The Real Chic Recap

The last week and a half has been amazing and busy in the best possible way! But we also lost another musical Icon this week and I want to give a nod to the Queen of Soul here too.  So here’s my quick weekly recap and a few things you might be interested in embracing […]

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How to Online Shop Like a Pro

How to Shop Like a Pro Online I love the experience of shopping in a great boutique. The picture above is of me with a couple of fab girlfriends at the first ever Chico’s store on Sanibel Island. That was so much fun (I’ll share more about that in an upcoming post) but sometimes I just […]

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How I Became an Accidental Influencer and How You Can Become One Too

The Accidental Influencer I’m just a tad obsessed with the Accidental Icon. I love how this social worker/college professor turned Icon took the online fashion world by storm. I would like to think that our paths are just a tiny bit similar. I’m a school counselor by trade (I’ve worked as an in-home counselor for adolescents […]

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What Are You Longing to Do With Your Life?

Life’s Big Questions The question “What are you longing to do?” was posted in the August issue of O, The Oprah Magazine. It’s all about taking risks and conquering fears. I have to tell you that this was right on time for me. It got me thinking of what I am longing to do with the […]

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5 Inspirational Summer Reads to Help You​ Live Your Best Life

An Insatiable Hunger I’ve always been a reader. I gobbled down non-fiction as a child like most kids do sweets. Each read was tastier than the next. I couldn’t get enough. I remember how annoyed my mother would be as I lost myself in a book during my youth. Her annoyance was not because she didn’t want me […]

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How To Take Instagram Worthy Photos With a Smart Phone

*Outfit sponsored by @lovechicos Have camera phone will travel While this falls a little outside of the kind of life advice I usually give I still believe in sharing life hacks to make your life easier and while no one HAS to take photos for Instagram or any other social media platform the reality is […]

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A Hair Story about How My Braids Saved Me

Ready For Change If you are friends with me on any form of social media (Instagram is my favorite btw) you have probably seen me sporting waist-length braids for a little over a year. You might also realize that I finally took them out last weekend. I recently posted the change to Facebook and the […]

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