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Monday, June 29, 2009

17 Pieces, 14 Looks has come out with their summer edition of mix-n-match items and it's AMAZING! I obviously can't take credit for this, but for those of you who aren't on their mailing list I thought I would pass the info along.

Click Here to browse all of the looks
Friday, June 26, 2009

Cute Buys For Summer

Hey RemChic readers!

I'm back into the swing of things, and here is a great blog on how to jump-start your wardrobe for this summer. I'll give you all the pieces that I think are great for summer and explain why. Hopefully you can take my advise and turn these pieces into your own inspiration! The best part is...everything here is under $100!! Enjoy!

Printed Top!
Forever 21 Printed Slub Ruffle Top

Prints are very in this summer and are a great way to bring color and whimsical flair into your wardrobe! The best thing about these kinds of tops is you can pair them with a lot of different solids such as...
*High waisted skirts! (see below!)
*Denim! (shorts of jeans for night
*Light, solid jackets or cardigans (see below!)
Printed tops are a great way to transition from day-to-night. When trying to wear at night, pair printed tops with a long, fun necklace. I prefer gold tones, but whatever you prefer is fine!

Light Color, Light Material, Solid Jacket!

Anthropologie Asymmetric Architecture Jacket

Jackets are something most people don't shop for in the summer, but I definitely beg to differ. Most people travel a lot during the summer, and let's face it- airports/planes are chilly! Having a nice light jacket can help you transition to-and-from many places. Also, people are out-and-about more after dark during the summer, and depending on where you are it might be a bit chilly! Not enough to need a coat, but a jacket would be nice. I own this jacket and its very light weight. If you are interested in purchasing it and need a frame of reference I am 5'3", 115 lbs and I purchased a size 2.

Going with a light color is a must! First, it will bring out the sunkissed tones in your skin associated with summer. Second, you do not want a fall or winter look. This is a summer jacket!! Stick with whites, ivories, and light beiges. If you are fair skinned, go for more of a taupe because the really light tones will blend too much with your pigment. Third, summer is warmer and darker colors attract the sunlight.

Tulip Skirt!
These are all the rage this season. I'm actually including a few examples because you can really find a lot of versatile styles. The cardinal rules are as follows...
1) The skirt should fit on the smallest part of your body- your waist! This is a VERY important fit. If you go too big it will hang on a bigger part of your frame, making you look heavier than you are.
2) If you go solid on top, go print on the bottom.
3) If you go print on top, go solid on the bottom.
4) If you do solid top AND solid bottom, pair colors that contrast!

.....basically, watch fit and color pairing
American Apparel Polyester Micro-Fiber Tulip Skirt

Urban Outfitters Silence & Noise Tulip Skirt

Pool Cover-Up!
Some fashion experts might disagree with me on this one, but I believe that a beach or pool cover-up should be multifunctional. You should by a cover-up that was designed and intended to be a cover-up. However, the type of cover-up you choose to buy should be one that you feel confident you can throw on over your suit and go into a casual restaurant for a burger, ice cream parlor, etc. 

Here is what I would not go for...
*mesh or any other see-through fabrics
*something that just looks like a frumpy t-shirt, cover-ups are generally looser, but don't go oversized
*terry cloth...this is really outdated, and it looks like a towel you sewed into a dress/tunic.
*fabrics that are not waterproof, or will take a long time to dry. if you follow what I say above, and find a cover-up that's made to be a will be fine

Gap Seashore Hoodie

A Romper!
These are super chic IF and only IF they fit you properly. Rompers are something I do not feel you should order online. The reason for this is because an ill fitting romper can make you look like a 7 year old or pregnant. I would also try and find more refined materials, not cotton.

Bellatrix Printed Silk Romper

This would look adorable with black patent pointed toe pumps. Throw your hair up and dance the night away!
Monday, June 15, 2009

Taking a Short Break =)

Hey everyone! RemChic will be taking a very brief break. I promise you I'll be back asap to bring you amazing fashion and trend news! Thanks!
Thursday, June 04, 2009

My Color for June: Baby Blue

This blog is a tribute to a few things...

1) I had the blues for a few days because my boyfriend is studying abroad in Ukraine, and I miss him! I'm okay now, but it was weird not having him around at first!
2) Everyone seems to be having babies! Especially boys! So here's to all the new mothers and their children- may you and your family be happy, healthy, safe, and prosperous. 

Here are my favorite baby blue items:

Starting with the shirt in the upper left hand corner and proceeding clockwise...
Top: Forever 21, Shirred Hem Pleat Front Top – $17.80
Dress: Tommy Hilfiger - Signature Solid Dress – $89
Watch: Tamara Comolli Watch – $780
Hobo Bag: Miu Miu Suede Tie Dye- $400
Shoes: Nine West - Count (Medium Blue/Medium Blue Synthetic) – $88.95
Tank: Roxy - Call Me Later Tank (Iris Orchid) – $40.50
Ice Bucket: Crate & Barrel, Acrylic Beverage Bucket – $17.95
Shoulder Bag: Nine West Ranya Medium Satchel – $89
Earrings: Anthropologie, Sea Of Cortez Earrings – $58
Bra: Anthropologie, Fancy-Schmancy Bra – $38
Ring (Center): 14k Gold Blue Shell & Topaz Ring – $570
Belt (Center): Forever 21, Shandy Basketweave Belt – $8.80

Now, pulling off baby blue this time of year can be kind of tricky because pastel colors are normally attributed to Spring (a la Easter eggs). However, lighter hues, such as baby blue, can highlight sunkissed skin from your summer tan! I would pair a single baby blue piece the following....

-with white for a nautical/sailor look (especially a baby blue top, white shorts, and maybe gold accessories)
-with khaki/deep tan (classic baby blue combo...I would go for a baby blue that's almost white with trousers and pumps)
-with red (I recently saw a baby blue dress with a red ribbon around the waistband- it was adorable and daring!)

Here are two inspired baby blue looks

First: My inspiration came from the red/baby blue combo and this look is sort of a day-at-the-spa outfit =)

Second: This look is a urban/modern look. The two baby blue pieces I chose are the shoes and the bag. Having two baby blue items in one outfit is okay, as long as they are downplayed by other textures and colors.

**If you are curious about any of the items in either of the two inspired looks...e-mail me at and I will help you locate the item(s) you desire!!**
Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Worthy Website:

I love, love, love the Kardashians. Whenever I watch their show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians on E!, my favorite scenes are always the ones filmed inside their clothing store, D-A-S-H. Recently, I discovered their amazing online store, which features everything from $25 tees to luxury evening dresses. Best of all, the website is very personalized and gives you recommendations, biographical information, and more on each of the three sisters: Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe.

Direct from their website-->

"In 2006, the Kardashian sisters opened up D-A-S-H and their star-studded fashionable boutique immediately became the 'it and in' designer haven to the rich and famous. D-A-S-H single handedly and immediately filled a void, alluring celebrities to flock from the glamorous and elegant Beverly Hills to the upscale fashionable section of Calabasas, California."

Now D-A-S-H can come to your front door! Here are some of my faves...

Ranges: XS-L

Ranges: currently they have sizes 2, 4, and 8

Top: $59.00 Bottom: $59.00
Ranges: XS-L

Ranges: currently XS, S