What Is Empowered Chic?

What Is Empowered Chic?

So many have asked this question? Empowered Chic is an online boutique founded with the sole purpose of empowering women. EC’s goal is to empower women to find their inner fashionista and for them to come out confident to the world. We want to empower women to find their own unique style with no fear of judgement because style has no rules and no boundaries. Style is self made. 

A few years ago, when I would go shopping, I would admire all the clothes I would see, but would never bring myself to try them on for the fear of not being able to “rock it” as it should be worn. I use to envision an outfit and how it could be put together, and accessorized, but I never took the time to try it on and see how it would fit. It wasn’t until one day that I decided to finally try on an outfit that I had envisioned. The worse that could happen was I would hate it and not buy it. To my surprise, I loved it, and it was exactly what I had envisioned it to be! After that, I realized that I shouldn’t be afraid to explore. If you feel empowered in a certain style or outfit you should own it! You can literally rock anything you want to wear, you just have to feel good in the outfit yourself. You must believe in your unique style because ultimately that is what is going to make you truly own the outfit. 

I believe that style is unique and self made. There are no rules to who can wear what or how it can be worn. Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak because lets be realistic, your personality is not the first thing someone sees when they meet you. So EC’s, we are here to bring you affordable, fashionable clothing, and show you that YOU CAN style yourself how YOU want. Don’t be afraid to find the outfit that empowers you! Head on over to our site and sign up to our news letter to stay tuned on launching details!

Remember, style can empower you, are you being empowered? 

Xoxo,

Empowered Chic

Fashion In The Kitchen

Hello EC’s,

Welcome to my blog!

The holidays are officially upon us! If you are a planner like myself, you are already done with all your holiday shopping, so YAY us! If you are a procrastinator, may the force be with you, because shopping at this time of the year can be quite a nightmare! 

There are one too many reasons why I am in love with this time of year; it’s the season of giving, joy, love, and family. Something about this time of year just makes everyday joyous and peaceful, and its also nice to have another reason to dress up. I say dress up because the holidays are celebrated at my home every year, meaning my runway is my kitchen! So don’t mind me, I’m just gonna be slaying it in my kitchen, looking fly AF! Just because I’m not going out during the holidays does not mean I am not going to get dressed and dolled up for myself. Who’s with me on that!? 

With the holidays in mind, I made one heck of a purchase on cyber Monday. I purchased two outfits because during the holidays I have two moods when I dress up.  That is casual or glam AF! I like to have options because we all know as much as we can plan an outfit, come the day of the event, we try it on, and then realize we hate it because we just aren’t feeling it that day. So, hence my point, always have a backup…. or two.

The first outfit is casual, simple, and cute.  A button up suede skirt with a rib knit striped t-shirt both from Shein. I paired these two beauties with some black over the knee socks and boots that I already own. This outfit can be so basic, but the over the knee boots are the perfect touch to spice it up and bump it up to a casual look!

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The second outfit as you can already see is Glam AF! A wine colored, deep v-neckline satin dress, perfectly paired with a faux fur shawl. The dress itself is already glamorous, but being me, I wanted a more elegant look which is why I just had to add the shawl. The dress was purchased from Shein, and the shawl from Windsor.  This has to be my favorite holiday outfit yet because it’s absolutely glamorous and I honestly feel like I can conquer the word in this outfit and pair of heels!

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Wells EC’s, this concludes the topic of ‘Fashion In The Kitchen.’ Remember, just because your staying home to celebrate the holidays does not mean you can not throw on a glamorous outfit! Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for comfort at home, but give me a reason to dress up and ill take it! I’ve added the links below to the items similar to the outfits pictured here! Happy Holidays!

Xoxo,

Empowered Chic

Single Breasted Suede Skirt

Ribed Knit Striped T-Shirt

Deep V-Neckline Satin Dress-Wine

Nina Knee High Boots

The Nightmare Of Online Shopping For Clothes!

Hello EC’s,

Welcome to my blog!

Who here has nightmares about online shopping for clothes? I know I did!

Many people often ask me how I am certain of what size to pick when online shopping for clothes. The most general question I get asked is “but how do you know it will fit?” Today I will explain to you beauties how I figured out the secret!

Over the course of time, I have become quite familiar with my body measurements. I know my bust, waist, and hip measurements by heart; which are probably the most important measurements when it comes to online shopping. Size range differs at every store but, the key to mastering your size when online shopping is definitely knowing these basics. The majority of the time when you are online shopping for clothes, you will be able to open up what is known as a size chart/guide. They are normally located right below the size option as shown below. This chart will help you determine what size is best fit for you.

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Once you memorize these basic measurements you will then go onto the next step of mastering your size! After reviewing the size chart, i then go down to the bottom of the product page to the customer reviews section. Most of the time, you can locate reviews on how the item fit someone else. Customers are generally pretty generous about listing their weight, height, and size they ordered to describe how well the item fit. I will normally look for a few of those reviews and then just compare it to my weight, height, and size. This usually helps me finalize my decision on the size I will chose for myself! So for example, the customer review below indicates they ordered a size small, are 5’4, and weigh 118 pounds. I myself am 5’5 but weigh 135 so in this case, I would get a small because the review indicates the product is long and I’m only an inch taller so if I don’t want it longer I need to stick to the small; I also like my clothes with a tight fit, plus my bust size is on the smaller side so a medium may be too big on the upper part.

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In case you want more reassurance that the product will fit or if the product you like does not have customer reviews on sizing, then your third option would be to go to the product description. Product description will usually also have the models size and weight. Not only that, but it will also have a little more information on the product itself, such as, if the material is stretchy, tight, with or without zipper. These things are important because they can also make a difference in what sizing you chose. If the material is stretchy you may be able to get a smaller size, if its tight you have to stick to your size or a size above, and if the product has a zipper then you need to really look at the size chart to confirm you get a size true to your hip/waist measurements.

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Well EC’s, this concludes the topic of ‘The Nightmare Of Online Shopping For Clothes.’ I hope this has given you a little insight on how to shop online for clothes! I know many stores offer great deals online, but it can definitely be scary to shop online when you don’t want to go through the guessing game of ‘will it fit or not.’ I am no sizing professional, but these tips that I’ve learned over the course of my shopping history have definitely helped me nail my online shopping! Ive placed many orders for clothing online this past year and have yet to return any of the items. Because sizing can range and differ in every store, I have included some links to some of my favorite stores that have the best size guides, and over all a good amount of reviews on all items. Have a lovely day EC’s, until next time!

Xoxo,

The Empowered Chic

FOREVER 21

SHEIN

The Power Of A Cardigan

Hello EC’s,

Welcome to my blog!

Now, many of you may have read the topic and wondered, how does a cardigan have power and what kind of power does it have?

One basic cardigan has so much potential for not one, but many outfits. A cardigan is not only a basic essential, but also very cost friendly. I personally love owning pieces of clothing like cardigans that I can mix and match with different outfits for different occasions.

As you can see, I have created three different outfits for different occasions using just one cardigan.

You have the basic outfit for an everyday look. Wear this simple look on days you want to be comfortable but chic! With this outfit, you’re not overdress or under dressed, you’re what I like to call, dressed just right.

Long Cardigan With Jeans And Bodysuit.

Long Cardigan With Jeans And Bodysuit.

The business casual for a day at the office. Business casual attire is a must for casual Fridays, especially if you know you’ll be heading into the city for the night. No need to take a spare outfit to change after work, you’re already covered!

Long Cardigan With Trousers And Bodysuit.

Long Cardigan With Trousers And Bodysuit.

Last, the casual dressy look for a night out in town or Sunday brunch with your girls. A bodycon dress is the perfect piece to pair with a long cardigan. If you have a neutral colored cardigan, you can basically pair it with any dress, so be sure to find neutral tones!

Long Cardigan With Bodycon Dress

Long Cardigan With Bodycon Dress

Not only is a cardigan perfect for mixing and matching, but its also great for those of you who live in SoCal! The weather in SoCal during fall is bipolar, one day it’s a whopping 90 degrees and the very next day will be a staggering 65 degrees. Dressing for this weather can be quite tricky, which is why for fall, a cardigan is a must in my closet. Cardigans are not too thick or thin, making them the perfect material for this type of weather. If you live somewhere where fall weather is actually a thing, then you can opt for a thicker material in a cardigan.

So, what is the power of a cardigan? It will take your outfits a long way, so if you want to get the most for your buck when purchasing a piece of clothing, go for a cardigan.

Well EC’s, this concludes the topic of ‘The Power Of A Cardigan.’ I’ve linked some cardigans below from some of my favorite stores and others as well that carry cardigans similar to the one on this post! Have a lovely day, until next time!

Xoxo,

The Empowered Chic

Juniors Sand Long Cardigan

Ribbed Open-Front Longline Cardigan

Super-Long Open-Front Sweater