Category Archives: Fashion Tips, Trends, & Humor

There are multiple fashion outfit ideas for 20 somethings. Find out what to wear and how to wear trends, dresses, and other stylish street looks.

26 Fashion Tips I’ve Learned Over the Past 26 Years!

 

This weekend I will be turning the big two six. I’m not quite sure how I feel about it yet. For one, 26 is one of those numbers where you have no idea what to celebrate. I now can rent a car. I can have a glass of wine. I can…well… do everything that I could pretty much do at 25. And whether that is a good thing or a bad thing I’ve yet to figure out.

Then there is the inevitable thinking back to what you thought you would be doing at 26 when you felt like 26 felt was a lifetime away. Somewhere between junior high and high school I had convinced myself I would be chatting it up with Diane Sawyer and Robin Roberts. Ya know, after my brilliant debut on GMA (Good Morning America) in which we would clearly become friends.

I’ve heard (from Oprah) that your 20′s are for figuring it out. And if that’s the case, I believe I’m at least succeeding or attempting to do just that. The one thing I’m sure of is that I’m wiser than the year before. In which case, why not impart my wisdom (of some sort) with some of the best fashion tips I’ve learned over the past 26 years. So here it goes:

 

1. Put your nails in a bowl of ice water to dry in 60 seconds

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15 Cyber Monday Deals & More From Fellow Fashion Bloggers…

This week on Canopi.me, they are holding their first MISSION. You can find the best Cyber Monday deals uncovered from fashion bloggers across the web.  While I’m pretty sure Cyber Monday is likely another marketing ploy to make us all feel as if we need to continue to shop after Black Friday. I still, unfortunately, can’t help but to look at them all! So in other words, I’m a sucker, but a budgeted sucker that is. And lets be honest that’s the best type of sucker to be outside of the ones with gum in the middle.

I have collected 15 Cyber Monday deals across the web for you to enjoy and shop from your own home or work desk… whichever. However if you want to see more Cyber Monday finds, go Canopi.me and click on Cyber Monday to look at the other deals fellow fashion bloggers uncovered!

 15 Cyber Monday Deals & More From Fellow Fashion Bloggers

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Fashion Bloggers Uncover The Best of Cyber Monday on Canopi.me

There comes a time in every girls life where she has to make a decision… to fight or not to fight… for shoes. And last night at 2 a.m. my decision had been made. I weaved in and out of a storming crowd of women. You know the ones, you’ve seen them in the SNL skits right next to Oprah’s audience, and I’m pretty sure they were all there.

After discovering a pile of shoe boxes stacked 4 feet high, I turned the corner and victoriously started running in slow motion with 3 boxes of boots secured in my hands while Queen’s “We Are The Champions” played over the loud speaker. Alright, lets be real. Christmas music was playing over the loud speaker.

Luckily for you, Canopi saves you from having to make a decision. Instead fashion bloggers uncover the best Cyber Monday deals while you shop from the comfort of your own home minus all the crazies. Seems like a much more logical scenario, right?

On Sunday or Monday while your browsing the web stop by Canopi.me and click on Mission: Cyber Monday to see the top Cyber Monday posts featuring deals uncovered from fashion bloggers all across the web!

You get a deal and you get deal… Everyone gets a DEAL! Just call me the Oprah of the web.

Cheap, Easy, & Under 25

Okay, it’s not as creepy as it sounds but at least got your attention and for those creepy fellers who have stumbled upon this blog… please leave now. As for everyone else I’m excited to show you the cheap & easy finds all under $25.

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How to Find & Follow Bloggers? We Got the Answer!

 

 

Three years ago around this exact time I started a little fashion blog known as Reality Chic out of an attempt to figure out what I was passionate about. Fast forward a rough year later after not being able to find a job and two more years of one of the worst recessions our country has ever seen, and I decided to create my own by starting a company called Canopi.me.

I discovered that readers didn’t know where to search when it came to blog content. In other words there was no “library for bloggers”.  Not to mention there were all these bloggers like myself who had troubles figuring out how to get someone other than their mom and Facebook friends to read their site. So that’s when we came up with the concept that was formerly known as Righting Style and is now known as Canopi.me

While I was creating a job for myself, not to mention my husband and co-founder who decided to quit his Fortune 500 position to come onboard, we decided to develop one place where people could go to find, follow, & read blogs.Canopi.me, is an online community of bloggers and readers across a variety of interests and categories. Readers can find new bloggers and follow their favorites, all in one place. Bloggers can get a jump start, hone their craft, and gain recognition. Sound like the best of both worlds? It is!

 

When I’ve been slacking on recent posts via Reality Chic you can at least know it’s all been in good faith to bring you something better than I’d ever be able to create alone. And now I can finally invite all of you into what’s been keeping me mum for the past year along with encouraging you to Sign Up on Canopi.me’s beta site. While we’re officially live, we’re still in the middle of fixing and adding things to our site. Feel free to send us any feedback you may have. Can’t wait to see you under the Canopi…

 

    

4 Quick & Easy Halloween Costumes!

Somewhere between 7th grade and college, dressing up for Halloween became cool again. Unfortunately, princesses turned into erotic maids from Party City and Power Rangers turned into some kind of inside joke that likely stood for some sort of innuendo. Once you move on from the dorms it becomes a little less about the sexy cat and more about costume ideas with humor and/or pop culture relevancy behind them. However, let us not forget when you’re in your mid 20s dressing up on a budget is really what hails you a Halloween success. The challenge:  a decent costume on a budget. Outside of the tutu, it’s likely each of the outfits below could possibly be pulled together with things you might already own or at least could buy under $25.

The hipster is a go to pop culture icon. Just carry around your iPhone with ear buds and throw some peace signs while instagramming it.Duh!  If you’ve seen Ellen it’s likely you’ve heard of Sophia Grace & Rosie. All you need is a microphone and a hype girl. Don’t be surprised when your expected to rap some Nicki Minaj later in the night. If you’re in a last-minute bind, attempt the Rosie the Riveter look. Pop your collar with a blue button up, add a bandana, and don’t forget to flex. Last but not least is the ever so classic Where’s Waldo. This is always fun when there is more than just one of you!

What to Wear as a Teacher! 7 Teacher Looks on a Teacher’s Salary… (Part II)

School has officially started and I can’t help but notice that one of my old posts What to Wear as a Teacher! Teacher Looks on a Teacher’s Salary! has suddenly taken off. Much has changed since I wrote that post back in 2010, and I thought it was perfect timing to do a little update for all my devoted teachers out there. So here’s a postlude to the What to Wear as a Teacher Series (Part II).

Outfit #1

 

 

 

Notes:

Don’t be afraid of wearing patterned pants to teach. They are trendy, yes, but they are also professional. The cut to this pant is actually quite flattering on most figures.

Target Shoes ; Forever 21 Necklace ; H&M Pants ; Kohls Blouse

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The Best Hair Stylist In Cincinnati (Also My Brand New Super Blonde Look)

Anyone who knows me, knows that I have a full blown slight obsession with changing my hair color. If they don’t know me, they soon figure it out after a couple of months. I think it started when my mom finally allowed me to highlight my hair back in 8th grade, and I’m pretty positive it won’t end until I’m laying in my coffin at which point I’m stating right here and now on my blog that when death is knocking at my door someone better make sure my hair looks good! With that morbid statement, it’s not really a surprise I have this little habit especially after watching my great grandma, who oddly enough had a pretty brown head of hair even at 90 years old. I like to think hair dye is a little gift from God as you might have guessed from the photos above.

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I Can’t Live Without My… (10 Of My All-Time Favorite Fashion Items)

Don’t be fooled by my constant change in hair color. Ironically, I’m slightly a creature of habit. Once I find something I like I can’t seem to let it go. To put this in perspective, I’ve been ordering the same chicken nachos at local Mexican restaurants since I or my friends can remember. I’ve been watching Good Morning America with Diane Sawyer and without, since I was in high school. I’ve worn the same Target Heels to Fashion Week 3 years in a row. And, I continue to eat with my left hand because I was told in 2nd grade it would make me a better basketball player. I suppose habits die hard.

When it comes to fashion I often get asked what I would recommend. It just so happens that I have 10 style items that have become quite the habit in my wardrobe. Since I can’t live without them, I’d advise that you don’t either. P.S. Try the chicken nachos they really are… that good.

1.  Madewell Skinny Skinny Jeans

The best jeans ever!! They’re the perfect length for tall girls and are insanely soft. I live in these, no joke.

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Get Your Complete Fall Wardrobe Under $35 at Target!

I truly believe that Target holds a special place in most of our hearts, or wallets, but mainly our hearts. Since most of us 20 & 30 somethings have a budget we’re still balancing it’s the perfect place to add fall items into your closet while still leaving room for toilet paper and trash bags.

The thing you normally have to watch for at stores like Target is the quality of the items. So I took the time to make a trip down to Target this past weekend and verify these items in person while standing strong and walking away with only one. Did I hear some sort of applause? Listen, walking away with only one item was a big deal. Though I have to admit, items have certainly been added to my birthday list as well. Yes, I still make birthday lists.

Below are your fall essentials verified by Reality Chic and all under $35 at your local Target.

Red Blazer $34.99

Everyone needs a blazer this fall and red just so happens to be the hot color of the season.

Anorak Jacket $34.99

So this item made did make it into my car. It’s the perfect go to fall jacket and mine just so happens to be in purple.

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