Monthly Archives: January 2011

Breaking 20 Something Fashion News: Vera Wang for David’s Bridal and SimplyVera Spring 2011

Maybe just maybe Vera Wang is my half-Asian cousin from Indiana or maybe not, but her clothes and attitude are certainly representing the 20 something girl from the Midwest. Who honestly can go from dressing Chelsea Clinton’s wedding dress to Kohl’s?!

Simply Vera (sorry I couldn’t help the pun)!

Seriously though, her clothes are making me believe in not only designer humanity but the hope for reality chic! Her spring clothing line for Kohl’s makes me want to drool (it’s my job) and with the news of her David’s Bridal wedding gowns out on Feb. 11th it looks like I’ll be renewing my vows after 1 year of marriage (don’t worry invites will be in the mail next week)!

State of the Union Address: FASHION TIPS for the PERFECT JEAN

Don’t forget to stand up and applaud every 2 to 3 sentence.

Alright my after college gals, we all know what it’s like to shop for jeans. It’s an often frustrating catastrophe that leads to you waiting in line at Auntie Anne’s and a smoothie from Orange Julius! Probably not the best moment in our life, but certainly one of the most relatable. In fact, the only thing more frustrating than shopping for jeans is shopping for a bathing suit and needless to say I’ll cover that later on in a more seasonable manner!

Keep reading for FASHION TIPS for the PERFECT JEAN!

Reality Chic’s New Outlook: After the B.S., Graduate to New Style!

In college it’s all fun and beer pong until you graduate! You accept your well-deserved diploma in a weird cape of a dress that more or less represents Judge Judy not the university, walk across the stage in black closed-toed heels and gladly accept the “B.S.” (bachelors of science, of course) that officially enters you into the real world. You’re excited, ambitious, and optimistic of what lies ahead but a little uncertain about the lack of a job and your new “apartment” that is mistakenly identical to your parents house.

Though you have a new perspective on your so-called adult life your not quite sure where you or your style belongs in your 20s. Adult? Sophisticated? Young? Hot? Fiance? Trendy? Wife? Comfortable? Mom? Executive Assistant? Simple? Waitress? Nurse? Teacher? Edgy? Girlfriend? Student?

Whether your 22 or 29, it’s likely you and your liver recovered from the past 4 years of partying and the Ramon Noodles, but the question is….

DID YOUR WARDROBE?

“Dear Fashion Dictator!” Or, “Fashion Tips”

Dear Fashion Dictator,

Just when I was getting used to this cold and bitter winter “you” have been telling me Spring has Sprung! It’s all over department stores, websites, and magazine spreads that read “Spring Fashion 2011″. Photos of patterned skirts with no tights, light weight tank tops, and bright colors. Don’t you know?? I can look out my Northeastern window and clearly see that spring has not sprung, bounced, hippety hopped, or done any other verb.

Continue on…

10 Ways to Look Hot and Still Be Comfortable!

With all the high tech devices, gadgets, and designers does one still really have to trade in comfort for hotness? I mean Americans can launch a space shuttle, create a notepad that comes to life, but still not have a comfortable heel?! Come on!

Whether you’re attempting to impress your husband or your date it’s not everyday we ladies meet someone who is worth losing the sweats for putting on jeans. And with our busy lifestyle comfort is not only practical but necessary. However, it doesn’t mean you have to budge on style.

While each girl has there own personal style, here are some key pointers to keeping the comfort but uping the ante.

Top 5 Clothing Essentials to Buy in 2011

Shopping and buying clothes can be sort of complicated. After all everyone loves a bargain. So when a certain $8 shirt from Forever21 is calling your name it’s one of those weaknesses that one just can’t ignore. However, those little $8 shirts add up, add up, and add up leaving a cotton shrinking mess of a wardrobe and a slightly worn ATM card as the only things to show for your not so fantastic deals.

Now don’t think I’m not encouraging you to going after a bargain, because there are most definitely times for bargains. And no white tee, tank, or cotton v-neck should ever be expensive, but if you are in your mid 20′s or early 30s let’s be honest it’s probably time to stop shopping like a teenager or (cough) 21 year old, hint the former brand name.

As a fellow mid 20s girl I know money isn’t always the cup that runneth over but more the last drink you’ve been saving for. So that is why I’m urging you ladies to save and invest throughout this next year. Before my money-minded husband or on the minuscule chance that Suze Orman runs across this blog and overflows with joy or gets too excited about that previous statement let me explain.

Game: You’ve got 12 months, 5 Investments, and X dollars.

Rules: Each investment must be one of the following: a great brand, tailored to your perfect fit, quality fabric, or you must absolutely love it and commit to wearing it!  They cannot be trendy or cheap pieces but classic ones that will go with the other cheap and trendy pieces in your closet!

Result: 5 Items that will last you multiple years and can be worn for everyday real life events.

5 Clothing Investments for a Casual Girl


5 Clothing Items for a Working Girl


Continue Reading to Find Out!

Style News You Missed: In case you have a life.

Crystal Renn Still Considered Plus Size?!

Crystal Renn poses for Jimmy Choo and Zac Posen.

Trends


There is something to be said about trends. They can turn owls into the “it” animal, past decades into new style, and sadly Shape-Ups into a walking phenom. Though trends run the risk of creating looks like the 80s it’s something you can’t just follow but must choose wisely!

Real Women for Real Fashion

Alright Ladies! Are you tired of on not being represented throughout the fashion and magazine industry, fed up on unrealistic expectations, and fashion tips that aren’t relatable or affordable?

Join Reality Chic’s Movement: Real Women for Real Fashion.

For a time when real women aren’t represented by a runway model, photo-shop, or self-esteem issues.

If you can relate to the statements below: Sign, RT, Share, or Tell a Friend!

Real Women for Real Fashion
By: Reality Chic

  • Real Women who don’t wear sparkle pants to Olive Garden.
  • Real Women who think J.Crew, Banana Republic, Gap, Ann Taylor, L.L Bean, and Lands End Canvas is “high-end”.
  • Real Women who wish our version of silk material wasn’t polyester and nylon.
  • Real Women whose right arm couldn’t fit into a size 0.
  • Real Women who want to see real women model clothes.
  • Real Women whose designer purchase involves a Coach purse on sale.
  • Real Women who want to afford a vacation and still look stylish.
  • Real Women who shop for deals at an outlet.
  • Real Women who post photos on Facebook and do it without retouching.
  • Real Women who want everyday fashion tips.
  • Real Women whose only formal occasions involve attending weddings.
  • Real Women who think Fuggs, Uggs, and Crocs are super ugly but super comfy so we will still wear them.
  • Real Women who are tired of unrealistic expectations expected of girls and women.
  • Real Women who think movie popcorn is so worth the extra calories.
  • Real Women whose fashion risk means wearing red lipstick not leopard pants.
  • Real Women who wonder why pleats and overalls came back before they ever left.
  • Real Women who think Barney’s is a purple dinosaur not a clothing store.

Go to Join Our Movement on the homepage and Add in Your Own Real Woman Statement Below!

I’ll Pass on American Apparel and Their Velvet Onesie Thong!

Wow! I didn’t think it could be done, but leave it to American Apparel to create one of the worst clothing items I’ve ever seen! Introducing the new:

Stretch Velvet Tank Thong

As if a velvet onesie wasn’t enough… apparently adding a thong made the garment.

Thought it’s no surprise that American Apparel would try to pull this kind of thing off. They’re often known for naughty and subjective ads that leave you wondering fashion brand or retro strip club? While they may have super comfy tees I’m going to take a giant leap and say that girls who buy super comfy tees don’t buy onsie thongs or attempt to act sexy while posing in one.

Hard to believe..right?

So while American Apparel is still deciding on how to fix financial woes or whether to be a soft porn site…

I’ll pass!

Needless to say…All sales are final.

A 20 Something Wedding Dress Style Guide

Shopping for wedding dresses is kind of like shopping for a husband. You’re not sure how many you’ll have to date before you find “the one”.

Shopping for the “dress” can be a bit confusing; after all, it’s not every day a girl purchases a wedding gown. With many designs, multiple styles, and no clue what to expect here is a guide for the first time bride!