Halloween Costume Ideas!

In your quest for the perfect Halloween costume, check out these ideas from some of our Polyvore fans!

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

 

If you’ve ever seen the film or musical “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” then you are familiar with the flamboyant character of Dr. Frank-N-Furter! Polyvore user srahsrah13 has created this amazing and easy-to-create tribute to this iconic character! Our Sexy Halter Style Lace Trim Strong Boned Corset is wisely used here to give this costume the perfect OOOMPH!

Mulan

 

Polyvore user daniellenchapman has created an absolutely beautiful and modern adaptation to the character of Mulan! Mulan is a heroic woman who takes her father’s place in the army, fighting alongside men. Our Navy Blue Satin Strong Boned Corset is the perfect accent to her iconic dress.

 

Captain America: Civil War

 

Speaking of heroes, lucky55ks has created an amazing tribute to the film Captain America: CIVIL WAR.  Our Beige Gold Satin Lace Up Strong Boned Corset is the perfect base for this costume.

For more corsets and costume ideas, continue following us through Halloween! To build your own Halloween costume, check out Chicastic’s corset collection!

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Create The Perfect Backyard Wedding

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Creating a backyard wedding is a great way to save money, especially if you want a small ceremony. But realize that a backyard wedding still needs as much planning as a traditional event. Here are some tips to make sure your day goes smoothly.

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1. Invitations
Because your backyard may not be able to host a lot of people, you can create DIY invitations or even have someone handwrite them for you! Calligraphy artists can work wonders with pen and ink, or if you are artsy and prefer to be more hands on, you can create your own! There are plenty of online printing companies who specialize in invitations. Just don’t do an e-vite!

2. Rentals
Rental companies have everything you need these days. They are a one stop shop for everything you need for an event. A tent, lighting, dance floor, tables, cloths and chairs are the minimum you would need. You may think you don’t need a tent but it will come in handy if it rains or if the sun is beating down. Your guests can move the chairs from the ceremony area to their table.

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3. Flowers
To save money, choose flowers that are in season. It wouldn’t be wise to choose a summer blossom in the winter as they will most likely have to be brought in from warmer areas and therefore more costly. For centerpieces, use large clear jars for flower bunches at each table.

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4. Catering and Dessert
Find a catering company that specializes in buffet style food. This way you won’t need a service team other than those behind the table. Or if you have a particularly small event, you can have the company deliver and set up the food only. For dessert, cupcakes are a popular choice and they can be decorated in your wedding theme colors! Plus you’ll be able to have more flavor choices to make everyone happy! You can also have your bakery create a small bride and groom cake for you to freeze until the next year.

5. Drinks
Save more money by buying drinks (even alcohol!) at your local bulk grocery store. Beer, soda, bottled water and wine are wedding staples.

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6. Table Settings
Instead of having a formal place setting, your catering company can provide durable and even elegant looking plastic utensils and plates.

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7. Bridesmaids and Groomsmen
An easy and affordable option for dressing them is to have the bridesmaids pick their own dresses in a color of your choice. The groomsmen can wear suits in the same color family (dark blue, black, brown, beige, etc.) For fun, have them wear socks in the color theme of your wedding. They can wear the same color tie to keep their looks cohesive. The bridesmaids can wear the same style of wedding heels or carry the same clutch bag to tie them together.

8. Photography
Saving money in other areas will allow you to splurge in wedding photography. This is one area you don’t want to skimp out on. These memories are priceless so make sure you hire a photographer you click with.

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9. Bride and Groom Style
Your personal look can be as ornate or as simple as you like. To save money, look for off white or beige bridesmaid dresses instead of a bridal gown. You can even choose a lace sundress if you want to go a little more casual. Have a friend do your makeup or do it yourself, and keep your hair simply styled, with a crown of flowers or a braided up do with crystal bobby pins tucked in. Splurge on some beautiful crystal heels for a touch of glam for the ceremony and photos. You can change into a pair of flats or cute sandals for dancing! Don’t forget your wedding clutch! Your groom can wear one of his own suits, but invest in getting it tailored so that it fits perfectly. It’s a good time for him to get a new shirt and tie, anyway! Have him buy new shoes as well. He can always wear them after the wedding.

10. Guests’ Comfort
Don’t forget to provide enough toilet paper, paper towels and soap for the bathroom. A large garbage can or two can keep things neat. Don’t forget your wedding playlist! An iPod and a good pair of speakers will take care of that easily.
With these tips, you are sure to pull off an affordable, fun and elegant wedding in your own backyard! For affordable and elegant wedding clutches, corsets and shoes, visit Chicastic today!

How To Wear Leggings

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Leggings are not only trendy, but they’ve become an important staple in our wardrobes because of their comfort and style. Women of all shapes and sizes are sporting fashionable leggings, and that’s because they are versatile and offer fluidity in the way of different fashion sensibilities. From casual country to hardcore punk rock to goth to preppy styles, there is a legging for everyone! However, there is such a thing as wearing the “wrong” legging. Here are a few fashion tips to help you find YOUR perfect legging!

Leggings were made for layering! They are kind of a hybrid between tights and pants which makes them the perfect cool weather clothing. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be worn during summer! They just have to be worn a different way. Just remember, leggings are NOT a substitute for pants. An exception can be made if you are at the gym, but it is very difficult if not impossible to incorporate leggings without layers. Of course, this is a matter of opinion, so if you CAN pull off leggings as pants outside of the gym, then go ahead and rock on, girl.

Generally, you want to make sure that the leggings you choose fits well. They should not be so tight that every little bend or dimple shows, but not so loose that they wrinkle or bunch in your crotch or ankles. That is not cute at all, and will draw attention to areas where attention need not be paid. Make sure you wear a thong or a seamless pair of underwear to safely avoid unnecessary lines. The basic rule is to make sure that whatever top you choose covers your backside.

If you like wearing short skirts, a lightweight legging is a good choice. They offer coverage and an opportunity to introduce a bright color or print that you like. Change it up and wear leggings with shorts for a more punk rock look. If you choose bright and funky prints or colors, a subtle flat shoe or solid cardigan will balance your outfit so you don’t look laden with unnecessary details. Leggings can also be worn under dresses if the colors complement each other. Wear a solid dress with printed leggings or a printed dress with solid leggings, or solid with solid. Very few can get away with prints on prints. If you are one of those lucky few, share your look with us!

For workouts, you can absolutely show your personality in your leggings! Here is where your leggings can pretend to be pants! Try a pair of fun tribal print leggings paired with a solid colored sports bra. There are so many combinations to create, especially for the gym!

Work is a tricky place to incorporate leggings. Make sure the work environment deems it appropriate. If you work in a retail clothing shop, find something that matches the aesthetic of your store. If you work in a store by the beach, make sure you pair your leggings with a tank top and sandals. If you are employed at a department store, you will want to pay a little more attention to your specific department. Someone working in bridals will wear a very different outfit than someone working in housewares, just as someone working in the children’s clothing section will wear something that one wouldn’t wear if they were working in the men’s clothing department. There might not be too much of a difference as department stores have to maintain a standard of dress, but there will be subtleties nonetheless.

If you are a hostess at a restaurant, a pair of dark colored leggings and a long tank under a loose fitting cardigan is an easy, neutral look. Make sure the shoes you wear are comfortable as well.

For those who work with children, dark colored leggings are best so you can hide stains. Even bright and wild prints will work to keep stains camouflaged and the kids will enjoy them as well. Leggings offer flexibility so you can play on the floor with the kids or have story time comfortably.

Leggings might not be appropriate if you work in a traditional office, but for a creative office, you can probably get away with animal prints. Consider your workplace and determine if this is an appropriate article of clothing. Muted colors and a chambray top with ballet flats can work on Casual Fridays. Closed toed shoes are the best in this situation.

For running errands, comfort is definitely key! A cool graphic t-shirt and sneakers are a necessity. Add a scarf to pull your look together, weather permitting. Or add a lovely cotton tunic top for some upscale comfort.

Make sure you coordinate your outfits well, and don’t be afraid to add an interesting accessory to make your look pop! For example, you may want to incorporate a statement necklace with bright beads, or a stack of bracelets. An easy and functional way to make your outfits your own is to carry an unforgettable handbag or clutch.

There you have it! Check out Chicastic’s selection of leggings, shoes and clutches to create your perfect look today!

Glitter Confetti Clutch

Every girl could use a little sparkle in her life! Capture yours with Chicastic’s glitter confetti sparkle clutch. This glamorous clutch is just what you need to add a splash of color to your winter wardrobe!

Measuring 6 x 4 x 2 inches, the glitter confetti clutch is the perfect accessory to bring along on an evening out and fits all of your late night essentials with ease. Ready to hit the dance floor? The clutch includes a 22” chain strap, convenient for when you need to loosen up and live hands free! And unlike other clutches, the magnetic closure on the glitter confetti clutch will ensure that all of your cherished valuables are safeguarded and secure at all times.

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The clutch comes in your choice of 8 different colors. With so many to choose from, you’re sure to find the one that’s right for your unique personality! Have a ton of weddings to go to this year? This fun and flirty clutch will add a pop of color to any wedding day outfit. (Even the bride will be jealous!) Effortlessly round out any ensemble and prepare yourself for all the compliments when you hit the town with the glitter confetti clutch!

Create your next fashionable ensemble and check out all of the evening clutch bags that Chicastic has to offer!

Drapey Cardigans

With the temperatures plunging and snow just around the corner, don’t you think it’s time to break free from the cold and snuggle into something warm?

Introducing the bold and trendy drapey cardigan from Chicastic!

Soft to the touch and comfortably classy, the drapey cardigan is a must-have piece to add to your everyday casual wear collection. The open front design flawlessly complements all shapes and sizes, perfect for creating a stylish layer effect. (Pair with floral lace camis or sleeveless tank tops to complete the look!) The drapey cardigans are sure to brighten up your wardrobe with a wide array of shades and colors, and the forgiving fabric beautifully decorates any body type with a flowing, relaxed fit.

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Dress for the weather! Put together a sophisticated, laidback look for a casual day out. Wear with skinny jeans and a pair of tall boots to show off your winter style with class. Spending a relaxed night in? Stay warm and wrap yourself in comfort while cuddling on the couch. And don’t forget to round out any look with a knitted infinity tube cowl scarf, exclusively from Chicastic!

Stay warm this winter and stock up on your colorful cardigans today! Check out all the available colors here.

Rhinestone Peacock Hard Box

Finding the perfect clutch for a big evening event or wedding could be tough. You need something big enough to fit your phone, money, makeup and keys. You need something small enough that it won’t take away from your outfit but you also need something that is stylish and pretty to look at.

Where will you find a bag like that?

Well Chicastic has the perfect clutch for you.

The Mesh Rhinestone Peacock Hard Box Clutch is beautiful. The peacock design is what latches this clutch. The silver hardware allows this peacock to stay tough but also keeps the clutch light-weight.

Champagne, purple, red and white are just a few of the colors this mesh clutch comes in. This clutch measures 7″ in length, 4″ in height and 2″wide. With a 22″ removable chain strap, this clutch can go to hands-free and over the shoulder in seconds.

The rhinestone accent to the mesh bag keeps it shimmering all night long, just like you will be! The peacock is filled with rhinestones too. Having this clutch in your hands during the night will be the only statement piece you’ll need.

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To find more stylish and chic evening clutch bags click here.

What to Wear to Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving will be here before we know it!  For many people, this is a time to relax and enjoy time with family and friends. For others, it’s a time to be super stressed while enjoying time with family and friends. Chicastic is here to eliminate at least one source of stress…what are you going to wear!? We’ll help you find something you’ll adore and even you mother-in-law will love!

This time of year, there are two major factors that come into play when it comes to a late Fall wardrobe; colors and layers. You should stick for the most part to darker colors and earth tones, but that doesn’t mean boring! You can always add a pop of color, without looking like you’re ready for Easter Sunday already. Wearing those colors, like browns, maroons, and dark grey, also opens up a world of possibilities for jewelry and accessories. Layers are important because the weather can be unpredictable this time of year and you may not want to spend the next four months in oversized sweaters. It’s always good to have a few stand-by pieces that can layer with almost anything, like your favorite cardigan .

If you’re attending a formal Thanksgiving celebration, a long sleeve dress in a darker color, with a pair of our heels, in a color like silver or gold to make your outfit a pop, would be perfect. If you can’t find a long sleeved dress, layer with a cardigan that matches your outfit color of choice. A black cardigan is always a safe bet because it can match anything, but dark blue and mustard yellow are also perfect for the Holiday. Top off with a cocktail ring or necklace and you’ll be talk of the party…besides the turkey!

If your Thanksgiving festivities are more casual, you can always wear a nice pair of dark wash denim with a cute top, but then you can run into the, “on no I ate too much why did I decide to wear jeans!?” conundrum. If you foresee that in your future, you may want to go with a pair of leggings instead. We have many different patterns to choose from. Pair with a solid color dress or top and you’re good to go! Fashion and comfort in one package! Accessorize with a scarf if it gets chilly or simply because it looks good!

Let Chicastic help you get you ready for the Holidays!

What to Wear on Thanksgiving

This Holiday Season’s Must Have Shoes

So you have the perfect holiday outfit put together. What jewelry you’ll wear, how you’ll do your hair and makeup. You try on the outfit and look in the mirror. You have it all figured out. Well, almost everything. What you’re missing is the perfect pair of heels to complete your look.

Rhinestone and sequin heels are THE shoe to wear for holiday parties. They act as a statement piece without taking away from the clothing. If you’re wearing tights try a closed toe shoe. Wanting to show off that perfect pedicure, wear and open toe shoe.
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Not a fan of heels? No need to worry! Flat shoes are making a comeback! Perfect for a holiday spent outside or a more casual holiday party atmosphere. Pointed toes and ballet styles are this season’s must have item.

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Sometimes the perfect outfit requires the perfect type of boot. The over the knee style is just as popular as last year. Want something a little shorter? Ankle boots are popping up everywhere. Whether you want to add height or not, boots can go with any and every holiday outfit.

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Need more style ideas for this holiday season? Check out Chicastic.com!

Stocking Stuffers

There is always the great debate come Christmas time… one big gift or a lot of little ones?

For those who are opting for plenty of small things for your friends and family to unwrap look no further! Here are some of Chicastic’s favorite stocking stuffer ideas!

SCARVES

We don’t know anyone who doesn’t appreciate a good scarf. Whether it’s for keeping your neck warm during the cold winter storms or to complete a fashionable look, a scarf is perfect with any outfit.

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GLOVES

Nothing is more important than keeping your hands warm! But what about using your touch screen phones? Your friends and family are guaranteed to love our fingerless gloves. They are stylish and cozy making everyday tasks like texting easier all while keeping you nice and warm.

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BEAUTY NECESSITIES

Who doesn’t like to open up gifts that can give you an at home spa day? Try giving out the perfect gift for any pedicure lover. The Chicastic Callus Remover leaves feet feeling smooth and salon-like for days!

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JEWELRY

What woman doesn’t appreciate a nice necklace or ring? Filling stockings with simple beauty accessories will make anyone happy. Check out a few of our statement necklaces and rings, perfect for all occasions.

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All of these and more are can be found on Chicastic.com!

Office Party Attire

Nothing is more frustrating than not knowing what to wear. You stare at your closet hoping something jumps out at you but it just turns into clothes all over your bedroom floor. You want an outfit that screams “holiday spirit” yet still appropriate to be around your boss in.

Well don’t worry, Chicastic is here to help with all your office party outfit needs!

BRUNCH

There’s not much better in this world than a good holiday brunch. And going to one with your coworkers could be more comfortable for those who aren’t looking for a wild time. But what do you wear? Try a pastel pant and a faux fur vest. It’s the perfect look to wear in the day and can bring you into the evening with a simple smokey eye.

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LUNCH

Whether or not your office is having lunch at or out of the office, this is the perfect look for an intimate holiday lunch. Wearing a simple black dress over statement leggings is casual and sophisticated. A perfect look to spend the day laughing and talking with your coworkers.

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DINNER

For those who are close with their colleagues an office dinner party is far from intimidating. With holiday spirit, music and food all around you are bound to have an unforgettable night. For these types of office parties you can dress a little more flashy. Sequins scream holiday season; so why not try those out on shorts? Pairing stockings underneath will keep you warm in the colder months while opting for a fur vest instead of a jacket keeps you stylish and chic. dinnerparty

Check out Chicastic for more inspiration with outfits this season and plenty of cute accessories for any occasion!