The Zara Sale for the Professional Woman

Well, the sales keep on comin’!  If I were told that for the rest of my life I could only shop one store with an unlimited budget, it would likely be Zara.  For the professional woman, this is the relatively affordable mecca of work-appropriate clothing that is not only chic, but also great quality.  I LOVE ZARA.  LOVE.

So when my sister called me earlier today to alert me to the fact that some major sales were going down, I immediately took to the ‘internets’ as some would say, to scour the inventory.  She was not lying.  The selection and prices are amazing.  AH-MAZE-ING.

Here are a few of my faves:

Fitted Blazer with Pleated Sleeves, $39.99.  I am ALL about an amazing shoulder on a jacket.  I love this color of this one, but it also comes in black for those of you who are averse to color. :D

Fitted Blazer with Pleated Sleeves, $39.99. I am ALL about an amazing shoulder on a jacket. I love this color of this one, but it also comes in black for those of you who are averse to color. 😀

Checked Shift Dress, $49.99.  Okay, so this dress isn't super cheap, but it's half off and just perfect in terms of tailoring!  The color combo is gorgeous, and well let's face it, it's just simply a great lookin' dress.  Not gonna lie, I bought it.  You should buy it too and be dress twinsies. ;)

Checked Shift Dress, $49.99. Okay, so this dress isn’t super cheap, but it’s half off and just perfect in terms of tailoring! The color combo is gorgeous, and well let’s face it, it’s just simply a great lookin’ dress. Not gonna lie, I bought it. You should buy it too and we should be dress twinsies. 😉

Judge me all you want, but I think these trousers are über chic!  Paired with a sweater, a silk top and a blazer, you've got a comfy, chic outfit for most office environments.  Get them now and wear them until it gets to warm to sport them!

Judge me all you want, but I think these trousers are über chic! Paired with a sweater, a silk top and a blazer, you’ve got a comfy, chic outfit for most office environments. Get them now and wear them until it gets to warm to sport them!

Skirt with side zip, $22.99.  My bestie and I loved this skirt!  A little bit of sexy without crossing the line into trashy, haha.  Pair it with a button down or even a plain white t-shirt and call it day.

Skirt with side zip, $22.99. My bestie and I loved this skirt! A little bit of sexy without crossing the line into trashy, haha. Pair it with a button down or even a plain white t-shirt and call it day.

High Heel Leather Boot, $79.99.  In case you didn't already know, now is the time to buy boots!  These in particular are $100 off.  The heel is a good height, and chunky, so they are bound to be relatively comfy to wear.

High Heel Leather Boot, $79.99. In case you didn’t already know, now is the time to buy boots! These in particular are $100 off. The heel is a good height, and chunky, so they are bound to be relatively comfy to wear.

Pleated Dress with Flared Skirt, $49.99.  If you're tall and slim, this is the dress for you.  I'm obsessed with the color, but for a short curvy woman, this is not the beesneez.  So, I pass it along to you who can rock it!

Pleated Dress with Flared Skirt, $49.99. If you’re tall and slim, this is the dress for you. I’m obsessed with the color, but for a short curvy woman, this is not the beesneez. So, I pass it along to you who can rock it!

Faux Leather Obi Belt, $12.99.  In my opinion, everyone needs a great statement belt.  This one is a good neutral one to have, and I love that the size is adjustable, without having those horrid holes telling the wold whether you've gained or lost weight recently.  Ugh!

Faux Leather Obi Belt, $12.99. In my opinion, everyone needs a great statement belt. This one is a good neutral one to have, and I love that the size is adjustable, without having those horrid holes telling the wold whether you’ve gained or lost weight recently. Ugh!

Faux Fur Jacket, $25.99.  If you've been looking for a faux fur jacket, look no further!  I love the color of this one AND the price is literally unbeatable.  Even by Forever 21's standards!  BUY.BUY.BUY!!

Faux Fur Jacket, $25.99. If you’ve been looking for a faux fur jacket, look no further! I love the color of this one AND the price is literally unbeatable. Even by Forever 21’s standards! BUY.BUY.BUY!!

Printed Top with Shirt Collar, $29.99.  I'm in love with this top.  I think it's perfect for the office, for a date night, or even for brunch outing on the weekend.  Perfection all around!

Printed Top with Shirt Collar, $29.99. I’m in love with this top. I think it’s perfect for the office, for a date night, or even for brunch outing on the weekend. Perfection all around!

Mini City Bag, $25.99.  I'm a sucker for a great statement bag.  Add this to an all black outfit, and all white outfit, or even to the checked/plaid dress above, and you have a fantastic outfit.  My laptop would likely not fit in this bag (8 x 9 x 3"), but for the price, I say it's worth buying.

Mini City Bag, $25.99. I’m a sucker for a great statement bag. Add this to an all black outfit, and all white outfit, or even to the checked/plaid dress above, and you have a fantastic outfit. My laptop would likely not fit in this bag (8 x 9 x 3″), but for the price, I say it’s worth buying.

Let me know what you end up buying!!  I will post my pics on Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest, so make sure to follow along!

Chic’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Him

Looking for a holiday gift for a man in your life?  Here are a few of my favorite things this season.  Perhaps you will love a thing or two as well!  Happy shopping and gifting!

Chic’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Him

Holiday Gift Guide for Him

1 CLEVERFIT, The Adjustable Collar Stay / 2 Xbox One  / 3 LG G3 Phone / 4 Craft Beer Club Monthly Membership / 5 UGG Scuff – Leather Men’s Stout Slippers / 6 The Art of Shaving Kit / 7 Michael Bastian Chronowing Smartwatch – iOS & Android Compatible | HP®… / 8  Yellow Hammer Polo shirt or Tee / 9 Birchbox for Him / 10 Nexus Player

Disclaimer:  This post was sponsored in part by Yellowhammer Supply Company however, all opinions are my own.
Yellowhammer Supply Co. products are currently available on YellowhammerSupply.com and are guaranteed to ship and arrive ahead of Christmas.  Yellowhammer Supply Co. officially launched Dec. 1, 2014 with an initial product line that includes a variety of high-end polos, soft-shell vests, t-shirts, hats and iPhone cases.  Yellowhammer Multimedia is headquartered in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. For more information email rboggus@yellowhammernews.com.

Neutrogena® Norwegian Formula Hand Cream Review

Disclosure: This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Neutrogena® Norwegian Formula® and Latina Bloggers Connect.  All opinions are my own.

Fall and winter are two of my favorite seasons, primarily because of the seasonal attire.  No surprise there!  But, one of the things I dislike is the fact that my hands get super dry.  So dry sometimes that they crack!  It’s the worst.  I had been on the hunt for a decent hand cream, and therefore was pleased when I was selected to participate in the Neutrogena Norwegian Formula hand cream challenge.

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I was asked to try the lotion for 7 days.  I was not asked to note anything in particular, but simply to share my experience with you.  That seemed reasonable enough.  So here’s what I thought.

I love it.  Let me count the reasons why:Norweigian Formula Hand Cream

1.  It’s a light formula, so it spreads nicely and absorbs quickly.

2.  It doesn’t feel oily.  It sort of does at first, but soon there after, absorbs into the skin and the oiliness disappears.  I would say this takes no longer than 10 minutes.

3.  It smells nice!  Not like medication or overly scented.  It just sort of smells…clean and fresh!

4.  It works!  My hands were getting so dry.  It was awful.  Skin that resembles sand paper in texture is not attractive.  Thankfully, after my 7 day trial period, I no longer qualify to work on a construction site. 😀  I would say it took 3-4 days for me to notice a difference.  The formula was originally developed in Norway for Artic fishermen who needed to protect their hands from the cold and harsh weather they face on the job!  Thankfully, it has since been adapted for mass production and nicely packaged for our use.

Finally, I love that it’s relatively affordable, especially considering it’s effectiveness – only $4.99 for a 2.0 oz tube.  Notice the size is perfect for travel as well!  You can find it nationwide at food, drug and mass merchandisers.

Here are some additional factoids about this awesome hand cream:

  • It helps repair skin’s natural moisture barrier to keep hands, and especially cuticles,
    softer and smoother, longer
  • It eliminates 7 signs of damage – dryness, chapping, cracking, split nails, dry cuticles, scaliness, roughness
  • It’s long-lasting formula is clinically proven to heal dry hands
  • It noticeably improves the look and feel of your skin
  • It’s available in scented and fragrance free formulas
  • It provides effective relief that lasts up to 17 hours
  • The formula has been around since 1972!

Let me know if you have used the Neutrogena Norwegian Formula hand cream or if you decide to try it for the first time, give the 7-day challenge a try and comment below with your experience.  I’d love to hear about it.  Finally, don’t forget to check out my daily outfit posts on Instagram, sources for outfit inspiration on Pinterest, and latest musings and retweets on Twitter.

Until next time!  Stay Chic!