Fair and Festival Fashion Tips

Festival Accessories

As we enter the fall season, fairs and festivals start popping up all over the place. They celebrate everything from livestock to pickles. They’re fun to go to for a change of pace and often have some delicious food. These … Continue reading

Wedding Wednesday – Irish Inspired Wedding Fashion

Irish Wedding Accessories

Every wedding needs a special touch. If you’re Irish (it’s okay if you’re only Irish on St.Patrick’s Day) why not incorporate some of the Emerald Isle into your look? Irish lace is a beautiful touch to add to your wedding … Continue reading

How to Match Your Wedding Date

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The last time you worried about matching your date was probably prom, but once your friends start getting married you’ll have to deal with this issue again once you’re invited. Here are some ways to match your date without matching … Continue reading

Summer Wedding Bridesmaid Gifts

Bridesmaids do a lot of work when it comes to getting a wedding in gear. Show your bridal party some appreciation with a special gift.

Everyone involved in a wedding tends to fuss over the bride and groom more than anyone, but it is all those involved, especially in the bridal party, that help bring everything together. They help plan the events, the maid of honor takes on a load of organizing and making sure the bride does not drive herself crazy, and all together they make sure that the entire party has as much fun before and during the big day. So how does a bride thank her best gals? While there are plenty of ways to thank them through little gestures over your future years as continued friends, little bridesmaids gifts just prior to or just after the wedding make a great reminder as well.

When it comes to thinking of gifts, especially ones that express thanks and gratitude, it is best to be as personal and specific as possible. If you’re planning a gift for the entire bridal party, then a themed gift makes a great choice. Whether it is directly tied into the wedding itself, especially if the event had a theme or overall motif, or is more of an inside joke related to secret shenanigans shared during the bachelorette or bridal shower, these sorts of gifts really bring the entire group together and make you all feel more connected and special. This can be a nice scrapbook of events, a random gag that references an inside joke that only you and your gals will get, another post wedding party to commemorate the event and the memories shared, these sorts of all encompassing gifts help you all create new memories for you all to cherish and really consider special.

Another gift, especially for a party comprised of many different but many important people to you, is to make completely personalized gifts. You can choose to find person specific items that show exactly how much you care about each individual, or you can mix the previous idea with a more personalized one by getting your bridesmaids charm bracelets. With charm bracelets, you can start each girl off with a charm or two that is specific to them as a person and/or to your relationship with that person. These little gifts are not only meaningful but useful when it comes to accessorizing as well!

Gifts don’t have to be specific to each individual in order to be appreciated.  There are other great options that can appeal to your group of bridesmaids. They’ve already spent money on their bridesmaid dresses, so give them clutch purses or necklaces to compliment their look.  Try to pick neutral colored bags and jewelry so that they can use it with many outfits in the future.  Another nice option is a scarf or shawl that they can use if it’s an outdoor wedding and might be a little chilly.

No matter what you choose, you and your party will never forget the process from beginning to end and will be thankful they got to spend such a special day with you and make it all possible.

Find great gifts to give your bridal party at Chicastic.

Bridesmaid Gifts

How to Travel Light with Multifunctional Accessories

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Packing is hard, you never quite know what you’ll want to wear on any given day of a planned trip or vacation. Try to keep it simple to make sure you have an accessory for everything. Packing is always a … Continue reading

Royal Blue Chiffon Scarf

What do you get when you mix one of the hottest colors with one of the most versatile accessories? A wardrobe must have, that’s what.

Royal blue is an incredibly hot color right now. It has a bold effect without being over the top and is just as elegant and regal as its namesake might suggest. Scarves are incredibly versatile fashion accessories, covering chic as well as practical, and are essential assets to any wardrobe. When you combine the two together, you have a killer accessory that can do no wrong.

This color is bright but not too much. This is great for anyone wishing to liven up their wardrobe. That is not to say that royal blue is not daring, it is still eye catching but in a completely different way than say leopard print. The nature of its color allows it to work almost like a neutral, since it is so similar and so close to navy blue, but does so with a kick, adding that extra oomph to an outfit. It is not quite a pure primary color, but leans toward the jewel-toned territory and makes any outfit look more regal and dazzling.

When it comes to scarves, they can be used for anything. They can be worn to simply keep your neck warm in winter, but the way they are worn and what they are worn with can mean a lot of different things and can be done so in many different ways. A simple way to wear this chiffon scarf, is to simply wrap it loosely around your neck to imitate an infinity scarf. If you’re going for a more sleek and sophisticated look, you can wear it draped over your shoulders as a shawl, which can also double as a cover up! And there are thousands of styles to wear it in between. Braid the ends, loop it once tightly about the neck and let the ends loosely fall over the sides of your torso, or do the simple loop-through.

Depending on the way you tie your scarf will determine whether you’re dressing up or down, but no matter what, the color is more than appropriate. This startling blue adds a dash of color to any basic tee shirt and jeans outfit and is just as appropriate if worn out to dinner or to another formal event if paired with a little black dress. This jewel tone is one of the hottest colors right now and looks great with neutrals, patterns, or when worn with other colors. Have fun and feel free to mix and match, but no matter what you choose, know you’ll look chic in this royal blue solid chiffon scarf that you can purchase at Chicastic.Royal Blue Chiffon Scarf

Floral Print Wool Pashmina Scarf Shawl Wrap

Where there’s a will, there’s a way.  So let’s will Spring into coming sooner!  These floral print wool pashmina scarf shawl wraps are up for the task.  They provide the warmth we need for the weather we have and the light colors for the weather we want.

The Multi Color Floral Print Wool Pashmina Scarf Shawl Wrap has such a fun play with patterns.  Two cute floral prints in fun colors?  What’s not to love?

Try bursting into Spring with the Black & Orange Floral Rose Print 100% Wool Pashmina Scarf Shawl Wrap.  The mix of dark and light sections, all filled with pops of orange, makes for a great transitional piece for the changing seasons.

Not 100% on the floral band wagon?  Then the Multi Color Mixed Animal & Floral Print 100% Wool Pashmina Scarf Shawl might be the right fit for you.  The floral and animal patterns work beautifully together in the light Spring colors.

Purchase one at Chicastic today and bring joy to your outfit and to everyone that sees it.

Multi Color Floral Print Wool Pashmina Scarf Shawl WrapBlack & Orange Floral Rose Print 100% Wool Pashmina Scarf Shawl WrapMulti Color Mixed Animal & Floral Print 100% Wool Pashmina Scarf Shawl

Oblong Scarves For Spring

For Starters Oblong is basically a rectangular shape with length much greater than width – sounds too simple, but that’s what it is. You might think what’s so different about this, but if you understand fashion it is the buzz word. Check out oblong scarves at Chicastic in solids and plaids. These are perfect for spring to keep you warm and stylish. You will definitely love the style and colors. Good to go with most attires and dresses these are great compliments to your wardrobe.

Yellow Plaid Oblong Scarf

Pashmina Scarves For Spring

Spring is almost here and we are all looking forward to it. Floral prints and light materials is all we want in this season, after the terrible winters and heavy winter gear.

Check out these pashmina scarves in beautiful prints and colors perfect for the upcoming spring season. Wear them in any way you like or follow our ideas on wearing a scarf in different ways. Come to Chicastic now and get a pashmina scarf that your closet is waiting for.

Multi Color Acrylic Wool Pashmina Scarf