Target’s A New Day Floral Blazer


Spring is here which means plenty of pastels and floral prints.  I’m totally into both this year so I’ve been picking up a lot of powder pink and floral pieces; like this blazer, this clutch, and my heels in both of these looks I’m rocking today.

One of my new rules for shopping is that whatever piece I buy, I must be able to wear it multiple ways and multiple times.  I’m talking versatility y’all!  And this floral blazer is just that.  So, today I will be showing you a couple ways that I styled it.

The thing that I love about both looks is that each can be worn to the office.  One is a little dressy, while the other gives a nice casual, yet dressed up look.

Monday’s Office Look


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This floral blazer is from the A New Day™ brand at Target.  This brand has not disappointed me yet and this season, I’m loving all the fun, bright colors in their collection.

The matchy, matchy look of this blazer and  floral cropped pant is so on trend right now.  The bright and vibrant flowers in the pieces set against a rich navy background is so fresh and will definitely get you noticed (if that’s what you’re going for).

I love the matching set because it make for a quick and easy morning when I’m getting dressed for work.  It’s an office-friendly look that I will be sporting during the weekend as well! Win, Win for me!

Friday’s Office Look


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I also paired this blazer with a pair of jeans and a button down shirt for a casual day at the office.  It made for the perfect polished outfit that could be worn straight from the office – to date night or dinner with friends.

The great thing about blazers will always be their versatility.  So, if ever you’re trying to decide on a staple piece to add to your closet that you will get the most wear out of, you will never lose when you choose to purchase a blazer.

What are some other Spring pieces that you’re dying to add to your wardrobe?  Let me know in the comments below!


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The Perfect Spring Pants + Catch Up


Let’s Catch Up

Hello, my Officially Chic Family!!! I know it’s been awhile since I last posted on here but I’m back and better than ever. The last couple of months have been very good to me, and I’m here to tell you all about it.

Well, if you guys go back to my January posts, then you know that I talked about my multiple goals for the year 2018.  One of the top goals on my list was and is paying off a large portion of my debt.  I was very serious about this goal and extremely determined to stay on track.  So, I dove deep into getting it accomplished.  I started doing some part-time work (driving Uber), created a real budget, and came up with a detailed plan of how this debt payoff would go down.  I even completed a month-long financial detox during the month of January.


The Financial Detox

The financial detox required me to give up any unnecessary spending.  Unnecessary spending included clothes shopping, eating out, any form of entertainment that cost, etc.  Basically, I could only spend money on groceries, gas, housing, and bills.  Though the detox was hard in some areas, for the most part, I enjoyed it.  It made my life very simple during that month.


Developing New Habits

After spending an entire month on a very restricted budget, it was hard going back to shopping as recklessly as I once had.  I decided that there were certain aspects of the financial detox that I would continue to adopt.  So, for most of February, I continued with some of the new habits I had developed in January.


Blogging Took a Back Seat

To be honest, I became so wrapped up in the process that I couldn’t focus on anything but becoming DEBT FREE!!!  And because I was working nonstop, along with taking care of my child, I didn’t really have time to do anything else, including blogging.  Plus, I hadn’t figured out a way to continue as a style blogger, who mostly blogs about shopping, and stay on the fast track to becoming debt free.  The two concepts (style blogger and debt free) just didn’t go together.  This is why I decided to take a break from blogging.  I needed to figure out how I would continue as a blogger and still accomplish a very important goal of mine.


What I Learned During My Hiatus

During my break, I did a lot of reading and reflecting. And I came to the realization that I can do both.  I can be a style blogger without going shopping every weekend.  And I can continue being smart with my money.  Style is not about new and expensive clothes, it’s about expressing the best version of yourself with what you have at that moment.  Don’t get me wrong, shopping is a passion of mine.  It’s second nature for me to just buy stuff.  But, my point is that it is not necessary to continuously buy new clothes every other day to be considered fashionable.  It’s actually very irresponsible.  I have bigger goals and I can’t mess them up by being irresponsible with my money.  So, I’ve decided that I must be smarter and more mature about my spending.  This will be reflected on my blog, of course.


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What You Can Expect from Officially Chic

I will continue to take you on my journey as I grow into my best self.  You will notice more posts about shopping on a budget.  I think most of us want to be our best and look our best, but sometimes our budget doesn’t call for us to take a shopping trip every other week.  And if we can afford that shopping trip, we still need to get the most for our money.  I want to ensure that I  am doing that and I want to show you how to do just that.

So expect more talk about finances, budgeting, shopping, and motherhood.  Because that’s what my life is all about right now!!!!  I’m so happy to be back.  And I’m very thankful that you all have stuck around with me on this journey of mine!!!

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Trend Alert: The Updated Fanny Pack

Back in the 80’s and 90’s, there was this big trend called the fanny pack.  It was mostly worn by moms who didn’t have the luxury of carrying around a big bag while they were out and about looking after their little ones.  It was considered “old-fashioned” from what I remember.  But, as a mom living in the 21st century, I can see the convenience of having one nowadays.


Today, fanny packs are popping back up on a lot of runways and style blogs.  Only, this time around, they’re very sleek and extremely fashionable.  My favorite ones are of faux leather material with gold hardware.


Initially, I wasn’t drawn to the trend.  But, when I saw this little bag at Zara, I thought why not give it a try.  The fanny pack that I’m wearing is very simple, so it fit’s very well with my personal style.


Though, I bought this one a while ago, and I loved it, I still couldn’t figure out how to style it.  I tried it many ways, but what worked was just keeping it very simple.  Simplicity always works!

I found a few more that I love (10 to be exact).  Some are very simple, others have a little more detail to them.  But, they’re all very lovely!!!  Check them out below!


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So, what do you think? Will you be buying into this trend? Let me know in the comments below!

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My Winter Uniform for 2018

Happy Monday!!! And Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!!! Currently trying to keep warm in this 30 degree weather here in Atlanta.  Thick sweaters are a must-have around this time of the year, and I have been stocking up on them.  They’re the perfect style staple along with a great pair of jeans and boots.  I try to add a couple layers under my sweater to keep warm as well.  As you can see in this post, I have a few of these oversized-sweaters in multiple colors.  So, this look will be my winter uniform for the rest of the season.


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I love the mint green color of this sweater, as well as it’s cropped style.  I tucked it in a little because for some reason, it’s just more flattering that way.  And I finished off my winter uniform with my favorite over-the-knee boots.  Legs for days, I tell ya!!! What’s your winter uniform for the season?!?!

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My $17 Little Black Dress From ASOS

Today I’m wearing a double split maxi dress from one of my favorite online stores, ASOS. The little black dress is always a win in my book. And in this case, this little black dress is only $17. Need I say more? Most of us love black dresses because they’re simple, versatile, and they also make a statement. They can be worn with multiple accessories or minimal accessories as I have done today.


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I’ve already spoken about my love of all things patent leather right now; So, of course I had to throw on my patent leather booties and my black patent leather bag from JustFab.  I’ve had this bag for years and it’s a best seller on the JustFab and Shoedazzle website!  Plus, it comes in multiple colors!

Also, y’all know I have your back; So, I have to let y’all know about the big sale that’s happening at ASOS.  Items are up to 70% off.  I hope the sale is still going on when I’m done with my financial detox.

Make sure you check them out.  I may even do a favorites blog with some of my favorite pieces that are on sale right now.  Would you like to see that?  Let me know in the comments below.

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My Favorite Combination: Black + Plaid

I think it’s safe to say that I love black.  I mean, it’s the color that makes me feel the most comfortable, the sexiest, and the most stylish.  If ever I have no idea what to wear to an event or any other occasion, I go with black because I know without a doubt, I’m going to look great in it.


Recently, I’ve gained a new love for another big trend: Plaid. Or check print, as some may call it.  I think it stems from that blazer that I purchased from Target a few months ago.  Since then, every time I see plaid pieces, whether it’s a pair of pants, a pair of shorts, or a coat, I want it.


In my opinion, plaid makes an outfit look just a little more put together and sophisticated.  I’ve worn it to the office with a pair of dress pants, and also with a pair jeans!  And both ways have looked equally chic.


As you can see here, I found this adorable cropped romper in that exact print.  I actually purchased this romper during the summer.  But, I didn’t like how the top portion of the romper fit.  So I just tossed it in the back of my closet.

38E2167C-B10C-4762-9648-7B83E6FB791EBut, I pulled it out the other day and decided to add this black long sleeved bodysuit (my black turtleneck would have worked better though) and these black Steve Madden booties.  Now, it’s more winter appropriate.


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Lastly, I threw on this bag from Pocketbok Envy (Use discount code CHIC for 15% off your purchase).  It was the perfect added touch to this look!  So, yes my new favorite outfit combination is black and plaid.

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10 Essentials To Elevate Your 2018 Looks

I know that I shouldn’t even be mentioning 2017 anymore since we’ve started a new year.  But, after checking out some of my posts from last year, I realized that there were certain pieces of which I could not get enough. Because I shop way too much, my closet is full of clothes, shoes, and bags.  However, if I’m being honest, I usually reach for the same pieces in my closet over and over again.  They’re my faves!!!  And for the most part, none of these pieces were expensive purchases.  I decided to do this post as a guide to closet essentials that I purchased in 2017 that didn’t break the bank.  Hopefully, this will give you some ideas of what to add to your closet in 2018 to up your style game!!!

Black Block Heel Sandals – Target


The black single heel sandal is a classic.   And as you can see, it can be dressed up or down.  I lived in these sandals this year; especially during the summer.  They were only $29.99 when I purchased them, but they’re now on clearance for $25.48!!!

Plaid Boyfriend Blazer – Target


Another classic piece that I will be wearing year after year (if possible)!  This blazer is perfect for the office and easy to style with a pair of jeans.  And the quality is amazing!  It’s also on clearance at Target right now!

Black Handbag – H&M


I discovered this bag on Youtube while watching one of my favorite bloggers do a clothing haul.  I knew I had to have it!  She was right when she said that the structure is so nice and mature.  It’s very well made and It’s currently $29.99!  It’s SOLD OUT online, but I’ve seen plenty more of these in the H&M store!

Black Jersey Turtleneck – H&M


The turtleneck can be both a fashion statement and a wardrobe hero.  And as you can see, it was both for me!!!! You can’t go wrong with a black turtleneck and a tan one as well!

Mini Satchel Bag – New York & Company


I loved this Gramercy Mini Satchel bag so much that I bought it in three colors (I also have it in navy blue)!  It’s the perfect little accessory to complement a bold look; big enough to fit all of my essentials, but small enough to carry and not be a burden.

Girlfriend Denim Jeans – Banana Republic


Y’all know I love my skinny jeans for sure.  But, it’s nice to have a pair that fit a little looser.  The fit of these jeans is perfection.  And not only do they fit good, they feel good too!

Black Skinny Jeans – H&M


Another great piece that goes so well from day to night.  I’ve worn these jeans over and over again.  They’ve managed to keep their shape despite being on repeat.  I think it’s safe to say, I won with these!

Over-The-Knee Boots – Macy’s


My tip for over-the-knee boots is to let the boots do the talking and keep the rest of your look very modest and simple.  That’s how I do it, at least.  I try to be mostly covered up when I wear these boots.  It creates a chic, sophisticated, and slightly edgy look.

Pitch Black Sunglasses – Old Navy


I discovered these sunglasses on another one of my favorite bloggers’ website Girl With Curves.  They’re the perfect dupe for the Celine Audrey sunglasses, only I paid less the $2.00 for them!  They’re currently $10.00 on the Old Navy website.  That’s still a great price!

Red Lipstick – Sephora


I have loads of red lipsticks, lipstains, liquid lipsticks, etc.  But the one that I wore the most in 2017 was the Sephora Lipstain Liquid Lipstick – Always Red.  This lipstain is the perfect bold red tone and it applies smoothly!!! There is also no need for me to reapply throughout the day because its very long lasting.

There are a lot more items that could be added to this list, but I’ll save them for another day. I hope this list was helpful for you!!! Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!!!

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