Category Archives: Reality TV Product Reviews

Video reviews of online stores & products, addressing the wardrobe of a 20 something, and debunking fashion ads will all be featured.

What to Get Your Wife for Christmas? Put a Ring On It! (For the Second Time)

I’m not sure whether it’s the old time Christmas classics, the cheesy ABC Family movies starring 1999 TGIF stars, or endless holiday jewelry commercials, but it’s around this time of the year that I start fantasizing about a new piece of jewelry. There are many 20 somethings, like myself, who have a husband that’s pulled a Beyonce and already “put a ring on it”.

While I love and appreciate the rock on my left hand there comes a point in a relationship (for example 2 ½ years of marriage) where jewelry starts to look appealing once again. It doesn’t have to be in a Tiffany blue box or even diamonds, but a fashion worthy item with enough glitter to catch Santa’s eye or at least your family’s while scooping the mashed potatoes.

Beyonce might sing to the single ladies, but here’s a tip for the married ones…it’s called Clara Kasavina. Their rings are all under $225 along with being handmade in New York. They are sparkly enough to wear out on New Years Eve but subtle enough to piece with a chambray shirt & pair of jeans. So give him a reason (in other words, a detailed list…seriously, here’s the link) to put a ring on it the second time around!

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Still Looking for a Christmas Gift? Let Me Introduce You to Gorjana.com (The Complimentary Piece, Literally)

Still looking for a Christmas gift? This might be a good time to read on…

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(Video Review) Tart Collections

 Finding little or large gems on the web is my not so secret obsession. It can literally make my day when I discover a new boutique, startup idea, or product. So when I ran across Tart Collections I was thoroughly happy. With a mix of trendy items & staple pieces, their clothing represents what I’d like to think would be the ideal collection for many 20 somethings. If you’re one of the “those girls” who landed yourself a heck of a job out of college, take a little time to browse around their site. Their prices may be a little above your typical H&M jacket, but so is their quality.

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Just in Time for Thanksgiving… Jill Zarin’s Shapewear Line “Skweez Couture”

Tis’ the season of eating and eating and eating… Starting a diet after 9 pounds of turkey sounds like a brilliant idea until you remember Christmas is around the corner along with that extra slice of pie. Since Santa, a jolly old man about 90 pounds overweight, is our golden inspiration at this time of year. Our ambitious goals slowly taper off until after the New Year. He can enjoy cookies and milk, so why can’t I?

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Two In One Wednesday!! Meet ProFASHIONal: Kelly Dooley, Founder & President of BodyRock Sport & Check Out Our Review of BodyRock Sport’s Sports Bras!

Name: Kelly Dooley

 Job: Founder and President of BodyRock Sport

Age: 29

Industry: Fitness/Fashion

Twitter or Facebook: @bodyrocksporthttp://www.facebook.com/BodyRockSport

Website: http://www.bodyrocksport.com

People always talk about starting a business. You know the “awesome restaurant idea” or the occasional “fashion line or boutique”, but few actually get around to doing it. Kelly Dooley, on the other hand, did. For those of you doubting yourself because of a lack in technical expertise, look no further!

At some point or another we’ve all been shopping and blurted out the same simple phrase, “I wish they had ___.” So when Kelly found herself saying the exact same thing before running a marathon in Walt Disney World she then decided to create a fun, fashionable, functional, and sexy activewear line, post race, of course.

Not only was I inspired by the fact that Kelly did what most of us dream of doing, but I was also able to test the sports bras themselves. Today, Reality Chic got to do a little two in one action to see just how BodyRock rocks your body! Cue Justin Timberlake and his giant diamond earrings

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Reality Chic on Location in New York City… The Accessorize Fashion Video (They’ve Got Pippa & Now We Have Accessorize!)

My fascination with Accessorize, a British brand founded in London, began pre Pippa Middleton last Christmas when I took a birthday trip into Greenwich Village. Not sure whether the obsession began with the fact that I was shopping on Bleeker Street or that I could actually afford something on Bleeker Street. Either way the more I shopped the more I fell in love and the longer I was there the more I found it socially acceptable to speak in a British accent, which I should probably take this opportunity to go ahead and apologize for. Little did I know that less than a year later I would team up with Accessorize and film a short little bit that not only shows how utterly giddy I become when I shop but also gave me the privilege of sharing just how many hot and trendy accessories they carry with those Reality Chic readers who live outside of New York City. For those already feeling heartbroken, not to worry their online site ships to the US for only $5.

From snoods to wellies and other British things, Accessorize isn’t your 13 year old cousin’s accessory store sporting sparkly feather boas, bedazzled hats, and other rubbish! Thankfully, they don’t act like it either. Their company is highly committed and works closely with the Fair Trade Federation to ensure fair trade practices only to further my likes of the brand. So whether you’re American, British, or follow Piers Morgan on Twitter I’d recommend checking out one of my favorite accessory stores A.S.A.P. Cheerio! (Alright, so I’ll stop with the accent.)

 

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Channeling Your Inner Mad Men? We’ve Got Two Looks from Unique Vintage!

Lately everyone, including television, seems to have a crush on the 1960′s. It’s hard to determine who to blame, the dapper looks of the men or the sexy conservative vibe from the women. Either way leave it to Mad Men, not Justin Timberlake, to bring sexy back. If you’re like me pulling off this style may take more than faking some sort of sophisticated accent while holding an imaginary cigarette. Luckily, Unique Vintage saves you and me from the embarrassment!

This online boutique has anything & everything vintage from flapper dresses to pin up to insanely hot fashion! Pushing this era too hard can look like a costume, but if done right you can literally turn heads. To pull this style off, pair or accessorize one or two vintage pieces with modern/current ones and go anywhere from the office to a wedding to dinner and drinks with friends. So if you’re channeling your inner Betty Draper this upcoming Halloween or want to work 1960 office wear in 2011, by all means have at it!

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Sadee Says, Not Simon, An Online Accessories Boutique Worth Googling! And Yes, My Hair Color Changed Again…

 

I ran across this particular brand a couple months back. I always find that online boutiques have interesting pieces, but since the OOOOOOOO’s at the bottom of a GOOGLE search are exceptionally long great boutiques are sometimes hard to find. Then once you do find them it’s a matter of deciding which ones have quality items & which ones have a good photographer. The one thing I have to say about Sadee Says is that their accessories are individual, artsy, and yes, quality as well. It’s not exactly your Forever 21 or H&M. These are statement pieces that complete an outfit, not accent it. From Vintage Chanel (100% out of my price range) to Necklush (my current weekly obsession) they feature emerging designers in an online boutique setting. If you have a weakness for trendy accessories it’s likely you’ll need your credit card!

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Take a Cue from Lauren Bush- Help FEED the World!

For the sake of keeping up with my current trend of featuring social fashion brands as product reviews (31 Bits, Freewaters, Civic Duty Shoes), I’d like you all to take a look at FEED projects. If you haven’t heard of it by now, it was started by Lauren Bush a former model and the grandchild of George H. Bush. She also recently married Ralph Lauren’s son leaving her with the predicament of being a double Lauren which if you ask me, probably isn’t that bad of a problem to have.

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31 Bits – Jewelry Made from 100% Recycled Paper (My Personal Weakness)

I heart this brand to the point that I’ve already added it to my Christmas and birthday list. Yes people, or should I say family? I’ve begun the making or marking of my official list! I haven’t yet check it twice so don’t hold your breath because it can only mean one of two things: more will soon be added or that I’m not Santa Clause.

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