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The Chic Word is a place where my love of fashion & literature come together, because a well dressed & well read woman is a force to be reckoned with.

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It’s a classic & go-to look for a reason. An all black outfit always looks chic! This sweater is new from @hm & I’ve been wearing it nearly every other day it seems since I picked it up. Sometimes I forget to shop for basics, because I’m always exciting about those fun pieces— but then I find that I have very little simple sweaters & tops to wear just day-to-day. I just make a note to buy more plain/everyday clothes! Since it’s Friday, I opted for these kitten heeled loafers over a pair of black heels. I do think heels would look nicely & dress up the look a bit more. Another way of showing just how versatile an all black outfit can be— heels & an updo could really change my whole appearance, even though I’m still wearing the same pieces. #chicworkchick #allblackoutfit #businesschic #businesscasual #whatiworetowork #casualchic #workwearstyle #casualfriday #theeverygirl #denverstyle #casualoutfit #dressforsuccess #workwearfashion #stylegram #outfitideas #denverblogger #discoverunder5k #whattowear #whowhatwearing #mywhowhatwear #officeoutfit #officestyle #chicstyle #everydaylook
I’ve been wearing my new @warbyparker glasses nonstop since they arrived last Friday. - Over the past few months I’ve noticed that my vision has gotten a lot worse. I went in for an eye exam (it hadn’t even been a full year, I think only 7-8 months) & just as expected my vision has gotten a lot worse. My eyes no longer hold the same prescription for both eyes & I’ve developed an astigmatism. Needless to say I was quite upset. - I took the opportunity to invest in some frames that I really loved, along with a pair of prescription sunglasses as well, because I am going to start wearing my glasses a lot regularly then I have in the past. Mainly because I’ve always been able to see better with glasses over contacts. - I went to the newly opened Warby Parker store at @cherrycreekshoppingcenter & had the most wonderful experience. All the associates were very helpful, especially since there were so many gorgeous frames to choose from. It was a difficult decision, but I went with the Watts frame in Sugar Maple. The best part was that I order them on Sunday & they arrived at my house Thursday evening! - I’m still getting used to my new specs & the new prescription, but based on my current experience, I’d highly recommend Warby Parker to anyone who is looking for a chic new pair of glasses or sunglasses. - #warbyparker #newglasses #girlsinglasses #nerdychic #fashioneyewear #chicworkchick #cherrycreeknorth #theeverygirl #casualoutfit #businesscasual #whatiworetowork #casualchic #whowhatwearing #whattowear #denverstyle #denverblogger #discoverunder5k #allblackeverything #glassesgirl #sweaterweather #businesscasual
I’m definitely not looking as cute as I did in this picture— as some of y’all may know, I’ve been sick the past few days & in reality I’m wearing jeans & an oversized sweater to work today. But I did make into the office! Small steps. This outfit was one of my favorites for the early fall season— love all the colors & the classy plaid print. So since I’m too unwell for photos, figured it was okay to share this old one. Hope everyone has a lovely Thursday— only one more day until Friday! #nudeheels #chicworkchick #dressforsuccess #whatiworetowork #workwearstyle #workwearfashion #workingwoman #officewear #officefashion #officestyle #denverstyle #denverblogger #discoverunder5k #workootd #officeoutfit #businessstyle #targetstyle #mytargetstyle #fallfashion #officelook #careergirl #businessoutfit #9to5style #9to5chic #whowhatwearing #mywhowhatwear
If you’ve been watching my stories, you know that I’ve been sick. I’ve taken off from work the past couple days, which I am so grateful that I did— because each hour that passes, I seem to get worse & worse. I don’t think that today I’ll have it in me to do any reading (my head is too much of a mess) but yesterday, I was able to get to the halfway point of Back Talk. This book is a collection of stories by Danielle Lazarin. I’m really enjoying it. Not each story is my favorite, there are definitely some I’m finding I think are better than others, but I’m enjoying the variety & the format. It’s quite refreshing. Also, especially since I’m not feeling good. It’s nice to just read one like 10-15 page story & then be done. #backtalk #daniellelarazin #bookblogger #booksbooksbooks #booksandbeans #readersofig #readersofinstagram #igreads #theeverygirl #thehappynow #thatadarling #slowmorning #sickinbed #shortstories #womeninspiringwomen #penguinbooks #whattoread #whatimreading #bookishfeatures #bookworm #bookaholic #denverblogger #discoverunder5k
Finally jumping on the belted blazer trend! It’s so sleek— I love it! Sometimes certain trends don’t always translate well into the workspace, but this one does just that. Also, I love that for this trend you don’t have to buy anything. Most of us already have a variety of blazers & belts to choose from. At least, enough to dip our toes in the trend to see whether or not really like it. #chicworkchick #workinstyle #workwearstyle #workwearfashion #9to5style #9to5chic #businessfashion #businessoutfit #corporatefashion #corporatestyle #careerstyle #careerwoman #officeoutfit #whatiworetowork #beltedblazer #womeninsuits #mywhowhatwear #officewear #whattowear #whatimwearing #professionalwomen #chicfashion #chicstyle #trendyoutfits #professionalstyle #denverstyle #denverblogger #discoverunder5k
Happy Monday! I’m keeping it classic & professional today. We have a new employee starting this morning & naturally I’m putting my best foot forward. Decided to take a page from Jessica, of @chicprofessor with this sleek look. A couple weeks back she wore a very similar outfit— which I LOVED! So I decided to recreate it for myself. I added a pop of pattern with my heels: black & white plaid/checked kitten sling-backs. #chicworkchick #workinstyle #workwearstyle #workwearfashion #9to5style #9to5chic #businessfashion #businessoutfit #corporatefashion #corporatestyle #careerstyle #careerwoman #officeoutfit #whatiworetowork #beltedblazer #womeninsuits #officewear #whattowear #whatimwearing #professionalwomen #chicfashion #chicstyle #trendyoutfits #professionalstyle #denverstyle #denverblogger #discoverunder5k
I think this was my best OOTD yet! - 1 year ago we were freezing our little booties off in a forest outside of Breckinridge, CO. - - Happy Anniversary, babes! - - PS. @mallorymunsonphotography was an amazing photographer who bare all the elements for our wedding & to that we are forever grateful. We had sleet, wind, rain, snow & super freezing temperatures— but we also had some sunshine too! - - Also shout out to @davidsbridal for being the coolest wedding dress shop around. I’m not going to lie, when I first got engaged I turned my nose up a little bit at David’s Bridal. I thought I wanted to only shop at a small bridal boutique. We went there just to get an idea of dresses & such. Turns out I had an amazing experience & ended up buying a wedding dress! - - What I appreciated most was the fact that after I had bought my dress, shortly after being engaged I’ll note, I had second thoughts & wasn’t sure if I had made the right decision. David’s Bridal let me exchange my dress for another one that really spoke to me. Nearly every other bridal store wouldn’t have allowed me to return a dress. So I am so thankful I went with David’s Bridal, because I can’t imagine getting married in any other dress, except the one I ended up choosing. - - So to all the impulsive, indecisive ladies who are wedding dress hunting— perhaps seek out David’s Bridal, you may find something there that you didn’t expect. - #davidsbridal #mallorymunsonphotography #weddingdress #weddingdressinspo #weddingdaylook #firstanniversary #newlywedlife #bridalgowns #galinasignature #laceweddingdress #rockymountainbride #marriedlife #dirtybootsandmessyhair #coloradowedding #coloradobride #breckenridge #breckenridgewedding #fallwedding #denverstyle #bridehairstyle #theeverygirl #weddingdetails #thehappynow #weddingdressdetails #thatsdarling #denverblogger #discoverunder5k
I’m currently reading not one, not two, but three books right now. I haven’t done this since high school. I used to always be reading a handful at a time. But as I got older & read less, I tended to only read a book at a time. However, this month when I tossed out all my expectations of what I thought I should be doing in terms of my monthly books & reviews, I gravitated towards three titles & have just dove right in. Each book has something special about them, & something that I am needing— if that makes sense. Pictured here is: BACK TALK, a collection of stories written by women about women. #bookblogger #whattoread #whatimreading #amreading #booksbooksbooks #bookstagram #newbookstagram #bookishlove #backtalk #readingtime #bookstoread #womenwhoread #readersofig #readmore #igbooks #penguinbooks #bookclub #bookobsessed #theeverygirl #thatsdarling #thehappynow #denverblogger #discoverunder5k
Bittersweet feelings— My co-worker & little brother’s last day at the office is today. I’m excited for him to pursue more career opportunities, but I sure am going to miss him! We’ve been working together now for a little over a year. During that time we’ve learned a lot about how to have a professional working relationship, while also becoming so much closer as brother & sister. Prior to us working together, we really didn’t see each other often just due to conflicting schedules & such. So this time spent together has been very precious to me. We are celebrating with cake this afternoon, so something to look forward too! Happy Friday! - - #workwearstyle #workwearfashion #workwearforwomen #officestyle #officefashion #officelife #officewear #careergirl #careerlife #careerwoman #workootd #chicworkchick #casualchic #chicstyle #stylegram #fallfashion #whatiworetowork #whatimwearing #nordstromrackfinds #mytargetstyle #denverblogger #denverstyle #discoverunder5k
Hey-o, It’s finally sunny out again! After several days of clouds & cold, I was really starting to feel unmotivated/down. Weather affecting your mood is a real thing. I had toyed around with the idea of living in Washington for a bit, but honestly I think I’d miss the sunshine too much. Colorado is so spoiled with good weather. - - My “uniform” tends to be these black skinny pants, a silky blouse of some sort, & classic heels. So easy to put together, endless options/combinations, & you look polished & stylish for both in & out of office. - - Blouse @nordstromrack Pants @whowhatwearcollection / @target Shoes @adriennevittadini / @dsw - - #chicworkchick #chicstyle #whattowear #mywhowhatwear #whowhatwearing #workinstyle #whatiworetowork #workwearstyle #workingwoman #careergirl #dressforsuccess #frenchgirlstyle #officeoutfit #businesschic #businesscasual #officestyle #businessfashion #frenchfashion #9to5style #workingstyle #stylegram #denverstyle #denverblogger #discoverunder5k
Good morning, Instagram friends! Thank you to everyone who left such sweet, encouraging, & helpful comments/messages over the past few days. It is always good to hear from others, especially when they are relating to you & letting you know that you are not alone. Your kind words have impacted me greatly. So, THANK YOU. I hope that everyone has a lovely Thursday. - - #chicworkchick #bloggercommunity #womeninspiringwomen #fallfashion #boldcolors #selfacceptancejourney #selfdevelopmentjourney #careerlife #careerwoman #whatiworetowork #workootd #workwearstyle #whatiwore #whattowear #mytargetstyle #marshallsfinds #businesscasual #casualchic #dressforsuccess #discoverunder5k #discoverunder10k #theeverygirl #thatsdarling #thehappynow #coloradoblogger #denverblogger #denverstyle
Current mood: freezing! It’s 32 degrees in Denver. Ugh. Luckily this @chicwish wrap sweater works wonders for not only keeping me warm, but also stylish for the office. - - Been swamped at work lately. Working 10-11hrs days. Haven’t been taking lunches or eating well— been living off coffee & candy bars. Not good. I need to do better about treating myself & my body right, not matter how much work I have to do. - - Fitting that today happens to be World Mental Health Day. Last night my husband & I were talking a bit about my mental health lately, as it definitely has gone downhill a bit over the past few months. I’m going to work on taking small steps each day to help me do a better job than I have been. - - Simple things like making sure I’m eating 3 meals a day & drinking water. Along with taking time for myself, helping with chores/house stuff even when I feel tired, & setting aside time just for my husband, my family, & friends. In terms of work I’m going to try & step aside every couple of hours in order to refresh my mind, in addition if I do have to stay later I’m going to limit it to an extra 30 minutes, not an 1hr+. - - Just a couple things I’m going to try & do... anyone else working on their mental health & feel like sharing their experiences or tips? - - #chicwish #sweaterweather #cozysweater #wrapsweater #chicworkchick #dressforsuccess #workwearstyle #whatiworetowork #workwearwednesday #workwearfashion #9to5style #worldmentalhealthday2018 #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthadvocate #businesscasual #businessfashion #officeoutfit #officewear #styledetails #denverblogger #denverstyle #discoverunder5k #winterfashion #coldweatherstyle
My ideal way to spend a chilly & snowy evening? Red wine, fireplace + slippers, & a good book. - - Denver had its first snow of the season today & it’s only October 9th! I do love wintertime, but I’d like fall to stick around for a few more weeks, please. - - I’m currently reading Magpie Murders. I usually don’t seek out murder mysteries, but this one is very well done & definitely is holding my interest! I’m only page 100, but so far so good. - - #magpiemurders #murdermystery #mysterynovel #bookblogger #bookishlove #amreading #whattoread #whatimreading #fallreads #fallseason #cozyhome #readingtime #readersofig #igbooks #theeverygirl #wineandbooks #bookclub #booksbooksbooks #womenwhoread #newbookstagram #denverblogger #discoverunder5k
It’s funny how different we can portray ourselves online. A follower of mine recently invited me for coffee— we both live in the same city, so why not. It seems harmless enough, so simple— just having coffee. In fact, I love coffee! So what’s the problem? - - Not so much a problem, but rather I realized that the woman I express on The Chic Word isn’t the whole woman I am. I know that seems obvious, but still... I put forward my most confident, career orientated, stylish self here. I talk about achieving goals, staying true to you, while also providing career tips. I try to share quotes or advice about empowering women. I discuss the books that I’m reading, or authors I love, etc. - - However, at the same time, I am not as self-assured as I appear. I struggle with depression & anxiety regularly. I am a huge introvert & would prefer staying home any day of the week than going out. I don’t have many friends, as I’m more family oriented & I’m okay with that. I’m not sure if where I’m headed in my career is right or not. There are so many books I haven’t read & I can’t proof read worth a damn. - - I am flawed. I have more bad hair days than good ones. I don’t always wear heels. My inspirational daily quotes sometimes are hard for me to post, especially when I’m feeling negative. But I am here trying to find my little corner on the internet. Part of The Chic Word was about inspiring myself, motivating me to achieve more, & holding myself accountable. - - The fact that some of y’all have followed along & feel inspired as well is truly amazing. It’s something I am so grateful for, while also really excited about. But truth be told, it can be difficult to put yourself out here on the internet— especially when the real-world comes knocking. So, with all that being said, maybe a good small step for me to take is accepting a friendly coffee date? - - #chicworkchick #workinstyle #workwearstyle #workwearfashion #workingwoman #whatiworetowork #dressforsuccess #officestyle #officeoutfit #officefashion #businessoutfit #businessfashion #careerstyle #careerfashion #careerwoman #officewear #9to5style #9to5chic #businesschic #corporatefashion #corporatestyle #whattowear
My favorite pair of trousers once the cold weather hits? These paper bag waist plaid trousers I snagged from @sheinofficial last season for under $20! Everything about these is right up my alley— 1. I love the plaid pattern, a classic for the cooler months & a stylish office staple. 2. I love the paper bag tie waist, very flattering, a bit vintage feeling, & can add a bit of flair. - - #sheingals #chicworkchick #styledetails #outfitdetails #careergirl #sheingals #plaidpants #whatiworetowork #vintagestyle #workinstyle #workwearstyle #careerwoman #workingwoman #workwearfashion #9to5style #9to5inspo #businesslook #dressforsuccess #businessfashion #businessoutfit #officewear #fallfashion #officeoutfit #officestyle #corporatefashion #businesscasual #denverblogger #discoverunder5k
Towards the end of last week I was struggling to find motivation. Since Monday morning has arrived, it’s time to kick things into gear! I have lots to do this week. I’ve got my coffee, I’ve got my goals— let’s do this, Monday. - - #mondaymotivation #chicworkchick #careergoals #careergirl #sheingals #plaidpants #whatiworetowork #vintagestyle #workinstyle #workwearstyle #careerwoman #workingwoman #workwearfashion #9to5style #9to5inspo #businesslook #dressforsuccess #businessfashion #businessoutfit #officewear #fallfashion #officeoutfit #officestyle #corporatefashion #businesscasual #denverblogger #discoverunder5k
Current situation: a heaping slice of a delicious chocolate cake I made last night, paired with a cup of coffee, & a new book I’ve just started— Magpie Murders. Can you think of a better way to spend a chilly Sunday afternoon? - - #bookblogger #amreading #bookstagram #newbookstagram #magpiemurders #anthonyhorowitz #murdermystery #booksbooksbooks #whattoread #whatimreading #readmorebooks #octoberreads #readingtime #readersofig #igreads #igbooks #bookishfeatures #bookishlove #newbooks #bookclub #mysterynovel #theeverygirl #thehappynow #thatsdarling #darlingweekend #discoverunder5k
Cheers to the weekend! Currently recovering from a masquerade party we attended last night. - - I feel I am definitely getting older & the things that once came so easily like staying out past 1am with several drinks is a bit more difficult for me to bounce back from than when I was younger. - - Needless to say, my Saturday has consistent of: watching The Half Blood Prince this morning with endless coffee, taking a 3 hour long nap before noon, eating the most delicious grilled cheese I have ever had, reading more & more of the Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, and to top it off now I’m making a chocolate cake! - - Not a bad way to spend a Saturday. How’s yours? - - #saturdayvibes #bookblogger #casualstyle #casualchic #whatiwore #weekendstyle #girlsinglasses #theeverygirl #thatsdarling #outfitideas #myootd #mytargetstyle #styleblogger #styleinspo #october #harrypottermarathon #bloggerstyle #theguernseyliteraryandpotatopeelpiesociety #dayathome #casualoutfit #sweaterweather #sweaterseason #fallfashion #fallseason #selfcare #denverblogger #denverstyle #discoverunder5k
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