Chic Fashion News, Issue #001
Thursday, October 8th, 2009

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In This Issue:

Message from Anna: First newsletter, new website feature in progress, Free People's international shipping, sexy Halloween costume ideas
So What’s New?: Updated product widgets and new articles
Deals and Sales This Week
Current Fashion Trends: Boyfriend blazer, wedge boots and black wet look leggings


From the Editor's Desk

First Newsletter Issue from The Chic

Welcome to Chic Fashion News! - your first issue of the bi-weekly fashion & style ezine. Sorry for the delay, I'm still testing and tweaking the layout of this newsletter ;-)

If you enjoy this e-zine, and you think a friend would too please feel free to pass it along. If a friend sent this to you and you’d like to keep getting the 411 please opt in here!

The goal with Chic Fashion News is to keep you updated on all the new stuff happening at The Chic and of course, give you the low-down on hot trends that are worth adding to your wardrobe!

Thanks for inviting me to your inbox and I hope you'll enjoy this issue :)


In Progress: "Ask Anna!"

I'm planning on creating something a bit more fun and engaging for my lovely readers. Like an "Ask Anna!" Q&A-section where you can submit in your question related to fashion and style, and then have me answer and publish it on the website. I'll also let others chime in with their thoughts and opinion regarding the question or answer.

I was thinking more in line of place where I can help others with their issues and receive some contribution from you :) Variety is the spice of life (and fashion)!

This website feature is still in progress. You’ll be the first to know about when it’ll be put out on the site.


Free People Now Offers Worldwide Delivery!

Finally, the super-boho chic US online store Free People has opened their doors to their international window shoppers :D

They now offer international shipping to over 40 countries:

Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom.

All international orders (except Canada) shipped will be charged a flat shipping fee of $35 via USPS Express Mail.


My Halloween Costume is… a Sexy Pirate!

Well after a lot of thinking and online Halloween costume skimming, it became clear to me that I really want to dress like a sexy pirate with thigh high boots and hat! Read more.

Black boyfriend blazer with light colored cropped sleeves
Sexy pirate costume from



1) Updated Products

New womens dress shirts:

If you need to update your office work wardrobe then I’ve got some new and stylish dress shirts for you:

Guide to Womens Dress Shirts

Also I’ve added more advice and terrific dress shirt styles to How to Buy a Dress Shirt


New cardigans and vests:

Winter is around the corner so I’ve updated:

Cardigans Top Picks

Fashion Vests Top Picks

.. For more affordable and stylish warm sweater knits to add to your wardrobe!

2) New article: Petite Dresses

Realizing how petites have trouble fitting into a “regular-sized” dress, I’ve collected some of the most stylish petite dresses online. Read more

3) New article: Tunic Shirts

Advice on how to look right in a tunic shirt without looking frumpy, plus I’ve added a chockfull widget of shopping recommendations. Read more

4) New article: Denim Leggings

Denim leggings make your life easier; especially if you like wearing tunic tops and hate getting all sweaty in the back with thick jeans. Discover the right way to wear denim leggings and the best places online to buy them. Read more

5) Articles Coming Soon:

- Sweater Dresses
- Cropped Cardigans
- Lace Tights
- And more!



Coupon Deals and Sales Oct. 1st:

- Free shipping at Overstock
- Free delivery and £5 off at Dorothy Perkins
- 15% off and free shipping at Old Navy
- Free standard shipping at Urban Outfitters (US orders)

Get them here!

Coupon Deals and Sales Oct. 7th:

- 20% OFF at Dorothy Perkins… They’re doing it again! But it'll only last for 2 days!
- Several coupon deals at Linea Pelle
- Fall sale at Pacsun
- $5 off $100 purchase or more at LuggageOnline
- Weekley offers at 6pm
- Columbus Day Sale With $99 Free Shipping at Macy’s
- 70% Off Sale, Free Shipping, and more at New York & Company
- Take $5 off international shipping at Swimsuitsforall
- Fabulous Boots on sale with 30%-40% on selected styles at Steve Madden
- 10% + Free shipping at Baghaus

Get them here!


Message to my international readers!

Now you can order from online stores that don't ship worldwide. Rent your own mailbox in US or UK and have the items shipped to your home address. This gives you access to all the goodies in the US and UK!

Click here to learn more!




1) Boyfriend Blazer

Leather Black wedge boots Nine West
Charlotte Ronson/New York
Fashion Week/Stylehive
Cool, sophisticated and trendy. Love it.

It looks great with a dress, sexy party outfit, casual knit sweater, everything! It's a nice investment and you'll see this piece continue next season as seen on Charlotte Ronson S/S 2010 collection at New York Fashion Week. Read more

2) Wedge Boots

Leather Black wedge boots Nine West
Black leather Wedge boots by Nine West from Zappos
Different, but cute. It adds a completely new dimension to your F/W outfit.

I have a pair myself that I bought from Cutesygirl and they make me look taller as well providing comfort on the soles. I'm also planning on buying a pair of black "Elektra" wedge boots by Nine West.

They look hot and if you wear them with your dark wash jeans your legs will look extra long and lean! Read more

3) Wet Look Leggings

They’ve been rockin’ the fashion scene for a long time. A They’re edgy but you can easily soften them up with something casual like a long knit sweater. Read more


Until next time, sweeties! See you in two weeks :)

Editor of

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