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Pure Romance Warehouse Sale starts February 8!


Get ready for some romance, ladies! Pure Romance, that is! 🙂 That’s right, it’s time for Pure Romance’s annual Valentine’s Day Warehouse Sale!

The sale will kick off on February 8 and run through February 14. The Loveland-based warehouse will be open from 10-8 p.m. every day of the sale. This year is also Pure Romance’s 20th Anniversary. So, to celebrate, the sales this year promise to be bigger and better than ever!

By attending, you’ll have access to the most popular items, limited edition Valentine’s Day bundles and the newest collection that just launched in January.

While you’re there, I recommend checking out one of their new beauty products called “Lip Locked.” The two tubes of flavored SPF 15 lip balm are for two pairs of lips. Yours and your special someone’s! Put them together and you’ll get one intense lip lock! The balm lets you mix flavors to make kisses more electrifying than you ever thought possible! ow ow! 🙂

The Pure Romance Warehouse is located at 150 Commerce Blvd in Loveland. Happy shopping! 

Thanks to my intern Sara Elliott for helping put this blog post together!

Pure Romance Adds Lingerie to Lineup

Pure Romance recently unveiled a brand new lingerie collection, featuring seven new designs. The new collection includes babydolls/robes, slips, and body stockings. From looking at the site, it looks like they come in a wide range of sizes (S-4X), with pieces designed to flatter many body types.

About three years ago, I wrote about Pure Romance launching a clothing line called “Bliss.” I don’t see that on their site any more, so I’m assuming they discontinued it. It was more t-shirts, yoga pants, and comfy PJs. Personally, I think the lingerie is a better fit for their business, so I’m excited to see how this takes off.

Check out a video below to see all the lingerie designs!


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!

Me, Myself and I

Oooooh, my first blog on Cincinnati.com’s fabulous new LOL network. How do I start? What shall I say? And most importantly: What should I wear when writing it?

Michael Stars scoop neck little black dress from Missy and Jack
Michael Stars scoop neck little black dress from Missy and Jack

Well, let’s just get this started on the right foot here. It’s chic. Not chick, cheek or schick. I picked that name for my Web site, CincyChic.com, two and a half years ago because it simply says so many things all in one little cute and compact word.

It’s not too old, not too young, cute but not cutsie, classy but not stuffy, fashionable but not flamboyant, polished but not pompous.

But I’ve quickly learned that chic is the most mispronounced and misunderstood word in the English language. In fact, a man recently called our office – who thought it was “Cincy Chick” – and asked how much our “services” were. But I digress.

So…now that we’re clear on that… Cincy Chic. That’s what I get to do for a living! *pinching myself* I manage an online resource for women in Cincinnati. On the editorial side, we feature weekly articles about health, beauty, fashion, social and career topics and on the events side, we have ladies nights, lunch ‘n’ learns and philanthropic events.

 The statement necklace from Missy and Jack
The statement necklace from Missy and Jack

Coming up with new event ideas and unique people, products and services to write about is my main job responsibility. As you will see, I find them in the most peculiar places. Women’s restrooms are my favorite.

This week, I found a little chic for everyone: Me, myself and I. All three looks are from the Michael Stars fall collection that just arrived at one of my favorite boutiques in Deerfield Towne Center, Missy and Jack.

For the LBD-wearing, cocktail sipping Y.P. “me”: Scoop neck little black dress ($72) that can go from the 9-5 to happy hour. With the help of a blazer or vest on top or crisp button-down oxford underneath, it’s perfect for the office. Then, it’s ready for a night out with some chunky beads, cinch belt and a matching clutch.

Michael Stars brown dress
Michael Stars brown dress from Missy and Jack

For the debutant, I-drink-tea-with-my-pinky-up “myself”: The statement necklace ($45). This piece knows it’s special. It knows that it can single-handedly transform an outfit from drab to fab. You certainly couldn’t wear this with a t-shirt and jeans. It’s a special occasion piece for sure.

For the cute but comfy, simplistic but stylish “I”: The brown three quarter length sleeve dress ($79). I can see this with my camel colored kitten heels at the office, ballet flats for a casual brunch with the girls at Greenup Cafe or in cowboy boots at a Jewel concert.

Might I just add that right down the street from this boutique is where I work out (Keep it Tight Fitness). Every day I go to work out with my two trainers (Melissa and Tawnia), I always think about all the new things I’ll be able to fit into next door at Missy and Jack! haha… Man, for a Ft. Thomas KY girl, I sure do spend a lot of time in Mason!

James Free Jewelers sports cufflinks (Tokens & Icons, $165)
James Free Jewelers sports cufflinks (Tokens & Icons, $165)

I also discovered some cool gifts for people other than me, myself and I. I was at an expo event and ran across James Free Jewelers and they had the cutest cufflinks. My husband, Pete, is on the news so he’s always wearing suits and loves fun cufflinks. These are so cool because they’re made of real baseballs, golf balls and footballs!

They’re a little pricey (Tokens & Icons, $165) but worth it if you have a sports fanatic you need to buy something special for. And Pete, if you’re reading this, try to act surprised when you get the golf cufflinks for Christmas!

I also just learned that Pure Romance is expanding their brand. Instead of being in the business of making you want to tear your clothes OFF, they’re now in the business of putting clothes ON you.

"Bliss," Pure Romance's new clothing line
Pure Romance clothing

The Pure Romance rep I talked to said their new clothing line called “Bliss” just launched. The clothing catalog was hot off the presses, so I snapped a couple pics of it. She didn’t have any clothing examples in-hand yet (only available in pre-order right now). The catalog was only about 10 pages long, so it’s not a ton of stuff, but what they had was cute. Kind of had a Criss Angel-meets-Girls-Next-Door feel to them. Wait, that already happened.

Stay tuned for my next post, which will be about some tres chic new espadrilles to hit the market in 2010 from the last company in the world you’d expect to actually make something fashionable.