Tuesday, June 28, 2016

4th Of July Outfit Inspo

Inspirations for your 4th of July #OOTD, without looking like you tried too hard.

Hello Dolls,

How to dress for the 4th, without looking like a firecracker? Go for items that follow the red, white and blue theme (of course) but in a more subtle and classy way. Navy and white stripes, red lips and white converse/keds are easy pieces to incorporate into any ensemble. Using items you already own, and piecing them together, allows for staying on trend, while showing your patriotism. It could  be as simple as a white vneck with denim shorts and a red lip, or as trendy as a pair of pinstriped overalls with an off-the-shoulder blouse and Birkenstocks.

Here is a list of a few items that many people already own, as well as a collage to show samples of Independence Day appropriate pieces.

  • Blue denim
  • White denim
  • Denim on denim
  • White Converse
  • Denim overalls
  • Off-The-Shoulder top
  • Red lips
  • Pinstriped tops (navy/white, red/white, grey/white)
  • Mexican Fiesta dress 
  • Bandanas
  • Scarves (prints with appropriate colors)
  • Boat Hat

I would love to see the looks you put together! Use the hashtag #craychic4th to showcase your Independence Day Style.

Until next time, Fashionistas.

Kit Kat

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Closet Organizing Tip: Clutches

How to organize your clutches, so that they're neat and ALL are visible.

Hello Dolls,

Two words: Letter Sorter.

I hate when the clutches slump over and lean on one another. You cannot see everything you have, and it looks SO messy.

While browsing Target (shocking I was there, I know) I found clear acrylic letter organizers and knew they would be PERFECT for correcting this problem. They allow each bag to have its own compartment, and having support on both sides allows them to stand upright.

I should have bought more of the clear ones, but I didn't think they were at risk of disappearing. I am praying that they come back in stock...but until then, I have found others that work just as well!

Staples - $7.99

Nate Berkus for Target - $12.99

Room Essentials (Target) - $7.99

Room Essentials (Target) - $4.99


Kit Kat

Monday, June 6, 2016

CrayChic Red, White & Blue Party Tips

Memorial Day Party How-To

Hello Dolls,

Having a Memorial Day bash? How can you pull it off, without feeling like everything is stars and stripes, or flags galore? Here are a few tips I used to throw our most recent Memorial Day pool party and BBQ.

1. Use red, white and blue for your colors (of course) but be creative with your prints and stay away from too many stars and stripes/flags.

2. Use Pinterest for food ideas


3. Metal, burlap and twine are great accent materials.

4. Bandanas make great napkins (Hobby Lobby has a MILLION to choose from).


5. Be creative with drinkware.

Our party was around our pool, and included children, so I opted for blue and gold solo cups with star straws and patriotic coozies. You could also use clear plastic stemless wine glasses or mason jars, if you're serving a festive colored beverage.  (Loving the sangria punch idea below from Pinterest).


Have fun with it, and don't over thing things. As long as you stay in the red and blue color families, everything should coordinate nicely and feel patriotic. Print mixing is encouraged!

Kit Kat

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Father's Day Gift Ideas

Hello Dolls,

Shopping for your man can be hard, and Father's Day can create a panic when it comes to finding a gift your stud will appreciate. Here are a few ideas for different types of men, that won't break the bank!

For the TRAVELER: Personalized shaving kit.

This was a hit for our third anniversary (leather). My hubbs uses it every time he travels.

Etsy - $82


For the DAPPER: Whiskey/Bourbon glasses and cubes.

As big Bourbon drinkers lately, we have something similar to the second set from Bourbon & Boots, but I love the personalization options, as well. Personally I prefer the ice cube trays or wedge maker, as opposed to the metal ones...but wanted to give options.

Home Wet Bar - $59.95

Bourbon & Boots - $49

Williams-Sonoma - $32

Amazon - $14

Crate&Barrel - $18


For The SPORTY: Reversible golf belt.

Two belts in one? Yes please. This kind of belt is a staple in my hubby's "Golf Costume" (as he calls it).

Rock Bottom Golf - $39.99

Nike - $30


For the STYLISH: Sock Of The Month Club.

My husband received this membership as a gift and LOVES it. He looks forward to the unique pair that arrives each month.

Sockclub.com - $12/month


For the PROFESSIONAL: Chambray tie.

I NEED to get my hubbs one of these. The are a nice change from the norm.

Japanese Chambray Tie - $50


For the ROMANTIC: 52 Reasons you love them.

I did this for my hubby on our 1st wedding anniversary (paper). Love how personal and thoughtful this is.


Kit Kat