Friday, March 31, 2017

Live Local Giveaway


If you follow me on Instagram, you'll notice that today at 11 a.m., a huge local giveaway is launching. This has been in the works for a little over a month now and I couldn't be more excited to bring it to you all! As you can tell through my Snapchat and Instagram, I'm completely in love with the growth that Paducah has experienced in the past few years. This is my way to bring you all a glimpse into the "lifestyle" of Chic + Shimmer. 

Let me share a little more…

Oh, you all know me by this point! 


For the first couple of years that I had Chic + Shimmer, I classified myself as a style blogger. The more my brand has evolved, it has really taken on more of a lifestyle blog. I will share my diet and exercise tips, all kinds of Paducah promotion as well as my style guidance. Therefore at the start of this year, I decide to change from "style blogger" to "lifestyle blogger".


Now I'm sharing this Live Local Giveaway as a way to share more of that with you all!



You all know that I love to shop local. Well, Rossi Oliver is one of my favorite boutiques to shop around town - lots of color. For me if I'm having a down day, I always make sure that I'm dressed in lots of color to amp up my mood! (Anyone else?!) If that's you or you just in general love a darling little outfit, make sure to check them out? 


Interested to know more about some of my looks from there?? 
Check out these posts:

Rossi Oliver Spring Break Prep

Chambray + Tassels
Converse + Eyelet 

114 E 12th Street

Benton, KY 42025
(270) 387-7025
Simply B

Well, if you all haven't spotted me in a Simply B look - you just haven't been looking very closely. From the time that I moved home, this has been one of my favorite boutiques to frequent. (Not to mention everyone that works there is always so friendly and accommodating - visiting the store always brings a smile to my face.) 


If I would describe Simply B's style I would say that it has a more urban feel to it than Rossi Oliver. They each are adorable boutiques but they also cater to different styles. I like to mix up my wardrobe a little here and there so shopping at both is a definite for me.

As I said before, you have most likely seen me decked out in Simply B before.
If not, or you'd like a rewind, check out these posts:

Laced Up with B

Simply Jumping into Spring
Casual Weekend with B 

207 Broadway

Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 415-9501
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FACE Makeup Artistry

Ahh, my beloved Erin. (Owner and makeup stylist of FACE Makeup Artistry) I could go on and on about her as a person as well as one of my favorite members of the Paducah creative community. She's always been so much fun to work with. We've collaborated several times - both for my blog as well as my job at Paducah Life Magazine. 


She's become a good friend of mine as well as a treasured professional friend. We'll sometimes meet at the 1857 hotel or Dry Ground just to toss around ideas about what we can do next. (Don't you just love friends like that?!)

If you all are interested in seeing some of her work in action, check out these posts:

Red Holiday Glamour

Simply Laced Up
Casual Weekend with B
125 Kentucky Avenue

Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 519-1213
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Dry Ground

Goodness gracious.


I've spent more hours at this watering hole than I would care to admit ;). Everything from drinks after work to Saturday nights out, I've been there. I will preface this by saying that before moving back after college - I was not a beer drinker. Much less a craft beer drinker. 

Dry Ground single handedly changed that for me.

It started with the atmosphere (I have completely fallen in love with the Coke Plant if you haven't noticed from my Snapchats and Instagram's). So spending time at a Dry Ground is a no brainer. I've actually grown to really enjoy the beer. Make sure to try the Fresh Plowed the next time you're in! Delicious.
3121 Broadway Street

Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 201-2096
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Freight House

One word: Deliiicious.


Yes, there are three "i's" written there and yes they are being used for emphasis. It is that good. They opened a few months after I moved back home after college and I fell completely in love after my very first visit. I mean it when I say that I have truly never tried a bad dish from there. Everything is to die for. 

One go to order of mine is definitely the burger (they change it every few weeks - keeps ya on your toes ;) and a glass of rosé. There's just nothing better. This dish is definitely something that I would recommend to anyone who visits! 

As I mentioned, they do change up their menu (they are farm to table so it's kind of necessary to do so - and do it right). I really love this feature about the restaurant because nothing is ever dull about their menu. A must try to anyone visiting or living in Paducah! 
330 S 3rd Street, #102

Paducah, KY 42003
(270) 908-0006
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Paducah Life Magazine

Oh, Paducah Life.


How you have blessed my life since I moved back.

If you haven't heard it from me by now - I love my boss. I admire her as a business woman and I feel that I have learned so much from working underneath of her. She's given me so many opportunities to grow and expand in my knowledge of marketing and the details of running a magazine - and running it well I might add.

Paducah Life Magazine is just that - a magazine dedicated to sharing the details of life here in Paducah. In each issue, you will find details about what we have going on here in the community. I'm so proud to call Paducah home so working for the magazine is also something that I take a lot of pride in. If you've never checked us out, make sure to do so! 

I've also compiled a list of a few looks that have been published in the magazine.
Check it out for yourself!:
Chambray + Tassels

Converse + Eyelet
Tea Party 

1238 High Street

Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 442-3338
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Here's to a wonderful kick off into the weekend!


Tonight I'm heading off to the beach to spend some much needed time next to the sea. Make sure to follow on Snapchat if you aren't already to keep up with all of the updates! (@kitty_621)


Thanks so much for stopping by!

I'll see you all back here tomorrow morning :)

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