Stocking Stuffers

Stocking Stuffers

Stocking stuffers tend to be small items that cost a few dollars or less. Many can be found on the check out line of a store. Easy items to pick up are candy, chocolate, or mints. ChapStick, lip gloss, or … Continue reading

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.

scarves

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.

gloves

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!

callus

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.

jewelry

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

What to Wear to a Holiday Office Party

Holiday Party

This time of year brings a lot of invites to holiday parties. Some events make the dress code pretty obvious, such as ugly sweater parties, while others can be a bit more challenging. One of the most difficult parties to … Continue reading

Dark Grey Loose Fit Cardigan

It is cold and freezing and you need to keep yourself warm and cozy. Looks and style do matter and who knows it better than a girl. You just don’t want to put on something warm to be comfortable, but it’s equally important to make that statement whether you are out or at home. Check out these loose stylish cardigans at Chicastic. These come in a loose fit – one size for all and in multiple colors. They go well with a pair of jeans, pants, and dresses. 

Grey Cardigan

Neon Clutch Purses

They dazzle like jewelry, but at a much lower cost. These hot neon hard case clutch purses available at Chicastic in Fuchsia Pink and Yellow are perfect accessories. These are colorful and stylish and can go with a wide variety of dresses – perfect for a day outing or an evening party. Neon is currently a fashion statement and what better way to carry it than a clutch bag. These are cute, yet amazingly sexy – you can’t go wrong with them.

Neon Yellow Hard Case Clutch

Styling Your Holiday Portrait

Constructing holiday portraits is a difficult task every year no matter who you’re taking them of or with. Here are some tips to help make the process easier and to make a statement, fashion-wise and family-wise, that will stand the test of time.

The holidays are fast approaching and aside from gift brainstorming, a lot of us are finding ourselves putting in just as much effort thinking of our holiday portraits. Whether they’re with our family, friends, significant others, pets or solo, a holiday photo is how you’ll share this year with extended friends and family and remember 2013. But what to do, and what to wear?

If you’re thinking of a holiday portrait, chances are, you already have some ideas for your outfit in mind. Gather your favorite old family photos, magazine clippings, online finds and your own fave wardrobe pieces and begin storyboarding. Depending on who you’re planning on taking this momentous photo with, they may offer ideas as well. Decide on what that special “holiday feel” is for you and your fellow photo-takers and decide on a color family, or color palette, as the foundation for your photo. Remember, there’s still a lot of room for play here. While red and green are prominent, wintry colors and jewel tones are also indicative of the season.

Remember, this is a photo that you’ll want to cherish with loved ones for years to come. Try to pick timeless yet flattering pieces, and throw in some unique accessories. That way, your outfit will last the test of time, while your accessories and smaller embellishments will remind you of 2013 and what made this year so distinctive, in style as well as memory. Not only that, but you’ll still be fashionable when you send out those photos this year!

Once you’ve got your theme and outfit down pat, convene with the rest of the cast. If you’re posing with others, you’ll have to make sure your photo will be visually coordinated but not overly matching like an awkward family photo. Communicate with everyone else and gather everyone’s ideas and make sure you’re taking a holiday photo you’ll all enjoy and not regret with embarrassment in the years to come. Finally, when you’ve all decided on a shared color palette or style theme, gather round and smile! Remember, this photo isn’t just about style or how well constructed the end result is. While these factors matter, the photo is more about being with those you love and sharing the joys of friendship and family. Before you get too crazy micromanaging the minor details of your holiday photo, remember to relax and have fun and let that holiday spirit shine through.

To find great accessories like statement necklaces and evening bags either for your holiday party or for your holiday portrait, visit Chicastic now!

Holiday Portrait Ideas

Holiday Gift Ideas For Her

Holiday gift giving has been a holiday tradition for a very long time. And over the years this tradition has just been growing. First it started with gifts being exchanged within the family, parents buying gifts for their kids and vice versa. Now the gift tradition has grown towards buying gifts for all your family, extended family and friends. This process begins much before Thanksgiving even, when families get together that won’t be seeing each other for Christmas, so they decide to exchange gifts at that time itself.

Holidays are a great time to tell the people you love and care. Gifts that are warm and personal, act as token of this love and care that we want to show everyone at the time of holidays. Gifts may be big or small, it totally depends on your budget. Men love gadgets, kids love toys, and women love fashion.

Fashion related gifts are always the best for women in your life. And especially fashion accessories are just perfect because they are loved by all. Things like clutch bags and scarves are such lovely stocking stuffers and they are not even very personal so they make great gifts for people whom you may not know very closely.

For example, an evening bag can be quite a nice gift for someone like your friend, you can buy one in their favorite color. But if you don’t know their favorite color, a neutral colored purse like a  black evening bag or a beige clutch purse may be a very good idea. Similarly, when it comes to buying someone a scarf, first thing of what kind of material they would like. Scarves come in a lot of variety of fabrics – wool, cotton, chiffon, polyester. Wool scarves make great gifts for people in cold places, and also look like expensive presents, when you can actually buy them at great prices at this time of the year. Chiffon scarves are perfect all season scarves and in nice hues and colors they are loved by all. You can buy one or multiple pieces of these in solids, floral or animal prints. They make great stocking stuffers. They can also be bought as an additional gift when you are buying them a handbag, and tie it the handle of their purse.

With a little thought process that goes into your gift recipients’ likes and dislikes you can really do wonders with your gifts this year. Come to Chicastic to find some great gifts for all the women you know.

Holiday Gifts For Her

Sequined Peacock Motif One Ring Wedding Clutch

Chicastic’s newest arrival comes just in time for the holiday season. Our sequined peacock motif one ring wedding clutch is the perfect clutch for the upcoming festivities. Its bright, dazzling peacock design gives the clutch an Old Hollywood feel but don’t let that fool you into thinking you can only dress it up in a vintage way (although it does make a great Halloween piece if you are going for the 1920’s flapper look).  You can just as easily rock this clutch to a New Year’s Eve party and just about anywhere else you want to stand out from the crowd.  It comes in green, pink, purple, and gold so get yours today; we predict all colors will sell out before Christmas!