5 Amazing Stores with Cute Affordable Workwear

Happy Monday! Today I’m letting you in on some of my favorite stores to shop for work clothes. This post was inspired by one of my Facebook friends who needed to know where to go to find nice, affordable workwear. So I decided to update a post that I did last year (see here) with some new options for you ladies.  Check them out below.



I’ve been shopping at ASOS for about three years now and I’m never disappointed. They’re selections are great and there’s so much variety.  Plus they have this program where you can pay $19 and get free 2-day shipping for a year!  I love this program!  For office wear, I am very fond of their sheath dresses.

New York & Company


My friends and family can attest to the fact that New York & Company is and has always been one of my FAVORITE stores.  My mother introduced me to this fabulous store when I was younger and now I come here to buy my own clothes.  They’re always having a sale and if you sign up to receive emails from them, you’ll get really good coupons. My favorite items to purchase from them are jeans (perfect fit), dress pants, and blazers.



If you’re just beginning to build your business wear wardrobe, I would suggest trying H&M. They have awesome staple pieces at affordable prices.  My favorite business wear items to purchase from this site are pencil skirts.  The skirts fit me perfectly.  Be aware of your size with this store, the sizes tend to run small.  A method I utilized was to order multiple sizes to try on as I became familiar with their clothes.


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Sometimes I walk into JCPenney just to get into rest of the mall; but every once in a while, I walk around to check out some of their clothing. To be honest, they never disappoint. JCPenney is another store that always has a sale going on. Now I don’t know if that’s good for business, but it’s good for my pockets. I’ve found some amazing dresses for work there. But I think I love their blouses, accessories, and bags the most. Some of my favorite brands at JCPenney are Worthington and Liz Claiborne.


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Marshall’s has the best affordable dresses; hands down! I have found so many nice dresses for work at Marshall’s. Their signature dresses are usually Calvin Klein pieces that were marked down from over a hundred dollars to forty. Now that’s a deal! I’ve never been disappointed with a dress purchase from Marshall’s.

And there you have it.  These stores have the best pieces for the best prices if you’re looking to spruce up your workwear wardrobe.  Make sure you check them out.

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The 15 Minute Challenge Was a Success!!!

Today I’m featuring two of my subscribers who followed my advice last week and took the 15 Minute Challenge.  Last week I wrote about the one trick that I use to ensure that I’m stylish everyday or when I want to be.  The trick is to take about 15 minutes the night before to prepare your outfit.   It’s a simple trick that can make a huge difference in your morning and your day.

Last week I challenged you to try it out.  I asked you to take 15 minutes the night before your busy day to pick out an outfit, try it on and make sure you loved it.  Then I asked for you to send me a photo of your look so that I could feature you on the blog this week.  These ladies below tried the 15 Minute Challenge and were amazed at how much better their day flowed just by having a stylish outfit already picked out the night before.  This just speaks to the importance of being prepared.  That’s all it takes.  Check out the ladies below and check out the links to similar pieces that they’re wearing.

Both of these ladies are dressed and ready to impress for the fall season.


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Sydney is wearing one of my favorite fall colors, olive.  She styled her olive skirt with a closet staple, the crisp white button up.  Her look is the perfect example of color blocking!  The great thing about color blocking is that it creates a very simple look.  Yet, its super chic and stylish!  That’s what Sydney is giving us today.  She told me that she received so many compliments on her look AND she got to work on time.  Now that’s what I’m talking about. Slay on Sydney!


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Next up is Taneisha.  She is also serving up fall vibes.  She paired together two classic colors, black and nude/tan.  One thing that I loved about this look were her printed tights.  Chic tights never go out of style and because you can wear them with skirts and shorts, they are great for fall.  Taneisha was so excited about the fact that she looked great and also had an amazing start to her day; all because she decided to prepare for her day the night before.  This 15 minute challenge set the mood for her entire day.  Check out more of Taneisha on IG @Phenomenalmoi.

Don’t these ladies look great!  I’ve decided that I want to make this a thing.  I love the idea of efficiency and how it can have this compound effect.  Preparing for your day the night before can lead to a smoother morning routine, which ultimately leads to a more productive and positive day.  Plus, you’re guaranteed to look more amazing!  So I’m encouraging you to try the 15 Minute Challenge at least once twice a week.  And like Sydney and Taneisha did, email that photo to Officiallychic1@yahoo.com and I will feature you on the blog next week.  I hope you have an amazing weekend!  And remember to love yourself and be fearless!

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My New Mom Jeans are the Best Fit Ever

It’s funny that years ago, I used to tease my mom about her jeans that she always wore over her belly.  And now I do the same thing. If you ever see me out and I have on jeans, mostly likely, they will be high waist jeans.  These jeans hold in everything. Plus, I just feel more comfortable and secure in jeans that come over my belly.


Like most women, I own plenty of jeans, so I didn’t need new ones.  But I had been seeing one of my favorite bloggers, Jenee Marie, rock these jeans over and over again.  She styled them so well; so well, that I decided I had to try them for myself.  SN: This is why I love social media.  I would never have thought to buy these jeans if I hadn’t seen her wear them and style them so tastefully!


But anyway, she posted that she had purchased the “mom jeans” from Target. That was all I needed to hear because I love Target and most of their pieces. So, I went to Target’s website and searched for these “mom jeans”.  After scrolling through a few pages on their site, I found the jeans!


They’re actually from a brand called DenizenDenizen is a company owned by Levi’s that is only sold in Target stores. Well once, I saw Levi’s name attached to these jeans, I knew that I could trust the quality.  And to add to the good quality, they were only $30!  So I wouldn’t be losing much if I went ahead and ordered them online.


I guessed my size (I’m a size 7 Juniors in the jeans) and ordered them along with this crisp white button down from the A New Day brand by Target.


My purchases got here quickly; and as it turns out, the jeans fit perfectly.  I couldn’t believe how comfortable and cute these were!


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I love the fact that they are an updated version of the “mom jean”. They have room for your booty, and they’re forgiving at the waist.  And for the women with more butt and a very small waist, they fit like a glove, without the space in the back. I’m telling you, these jeans are the best fit ever.  They were tailor made for us.  I’m already scouring Target’s website to see if I can find more styles of these Denizen jeans because I love them!  What do you think of these jeans?  Would you buy them!  Let me know in the comments below!

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A Simple Way to Make a Statement this Fall

One big trend for the fall season is red.  This comes as a surprise because red is usually a summer and winter color.  Fall colors usually consist of deeper reds like burgundy, wine, and crimson.


I must say that I am not mad about it though because I love a bright and bold red look.


How can red be worn this fall, you may ask. Well, I love the monochromatic look of an all red outfit; Meaning head to toe red of different textures and pieces. In my opinion, an all red look radiates power, sophistication, and style!


But I also love red color blocked with pink or even black. As you can see, this is what I did today.


My favorite red item that I am seeing a lot already is the red boot. If you’re looking for some new boots for the fall, try a red pair. It’s a must have for fall and winter. I would pair them with a cute red sweater midi dress or a pair of denim jeans and a denim top. The options are endless!


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So today I decided to pair my favorite red pants with a sexy off-the-shoulder top to give you a fun date night look. Now, of course, this look could work for more than a date night.  It would be perfect for a nice outing with your girls or even a networking event for your company.

Red pants (red anything) are a statement piece.  I literally bought these pants because of the bright red color.  So with that being said, you don’t have to do much with the rest of your outfit when you’re wearing a red piece.  Keep everything else simple.

And I love the fact these pants are high-waist. It creates a sleek silhouette and a waist defining accent. What do you think of the red trend this fall? Will you be rocking it?  Let me know in the comments below!

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How I Found My Sexy After Becoming a Mom

During my pregnancy with my son, I gained close to 70 pounds.  I didn’t even know that my body could carry that much weight but it’s amazing what your body can do when you’re carrying a baby.  So after having Elijah, I lost a little weight slowly but I knew I would have to put in the work to get back to my pre-baby weight.  So, I decided to adopt a healthy diet and started doing my at home workout videos (after 8 weeks, of course).  I was just as determined to lose weight as I was to be a great mom.  I was on it for a few months until I got down to where I wanted to be.  The only problem was that my body was still not the same and the question became, how do I dress for this new body of mine.  I wanted to still feel sexy and stylish in my clothes.  But I also knew that I didn’t really want to wear some of the things that I wore before I become pregnant.  So I decided that I needed to switch it up a bit.  And during this process of discovering my new personal style, I started to find my sexy again.  Here is how I did it.


Go Shopping for Some new Pieces. Make it an event!  I think most women love a little shopping trip to the mall.  And nothing is better than buying new clothes when you’ve been working out and eating healthy.  Find a couple pieces that you can wear and feel sexy in right after your pregnancy and down the line when you’ve lost some baby weight.  Like cute little camisoles, kimonos, and some accessories.


Get some new underwear. Sexy ones!  You’re going to need new underwear anyway, so why not get some sexy pieces.  And by underwear, I mean bras, panties, girdles, lingerie, and everything in between.  Your undergarments can really make the different between sexy and frumpy.  They’re the foundation for your entire look so make sure you get underwear that fit and make you feel sexy even with your clothes on.


Be in awe of yourself. Enjoy your new body.  I can’t say this enough, I love my new curves.   And as long as I’m making an attempt to live a healthy life and my body is working the way it should, I’m going to continue to appreciate it and love it.  Believe me, the more you show your body some love, the more it will show you.  Plus, your loved ones need to see this.  We all need to see more body positivity.


Splurge on that one piece.  You know that one piece that makes you look and feel amazing! It could be a cute dress, some BAD heels, a sexy pair of jeans, or even a piece of lingerie.  I personally love the way I feel when I wear a sheath dress (like the one I’m wearing above) so I usually splurge on those.  


Dress for your new body.  And lastly, don’t get discouraged if your old clothes don’t fit the same.  As a matter of fact, use this as an excuse to try some new styles and pieces.  Get measured so that you can be sure of what your new sizes are too.


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Most of my tips have to do to with the outer appearance.  But truthfully speaking, your sexiness comes from within.  I talk about sexiness and confidence a lot on my blog because I feel that it’s something that we as women struggle with most of our lives.  And my hope is that the more we talk about it, the more aware we’ll become.  And maybe we can find ways to love ourselves more and be less critical.  Remember to love yourself and have an amazing Monday!

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Grand Opening of Southern Vein & Laser Center MedSpa

I had the pleasure of attending the Atlanta VIP Grand Opening of Southern Vein and Laser Center MedSpa located in The Shops Buckhead on Thursday, September 7, 2017.


I arrived on the red carpet and took photographs. Afterwards, the hosts led me into the building where guests were greeted with hors d’oeuvres and white wine.  I mingled and networked with some of Atlanta’s finest including Lisa Wu from The Real Housewives of Atlanta franchise.
It felt amazing being in the room with some of Atlanta’s best and brightest entrepreneurs, corporate professionals, and entertainers. The location was beautifully decorated, with a very intimate vibe. And the guests were dressed to the nines.
The hosts also gave a tour of the facility which featured some interesting equipment.  One piece of equipment that I found particularly fascinating was the vaginal rejuvenation machine. Being the prude that I can sometimes be, I was a little shocked, but also intrigued at the same time. The specialist explained that women sometimes get this procedure done to help with sexual dissatisfaction, urinary incontinence, tightening the vagina after having children, and counteracting the effects of aging. Once the specialist explained the reasoning and the process, I was more open to the idea. I’m not opposed to a little tightening.
Southern Vein and Laser Center Med Spa also offers hair restoration for those whose hair has thinned out.  The techniques they use to treat hair loss produces a more natural looking result than those used in previous years.
I enjoyed myself and learned so much.  As a matter of fact, I’m seriously considering getting some facial treatments done myself.  The one treatment in particular that actress, Terri J. Vaughn, spoke about was the acne treatments that they offer.  She recounted a time later in her life when she suddenly started getting adult acne.  But her face lit up when she began to speak about how the specialists at Southern Vein and Laser Center MedSpa helped to get her skin back on point! I have adult acne as well, so I will be booking my consultation with them for this treatment.

The celebration ended with an official opening marked by the cutting of the ribbon.  The owner of Southern Vein and Laser Center MedSpa, Dr. Richard Ambrozic, and the Candidate for Mayor of Atlanta, Michael T. Sterling, completed the ribbon cutting.


There were a few other special guests that attended the grand opening as well; such as the Co-Founder of the Frank Ski Foundation, Tanya Parker and Lorraine Cochran-Johnson of Real Time Media.  As a thank you, they were given these beautiful flowers by the owner of the clinic.


Photos of the Southern Vein and Laser Center MedSpa, Owner, Dr. Richard Ambrozic.

Built on providing the best, most advanced techniques and treatments for total vein, skin and esthetic care, Southern Vein and Laser Center MedSpa offers complete vein care including sclerotherapy and esthetic laser treatments, liposuction, body contouring, hair removal, lesion removal, cellulite removal, tattoo removal, and a complete assortment of general dermatology and weight management treatments.

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The Perfect Pants for Women On The Go

I obviously can’t get enough of these athleisure pants because I’ve bought about four pairs in the last few months.  And I don’t think I’ll be slowing down anytime soon; especially since New York & Company has so many new and fun styles right now.


The reason I love these “sporty chic” pants so much is because they are super comfortable and easy to style.  As someone who is constantly on the move, I love pieces that I can just throw on and go.  You know, those pieces that you don’t have to put much thought into because they’re that easy to wear.


As I mentioned here, athleisure styled clothes are basically dressed up work out clothes.  Like the pair that I’m wearing in this post, they have a sporty, athletic vibe to them; yet, if you add a pair of heels and a cute top, you could totally rock them for an effortlessly chic look.


So today I’m speaking to those women who lead a busy life; whether you’re running a business, a stay at home mom, working a 9 to 5, or a college student running from class to class, athleisure is the new casual.


And guess what that means! You can still look great even when you’re dressed down.  Not only that, but all it takes is a change in your top and shoes to turn your dressed down look into the look that I’m wearing in this post.


That’s another great thing about the athleisure trend.  As you can see here, here, and here, this trend can also be worn into the office and most social events without anyone feeling like the wearer is under-dressed.  It’s this versatility that attracts me and so many others to the athleisure trend.


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Now let’s talk about my look.  These wide-leg jogger pants are another favorite item of mine from New York & CompanyNew York & Company has really stepped it up a notch with this trend.  They’re offering the track pants in more colors and styles which are displayed in these pants that I’m rocking today.  The material is amazingly durable and comfy, and the colors are so vibrant.  I knew I had to have these when I saw the pink and black grosgrain racing stripes on the side.  Plus, this chic fuchsia cardigan was the perfect match!  This look is screaming sporty and sophisticated! What do you think of this trend?  Will you be wearing it to your office?  Let me know in the comments below! And have a wonderful Friday!

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