Fall Shopping On A Budget- Three Money Saving Tips

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Fall is here and I’m prepping my wardrobe! My main goal while shopping this season is to stay within my budget.  One thing that I’ve learned about shopping and staying within budget is that you have to be strategic.

Below are three (3) shopping tips that you can use to help stay within your budget!

1. Set your limit.

Decide what you are going to spend ahead of time, so you are not doing calculations to see if you can afford the two pair of boots that you have fallen in love with.  Setting a budget before you shop can help prevent you for going overboard and having buyer’s remorse.

2. Take an inventory of all the fall pieces in your closet.

This requires patience and will power!  Patience to try on all of your fall clothes plus accessories and the will power to let some of them go! 🙂  After inventory, you will know exactly what fall pieces and accessories you already have in your closet.  This process will help you create a foundation to build upon.

3..  Create a shopping list.

After you have taken inventory, it’s time to create your shopping list!  Personalize your list with must have items for the season.  This list should reflect pieces that fit your lifestyle and budget.  It will also help keep you on track while shopping and help with preventing impulse purchases!

Before you take your next trip to the mall or visit your favorite online boutique, implement these three (3) tips to help you save both time and money! 🙂

Happy Fall!

XOXO

 

Your Chicness Meets IGTV!

yc+igHello!!  It’s been awhile since I have posted on my blog and I’m so happy to be back!  A couple of weeks ago, Instagram rolled their newest feature IGTV where you can upload 10 minute videos to share with your followers!  I’m so excited because this gives me the opportunity to not only blog but to also vlog (video form) as well!

Today, I kicked off my first Your Chicness TV on IG TV to answer a question that I’m asked the most! “What do you use on your hair?”  If you haven’t checked it out already, update your Instagram app and head over to my IG page @YourChicness and check it out!  I’m already working on my next episode!

XOXO

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The Little Red Dress

 

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Hello ladies!! One fashion rule of thumb is that every woman should own a little black dress (LBD).  I totally agree, however, I think that every woman should also own a little red dress (LRD).  Red is a great alternative to black.  It’s vibrant, flirty, and sexy!! It’s something about the color red that exudes confidence.  So, whether you are going out on a romantic date or a night out on the town with your girls, the little red dress is prefect!

P.S. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!  Check out the chic little red dresses below for inspiration!

Red Bardot Frill Sleeve Tailored Midi Dress
Red bardot frill sleeve tailored midi dress

Charm and Delight Red Off-the-Shoulder Bodycon Dress 3
Charm and delight off-the-shoulder bodycon dress

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How To Find Your Personal Style

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Happy New Year!! 2018 is here and in true fashion, I have set a couple of New Year resolutions/goals.  One that I’m really excited about is revamping my wardrobe!!  I truly feel as though my style has evolved into another direction than some of the pieces that I currently have in my closet.  Therefore, I will begin to revamp my wardrobe to fit my personal style.  Being that this project is going to be an investment, I want to go into this with a plan.  That way, I can stay within my budget and stay focused.  So, before I shop online or head to the nearest boutique or Galleria, I thought it would be a good idea for me to define my personal style first.

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Four Chic Holiday Party Clutches

clutchesThanksgiving is over and if you are like me, you are gearing up for a jam-packed social calendar next month! From holiday parties, cocktail hours, and family gatherings, you are sure to be busy until the clock strikes 2018. So, with all of the chic holiday looks you have started to put together, you will need a festive clutch to accessorize your look!  I have rounded up a four clutches under $50 to help you navigate through the holiday party scene!

1.) This sequin clutch will definitely add some sparkle to your look!

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2.) Velvet is one of the hottest fabrics this season! You cannot go wrong with adding this velvet clutch to your look!

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3.) Tis’ the season for bling! This jeweled clutch will add a little bedazzle to your look!

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4.) This faux fur clutch will compliment any look this holiday season!

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The Sweater Dress

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The sweater dress is a fall/winter must have! It is so easy to throw on for a stylish comfortable look!  Another great thing about the sweater dress is that it is very versatile.  You can pair it with tights, boots, or booties and this look is good to go!  The sweater dress comes in various styles, knits, colors, and patterns so you are able to wear it on the weekend or to work.

I’m wearing a black ribbed lace up sweater dress from Misguided. This dress is one of my favorite purchases.  It’s stylish and comfortable!
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A sweater dress is perfect to wear on a Saturday night when you are having dinner with your girlfriends!  If you are looking for a comfy stylish sweater dress, check out two of my favorite sweater dress styles below.

Have a great week!

 

Office Chic

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Happy Monday!! If you are like me, then it’s time to head to the office!  I have been working in an office for years and have seen business attire evolve from boring to fashionable!  Majority of my career, I have worked in organizations with conservative dress codes.  However, there are some organizations today that have adopted a more casual dress code.  Either way, you can still stay true to your sense of style while looking professional.  I like to refer to it as being office chic!

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