and made out of super comfy materials.

Sparkling Flower Collar at Peek of Chic
Sparkling Flower Collar at Peek of Chic

Peek of Chic: This is an awesome local company I recently found out about. They have gorrrrrrgeous jewelry, and a fancy new website too! I love that they have a huge range of jewelry and prices so you can either make an impulse purchase or save up for something a little more substantial. So, in light of that range, I found two things I love, one on each end of the spectrum. On the cheap chic end, I found these $40 tassel earrings (they’ll match the tassels on my sassy new purse!). On the high-end, I found this $505 “Sparkling Flower Collar” which is absolutely stunning. But I have to say, when I first read the name, I thought of cauliflower…. get it…. collar … flower… haha! Oh I crack myself up.

JennaClaire Handbag Studio: We traveled up north to find this boutique for you. They’re located up at The Greene Towne Center in Dayton. My favorite item at their store is their “It’s a Cinch” bag.

"It's a Cinch" bag from JennaClaire Handbag Studio
"It's a Cinch" bag from JennaClaire Handbag Studio

You can get the bag in a variety of patterns and then switch out the cinch belt around it to match your outfit, shoes or accessories. Also, another thing I love about these bags is the interior. Lots of pockets to keep everything organized, in its place and easy to find. The price is $115, but you get to customize every little thing about it. You get to:

* Choose your Main Exterior fabric
* Choose your Belt fabric
* Choose your Shoulder Strap fabric
* Choose your Bag Lining fabric
* Choose your Inner Zip Pocket Lining fabric
* Choose your Inner Patch Pocket fabric

Oh, and the last time I looked at these bags, I discovered a bonus benefit: you can wear the handbag cinch belt as a belt on you! Unfortunately, I tried the belt on and it’s a smidge too small on me. But if you are a size 0-4, the belt would fit perfectly and you’d be able to get even more wear out of your cinch belt! That’s what I like to call winning at life.

Here’s another way to win at life: Cincy Chic and Locals on Living, an affiliate of the Cincinnati.Com network, have teamed up to give away a prize pack of items from all the Seasonably Chic Showcase vendors that’s valued at $2,500! Click here to learn how you can win it!

Save the Date: Seasonably Chic Showcase!

As much as I love shopping, holiday shopping always stressed me out. As I’ve said before, I don’t like to get things people pick out for themselves. I like to put a lot of thought into it and give them something special. Great in theory, but finding those one-of-a-kind things are a full time job.

It wore me out to drive all over town to shop the local boutiques for unique gifts, and the big holiday shopping expos overwhelmed me. I wished there was a happy medium. A few vendors with unique stuff for men, women, grandparents, kids and pets – all under one roof. Annnnnnd it’s useful to see fashion shows when you shop because it gives you ideas for  who would look good in what. Oh, and it’s always more fun to shop when you’re drinking a cocktail. : )

So, I took my wish list for what I’d love to have in a holiday shopping event and created it! It’s called the “Seasonably Chic Showcase.” The second annual event will be going on Saturday November 6 at the Phoenix downtown.

To get you all excited about the event, Cincinnati.com and I put together a giveaway where you can win goodies from our Seasonably Chic vendors (valued at $2,500+!). All you have to do is enter and you might be randomly selected to win! Click here to learn more about and enter the giveaway. Click here to RSVP for the Seasonably Chic Showcase. And click here to RSVP to the brunch ‘n’ learn we’ll have at 12:30 at the Seasonably Chic Showcase!

Seasonably Chic Showcase Invite
Seasonably Chic Showcase Invite (Click to enlarge)

Seasonably Chic Showcase

‘Tis the Season to be Chic! Join us on November 6 from 10am-3pm for a fashionable holiday shopping experience downtown at The Phoenix (812 Race St.). This holiday shopping event will bring all the greatest local boutiques and vendors – for women, men, children and pets – all under one roof!

One canned good, which will be donated to the Freestore Foodbank, is the admission “fee.” The first 100 attendees will receive a swag bag* (valued at $300+) and at noon, 100 more swag bags will be distributed to attendees. Also enjoy complimentary Frisch’s pie tastings, a free brunch ‘n’ learn, fashion shows at 11:30am and 2:30pm, and free gift wrapping!

Platinum Sponsor: Frisch’s Big Boy
Gold Sponsor: Fischer Homes
11:30am Fashion Show Sponsor: LouLou’s Boutique
12:30pm “Botox & Brunch” Sponsor: Kurtzman Plastic Surgery (RSVP here for brunch)
2:30pm Fashion Show Sponsor: Little Liza Jane’s Boutique
Hair and Makeup Sponsor: Sableux Salon & Spa
Swag Bag Sponsor: Widmer’s Cleaners
Auto Sponsor: Superior Automotive Group

Booth Sponsors:
Votre Vu by Julena Bingaman
Pure Romance with Leslie Hoop
Peek of Chic
JennaClaire Handbag Studio
Rachel Lynn Studio
DeGroot Handbags
The Plastic Surgery Group
It’s In The Details
Scentsy by Cherie Winship
Kennedys Clothier
Casa DeLorenzo
Silpada Designs with Jane Klumb
Purdy Everyday
FENNOfashion
Sweet Petit Desserts
Tastefully Simple by Anna Weinel
Elizabeth’s Closet~Baubles, Bling & More!
Nest
Smallprint Jewelry
Holte Eyewear
Elysium Originals
Tracey Vest
Thoma & Sutton Eye-care
Carolyn & Company Dance Productions
Arbitrage Clothing
Tulips On Erie
The Sassy Mama Boutique
Monkee’s of Madeira
Junior League of Cincinnati
Miss Selby’s Soap
The Longaberger Company with Kim Artmayer
Artfully Disheveled
Corwyn Apparel
Go To Gal Cincinnati
Exclusive A Tamra Berry Studio

Click here to RSVP (not required, but appreciated!). The suggested place to park is the Garfield Garage located on 9th St. (cost is $2)

Brought to you by Cincy Chic, an online publication for women in Greater Cincinnati, and Locals on Living an affiliate of the Cincinnati.Com network.

*Swag Bags will not be available until after the doors open at 10am