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Here are some of my favorite posts from Reality Chic Fashion Blog! What to wear, when to wear, how to wear, and fashion tips for 20 somethings.

And The Oscar Goes To…. Angelina Jolie’s Right Leg!

There’s a lot of things to notice at the Oscars, the fancy dresses, the shiny gold statues, George Clooney,  etc…, but last night there was one thing (or body part) that stood out far more than most, Angelina Jolie’s right leg. It could be compared in popularity to the leg lamp from The Christmas Story and the swan dress worn a few years back. After some seriously hard-core posing (in every photo), her right leg stretched out between the long fitted black Versace high slit gown.

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Occupy Fashion Week… And Be the 1%! How Fashion Bloggers Can Get Into New York Fashion Week! (We’ve Got the Step by Step Details.)

Having come from the Midwest, it’s not uncommon to hear people talk about fashion week as if it’s one of those far-fetched dreams none of us will ever be able to achieve. The truth is if you’re a blogger, it’s not all that difficult. I’m here to break the rumor that only New Yorker’s with money, fashion editors like Anna Wintour, or socialites of Olivia Palermo status can get in.

I remember hearing Kelly Cutrone say in an episode of The City (yep, I watched) that it’s not worth going to fashion week unless you’re sitting in the front row. That might be one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever heard. Now granted, maybe if you’re a celebrity it could hurt career if you’re caught standing back with the pack of normal people, but if you’re a normal person standing with other normal people it isn’t going to kill you or your career. In fact, it will help it.

Bloggers Sitting Front Row at Herve Leger by Max Azria


I’m not a fashion blogger that’s going to tell you how to blog your way to the front row. That takes time, effort, publicity, and a heck of a lot of clout. That being said, I can give you specific steps to take matters into your own hands and attend something only a few people get to go to in their lifetime, on a regular basis (as regular as two weeks out of year can be). Consider this post your fashion week pamphlet and me as your fashion blog tour guide. Now, if you could please watch your step and locate the nearest emergency exit… Who’s up for the ride?!

For more, read all about my journey from “Fashion Week on a Budget” to “Occupy Fashion Week… What the 1% Wears.”

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10 Steps on How Fashion Bloggers Can Get Into Fashion Week 

Meet ProFASHIONal: Carley Roney, Co-founder and Chief Content Officer of XO Group Inc., Formerly The

Name: Carley Roney

 Job:  Co-founder and Chief Content Officer XO Group Inc., Formerly The Knot Inc.

Age: 43

Industry:  Communications

Twitter or Facebook: @carleyroney


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Startup Weekend, Entrepreneurship, & A New Fashion Democracy – Righting Style! Go Ahead… Start Exposing Yourself

The dictionary’s definition of an entrepreneur is: a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.

(In other words, we think we can fly hot air balloons across the country.)


What this definition fails to mention is the fact that entrepreneurship is more than managing an enterprise and facing a risk, but that it’s a full on diagnosable disease. At times, it needs to be treated, but there’s no cure. It’s contagious, but people continue to exchange business cards, and if there ever was a definition for bipolar, a startup hoodied, head-phoned eared 20 something’s photo would be smack dab next to it in complete Merriam-Webster style.  

Wondering if you’ve caught it yet? No worries, here’s a list of some of the systems which could include:

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Meet ProFASHIONal: Jessica Quirk, Personal Style Blogger & Creator of the Fashion Blog, What I Wore

Name: Jessica Quirk

 Job: Blogger/Author

Age: 28

Industry: Fashion / Social Media

Twitter or Facebook: @WhatIWore ;

To Buy Her Book:

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Olivia Palermo and the Look for Less

I think it’s pretty safe to say that if you were a religious watcher of “The City”, Olivia Palermo was NOT your favorite person on the show. She was mean to Whitney and rude to every person she interacted with – even Joe Zee (who Erin met this week!!). And honestly, how could anyone be mean to Joe?

We may never know the secret combination of reality vs. scripted television for this guilty pleasure in reality television history, but Olivia was clearly the show’s villain who had only one redeeming quality – the girl can dress.

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Baby Got Back? Or, Padded Underwear?

Over the past decade, a fascination with the so-called “booty” has grabbed the attention of men and women around the globe. It’s likely that at some point you’ve asked a friend the infamous question of whether or not they think your butt looks big, leaving that person with the awkward responsibility of answering yes or no.

“Why I’d Like to Punch Victoria and Steal Her Secret.” Or, “Victoria’s Secret Must Haves.”

Don’t get me wrong. I’m a sucker for Victoria’s Secret swimsuits, bras, and pretty much anything else, but that doesn’t discount the fact that punching Victoria and stealing her secret wouldn’t bring me some delight.

Small Town Girl, Big City Fashion

I grew up in a small town in Indiana of about 1000 people. This was a place where the Town Marshal also served as our substitute teacher, the guidance counselor was my mom’s close friend, and the school nurse and I shared the same last name!

Yes city people…places like this do exist!
You might ask, what does all this have to do with fashion? Well…

“Overall of It!” Or, “Why the Overall Trend Should Go!”

Okay so I wore them too… but give me a break I was in 5th grade and had giant glasses which I also thought were pretty cool. This simply verifying that my “cool” specter might have been a little off. What’s peculiar (yes..I said peculiar), is when a trend such as overalls are coming back before the trend has even fully left (note: the woman I saw at Wal-mart yesterday).Unless you’re working on a farm or conducting a train there isn’t much of a need for overalls in our wardrobe or in public (yes that means YOU too Jesse James).