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It’s not easy to be frugal AND fashionable. That’s why this local fashionista launched a blog with tips to stay on-trend without breaking the bank. Read on for more.


Tania Lockhart, the blogger behind Selective Closet.

Tania Lockhart hasn’t always been the fashionista she is today. In fact, she says that it wasn’t too long along that she herself was struggling to put together outfits.

“If you don’t have a sense of fashion, it’s really hard to come up with eye-catching outfits that you feel comfortable in,” she says.

To combat that obstacle, Lockhart says she dove deep into the basics of color combinations and carefully studied what popular style bloggers were doing with colors, patterns, and styles. Soon, she was able to create a colorful, fun, and outstanding sense of style that everyone can relate to.

In an effort to showcase what she’s learned, and continues to learn everyday, Lockhart launched Selected Closet in September 2016, a blog focused on chic and modern fashion on a budget.

“We love big name brands but we know not everyone can afford it – nor should they have to,” says Lockhart. “So I search for boutiques (and even Amazon) to bring my followers fun, chic outfits that are affordable and of great quality.”

Everything that is showcased on Selective Closet has been carefully curated and styled to save you the hustle of searching, picking, and styling outfits. “All you gotta do it click on the outfit details and boom!, a new outfit,” she adds.

When asked what keeps her going on her blog, Lockhart says she is inspired to continue to bring her blog to life by her followers who are out there struggling with fashion like she once did. “In fact, I got a few direct messages recently about how Selective Closet has inspired my readers to be bold and more daring when it comes to colors and patterns,” she says. “It feels nice to know Selective Closet is achieving the goal that it’s meant to.”

Aside from her booming blog, Lockhart is also a 26-year-old part-time English teacher who enjoys reading, writing, and lifting heavy weights in addition to walking her puppy and cooking.

There’s also an eye behind the lens of each Selective Closet post thanks to photographer Chelcie Lister.

Lockhart takes pride in curating outfits that people wouldn’t normally think of putting together. “Our readers are always mentioning how much they like that and the compliments they get themselves when they recreate Selective Closet styles or looks,” says Lockhart.

When asked what her favorite part about Selective Closet is, Lockhart says that while she enjoys shopping, photo shoots, and putting outfits together, her absolute favorite part is interacting with followers.

“My favorite part has to be interacting with my followers and going through my emails and direct messages,” she says. “They always say really sweet things and they even send me pictures of outfits they have in mind to get my point of view. I just love they trust my sense of style!”

Lockhart is looking forward to the rest of the year with Selective Closet as she prepares to not only maintain her blog but open an online boutique as well.

“Everything will be handmade and custom made,” she says. “Our readers will be able to find skirts and dresses they already love and ideas on how to style their items. I’m really excited about that!”

To read Selective Closet, click here, where you check out new posts and subscribe to the newsletter. You can also follow Selective Closet on Instagram.


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Learn how one local lady was inspired to launch a new style blog after losing 50 pounds and gaining a new sense of confidence.

EverythingWithEmily is a blog that focuses on making readers feel supported and inspired.

EverythingWithEmily isn’t your typical style blog. Emily Robbin’s New Year’s Resolution was to create a space where people feel supported and inspired. She got a head start on this goal by launching her blog not in January, but in December of 2016.

“I want EverythingWithEmily to promote self confidence in other girls. That will come out a lot more once launches and I share more about my personal story,” says Robbin. She recently lost over 50 pounds, and this blog has been a way to help her gain the confidence she has been missing for years.

Although her stylish photos are already creating a following, Robbin says EverythingWithEmily is still a work in progress. “My story is unique because I love style and blogging, but I am also focused on my career. I graduated from the University of Kentucky with an MBA in 2015 and began a career in automotive manufacturing, so you could say that I’m trying to bring a little more style to the corporate world,” says Robbin. will go live this spring.

Her inspiration is found in everyday occurrences and in the people she meets day to day. While browsing through stores, Robbin enjoys spending as much time “people-watching” as she does looking at the clothes. “Everyone has their own style and it is always fun to combine other ideas and trends into my personal style,” she says.

Robbin posts photos featuring many designer pieces set against iconic Cincinnati scenes. “My favorite photo shoots are in or around Mt. Adams. The architecture and views are so gorgeous and the residents are so friendly. Anytime I can get great sunshine and a good view of Cincy in my photos, I consider it a win!” says Robbin. She mentions and tags the designers featured in the looks so any curious fashionista knows who she is wearing and from where she purchased the piece.

Follow along with Robbin’s fashion on Instagram.

This spring, look out for to go live. Robbin hopes to use the website as an outlet for others to communicate, support each other and gain self-confidence while learning more about her own journey. “Not only have I recently lost weight through diet and exercise, I have picked up new hobbies, joined a new company, and have gotten more comfortable sharing my personal style with others. I want young girls to know that you can work a corporate job and have great style without sacrificing who you are,” she says.

For now, you can keep with Robbin’s style tips by following EverythingWithEmily on Instagram.

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    From a high-end fashion designer to a foodie blogger, learn about this local mom of two (soon to be three!) who’s taking over the Internet one delectable delight at a time! Keep reading for all the delicious details.

    Fashion designer Amy Kirchen hung up her heels to stay at home with her girls and launch a food blog, The Guiding Spoon.
    Fashion designer Amy Kirchen hung up her heels to stay at home with her girls and launch a food blog, The Guiding Spoon.

    Former fashion designer Amy Kirchen did a 360 in her fabulous heels to focus on her family last year. Now, she’s taking on a new challenge – a food blog – that she can do right from the comfort of her kitchen.

    The Guiding Spoon is a food blog, created by Kirchen, to encourage others and inspire them to cook and bake. “I owned a boutique and custom clothing line for around five years in Cincinnati, and closed my business last year to focus on my small children,” she explains.

    With the extra time she was spending at home being momma to her two little girls, Kirchen found that she was struggling to plan meals and felt a little intimidated by the kitchen. While searching for the encouragement she needed to get in there and cook, she also found inspiration.

    Kirchen says she was inspired to launch The Guiding Spoon in order to help others who need kitchen guidance with a little encouragement. She wanted to be able to help them find the confidence to cook delicious meals without being intimidated.


    “I started The Guiding Spoon to inspire others to get their hands dirty in the kitchen (besides cleaning!),” she says. “The kitchen is for cooking and I believe it should be all frills and no fuss.”

    To help with the stress that can sometimes accompany a new hobby, she says that she likes to throw in dashes of humor and relatable life happenings.

    She’s now got a year under her belt of creating fun recipes, learning to love her kitchen, and starting to see the art of cooking and baking as something similar to the art she practiced before closing her boutique’s doors.

    To help give readers confidence in preparing the recipes she offers online, Kirchen photographs step-by-step instructions to stop you from asking yourself, “Is it supposed to look like this?”

    While she has been home for a year, Kirchen says she only just recently decided to launch her blog. However, despite its new release in August 2016, The Guiding Spoon has already enjoyed some celebrity limelight, as she was recently featured in a BuzzFeed article.

    Amy Kirchen, Founder of The Guiding Spoon
    Amy Kirchen, Founder of The Guiding Spoon

    When describing the experience of being featured on BuzzFeed, Kirchen says it was insane. “I think there were like 40,000 readers in a few hours!” she says. “My site viewers and followers exploded. It was amazing exposure!”

    Of the many recipes Kirchen has featured on her blog, she says that her husband’s grandmother’s Apfel Kuchen (apple cake) is her favorite. A recipe that’s well over 100 years old, you can check out the recipe here.

    A lot is on the horizon for Kirchen and her family, as they’ll soon be adopting a little girl from Armenia. She says that in addition to their new family member, she plans to continue “creating recipes that her followers will love” and building on the content she’s already published for readers.

    To learn more and follow along with Kirchen and her blog, visit You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter and like her on Facebook.

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      From small town Ohio to the beaches of Florida and back again, this local blogger, digital designer, vegetarian and pet lover is sharing the adventures of her life on her chic website and blog. Keep reading for all the chic and sparkly details.

      Sarah Dickerson uses her blog, Chic Sprinkles, to share her life adventures.
      Sarah Dickerson uses her blog, Chic Sprinkles, to share her life adventures.

      From Design Sponge to The Everygirl, Sarah Dickerson uses her corner of the internet to share her life adventures on the blog Chic Sprinkles Design and Photography.

      A dog-loving designer, Dickerson uses her blog to not only share her life’s adventures, but to share photography, design, laughter, and a look at the world from the eyes of her shih tzu Coco Bean.

      “She is my muse, child, and my bff,” laughs Dickerson.

      Sarah Dickerson and her Shih
      Sarah Dickerson and her shih tzu Coco Bean

      “I am a designer, photographer, animal lover, plant eater, wife, and dog mom,” says Dickerson. “History fascinates me, Steve Martin makes me laugh, old white brick homes steal my heart, God is always the first and last person I talk to daily, and I will always prefer to hang out with the dog while at a party.”

      That’s why when you read Dickerson’s blog, Chic Sprinkles, you’ll find that there’s a variety of topics covered, but all of them serve as a creative outlet to combine Dickerson’s passions.

      Dickerson graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning with bachelor’s degree in digital design. Now, with a full-time job in corporate America, Dickerson enjoys using Chic Sprinkles as her creative outlet.

      “I needed a creative outlet to design the things that I love,” she says. “Started a blog opened up a whole other door. It was challenging at first because I had no idea what I was doing, and I’m naturally a shy person. Putting myself out there was a little weird for me, but I’m so very glad I kept going. It has connected me with so many awesome people from all over the world.”

      In recent years, as Chic Sprinkles has continued to grow, Dickerson has opted to do less but with more passion. She’s mainly focused on design, photography, and animals, which she has done through Pretty Fluffy and

      In addition to Chic Sprinkles, Dickerson is also a featured writer on the website Pretty Fluffy, which features pet-friendly DIYs, animal trends, cruelty-free/organic picks, and stylized photography.

      Since joining the Pretty Fluffy team in 2012, Dickerson has written plenty of feature articles as well as threw in her hand at designing a new eBook called “52 Weeks of Treats,” which she worked on with Pretty Fluffy founder Serena Faber Nelson.

      “It’s a go-to book for simple and healthy dog treat recipes,” says Dickerson. “We’ve been featured in Modern Dog Magazine as well as numerous websites for our easy DIYs, eBook, and blog features. It’s been amazing, and it all started with a little blog that I thought would only last a few weeks.”

      Dickerson says she and her content have been featured on The Everygirl, Modern Dog Magazine, Cesar’s Way, Dog Milk, Design Sponge.

      To learn more about Chic Sprinkles Design and Photography, click here. You can also check her out over on Pretty Fluffy or follow along on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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        A fashionista, creator, mom of two, and wife, Jamie Buchanan is the founder behind "Hello There, Lady!" a life and style blog. Read on to learn more about this local woman who uses her blog as the perfect outlet for her creativity, imagination and excuses to go shopping.

        Jamie Buchanan is the founder of Hello There, Lady!, a life and style blog in Cincinnati.
        Jamie Buchanan is the founder of Hello There, Lady!, a life and style blog in Cincinnati.

        Jamie Buchanan has always been a creator. She says she finds immense pleasure in giving the ideas in her head an outlet, which she does through “Hello There, Lady!,” a locally-based life and style blog.

        The blog, which focuses on Buchanan’s personal style, her favorite top picks in beauty and fashion, and the food she loves to make and eat, started out as an inspiration five years ago when she was searching for her creative outlet.

        Buchanan shares life and style tips to readers as she navigates the life of a full-time, working mother.
        Buchanan shares style tips – from fashion to beauty – as she navigates the life of a full-time, working mother.

        “As the blogging game has amplified in the past couple of years, I wanted my outlet to be something a little different,” she explains, adding that she wanted to create a place where the food was delicious but not difficult to make, and the fashion ideas were wearable, approachable and affordable.

        “I love a good designer piece but I also love a great sale more than anything,” says Buchanan. “To be able to bring what I find and love to others that have the same principles and same budgets is what I’m all about.”

        While she doesn’t necessarily want readers to fall in love with the pieces she showcases, Buchanan says she does want them to know that there are options out there that are not only affordable but also help you look and feel your best.

        Buchanan also shares food recipes and meals on her blog, Hello There, Lady!
        Buchanan also shares food recipes and meals on her blog, Hello There, Lady!

        The topics at “Hello There, Lady!” are consistent and focus on fashion, style, mom life, food, beauty picks and trends, and everything in between. “It’s truly a life and style blog,” Buchanan says.

        When it comes to running the blog, Buchanan says that the thing she enjoys the most is that it gives her an outlet to do something different. “I work full-time in sales, I’m a full-time wife and mom, and sometimes I just want some me time,” she says. “I’ve never been one to pamper myself on my down time, but I like to create and do something. I enjoy sitting down each week and coming up with fun content to showcase what I see in the world around me.”

        As for her favorite post, Buchanan says that her favorites are the weekly outfit posts. As a collaboration with her husband, who serves as the behind-the-scenes guy for her outfit photography. But of that category, Buchanan says, her favorite post was on wearing black for summer. “We had a kidless afternoon and were able to have a bit of fun shooting the look, making jokes, and we laughed almost the entire time,” she adds. “It’s not always so serious on the blog!”

        Buchanan's favorite posts on Hello There, Lady! are outfit posts.
        Buchanan’s favorite posts on Hello There, Lady! are outfit posts.

        Buchanan says that 2017 is going to be a very different year for “Hello There, Lady!” After recently giving birth to her second child, a girl named Quinn, Buchanan says that she will certainly be taking time away from the blog to adapt to her newest addition and change in family life.

        “With that being said, I think it will bring a different touch of ‘mom life’ to the blog, while still allowing me to bring the same fashion, beauty, and lifestyle posts that I’ve always created.”

        Additionally, Buchanan says that she will be exploring different collaboration ideas while also taking the opportunity to partner with other brands that will bring different products to the blog. Buchanan says you’ll want to stay tuned for more information.

        To learn more about “Hello There, Lady!” visit You can also follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

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        See how a local fashionista has fun with her style - at work and play - and shows you how to do the same on her blog.

        The Professional Prep
        Kayla Parsley shows how to take workwear to the weekend on her blog The Professional Prep.

        Looking to add excitement to your current wardrobe? Check out Kayla Parsley’s fashion blog, The Professional Prep, for women ages 20-35.

        The name of the blog is a play on words. “You can take it as someone who is professionally prepping herself or someone with a preppy style who dresses professionally,” Parsley explains. In her blog, she features an outfit of the day, upcoming trends, and do-it-yourself projects. “I’m really big on not having to change from the workplace to the weekend,” she explains. “A lot of what I wear, you can wear all the time.”

        Kayla Parsley shows how to take workwear to the weekend.

        From being an Account Executive for the Cincinnati Reds to a fashion blogger at night, Parsley is able to successfully translate her style from the workplace to the evening. During the day, her job consists of planning corporate outings and fundraisers at the Great American Ball Park. She also assists with special themed nights, such as Lauren Hill Night, Strike Out Stroke Night, and Girl Scout Night. At night, she works on her blog.

        When Parsley puts her outfits together, she loves to add a splash of color. “I wear a lot of color, all year round, it’s not even just a summer thing,” she says. In her post, “Pretty in Pink: The Female Young Professionals’ Guide to Business Casual,” Parsley discussed her outfit of the day when she went to an important appointment with a company to purchase a suite for 10 Reds games at Great American Ball Park. She believes that adding a pop of color adds personality to your outfit. “I fully believe that you can embrace business casual/business professional in the workplace and still rock something that is fabulous and on trend,” she says.

        Parsley also posts about trends that pique her interest. For example, a trend that she loves, especially in the fall, is discussed in “Fall Favs: Leather and Fur.” It fuses an “outfit of the day” with the fall fur trend where she wears a Michael Kors fur vest, along with an Ann Taylor leather pencil skirt. “It’s the perfect outfit that works for the office and can be worn for a night out as well.”


        Parsley has experienced great success with her do-it-yourself projects as well. “Most of the time, it’s stuff that I think is really cute, but expensive and I wouldn’t want to pay for it,” she says. Her biggest project to date has been her Rebecca Minkoff inspired tassel bag and it’s her favorite blog post thus far. In fact, she had so many people message her asking if she would make one for them too that she opened her own Etsy shop. “I got so many people that I couldn’t even keep track of the orders,” Parsley says. To date, her shop has sold more than 100 bags.

        Parsley began her blogging journey three years ago by following multiple fashion bloggers on Instagram. She gets the inspiration for her ideas from the people around her. “I might see another blogger trying a trend and I’ll try it out,” says Parsley. “Find things that I already have in my closet that I think I can put together.”
        To learn more about The Professional Prep blog, visit or check out Parsley’s Instagram.

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        Blogger Chelsea DiMarco fuses her two loves, fashion and cocktails, in a hip new lifestyle blog. Read on to learn more… cheers!

        Chelsea DiMarcco, the blogger behind Closet Full of Cocktails
        Chelsea DiMarco, the blogger behind Closet Full of Cocktails

        Inspired by her “love for cocktail dresses and, quite literally, cocktails,” Buffalo, New York native, Cincinnati-based Chelsea DiMarco runs Closet Full of Cocktails. It’s a fashion and lifestyle blog focused on fashion, lifestyle content, cocktail recipes, recaps of her adventures around town, and more.

        Two of DiMarco’s greatest loves are writing (which she’s enjoyed since grade school) and fashion (because she can get creative with her outfits). She enjoys the endless possibilities of both and using her creativity. “You could say the idea to start blogging has been 23 years in the making,” she laughs.

        Once she embraced Instagram, she noticed that most of the accounts she followed were fashion bloggers. “I thought, ‘Why can’t I be one of those bloggers?’” she recalls. “The answer was simply, ‘I can!’” So she took the leap of faith, created Closet Full of Cocktails, and hasn’t looked back since.

        DiMarco describes her personal style as “comfy casual with feminine twist,” she says, adding that her main goal is comfort. “Whether it’s dressing up ripped jeans with a ruffled top or a plain tee with a statement necklace.”

        According to her website, DiMarco loves statement jewelry, lipstick, and florals, but right now she is focused on “creating a capsule wardrobe, or a collection of versatile pieces that work for multiple outfits.”

        The problem with loud, bright prints, like florals, are that they only go with so many things, so now she gravitates toward basics, such as slouchy tees and fitted tanks, and pairing them with bolder pieces like bomber jackets and leather leggings. Some of the looks showcased on her blog include mixing prints (her advice: pair a basic print like stripes with a bolder print like florals to avoid print overload), bold earrings, and rompers as far as the eye can see.


        Her favorite places to get everyday items for less are Gap, Old Navy, American Eagle and Target, and if she wants to splurge a little, she likes to go to Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, LOFT and J. Crew. Despite price, her favorite stores are Kate Spade and Lululemon because “you can never have too many purses or workout clothes!”

        On the cocktail side, DiMarco’s recipes range from the simple (such as the Lazy Girl Sangria and the Adult Sparkling Cider) to iconic twists on old favorites (such as the Fizzy Mint Julep). She also loves cocktail-themed wall art and styled bar carts; she bought a reasonably-priced cart at IKEA and decorated it with an assortment of glasses, coasters, bottles and even a bedazzled cocktail shaker. Pictures of those will soon appear on her blog, she says.

        In less than a year, Closet Full of Cocktails has grown rapidly and brought on many interesting opportunities, such as joining Thread Cincinnati, a collective group of local influencers. That has led to a number of new partnerships.

        By day, DiMarco works in the editorial department of a Cincinnati-based advertising agency, which she loves because “I’m able to be creative at my day AND night job!” She also enjoys exploring the restaurants, bars, parks, and shops of Cincinnati, usually with her camera in tow, which she records on her blog. To learn more, visit her blog, You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram.

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        Learn about a local blogger who's bringing out the fashionista and book worm in all of us by serving up weekly novel reviews in style with her wowing wardrobe finds.

        Gilt Edge
        Brett Parker, Founder of the blog Gilt Edge.

        If you love a good book AND a fab find for your wardrobe, Gilt Edge is for you.

        This Cincinnati-based blog, founded by Brett Parker, marries her love of literature and fashion to offer hand-picked book recommendations and reviews, fashion inspiration and beauty finds sprinkled with a hand-picked music and food recipes all of which are inspired by each other.

        Parker started Gilt Edge in 2015 as a “space to share her passions and connect with others,” she says and describes herself as a music lover, beauty junkie, fashion enthusiast and avid reader. “I treat my blog as if I were talking to a friend, so I share as much about my interests and favorites as I can.”

        Inspiration is found everywhere for Parker but especially in of her love of fashion. “I love to shop, so as far as clothing, it is really easy for me to find inspiration,” she explains. “I typically just step inside a Nordstrom and feel inspired. I do pull a lot of inspiration online, though. I love Who What Wear, and I find other bloggers really inspiring.”

        100316fashion2Although native to the Midwest, Parker is new to Cincinnati, as a Bay Area transplant, so navigating her new city and forming relationships with fellow Tri-State bloggers through Thread Cincinnati has in itself become a large source of inspiration. This is reflected in Gilt Edge’s image driven website where you’ll often find Parker’s outfits are a combination of high end fashion coupled with causal staples such Levi jean shorts paired with a Marc Jacobs bag.

        “I love trends, but I also love classics. I dress for occasions and the adventure I want to have. I think fashion and getting dressed every morning should be fun, and I try to emulate that in my style,” Parker says. “I’ve been really into Free People for the last year or so. I just love all of their dresses. I love Marc Jacobs handbags. I shop a lot at Nordstrom, as well as Von Maur. I just adore department stores in general, because they carry such a wide variety and the customer service is always exceptional.”

        Parker, with her big city style and Midwest charm, openly admits that, like the rest of us “there are a ton of designers I admire but can’t always fit into my budget,” she laughs. “I love Alice + Olivia and Charlotte Olympia. If I could have an entire wardrobe made up of just their pieces, I would do it in a heartbeat.”

        As far as the literary aspects of her blog Parker says she finds inspiration around every corner. “I get recommendations everywhere, friends, family, social media. Eva Chen of Instagram is always reading and TheSkimm has some great recommendations occasionally,” she explains.

        To learn more about Parker and Gilt Edge, visit her website You can also find her on Instagram and Twitter. For a focus on fashion, check her out on Pinterest and if a good read is what you’re in the market for, visit her on Googlereads.

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        A local fashion and beauty blogger turned traveler just celebrated the one-year anniversary of her blog. See what’s new for year two and beyond.

        Molly Moran of See Molly Blog
        Molly Moran of See Molly Blog

        Cincy Chic: Tell us more about See Molly Blog!
        Molly Moran, Founder of See Molly Blog: See Molly Blog is an online extension of myself, my little piece of the internet where I can be creative, and share the things I love via photos and writing.

        Cincy Chic: What inspired you to start your blog?
        Moran: The inspiration behind my blog See Molly Blog, was honestly fear and hesitation. I have been a follower of fashion and beauty blogs for years, and was always too afraid and self conscious to start one of my own, until September 22, 2015. I decided that it was time to throw my inhibitions aside, and do something that really interested and excited me. The title “See Molly Blog” is sort of a proclamation to the world. Hey world! See me blog, and see me say yes to new things and no to being afraid.

        Cincy Chic: What types of topics do you cover in See Molly Blog?
        Moran: When I started See Molly Blog, I intended it to be mostly a fashion and beauty blog, but it has quickly evolved into a personal journal of my life. Nothing is off limits. Of course I love sharing my favorite fashion pieces, but I also love tackling subjects like body confidence, and sharing things going on in my life, like my recent engagement! I really want my readers to feel like friends, and friends talk about any and everything.

        Cincy Chic: What’s been your favorite blog post thus far?
        Moran: I’m going to cheat and say it’s a tie! One would be my post on body confidence. That post was very close to my heart because body confidence is something I’ve struggled with, and still continue to struggle with, and I felt the need to reach out and let others struggling know that they’re not alone, and that we’re all beautiful, and valuable. The second post would be the post that chronicled the story of my engagement. Again, I love sharing personal milestones in my life, and my engagement was most definitely the happiest day of my life thus far! (Something tells me the wedding will top it, though)

        Cincy Chic: What makes See Molly Blog unique?
        Moran: I think I make See Molly Blog unique. Fashion and beauty blogging has become so widespread that really the thing separating each one from the other is its author, and the unique flair they give their blog. I try to write my posts in my own unique voice, and share my unique style, and personal experiences, because I know those things are my own, and no one else’s.

        Cincy Chic: Is there anything new on the horizon for you or your blog?
        Moran: See Molly Blog just turned 1 on September 22, and I think there are a lot of new things on the horizon for year two. I have some new series planned, Wedding Wednesdays and Monthly Favorites, for example, and I’d also love to share some make up tutorials and test more products for my readers.

        Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more and follow along on your journey?
        Moran: Readers can follow my blog directly at or any of other associated social media accounts including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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        Bringing together fashion and feminism is the idea behind Laura Wize’s blog, Oh Wize One. Learn more about this life and style blog that’s on a mission.

        Laura Wize, Founder of the blog Oh Wize One
        Laura Wize, Founder of the blog Oh Wize One

        Cincy Chic: What is Oh Wize One?
        Laura Wize, Founder of Oh Wize One: Oh Wize One is a life and style blog.

        Cincy Chic: What inspired you to launch the blog?
        Wize: My love of writing and style inspired Oh Wize One. I wanted style to feel achievable and accessible, style isn’t a privilege, it’s a choice. Women and their style are so multidimensional I wanted to shed light on how intelligence and fashion go hand in hand. I am a poet, a spoken word artist and my last name is actually Wize so my friends from time to time would call me “The Wize One” so when it was time to name my blog it seemed fitting.

        Cincy Chic: Is there anyone who helps you with the posts?
        Wize: I am a one woman shop right now. I do call in favors from my friends to proofread my work before I publish a post, it’s always nice to have second set of eyes. Blogging is very time consuming, it takes a lot to make the finished product look effortless. I create the content, I style the looks and I run my social media. The only thing I can’t take credit for is photographing my style looks, my daughter is my photographer.

        Cincy Chic: When did you launch Oh Wize One?
        Wize: I launched in March 2015.

        Cincy Chic: What types of topics do you cover on the blog?
        Wize: I cover fashion, DIY projects and I also talk about issues affecting women. I like to think that my blog is the place where fashion and feminism have fun. What you wear and how you think about yourself as a woman go hand in hand. Style is so undeniable because when you look good you feel good and when you feel good you want to look good. I also have a secret agenda to change the perception that the Midwest isn’t fashionable.

        Cincy Chic: What do you enjoy most about running Oh Wize One?
        Wize: The conversations that I get to have with women. I love that I get to interact online with women from all over the world. It’s really rewarding when someone tells me that they were inspired to take a risk because of something I suggested and that can be anything from adding leopard print to your wardrobe or breaking up your boyfriend.

        Cincy Chic: What’s been your favorite post thus far on the blog?
        Wize: I wrote a post on “How A Crop Top Ruined My Relationship” that is my favorite post. I felt like I really encompassed how style affects your everyday life. Sometimes just having the confidence to get dressed is the first step to moving in the right direction.

        Cincy Chic: Is there anything new on the horizon for Oh Wize One?
        Wize: I really want to expand the conversation on style and collaborate with other stylish ladies in Cincinnati.

        Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more?
        Wize: Readers can learn more at or by following Oh Wize One on social media: Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.