Tag Archives: trends

Snow Gear Essentials for Less

The snow has finally come to Cincinnati… barely. And a day late of Christmas I might add. But I’ll take something over nothing, and I’m banking that there’s a lot more to come. And while I love looking at the snow from the comfort of my house wrapped in a bundle of blankets, I don’t enjoy venturing out into the cold as much.

It’s important to have the essential snow gear items handy when it comes time to pack on the layers and stay warm. Some of my essentials include a pair of warm gloves that still allow me to function and text. These gloves from Urban Outfitters look and feel warm, and still allow your fingers to function with your phone.

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What To Wear: Oxblood Oxblood Everywhere!

If there’s one trend that is absolutely everywhere this season, one trend that every single fashion expert, blogger, editor and lover can agree is THE hit for fall, one trend that nobody can seem to get enough of, it’s oxblood.  Walk into any store, and I mean any store at all, and you will see at least one thing in oxblood.  I’d bet at least 5 things to be more accurate.  This burgundy hue is all the rage, and for good reason.  It’s colorful enough to make your wardrobe pop, dark enough to fit perfectly into the warmer, earthier tones that are synonymous with fall, edgy enough to be considered fashion forward, and subtle enough to incorporate it into outfits necessary for a corporate atmosphere.

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Look for Less – Your Guide to Summer Style

With so many fun events and things to do this summer, I’ve compiled a guide on stylish looks for less so you’ll look great at all your summer events and outings.

Summer is baseball season, and who doesn’t love a trip to the ballpark to celebrate?! Add some all-American style with some denim shorts, a cute patterned red and white tank, your team’s baseball cap and some flip flops for the perfect ballpark look.

Baseball cap - $19.00; Short shorts - $19.95; Tank - $15.00; Flip flops - $18.00


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Even Alexa Chung Is Doing It? How to Consignment Shop!

As a fashion blogger I am clearly aware of the stigma that comes with the title. The thought that I am always put together, judge mental of others clothes, and only buy fashion worthy apparel are probably three of the common misconceptions that kind of make me cringe.

What makes Reality Chic different is that I am not afraid to say that I am sitting on my couch writing this blog while wearing mismatched pajamas, if you can qualify pajamas by sweatpants and an old high school t-shirt, all while wearing no make-up and fully aware of the fact that I haven’t yet bathed today.



Smashion Lounge Interview with Reality Chic!

Thrift America Tips from Alexa Chung!

Attention Granddaughters! How to Wear Tights!

Even though Grandmothers everywhere have petitioned, nagged, and pinched our cold winter legs for years, fashion has once again made wearing those itchy tights better known as hosiery COOL! Tights have taken a bit of a fashionable turn since our grandmothers once wore them, but they are still a classic way to show off our legs and stay warm while doing so!

With multiple colors and patterns to choose from there are some rules that simply need to be established! Don’t allow your legs to literally walk a fine line!

How to Wear Tights

Effortless Chic… Layers, Knits, and More

When thinking of cooler weather, hiking, or apple orchards visuals of  L.L Bean, Eddie Bauer, and Lands End ads all come rushing to mind.  However, capturing this effortless outdoorsy look in a modern way can be somewhat difficult meaning:

It’s sort of like having to put on make-up to look natural…Looking effortless takes some effort!

This fall season it’s all about layering, belting, and looking comfortable! Think comfort over style and you’ll end up looking chic!

How to achieve this Outdoorsy Rustic look?

“Revenge of the Nerds!” Or, “Outfit Ideas for School.”

Being a so called bookworm was once thought of as Nerdy..Geeky..Dorky, but like always what goes around comes around.  And though Sue Sylvester (Glee) might not agree, being a Nerd isn’t so bad minus the occasional slushy in your face! With intelligence on the rise or at least the “look of it”, taking ownership of your Nerdism is most definitely the way to go!

However, having to pull off this particular look can leave you walking a fine line. One might wear a Harvard or Yale tee and avoid the question of “When did you attend?” Only to answer by saying “Yesterday, when I bought this shirt from Target!” Or one too many steps which can leave you looking like Violet..Remember Screech’s Girlfriend from Saved by the Bell? Let us observe…

3 Trends Even a Hot Chick Can’t Pull Off..So Don’t Try!

Even if you’re the cutest little thing on this planet that doesn’t mean you’re immune to terrible trends!

Giant Belts

I’m all about wearing a bulky belt to cinch the waist. After all, they’re in style, they help build the appearance of curves, and accentuate a smaller waist. However, when wearing an abnormally large size belt that makes you or someone on the street question whether you’re planning to do extensive squats, just won “Worlds Best Wrestler” (because obviously that’s not something to joke about), or sport a groovy (yes I just said groovy) retro back brace… then you and your hunk of a belt have serious issues. Instead stick to the chic mid-size belt! Trust me on this one.

Call Me Crazy…Or Don’t?

Is it me or is this hot August weather making everyone a little off-pudding?!

First, it was the man who stepped onto the sleepy and quiet bus after the 3rd stop this morning and proceeded to yell at everyone for having their I-pods up too loud all while placing giant Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones over his head. It took everything not to say “Excuse me Sir Crazy, while you’re landing a plane let the rest of us ride in peace.” Did I mention that he chose to sit next to me?

Translation Please…Updated Runway Looks for Under $100!

Only on the RUNWAY can you catwalk but not actually walk a cat, get a job based on your size because apparently it does matter, and be covered head to toe in fur while acting like everything is perfectly normal.