Life Advice

Creating a Capsule Wardrobe With The New Chico’s Fall Staples Collection – The Real Chic Life – Single Mum, Parents Article

I have been a huge capsule wardrobe fan for years. I actually dedicated almost a whole chapter in my book to this idea of making dressing easier and more affordable and I’ve written posts on this topic before. It’s a surefire way to always look chic and I loved sharing this minimalist way of managing your closet and your look. If I could give one tip on always looking your best this would be it. Build a capsule wardrobe-even if…

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Fall Fitness in 4 Easy Steps – The Real Chic Life – Single Mum, Parents Article

I don’t know about you but as soon as fall hits I can’t wait to cozy up. I am all about sweaters, layers and pumpkin everything. For me it seems much easier to stay fit during the warmer months. My summers are all about being out and about. And like many of you I tend to wear less and eat light. Summer salads and fresh fruits and veggies hit the spot for me. And iced green teas and fresh pressed…

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How to Stay Fit And Age Gracefully – The Real Chic Life – Single Mum, Parents Article

If you’ve been following along on the blog or on Instagram you have probably heard me make reference to how I looked forward to being 40 when I was younger. To me, it sounded like a fabulous age where you’d have it all together. I realize now that this was not a popular sentiment and the older I got the more I was reminded that it was indeed not universally perceived to be as cool as I thought it was.…

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How to Stay Fit And Age Gracefully – The Real Chic Life – Single Mum, Parents Article

If you’ve been following along on the blog or on Instagram you have probably heard me make reference to how I looked forward to being 40 when I was younger. To me, it sounded like a fabulous age where you’d have it all together. I realize now that this was not a popular sentiment and the older I got the more I was reminded that it was indeed not universally perceived to be as cool as I thought it was.…

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Why I Believe Women Over 40 Ought to Be In Pictures and Why You Should Too – The Real Chic Life – Single Mum, Parents Article

When I was in my twenties I didn’t think much about the world around me, or at least I didn’t with the same ferocity that I do now. I wasn’t truly interested in changing anyone or anything, except maybe me. My focus towards change was certainly more inward, as is true for a lot of young people. It’s hard enough trying to get your own stuff straight, never mind trying to shatter perceptions and misconceptions. On top of being a…

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5 Things You Can Do to Help You Mingle Like a Boss At Professional and Social Events – The Real Chic Life – Single Mum, Parents Article

I tend to be a pretty outgoing person so I really enjoy meeting people in professional and social settings. Lately, I’ve had more opportunities to do just that. While attending these events I have run into more and more people who have told me just how hard mingling at professional or social events are for them. “I absolutely dread events like this!” one woman told me. “I am very shy and parties like this feel like work for me” another…

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How My Fashion Week Dream Got an Upgrade – The Real Chic Life – Single Mum, Parents Article

I’ve been thinking a lot about being open to creative opportunities. As someone who is used to having a plan, that can be a bit of a challenge for me. If you’re familiar with Gabriel Bernstein, the author of The Universe Has Your Back and several other inspirational books, you may have heard her say that it’s one of the mantras she frequently uses. I have to be honest it really doesn’t come easily to me. I am learning to trust my…

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Why Beauty Inclusivity Matters to Me and Why it Should Matter to You Too – The Real Chic Life – Single Mum, Parents Article

This is not a sponsored post though it was inspired by a recent hosted trip This past week I had the privilege of being invited to a conference in Ohio for a brand called Cacique (pronounced Cah-seek). I wasn’t very familiar with the brand but I’d seen it in its sister store when I went into Lane Bryant (typically shopping with friends or buying a gift). Lane Bryant is a plus sized clothing store for those not familiar. I would see…

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Three Ways to Foster Self-Love – The Real Chic Life – Single Mum, Parents Article

With Valentine’s day knocking on the door I can’t help but think about love in all of it’s glorious and sometimes messy forms. The family kind, the romantic kind, the kind we have for pets (which probably falls under the family kind if your house is anything like mine) and finally the kind we have or should have for ourselves. Self-love is a tricky thing for most of us. If some of us struggle with feeling that self-care is selfish,…

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How to Look Chic at Work on Jeans Day – The Real Chic Life – Single Mum, Parents Article

I have shared several times on social media that I love jeans. This probably isn’t a life-shattering confession as I know that a lot of people feel that way, but my day to day style is pretty classic and feminine. I am known for wearing dresses. A few months ago a co-worker told me he was tired of seeing me in dresses.  “I’d like to see you in pants. You always wear dresses,” he said with an exasperated sigh. And…

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