Birmingham Boutique Blowout

One of the things I strive for in fashion is to be unique.  I look for unique items that will compliment ubiquitous garments or accessories in fashion at the moment.  This weekend, the Birmingham Boutique Blowout is happening and I’m super excited!  The event will feature many up and coming boutiques and brands, all in a single location.

Birmingham Boutique Blowout,

What’s more?  One of my readers will get a free VIP pass to the Birmingham Boutique Blowout by doing the following:

1) Follow Birmingham Boutique Blowout on Facebook, click here for link.

2) For an extra entry, follow Birmingham Boutique Blowout on Instagram, click here for link.

3) Leave a comment below indicating which you followed (or indicate if you did both).

Winner announced Friday afternoon!!

That’s it!  Super easy!!  I’ll be there as soon as it starts, so I look forward to seeing you all there!

Birmingham Boutique Blowout

Saturday, June 20 at the Pelham Civic Complex

11 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Come shop the best local boutiques and vendors! Bring your friends, sisters, kids, aunts, moms, and hubbies! Register as a VIP shopper at

Can’t make it, but would still like to support Wounded Warrior Project? You can donate on our fundraising page!

Until next time!  Stay ‘Chic’!

Mixed Prints

It’s not uncommon for me to try something new.  After all, what is fashion about if not to try new things!  Today, I tried mixing a bold graphic print with a horizontal, black and white pencil skirt.  When mixing prints, black and white is a pretty easy palette to work with.  Here are the two items I decided to pair together:

Chic in Academia,

Asos Monkey Print Dress, $18.34,

Chic in Academia,

Women’s Striped Ponte Pencil Skirt, $22.99,

I tucked the dress under a pencil skirt (I also wore the dress backwards!), threw a statement belt and blazer over it and finished the look off with some red pumps.

Chic in Academia,

Chic in Academia,

Chic in Academia,

Chic in Academia,

Other outfit details: Earrings, Lisi Lerch // Blazer, Zara, similar here // Belt, Lotus Boutique, similar here // Sunglasses, Emblem Eyewear

Some photos shot by Styled by Ale and others by Chic in Academia.

What do you think??  Did I print-mix successfully?!  Be sure to leave me a comment below to let me know what you thought.  Also, follow me on Instagram to find out where I wore this outfit today!

Until next time! Stay ‘Chic’!

Chic in Academia’s Luxe Giveaway

Guess what??  It’s giveaway time!  I am constantly blown away by your unwavering and growing support on all of my social media platforms; most of all, continue to be grateful to all of you who read my blog.  This has been quite an exciting experience and I can only hope that more excitement lies ahead.

As a small token of my appreciation, I am hosting a giveaway!  Most of these items were generously donated, and YOU get to reap the rewards! Enter by clicking on the Rafflecopter below.  It will take you to the entry page where you will have up to 4 opportunities to enter!  Also, earn an extra entry on Instagram by regramming the giveaway photo.  Additional details on Instagram. 🙂  US and Canada only.  My sincerest apologies to my international readers!! 😦

What you will win:

  • A copy of Lean In to feed your mind (extra copy from my last giveaway!)
  • A sample set of Flowerbomb by Viktro & Rolf
  • Bond No. 9 sample perfume vials (3)
  • Cover girl nail polish
  • Pair of Lotus Boutique earrings
  • Pack of nail appliques
  • La Mer eye creme sample
  • YSL sheer gloss in No 4

Good luck, my chic friends!!

Giveaway pic

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